Sebastiano Brusco received a cum laude diploma from the Conservatory “F. Morlacchi” in Perugia and and continued to study for some years after with Aldo Ciccolini.  As of a result of his studies with Ennio Pastorino (former student of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli), he obtained the “Diploma di Eccellenza” (Excellence Diploma) at the Accademia Musicale Umbra.

In 1998 and 1999, he attended courses at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena (Joaquin Achucarro, Katia Labèque).

In 1993, he formed a piano duo with Marco Scolastra and he collaborates actively with the Russian violinist Vadim Brodsky (winner of Wieniawski. and Tibor Varga competitions) and The Bernini Quartet of Rome in various chamber ensembles.

He has been awarded in many national and international competitions, and of particular note he won the first prize at the International Competition of Chamber Music “Carlo Soliva” (1998). In 2001, he was the finalist at the 17th International Competition of Music Performance “Provincia di Caltanissetta” (member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva).

As a soloist, he has played with various Italian and international orchestras, such as the Transylvania State Symphonic Orchestra, I Solisti Veneti, the Milan Symphonic Orchestra “G. Verdi”, conducted by notable musicians such as Riccardo Chailly, Romano Gandolfi, Claudio Scimone and others.

He has performed for important music institutions, both in Italy and abroad: Rome (Oratorio del Gonfalone), Milan (Nuovo Auditorium), Reggio Emilia (Teatro Valli), Jesi (Pergolesi Festival), Ravello (Settimane Internazionali di Musica da Camera), Todi (Todi Festival), L’Aquila (Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese), Bari (Fondazione Concerti “N. Piccinni”); Spain, Switzerland (Lugano, Zurich), Canada (Montreal), and in Romania (Cluj) on the occasion of the national premiere of the Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra by Poulenc.

In July 2002, he made his debut at the 45th edition of the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, participating with the Milan Symphonic Orchestra “G. Verdi”, conducted by Richard Hickox, in the final concert. In the same year, he also debuted in Zurich at the inauguration of the new theatre of the Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO – Haus).

In 2003, he toured Poland and played at many venues, including the Chopin Institute in Warsaw. In 2005 and 2006 he played at the Festival van Vlaanderen in Belgium (Bruxelles),

He dedicates particular attention to music of the 20th century, and has played several world premieres of both Italian and international composers  (Tosatti, M. Gould, Milhaud, Boriolo, Taglietti).

For the record label Phoenix Classics, he has recorded Colours and Virtuosity of the 20th Century in Italy, with four-handed and two piano pieces by Busoni, Casella, Respighi, Petrassi, G. F. Malipiero with the pianist Marco Scolastra. Rai Radio Tre has often broadcast this recording.

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