Italian born pianist Giacomo Tora is an active concert pianist and dedicated piano teacher currently settled in London, UK.
He graduated with highest honours from Mantova Conservatoire of Music, Italy where he studied with renowned pianist and professor Roberta Bambace. Later on, he moved to London where, mentored by Deniz Arman Gelenbe, he obtained his Master of Music degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Besides his regular academic career, he also had the opportunity to refine his repertoire with Françoise Thinat, Bruno Canino, Martino Tirimo and Pascal Rogé.
Giacomo Tora is the prize-winner of several competitions in Italy, Spain and the UK. Recently, he won the Robert Turnbull Piano Foundation Memorial Prize representing Trinity Laban among all the major UK conservatoires at the Sheepdrove Intercollegiate Piano Competition.
In the year 2017, he was awarded the Charles Haimoff Scholarship and Medal by Mantova Conservatoire of Music, Italy. He is also deeply grateful that Trinity College London selected him to be the recipient of several scholarships throughout the years 2020,2021 and 2022.
His most recent performances in London feature his presence at a concert presented by ABRSM and Classic FM at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre; multiple recitals at Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich; Recital Series at St James’s Piccadilly; Oriental Club in Bond Street; Polish Heart Club in South Kensington; Blackheath Halls and many more.
He has also been invited to international concert series overseas at venues such as the XXXV International Chamber Music Festival “Umbria Classica”, “Piceno Classica”, Teatro del Bibiena and Auditorium Monteverdi in Italy; Auditorium Joseph Kosma in Nice, France;
With the aim of spreading knowledge about new works and unusual piano repertoire, Giacomo collaborated with renowned Italian composer Alessandro Solbiati and musicologist Enzo Restagno for lecture-recitals on Debussy, Gershwin, Reich and Kurtág.