Born in Venice, Italy, in 1986, Gloria Campaner is considered by the critics and public alike, as one of the most interesting pianists of the new generation. She began her piano studies at the age of four, gave her first public recital at five, and debuted as a soloist at age 12 with the Venetian Symphonia Orchestra. Since the first year of her studies, Ms. Campaner has been the recipient of the 1st Prize in more than twenty national and international piano competitions for young musicians.
Her rapidly advancing career as a soloist, with Orchestra, and as a chamber musician, has led her to be a guest of some of the biggest musical festivals over the five continents. Ms. Campaner is highly acclaimed by the international press for her ‘extremely deep musicality, remarkable fluidity, nuancing and sense of style which put her in the ranks of pianists with exceptional qualities' (Walter Arlen – Los Angeles Times).
Ms. Campaner is the Silver Medalist of the 'Paderewski International Piano Competition' (Los Angeles - 2010), in which she also received the 'Paderewski' and 'Chopin' best performance special awards.
She is also the 1st Prize Winner and ‘Prokofiev Special Award’ recipient of the “2009 Ibla Grand Prize”, after which she made her first US tour and her Carnegie Hall debut in 2010. Ms. Campaner is a laureate of many other international competitions, including ‘Cantù International Piano and Orchestra Competition’ (Como, 2009), ‘European Piano Competition – Vlado Perlemuter’ (Le Havre – France 2009), International T.I.M. Competition (Verona, 2008), ‘Rospigliosi International Piano Competition - R. Schumann Prize’ (Pistoia – Italy, 2008).
In the year of Liszt's anniversary she was awarded the ´Prix de Jury – F. Liszt´ at the XI Concours International de Musique du Maroc, Casablanca and was recipient of the European Prize for Culture by the Cultural Foundation 'Pro Europa' (Freiburg - 2011).
She received as well scholarships from the Brahms Foundation in Baden – Baden (2009) and 'Societa´ Umanitaria' of Milan (2007).
After graduating at 18 from the Conservatory with top marks, she earned her Master’s Degree summa cum laude under the tutelage of Bruno Mezzena at the Music Academy of Pescara. Meanwhile, Ms. Campaner was selected to participate in many musical masterclasses throughout Europe, like Ticino – Musica (Lugano- Switzerland), Accademia 'Incontri col Maestro' (Imola - Italy), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Mannes College (New York City), working with such distinguished musicians as J. Swann, Jerome Rose, S. Perticaroli, A. Jasinski, P. Gililov, L. Zilberstein, D. Bashkirov, and B. Petrushansky. She is currently studying under the guidance of K. Bogino in Italy as well as attending the ‘Solisten-examen’ diploma at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe with Prof. Fany Solter.
Selections of her concerts have often been broadcast by international television and radio stations, such as RAI, Radio Ljubljana, SKY Classica, RTSI and CNN. Her new CD with music of R. Schumann and S. Rachmaninoff will be published by a very well known label in 2012.
Ms. Campaner is also very active in chamber music projects. Among several artists, she has played with J. Moser, I. Gitlis, A. Chumachenco, M. Abbado, M. Kugel, soloists of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, and of the Philharmonic of La Scala (Milan).
Her constant interest for modern arts is presently leading her attentions into future projects which will include the world of contemporary music and dance, working with some of the most nowadays renowned composers and coreographers.
As a teacher, Ms. Campaner had already been invited to give public master classes in Italy and abroad, in institutions such as the State Conservatory Mimar Sinan of Istanbul, the International Kaznam Music Academy of Astana, Kazakhstan, and the Hangzhou University in China. In October 2009, Ms. Campaner was awarded 2010-2011 European Ambassador for Culture as part of the cultural program: Piano, Reflet de la Culture Europèenne.
Ms. Campaner is an official Steinway & Sons Artist .
Recent highlights include debùts at the Cracow and Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, at the Salle Cortot of Paris, Oriental Arts Centre of Shanghai, and NCPA of Beijing.