Luca Buratto

Luca Buratto
Honens Prize Laureate

Following 2015 Honens Prize Laureate Luca Buratto’s Wigmore Hall debut recital in London this January, The Guardian wrote: “Graceful, analytical, meticulous, Buratto is a name to watch”.

In addition to his success at Canada’s Honens Piano Competition, Buratto was awarded third prize at the International Robert Schumann Competition (Zwickau) and the special ‘Acerbi’ prize, awarded to a distinguished Finalist at Milan’s Shura Cherkassky Competition, both in 2012. He took inspiration from Italian tennis player Roberta Vinci’s upset over Serena Williams at the U.S. Open just hours before his Honens win. “There are many similarities between the psyches of tennis players and pianists,” he says, referring to David Foster Wallace’s epic novel, Infinite Jest.

Recent and upcoming orchestral engagements include Milan’s La Scala with Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Edmonton Symphony and Symphony Nova Scotia. In 2016 Buratto performed for the Progetto Martha Argerich at the Lugano Festival (Switzerland), Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival (Canada), Busoni Festival (Italy) and was a resident artist at Marlboro Music Festival (USA). This summer he returns to the Marlboro Music Festival and performs at the Honens Festival in September, in October, gives his Carnegie Hall recital debut.  

Buratto has been featured on national radio broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, CBC Radio 2, Radio Classica, Radio 3 RAI, WFMT and WQXR. A live recording of his performances from the 2015 Honens Piano Competition is available on the Honens label. His debut studio recording of works by Schumann will be released on the Hyperion label in April and is available to pre-order on iTunes.

Buratto’s affinity for the music of Robert Schumann is balanced by his curiosity for works of today’s composers such as Thomas Adès. He enjoys jigsaw puzzles and table tennis and has an interest in physics and American post-modern literature. Buratto lives in Milan.

This condensed biography is for website use only. Please email for the most recent and complete version.



Hi-Res Photos 

Click on thumbnail to open photo, then right-click to download.


Photo credit: Colin Way
Stylist: Carl Abad
Hair: Calvin Dueck
Clothing provided by Henry Singer Fashion Group


For a full updated biography email

excluding Francophone Territories and Italy

Calgary, Canada
tel + 1 403 299 0130


Francophone Territories Worldwide

Boulev'Art Artists Management
Montréal, Canada
tel +1 514 667 0880 |


Resia Artists
Milan, Italy

tel +39 026 541 6123 |

Upcoming Performances
    • 6 July 2017
    • LUCA BURATTO solo recital (Lanaudière, Can...
    • Info & Tickets
    • 8 September 2017
    • 2017 HONENS FESTIVAL: Cecilia String Quart...
    • Info & Tickets
    • 8 September 2017
    • 2017 HONENS FESTIVAL: Bison Noir (Calgary,...
    • Info & Tickets
    • 27 April 2018
    • Info & Tickets

© Copyright Honens 2016