William Grant Naboré


Alessandro Deljavan

how to apply


Bari – ITALY


William Grant Naboré and Alessandro Deljavan

The Masterclass will take place from 13 to 16 November 2023 in Bari (Italy, Puglia).
The Masterclass is open to pianists of every age and nationalities

– inscription fee: 250 euros

Every student admitted will participate to Masterclass and will play one movement of a  Piano Concerto as soloist with orchestra in the Piano Festival. The students can choose among various Piano concertos:

Mozart K. 453, K. 466, K. 467, K. 491, K. 459, K. 503, K. 488, K. 595; Beethoven (all five Piano Concertos).

If the student would like to perform another concerto, they will need to ask the Accademia: (email: accademia.filarmonica.med@gmail.com)

To participate at the Masterclass and Festival every pianist will have to send a preselection video and to pay the inscription fee (250 euros). 

The deadline for sending the video is 30/09/2023. Every participant will have to send a list of 3 Concertos (chosen from the selection listed above) in order of preference. The program of the preselection video (minimum 15 min.) is free.

Every participant will have one lesson with Maestro Naboré and one lesson with Maestro Deljavan and both of them will listen to every rehearsal of each participant of the Masterclass

– Airport in Bari

– Rome airport and train from Roma Termini station to Bari Centrale

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


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

William Grant Naboré

The pianist and pedagogue, William Grant Nabore’ was born in Roanoke, Virginia (USA) where he studied with Kathleen Kelly Coxe, a pupil of Alexander Siloti, the teacher of Sergej Rachmaninov and afterwards with the eminent musicologist, Anne McClenney at the Hollins College in his early years.

He received a full scholarship to study at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Carlo Zecchi, a pupil of Busoni and Schnabel and also with Renata Borgatti. He received his Master’s degree with honors from this institution and afterwards won the First Prize of Virtuosity and the Paderewski Award from the Conservatoire de Geneve. He also studied Musicology with Luigi Ronga at the University of Rome and Harpsichord with Ferruccio Vignanelli at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia.

He also studied in England with Denise Lassimonne, the assistant of Tobias Matthay.
He continued his studies with Alicia de Larrocha, Rudolf Serkin, George Szell and with Pierre Fournier for Chamber Music.

He has played all over the world with important orchestras in prestigious venues and chamber music with famous ensembles such as the Amadeus Quartet, the Talich Quartet and the Gabrieli Quartet.

Of a rare musical erudition and authority, he is one of the most respected and celebrated piano pedagogues at present and has formed some the finest young pianists of today.

He has given Masterclasses all over the world and was the founding Director of the International Piano Foundation “Theo Lieven” in 1993 and in 2002 with Martha Argerich as President, he created the famous International Piano Academy Lake Como in Italy.

In 2017 he received the Vendome Award from the Orpheus Foundation of Switzerland for his outstanding contribution to classical music in discovering, teaching and promoting exceptional young pianists.

His students include: Yulianna Avdeeva, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Alessandro Deljavan, Francois Dumont, Severin von Eckardstein, Gabor Farkas, Chi Ho Han, Martin Helmchen, Emil Gryesten, Claire-Marie Le Guay, Marcos Madrigal, Dmitry Masleev, Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev, Cedric Pescia, Roberto Plano, Tomoki Sakata, Margherita Torretta, Alexei Volodin, Ran Jia, Davide Cabassi, Roberto Prosseda, Alessandra Ammara, Bruce Xiaoyu Liu, Daniel Wnukowski, William Youn, and Shunta Morimoto.

And the Legendary Nina Simone.

Alessandro Deljavan

Italian pianist Alessandro Deljavan has been astonishing audiences for more than two decades. Acknowledgements began at the age of nine when he won the prestigious Concours musical de France (1st Prize, Paris, 1996). He is embraced for his remarkable prowess and emotional intensity by audiences and colleagues alike.
Alessandro has performed with orchestras such as the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra (St. Petersburg, Russia), the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Fort Worth, Texas, USA), the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi (Milan, Italy), Orchestra Sinfonica Leopolis (Atri, Italy), Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento (tour in Italy & Slovakia), Israel Camerata Orchestra (Tel Aviv, Israel), Wu Han Philharmonic Orchestra (Wu Han, China), and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (Vilnius, Lithuania), among others.

He has appeared at festivals such as the Festival International Piano Classique de Biarritz (Biarritz, France), Festival Chopin aL Paris (Paris, France), Piano Intime Series (Montpellier, France), Glafsfjordens musikfestival (Arvika, Sweden), Bologna Festival (Bologna, Italy), Il Festival Piano Master (Gravedona, Italy), Orta Festival (Lago d’Orta, Italy), Gradus International Piano Festival (Aarhus, Denmark), Franz Liszt Festival (Albano Laziale, Italy), Festival CittaL di Morbegno (Morbegno, Italy), Festival Internazionale di Lapedona (Lapedona, Italy), Autunno Musicale (Como, Italy), the BogotaL International Piano Festival (BogotaL , Colombia) and Tippet Rise (Montana, USA).

His chamber music partners have included the TakaM cs Quartet, the Sine Nomine Quartet and the Brentano Quartet, Alissa Margulis (violin), and Alexander Buzlov (cello). He has toured extensively with the violinist Daniela Cammarano with whom he has recorded several albums for the Aevea, Brilliant Classics and Onclassical labels.
Alessandro has appeared in films such as ‘Franz Liszt: The Pilgrimage Years’ (RAI – Italian TV), ‘Virtuosity’ (Cliburn / PBS), and numerous live broadcasts on European radio. The live webcasts from the Cliburn competitions (2009 & 2013) were seen by over a million viewers in 155 countries.
In 2021 Alessandro inaugurated his own imprint, the AERAS Music Group, for which he has released the Bach Goldberg Variations, and an album of works by Liszt. The coming months will see releases of the complete sonatas for violin and piano of Beethoven, an album of Mozart sonatas, and another of Schubert.
Alessandro Deljavan has a discography of over 60 albums with the Stradivarius, Brilliant Classics, Onclassical, Aevea, Naxos, Tactus and Piano Classics labels. Some of the most recent releases (since 2015) include two albums of the complete Chopin Waltzes & EP tudes (Brilliant Classics), the Complete Chopin Mazurkas (Aevea), the Complete Piano / String works of Taneyev (Aevea), the Complete Piano Works of Reynaldo Hahn (Aevea), the Complete Violin Sonatas of Edvard Grieg (Aevea), the Complete Works for Piano and Cello of Martucci (Tactus), Schumann Works for Piano (Academy / Artalinna), Bach Complete Little Preludes (Aevea), Bach: The Seven Toccatas (Piano Classics), a double CD recording of works by Mompou (Brilliant Classics), and the Grieg Complete Lyric Pieces (OnClassical), (three hours / 66 tracks) which has had more than 200,000 streams on Spotify in the first month of its release).
The 2018 Artist Report for Alessandro Deljavan on Spotify had listed:
957,000 fans
4,000,000+ streams
166,000 hours
65 countries
On Youtube, his recording of the complete Chopin Waltzes has received more than 1,000,000 streams to date.
Alessandro Deljavan graduated from the Conservatorio Statale di Musica Giuseppe Verdi (Milano, 2003) and the Istituto Gaetano Braga (Teramo, 2006). From 2005 – 2013 he was among the select young artists attending the International Piano Academy at Lake Como, Italy under the tutelage of the Academy’s artistic director, William Grant NaboreM. In addition, he has taken part in courses at the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Festival dell Nazioni at CittaL di Castello and the Ottorino Respighi Foundation on St. George Island, Venice, Italy.
His teachers include Valentina Chiola, Piotr Lachert, Ricardo Risaliti, Enrico Belli, Eugenio Bagnoli, Lazar Berman, William Grant Naboré, Dimitri Bashkirov, Laurent Boullet, Fou Ts’ong, Dominique Merlet, John Perry, Menahem Pressler, Claude Frank, Richard Goode, and Andreas Staier.
He is currently Artistic Director of the Opera Master school in Villamagna founded in 2021 and Professor of Piano at the U. Giordano Conservatory of Music, Rodi Garganico, Italy.