Gold Medal, Honens International Piano Competition
Luca Buratto (Italy)
After gaining first prize at the 2015 Honens International Piano Competition, Luca Buratto made his debut recital at Wigmore Hall London and at Carnegie Hall New York (October 2017).
Buratto was awarded third prize at the International Robert Schumann Competition and the special Acerbi prize, awarded to a distinguished Finalist at Milan’s Shura Cherkassky Competition, both in 2012.
Recent and upcoming orchestral engagements include Milan’s La Scala with Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi, London Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Edmonton Symphony, and Symphony Nova Scotia.
Buratto performed for the Progetto Martha Argerich at the Lugano Festival and at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Busoni Festival, and was a resident artist at the Marlboro Music Festival.
He has been featured on national radio broadcasts: BBC Radio 3, CBC Radio 2, Radio Classica, Radio 3 RAI, WFMT and WQXR. In his spare time, he enjoys jigsaw puzzles and table tennis and has an interest in physics and American post-modern literature. Luca lives in Milan.