Pietro Rigacci

Biography Pietro Rigacci

Pietro Rigacci
Born in Florence in 1954, Pietro Rigacci completed his musical studies at the “Cherubini” Conservatory in Florence, gaining his diploma as pianist with Maria Tipo, contemporaneously achieving the diploma in Composition.

He won the first prize at the international competition “E. Pozzoli”, at Pescara and “Città di Treviso” competitions. Subsequently he was the winner of the following international competitions: “Clara Haskij”, “Dino Ciani” (“La Scala”), “Vianna da Motta” (Lisbon).

He played in the most important Italian theatres an took part in festivals in France, Switzerland, Portugal and Italy, beside making tours in Sweden, Norway, Finland. Ireland as well as United Kingdom where, after his concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, he was often invited to record at the B.B.C. He also recorded for R.A.I., Radio Suisse Romande and the Norwegian, Irish and Portuguese television companies.

His repertoir includes the Classics, the Romantics, the Impressionistes, the XXth century Russian School as well as contemporary music of which he is considered a sensitive interpreter, particularly for his activity as composer. He has been invited by Luciano Berio as a soloist for the first night performance of his pieces: “Opera” at the “Maggio Musicale Fiorentino” and “La vera Storia” at “La Scala”.

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