Artist Residencies are programs that provide guest artists with a period of reflection, research, collaboration, presentation and/or production. Around the world, a wide variety of Artist-in-Residence programs are sponsored by universities, museums, galleries, theatres, government agencies and festivals, where artists, curators, and all manner of creative individuals are invited to spend a period time away from their usual environment and obligations. On Friday, October 11, SSAC Director Brian Foss announced the appointment of Maestro Mauro Bertoli, classical pianist, as Carleton’s 2013-14 SSAC/Music Artist in Residence.

Mauro Bertoli at the piano

“In the world of classical music, Italy has long been known for producing famous singers and conductors. For some reason, though, the list of renowned Italian pianists is considerably shorter — Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Maurizio Pollini are among those who come to mind. However, with the release of three CDs on the Cavalli Musica label featuring a young artist by the name of Mauro Bertoli, that list should be immediately augmented!

Born in Italy, Mr. Bertoli has been the recipient of several International piano prizes including the prestigious Giuseppe Sinopoli Award in 2006, and he has appeared in major concert halls throughout Europe, North America, Brazil, Israel and China. It is our good fortune that he has decided to settle in Canada, where he is on the piano performance faculty at Carleton University in Ottawa.”

Richard Haskell
WholeNote Magazine
September 8, 2012


Mauro BertoliMaestro Bertoli’s many critically acclaimed recordings have been broadcast by CBC Radio, Rádio Câmara Brazil, Brasilia Super Rádio, Radio Classica Bresciana, and Radio Classica Milano, among others.

Frequently a guest soloist with some of the world’s finest orchestras and an invited clinician at universities and conservatories around the globe, Mauro Bertoli is also renowned for his virtuosity and breadth of repertoire as a chamber musician.

International students are increasingly turning to Carleton University as a North American destination of choice for classical music studies.

Canada’s bilingual and multicultural National Capital City is the home of the world’s largest chamber music festival (the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival), Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, and a wide range of cultural festivals and  events throughout the year, providing invaluable performance  and classical music listening experiences for students of music.

The Carleton University Music Department has existed since 1967, and the performance program was introduced in 1975.  In 1991 the School for Studies in Art and Culture (SSAC) – of which Music is a division, together with Art History and Film Studies – was formed.  SSAC/Music currently offers a wide range of innovative courses and programs, including the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts (Music), and Master of Arts degrees.  Carleton’s Bachelor of Music program was one of the first on the continent to offer performance degrees to students studying a broad range of musical genres, including classical, jazz, carillon, music theatre and world music styles.

Carleton University is Canada’s Capital University! Situated on a picturesque campus bordered by the Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from Parliament Hill, the seat of Canada’s federal government. Carleton’s faculty provide a superior learning experience for 22,500 students who hail from every province in Canada and from over 100 countries around the world.

phone (613) 520-5770,
or email Dr. James K. Wright (
Supervisor of Performance Studies
School for Studies in Art & Culture: Music
A817 Loeb Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  K1S 5B6


Activity Calendar, audio clips, reviews and other links…

Beethoven’s Complete Sonatas For Cello And Piano with Cellist Paul Marleyn & Pianist Mauro Bertoli – and with ‘Beethoven’ flavoured gelato by Stella Luna Cafe!  Event details…

Another lovely review!  This one is from theWholeNote of Mauro’s “Italian Memories” 

Other recent reviews:

Giornale di Brescia 29-3-2014
Giornale di Brescia 20-3-2014
Giornale di Brescia 22-3-2014

2014-3-20 Bresciaoggi
2014-3-22 Bresciaoggi

Read this review of Mauro’s recent “Italian Memories” CD on:  Facts & Arts

A new interview from Corriere della sera, one of Italy’s major national newspapers, published in Milan, with an average daily circulation of 800,000 copies:  Bertoli interview – 12 Dec 2013

Mauro Bertoli Review – The Oscar – December 2013 – p 14

Il Nostro Mauro Bertoli – L’Ora dOttawa – December 2013 – p2 and 3

ROH Recital image

Royal Ottawa Hospital Noon-Hour Recital Series (December 5, 2013). From left to right: James Wright (Supervisor of Performance Studies, SSAC/Music), Mauro Bertoli (SSAC/Music Artist in Residence 2013-14), Michel Hutchison (classical guitar, 1st-year BMus student), Anita Molnar (mezzo-soprano, 2nd-year BMus student), Accompanist, Deanna Singh (soprano, 3rd-year BMus student), Seung-Hee Han (soprano, 4th-year BMus student).

Two articles on Mauro in the Giornale di Brescia. Download and read them here:  Giornale di Brescia – 29 Nov 2013

Mauro Bertoli plays Rimsky-Korsakov/Rachmaninoff : Flight of the bumblebee in a-minor.

Photo Diary: Artist in Residence Celebration, October 11, 2013, in the MacOdrum Library.

CU Discovery Centre – Community Engagement: The Royal Ottawa Hospital and Carleton music students partner up. The Discovery Centre is excited to share the testimonies of Carleton music students who will be performing biweekly for patients at the Royal Ottawa Hospital (ROH). Read the article here…

Listen to the October 1st edition of the Carleton Music student’s weekly radio program “Showcase,” featuring Mauro Bertoli.  Click on the blue button to hear the podcast.

Radio Show “Musica Classica in pillole” on air every Wednesday from 10.30am to 11am. The show is broadcasted by Chin Radio Ottawa in collaboration with Carleton University. The podcast is available at:

Noon hour concerts at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, poster for the series:  Collaboration – Carleton Music & Royal Ottawa Hospital (2013-14)

Concert and masterclasses with James Wright and Julie Nesrallah at Festival Internacional de Musica – Universidade Federal de Goias, Brazil (Oct.27 – Nov.1) Among the works to be presented, “Briefe and die unsterbliche Geliebte” for piano trio and mezzo soprano by James Wright.

Collaboration with the Modern Languages at Carleton University (Italian courses at

January 10, 2014 – Piano Masterclass at Carleton University

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