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Dante Dilanni

Master Teacher of Piano
  • Biography

    Dr. Dante Lorenzo DiIanni specializes in solo classical performance and 19th-century vocal accompaniment. During his time in England, he completed a Master of Music in collaborative piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and also held residencies at the Aldeburgh and Oxford Lieder Festivals. Dr. DiIanni received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano from Stony Brook University, and also holds a Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, and master degrees in performance and political science. Dr. DiIanni’s principal mentors have included: Anthony DiVittorio, Laurent Boukobza, Phillip Kawin, Andrew West, and Christina Dahl.

    Dr. DiIanni has participated in music festivals throughout England, France, Russia and the United States and served previously as personal assistant to the Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning composer, John Corigliano. He has held positions at Stony Brook University as a professor of chamber music and music theory at the undergraduate level. Dr. DiIanni maintained a studio of piano students for three years at the Music Academy of Long Island (MALI), and while in London, held a private studio of adult students. He has given master classes and lectures at The Creative and Performing Arts High School of Pittsburgh, the Music Academy of Long Island, Stony Brook University and as part of the St. Alfege Church Concert Series in England.

    Dr. DiIanni currently serves on the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) Santa Clara Board of Directors and is a Master Teacher at Pacific Piano School (PPS).