February 17 - February 23 2024
@ Muziekcentrum Enschede
Enschede, The Netherlands

Mario Coppola

Judged in 2024

Educated at a very young at the prestigious Neapolitan school of Paolo Denza, he studied with Marisa Carretta, Sergio Fiorentino and Aldo Ciccolini.
Later he will attended the courses of Oxana Yablonskaya, Paul Badura Skoda, Andrzey Jasinsky, Ludwig Hofmann, Dario De Rosa and Bruno Canino for chamber music.
Finalist and winner in several national and international competitions including the Piano Competition “Gran Prix D. Milhaud” of Paris 1999 and the international Chamber Music contest “Trieste Trio”.
In 2000 in the town of Potenza he won, in duo with violin, the 1° prize at the chamber music contest “Lucus prize” recording also for RAI.
In a piano duo with Alessandra Aina, he won many first prizes in the chamber music competitions.
In 2004/2005 by invitation of the Ravello concert society, he performed the 32 sonatas by L. van Beethoven in 8 recitals at Villa Rufolo.

He performed at the important concert halls and theatres in Venice, Pavia, Naples, Palau de la Musica of Barcellona, Leopold Mozart Saal of Salzburg, Solemnty Hall di Helsinki, also in Paris, Colonia, Koblenz, Bruxelles, etc.
In May 2011 he exhibits at the Quirinale concerts in the Paolina Chapel, in a European Broadcast on air on Radio3 receiving also an award from EBU. Nowadays he teaches main piano at the “G. Cantelli” State Conservatory of Music in Novara.