Concert: Paulo Gualdi, piano

April 2, 2017

Concert: Paulo Gualdi, piano

School: Oxford College
Department/Organization: Oxford College
Building/Room: Williams Hall (Oxford)
Speaker/Presenter: Paulo Gualdi
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Danielle Dockery
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Italian pianist Paolo Gualdi has played recitals in Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Brazil, and the United States for music organizations such as A.Gi.Mus., Accademia Ori, and Accademia Amadeus (Italy); Cadogan Hall (UK); Musée Würth (France); Universidade Federal do Rio Grande so Sul (Brazil); International Piano Series of Charleston, American Liszt Society, Piatigorsky Foundation, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival (U.S.A.).

He has also appeared with many orchestras including the Georgia Philharmonic, Wilmington Symphony, Atlanta Philharmonic, Florence Symphony, DeKalb Symphony, and the Universidade de Caxias do Sul Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded for Mark Records and IFO Classics, and his performances have been broadcasted by radio stations such as BBC, NPR and Radio Vaticana.

Gualdi began studying piano with his father at the age of 5, and continued at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy. He earned his Piano Diploma with highest honours at the Conservatory Arrigo Boito in Parma.  While in the U.S., he earned a Master Degree at Carnegie Mellon University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Georgia.

Gualdi has won the top prize in numerous piano competitions, including the European Competition of Ostuni, the Altruda National Competition of Vasto and the Françoise Grimaldi National Competition of San Polo. Winning the "De Martino Award" at the Ibla International Piano Competition enabled him to study at Elon University with Victoria Fischer. During this period he won the First Prize in the 15th Bartók-Kabalevsky International Competition.

Gualdi regularly gives master classes and lectures nationally and internationally at universities, conservatories and other music institutes, including the New World School of the Arts and College of Charleston (U.S.A.); the federal universities of Porto Alegre, Santa Maria and Pelotas (Brazil); Cittadella della Musica (Italy), and others. 

He has served on the faculties of Oxford College of Emory University, Elon University, and Emmanuel College. He is the founder and artistic director of the South Carolina Chamber Music Festival and is currently Associate Professor of Music at Francis Marion University.

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