Richard Cionco, piano • (916) 278-7983 • Send Email

Mr. Cionco was a Teaching Fellow for David Dubal at The Juilliard School for four years and is presently full Professor of Piano at California State University, Sacramento where he joined the faculty in 1993. Recent appearances include those at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, University of Alaska, Western Washington University, Memphis State, New Mexico State, Kent State, Florida State, San Jose State, San Francisco State, the Chicago College of the Performing Arts (master class), the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Stetson University, University of South Florida, Tulane University, CSU Northridge, and in Santa Clara, CA at the State Convention of the Music Teachers’ Association. Other projects include two short films by Anders Østerballe and recordings of music by Daniel Kingman for Innova and music by Alec Wilder and Gabriel Faure for Cantilena Records. His solo CD, Latin American Music for Solo Piano on Centaur Records has received rave reviews, notably from the American Record Guide. He teaches and performs each summer at the Orfeo International Music Festival located in the Italian Alps, and the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival in Germany. During the summers of 2008 and 2009 performed and gave master classes in China. In 2009 and 2012 he adjudicated at the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, and has given master classes at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, in Tsuen Wan, and a solo recital in Tuen Mun. He recently was chosen by Steinway to record at Skywalker Studios for the digitizing of the Steinway sound. Mr. Cionco’s original compositions and arrangements have been performed in Italy, Germany, Brazil, and the U.S.

Mr. Cionco can be heard on the following albums: