The Italian pianist Benedetto Lupo was awarded the first prizes at various international competitions such as the London Terence Judd Prize (1982), the Alfred Cortot Competition (1980), the International Competition “Premio de Jaén” (1982), the Robert Casadesus International Competition (1985), and the Gina Bacheur Piano International Competition (1986). After winning the bronze medal in 1989 at the eighth edition of the Van Cilburn Competition he really gained worldwide recognition, and was consequently invited by important American orchestras and concert halls such as the New York Lincoln Center, or the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena.
In his frequent tours around Europe and America he has collaborated with orchestras such as: Montréal Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, Orchestre du Capitole in Toulouse, Sinfónica Nacional RAI in Turin, Monte Carlo Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Gewandhaus Orchestra, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Sinfonica de Santa Cecilia in Roma, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and many more, as well as the main Spanish orchestras.
His professional career has led him to work with renowned conductors such as Michel Plasson, Kent Nagano, Bernard Labadie, Frans Brüggen, Vladimir Jurowski, Michael Stern, George Pehlivanian, Lü Jia, or Peter Maag, and some Spanish conductors like Josep Pons or Víctor Pablo Pérez. He has also performed with artists such as Nikita Magaloff, Murray Perahia, Marisa Somma, Sergio Perticaroli, or Aldo Ciccolini.
He has appeared in some of the most distinguished stages like the London Wigmore Hall, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro Comunale de Bolonia y Florencia, La Fenice de Venecia y en ciudades como Copenhagen, Bordeaux, Hanover, Madrid. He has been invited as well by well known music festivals such as the Yokohama Piano Festival, the America’s Grant Park Festival in Chicago, or the Istanbul Festival.
He has recorded for labels like Arts, Teldec, BMG y VAI. His recorded repertoire covers the integral works for piano and orchestra by Robert Schumman, and the first recording of the Konzertstück op. 86 for piano. He was awarded the Diapason d’Or in France (2005) with the publication of the “Concerto Soirée” for the label Harmonia Mundi.
Benedetto Lupo has been invited to take part in the jury of the Casadesus, Bachauer and Montreal competitions.