B i o g r a p h y
Massimiliano Motterle obtained his Diploma in Music under Sergio Marengoni at the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatoire in Milan summa cum laude and with special mention. He has won 21 National and International Competitions, including the International Competition in Parma where he also received the Jury’s Special Award for the best performance of the Liszt sonata. He was a finalist in the Valencia Josè Iturbi Competition, won 3rd Prize (no 1st price was awarded) in the prestigious Franz Liszt Competition in Budapest and in the International Competition in Cincinnati-Ohio.
He has attended master classes with pianists of renown such as Lazar Berman, Paul Badura-Skoda and Alexis Weissenberg. He has been a guest of important concert associations (the “Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli” Piano Festival, the Concert Society of Brescia and Milan, the Sandviken Musik Festival, the Kodaly Institute among others), he has performed at the Teatro Comunale in Treviso, at the “Grande” in Brescia, at the “Bibiena” in Mantua, at the Auditorium Paganini in Parma, at the Sala Verdi in Milan, at the Teatro “Principal” in Valencia, in the “Great Concert Hall” of the Liszt Academy in Budapest and at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati. His tours in Germany and the US, where among other things he held a master class in Cincinnati, were very successful indeed.
He has held concerts in Austria, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Hungary and the United States, playing with prestigious orchestras such as the Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Hungarian Matav Symphony Orchestra, the Valencia Orchestra, the RAI Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, under important conductors such as Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Piercarlo Orizio, Andras Ligeti, Riccardo Frizza, Jonathan Webb and Neil Gittleman.
He has collaborated with artists such as Andreas Brantelid, Karin Dornbusch, Elisa Citterio, the Scala String Quartet and for some years has been working regularly with Fulvio Luciani.
He recorded with Fulvio Luciani for Naxos a world première monographic work dedicated to Camillo Sivori, the only pupil of Paganini and himself a virtuoso of world renown.
He teach at the Bergamo and Lecce Conservatory.