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

Paola Bruni †

Judged in 2006

Paola Bruni started playing the piano when she was 4-years-old with her grandfather; later she attended the Conservatory “G. Rossini” in Pesaro with M° Franco Scala, where she graduated with First Class honours.

After several first prizes in national and international Piano Competitions, in the year 1986 she won, with unanimous vote, the First Prize at the “A. Casagrande” International Competition in Terni dedicated to R. Schumann. From that moment onwards, both the public and the critics have considered Paola Bruni as being one of the most interesting forthcoming talents, guest of the main Music Institutions in Italy, South Africa, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cannes and London, where she recorded a CD with the European Community Chamber Orchestra.

In 1995 she collaborated with the Japanese Music Conservatories for a CD series project, recording works for Piano and Orchestra for the label “Deutsche Gramophone Educational” in Vienna.

She has often been invited in the jury of national and international Piano Competitions in Italy and abroad besides Masterclasses in Italy, South Africa and South Korea.

She played as soloist with important Italian, South African Orchestras and also with Lubljana Radio Orchestra.

She took part in several Radio and TV broadcasts in Italy (RAI), Holland (AVRO) and South Africa (SABC).

Besides the soloist career, she plays as a Piano Duo with the pianist Pasquale Iannone with whom she had his debut in Seoul in 2001 and in Johannesburg with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003.

In July 2003 she succeeded in the “Web Concert Hall International Competition” (USA) winning as Piano Duo together with Pasquale Iannone and, as soloist, an “Honorary Mention”.

Since 1991 she regularly teaches at the Conservatory in Italy.