Flavio Villani

Flavio Villani completed a Bachelor of Piano Performance with Matteo Napoli at the Conservatory “G.Martucci” in Salerno in 2007. In 2012 he completed a Master in Piano Performance at the University of Auckland with first class honours under the guidance of pianist Stephen De Pledge. 

Flavio has performed many recitals as a soloist as well as in different duos extensively in New Zealand. He has played in various festivals including the Venice Biennale (2011) for the exhibition and installation of the New Zealand pavilion, “Lamezia Festival” (2013 and 2014), “Pianino Festival” (Mallorca), “Maggiociondolo Festival” (Alessandria) as well as performances in Salerno, Rome and Barcelona. His latest collaborations include performances of Rachmaninoff’s Concerto n.2 alongside the Orchestra Filarmonica of Calabria in Italy and again with the Orchestra of CalArts in Los Angeles. 

He was invited to give Master Classes in the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Lamezia Terme (Italy) and at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok (Thailand). His latest collaborations have seen him perform both as a soloist and together with other renowned musicians (Uwe Grodd, Mark Menzies, and others) in various cities around New Zealand and internationally.