Luca Rasca (ITA)

He studied with Franco Scala at the Piano Academy in Imola, Italy where he still lives.  He won numerous national and international competitions, including the London Piano Competition, Busoni of Bolzano, Palma d’Oro of Finale Ligure, Schubert of Dortmund, Skrjabin of Grosseto, Chopin of Rome, City of Treviso, Casagrande of Terni, Viotti of Vercelli. He stages solo piano performances, with chamber music and has performed over twenty piano concerts with prestigious orchestras, including the RAI Symphony Orchestra, the Virtuosi of New York and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In the year 2000, he gave his debut concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall of London, playing the first concert of Brahms in the presence of HRH Charles, Prince of Wales. He has released numerous recordings and is frequently invited as a jury member at national and international piano competitions. In addition, he has been teaching for over twenty years and publishes regularly articles on the “Suonare News” music magazine. He is appointed the Artistic Director of the International Golden Palm Competition of Finale Ligure, Italy and is the founder and a teacher at the Piano Summer Campus of Tolmezzo, Italy which takes place every year in the month of July. Moreover, he owns the record label “Piano Recital” and is professor of piano at The Conservatory of Music Jacopo Tomadini in Udine (Italy). Since December 2015 he is a Steinway Artist.