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Artist Diploma Student Takes Third Place in International Piano Competition

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Giacomo Battarino at a private concert in Sestri Levante, Italy.
Photo by Marchesa Guendalina Cattaneo

Giacomo Battarino AD '02 placed in three major international competitions. He won first prize at the European Music Competition, held in Moncalieri (near Turin), Italy, in October-November 2002. As part of his award Battarino will perform in concert next May 22 in Turin's Circolo degli Artisti (Artists' Circle Hall). He won third prize in the E. Porrino International Piano Competition, held November-December 2002 on the island of Sardinia, in Cagliari, Italy. Battarino also took the concert prize at the L. Gante European Piano Competition, held in Pordenone, Italy, in October 2002; as a result he will present a piano recital April 18, 2004, at the Liszt Institute in Bologna, Italy. Battarino studied with Professor of Pianoforte Sedmara Rutstein.

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