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Gioacchino Longobardi, classical piano

  • Strand Theatre 210 Main Street Hudson Falls, New York United States (map)

Mº Longobardi began studying music with his father, a violinist, whose career was
overshadowed by the war and family commitments. While working at the home of Mº Angelo Parigi, a voice teacher, his father was introduced to the Pianist, Prof.ssa Tita Parisi who became Gioacchino’s teacher and mentor. It was through his mentor that he was exposed the Neapolitan School of the 18th century. His interest in this largely unheard music, set Mº Longobardi on his first step of what has since become his lifelong exploration of an extraordinary area of musical study. Through Tita Parisi, Mº Longobardi continues an unbroken line of masters of the Neapolitan Piano School. The great representative, regarded as the founder of this School, is Francesco Lanza, student of Muzio Clementi.
Mº Longobardi graduated from the Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella in Napoli, in Piano, Choral Music, Choral Conducting and Composition. He studied Sacred Music, Opera and Orchestration with Mº Ugo Rápalo, and Composition with Mº Aladino Di Martino. Mº Longobardi attended the Hochschule für Musik Mozarteum, in Salzburg, under the guidance of Kurt Prestel, Bernhard Konz and becoming one of the last students of Mº Herbert von Karajan.
He toured Europe extensively and while in Germany, he was first exposed to the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Anthroposophy. This episode had a decisive influence on his life. A life that he translated into a beginning of a new musical journey of endless experimentation, in search of his own sound.
Mº Longobardi is presently the President and Artistic Director of the Neapolitan Music Society