Artist Bios

Mauro Bertoli, Pianist

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Mauro Bertoli, pianist, born in Brescia, Italy, has established himself on the international stage and has been praised by the press for his formidable technique and exceptional sensitivity.

"....dazzled by (the) up-and-coming pianist ...with absolutely flawless technique and deep musicality...Here is a newcomer to watch out for." - John Terauds, Toronto Star

He performs regularly for important Festivals and in major concert halls throughout Europe, North America, Israel, Brazil and China. He has also played with orchestras such as Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Orchestra of Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza, Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra, Texas Festival Orchestra, Ottawa University Orchestra (conducted by Philippe Entremont), Sinfonia Toronto, Oakville Symphony Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra “Coccia” of Novara, and the Chamber Orchestra of Brescia to cite a few.

Mauro’s CDs have been broadcast on CBC Radio, Radio Camara Brazil, Brasilia Super Radio, Radio Classica Bresciana and Radio Classica Milano, among others.

He has had the pleasure of receiving excellent reviews from music magazines for his last three solo piano recordings. The following is an excerpt from The Whole Note music guide:

In the world of classical music, Italy has long been known for producing famous singers and conductors. For some reason, though, the list of renowned Italian pianists is considerably shorter — Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Maurizio Pollini are among those who come to mind. However, with the release of three CDs featuring a young artist by the name of Mauro Bertoli, that list should be immediately augmented!” - Richard Haskell, The Whole Note

Mauro Bertoli currently occupies the distinguished position of Artist-in-Residence at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada.

A national and international prize-winner, he has won twenty-four Piano Competitions and was the recipient of the prestigious Italian prize Giuseppe Sinopoli Award, awarded personally by Giorgio Napolitano, the President of the Italian Republic.

Besides focusing on his solo career, Mauro is an accomplished chamber musician and has appeared together with Wolfgang David, Netanel Draiblate, Lucia Luque, Liv Hilde Klokk, Winona Zelenka, Paul Marleyn, David Gardner, Jethro Marks, Pemi Paull , Eric Ruske, Emilio Còlon, Kenneth Grant, Marco Zoni, Steeve Michaud, and Julie Nesrallah, among others.

A series of performances in Canada of the complete Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonatas in collaboration with the Austrian violinist, Wolfgang David, was extremely well received by audiences and the media.

Concert pianist, Mauro Bertoli, cellist David Gardner and violinist Netanel Draiblate, are the colleagues and members of the Concert pianist, Mauro Bertoli, cellist David Gardner and violinist Netanel Draiblate, are the colleagues and members of the New World Piano Trio. Festivals and Universities in South America have repeatedly invited the Trio members to perform and to present various Masterclasses. The New World Piano Trio has performed in several Brazilian cities, and has appeared on Brazilian radio and television.. Festivals and Universities in South America have repeatedly invited the Trio members to perform and to present various Masterclasses. The New World Piano Trio has performed in several Brazilian cities, and has appeared on Brazilian radio and television.

Upon completing a demanding, internationally focused course of study, Mauro has received certification from several world-class institutions. These include the Academy of Music “G. Verdi” in Milan, the Academy “S. Cecilia” in Rome, the Foundation “R.Romanini” in Brescia, the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, in Brussels (ICPA – International Certificate for Piano Artists) and the Ecole Normale de Musique “A. Cortot” in Paris.

As an exceptionally accomplished performer, Mauro Bertoli has benefited greatly from the knowledgeable guidance and expertise of distinguished teachers such as Sergio Marengoni, Sergio Perticaroli, Nelson Delle Vigne and Mats Widlund. Mauro has also attended masterclasses with Alexis Weissenberg, Francois-Rene Duchable, Michel Beroff, Robert Roux, Stéphane Lemelin, France Clidat, Bruno Canino, Andrea Lucchesini, Mario Brunello, and Franco Rossi...

I recommend the young and very gifted Italian pianist Mauro Bertoli...”. Louis Lortie

I personally recommend very specially Mauro Bertoli, he is a gifted young pianist, very talented and an experienced pianist with a fine perception of music....”. Philippe Entremont

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