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Giovanni Bertolazzi is the winner of the 2nd Prize and 5 special prizes at the “Franz Liszt” International Piano Competition in Budapest (2021).

This important achievement came after more than 40 prizes in international piano competitions, including the “F. Busoni” in Bolzano, the “S. Thalberg” in Naples, the “Alkan Award for Piano Virtuosity” in Milan.

He has been awarded the “Tabor Foundation Award” from Verbier Festival Academy during the Verbier Festival (2022).

He received the International Piano Award “Guglielmina Durini Litta” in 2023.


Highlights of his career include appearances with the Hungarian Philharmonic Orchestra, Kodaly Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, Orchestra del Teatro Bellini and Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana.


Giovanni has performed at major venues including Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona, Teatro Politeama Garibaldi in Palermo, Sala Verdi in Milan Conservatory, Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome, “Franz Liszt” Academy of Music in Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum in Budapest, National Liberal Club in London, Église de Verbier, Castleton Theatre House (Virginia, USA).

He has been a guest of prestigious musical organizations such as the Accademia Filarmonica of Verona, Amici della Musica of Padua, Bologna Festival, Società del Quartetto di Milano, Serate Musicali di Milano, Amici della Musica of Florence, Verbier Festival, Zoltan Kocsis Festival in Debrecen, Cziffra Festival in Budapest, Castleton Festival in Virginia (USA).


He officially performed on the World longest Concert-Grand Piano at his first public presentation, the BORGATO GRAND-PRIX 333 (3,33 metres long).


He has recorded two Albums entirely dedicated to Franz Liszt, published by BORGATO COLLECTION. The CDs have been recorded on a piano BORGATO GRAND-PRIX 333 and have received awards such as the “Supersonic Pizzicato Award” (PIZZICATO Magazine, Luxembourg), 5 Stars from Rivista MUSICA (Italy), Nominations at “International Classical Music Awards” (ICMA).

His concerts and recordings has been featured by Radio France Musique, Bartók Rádió, Rai Radio3, Radio Romania Muzical.


Giovanni is artistically supported by Cultural Association “Musica con le Ali” and by “The Keyboard Charitable Trust” (London).


Born in Verona in 1998, Giovanni earned his Bachelor's Degree from “B. Marcello” Conservatory of Music in Venice and then studied with Epifanio Comis at “V. Bellini” State Institute of Music in Catania, where he obtained his Master's Degree in Piano Performance and in Chamber Music with top honours.


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