MASSIMILIANO GRECO

Massimiliano Greco, composer and pianist, he accomplished his musical studies and graduated with the highest mark at the Conservatory “N.Piccinni” of Bari, studying with Maestro Hector Pell.

He studied musical composition with Maestro Ottavio De Lillo, in Bari.

Winner of several piano competitions, he specialised in piano with Tito Aprea, Alexander Lonquich, Maria Golia, Carla Giudici and with Michele Campanella and Alexis Weissemberg at the “ACCADEMIA CHIGIANA” of Siena.

Since many years he specialised as pianist and composer for ballet and contemporary dance.

He worked with many world-renowned teachers, choreographers and Balletmasters, thus approaching different classical and contemporary techniques.

He has been invited as piano accompanist by the “HUBBARD STREET” DANCE COMPANY of Chicago during the Spoleto Festival 2000.

In September 2001 he was chosen as Italian pianist for the Master-Classes of Vladimir Vassiliev during the International Dance competition of Caltanissetta, in 2002 he accompanied  Elisabetta Terabust and in 2003 Alessandro Molin’s Master Classes.

He recorded a collection of CDs for classical ballet classes, for children’s classes and for contemporary dance.

He planned a course of specialisation as “ballet pianist”, submitted to all Italian Conservatories.

He planned also a course of theory and music style for dance teachers, and he teaches music for dancers all over Italy.

He is often invited to dance competitions as a jury’s member.

He composed the complete set music for the Character syllabus (polish, Hungarian and Russian styles) for D.A.I.- DANCE ARTS INTERNATIONAL, London.

In 1998 he became President of the ASSOCIAZIONE REGIONALE PUGLIA DANZA, a Board for dance development and one of the best Italian organisations of dance events.

Since September 2002 he is the appointed ballet accompanist and teacher for History of Music and Music applied to Dance at the “Accademia Internazionale Coreutica” (International Ballet Academy), in Florence.

In April 2007 He was invited in Palermo to play for Royal Ballet School’s Outreach Programm and for Teatro San Carlo School of Ballet.

In July 2007 he was invited in Bolzano (Italy) by the National Foundation “Teatro Comunale” as the main teacher of a Course for “Ballet Pianists “ sponsored and organised by the European Community.

From November 2007 he is working as Ballet Pianist at Teatro San Carlo Ballet School, Naples

From august 2009 is the new Ballet Pianist at Ballet du Capitole in Toulouse (France).

From august 2010 he is Principal Pianist and Head of Music Department of Académie Princesse Grace at Les Ballets de Montecarlo.