About John Sciullo

Pianist John Sciullo learned from the best -- he studied privately for two years with one of the greatest pianists of all time, Vladimir Horowitz. Subsequently, Sciullo began performing in public regularly, playing at such New York-based venues as Carnegie Hall, the Alice Tully Hall, and the National Arts Club, and performed as a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Butler Symphony (in addition, Sciullo also gave performance lectures at music schools). Encouraged by the audience's response to his originals, Sciullo began issuing albums in the late '90s -- 1997's Medieval Dreams and 1999's Fantasie. His first release collected eight of his original piano compositions, while his sophomore effort was a bit more experimental -- featuring two selections that featured flute and piano, with another two pieces completely improvised (in concert, Sciullo re-creates the improv songs with audience participation -- he plays notes which the audience members select by calling out at random). ~ Greg Prato