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Grand prize winner of the Chopin International Piano Competition in Corpus Christi, USA, of the Internationalen Sommerakadmie Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and of the Concurso International Compositores de Espana in Madrid, Spain, Italian concert pianist Calogero Di Liberto continues to win praise for his warm musicianship, technical prowess at the piano and wide range of repertoire.

Mr. Di Liberto was born in 1973 in Agrigento, Italy. He graduated from the Bellini Music Conservatory in Palermo in the class of Giulio Arena, and continued his studies with Aquiles Delle Vigne and Bruno Canino. He received a Master of Music degree from the Rotterdam Music Conservatory in 1999.
In 2002 he completed the Artist Diploma program at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where he studied with Tamas Ungar and Harold Martina. In 2006 Mr. Di Liberto pursued a DMA in Piano Performance with Jon Kimura Parker at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, where he also worked as collaborative pianist for the Voice Department.

He has been teaching piano at the Istituto Musicale “L. Costa” in Vigevano, at the Istituto Musicale “V. Bellini” in Caltanissetta, at the Accademia “E. Mazzoleni” in Palermo, and through masterclasses all over the world.
Currently he is piano professor at the Istituto Musicale “Pietro Mascagni” in Livorno, Italy.

His compositions for solo piano: Fantasy on the Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni and Pucciniana, Fantasy on Puccini’s arias, were published respectively by Casa Musicale Sonzogno (Milan) and Edizioni Unda Maris (Palermo).
The American composer Karim Al-Zand wrote for Di Liberto Pattern Preludes and Tarantella.
On July 2014 the Albany Records has released a CD with Lieder written on lyrics by Rabinandranath Tagore. In the CD Mr. Di Liberto is collaborating with Mezzosoprano Aidan Soder and Baritone Paul Bausselberg.

Very active in chamber music, he has collaborated with bass Simone Alaimo, tenor Fabio Armiliato, baritones Roberto Servile and Leo Nucci, with Mezzosoprano Luciana D’Intino, with violinist Cristiano Rossi, cellists Christoph Henkel and Gautier Capuçon.

Calogero Di Liberto’s career has taken him across Europe, throughout the United States, and in Asia. He has given recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Columbia University in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Shepherd School of Music in Houston, the Grosser Saal, Wiener Saal, and Solitär of the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Music Conservatory in Ciudad Real, Spain, the Bocconi University in Milan, the Teatro Politeama in Palermo, Italy, and in the following chinese theaters: Gengsu Theatre in Nantong, Broadcasting & TV Center Studio Theatre in Fuzhou, Hundred Flowers Theater in Wuhu, Poly Theatre in Ma’anshan, Anhui Theatre in Hefei, Friendship Theater in Guangzhou, Xingyan Theater in Zhaoqing, Poly Theater in Shenzhen, Haikou Great Hall of People, Nanjing Arts Institute Concert Hall, Yangzhou Concert Hall, Zhenjiang Nanshan Theatre, Nanning Theatre, Jinchang Workers Cultural Palace, and Dingxi City Hall Auditorium.

He has been guest of the TCU Cliburn Institute in Fort Worth USA, the Chopin Society of Texas in Corpus Christi, USA, the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, USA, the Fundacion Juan March in Madrid, Spain, the Juventudes Musicales in Sevilla, Spain, the Kawai in Germany and Italy, the Mosel Festwochen, Germany, the Liszt Institute in Bologna, Italy, the Slovenian and Italian Television, the Associazione Ester Mazzoleni in Palermo, Italy, the Associazione Musicale Ernico-Simbruina in Frosinone, Italy, the Festival Pianistico di Roma, Italy, the Festival International Echternach, Luxembourg, the Amici della Musica in Modica, Italy, the Festival of St. Prex, Switzerland, the Joseph Haydn Konservatorium in Eisenstadt, Austria, the Music Akademy Ignacy Jan Paderewski of Poznań, Poland, the Jiangsu International Piano Master Music Festival of Nanjing, China, the International Chamber Music Festival “Suoni delle Madonie”, Italy, the Associazione Mozart Italia in Rovereto, Italy, the Bologna Festival, Italy and the Mantua Chamber Music Festival, Italy.

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