Sandro Russo | Steinway Artist | March 28th
Acclaimed for his profound sense of poetry and distinctive style, Sandro Russo has been
in demand as a soloist in many venues around the world. He unanimously receives
accolades for his sparkling virtuosity and his playing has often been referred to as a
throwback to the grand tradition of elegant pianism and beautiful sound. Abbey Simon
has praised him as an artist to his fingertipsmusical, intuitive, and a master of the
instrument. Lowell Liebermann has called him a musicians musician, and a pianists
pianist. There is no technical challenge too great for him, but it is his musicianship that
ultimately makes the greatest impression. His interpretations reveal a unique and
profound artist at work.
Born in San Giovanni Gemini, Italy, Mr. Russo displayed exceptional musical talent from
an early age. After entering the V. Bellini Conservatory, from where he graduated summa
cum laude, he went on to earn the Pianoforte Performing Diploma from the Royal
College of Music in London, with honors. While still a student, he won top prize awards
in numerous national and international competitions, including Senigallia and the Ibla
Grand Prize. During that time, he performed in some of the countrys most reputable
Soon after Mr. Russo moved to the United States in 2000, he won the Bergen
Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition, which led to a performance of the Liszt A
major Concerto at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ. Shortly
thereafter, he gave an acclaimed Chopin recital at the prestigious Politeama Theatre in
Palermo, Italy, and later appeared at the Nuove Carriere Music Festival, an international
showcase for the worlds most promising young musicians.
Mr. Russo has also gained attention for an extensive repertoire that is comprised not only
of well-known masterpieces from all periods but also of rarities of the piano literature.
His virtuoso performances of works by Cziffra, Sorabji, Marc-André Hamelin and other
composer-pianists have enthralled music lovers from around the world. He has also
premiered compositions by Lowell Liebermann, Paul Moravec and Mr. Hamelin.
Mr. Russo has performed in such eminent concert halls as the Concertgebouw in
Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus Berlin, Salle Cortot in Paris, Teatro Politeama in Palermo,
Weill and Zankel halls at Carnegie Hall and Nagasaki Brick Hall in Japan. His recitals
include performances for The Rachmaninoff Society, the Dame Myra Hess series in
Chicago, Concerts Grand in Santa Rosa (CA), the American Liszt Society, the Houston
International Piano Festival, the Husum Festival of Piano Rarities in Germany and the
Chethams International Piano Festival in Manchester (U.K.), among others. In
November 2010 the Italian Academy Foundation presented Mr. Russo in a sold-out
Chopin & Schumann anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Russo has appeared as a soloist with the Slovak Philharmonic in Bratislava, The
Jacksonville Symphony in Florida and The Brussels Chamber Orchestra in an opening
gala of The Music Festival of the Hamptons. He also has toured with the Orchestra
Sinfonica Siciliana for performances of the Rachmaninoff 3rd Piano Concerto and was
the featured soloist with the New York Asian Symphony on tour in Japan.
In the summers of 2017 and 2018, Mr. Russo gave solo recitals in the recently opened
Stoller Hall in Manchester, UK. He also performed in London (St. Marys Perivale and
Steinway Hall) and Vienna (Gegenklang), and in September 2017, he had the honor of
performing with the world-renowned soprano, Sumi Jo, for the president of South Korea,
to promote the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. In October 2018, he gave a highly
praised performing in the Fernando Laires Series at the Eastman School of Musics
At the invitation of Bechstein-America, Mr. Russo had the privilege of recording a DVD
on the historical 1862 Bechstein piano (#576), originally owned by Franz Liszt.
Additionally, he had the opportunity to record a DVD on Horowitzs CD-75 Steinway
piano; this represented the first recording made on this legendary instrument following
Mr. Russos performances have aired on major radio stations in the US and abroad. His
albums include, among others, Scarlatti Recreated, Russian Gems: Piano Rarities,
Rachmaninov Solo Piano Works and Images et Mirages: Hommage à Debussy. The
latter, released to critical acclaim in October 2018 on the Steinway & Sons label, was
chosen Disc of the Month by Italys Classic Voice magazine and was also featured
in Gramophones Sounds of America.
Sandro Russo is a Steinway Artist
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