Maurizio Moretti, pianist and orchestra conductor, is one of the Italian musicians which over the last years have gained great esteem in the international scene.
Throughout his career, spanning more than two decades, Maurizio Moretti has performed in the most famous European concert halls and has had regular tours in France, Spain, Germany, Austria and East Europe, with the most praised orchestras including ConcertGebouw Kammer Orkester, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Philharmonic of Moscow, Philharmonic Orchestra of Praga, I Solisti del Teatro alla Scala, Soloist of Moscow with Yuri Bashmet, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra Toscanini dell’Emilia Romagna, Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, Philarmonique de Grenoble, Philarmonie der Nationen, Orchestra Filarmonica de Caracas, Frankfurt Staats Philharmonie, Orchestre de Cannes, Orchestre National de Lille, Filarmonica di Montecarlo, Finnish National Orchestra, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Nacional do Porto, Pan Asia Symphony Hong Kong…
He has worked with conductors such as Peter Maag (his orchestra Concuction professor) Justus Frantz, Saulius Sondeskis, Yuri Bashmet, Jean Claude Casadesus, Philippe Bender, André Bernard, Piero Bellugi, Marc Tardue, Jan Talich, Maxim Schostakovic, Woldemar Nellson, Patrick Gallois, Carlos Riazuelo and many more.
He has performed chamber music with Martinu Quartet of Praga, Amazonia Quartet, Ysaye Quartet, the pianist Gabriel Tacchin , Solisti della Scala, Solisti di Perugia.
His concerts in festivals, such as Menton Festival, Le Nuit de Suquet a Cannes, Festival Casals a Prades, Lille Piano Festival, Montecarlo, Hamburg Musikhalle, Konzerthaus Berlin, Festival Musical di Coimbra, Serate Musicali di Milano, Società del Quartetto di Vercelli, Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Teatro Real di Malaga, Auditorio Nacional de Musica di Madrid, Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla, Stuttgart Maarmor Saal, Vilnius Piano festival, Festivals de Arles, Gesteig di Monaco di Baviera, Konzerthaus Wien, have always received complimentary critiques.
Recently the Washington Post has defined him:
"a great pianist with a natural and amazing sound"
In 2002 he debuted in the USA, where, in his many tours, has performed Brahms’ Concert in D minor, Beethoven’s First Concert, Mozart’s Concert n. 27 and Rachmaninoff’s Second Concert and Paganini Rhapsody; accompanied by the orchestras of Indiana, New Mexico, Wisconsin and Colorado, Washington Orchestra, Illinois Symphony.
In 2005, he is invited for the first time to Japan for concerts and as masterclass professor. He has recently performed in an important tour in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.
His debut in China was in 2008, in cities as Pekin and Shanghai, with a great success in audience and where he returns every year for concerts and as masterclass professor. Since 2013 he is the Guest Conductor of the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra of Hong Kong.
An extensive discography; his first album is dedicated to Tchaikovsky. Other recordings include Beethoven’s concerts, live at the Musikhalle of Hamburg, directed by Justus Frantz, for HandelClassic; Brahms’ First Concert with the Finnish Symphonic Orchestra also for HaendelClassic; Mozart (Divertimenti for Strings and piano concerts); Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Ravel (piano duet); Wagner and Liszt album leaves; Schumann and Chopin (on the bicentenary); Rachmaninoff’s Second Concert op. 18 and Paganini Rhapsody.
He has signed with the Japanese Camerata Tokyo, German Classic Audio and Concert Hall.
He teaches piano in the Conservatorio di musica of Cagliari, and has been Guest Professor at Millikin University of Illinois (USA). He is Masterclass teacher at the distinguished Hochshule fur Musik F.Liszt of Weimar in Germany, at the Academy Music of Vilnius and at the Conservatorio Superiore del Liceu of Barcelona. He has been invited several times as instructor for the Kusatsu Academy in Japan. Currently he is piano professor at pretigious Schola Cantorum of Paris.
He is part of the jury of the prestigious international competitions Franz Liszt International Piano Competition at Weimar – Bayreuth, Andorra International Piano Competition, Cervantes Competition in Cuba, Piano International Competition in Campillos Malaga, Munich International Piano Competition, and many more.
For the next season he is awaited in important concert halls and theatres as New York’s Carnegie hall, Parisian Salle Cortot, Palau de la Musica of Valencia, Kyoto Festival and for a long tour in China and Hong Kong where he is a regular guest of the Hong Kong Concert Society and of the Hong Kong Symphony.