- As a soloist, he has performed with important Italian and foreign orchestras: Solisti Veneti, Verdi’s Orchestra of Milan, Transylvania National Orchestra, Tirana’s Orchestra, Simphonic Orchestra of Pesaro, l’Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese. He has worked with conductors such as R. Chailly, C. Scimone, R. Hickox, F. Totan, R. Gandolfi, and V. Antonellini.
In Italy, Sebastiano has played as a soloist or in chamber music formation in notable theatres and auditoriums and in important musical seasons and festivals: Parco della Musica of Rome, Nuovo Auditorium of Milan, Naples, and many others in Italy, at his debut at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto in 2005 the final concert with orchestra was broadcast in Worldvision,
He has given concerts in Canada, in the United States (Washington IICand New York University, in the Arab Emirates, etc. In Mexico (Monterrey), his recital was broadcast by satellite in Mexico and in the southern United States. In Europe he has played in Spain (Barcellona, Madrid), in France, Paris where he performed as a soloist, in Switzerland (Zurigo) in the prestigious seat of the Zürcher Kammerorchester where he inaugurated the new auditorium. Currently, he gives frequent recitals and collaborates with Swiss artists. Other concerts abroad include the first national performance of Poulenc’s concerto for two pianos and orchestra in Cluj, Romania, Poland (Warsaw, Chopin’s Museum), Germany (Bonn, Schumann-Haus), in Belgium at the Festival Van Vlaanderen where the concert was broadcast on Radio Klara Nazionale, Brussels. He played at the Grieg Festival in Bergen Norway, gave recitals for the Dark Music Days Festival in Reykjavik and other festivals in Iceland where he is invited every year. In August 2012, he gave a recital jn England for the events leading up to the Olympics at the Italian Cultural Institute of London and after his success, was immediately invited a second time in October to play for an evening in honor of Italian Etoile: Carla Fracci. Sebastiano was a guest artist in Turkey in 2011 for a recital in Dolmabahce at the Simposium dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the death of Sultan Abdülmecid presented by Turkish head of state Erdogan.
He dedicates particular attention to the music of the 20th century and has performed many world and Italian premiers: Tosatti, M. Gould (Concerto for two pianos and orchestra), Milhaud (concerto for two pianos and four percussionists), Boriolo, Taglietti, Busoni (first recording of pieces for four hands), Matteo D’amico and others.
He played several times with the Russian violinist Vadim Brodksy (winner of the Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Tibor Varga, Wienansky competitions) and in other chamber formations from duo to quintet.
Sebastiano recorded a CD for the record label Phoenix with pianist Marco Scolastra which was broadcast many times on Rai Radio Tre. He plays in piano duo with Marco Scolastra (since 1993).
He recorded also with Scolastra music composed by Matteo D’amico for Rai 5 television in the tv-serie “Inventare il tempo” directed by Sandro Cappelletto in 2015.
He recorded a CD of the complete impromptus of Franz Schubert,
And currently he is recording a CD of all Chopin’s Ballades, some Nocturnes and Etudes and Polonaises. And the complete Mozart piano Sonatas in 6 CD.
Sebastiano composed the theme song and other music for an animated cartoon series “Hocus & Lotus” which was broadcast for three consecutive years on RAI 3 and translated into more than ten languages around the world. At the Derivio Cartoon Festival in 2005, he won first prize for “Best Soundtrack.”
He also composed and played a soundtrack, recorded for Warner Bros, of an italian and French movie “WAX” that is in the cinemas from 2016.
He is the founder and artistic director of the “Concerti della Sagrestia del Borromini” concert season in Rome which was started ten years ago with the intent of diffusing chamber music in Italy. The season was noted by the prestigious NY Timesnewspaper where it was chosen as the “Best deal in a cultural event” in Rome.
As the organizer and artistic director of the highly successful initiative “Museo in Musica,” his ideas led to the realization of numerous concerts in the great museums of the capital city and were adopted by the Municipality of Rome.
He directed an exposition in 2011 (Rome) called “Musica & Arte” uniting visual artists and musicians in synesthetic collaboration in the extemporary realization of new and unrepeatable works by the artists and the performance of live music.
Sebastiano is the artistic director of two festivals in the Abruzzo region: Festival dei Marsi in Pescina for the 30th anniversary of the death of Ignazio Silone and Notti di Note in Pescasseroli from 2010-2011.
Sebastiano has won many national and international competitions, among which first prize at the Carlo Soliva International Competition (1998), finalist at the International Competition of Musical Execution “Provincia di Caltanissetta” (member of the Federazione Mondiale dei Concorsi Internazionali di Musica di Ginevra), as well as first prize at the Gubbio Festival International Competition and numerous others.
“Enchantment at the piano by Maestro Brusco … one of the best artists on the national scene “
IL TEMPO 24/07/2004 Beatrice Boero
” The Italian pianist Sebastian Brusco played beautiful works … for an international audience that was very enchanted by its great performance … the performance of this humble and true artist “
Morgunblaðið 22.07.2008 . By Birkir Fanndal Haraldsson
“the Brusco’s playing is exceptionally beautiful …”
29.03.2010 Ríkarður Örn Pálsson
” Clever, charming, introverted, a talent, that of Brusco, which translates into real pleasure from being generated by to be a musician and the playing of his own piano … Brusco obtained from the public that spontaneous recognition that worths more than any judgment of a jury “
LA VOCE DI CESENA 29/07/2009 Sara Briganti
” In the quartet with piano K 493 we had the opportunity to appreciate the piano skills of Sebastiano Brusco, who trained with Maestro Aldo Ciccolini, wonderfully set in the jewel of the musicality of four strings”
Concert of 2010 the theater Keiros – Vitadidonna : Stefano Maria Palmitessa
Castiglione del Lago :
” The Recital of Brusco ended the series of 10 concerts “
” … Sebastiano Brusco pianist full of sensibility that has brushed soft sounds of the integral of the Schubert’s impromptus “
IL GIORNALE DELL’UMBRIA ( 8/9/2011 ) S. Ragni
” Sebastiano Brusco enchants the classical music festival of Castiglione del Lago”
” Convey emotions, to fly the minds of everybody in the immense skies of dreams” …. the professionalism of the young pianist expressed through his fingers, gave birth to an authentic magical night. The young musician has performed works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Chopin. Works very well-known , but everyone felt strong the creativity of the artist, which gave to the pieces something unique, particularly engaging. A cascade of melodies, of real virtuosity, created a magical atmosphere inside the walls of one of the most beautiful and rich of history buildings of Umbria … “
UMBRIALEFT ( 27/08/2012 ) A. Allegretti
About the CD “Colors and virtuosity of the 900 Italian “
” An extraordinary harmony, a safe technique brilliant and vigorous phrasing clear and convincing, a touch sharp and precise, a clever use of the pedal, an absolute respect for the text: everything Brusco – Scolastra allows the duo to play in an appropriate and endearing manner the Italian music of XX century”
” Duo Brusco Scolastra in Zurich”
” … In the series” Barock in Zurich ” ZKO House in … the way in which they interpreted the Fantasy Contrappuntistica of Busoni, requires admiration. With sensuality of sound, a pleasant feeling for the internal energy of the music and a strong grip, built as a monument .. “
” Neue Zurcher Zeitung ” 28 / 10/2002 Conrad Rudolf Lienert
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