About Dr. Dante Lorenzo Diianni
Dr. Dante Lorenzo Diianni specializes in solo classical performance and 19th century vocal accompaniment. During his time in England he completed a Master of Music degree in collaborative piano at the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has also held prestigious residencies at Benjamin Britten’s Aldeburgh Festival and The University of Oxford.
Dr. Diianni received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in solo piano performance from Stony Brook University, and also holds a Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, as well as master degrees in performance. He has participated in numerous music festivals and competitions throughout Europe, Russia and the United States and previously served as assistant to the Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winning composer, John Corigliano.
Dr. Diianni currently serves as a Master Teacher of Piano at The Pacific Piano School in San Jose where he has been on faculty since 2014 teaching a distinguished group of pupils. His students have been accepted into San Francisco Conservatory Pre-college, and have participated in festivals including Vladimir Feltsman’s Piano Summer at New Paltz, the Aloha International Piano Competition and California Summer Music, and The San Jose International Piano Competition summer workshops with Antonio Pompa-Baldi. His students regularly win top prizes in competitions including The American Protege at Carnegie Hall, The United States International Music Competition (USIMC) and the United States Open Music Competition (USOMC) where his students have secured 1st in all Showcase Levels (Preparatory-Senior).
In addition the studio participates together in “Piano Project” performing a complete work by a composer in recital; past performances have included J.S. Bach’s complete Goldberg Variations, Gabriel Faure’s Dolly Suite for 4-hands, Sergei Prokofiev’s Vision Fugitives Op. 22, Robert Muczynski’s Diversions Op. 23 and the complete Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 by J.S. Bach.
Teaching a very high caliber of pupils in general, his students have been accepted into prestigious universities to attend college including Harvey Mudd, MIT and UCLA for computer science undergrad.