Antonio Morabito – pianoF Schubert
Sonata in A major, D 959
iii. Scherzo – Allegro Vivace
iv. Rondo – Allegretto
Antonio Morabito is an Italian pianist studying for a Master’s in Performance at the Royal College of Music with Gordon Fergus Thompson. His studies at RCM are generously supported by Ms Aylmer and the Members of the Board of Il Circolo. Antonio is a dedicated Piano Tutor, and teaches through the Royal College of Music Teaching Service, and he has taught piano in Italy in both the private and public sectors.
Previously, he graduated with distinction in piano from the F. Cilea Conservatory under the guidance of Marialaura Cosentino who continues to be a guide to Antonio. Whilst at the Conservatory he also studied composition. In 2019 he won a scholarship from the European Commission and obtained a Master’s degree with full marks from the J. Rodrigo Conservatory of Valencia in piano, chamber music and choir conducting, and in July 2019 he graduated with distinction in chamber music at the F. Cilea Conservatory.
As a composer, he has written solo piano and chamber music, some of which he has performed himself in public concerts and during television broadcasts in Reggio, Italy. He has written works for choir, including ‘La carità tutto crede’, which in 2013 won first prize in the Art and Culture Competition held by the Curia. He has participated in masterclasses and other high-level piano specialisation courses with acclaimed masters such as: Freddy Kempf, Enrique Batiz Campbell, Cristiano Burato, François-Joël Thiollier, Michele Campanella, Benedetto Lupo, Stefan Stroissnig and Leslie Howard. Moreover, he has received prizes and has achieved high rankings in national and international piano competitions, including the Bruxelles International Piano Competition; the International Competition Città di Barletta; the Mandanici Award; the Rome Competition; Làszlò Spezzaferri International Music Competition; the International Music Competition ‘Città di Pesaro’; VII Odin International Music Online Competition; ‘San Donà di Piave’ International Piano Competition; International Youth Music Competitions, Atlanta, USA; and the International Moscow Music Competition.
Antonio was honoured to be named ‘Young Artist of Excellence for the Musical Arts’ in 2014 by the UNICRAM Association, and in September 2017 he performed as part of the ‘Best Italian Graduates’ review in Castrocaro Terme. Antonio also graduated in Philosophy from the University of Messina.
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