Born in Soave (Verona), Giovanni Bertolazzi has started to play piano at the age of 10. He is currently student of professor Epifanio Comis at “Vincenzo Bellini” Conservatory in Catania. During his studies, he has attended piano masterclasses with distinguished piano professors such as Riccardo Risaliti, Matti Raekallio, Violetta Egorova and Boris Berezovsky. He has won more than 30 prizes in international piano competitions in Italy and abroad, among others: first prizes at “4th Troisdorf International Piano Competition” (Germany), at “7th Siegfried Weishaupt Piano Competition” in Ochsenhausen (Germany), at “11th Sigismund Thalberg International Piano Competition” in Naples. He has performed in prestigious venues in Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Germany, Estonia, USA, and with symphonic orchestras such as the “Orchestra Filarmonica Teatro La Fenice” and the “Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana”.