Giuseppe Bruno graduated with honors in Piano, Composition and Conducting with Professors Specchi, Zangelmi and Taverna. Maestro Bruno also studied piano with Paolo Bordoni, conducting with Leopold Hager and attended a seminar in composition at the IRCAM in Paris. Performing for several years as a pianist in many different chamber ensembles and as a brilliant soloist, Bruno has played with many important orchestras in Italy, USA, Greece, Bosnia, Romania, Ukraine, Poland and Germany, in a repertory that extends from Mozart to contemporary music. He has collaborated with conductors including Alkis Baltas, Spiros Argiris, Roberto Abbado, Pasquale Valerio, Sam McClure, violinist Sashko Gawriloff, singers Gail Gilmore, Victor von Halem, Monica Benvenuti, and with the Octet of the Berlin Philharmonic. From 1987 to 1992 Bruno participated in the “Festival of Two Worlds” in Spoleto, Italy, and Charleston, South Carolina. Maestro Bruno was a prize winner at the International Piano Contest in Rome in 1991 and also in 1992 at the “Viotti” competition in Vercelli, Italy, in a duo with violinist Alberto Bologni. He has recorded for Nuova Fonit Cetra, Diapason, SAM, Bongiovanni, Ars publica, Sheva, Ars musici, as well as for RAI, Swiss French and Italian radio, Vatican radio and for WDR in Cologne. In the past few years Maestro Bruno has been acknowledged as a highly regarded conductor in Italy and abroad. Maestro Bruno is currently a Professor of the “Giacomo Puccini” Conservatory in La Spezia, Italy and Visiting Professor at Rubinstein Akademie, Düsseldorf.