Born in La Spezia, Italy, Giordano Buondonno graduated from Giacomo Puccini Conservatoire with Honours receiving the highest mark in his class. He completed his MMus at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where he was mentored by Sergio De Simone and Deniz Gelenbe, and he is now he pursuing an Artist Diploma at Guidhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Ronan O’Hora and Noriko Ogawa.
At the age of 19, he won first prize at the Clara Schumann Competition. In both 2017 and 2019, he performed for the Piano City Festival in Milan, held at Villa Reale Belgiojoso. He was first prize winner at the PianoLink Concerto Competition, playing Chopin’s First Piano Concerto with the PianoLink Philarmonic Orchestra, in Palazzina Liberty in Milan, conducted by Massimo Fiocchi Malaspina. Giordano’s highlight performances include a recital at Steinway Hall, Kings Place, Saint James’s Piccadilly Church in London, and a recital at Henley Park Manor in Surrey, for His Serene Highness Prince Donatus von Hohenzollern; He was finalist at the 2019 Beethoven Society Intercollegiate Piano Competition.
He won 3rd prize at the Sheepdrove Intercollegiate Piano Competition. He plays in Rome in the Young Artist concert series organized by RomaTreOrchestra. Other recent performances include recitals at the South Hill Park Arts Centre in the International Conservatoire series, Lighthouse Poole’s Centre for the Art, George Solti Studio in London, playing on Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli’s Piano, Paganiniano Festival in Italy, the Old Royal Naval College, St. Alfege Church in London, the Polish Heart Club in South Kensington, St. Mary Perivale.
Giordano is a proud recipient of The Leverhulme Trust Scholarship, Arthur Haynes Scholarship, Gladys Bratton Scholarship and two Jaqueline Williams Scholarships.