*8 I 1973 Marsylia
Philippe Giusiano – 2nd Prize winner, 13th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (1995). Philippe Giusiano started learning piano playing at the age of five. In 1980, he entered the Conservatoire National de Région de Marseille, where his first teacher was Odile Poisson (1980–1983), followed by Pierre Barbizet (1983–1986). He completed his piano studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris with Jean-Claude Pennetier and Jacques Rouvier (1987–1991), at the Hochschule für Musik / Mozarteum in Salzburg with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling (1992–1994), and at the Sweelinck Conservatoire in Amsterdam with Jan Wijn (1994–1995). Between 1989 and 1993 he attended masterclasses held by Jan Ekier, Adam Wibrowski and John Perry.
Mr. Giusiano competed twice in the Chopin Competition: first in 1990 (failed to qualify to the finals) and then in 1995, when he took 2nd Prize ex aequo with Alexei Sultanov (no 1st Prize was awarded). He was also awarded at the Liszt Competition in Les Pennes Mirabeau (1986) and the Concours de L’Orchestre Philharmonique des Pays de Loire (1990).
Mr. Giusiano is steadily developing his career, appearing at music festivals in France (Aix-en-Provence, La Chaise-Dieu, Nohant and others), Romania, Morocco, Poland, Japan and Austria. He has played at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Carnegie Hall and the Casals Hall in Tokyo. His broad repertoire is centered on Chopin, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Débussy and Ravel.