Pianist David Malusà was born in Italy in 1985 and began playing the piano at the age of six. He graduated cum laude in 2005 from the Conservatorio Arrigo Pedrollo in Vicenza. After three years of private studies with Leonid Margarius and Vincenzo Balzani he moved to London in 2008 where he completed the Masters of Music programme and the Artist Diploma course at the Royal College of Music under the guidance of Neil Immelman and Vanessa Latarche.
Malusà has been a prize winner of several national and international competitions, including first prizes at the Città di Carrara, Città di Cortemilia, Città di Cantalupa, and second prize at the Paul Hindemith International Piano Competition in Berlin. David won the sixteenth Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition, as a result of which he made his debut recital at the Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile as well as at the Wigmore Hall in London. A CD was issued of his live Wigmore Hall debut recital, including Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme of Chopin Op 22 and the solo piano version of Liszt’s Totentanz, released under S.W. Mitchell Capital records
An acclaimed soloist and keen chamber musician, David Malusà has played in many national and international piano festivals and prestigious concert halls across the European continent. He has also participated in masterclasses and received guidance from many distinguished musicians, including Joaquín Achúcarro, Sergei Babayan, Barry Douglas, John Lill, Benedetto Lupo, Mario Papadopoulos, Kathryn Stott, William Grant Naboreú, Ruth Nye, Menahem Pressler, Arie Vardi and Tamas Vasary.
'Altogether, this was an outstanding debut from an exciting up-and-coming young artist. I predict we will be hearing much more from him in the future.'
Robert Beattie, Seen & Heard International
May 2019: David Malusa won second prize at ClaMo International Piano Competition in Murcia, Spain.
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