Davide Cabassi

Masterclass Application & Biography

How to apply

The Masterclass will take place from 27 to 31 May 2024 (Trani – Italy). The program for the lessons of the masterclass is free.

The Masterclass is open to pianists  of every age and nationality

– inscription fee: 150 euros
– masterclass tuition fee: 350 euros
– Optional in add to masterclass, cost for playing as soloist with orchestra: 290 euros
In addition to the masterclass, every student has the possibility to play one movement of their chosen concerto in the final concerts as a soloist with orchestra. (any Piano Concerto with orchestral instrumentation such as the Mozart Concerti).

Participants can choose any other piece with a similar orchestral instrumentation.

The deadline for sending an application to the Masterclass is the 30th of April 2024.

The organization of the Masterclass will give you the possibility to sleep and have full meals with very cheap costs.

– Airport in Bari (40 km far from Trani) and transfer to Trani with train
– Rome airport and train from Roma Termini station to Trani

All the payment fees must be made when you send your application to attend the Masterclass
by transfer to this account 
IBAN IT79 C360 9201 6000 9579 9232 960

If the applicant is not admitted to Masterclass the fee will be refunded.
If the application is successful but the student withdraws from the Masterclass, there will be No refund.

For other informations you can call
+39 3468296657
or send e-mail to accademia.filarmonica.med@gmail.com

Davide Cabassi

Davide Cabassi made his debut at the age of thirteen with Rai Symphony Orchestra of Milan playing the Shostakovitch’s Second Concerto conducted by Vladimir Delman, starting a career as soloist which led him to perform with the major European and American orchestras including the Munchner Philharmoniker, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Russian Chamber Orchestra, Magdeburg Philharmoniker, Fort Worth Symphony, Enid Symphony, Big Spring Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Cordoba, Orchestra Haydn Bolzano, Orchestra Verdi Milano, Orchestra Pomeriggi Musicali Milano, Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, Orchestra Romantique Paris, OSI of Lugano, OFT of Turin, Orchestra of the Arena of Verona, Tiroler Festspiele Erl Orchestra and many others, collaborating with conductors such as Gustav Kuhn, James Conlon, Daniele Gatti, Asher Fisch, Antonello Manacorda, David Coleman, Vladimir Delman, Marco Angius, Tito Ceccherini, Carlo Goldstein, Jader B ignamini, Enrique Mazzola, Daniele Callegari, Massimo Zanetti, Mikhail Tatarnikov, Philip von Steinaecker, Howard Griffiths, Johannes Wildner, Federico Maria Sardelli, Kimbo Ishi-Ito, Helmut Rilling, Gabor Takacs-Nagy and many others.

He has played for the most important Italian musical Institutions such as Società del Quartetto, Serate Musicali, Società dei Concerti, Brescia and Bergamo Piano Festival etc. and abroad, invited both in Europe and in more than 35 American states, in China and Japan in places such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow, Gasteig in Munich, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Louvre and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Forbidden City Hall and NCPA in Beijing, Roque d’Antheron and Tiroler Festspiele.

Passionate about chamber music, he played in numerous chamber ensembles, from duo to decimino (in 2018 he founded the BAggio Sinfonietta) and his large repertoire shows his particular interest in contemporary music – many are the compositions dedicated to him and performed in world premiere.

A long collaboration with the Teatro alla Scala has led him to play for étoiles such as Roberto Bolle, Svetlana Zacharova, Massimo Murru and Sylvie Guillem.

Along with concert activity, Cabassi has undertaken an intense recording activity. He has released his first recordings for labels such as Sony BMG (his first album Dancing with the orchestra won the Classic Voice magazine’s 2007 Critics Award for best debut of the year), Concerto Classics and Col-legno.

In 2012 he has debuted for Decca, with an extraordinarily successful album (Mozart Sonatas and Variations) and he began recording Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas.

He began studying piano at a very young age, graduating with honors in the class of Prof. Edda Ponti at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan and he was the first Italian admitted to the International Piano Foundation in Cadenabbia, on Lake Como, with William Grant Naborè, KU Schnabel, L. Fleisher, D. Bashkirov, R. Tureck, A. Weissemberg, and many others.

He teaches in Italian conservatories since 2003: his students are regularly prize winners in major international competitions (Honens Calgary, Schumann in Zwickau, Cliburn, Epinal, Finale Ligure, Premio delle Arti, Montichiari, Piombino, Gorizia, Prima la Musica, etc.).

He is the artistic director of the Kawai concert seasons in Ledro (TN), Un piano in Ateneo (Kawai – Cattolica, Milan), Incontri Contemporanei(Milan), Kawai summer music camps in Ledro and of the Shigeru Kawai International Competition.

In 2010 he founded with his wife, the Russian pianist Tatiana Larionova, the Primavera di Baggio concert season: the aim is to enhance and relaunch the disadvantaged suburbs of his city, involving children and “invading” the association spaces, especially those redeemed by the mafia.