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Bezzi, Salvatore

Bezzi, Salvatore

Salvatore Bezzi

Prize winner composer of the Composition competition “The contemporary piano 2017″ for his work “Leprechaun” for piano 4 hands

Born in Greece with Italian origin, Salvatore Bezzi is an award- winning pianist, soloist, piano professor and composer based in Greece. He enrolled at the conservatory at age 9, having piano and theory lessons and obtained degrees in Advanced Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue with Grade A. He studied the piano with Jenny Protopapa (Soloist, Director of the Hellenic Conservatory of Music & Arts and beloved student of Joseph Dichler) and obtained a Diploma in Piano Performance with Grade A and First Prize.

He has been teaching piano in several conservatories for over 20 years. His primary interest, though, is in the field of composition. Salvatore has composed numerous works for a wide variety of musical genres, including chamber music, solo music and symphonic music, as well as music for short films, theatrical plays, songs and other independent projects.

His composition “Polichinelle” for piano and clarinet has been awarded First Prize in the 9th Volos International Composition Competition (category “Chamber Music”, 2011) as well as in the 30th Panhellenic Symposium of Arts in Salamina (2014, in collaboration with The Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands).

“Leprechaun” for piano 4 hands has been awarded Composition Prize in the International Composition Competition “The Contemporary Piano 2017” by An Art Artistry.

His music for the theatrical play “8 Women” by Robert Thomas, directed by Stella Driva, has been awarded “Music Composition” Prize in the 6th PanHellenic Ierapetra Theater Festival (2016).

«The Good Person of Szechwan» by B. Brecht, directed by Stella Driva has been awarded “Music Composition” Prize in the 6th PanHellenic Distomon Theater Festival (2017), as well as in the 31st PanHellenic Zografou Theatrical Contest (2017).

«Vasiliko Karpo» by E. Botonaki, directed by Giorgos Drivas, has been awarded “Music Composition” Prize in the 15th PanHellenic Corinth Theater Festival (2017).

Currently, he attends masterclasses in piano and composition and spends all of his free time performing and composing.

“LEPRECHAUN” (for piano 4 hands)

“Leprechaun” is a contemporary work for piano 4 hands, named after the tiny, mischievous Irish fairy. Legend says that if you happen to capture a Leprechaun, he will grant you three wishes, provided you let him go. The composition depicts a human’s attempt to catch a Leprechaun and all the tricks the latter pulls on him. The composition is defined by a staccato and misterioso main theme, edited in various dynamic rhythmic variations to illustrate the fairy’s deceitful character. The two pianists share the theme and contribute equally to the creation of rhythmic and melodic motives.

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