Egidio Apuzzo

He began his studies in Classical Accordion under the guidance of Maestro Antonio Spaccarotella, at the “Istituto Superiore di studi musicali “P. Y. Tchaikovsky” of Catanzaro. He attends numerous seminars and master classes in Italy and abroad, held by the masters: Richard Galliano, Yuri Shiskin, Wjatscheslaw Semjonow, Friederic Lips, Mirco Patarini, Renzo Ruggieri, Claudio Iacomucci, Frederic Deshamps, Alexander Selivanov, Peter Maric, Grayson Masefield, Giorgio Dellarole, Gorka Hermosa, Petri Makkonhen, Volodomyr Runchak, Vladimir Orlov. Winner of numerous and important national and international competitions such as “Ascoltate 2015” Kaunas (LT), “Accordion Championship 2013” Liverpool (EN), “Concorso Internazionale della Valtidone 2015” Piacenza (IT), “Concorso internazionale Carlo Agresti” Sala Consilina (IT); In 2015, during the national selections, he is nominated as best Italian of the year with honorable mention, representing Italy at the next “Tropheè Mondial de l’Accordèon C.M.A” in Martigny (CH). In 2018, the accordionist, composer and conductor, Volodomyr Runchak, dedicated to him the composition “Self-Portrait”, for accordion and string orchestra. Performed in World Premiere at the theater “Filippo Lanza” in Cetraro, with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Calabria, conducted by Maestro Volodomyr Runchak. In 2016 he founded and directed together with M° Antonio Spaccarotella and Guido Santoro, ACCADEMIA DI MUSICA ASTOR PIAZZOLLA, a music training centre in agreement with the Istituto Superiore di studi musicali “P.Y. Tchaykovsky” of Catanzaro. First and exclusive academy in the world under this name, it boasts as exceptional godmother Laura Escalada Piazzolla, wife of the Argentinean genius, promoter of academic activities. Classic accordion teacher at “Accademia di musica Astor Piazzola” di Paola (CS) IT. Classic accordion teacher at “Accademia Florense” di San Giovanni in Fiore (CS) IT. Classic accordion teacher at “Istituto Principe di Piemonte” di Crotone (KR) IT Didactic tutor at “Conservatorio P.Y.Tchaykovsky” di Catanzaro (CZ) IT.