Project Description

Gabriele Leporatti

Gabriele Leporatti

Italian pianist Gabriele Leporatti actively performs throughout Europe, the U.S., and China, appearing in many prestigious venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, NDR Hanover, and Shanghai’s He Luting Concert Hall.

He also has performed in festivals such as the Settimane Musicali di Ascona, Festival de Torroella de Montgrí, International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York, and Tbilisi Piano Fest. In 2016, he made his debut with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under the baton of Thomas Søndergård. Gabriele´s schedule in the 2021/22 season includes orchestral appearances with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana as well as solo and chamber music concerts in Europe and abroad.

A keen chamber musician, he has been concertizing with ensembles such as the Trio Suleika and with a variety of internationally renowned soloists; moreover, he regularly appears in duo with his wife Gesa Lücker. Several of his performances have been broadcast on radio and television, including on BBC Radio 3 (UK); SAfm (South Africa); BR Klassik, RBB, SWR 2, and WDR 3 (Germany); NPO Radio 4 and AVROTROS (Netherlands); SRF2 (Switzerland); and Rai 3 (Italy).

In 2015, he founded Etera Classics – a record label with a distinct authorial connotation and a publishing division dedicated to the promotion of young artists – on which he recorded his latest three commercial albums. Gabriele´s discography includes both solo and chamber music recordings – a monographic Brahms CD, one featuring piano works by Schumann and Respighi, an à quatre mains album with Fabio Bidini (True Sounds), and one with violist Yuri Bondarev. Spring 2019 sees the release of his latest solo CD titled Wien.

Gabriele´s passionate playing style, full of aesthetic, sensitivity, and depth, shows the influence of his teachers and mentors Maria Tipo, Fabio Bidini, and Joaquín Achúcarro.

Currently on faculty at the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein in Dusseldorf, he regularly gives masterclasses and lectures worldwide, with several of his students being prizewinners at international piano competitions. In addition, he is active as an artistic advisor at concert series and festivals and as a jury member for international competitions.