Luca Lavuri

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Luca Lavuri, was born in 1991. He graduated in 2012 his piano studies with top marks at the Conservatorio di Musica 'G. Verdi' in Milan. He continued his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, earning his Piano Master's degree in 2015, concluding with a thesis on Salvatore Sciarrino's Due notturni crudeli for piano.

In 2019 he completed his chamber music postgraduate studies at MDW together with violinist Bhoiravi Achenbach under the tutorship of maestro Luca Monti. Concentrating on the topic Italian music of the 20th century, Luca Lavuris duo performed the Austrian premiere of Giulia Recli's sonata. In 2020 he completed his Master's degree in contemporary music at MDW under the guidance of Jean Bernard Matter and Mathilde Hoursiangou. His Master's thesis 'The gesture that counts' is dedicated to the piano music of Francesco Filidei. An important influence on his musical development was the PPCM master's degree in contemporary music at the Kunstuniversität in Graz, led by the renowned members of ensemble Klangforum Wien. He participated in Masterclasses with renowned pianists such as Badura Skoda, Giuseppe Andaloro, Nicolas Hodges and Henri Sigfridsson.

As a soloist he gained numerous awards including the Forziati Prize (2007), first prize in the competition 'Citta di Treviso' in the contemporary music category (2011) also achieving the highest result possible in 2011 and 2015, the Rancati Prize (2011) for his duo with flutist Giorgio Consolati and also awarded second place at the Lina Bodini Mazza Prize.

Luca Lavuri has played for major events and festivals in Europe, China and South America, working alongside leading musical personalities such as Thomas Hampson, Dennis Russel Davies, Leon Botstein, Elisabeth Kulman und Neeme Järvi.

Since october 2019 is Luca Lavuri working as a lecturer at MDW.