“Italian pianist Gabriele Strata stepped in at almost the eleventh hour to replace the indisposed Martin James Bartlett to play Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F. (...) Mr Strata played with a corresponding elegance and panache, approaching the piece with serious intent, but also with an engaging sense of playfulness, which had the audience on their feet in noisy appreciation.”


Gabriele Strata is quickly establishing himself as one of the leading Italian pianists of his generation. In 2018 he won first prize at the XXXV Premio Venezia, the prestigious Italian competition where he was awarded the Plaque of the President of the Italian Republic and the Medal of the Italian Senate. In 2021 he was awarded by Teatro La Fenice the historical “Premio Una Vita nella Musica giovani” for his artistic achievements.

Hailed as “A talent of extraordinary sensitivity and perfect technique” (Il Sole 24 Ore), Gabriele regularly steps on the world’s most renowned stages, including concerto appearances with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin at the Berliner Philharmonie, in London’s Barbican Centre and Cadogan Hall, Teatro la Fenice in Venice with Orchestra Teatro la Fenice, in Cardiff’s St. David’s Hall with the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra, and in Mumbai’s National Centre for Performing Arts with Chamber Orchestra of India.

Regularly performing a wide-ranging repertoire from baroque to contemporary, Gabriele recently gave his debut at Wigmore Hall, acclaimed as “A recital of perfected creativity, pinning his name onto posterity(Crepuscular Musings). Other praised recitals include the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Sala Puccini in Milan, Sala Cecilia Meireles in Rio de Janeiro, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg for the Steinway International Piano Festival, Philharmonic Hall in Bratislava, among others. His performances are regularly broadcast on Italian national Radio (Rai 3) and on television (Sky Classical).

An avid chamber musician, he has played at Wigmore Hall and Milton Court Concert Hall in London, Lincoln Center in New York, and has premiered chamber music works by Academy Award nominee Thomas Newman and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kate Soper.

Gabriele received his Master of Music degree aged 19, as well as a Master of Musical Arts degree, from Yale University under the guidance of Professor Boris Berman. He then obtained Artist Diplomas degrees from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia cum laude and special honors, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Benedetto Lupo and Ronan O’Hora respectively.