Marco Mantovani

Marco Mantovani pianist pianista

Marco Mantovani, has graduated at the Conservatory of Music “Lucio Campiani” in Mantova under the guidance of Antonio Pulleghini with the highest grades and honors. Then he studied for three years with Andrea Lucchesini at “Scuola di Musica di Fiesole” (Florence, Italy), graduating with honors.  In the same School he attended also the Chamber Music Course with the famous “Trio di Parma”.  In 2017, he obtained his Master in ‘Piano Performance’ with the highest distinction at  ‘Royal Flemish Conservatory’ of Brussels in the class of Aleksandar Madzar.  In the same year he received the ‘Ingeborg Köberle’ Prize as ‘the year's most promising student’. Fundamental for his artistic development have been also advises from the great Portuguese pianist Maria Jõao Pires
He has performed in numerous concert halls (Teatro “Bibiena” and Teatro “Sociale” in Mantova, Auditorium “Del Carmine” in Parma, Teatro “Malibran” and Teatro “La Fenice” in Venezia, Teatro “La Pergola” in Firenze, Auditorium “del Parco” in L’Aquila, Auditorium "Arvedi" in Cremona, Solitär at Mozarteum University of Salzburg, Teatro “Toniolo” in Mestre, Auditorium “Gaber” in Milano, Teatro “delle Muse” in Ancona, Concert Hall of the Brussels Conservatory, Teatro “Regio” in Parma, etc.)  and for important Italian Concert Societies: Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Firenze), Società dei Concerti (Milano), Società Veneziana dei Concerti (Venezia), Società "Barattelli" (L’Aquila), Amici della Musica di Modena, Amici della Musica di Mestre, Società dei Concerti “Guido Michelli” (Ancona), Centro Busoni (Empoli), Antiruggine Project by Mario Brunello (Castelfranco Veneto), Settimane musicali al Teatro Olimpico (Vicenza) and William Walton Foundation (Ischia) both as soloist, with orchestra and in Duo with the violinist Carola Zosi. During 2014 and 2015 he collaborated with Guido Barbieri, Italian musicologist and voice of “Rai Radio 3”, in a lecture-concert dedicated to the "Diabelli Variations" by Beethoven. 
He participated at the program "La stanza della musica" broadcasted live by “Rai Radio 3” in Rome.  In collaboration with ‘Mozarteum’ in Salzburg, he took part in the recording of a DVD on Preludes by Chopin, Debussy and Scriabin. 
His repertoire ranges from Bach to Contemporary music; in December 2017 he performed as soloist the Kammerkonzert ‘Intarsi’ by Klaus Huber (1924-2017) under the direction of Bart Bouckaert in the Concert Hall of the Brussels Conservatory, première of this piece in Brussels. 
Marco Mantovani is currently working as accompanying pianist at the "Chorale Hesperos", a choir for unprivileged children founded in Brussels by Maria João Pires in the aim of her ‘Partitura’ movement.

He has been accepted as a PhD student at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel/Vrije Universiteit Brussel in the ‘Doctorate in Arts’ with a project on the interpretation of Schumann’s Piano works composed between 1836 and 1838. You can have more info about his PhD research by clicking here. His mentors are Jan Michiels, Aleksandar Madzar and Maria João Pires.


…from the first day I discovered somebody with great talent, wonderful musicality, wishing to understand music in a deep way… 

Maria João Pires

... he is one of the most wonderful and complete talents encountered in recent years. His musicianship is really of the finest kind. All parameters of the most complex repertoire are perfectly mastered, and there seem to be very few limits to what he can do, whether artistically, or instrumentally... 

Aleksandar Madzar 

... he is one of the most talented pianists I have heard during the last ten years at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. During his performances he always showed a superb technique coupled with an infallible musical instinct. His affinity with Robert Schumann's work is of an extraordinary intensity… 

Jan Michiels