“Gianluca Campochiaro” International Competition, 2018
Section 1 – Piano

Jury President: Roberto Cappello

A devine technique; a refined artistic and spiritual sensibility; a constant cultural dedication; and intellectual in the repertory choice aimed to enhance the highest contents; and put the interpretative art of Roberto Cappello to the greatest heights of the contemporary concerts scene.
After he won the ‘Busoni’s Price’ in 1976, Roberto Cappello began a great and admired career, which led him to become an acclaimed protagonist in the most prestigious theatres all over the world, both as a soloist, and with chamber orchestras.
He combines the intensive and aristocratic concert production to the exemplary rigour and commitment to reaching – including several master classes, seminars and highly specialised courses. Due to his acknowledged fair and objective ability to evaluate he is constantly invited to judicate at national and international piano competitions.
From 2010 to 2016 he has been working as Director at the Conservatory “Arrigo Boito” in Parma.

Jury Member: Antonio Salvemini
born in 1970, started studying piano at “T. Schipa” Conservatoire of music in Lecce, under the guidance of S. Libardo. As a young boy, he started soon to give piano recitals in Italy and abroad as soloist. Until 1988 he won the first absolute prize in ten national piano competitions, while attending master classes with M. Marvulli, R. Caporali, A. Delle Vigne, A.
Lonquich, O. Yablonskaya, P. Badura-Skoda, F.-J. Thiollier. During these years he also studied music composition with R. Gervasio. In 1989 he got his piano diploma with special distinction, then he attended the international piano perfectionnement courses in “S. Cecilia” Academy in Rome, where he graduated in 1992 under the guidance of S. Perticaroli. Since 1995 he teaches piano in conservatoire and in private institutions. In 2006 he graduated in Psychology cum laude from Rome University “La Sapienza” and has learnt and pratciced Music Therapy. In 2011 has studied music
teaching for children following the Music learning theory of E. E. Gordon. He is currently piano professor in L’Aquila’s State Conservatoire.

Section 2 – Violin

Jury President: Ácsné Szily Éva
(Hungary) is an outstanding and acknowledged Hungarian violin teacher and pedagogue with great international experience. She has been teaching violin for 50 years, as professional advisor and mentor in the capital city of Hungary. As Professor of violin methodology and didactic at the “Franz Liszt Music Academy” in Budapest, Ácsné Szily Éva is involved with organization and lecturing at professional trainings and is regularly invited to give lectures and master classes in Hungary and abroad. Specialized in the music-pedagogy of young violin prodigies and in the music didactics, Ácsné Szily Éva is often invited to participates in jury of national and international competitions.

Jury Member: Regina Brandstätter
(Austria) Violin teacher at the Graz University of Arts and of Oberschützen Institute for Outstanding and Gifted Young Musicians. Several performances as soloist with different national (Austrian) and international orchestras, as well as, chamber music groups. As leader of violin master, she has been often invited to work with the most gifted young musicians from Asia, America and Europe. As member of international violin competition for young musicians, she is appreciated for her competences and acknowledged international pedagogical and artistic experience.

Section 6 – Chamber Music

Jury Member: Francesca Salvemini
Born in Brindisi in 1975, began studying music at the “T. Schipa” State Conservatory of Lecce and received the Diploma at the “G. Verdi” State Conservatory of Milan. Later awarded with the “Prix de Virtuosité” attending the training classes of with the famous french flutist Maxence Larrieu. Attended masterclasses led by Larrieu, Guiot, Adorjan, Graf, Pahud, Cambursano, Ancillotti, and won 1st prize at various national and international flute competitions (Milan, Taranto, Neaples, Ovada,…).
Plays as a soloist concerts for prestigious concert organisation in Italy as well as abroad: Philharmonie Berlin, Sala Verdi in Milan Conservatory, Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Grande Salle du Conservatorie in Geneva, Teatro San Benito Abad in Mexico City, Concert Salonu Istanbul, and more in New York, Madrid, Amsterdam, Helsinky, etc., with orchestras such as: Solisti Veneti, Solisti Aquilani, Solisti de Madrid, State Orchestra of Moscow, Orchestre Philharmonic of Ploiesti, Orchestra Sinfonica di Bari,
Offerta Musicale in Venice, Vox Aurae, Orchestra I Suoni del Sud, Orchestra Filarmonica “Mihai Jora” in Bacau (Romania), Philarmonie Opole (Polonia), Orchestra Sinfonica di Izmir e Delvet Senfoni Orkestrasi (Turchia), and Orquesta Sinfonica di Stato del Messico.
Also collaborated with conductors such as: E. Krivine, M. Corboz, K. Sanderling, G. Khun, O. Balan, B. Dawidow, E. Güvin Yasliçam. Has player in chamber groups with famous artists such as: M. Larrieu, S. Mildonian, C. Antonelli, A. Branch, J. Garcia Moreno, and especially in duo with her mother, pianist S. Libardo (more than
400 concert in Italy and abroad).
Has recorded with Bongiovanni-Bologna, VelutLuna-Padova, Acustica-Lecce and published flute and piano music and transcriptions.
Holds Masterclasses in Italy, USA (Georgia and Virginia University), and South America (Brasile, Argentina)