Giampaolo Nuti was born in Florence, where he studied piano with the late Antonio Bacchelli at the “L. Cherubini” Conservatory of Music, graduating with honours in both piano and harpsichord; he has also taken courses in Electronic Music and Conducting. Later he studied with Franco Scala in Imola, attending piano and chamber music master classes in Italy and abroad.
First prize winner in many piano competitions, he has performed in Austria, France, Slovenia, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, USA, Canada, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Kenya and throughout Italy in solo recitals and in various chamber ensembles, playing in many relevant concert seasons and music Festivals both as pianist and harpsichordist. He is also active in the contemporary music field, often premiering new works for piano; his performances have been broadcasted by radio and television in Italy and Mexico.
He has appeared as a soloist with many symphony and chamber orchestras, working with C. Topilow, E.G. Yaslicam, Z. Chen, N. Samale, R. Gutter, D. Kawka, performing Concertos ranging from Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven to Liszt, Alkan, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Schnittke in Italy, Austria, United States and Mexico.
He is recording intensely: Stradivarius has released the complete piano works by Alfred Schnittke, highly praised by many European magazines, and the Barber Piano Concerto with the Italian Radio-Television Orchestra and Daniel Kawka, first recording outside the USA, which is quickly gaining its place as one of the most authoritative in the discography. With violinist Francesco D’Orazio he has also recorded the complete violin and piano works by Schnittke and Rota, also for Stradivarius, and the complete works by Berio, Busoni, and Ravel for Decca; their latest output is a collection of French Romantic Sonatas on period instruments issued by Amadeus, while his most recent Stradivarius solo CD, Souvenirs and Recollections, is dedicated to Barber's piano output and sees the first world recordings of many recently published works.
A much sought-after teacher, Giampaolo Nuti has been the winner of the State Competition for teaching positions, ranking first among thousands of candidates; he is presently teaching piano at the “A. Boito” Conservatory of Music in Parma, while regularly holding master classes for various academies in Italy. He has also held courses for the Showa University, Tokyo, the Escuela de Musica in Mexico City, the Conservatorio Nacional in Bogotà and the Conservatorio Superior de Vigo, Spain. He is regularly invited as a member of piano competitions juries.
Mr. Nuti’s solo repertoire covers a vast part of piano literature; he also focuses his attention on monographic recitals, like the ones dedicated to Alkan’s music, the north-american composers or the complete Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues; he also endeavours to explore new forms of recitals, seeking to attain a more engaging experience for the audience.