Music & Dance

Giuseppe Lupis

Pianist Giuseppe Lupis regularly appears in solo recitals internationally, including the United States, South America, and Europe. Concert engagements for the current season bring Lupis to Michigan, Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland; New York City; the American Liszt Society Bicentennial Festival; England, Scotland, Poland, and Italy. Concerts in 2012 will include tours of the United States, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, and Brazil. Giuseppe Lupis has appeared with the Lviv, Latvian, and Bari Symphonies, the Grand Valley State University and University of Georgia Symphonies and the Ascoli Chamber Orchestra. Performance venues include among others Temple Square Concert Series, Salt Lake City, Utah; Serate Musicali, Verdi Conservatory Hall, Milan, Italy; Amici della Musica, Rome, Italy; Kingston University, London, England; Edinburgh Society of Musicians, Scotland; Municipality Hall, Varna, Bulgaria; Resistencia, Argentina; Treze de Majo Theatre, Santa Maria, Brazil; Neuwied, Germany; Contemporary Music Society, Krakow, Poland; and Volyn State University, Lutsk, Ukraine.


Giuseppe Lupis is known for his explorations of unique repertoire. He is the first pianist to have performed an entire solo piano recital with music by Keith Emerson. Between concerts of the classics, a manuscript work of Italian composer Nino Rota, and his own compositions, he is also one of the few pianists in the world to have mastered and frequently performed entire George Gershwin solo piano programs. His George Gershwin CD recording (Phoenix label, 2000) was reviewed as "exceptional" by Alberto Cantù (Il Giornale, Milan, Italy).

Giuseppe Lupis is an active piano composer and arranger. His works are a regular presence in concert seasons around the globe. In the past season his works have been presented in Italy (Politeama Theatre, Palermo; Emilia Romagna Festival; Grumo Festival; Reggio Calabria, Catania, Arezzo, Genzano, Grottaferrata, Riano Flaminio, Assisi, Rutigliano), United States (Dallas, Texas; Louisville, Kentucky; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; Omaha, Nebraska); United Kingdom (London; Edinburgh); Poland (Krakow, Bielsko-Biala); Canada (Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver), South Korea (Seoul; Gyeongju) and in a broadcast recording for TV2000. Performers include Roberto Prosseda (Decca), Giuseppe Gullotta (Busoni competition finalist), Pianos Eight, Luigi Ceci (Bari Conservatory), Hyunjung Chung (Spelman College), Denis Plutalov, and Fabio Ludovisi among others.


Upcoming performances of Lupis' piano works are scheduled in Germany (Berlin Philharmonie – as encore – Roberto Prosseda), California (Montage Civic Orchestra, soloist Matteo Andreini), New York and Texas (Hyunjung Chung), and Italy (On Five Volcanic Lakes, Gabriele Sarandrea; and Giardini Naxos, Giuseppe Gullotta).


Giuseppe Lupis is Assistant Professor of Piano at Grand Valley State University. He is also an active clinician. He has given masterclasses in South Korea, Brazil, Italy, Ukraine, and the United States, and is scheduled to give a masterclass at The Gilmore's KeyFest.


A former pupil of renowned concert pianist Aldo Ciccolini, Lupis holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts in piano performance at the University of Georgia, under the tutelage of Richard Zimdars, and a piano performance degree earned with highest honors at the State Conservatory of Music in Bari, Italy, with Pierluigi Camicia.


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