Pietro Iannotti

was born in Salerno, Italy. He started studying piano at age five under the guidance of Maestro Irene Kirgis in school “ Liceo Musicale P. Mascagni” of Salerno. He continued his studies with Maestro Silvano Carella, followed by post-graduate studies and master classes with Maestri Franco Medori, Franco Scala, Francesco Nicolosi, and Leonel Morales.

He received his Bachelor’s diploma at the Conservatory G. Martucci of Salerno, and later a master’s degree with maximum votes and distinction at the renowned Conservatory of Santa Cecilia (Rome, Italy).

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Since he was nine years old, he has been performing publicly in recitals and with orchestra both in Italy and abroad, gaining acclaim from both audience and critics. He appeared in important music festivals and concert series such as “International Festival of European Conservatories” Montepulciano, (Italy), “Maggio della Musica” Naples (Italy), “Concerti a villa Guariglia” Vietri sul mare (Italy), and “Friends of the Music Ministry” at St. James Cathedral Orlando, FL (USA).

He has participated and won numerous national and international competitions, to name a few, prize Stravinsky of Bari, prize “città di Formia”, European musical competition MusicAtri, prize AMMI Salerno, prize Brindisi, prize “città di Viterbo”, “ M. Monopoli” of Barletta, “Città di Sangemini”, “Florestano Rossomandi”, and "Alberto Napolitano", etc.

In 2018 on the occasion of “Oslo Cultural Night”, he played a concert in Universitetets Aula in Oslo Norway, a venue of historic significance where it was held the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony from 1947 to 1989 and currently holds the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Also in 2018 he played the inaugural concert for the “2018 Silk Road International Show Season” at the Hainan International Convention And Exhibition Center in China. The day after the concert, he gave a public master class. Both events were well received and widely covered in local news media in China.

Besides his performing activities, he has been teaching for over eighteen years in Italy and abroad and some of his students have received competitive awards.

In March 2013, after a petition to validate his artistic titles, U.S. Homeland Security granted him an O1 visa given exclusively to individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the field of sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. This visa allowed him to teach in two music schools in Florida and to perform regularly for music festivals in USA.

Currently he teaches in his studio in Oslo Norway and is invited to perform regularly locally and abroad.