The Italian pianist, Giuseppe Mariotti, studied After studying piano, organ and composition at the Piacenza Conservatory in Italy. He continued his education in Vienna, Austria, where he attended the renowned Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst (now University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna). At the Hochschule from 1982 to 1989, he studied piano performance under Hans Graf and chamber music under Georg Ebert, graduating in both classes. He also attended master-classes with Maurizio Pollini and Paul Badura-Skoda.
Giuseppe Mariotti is a very versatile artist, who in recent years also has proven himself as a specialist in the works of particularly demanding and difficult composers. In this role, he recorded a CD series of the complete piano works of Ferruccio Busoni for the Italian label fonè, receiving high praise from several international music reviewers. His concerts and recordings have received enthusiastic reviews from respected music critics such as Harold Schonberg, Wilhelm Sinkowicz, Piero Rattalino, Piero Buscaroli and many others.
Giuseppe Mariotti’s concert career as both soloist and chamber musician brings him regularly throughout Europe and also to the USA, Russia, Israel and the Far East. His performances have been broadcast on numerous radio and television stations, including RAI, ORF, Russian State Television, NHK and many others. His broad repertoire ranges from the works of J.S. Bach to those of contemporary composers. Mariotti, a Bösendorfer artist, has a special affection for the Viennese classics, which he performs also on original instruments from his own collection. He has a special fondness for the Italian piano literature, especially 20th century works and the music of Ferruccio Busoni.
In his position as Music Director of Vienna’s Minoritenkirche from 1998 to 2003, Giuseppe Mariotti has been an indirect successor of Antonio Salieri, in whose name he founded the Ensemble Salieri Wien, which is devoted to performing the Italian chamber orchestra repertoire. Since 2003 he is professor of piano at the Tokushima Bunri University (Japan); in April 2007 he became also Dean of the Music Faculty. From 2008 to 2010 he was Visiting Professor at the Kobe College of Music. He holds master-classes in Tokyo, Tateshina and Osaka, and, since 2009, he teaches at the Wiener Musikseminar. He serves regularly as a jury member of several international competitions. He lives between Kobe and Vienna.