Luca Piovesan

accordionist

He graduated with honours in accordion from the Milan Conservatory and in Literature fromVenice University. He also holds a diploma in sound engineering and founded his recording studio “BlowOutStudio".
His principal teachers have been Elio Boschello and Claudio Jacomucci. He attendedinternational masterclasses with Mika Vayrynen and Matti Rantanen (Finland), Yuri Shishkin (Russia), Iñaki Alberdi (Basque Country), Jean-Luc Manca (France), Krassimir Sterev (Austria).
He has performed in the United States (Harvard University, Boston University, Minneapolis University, Mata Festival in New York); Japan (Tokyo Opera City Hall, Yokohama Hall); Austria (Impuls Festival); Slovenia; Canada; Switzerland (Settimane Musicali di Lugano); Netherlands (Deventer International Accordion Festival); Germany (BKA Theatre); Romania; and all around Italy. He has collaborated with: Metropolis Ensemble (New York); Acme Ensemble (New York); Ecce Ensemble (Boston); Neue Vocalsolisten (Stuttgart); Teatro la Fenice; Ex Novo Ensemble; Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto; Ensemble L’arsenale (Treviso).
He’s member of the Promenade Sauvage project, a duo for accordion and guitar (Maarten Stragier, from Belgium) exploring and commissioning new music from talented young composers.
As a soloist Piovesan has premiered numerous works some of which are contained in his two soloist CDs: “Musica Ricercata” and “sul Tasto”. In the last couple of years he has been very active promoting and diffusing awareness of his instrument in the realm of contemporary experimental music.
He has held lectures and seminars at the Conservatorio Pollini di Padova, Boston University, University of Timisoara, Composit New Music Festival in Rieti.
His works has been reviewed by the New York Times; Seen and heard international; Suonare News; Blow Up; accordions.com.
He is a member of the “Modern Accordion Perspectives” project, an international expert panel whose aim is to develop and spread the culture of contemporary accordion.