Giovanni Auletta, Neapolitan, trained with the pianist Sergio Fiorentino with whom he graduated with full marks and honors at the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory in Naples, where he deepened the repertoire of chamber music with Antonio Florio , receiving the “De Ritis” special prize and the “G. Martucci” gold plate and First Prize as the best Italian graduate.
Subsequently he studied with Konstantin Bogino and, later, the meeting with Sergio Perticaroli was decisive with whom he obtained his postgraduate diploma at the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome with full marks and honors.
He expanded his studies by participating in Joaquin Achucarro’s masterclasses at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and the Iturbi Academy in Valencia and with Rosalyn Tureck at the Cristofori Academy in Florence.
After winning some significant piano competitions such as the “Beethoven” National Competition of Naples, the Schumann International Competition of Macugnaga, the “Ennio Porrino” International Competition of Cagliari, the “City of Senigallia” International Competition, the “Schubert” International Competition of Dortmund (Germany), he embarked on an intense concert career both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles.
He has performed both in Italy (in the seasons of the Accademia S. Cecilia and Teatro Dell’Opera in Rome, for the Associazione Scarlatti, the International Chopin Association of Naples, for the Società dei Concerti, the Sala Fazioli and the Bocconi University of Milan, for the Sorrentine Music Summer and the Ravello Concert Society, for the Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa, etc.), and abroad in the main halls of cities such as Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Dortmund, Berlin, Tokyo, New York, Miami, Panama City, Buenos Aires etc.
He was hired by the Mozart Gesellschaft of Salzburg for a series of concerts with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, and was later invited for a tour with the NovoSibirsk and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Interested in the world of chamber music, he was a member of the Spanish Hemera Quartet with whom he made several recordings of Spanish composers of the 20th century for Iberian radio and numerous tours delegated by the Spanish Parliament and the Royal House.
He also founded Quartetto Raro, for the rediscovery of little known authors, such as Wilhelm Kempff, recording the entire chamber production for the Brillant Classics label.
He actively collaborated with the Ancient Music Center of Naples and with Antonio Florio for the recovery of Italian chamber music of the 18th and 19th centuries by performing and recording on historical instruments.
He recorded for RAI Italian Radiotelevision – Polish Radio – France 2 – Spanish TVE – Serbian Radio Television – German Television -.
Intensely interested in the world of theater and vocality, he has actively collaborated as a pianist and concertmaster in productions with artists such as Vanessa Redgrave and Carla Fracci at the Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa, the Greek Theater in Syracuse and the Politeama Theater in Naples; with the soprano Angeles Blancas Gulin he takes particular care of the contemporary European Spanish and French vocal repertoire.
He has been invited several times by the Accademia di Santa Cecilia as assistant master of Rockwell R Blake and Renata Scotto.
He recorded a double CD in Madrid with the tenor Joaquin Pixan and the violinist Ara Malikian for the EMI Classics label entirely dedicated to Francesco Paolo Tosti with some piano pieces of recent discovery and in absolute first performance for which he received the title of Member Honorary from the Tostiano National Institute of Ortona.
In parallel with his activity as a musician, Giovanni Auletta was attracted by musicological research, graduating with full marks and honors in Musicology, supervisor Prof. Michele Girardi, at the School of Musical Paleography of Cremona, University of Pavia.
He participated as a speaker in a conference at the Institute of Philosophical Studies on “Gender Identity” promoted by the University of Naples Federico II Department of Neuroscience and Behavioral Sciences with a report entitled “The longed-for voice” on the Theater of the sec. XVII and XVIII concerning the presence of castrati on the scene, published by the Franco Angeli publishing house.
He deals with the chamber vocal repertoire of his own cultural heritage: the Neapolitan Song, through numerous concerts together with the tenor Giuseppe Auletta and devotes energy to musicological research on popular music as evidenced by a publication for the CNR Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies.
Giovanni Auletta is editing the manuscripts of Wilhelm Kempff’s music for the Da Vinci publishing house as a reviewer, thanks to the availability of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin which holds the entire legacy.
He is a Professor at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and is regularly invited to masterclasses and seminars in prestigious universities such as: Escuela di Canto in Madrid, Conservatorio Superior de Madrid, La Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, École Normale Supérieure in Paris, University of Taiyuan in Shanxi province in China.
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