Pianist GIULIO ZAPPA has appeared with hundreds of singers since 1996, performing Italian opera and other repertoire. He is also in much demand as a voice coach at numerous institutions, such as the Bologna Opera School, the Fiorentino Maggio Musicale, the Verdi Academy in Parma, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Tel Aviv Opera Studio, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.
Zappa studied with Oleg Marshev in Monza, and in addition to graduating as a pianist he completed a Master’s degree in language and literature at the University of Milan, with a thesis on Russian opera. He continued his piano studies with Bianca Maria Casoni’s voice class in Milan. Since 2012, he has been coaching young opera talent as director of the Tenerife Opera Studio.