International Award Winning Pianist and Recording Artist, Stephen Vaglica was born in New York City. Having moved to Italy he graduated at the age of 18 the Conservatory of Music with the high distinction of Summa cum Laude. He continued his studies in Venice under the guidance of the renowned pianist Vincenzo Pertile who was the closest student to legendary concert pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. Stephen Vaglica, returned to the USA, having won many awards and special mentions, to begin his career as a soloist pianist playing to worldwide audiences in prestigious venues. His recent release album" Chopin" has won the coveted "Outstanding Classical Album of the Year" for the National Detroit Music Awards. He currently maintains a busy concert schedule which include US, Japan and European appearances while also continuing his many recording projects.