Andrea Lucchesini, who studied piano with Maria Tipo, won the Dino Ciani International Competition in 1983 at Milan’s Teatro La Scala. Based on career achievements, a jury of international musicologists awarded him the prestigious Accademia Chigiana Prize in 1994. This was followed by the F. Abbiati Prize in 1995. He has performed with major orchestras and conductors throughout the world and recorded for EMI International, Teldec, Stradivarius, and AVIE Records. For BMG he recorded Luciano Berio’s concerto Echoing Curves, conducted by the composer. In 2001 Mr. Lucchesini performed the world premiere of Berio’s final and challenging work for solo piano, his Piano Sonata.
Since 1990 Mr. Lucchsini has been drawn to chamber music, performing a vast repertoire with many groups and ensembles. He often performs and has recorded with cellist Mario Brunello. A dedicated educator, Mr. Lucchesini currently teaches at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, where he became artistic director in 2008. He frequently holds master classes and serves on juries at piano competitions at major music institutions all over the world. He became a fellow member of the Santa Cecilia Academy in 2008.