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Laura Oppedisano (Piano)

Born: Argentina

The Argentinean pianist, Laura Oppedisano, studied with Julio Lazarte, graduated from the Escuela de Artes Musicales de la UNT with honours. In 1988 she won the First Prize at the Competition for Pianists "Joseph Castiglione" and the First Prize at the Piano Competition organized by the Escuela de Artes Musicales de la UNT.

In 1991 Laura Oppedisano participated in the Festival "Viena en Tucumán" performing Mozart’s Concertos Nos. 22, 24, 25 and 26 with the Camerata Lazarte. She has made numerous appearances in solo piano recitals and chamber music in important places of Argentina, including the Salón Dorado of the Teatro Colon. She has played concerts with various orchestras in her homeland and abroad. She was honoured as "Outstanding Young Person of the Year" for three consecutive years: in 1994 by the City of S. M. of Tucuman, in 1995 by the newspaper El Liberal and in 1996 by the Fundación Cultural Stgo. del Estero. In January 1995 she travelled to the USA, where she recorded the work Macbeth by Alonso Crespo.

In June 1995, Laura Oppedisano made her debut in Europe with the Orchestra. Sinfonietta Paris conducted by M º Jack Bowman, at the Eglise de la Madeleine in París. The same year he played in three consecutive concerts the 5 Concertos for Piano and Orchestra by L.v. Beethoven, together with the Sinfónica de la UNT. In 1996 she performed a concert organized by the Mozarteum Argentino en Salta, with the French violinist Jerome Akoka, getting rave reviews. In 1997 she returned to the USA, during which she made the world premiere recording of the complete piano works of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov that was introduced in Spain in 1998.

In American Record Guide the music critic of The New York Times, Harold Schonberg, noted the outstanding qualities of Laura Oppedisano. In 1998 she played in the USA L.v. Beethoven's Choral Fantasy under the baton of M ° Efrain Amaya with the Westmoreland Youth Orchestra. One of her most notable performances was in playing in the same concert the integral version of the 4 Concertos for piano solo and string orchestra, BWV 1052, BWV 1053, BWV 1055 and BWV 1056 by J.S. Bach, with the Orquesta de Cámara de la Fundación Banco Empresario de Tucumán in 1999. During the years 1999 and 2000 she performed the complete L.v. Beethoven Violin Sonatas with Russian violinist Natasha Shishimonina. In 2001 he played with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Salta, the Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, conducted by M ° Felipe Izcaray.

In March 2002 Laura Oppedisano participated in the competition for young musicians in Buenos Aires, being selected to play as soloist with the Orq. Sinfónica de Tres de Febrero. On March 8, 2003 she was awarded "Outstanding Women" in the International Women's Day by the Federation of University Women. Recently she played the Fantasia Op. 56 by Tchaikovsky (Argentine premiere) by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Salta and the Orquesta Sinfónica de la UNT.

Source: La Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán Website (2006), English translation by Aryeh Oron (February 2011)
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Aryeh Oron (February 2011)

Laura Oppedisano: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

Links to other Sites

La Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán: Programación 2006 [Spanish]

Camerata Lazarte interpreta Beethoven (Salta 21) [Spanish

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