"A masterly pianist with a bold and intriguing personality"
Bryce Morrison, influential critic of the Gramophone Magazine
Italian pianist André Gallo distinguished himself on the international concert scene at a very young age. His phenomenal skills, interpretive depth, and eclectic musical taste have defined a career of solo piano performance and prestigious collaborations in the world’s finest concert halls.
Gallo debuted in 2008 at age 18 at the Konzerthaus Berlin, which launched him into performances at international venues such as the Olympic Theater (Vicenza), the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Santa Cecilia Auditorium (Rome), the “Al Bustan” Theater (Beirut), Sala Verdi (Milan), Stoller Hall (Manchester, U.K.), Raanana Music Hall (Israel), the Teatro Filarmonico of Verona, the Konserthuset of Stockholm, and Steinway Halls of both New York and London.
He is an advocate for French culture and musical repertoire, going back to his debut in 2010 with the Orchestra del Teatro Regio of Turin with the "Fantaisie pour Piano et Orchestra" of Claude Debussy under the baton of Bertrand de Billy. During the 2017-18 season he was invited to perform for members of the Poulenc family by the Amis de Francis Poulenc at l'École Normale de Musique de Paris. After his performance, Poulenc’s surviving daughter gushed that “this young pianist possesses the same musical spirit as my father.”
Gallo’s commitment to the French repertoire is comprehensive. In his young career he has already publicly performed the complete piano works of Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Francis Poulenc, Erik Satie, and Henri Dutilleux.
As soloist with orchestra, he has performed with the Hamburg Symphoniker, the Manchester Camerata, the North Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra Mozart founded by Maestro Claudio Abbado, the ICO Chamber Orchestra, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony of Portland, the Orchestra "Arena di Verona", Orchestra Comunale of Bologna, and the Württembergische Philharmonie.
His appearances at festivals and institutions around the world include the Festival “MITO” of Milan-Turin, the Festival dei Due Mondi of Spoleto, the Pharos Arts Foundation of Cyprus, the Società del Quartetto of Vicenza, the BauArt Festival and the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel.
In 2015 Gallo was selected by the Keyboard Trust Foundation of London for a series of tours in Europe and the United States. He has also toured in Japan, China, Holland, Israel, France, The Czech Republic, the U.K., Germany, Spain, Cyprus, Sweden, Switzerland, Lebanon, and Russia, always to high acclaim with audiences and critics.
Chamber music has always played a fundamental role in his musical growth and professional activities. He collaborates with international artists such as violinists Julian Rachlin, Pierre Amoyal, and Francesco Senese. With Senese, he recorded the complete works for violin and piano of Gabriel Fauré. In 2005 he founded the Richard Wagner Trio along with violinist Roberto Baraldi and cellist Alessandro Zanardi, both principal players from the Gran Teatro “La Fenice” of Venice. He also plays in a duo with his close friend and colleague, the pianist Igor Roma.
Two of Gallo’s most important collaborators are the singer Alda Caiello and the composer Marco Di Bari, both major figures in the world of contemporary music. With Di Bari, he published the piano primer "Il Tuo Piano Per Domani", a refreshing new approach to piano education for young children which emphasizes creative music-making.
André Gallo is currently the youngest faculty member at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale “Incontri col Maestro” of Imola, a position he was appointed to after ten years of teaching in Italy’s most prestigious conservatories. He is a guest faculty member at the Zuyd University of Applied Sciences of Maastricht and at the Institut Superieur de Musique et de Pedagogie de Namur in Belgium. In 2012 he founded a “talent development” branch of the Imola Academy in Eindhoven, an institute for spreading the ideals of the noted Italian academy.
Gallo has made numerous recordings for television and radio. He was a guest on the radio show "La Stanza della Musica" and has performed live concerts for Radio 3 Classica. He was recently a subject of the documentary “Pianisti”, produced and broadcast by Sky Classica.
He first studied at the conservatory of his native Cosenza, Italy, before transferring as a young child to the studio of Franco Scala in Imola. He owes his evolution as a pianist and teacher to the influence of Scala.
In 2008 Gallo was awarded a scholarship by Richard Wagner Association of Bayreuth. In 2006 he was awarded the Premio Galarte in music, conferred by the President of the Republic of Italy.
André Gallo is a Yamaha Artist.