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Aquiles Delle Vigne
(Teaching language :

English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano)
"Only few pianists can go from a sparkling Mendelssohn to a thundering Liszt while passing an aristocratic, sophisticated and charming Ravel"says Harold Schoenberg of the New York Times. Such praise indisputably gives insight into the brilliant talent and the universal personality of Aquiles Delle Vigne.
The Italian news'paper La Repubblica calls him..."A prince of the piano"...and the PRS Rheinische Post "a Grand Seigneur of pianists"...The SVZ Salzburger Volkszeitung titles its review ..."From silence till steel power"...("Von still bis stahlhart").

Born in Argentina, Aquiles Delle Vigne gave his first recital at the age of 8. At 17 he was already a disciple of Claudio Arrau and won the prestigious Grand Prix "Albert Williams", the most renowned competition in South America. This award opened the doors of the most important concert halls of the continent for him. Later, he completed his training in Europe with Prof. Eduardo del Pueyo and Georges Cziffra. He accomplished 18 tournees in Japan, 8 in Australia, the United States of America and Mexico.

Today, he is invited to the most important Festivals and performs in the most important halls in the world : Santa Cecilia in Rome, Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires, the Arts Center in Seoul, the Atheneu George Enescu in Bucharest, the Tchaikowski Hall in Moscow, the Philharmonic Hall in Saint Petersbourg, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Chulalongkorn Auditorium in Bangkok, the Pablo Casals and the Tsuda Hall in Tokyo, the Villa Lobos Theatre in Brasilia, the Cecilia Meirelles Hall in Rio de Janeiro, the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, the Doelen in Rotterdam, the Palais of the Music in Sofia, the Salle Gothique in Brussels, the Town Hall in Melbourne...throughout all Europe, South Africa and Cyprus.

He performed in the Festivals in Gstaad, Paris, Salzburg, Madrid, Flaine, Torroella de Montgris, Antwerp, in the Beethoven Festival -where he played the Concerti N" 3, 4 and 5-, Lausanne, Bern, Miami, Lljubiana, Skopie,.. under Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Leopold Hager, Georges Octors, Alberto Lysy, Bogo Leskowitch, Vladimir Kim, Emiel Simon, Edvard R. Tchivtzel, Andre Vandernoot, Edgard Donneux, Ferdinand Terbi, Kamen Goleminov, Juan Carlos Zorzi, Reinaldo Zemba, Eugene Castillo, Jesus Medina, Claudio Santoro, Henrique Morelenbaum, Flavio Scogna, Hendrik Rycken, Andre Neve, D. Marinescou, Roberto Misto, Alexis soloist with the Orchestre de la Radio et Television Francaise, the RAI in Rome, the National Orchestres in Argentine, Belgium, Colombie, Mexico, the Orchestre of the Bulgarian Radio in Sofia, the Solisti de Roma, the Philharmonic Orchestres in Buenos Aires, Skopje, Fort Worth, Fort Wayne, Bucharest, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Rosario, Bangkok, Parana, Lima, Mexico, Bogota, Camerata Menuhin, Belgische Radio en Televisie, Carlos Chavez in Mexico DF.

Considered as a leading teacher in the world, Aquiles Delle Vigne gives Masterclasses at the International Sommerakademie Universitat Mozarteum in Salzburg, at the Rotterdams Conservatorium in The Netherlands, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He is also regularly invited at the Juilliard, Manhattan and Mannes Schools in New York, the Tchaikowski Moscow Conservatory and the Korsakow Saint Petersburg Conservatory, the Toho University in Tokyo, the Hochschules in Munchen, Karlsruhe and Hamburg, the Universities in Seoul, Taejan, Sydney, Melborune, Pretoria, Baltimore, Texas, Indiana, Osaka, Kyoto, Bangkok...

He is a member of the panel of Judges at the most important international Competitions on all five continents: Sydney, Pretoria, Cincinatti, Turin, Paris, Texas, Casagrande, Masters in Monte-Carlo, Bellini, Madrid, Roma, Warsaw...

His vast discographie with EMI His Master's Voice, BASF Harmonia Mundi, BMG-RCA Victor, Pavane and EMS received outstanding praise and distinction. His performance of the Preludes by Olivier Messiaen for the Pope John Paul II at the Vatican earned him tremendous praise from the composer.

Aquiles Delle Vigne is living in Brussels with his wife Chantal Remy. Their children Laurence, Gabrielle and Guillaume practise also Music.