Sunday, January 1, 2023

Mario Coppola

Teaching Languages : Italian, English

Educated since he was very young at the prestigious Neapolitan school of Paolo Denza, he studied with Marisa Carretta, Sergio Fiorentino and Aldo Ciccolini.

Later he attended the courses of Oxana Yablonskaya, Paul Badura Skoda, Andrzey Jasinsky, Ludwig Hofmann, Dario De Rosa and Bruno Canino for chamber music.

Winner of the 2° prize (1° not assigned) at the Piano Competition “Gran Prix D. Mihlaud” of Parigi 1999.

Finalist and winner in several international competition including the international Chamber Music Contest “Trieste Trio” where he was the only Italian pianist finalist in the V edition. 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 1996 in a piano duo with Alessandra Aina, he was the overall winner in the international contest of Riviera del Conero.

In 2004/2005 by invitation of the Ravello concert society, he performed, in 8 recitals in Villa Rufolo, the Beethoven’s 32 piano Sonatas.

He performed also at the Fenice theatre in Venice, Fraschini theatre of Pavia, Sannazzaro and Court theatre in Neaples, Theatre of Marsala, Potenza, Palau de la Musica of Barcellona, Leopold Mozart Saal of Salzburg, Solemnty hall di Helsinki Paris, Colonia, Koblenz, Bruxelles, ecc...

In his repertoire with orchestra he played various concerts of di Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms (Symphony orchestra “Carlo Coccia” of Novara, Symphony orchestra of the Lirical Theatre of Magenta, Kiev Symphony orchestra, Orchestra Mihail Jora of Bacau, ecc....)

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.

He learned main piano in the conservatories of Novara.

'... An exceptionally warm and refined nature, as few young talents can be heard today'' (Bruno Canino);

“..Technical climbing ... and musicality very balanced, I will definitely recommend your competition between the participants (Sergio Fiorentino); '

'... Beautiful nature, excellent talent!'' (Aldo Ciccolini);

 ... Haydn's Sonata in E minor was performed with a pearly tone and subtlety of phrasing (Paul Badura Skoda).

Sonata Opus 100 by Brahms, pianist gets a sound of rare beauty and absolute control "Communal Power" (The Republic - Dino Villatico);

“....The Liszt piece was the Vallee d’Obermann (Suisse) and memorable it was. Very moving was his interpretation of his only encore which was the Chopin Prelude in e minor. If anybody attended this concert, I would very much like their thoughts, and of course, if anybody is in touch with this wonderful pianist, I would like them to convey my thanks for a very moving evening. (Stuart Holder, Brisbane, Australia)