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ABOUT

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Composer, pianist and improviser Apollonio Maiello juxtaposes aesthetic elements from a lot of genres. By collaborating with renowned artist both in music and the performing arts he has appeared as composer and pianist on festivals all around the world such as the Felicja Blumenthal Festival in Tel Aviv (Israel), the Festival des​ Théâtre Jeune Public des Centre Dramatique National in Strasbourg (France), the ​Venezia Jazz Festival, the ​Teatro grande di Brescia (Italy), the Festival Barocco Alessandro Stradella (Italy), Stony Brook University (New York) and the ​Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele (Germany).

As a composer he has been commissioned by the Ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi (IT), Quartetto Indaco (IT), Sputter Box (USA), the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (USA),  Molot Ensemble (RUS),  Jaehun Park (KOR), Katerina Shapochka (BLR),  Ensemble +47 (NOR) and by the Pierrot Quartett (GER).

 

As a pianist he has been awarded prices at the ‘’Steinway & Sons Jazz-Piano Preis 2016 Stuttgart’’, the  ‘’Nationaler Yamaha Jazzklavier Wettbewerb 2017’’ and the "International symphonic composition competition Michal Kleofas Oginski 2020".