Paxos Festival

Valeria Vetruccio


“An arresting combination of vitality and technical precision”

The Wall Street Journal


Valeria Vetruccio, graduated from the Lecce State Conservatory, summa cum laude, under Prof. Bruno V. Massaro. At the age of 15, she started her concert career touring major Italian cities and debuting with a solo recital at the Mozarteum’s Wiener-Saal in Salzburg. Since then she performed in Belgium, Austria, France, Spain, Bulgaria, Poland, Australia, Mexico, Germany, Turkey, Hong Kong.

In 1999 she debuted in the United States with a recital at the Lang Recital Hall in New York, followed by a recital in Carnegie Hall. She recently performed again on the prestigious Perelman/Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall with a stunning interpretation of Beethoven’s  Emperor Concerto conducted by M° John Rutter, registering a sold out. She played as soloist with many Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, including, in Europe, Orchestra of the Conservatory “T.Schipa”, Eurorchestra, “Carlo Felice” Theatre Orchestra, “C.P.E.Bach” Chamber Orchestra, Magna Grecia Orchestra, Wroclaw Philharmonic (Poland), Solisti di Napoli; in the USA, Meadows Symphony, Meadows Chamber Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony, Irving Symphony, Las Colinas Symphony, New England Symphonic Ensemble; in South America with the Orchestra Philharmonica de Jalisco, Monterrey Symphony, Orchestra Sinfonica de Estado de Mexico; in the Middle East with the Istanbul Philharmonia and the Tel Aviv Chamber Orchestra. Winner of a full scholarship, she graduated at Southern Methodist University in Dallas under the tutelage of Prof. Joaquin Achucarro. She also took part in master classes by Gyorgy Sandor and Alfred Mouledous (former student of A. Cortot e W. Gieseking). She is a full time piano professor at the State Conservatory in Lecce (Italy).