Following 2015 Honens Prize Laureate Luca Buratto’s Wigmore Hall debut recital in London this January, The Guardian wrote: “Graceful, analytical, meticulous, Buratto is a name to watch”, while The Telegraph wrote: “A triumph”. In addition to his success at Canada’s Honens Piano Competition, Mr. Buratto was awarded third prize at the International Robert Schumann Competition (Zwickau) and the special ‘MDR’ prize, awarded from the public in 2012. He made his debut in 2003, playing music from his great grandfather, Renzo Massarani. Recent and upcoming orchestral engagements include Milan’s La Scala with Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi, London Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, and Symphony Nova Scotia. This past summer he made his Carnegie Hall recital debut.
A live recording of Luca Buratto’s performances from the 2015 Honens Piano Competition is available on the Honens label. His debut studio recording of works by Schumann will be released on the Hyperion label in April 2017, and will be “recording of the month” for May. After completing his studies at Milan Conservatory in 2010, he studied for four years in the studio of Davide Cabassi. At the same time, as a “Theo Lieven Scholar”, he pursed his Master of Advanced Studies at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano. Mr. Buratto’s affinity for the music of Robert Schumann is balanced by his curiosity for works of today’s composers. He enjoys jigsaw puzzles and table tennis and has an interest in physics and American post-modern literature. He lives in Milan.
This is Mr. Buratto’s debut with the ESO.