Professor for  Piano Performance

About Me

Professor for Piano Performance

I am Professor at Conservatorio “Benedetto Marcello” in Venice with 28 years of teaching experience, graduated with Concert Exam in Piano Performance at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater Hannover under Roberto Szidon. (Read Bio or Get Press Kit)

My research unites an innovative rereading of classic and romantic repertoire, based on the study of original sources, with an intense activity in the field of contemporary music.

Upcoming Events

Jury for the 2nd Youth of Music International Competition

Romania. Application deadline: March 31, 2022

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Teatro La Fenice Sale Apollinee

Beethoven: Sonatas Opp. 69 and 47 "Kreutzer" - Wagner: Wesendonck Lied No. 5 "Träume"

Venice - March 13, 2022

Entrance by reservation only. Green pass and FFP2 mask required. For info and reservations, please click here.

Teatro Dante Alighieri Mikrokosmi

Igor Cognolato, piano

Teatro Dante Alighieri, Sala Corelli
Ravenna - April 24, 2022

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My approach

Concert performance students need to be very aware of "where" the problem is in the score and "what" the problem is. This is the first starting point of my teaching, and here I fully engage with my students without offering my own interpretation as "the solution".

I see it as my job to help students in a way that is as coherent as possible with their own personal choices and interpretations of the score.

Find out more about my research and methodology.

My Videos

Among my videos you will find live recordings of works by Schumann, Ravel, Messiaen, Hindemith, Liszt and many others.

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