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Thu December 29 2016

Piano Street interviews Pietro De Maria

David Wärn interviews Pietro De Maria on Bach and Chopin for Piano Street. Read the article


Tue August 23 2016

International Piano gives a five-star rating to the WTC

... The Géza Anda competition struck gold when they gave the first prize to De Maria in 1994. His playing shows a combination of character and integrity that always allows Bach his own voice investing it with an abiding beauty and infinite variety. These records should be in every serious music lover's collection. (Bryce Morrison, International Piano 07-08.2016)


Mon May 16 2016

Pietro De Maria guest of Petruska on Rai 5

On Thursday May 19 at 21:15, Pietro De Maria will appear on Petruska, Michele Dall'Ongaro's program on Rai 5. The pianist will talk about Chopin and play some of his works. Whatch Rai 5


Thu May 05 2016

The Swiss magazine Musik & Theater interviews Pietro De Maria

In the May-June issue of the Swiss music magazine Musik & Theater, Reinmar Wagner interviews Pietro De Maria on occasion of his upcoming recital for the Musikdorf Ernen on July 15, 2016.


Wed May 04 2016

The French magazine Pianiste interviews Pietro De Maria

In the May-June issue of the French magazine Pianiste, Stéphane Friédérich interviews Pietro De Maria on occasion of his upcoming concerts for the Festival Piano à Saint-Ursanne in Switzerland (August 2 and 12, 2016)


Wed April 06 2016

Rete Toscana Classica interviews Pietro De Maria

On Thursday April 7 at 15.40 and Tuesday 12 at 10.40, Francesco Ermini Polacci for Rete Toscana Classica interviews Pietro De Maria during the radio program "Novità in compact" and presents his Decca CD of book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier. Listen to Rete Toscana Classica


Thu January 21 2016

The Well-Tempered Clavier II chosen recording of the month by MusicWeb-International

Read the review


Mon October 26 2015

The Well-Tempered Clavier I chosen recording of the month by MusicWeb-International

Read the review


Sat September 12 2015

Pietro De Maria and the Well-Tempered Clavier on Sky Classica HD television

Pietro De Maria appears on the program Contrappunti on Sky Classica HD television. Interviewed by Nicola Campogrande Pietro De Maria talks about Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. The program can be seen on:
SUNDAY Sep. 13 at 06:00 (and during the night at 02:00)
MONDAY Sep. 14 at 13:00 (and the following morning at 05:45)
TUESDAY Sep. 15 at 19:00
WEDNESDAY Sep. 16 at 10:00 (and during the night at 03:30)

Classica HD TV Guide


Thu May 21 2015

RAI 5 Television will broadcast Pietro De Maria's concert on May 23 and 24

RAI 5 will broadcast "Casanova's homecoming" with Monica Bacelli, Sandro Lombardi and Pietro De Maria on May 23 at 22:45 hours and on May 24 at 17:49 hours. RAI 5 website


Thu May 14 2015

The recording of the WTC, book I, was awarded 5 stars by Musica

the overall result achieved by De Maria is a delightful synthesis of the rationalistic-architectonic reasons of Bach's poetics and a characteristic search for expressiveness
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Wed April 15 2015

The Well-Tempered Clavier I chosen disc of the month by Amadeus

From the beginning, the very famous piece on the C major arpeggio – the Praeludium on which Gounod will construct the Ave Maria – the sound dissolves into such irridescences as to evoke other instruments besides the concert Steinway. As we listen, the impression is confirmed: the piano sounds like an organ, a flute, an orchestra, and even a chorus.
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Sun February 15 2015

On March 6 Pietro De Maria live from La Stanza della Musica on Radio 3

On March 6 at 11 PM Pietro De Maria will present his latest CD of book 1 of The Well-Tempered Clavier on the Decca label from "La Stanza della Musica" on Radio 3. The pianist will play live some excerpts from the disc and will be interviewed by Oreste Bossini. Listen to Radio 3


Wed February 04 2015

Chopin's complete piano works reviewed by Artalinna in France

Chopin's complete works for piano, recorded by Pietro De Maria for Decca has been enthusiastically reviewed by Jean-Charles Hoffelé on Artalinna.com. Read the article


Wed December 03 2014

Chopin's complete piano works chosen disc of the month by Amadeus

Chopin's complete piano works, recorded by Pietro De Maria for Decca, has been chosen disc of the month by the Italian magazine Amadeus


Mon November 24 2014

Interview for Treccani online

Pietro De Maria has been interviewed by Grazia Lissi for the prestigious Treccani online. Read the interview


Fri November 07 2014

Decca released a box of 13 CDs containing Chopin's complete piano works

Decca has just released a CD box containing Pietro De Maria's recordings of Chopin's complete piano works.


Sun October 12 2014

Chopin's complete piano works presented on the Swiss French Radio

Pietro De Maria presented the CD box of Chopin's works that has just come out for Decca on the Swiss French Radio on October 10. De Maria was the guest of the programme Magma and performed live some of the pieces contained in the box. Listen to Magma of October 10


Fri July 18 2014

Pietro De Maria's recital broadcast on Radio3 on August 6, 2014

On August 6, 2014 at approx. 22:30, Radio3 will broadcast the Chopin recital held by Pietro De Maria on July 26, 2013 at the Amiata Piano Festival. You can listen to Radio3 by clicking here


Thu June 12 2014

Video-Livestream of the concert of July 16, 2014 in Ernen

Pietro De Maria's recital of July 16, 2014 at 20:00 hours in Ernen for the Musikdorf will be video-livestreamed on the website dedicated to Géza Anda. It will also be possible to watch the performance again after the concert on the same website.


Fri October 04 2013

Pietro De Maria signs for Lorenzo Baldrighi Artists Management

Starting from today Pietro De Maria will be represented in Italy by the prestigious Lorenzo Baldrighi Artists Management


Mon September 23 2013

Pietro De Maria replaces Murray Perahia at the Fondation Gianadda in Martigny

The day after tomorrow, on the 25th of September, Pietro De Maria will replace Murray Perahia, who was forced to cancel his appearence, in a recital at the Fondation Gianadda in Martigny


Thu June 27 2013

The recording of the Mazurkas was awarded 5 stars by Amadeus

"A microcosm that Pietro De Maria faces after eight recordings and the astute practice of performing the complete piano works of the Polish composer not only on record, but live on stage. And this is entirely an asset"
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Thu September 27 2012

Pietro De Maria performs Bach at L'Infedele

Watch the Prelude and Fugue No. 21 from the WTC, book I

Watch the Choral "Jesus bleibet meine Freude" (transcribed by Myra Hess)


Wed September 19 2012

Interview on the Swiss Italian Radio

Pietro De Maria, artist of the week on the Swiss Italian Radio, interviewed by Patricia Barbetti. Listen to the interview


Tue September 18 2012

Pietro De Maria live on Gad Lerner’s TV show (La7)

On Monday September 24 at 21:10, Pietro De Maria will appear on Gad Lerner’s show (L’Infedele) on Channel 7 TV. He will present some Preludes and Fugues from Johann Sebastian Bach’s WTC, book I, which he will record on his next cd for Decca. Whatch La7 TV


Thu September 13 2012

Pietro De Maria artist of the week on the Swiss Italian Radio

Starting Monday September 17 and until Friday September 21, 2012, Pietro De Maria will be "Artist of the week" on the Swiss Italian Radio, Channel 2. Every day, from 15:00 to 15:30, excerpts from his recording will be broadcast and, on September 18, there will also be a live interview. Listen to the Swiss Italian Radio, Channel 2


Sat April 07 2012

The recording of the Mazurkas was awarded 5 stars by Musica

"...De Maria displays a first-rate legato, softens the dynamic contrasts, creates continual reverberations between the timbre of the melody and that of the accompaniment partly through a use of the pedal which it is no exaggeration to call virtuosity..."
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Sat March 31 2012

The recording of the Mazurkas was awarded 5 stars and nominated CD of the month by Classic Voice

"...the conclusion of an exciting voyage begun five years ago with a prestigious recording of the Etudes..."
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Mon January 30 2012

Pietro De Maria concludes his complete works of Chopin with the Mazurkas

The Decca label has released the final installment of the complete piano works of Chopin recorded by Pietro De Maria. The CD box includes the Mazurkas, the Fantasy, the Berceuse, the Barcarolle, the Bolero and the Rondos. Details »»


Fri April 01 2011

The recording of the Polonaises was awarded 5 stars by Musica


Wed February 09 2011

On February 16 at 24:30 Pietro De Maria on TV

On the night between February 16 and 17 at 24:30 Pietro De Maria appeared on the TV program "La storia siamo noi" by Antonia Pillosio that was dedicated to Chopin on RAI TV channel 2.


Thu January 13 2011

The Polish poet Jan Stanislaw Skorupski writes two sonnets about Pietro De Maria

Following Pietro De Maria's recent appearences in Zurich, the Polish poet Jan Stanislaw Skorupski has written two sonnets about the Italian pianist. Read the first one... and the second


Fri December 03 2010

Pietro De Maria: another great success in Paris

Pietro De Maria's big success at the Théâtre de l'Athénée in Paris. Michel Le Naour writes on Concertclassic.com: "...His ambitious program (Ballades no. 1 and no. 4 and 24 Etudes) is interpreted with all the science of the keyboard by a subtle first rate colorist for whom a glittering technique is always at the service of pure music..."
Read the complete review


Thu November 11 2010

The recording of the Etudes was awarded 5 diapasons by Diapason magazine

"... Pietro De Maria just plays and the music comes by itself making us forget about the notes and their difficulty." (Etienne Moreau, Diapason, 09.2010)


Tue July 06 2010

De Maria's great success in Paris

Pietro De Maria's big success at the Festival de Nohant and in Paris for the Festival Chopin. Read Alain Cochard's review on the Paris recital


Mon June 21 2010

The recording of the Scherzi was awarded 5 stars by Amadeus magazine

Interpretations in which Pietro De Maria shows that he is constant in the delicate passages and incendiary in the passionate ones, without denying a high recitative sentiment... (Nicoletta Sguben, Amadeus, June 2010)
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Sat May 01 2010

The recording of the Scherzi was awarded 5 stars by Musica

This is a performance which reveals not only attention to the text and its precise indications, but also a perfect understanding of the various aspects of Chopin’s poetics, which find a rare consistency of form and character in four creations which share one rhythm but remain unique in their significance and their esthetic value. (Riccardo Risaliti, Musica, May 2010)
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Sun February 28 2010

L'Avvenire interviews Pietro De Maria

On occasion of the bicentenary of Chopin's birth Pierachille Dolfini of the newspaper l'Avvenire interviews Pietro De Maria.


Thu December 03 2009

Il Giornale della Musica interviews Pietro De Maria

In December's issue of the monthly magazine "Il Giornale della Musica" Elisabetta Torselli interviews Pietro De Maria about his Chopin.


Wed November 25 2009

Pietro De Maria's video for Limen TV

Pietro De Maria plays Scarlatti and Chopin on Limen TV (TV on demand section). Watch


Fri November 06 2009

The Nocturnes reviewed by Lorenzo Arruga - Il Giornale

Pietro De Maria is among those rare natural accomplices of music: his touch, his concentration, and nature simply unite with careful study and culture and we can hear this from the first note
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Wed November 04 2009

The recording of the Nocturnes was awarded 5 stars by Musica

The Venetian pianist’s approach has the hallmarks of discreet elegance and of the absolute control of every parameter of his performance, both on a strictly technical level as well as on that of the sentiments (Luca Segalla, Musica, Nov. 2009)


Sat September 19 2009

Chopin's Nocturnes for Decca

Decca has just released the sixth and seventh CD of the complete works of Chopin which include the 21 Nocturnes.
acquista / buy


Sat August 15 2009

Pietro De Maria's interview in the French magazine 'PIANO'.

In this year's issue of the French magazine "PIANO", Sophie Lannes interviews Pietro De Maria about his Chopin.


Sun July 19 2009

Pietro De Maria’s recital on TV

RAI 3 will broadcast Pietro De Maria’s recent recital at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence on Thursday, September 3 and Thursday, October 1 at 00:55 AM.


Fri July 03 2009

The Preludes reviewed by International Piano

Once more, and to an even greater extent than before, you are made aware of a well-nigh flawless marriage of creator and re-creator, of composer and interpreter
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Sun May 24 2009

Chopin's Waltzes for Decca

Decca has just released the fifth CD of the complete works of Chopin which includes the 19 Waltzes.
acquista / buy


Fri April 24 2009

Viaggi 24 interviews Pietro De Maria

The website of Sole 24 ore dedicated to travel (viaggi24) has published Benedetta Bagni's interview of Pietro De Maria.


Wed April 01 2009

MUSICA interviews Pietro De Maria

Luca Segalla interviews Pietro De Maria in April's issue of the monthly magazine Musica


Thu March 05 2009

The magazine Amadeus gives a five-star rating to the Preludes

De Maria plays Chopin with an elegance that never degenerates into a pure exertion of style, into the ornamental charm of a generic approach, but on the contrary points straight at the structural and emotional heart of the music
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Tue February 17 2009

Classic Voice interviews Pietro De Maria

Sandro Cappelletto interviews Pietro De Maria in February's issue of the monthly magazine Classic Voice


Sun February 08 2009

Suonare News interviews Pietro De Maria

Alice Bertolini interviews Pietro De Maria in February's issue of the monthly magazine Suonare News


Thu November 27 2008

Pietro De Maria is the first Italian pianist to have performed publicly Chopin's complete works

Yesterday evening, in a sold out hall of Turin's Conservatory, Pietro De Maria played the last concert of the Chopin cycle. He is the first Italian pianist to have performed publicly Chopin's complete works for solo piano.


Tue November 25 2008

Chopin's Preludes and Allegro de concert for Decca

Decca has just released the fifth CD of the complete works of Chopin which includes the 19 Waltzes.
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Tue November 11 2008

The CD of the Préludes at La Feltrinelli in Turin

The fourth Chopin CD, featuring the Préludes and the Allegro de Concert, will be presented at La Feltrinelli in Turin (piazza C.L.N. 251) on November 25 at 18:00 h. On that occasion Pietro De Maria will be interviewed by Simone Monge. more »»


Mon November 03 2008

The Sonatas chosen disc of the month by Suonare News

the Marche funèbre seems sliding toward a void, a gesture of resignation, almost posthumous with respect to the drama
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Sun October 12 2008

The Sonatas reviewed by Bryce Morrison

Once again his playing stuns and impresses – a rare amalgam of mastery, poetic daring and integrity.
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Sat October 11 2008

The Italian magazine Amadeus gives a five-star rating to the Sonatas

This interpretation of Chopin is beautiful and perfectly arranged stylistically. It is not exaggerated where it is unnecessary, nor is it skimpy where the music requires the performer to fling himself into it heart and soul.
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Tue May 20 2008

Chopin's Sonatas for Decca

Decca has just released the third CD of the complete works of Chopin which includes the 3 Sonatas.
acquista / buy


Mon May 12 2008

The prestigious French magazine Diapason gives a five-diapason rating to the Etudes and the Ballades

A marvellous version of Chopin's Etudes... a consistency of thought which is the hallmark of great interpreters of Chopin.
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Mon April 07 2008

The Ballades and Impromptus chosen disc of the month by Amadeus

They are...interpretations of great personality, which denote a maturity able to present, with full awareness, an original character. It is especially to the Ballades...that De Maria restores lyrical scope and also narrative sense with blazing intensity.
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Thu March 20 2008

Bryce Morrison’s review of De Maria’s two latest CDs for the March-April issue of Int. Piano

"...these are among the finest of all Chopin discs, easily excelling recordings by almost all the most celebrated names in the catalogue...even the most familiar pages can re-emerge into the light as if newly minted-heard, as it were, in all their first glory."
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Fri January 25 2008

The audio/video section of Pietro De Maria's site is now online. Enjoy watching and listening to it!

Now in the audio video section you can watch and listen to some of Pietro De Maria's live recordings. Some of the material is still being processed, so we advice you to come back and visit us every now and then!


Mon November 26 2007

Chopin's Ballades and Impromptus for Decca

Decca has just released the second CD of the complete works of Chopin which includes the Ballades and the Impromptus.
acquista / buy


Thu November 01 2007

Amadeus magazine interviews Pietro De Maria

Gregorio Moppi interviews Pietro De Maria in November's issue of the monthly magazine Amadeus. The pianist talks about Chopin, piano competitions, chamber music and much more...

Gregorio Moppi interviews Pietro De Maria in November's issue of the monthly magazine Amadeus. The pianist talks about Chopin, piano competitions, chamber music and much more...
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Sun June 10 2007

The recording of the Etudes was awarded 5 stars by Musica, Suonare News and Classic

An interpretation of the complete works of Chopin we can count on." (Suonare News) "...certain personal choices...allow us to hear details which usually escape one's attention." (Classic Voice)
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Wed February 14 2007

Recordings of the complete works of Chopin.

n 2006 Pietro De Maria started recording the complete works of Chopin for Decca. The first CD with the 27 Etudes has just been released. Click here to visualize


Sat March 11 2006

The complete piano works of Chopin.

Beginning next season Pietro De Maria will perform the complete piano works of Chopin in concerts to be held in Turin, Florence and Palermo.
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Wed November 30 2005

Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano newly released by Decca.

Decca has just released Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano, recorded by Pietro De Maria together with the cellist Enrico Dindo. ...more »»


Mon July 25 2005

Pietro De Maria's interview in the prestigious French magazine 'PIANO'.

In this year's issue of the prestigious French magazine "PIANO", Sophie Lannes interviews Pietro De Maria.
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