JURY MEMBER – POZZOLI 2021
Davide Cabassi is a top-prize winner of the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He made his debut with the Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI in Milan at the age of thirteen.
Since then he has embarked on a brilliant career as a soloist that has led him to perform with major European and American orchestras (Munchner Philharmoniker, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Russian Chamber Orchestra and many others), collaborating with conductors such as Gustav Kuhn, James Conlon, Daniele Gatti, Asher Fisch, Antonello Manacorda, and many others.
In recital he has played for the most important Italian musical associations – Società del Quartetto, Serate Musicali and Società dei Concerti, Milan; Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo. Abroad he has played all over Europe, in more than 35 American States, in China and Japan in halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow, Gasteig in Munich, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Louvre and Salle Gaveau in Paris have often seen him as a guest.
In the spring of 2012 a long collaboration with the Teatro alla Scala led him to play with etoiles such as Roberto Bolle, Svetlana Zacharova and Massimo Murru.
After graduating from the Conservatory of Milan in the class of Prof. Edda Ponti, he studied for five years, the first Italian admitted, at the International Piano Foundation of Cadenabbia.
He has been teaching in Italian conservatories since 2003 and is regularly invited to take part in the jury of international competitions, as well as to hold masterclasses all over the world.
He is the Artistic Director of the concert season “Primavera di Baggio” that he founded with his wife, the Russian pianist Tatiana Larionova, to enhance and revive culturally the disadvantaged suburbs of his city, involving children and “invading” the associative spaces, especially those rescued from the mafia.