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Benedetto Lupo has been described by critics as an "exceptionally fine pianist ... who has a remarkably fine touch and beautiful tone control" (The Oregonian). Praised for his "keen musical intelligence and probing intellect" (Miami Herald), and for combining "meticulous technique with romantic sensitivity" (Birmingham News), he has gained worldwide recognition. After winning the bronze medal in the 1989 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, he made acclaimed debuts with several major American orchestras, as well as chamber appearances with the Tokyo String Quartet. His New York City recital debut at Alice Tully Hall followed in 1992, the same year he won the Terence Judd International Award, which in turn led to his debut at London's Wigmore Hall.

Posted: Oct-23-2012
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Benedetto Lupo recently joined the Rai National Orchestra under conductor John Axelrod for a performance of A. Dvorák's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G minor.

Posted: Sep-30-2014
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This CD-book offers total immersion in the filmic and musical universe of Nino Rota, one of the greatest composers in the history of the cinema. "La strada" and "The Leopard" (with its unforgettable ball scene) are probably Rota's most famous scores, along with "8 1/2" and "The Godfather;" echoes of some of their inimitable themes are to be found in the "Concerto Soir e" premiered in 1962. This apparently 'classical' work doubtless contains the essence of the genius of Nino Rota, the most Baroque of modern composers.

Posted: Jul-12-2005
Latest Acclaim

"The terrific Italian pianist Benedetto Lupo joined Seaman and the NSO in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major. Lupo, a medalist in the 1989 Cliburn International Competition, boasts a commanding technique, and on Friday he gave a bracing account of the Mozart."

— ArtsNash
Posted: Apr-26-2014
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Posted: Oct-23-2012