Biography

Italian pianist, Andrea Vigna-Taglianti has been praised by critics for his ability to capture the audience through his unique artistic approach and extraordinary musicality.

He has performed as a concert soloist and chamber musician in concert venues  in Italy’s major cities, the U.S.A. (American Liszt Society -gala concerts in Boston and New York for the opening of the new Boston chapter), UAE Abu Dhabi – as “special guest” at Paris Sorbonne University, Croatia (Epidaurus Festival in Dubrovnik), in the U.K. at London Liszt  Society and at Netherby Hall, in the Holy Land – Jerusalem Brigham Young University, Al Quds University, Nablus Prince Turki Theatre An Najah University, Ramallah Edward Said National Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, Bethlehem-Nativity Church for the closing concert of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and in Sudan at the Sudanese National Museum – Khartoum for the UE and Italian Embassy.

Some of his performances have been broadcast by radio and tv in Italy, Croatia, Japan (NHK World in duo with the soprano Mariam Tamari) .

He is Founder and  Artistic Director of the “Steinway Society Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta”,  the second Steinway Society ever founded in Europe.

Mr. Vigna-Taglianti has been the winner or finalist of national and international piano competitions and in 2008 he received the “Premio Ghedini,” presented to him by the composer’s daughter “for the high artistic level achieved by his interpretations”.  He has been a member of the jury for the “Alpi Marittime” international music competition, “Sartirana Lomellina” national competition in Italy and the “Nicolaus de la Flue” piano competition in Jerusalem.

He studied piano performance at the “G.F. Ghedini” National Conservatory of Music and took his master degree  with highest honors at the “G. Cantelli” National Conservatory of Music. He took further studies in Milan where he graduated at  G. Marziali Academy of Music with Maestro Bruno Canino, and in London with Leslie Howard.  He studied or participated to master classes with teachers A. Lerda, T. Costamagna (G.F. Ghedini Conservatory) Lazar Berman, B. Ganz (Peabody Conservatory), A. Lucchesini, E. Stellini, N. Sugiura (Indiana University), T. Poli, A. Tessoni, M. Genot, A. Commellato (G. Cantelli Conservatory), R. Zadra and F. Righini.

Currently a piano teacher at the “Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale di Saluzzo” (Italy), he taught at  the International Music Institute and the British International School in Abu Dhabi, The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music -Jerusalem branch, where he served for two years as a branch  academic director.

Mr. Vigna-Taglianti holds a diploma cum laude in music therapy from a four-year course in Assisi, with a specialization in Musicoterapia Didattica with Dr. Rolando Benenzon of Buenos Aires. He also has a diploma for a biennial course in Biomusica and Musicoterapia Evolutiva.

Mr. Vigna-Taglianti has completed his research on the music and the life of Giuseppe Antonio Unia, pianist and composer at the royal Italian palace during the second half of the 19th century, published from Turin University Press “Studi Piemontesi”.

He records for the label Sheva Collection.