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Fanny Azzuro

Fanny Azzuro is a French pianist, of Italian origin. This young thirty-year-old, who is considered an “endearing and incendiary personality”, is now unavoidable in the piano world in France, but also in Asia, and more recently in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates. United.

Born in the south of France, Fanny was educated in Montpellier, then at the National Conservatory of Music of Paris, but also at the prestigious Academy of Imola, Italy, and finally at that of Helsinki. His Masters were numerous, but we can mention Boris Petrushansky, Vladimir Viardo, Dmitry Bashkirov, Dominique Merlet, Denis Pascal, Jay Gottlieb, Gisele Magnan, Tuija Hakkila, Olivier Gardon, Jacques Rouvier and Laurent Cabasso.

Interested by all acoustic music, Fanny Azzuro is passionate about these encounters between the “classical” repertoire and jazz, for example, by sharing the stage with pianist Hervé Sellin. But her musical travels do not stop there, since she is also a member of SpiriTango, a quartet that honors tango, where she is in the company of three musicians from the classical tradition.

Creative, inventive and adventurous, the young pianist is also keen to perform in the public space. Thus she moved her piano in the streets of Paris, accompanied by two dancers. An experience that was the subject of a film at the release of his second album, widely acclaimed by the international press. “Music should not be content to be proposed in its cenacles, it must move to another audience.”

In addition to these experiences, and her encounters with other music, Fanny Azzuro is a true soloist in her own right. She performs on prestigious stages around the world at the Seoul Arts Center, Flagey Studio in Brussels, Salle Colonne, Salle Cortot, Invalides, National Archives and Adyar Theater in Paris, at the Cincinnati Art Museum. at the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Salle Pasteur in Montpellier, the Daning Theater in Shanghai, the National Theater in Abu Dhabi, the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, the Palace of Fine Arts in Charleroi, the Maria Christina Hall in Malaga, the Metz Opera House. She is regularly invited on France Musique, France Inter, Radio Classique, RTBF, Abu Dhabi Classic FM, and her music is broadcast on NDR Kultur, RTE Lyric FM, Radio Cultura Fm Brazil. These last seasons, she participates in the Festivals of Auvers-sur-Oise, Radio France Montpellier, Musiq’3, Midis-Minimes, Music Festival of Toulon, Annecy Classic, Pablo Casals, Pianissimes, Clef de Soleil, Pianos Folies, Piano in Saintonge, Academy of Villecroze and USA at Texas Piano Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival and New York Piano Festival.

Bach, Schumann, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Kapustin … Fanny Azzuro loves the stage, the recital and the concerts with orchestra, but does not conceive her artistic life without chamber music, a passion she shares with accomplices of all horizons such as the Van Kuijk quartet, the Voce quartet, the pianists Simon Ghraichy and Tigran Hamasyan, the violinists Kristi Gjezi solo violin of the Monte-Carlo orchestra, Solenne Paidassi, Sora Han, Edwin Kim, Vanessa Szigeti, Guillaume Latour or the horn players Pierre Azzuro, his brother horn solo at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, André Cazalet solo horn at the Orchester de Paris and Bertrand Châtenet, solo horn of the Konzerthaus in Berlin.

Supported by the Societe Generale Musical Patronage, the Safran Foundation, the SPEDIDAM, the Adami and the Meyer Foundation, she realized many musical projects. She has also won several international competitions, including the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, Lalla Meryem in Rabat, the Washington International Piano Competition and Piano Campus in Pontoise.

Fanny Azzuro is Yamaha Artist.


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