Stephen Vaglica

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Stephen Vaglica performing on piano in 2018
Stephen Vaglica performing on piano in 2018

Stephen Vaglica is an American and Italian concert pianist and classical recording artist. He performs in solo recitals and with major orchestras such as the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana for international audiences.[1] He has performed and recorded a repertoire of music including pieces by Chopin, Beethoven, and Gershwin.[2]

Background and Career[edit]

Vaglica was born in New York City. At the age of 8 he and his family moved to Italy where he graduated from the Conservatory of Music with the distinction of Summa cum Laude. In Venice, he continued his studies under pianist Vincenzo Pertile a student of pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. After his formative studies he returned to the USA and began his career as an international soloist.[3][4]

Some notable performances have been at the Selinunte Archaeological Park with the OSN Etna Philarmonica conducted by Vincenzo Di Mauro,[5] at the Monreale Cathedral with pianist Silvia Vaglica,[6][7][8] and in the Piazza Ruggero Settimo in Palermo with the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Evgeny Bushkov.[9] Vaglica received 'Best Classical Recording' from The Detroit Music Awards in 2015.[10] He also received an award from the town of Mascalucia, Sicily for his promotion of the Mascalucian orchestra and other talent on an international scale. The award was presented by then mayor of Masalucia, Fabio Cantarella.[11]

Recordings[edit]

Release Year Awards
Chopin: Étude, Op. 10, No. 1 "The Waterfall"[12] (Single) 2018
Chopin: Étude, Op. 10: No. 12 "The Revolutionary"[13] (Single) 2018
George Gershwin Concerto in F - Frederic Chopin - Polonaise Scherzo Ballade Etude[14] 2018
Chopin[15] 2014 "Best Classical Recording" Detroit Music Awards (2015)[16]

References[edit]

  1. "Musica in piazza Palermo, dirige Bushkov". Redazione ANSA. Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata. 20 July 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  2. "Il 4 agosto note di pianoforte del maestro Vaglica al parco archeologico di Selinunte". Tribunale di Palermo. 8 January 2018.
  3. "Stephen Vaglica". Serenade. SERENADE MAGAZINE. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  4. Development, PodBean. "New York Italian Radio 5-11-2018". rvitale10.podbean.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  5. "Standing ovation per Vaglica al Parco Archeologico di Selinunte. Un'incantevole mix di location e musica ha incantato il pubblico - Tele8 %". Tele8 (in italiano). 2018-08-06. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  6. "Il concerto di Stephen e Silvia Vaglica al Duomo: "Emozioni eterne"". Monreale Press - Quotidiano online di cronaca e informazione (in italiano). 2018-07-21. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  7. Ganci, Follow meCaterina (2018-06-26). "Suoneranno per Monreale, Stephen e Silvia Vaglica a luglio in concerto in Cattedrale - FiloDiretto". Filodiretto Monreale (in italiano). Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  8. SICILIAUNONEWS (2018-07-25), PIANO CONCERTOS - SILVIA VAGLICA E STEPHEN VAGLICA, retrieved 2019-06-19
  9. "La Sinfonica in piazza, dirige Bushkov". orchestrasinfonicasiciliana.it (in italiano). Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  10. "Winners archive". Detroit Music Awards. Detroit Music Awards Foundation. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  11. "Mascalucia, premio a Vaglica Pianista americano di radici sicule". Live Sicilia (in italiano). Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  12. "Chopin: Étude, Op. 10, No. 1 "The Waterfall" - Stephen Vaglica | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  13. "Chopin: Étude, Op. 10, No. 12 "The Revolutionary" - Stephen Vaglica | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  14. "Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise; Scherzo; Ballade; Etude; George Gershwin: Concerto in F - Vincenzo di Mauro, OSN Mascalucia ETNA Philharmonic, Stephen Vaglica | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  15. "Chopin - Stephen Vaglica | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  16. "Winners archive". Detroit Music Awards. Detroit Music Awards Foundation. Retrieved 9 September 2018.


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