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Nicolas Giacalone

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Nicolas Giacalone is one of the most promising young pianists of his generation. He started his musical career under the direction of Dr. Ana Maria Trenchi Bottazzi and Dr. Bruno Bottazzi at the Bottazzi International School of Music in Manhasset, New York. There he studied the art of classical piano for 13 years and debuted for the first time as a performer in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. He showed promise as a musician when he gave his first solo recital at the age of 10. Nicolas continued his studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music under Proffesor Jeffrey Biegel and Professor Nina Lelchuk where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance.


Since childhood, Nicolas has devoted all of his time to studying piano and music. In 2009 he was awarded the first prize in the middle school division of The Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition. The following years, in 2010 and 2011, he was awarded second prize in The American Protégé International Competition for Romantic Music. He was also the only participant to be invited to return for a second performance at the American Protégé Competition. In the years 2011, 2012, and 2013 Nicolas was awarded a full scholarship at the Bottazzi School of Music. Most recently, he was invited to play with the Saxophone Ensemble Rhapsody in Blue in 2015. In 2016, he won the Aaron Copland School of Music Concerto Competition and performed Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini with the Queens College Orchestra the following year. In 2017, he performed Rhapsody in Blue with the Queens College Wind Ensemble and in 2019 with the Conservatorio di Musica Agostino Stefani Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Ernest Hoetzl and Maestro Roberto Zarpellon in Castelfranco Veneto and Treviso.


Nicolas has performed many times in different halls in New York City, New England, and abroad. He has performed numerous times at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Cami Hall, Steinway Hall, the Goethe Institute, and St. Peter’s Church. Often during the summer, he gives performances in Washington Square Park, New York. He has also performed several times in Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts.


During the previous five summers Nicolas has traveled as a performer and a participant in international music festivals, participating in the International Keyboard and Institute Festival in New York and Piano Masterclass with Massimilano Ferrati in Cittadella, Italy. At the International Keyboard Institute and Festival he was awarded a scholarship and studied under world renowned pianists Jerome Rose, Jeffrey Swann, Ilya Yakushev, and Nina Lelchuk. He has performed multiple concerts while in Italy, including performances in Padua, Cittadella, Castelfranco, and Villa Contarini in Piazzola. He has also performed with the Circle Symphony Orchestra.


Nicolas Giacalone has recently received the maximum grade in his Master’s study under the direction of Professor Massimiliano Ferrati at the Conservatorio di Musica Agostino Stefani in Castelfranco, Veneto and has spent the past three years studing under Professor Ferrati in Castelfranco Veneto and Professor Alessandro Taverna in Portogruaro.


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