Andrea Bonatta

Adjudicator: 2014

Biography

Andrea Bonatta is one of the most outstanding Italian pianists and a successful conductor. He has recorded the complete piano works of Brahms as well as many other CDs; works by Liszt and Schubert, which received rave reviews. His book on Brahms’ piano opus is considered a seminal work in this field.

Bonatta has played in the most prestigious concert halls around the world and served as a jury member in many international competitions, such as Busoni, Bolzano; Scriabin, Moscow; Cleveland; Beethoven, Bonn; Géza Anda, Zurich; Van Cliburn, Texas; as well as the major Competitions in Asia.

For several years Andrea Bonatta has been the Artistic Director and Chairman of the jury of the International F. Busoni Piano Competition in Bolzano and has been Vice President of the World Federation of International Music Competitions of Geneva.

He is now Artistic Adviser of the Franz Liszt Competition in Utrecht, Honorary Professor at the Shanghai Conservatory and founder of the Piano Academy, Eppan.