Luca Piovesan is a 33 years old accordionist based in Venice.
He graduated with honours in accordion from the Milan Conservatory and in Literature from Venice University. He also holds a diploma in sound engineering and founded his recoding studio "Blowoutstudio".
His principal teachers have been Elio Boschello and Claudio Jacomucci. He attended international masterclasses with Mika Vayrynen and Matti Rantanen (Finland), Yuri Shishkin (Russia), Iñaki Alberdi (Basque Country), Jean-Luc Manca (France), Krassimir Sterev (Austria).
He has performed in the United States (Harvard University, Boston University, Minneapolis University, Mata Festival in New York); Japan (Tokyo Opera City Hall, Yokohama Hall); Austria (Impuls Festival); Slovenia; Canada; Switzerland (Settimane Musicali di Lugano); Netherlands (Deventer International Accordion Festival); Germany (BKA Theatre); Romania; and all around Italy. He has collaborated with: Ensemble L'arsenale (Treviso); Metropolis Ensemble (New York); Acme Ensemble (New York); Ecce Ensemble (Boston); Neue Vocalsolisten (Stuttgart).
He's member of the PromenadeSauvage project, a duo for accordion and guitar (Maarten Stragier, from Belgium) exploring and commissioning new music from talented young composers. www.promenadesauvage.com
Piovesan has been awarded many international recognitions among which: the "Grolla d'oro" and the international competition TIM.
As a soloist Piovesan has premiered numerous works some of which are contained in his two soloist CDs: "Musica Ricercata" and "sul Tasto" (digitally published by Col Legno). In the last couple of years he has been very active promoting and diffusing awareness of his instrument in the realm of contemporary experimental music. His project [accordion4composers] is available for free download on this website: it is a pdf book with audio samples intended to explain to the composers how to write for accordion.
He has held lectures and seminars at the Conservatorio Pollini di Padova, Boston University, University of Timisoara, Composit New Music Festival in Rieti.
His works has been reviewed by the New York Times; Seen and heard international; Suonare News; Blow Up; accordions.com.
He has been a member of the jury at the 38th International Accordion Competition in Castelfidardo, where he has been invited as a "skillful and progressive musician of the youngest generation" with his article "One possible way for accordion".
The output of the meeting has been the Modern Accordion Perspectives project, an expert panel of the most renowned accordionists, professors and young progressive musicians whose aim is to develop and spread the culture of contemporary accordion.
Sul tasto is the title of a piece by Filippo Perocco recorded by Luca Piovesan. This 30 years-old accordionist in possession of a tremendous control of his accordion performs perfectly all of the pages of this fascinating disc, revealing further timber and expression aspects of this instrument which Berio defined as "always growing". New and bizarre sounds transform this instrument in a real coloured orchestra, resulting in a product which will excite the most demanding audiences.