Uriel Pascucci Pianist
The young Argentinian pianist Uriel Pascucci is laureate of international piano competitions. He has performed several concerts in Argentina, United States, Spain, Italy, England, Austria, Switzerland and Germany, including performances in the Auditorio Juan Victoria in San Juan, the Teatro Independencia in Mendoza, Argentina, the Petit Palau at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Spain, the Mozarthaus Vienna in Austria, the Historisches Kaufhaus Freiburg in Germany, and a London Debut concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room, in England. He performed in the “Young Talents” Cycle of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo´s Orchestra (OSUNCuyo), in Argentina, at the concert cycles in Barcelona held by the Center of Piano Studies (“Centro de Estudios Pianisticos” - CEP), at the 2nd Cycle of Argentinian Performers (“2do Ciclo Musical de Intérpretes Argentinos”) in Madrid, Spain, at the concert cycles in Museum Manuel De Falla in Argentina, the Wesley Series in Bella Vista and at the NWA Classical Piano Concert Series in USA.
Uriel Pascucci has been awarded prizes in piano competitions and honored with distinctions. In 2008 he unanimously won the First Prize in the Competition of Annual Selection of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo´s Orchestra in Mendoza. During 2010 he was recognized as an elite pianist during the XVIII Piano Competition “City of Necochea” – Bicentennial Edition in Buenos Aires. At the competition in Buenos Aires, Pascucci unanimously won the First Prize, and gave his first concert tour through Argentina. He was later honored with the Prize Outstanding Young People from Mendoza 2010 (“Premio Jóvenes Mendocinos Destacados 2010”), in the category of “leadership, commitment and cultural achievements,” given by Mendoza´s Business Council. In 2014 he participated in the legendary “International Piano Academy Freiburg,” in Germany, where at the final concert he was awarded the Second Prize in the Audience Competition. Recently he has been awarded the Second Prize, Piano Soloist Senior Category, at the International Music Competition “London” Grand Prize Virtuoso 2017, in England.
At the Basel Music Academy (Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel) in Switzerland, Pascucci pursued a Master of Arts in Musical Performance under the guidance of Tobias Schabenberger. He was a recipient of the scholarship “Stipendium Ruth + Hans Joachim Rapp –Stiftung,” the Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel Scholarship and the generous support of the Fundación Valentín Bianchi. He also studied piano under the guidance of Cuban pianist Roberto Urbay, and graduated with an Honors Diploma from the Music Faculty of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. He recently studied piano under the guidance of the Russian pianist Jura Margulis, as part of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, at the University of Arkansas, in the United States; he was a recipient of a Scholarship from the Music Department.
Additionally, Uriel Pascucci has enriched his musical education in various ways. He has actively participated in the Masterclasses of renowned pianists including Dmitri Alexeev, Bernd Glemser, Paavali Jumppanen and Emanuele Arciuli. He has received highly valued advice from pianists such as Tomasz Herbut, Anton Kernjak, Simone Dinnerstein, Yoonie Han, Carmen Piazzini, Guillermo Opitz, Fernando Pérez, Pilar Leyva, Emiliano Turchetta, Bárbara Buono, László Gyimesi, Gabriel Correa and Aydin Esen. Furthermore, Pascucci has studied composition with the Argentinian composer Dante G. Grela.
Uriel Pascucci has performed as a soloist, with orchestra, in chamber music formations, and with classical singers. As a passionate musician, Pascucci’s piano repertoire includes the works of a wide variety of composers ranging from Baroque to Contemporary music. He has special emphases in Romanticism and XXth century composers.
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