Francesco Pasqualotto (1982) lives in Gallarate, where he attained classical education after he attended the Faculty of Philosophy at the Università Statale di Milano. He studied piano under the guidance of M° Maria Grazia Bellocchio, graduating in 2004 as private with the highest marks at the Conservatorio "G.Verdi" in Milano. In 2007 he attended with honors the II level degree at the Istituto Superiore di musica "G. Donizetti" in Bergamo. He participated in the course of experimental composition with M° Sandro Gorli at the Conservatorio in Milano. In these years he has taken many improve courses: through them, he establish contact with teachers and world-renowned concert performers, such as Masters B. Canino, L. Lortie, P. N. Masi, K. Bogino and P. Bordoni. In 2004 and 2005 he was admitted at Mozarteum in Salisburgo to perfecting courses with Masters A. Jasinski and S. Dorensky. Moreover, he addended seminars of fortepiano with M° B. van Oort. In chamber music, he attended masters with Altenberg Trio, and Wienand Trio di Trieste at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.
It's really remarkable the concert activity, both as a soloist, as in chambers, thanks to which he played in prestigious halls, among which Sala Verdi of Conservatorio in Milano, Teatro dal Verme in the same city, Colegio Of. De Medicos in Madrid, Kammermusicsaal in Bruschsaal, Sala Piatti in Bergamo, and in notable musical seasons (Cremona Mondo Musica, ecc..). Repertory ranges over from the classical period to the romantic e contemporaneous. In 2003, 2006 and 2007 he awarded as a pianist to the integral execution of piano opera of Gyorgy Ligeti. He was a guest host of Società dei Concerti in Milano in December 2010 and January 2013.
Recording and pubblication
In 2011 he recorded the "Requiem" of Mozart, transcribed by C. Czerny for in four hands piano and chorus, for "La Bottega Discantica" in Milano with collaboration with pianist D. Maccagnola and chorus C. Porta directed by A. Greco. He was invited by Radio Vaticana in Rome as pianist to record and broadcast some songs composed by M° S. Gianzini in 7 February 2012. After the success obtained, he has invited again in 30 Agugust 2012 to play Sonata of Bartòk and Studi Postumi of Schumann; whereupon, on 26 February 2013, he played Studi di Ligeti II Volume. Moreover, in 2012 he recorded Studi Sinfonici op. 13 (included Postumi) of Schumann and Sonata of Bartòk for Associazione "Laude Novella" in Pavia. In 2014 he recorded Studi da Paganini of F. Liszt and the second volume of Studi of Ligeti, again for Laude Novella. He published The technology to rescue the piano performance - Ed. Ermes - Milano on the magazine "Il fisioterapista" - September/October 2016 in collaboration with Nicola Lovecchio and Chiarella Sforza from Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche per la Salute, Università degli Studi di Milano.
He awarded both as a soloist as a member of the trio to many national and international concourses, with gratifying results and many rewards. We mention the Special Premium for the audience in summer of 2009 at the "Ibla Grand Prize Competition".
Francesco was a member of the jury of "Premio Giulotto 2009" in Pavia. He given many concert lessons in Hight level schools, in Universities and in some Italian conservatories, where he has offered a lot of classical, romantic and contemporaneous compositions. He holds the chair of main piano at the Accademia Ambrosiana di Musica in Milano. He teaches piano from 2008 at the Istituto musicale "F.Vittadini" in Pavia and from 2009 at the experimental musical section, born by collaboration between Liceo Scientifico Statale of Gallarate and Civico Istituto Musicale pareggiato "Puccini" in the same city. From 2011 in the same institute he is delegated for a temporary substitution as a teacher of piano for pre-academic courses. He is artistic director of the festival "Spirto Gentil, the listening adventure", which takes place in Gallarate since several years.