Jury Member Fujairah Fine Arts Academy

Aldo Dotto

Aldo Dotto is an Italian pianist, pedagogue and artistic director, born in Pisa in 1988. He is currently piano teacher at the Fujairah Fine Arts Academy in the United Arab Emirates, where he holds also the position of Head of Music Department and Artistic Director of the Fujairah International Piano Competition. Many among his students have been awarded in international competitions and have received ABRSM degrees with distinction.

Aldo Dotto holds two Master degrees obtained  with distinction at the ‘Szymanowski’ Music Academy in Katowice (Poland) and at the ‘Boccherini’ Institute of High Musical Studies in Lucca (Italy) and a ‘Virtuosity Diploma’ obtained at the Academia Internacional ‘Aquiles Delle Vigne’ in Coimbra. Aldo received classes and masterclasses by the professors Giorgio Fazzi, Carlo Palese, Anna Gòrecka, Andrzej Jasinski and Aquiles Delle Vigne, with whom he studied in Coimbra and during the Sommerakademie at the Salzburg’s Mozarteum. He went on studying Composition and Music Analysis with Prof. Pietro Rigacci.

Since a young age Aldo has been awarded the first prize in national and international piano competitions and he regularly performs as a soloist and chamber musician for important music festivals in Europe and Middle East such as ‘Sinfonia Varsovia’ in Warsaw, ‘String City’ Festival at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, ‘World Nomad Games’ in Kyrgyzstan, Teatro São Paulo in Lisbon (Portugal), Teatr Slaski in Bytom (Poland), Sala Koncertowa in Katowice, Juventude Musicales in Seville (Spain),   Mozarteum in Salzburg (Austria), Chamber Music Concert Series in NYU in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Teatro Bonci in Cesena, Festival ‘Liutery and Diplomacy’ in Cremona.

His appearances with orchestras include piano concertos by Chopin and Mozart with the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, Orchestra of the ‘Cherubini’ Conservatory, Orchestra Catalani, Giovane Orchestra d’Abruzzo, Fujairah Orchestra under the baton of Paolo Ponziano Ciardi, Francesco Bossone, José Ferreira Lobo and others.

He is also active as a chamber musician, with collaborations with the soprano Katia Ricciarelli, the percussionist Jonathan Haas, musicians of the Orchestra del Teatro La Scala and Orchestra Nazionale Santa Cecilia, Lodz Philarmonic Orchestra and with the oud player Ali Obaid Al Hefaiti with whom he plays within the Fujairah Fine Arts Academy Ensemble.

Interested in musicology and history of music, Aldo wrote a book about the polish composer Karol Szymanowski, published by ETS Edition in 2015, which got good reviews by the specialized critics and an article published on the musical magazine ‘Codice 602’ (Sillabe Edition,2016). 

He recorded a CD and a DVD with music of the composer Carter Larsen, published by the Carter Larsen Foundation (Texas) and a recital for the label Platinumlist in Dubai.

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