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Silvio Scionti

Silvio Vittore Alberto Scionti (/ˈʃiɔːnti/, ; Italian pronunciation: [ˈʃonti]; born 20 November 1882; d 22 May 1973) was an Italian-born American pianist and teacher. Born in Acireale, Sicily, he trained at the Royal Conservatory in Naples. He eventually settled in the United States, teaching at the American Conservatory of Music, the Chicago Musical College, and the University of North Texas College of Music from 1942[1] to 1953,[2] and privately in the Dallas area.[3] He performed as a soloist numerous times with the Chicago and Minneapolis orchestras, and frequently gave recitals. After 1935, he and his wife Isabel toured Europe, Mexico, and the United States. He also recorded a handful of piano rolls.

Scionti died in Rome.[4]

Honors and awards

Former students

  • Jeaneane Dowis
  • Monte Hill Davis
  • Ivan Davis
  • James Robert Floyd
  • Jack Guerry
  • Mary Nan Hudgins
  • Jonetta Miller Hinkle

Published works

  • Silvio Scionti, The Road to Piano Artistry; a collection of classic and romantic compositions, with interpretative and technical comment, 45-13332)
  • Silvio Scionti, Album of Selected Classics for Piano, G. Ricordi, New York (©1940) (OCLC 20586306)
  • 44962515)
  • Silvio Scionti, Silvio Scionti's system of piano artistry, L'Arte pianistica, A revised exposition of all fundamental principles of piano technique, Edizioni Curci, Milan (©1961)


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