“THE FIRST TIME I HEARD THE PIANO SOUND I WAS BEWITCHED.” — Achille Gallo
Achille Gallo is not only “… a pianist full of passion and exciting technically capable of reaching the top of expressiveness beyond any possible expectation” (David W Moore - American Record Guide), but also “…a poet of the Piano between the Waltzes of Chopin.” (Bernardino Zappa – L’Eco di Bergamo”- Italy)
Eclectic musician, imaginative, passionate, unconventional, and far from academic formalisms, Achille Gallo sinks the roots of his music training in the tradition of the great piano schools (Vincenzo Scaramuzza and Carlo Zecchi traditions) under the leadership of the great Argentinian pianist and pedagogue Fausto Zadra at the prestigious “Ecole Internationale de Piano” in Switzerland. Gallo is considered one of the Italian leading pianists of his generation.
Finalist and awarded in national and international competitions in 1994, Achille Gallo has been Solo- Finalist at the “International Piano Competition Eduard Flipse” in Rotterdam (Netherlands), only Italian in history of the competition. Gallo is also concertizing extensively in international Piano Festivals (Rotterdam, Venice, Valencia, Brussels, Istanbul, Moscow, Vancouver, Rome, Lausanne) in prestigious Concert Halls with symphony orchestras such as the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica "Gaetano Donizetti" under the direction of Rengim Gokmen, Peter Mianiti, Josif Conta, Alessandro Molinari.
Achille Gallo’s discography boasts six CDs for prestigious record labels such as Neos Music GmbH, Velut Luna, Phoenix Classics, X-classics Records which include the complete chamber music of Frank Bridge and Frederic Chopin receiving flattering appreciation from international press (Diapason Revue, Classical CD, Gramophone Magazine, Notes, Net, American Record Guide , Music Web International Review,Classic Voice, Skug Journal of Music, Colonnesonore.net, Dissonance).
Gallo often serves as a Jury member in prestigious international piano competitions. He is the National President of the WPTA-World Piano Teachers Association for ITALY (WPTA ITALY) and Founder- Artistic Director of the International Piano Competition “FAUSTO ZADRA''(member of the AAF Alink Argerich Foundation). He is also a Piano Professor at the European Piano Open Academy in the Advanced Yearly Master Courses for Professional Performers in Italy. Achille Gallo regularly gives international master classes in Italy, Spain, Russia, Serbia, etc.
The USA website “Classical Pianist of the future” has included Achille Gallo in the “Top 155 Pianist of the future” as “a Master of the piano considered an influential and prominent figure in the world music industry”. In November 2019, Achille Gallo released his last CD with the complete Chopin Waltzes by X-classics Records. He engaged as a concert pianist, Jury Member, and Piano Professor in USA, Canada, Belgium, Norway, China, Italy, Poland, Netherlands in 2018 and 2020.
“... A pianist full of passion and exciting technically capable of reaching the top of expressiveness beyond any possibleexpectation”
—— David W Moore - American Record Guide
“..A poet of the Piano between the Waltzes of Chopin.”
—— Bernardino Zappa – L’Eco di Bergamo”- Italy
“...Commenting on the performance of the Concerto for piano and orchestra op.37 by Ludwig Van Beethoven...the sound of thepiano was remarkable. It was a success. Especially the Italian pianist Achille Gallo, an artist that music critics described as a"piano poet". The show was unmistakable, the deep and warm interpretation of the Italian pianist, far from any exhibitionisticaspect found the right combination in the musical intentions of the conductor Rengim Gokmen and the Istanbul StateSymphony Orchestra."
—— Selmi Andak - Cumhuriyet Gazette - Istanbul
"... A great between the great pianist of the 21st century. Achille Gallo has come to an interpretative dimension of Chopin'smusic that comes close to the maximum expression of musical beauty showing an extraordinary synthesis of piano virtuosityand creative intelligence".
—— Daniel Ponce, Musicologist - Argentine
1994 Solo Finalist at the International Piano Competition Eduard Flipse in Rotterdam (Netherlands), ONLY Italian in the history of the competition
Top 155 Pianist of the future as a Master of the piano considered an influential and prominent figure in the world music industry (Classical Pianist of the future)
National President - WPTA-World Piano Teachers Association for ITALY (WPTA ITALY)
Artistic Director - International Piano Competition FAUSTO ZADRA
Member - AAF Alink Argerich Foundation
Piano Professor - European Piano Open Academy
Solo Recital Programs
ACHILLE GALLO, piano
F.Chopin: “The Waltzes”
op.34 n.1 – 2- 3
op.64 n.1 “Minute Waltz” – 2 – 3
op.69 n.1 – 2
op.70 n. 1 -2 – 3
op. phostume in A minore
op.phostume in E minor
R.Schumann: Papillon op.2
F.J.Haydn: Sonata in D major, Hob: 37
W.A.Mozart: Sonata in C major, KV.330
F.Chopin: Mazurkas op.7 n.5
op.30 n.1 e 2
Andante Spianato e Grande Polacca Brillante op.22
L.V.Beethoven: Sonata “Waldstein” op.53
F.Chopin: Waltz op.18
Fantasia Improvviso op.66
F.Liszt: Raphsody n.6