P0008. MICHELE CAMPANELLA: Péchés de vieillesse (Rossini). (Italy) Agora 206, recorded 1999. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy!
“Michele Campanella is an Italian pianist who specialises in the music of Franz Liszt, and is also a conductor. He won the Alfredo Casella Prize at age 19, after studying with Vincenzo Vitale. This led to an international performing career, taking him to many countries (the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, China, Argentina, Brazil), regularly appearing at international music festivals such as Lucerne, Vienna, Berlin, Prague, Taormina, Turin, and Pesaro, and working with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Vernon Handley, Eliahu Inbal, Sir Charles Mackerras, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Georges Prêtre, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Thomas Schippers, Hubert Soudant, and Christian Thielemann. He is also a regular chamber music player, and has often appeared with Salvatore Accardo, Rocco Filippini and Claudio Desideri.
Campanella is professor of piano at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana of Siena. He is also a member of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He gives annual master classes at the Villa Rufolo in Ravello.”