Gustavo Bianchi

Gustavo Bianchi

Pianist Gustavo Bianchi has enjoyed a distinguished international career, having performed in halls across the US, South America, and Asia. His long list of honors and awards includes prizes at the Sidney Wright Piano Accompanying Competition (first prize, 2003), the prestigious Bartok and Kabalevsky International Piano Competition (first prize, 1998), the Byrd Piano Ensemble Competition (first prize, 1998), and the Florida Young Chang Artist Competition (first prize, 1998). He also won the Pre-emptive Fellowship from the University of Texas at Austin. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has studied with and been coached by renowned artists and pedagogues such as Anton Nel, Menahem Pressler, José Feghali, Randall Hodgkinson, Leonard Mastrogiacomo, Sergei Schepkin, Barry Snyder, Yara Bernette, Antonio Barbosa, Linda Bustani, Margo Garrett, and Clifford Benson.

Dr. Bianchi is versatile in many genres, including Contemporary music, Baroque performance practice (harpsichord), and Chamber music. He has collaborated with artists of such distinction as the legendary double bass virtuoso François Rabbath, saxophonist Harvey Pittel, baritone Jerrold Pope, soprano Rebekkah Hilgraves, and conductors Matthias Barnet, Alexander Jiménez and André Thomas. He has also worked as the collaborative artist for the University of Texas at Austin School of Music, the Austin Lyric Opera, the opera workshop at St. Edwards University, Bass Odyssey, the Tenth Biennial Festival of New Music at Florida State University, the International Ernst von Dohnányi Festival, and a number of summer music programs.

This season Dr. Bianchi is performing and giving masterclasses in California, Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington DC, Florida, and several cities in Brazil. In addition, Dr. Bianchi is currently working on a recording project, performing selected works of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos which will be released in 2009.
Teaching has been an essential part of Dr. Bianchi’s life. He has studied piano pedagogy with Sophia Gilmson, Martha Hilley, Victoria McArthur, and Faina Bryanskaya. From 2003-2005 Dr. Bianchi was a teaching assistant at the University of Texas at Austin where he gained valuable experience teaching at the college level. In 2007, he founded and directed the Northwest Hills Chamber Musical Festival, a summer program for young musicians drawing guest artists and clinicians on a variety of topics including Chamber Music, Alexander Technique, World Music, European Folk Dance, as well as numerous masterclasses.

Dr. Bianchi earned his doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Florida State University. He also attended the pre-college music program at the New England Conservatory, as well as the Longy School of Music in Boston. He currently resides in Austin where he is a highly sought-out pianist, collaborative artist, and teacher.




DMA in piano performance from University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music

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