My Piano Story

"The first time I heard the piano sound I was bewitched"

Eclectic musician, imaginative, passionate, unconventional, far from academic formalisms he sinks the roots of his music training in the tradition of the great piano schools (Vincenzo Scaramuzza and Carlo Zecchi traditions) under the leadership of the great Argentinian pianist and pedagogue Fausto Zadra at the prestigious “Ecole Internationale de Piano” in Switzerland. He is considered one of the Italian leading pianists of his generation. Finalist and awarded in national and international competitions in 1994 he has been Solo- Finalist at the “International Piano Competition Eduard Flipse” in Rotterdam (Netherlands), only Italian in history of the competition. Achille Gallo is concertizing extensively in international Piano Festivals (Rotterdam, Venice, Valencia, Brussels, Istanbul, Moscow, Vancouver, Rome, Lausanne) in prestigious Concert Halls with symphony orchestras such as the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra , Czech National Symphony Orchestra,Orchestra Sinfonica "Gaetano Donizetti" under the direction of Rengim Gokmen , Peter Mianiti , Josif Conta, Alessandro Molinari .

His discography boasts 6 CDs for prestigious record labels such as Neos Music GmbH, Velut Luna, Phoenix Classics, Xclassics Records which include the complete chamber music of Frank Bridge and Frederic Chopin receiving flattering appreciation from international press (Diapason Revue, Classical CD, Gramophone Magazine, Notes, net, American Record Guide , Music Web International Review,Classic Voice, Skug Journal of Music,, Dissonance). National President of the WPTA-World Piano Teachers Association for ITALY (WPTA ITALY) and Founder- Artistic Director of the International Piano Competition “FAUSTO ZADRA”(member of the AAF Alink Argerich Foundation) he serves often as Jury member in prestigious international piano competitions. Piano Professor at the European Piano Open Academy in the Advanced Yearly Master Courses for Professional Performers in Italy he gives regularly international master classes in Italy, Spain, Russia, Serbia, etc. The USA website “Classical Pianist of the future” has included Achille Gallo in the “Top 155 Pianist of the future” as “a Master of the piano considered an influential and prominent figure in the world music industry”. In November 2019 it will be release his last CD with the complete Chopin Waltzes by Xclassics Records. His schedule 2018/2020 see him engaged as concert pianist, Jury Member and Piano Professor in USA, Canada, Belgium, Norway, China, Italy,Poland,Netherlands.