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Antonio Formaro, winner of the prestigious 2009-2019 Konex Prize in the Best Pianist category, is considered "one of the best Argentine pianists" (Buenos Aires Herald - P.Bardin) and a "pianist of extraordinary talent" (Lazar Berman). He has consolidated in his career both for his technical brilliance and interpretative depth, as for his extraordinary musical training, which earned him the title "Doctor of Music" by the Argentine Catholic University (UCA) in the specialty of musicology and interpretation for his doctoral thesis on Mendelssohn's piano work, which uniquely positions him among Latin American pianists. His authority over the work of this composer was recognized by the Mendelssohn-Gesellschaft in Berlin, of which he was appointed member in 2017.
Since his debut at the worldwide famous Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires at the age 17 and his first international tour in 1999, Maestro Formaro has become the soloist of the most important orchestras of Argentina, Latin America and several European, playing recitals in the most prestigious theatres and venues with outstanding reviews that led him to debut at the legendary Gewandhaus in Leipzig (Germany) at the end of 2015. From there his presentations in that theatre, the Pianistic Festival of Bologna, The Mendelssohn-Saal in Berlin, the Philarmionie Hradec Kralove de República Czech and the Academy Saint Martin in the Fields of London, among others, have happened continuously, leading to his debut at the Konzerthaus in Vienna on July 2018.
Since 2016 Formaro travels through Argentina for his own personal project "The piano footprints" which was declared of interest by the Ministry of Culture, and includes the filming of a documentary on the pianos scattered around the country and the history of the many international concerts that happened in the farthest areas of the county.
Born in Wilde, province of Buenos Aires, Maestro Formaro was trained with Perla Brúgola and Manuel Rego, being this teacher who left a profound influence on his training. Maestro Formaro completed his training in Europe with Maestro Lazar Berman (Russia), after which he was awarded at the XI Pazailiz Competition in Lithuania.
He has recorded 4 CDs that reflect both his “expertise” in Mendelssohn, and in the dissemination of the Argentine repertoire. He has also graduated as Senior Professor of Piano of the National Conservatory "López Buchardo" and Bachelor of Composition of the Faculty of Arts and Musical Sciences of the UCA, where he exercises the direction of the Department of the of the Piano playing degree. He also teaches Masters & Seminars at the National University of Rosario, which have extended since 2018 throughout the country, the rest of South America and even in Europe, where in 2019 he embarked in his solo concert tour and with more extensive orchestra in the old continent, with concerts at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Theater Ile Saint Louis in Paris and the festival of the nations of Rome, among many others.
"One of the best Argentine pianists" Pablo Bardin, B.A. Herald)
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