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Vincenzo Balzani


VINCENZO BALZANI graduated under Alberto Mozzati Magna Cum Laude from “G.Verdi” Conservatory of music Milano.


1965 He won the Ricordi International Piano Competition.

1967 He got Liszt prize at Maria Canals in Barcelona. 1971 He was top prize winner in many famous competitions as: Pozzoli, Treviso, G. B. Viotti internationals. 1975 he successfully represented RAI television at Ravel Competition in Paris. He has performed 1300 concerts (recitals, chamber and symphonics)  all over the world including the most prestigious Italian theatres and festivals (Scala, San Carlo, Regio-Turin, Olimpico-Rome, Festival Michelangeli, Festival dei Due Mondi, Settembre Musica, ect ect). He is recording on Radio and TV and has recorded several LPs and CDs including  Scarlatti, Mozart, Hummel, Beethoven, Chopin, Rossini , Schubert-Liszt.

Since 1973 he became piano professor in the Conservatory of Piacenza  and since 1996 in the Conservatory of Milan.

He is jury member  of many international competitions (“Las Rozas Piano Competition -Madrid, “London International Piano Competition- London, G.B. Viotti”- Vercelli, “Rina Sala Gallo”- Monza, “Pozzoli”- Seregno, “Russian Piano Music Competition – Sanremo, “A. Scriabin” International Piano Competition- Grosseto, “MozArte” International Piano Competition- Germany,  “Tchaikovsky junior” – Kurashiki, “Takamatsu International Piano Competition”- Japan , “Parnassos” di Monterrey- Mexico, “Hummel”International Piano Competition-Slovacchia, China Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition -China, “Maria Canals” Competition -Barcelona, International Piano Competition of Lyon – France) and holds courses, masterclasses lectures in Italy and abroad. 

He is artistic director of Città di Cantù, Valsesia Musica, Pianotalents, Pozzolino, Monterosa Kawai, Tadini International and Champion’s Keyboard Piano Competition Online.

From 2010 to 2021 he has been artistic consultant of the prestigious “Pozzoli” competition in Seregno and from 2012 to 2020 of Pozzolino.

In 2009 in Milano he has founded the Pianofriends association organizing festivals, concerts, stages. He is president of PianoIn association of Varese. Since January 2018 he has been regularly invited to hold concerts, seminars and masterclasses in the most important halls of the People’s Republic of China and in Hong Kong as testimonial of the Yangtze River Grand Piano.

He was invited in October 2023 to hold a seminar and a masterclass at the University “F. Chopin” Warsaw.

Professor since 2021 at the Academy of the Ridotto of Stradella.