It seems that the pianist does what Claude Monet told once: he plays "the light itself"
Danilo Mascetti is an Italian pianist, member of the Lake Como International Piano Academy, and the '19/'20 Carne Trust Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music of London. He is the winner of the 2nd prize, best Baroque and best Classical prizes at the prestigious UNISA International Piano Competition 2020, South Africa. He is also part of the Talent Unlimited Scheme and a Live Music Now musician.
He regularly performs as soloist all over Europe, with orchestras such as Pomeriggi Musicali, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Symphonic State Orchestra of Craiova. From 2014 he performs in China and Japan, debuts in London, Prague, Rome, Russia, USA and North Africa, with orchestras such as the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra Hradec Králové, the Nova Amadeus orchestra, the NYCA Symphony Orchestra, performing for Kyoto International Music Students Festival, Aspect Foundation for Music and Arts, New York Concert Artists.
He recently performed with orchestras such as ASF Orchestra and UniMilanoB Orchestra, Brixton Chamber Orchestra, Philarmonic Orchestra of Bacau and RCM Chamber Orchestra. Highlights from recent concerts include debuts in Slovenia at the Presidential Palace, as well as with the Johannesburg Philarmonic Orchestra in Pretoria, and at the MuTh Concert Hall in Vienna. During these seas he has his debut in Turkey at the Bodrum Gümüşlük Müzik Festivali as well as in Cambridge, with Brahms Concerto n. 1 with Peter Britton, conductor, and performances of newly written piano concertos by E. Karlidag and E. Sener with the Talent Unlimited Orchestra, besides several chamber and solo concerts. Danilo also enjoys playing harpsichord and fortepiano, performing as soloist in Bach Concertos as well as a continuo player, and has made chamber music recordings at the fortepiano. He studied with Vincenzo Balzani, and Vsevolod Dvorkin in Italy, with Vanessa Latarche and Gordon Fergus – Thompson in the UK, and he is currently studying with William Grant Nabore. Besides the most recent prize, he gained international reputation becoming laureate of competitions as “Princesse Lalla Meryem” in Rabat, “Gyorgios Thymis”in Greece, “Chopin” in Rome, “Pianotalents”, “E. Pozzoli” in Seregno, “F.Liszt” in Grottamare. During his studies he was supported by C. Bechstein, the Ann Driver Trust, the Music Talks Award, the INPDAD Italian awards. Involved from an early age with his parents and his family in the care of foster children, Danilo Mascetti has worked since 2015 with non-profit organizations of Lombardy becoming co-founder and Artistic Director of Arte Solidale Festival (Lake Como); all the proceeds from this festival go to help minors in need.