Biography (eng)

Luigi Maria Maesano graduated with the highest honors in the two-year piano course of the Musical Institute "A. Peri" of Reggio Emilia under the guidance of Maestro Ennio Pastorino, who was an Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli’s student.

He also attended the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz, Poland, where he studied piano with the Masters Jerzy Godziszewski, Wiesława Ronowska and chamber music with Paweł Radziński.

He has played in many Italian cities such as Bologna, Macerata, Agrigento, Roccagiovine, Bevagna, Bastia Umbra and foreigners such as Bydgoszcz and Lubostron in Poland and in the prestigious Chopin residence of Szafarnia. He also played in Riga and Kuldiga, Latvia.

He has won numerous prizes in various piano competitions such as the "Città di Camerino", "Città di  Palermo", "Hyperion", "Giulio Rospigliosi", "A.M.A. Calabria".

He collaborated for two years on the project Songs of Hope in Minnesota (U.S.A.)

He is pianist and deputy artistic director of the choir of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, a role that has seen him engaged in musical productions of national and international importance, such as the execution of Carmina Burana at the Auditorium della Conciliazione in Rome the partnership with the Columbia University Choir for the performance of Verdi's Requiem in New York and Reggio Emilia.

He continued his training by studying jazz piano at the Conservatory of Parma under the guidance of Alberto Tacchini.