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Piano & piano duet, accompaniment

Leonardo AngeliniThe Roman pianist Leonardo Angelini gained his Diploma with Honours in piano under the guidance of Elio Maestosi, pupil of Alfredo Agosti and Alfred Cortot. He later attended Masterclasses held by Vlado Perlemuter, György Sándor and then High Specialization courses held by Piero Rattalino and Aldo Ciccolini. He furthermore studied composition with Vieri Tosatti, and gained his degree Magna cum Laude at “La Sapienza” University of Rome and a solid training as opera and lied accompanist.
Along with his career as solo pianist (his recital repertoire ranges from Mozart to Hindemith, and his repertoire with orchestra includes concertos from Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt) his collaborations  with singers and instrumentalists (duo, trio and quintet with strings) were always a major part of his activity.
He worked with Opera Houses and Institutions such as Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Opéra de Lausanne, Teatro Marrucino di Chieti, Europäische Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Köln, singers such as Fiorenza Cossotto,  June Anderson, Luciana Serra, Bernadette Manca di Nissa, Gianni Raimondi, Renato Bruson, Jaume Aragall, Louis Alva, conductors such as Maurizio Arena, Bruno Aprea.
Since 1999 he collaborates with the Ateneo Internazionale della Lirica in Sulmona where he is also since 2001 the official accompanist of the prestigious “Maria Caniglia” International Singing Competition, and from 2004 to 2006 he worked with Mirella Freni, Sergio Bertocchi, Lamberto Puggelli and Eva Wymola at the Centro Universale del Bel Canto in Vignola.
He has recorded for Vatican Radio and was official accompanist of the International Singing Competitions “Fedora Barbieri”, “Benvenuto Franci”,  “Mario Lanza”, “Cappuccilli, Patanè, Respighi”, “Myricae”, “Lauri Volpi”.