A native of Catania in Italy, Christian Leotta is considered one of the finest interpreters of Beethoven. In 2002 he completed the cycle of Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas in Montreal at just the age of 22, and was then awarded with the prestigious President’s Medal by the President of the Italian Republic, Hon. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi in 2004. Following the brilliant success of his live performances, in 2007 French Canadian label Atma Classique signed Christian Leotta to record the 32 Piano Sonatas in a collection of five double-CD sets which was released between 2008 to 2014.
Having already played in more than 50 countries across 5 continents, Leotta has worked with major orchestras such as the Münchner Philharmoniker, the Wiener Kammerorchester, the Italian RAI National Television Orchestra and Milan’s Symphony Orchestra “Giuseppe Verdi” to name a few. He has also been invited to give masterclasses in over 30 Universities and Conservatories around the world, including Japan, Abu Dhabi, Brazil, Canada, Italy and Australia.
Christian Leotta will present piano compositions written by two of the greatest composers of the Classical and early Romantic period, Beethoven & Schubert.