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Gianfranco Buscema is an Italian pianist, composer and arranger. He was born in Ragusa (Sicily)
at about 10 am on a day of heavy rain and cloud
Friday, January 22, 1965 under the sign of Aquarius,
exactly 19,902 days ago
(he is a mature man of 54 years).
Now he lives in Pozzallo (Ragusa), a small town in the extreme south coast of Sicily, facing the Mediterranean Sea,
close to the northern coast of the African continent, with his wife
Evelina (50), his daughter
Gaia (21) and his son
He began studying the piano at a young age under the guidance of Giovanni Bergamasco and later of Nyta Agnello
Curcio, under whose guidance, in 1987 at the age of 22 years, he graduated with honors from the Conservatory
"Vincenzo Bellini "of Palermo.
He attended several Courses and Master Classes with pianists and teachers of international fame such as
Francesco Nicolosi (Naples), Bruno Canino (Milan), Eli Perrotta (Milan), Adrian Vasilache (Romania),
Lee Phillips (USA). He also attended courses of Analysis and Composition of Eliodoro Sollima (Palermo),
under whose guidance he began the study of the composition.
He has participated in numerous music festivals, playing for various Organizations and Associations Concert
such as "Friends of Music", "Musical Youth of Italy", "Amnesty International", "Telethon", both as a soloist
and in various chamber ensembles, with cellist Arturo Bonucci, violinist Romanian Radu Jelescu, soprano Gianna Buniato,
tenor Gianni Iaia, the Japanese soprano Nobuko Izawa.
In 2008 he received his Master's Degree in Music, Interpretation and Compositional address at the Institute
of High Musical Studies "Vincenzo Bellini" in Caltanissetta with a score of 110 out of 110 cum laude,
with a thesis entitled "Relationship between Music and Mathematics, From the Golden Section to Fibonacci Numbers",
as supervisors prof. Sergio Mascarà and prof. Ivan Emma.
In 2009 he was awarded the prestigious "Giara di Platino" for achievements in the field of music.
He later earned his second Master's Degree with a thesis on "The Creative Methods for Piano, including
piano practice and symbolic play" as a supervisor prof. Roberto Carnevale.
He currently teaches "Performance and Interpretation" at the Music High School "Giovanni Verga" in Modica (Ragusa)
and holds the position of Artistic Director of '"Mediterranean Academy of Music", in which he teaches
"Composition and Analysis", "Reading, Theory and Ear Training" and "History of Music".
 A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.