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Stefano Guarascio graduated at age of 18 at the "Tito Schipa" Conservatory of Lecce with 10, honors and special mention under the guidance of Maestro Carlo Scorrano. In June 2004 he won the scholarship "Vito Fazzi" as a merit for his achievements. He attended numerous masterclasses and courses with prestigious Teachers such as Franco Scala, Marcello Abbado, Marcella Cruel, Ilya Itin, Vincenzo Balzani, Gulsin Onay, Jorge Luis Prats, Sergio Perticaroli, Leonel Morales, Vsevolod Dvorkin, Enrico Pace, Leonid Margarius, Natalia Trull, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Fabio Bidini, Sylvia Chu, Philip Arlia, Roberto Cappello, Arie Vardi and Andrzej Jasinski.
In 2008, representing the Conservatory of Lecce, he was in the Arts Award organised by the Ministry of University and Research in the city of Bolzano; In 2008 he is one of five Finalists for the Award of the Scholarship organized by Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe. In 2009 he was awarded with the Honorable Mention by the 13th International Piano Festival and Master Class "Leonel Morales" to attend the next edition in Granada (Spain). In 2010 he graduated with the "Triennal Master in Advanced Piano Performance" from the Academy of "Mendelssohn" in Taurisano (Le) with Maestro Vincenzo Balzani and with Maestro Ippazio Ponzetta. In 2010 he attended a master class with Maestro Sergio Perticaroli at the International Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg and was chosen to attend a course with Natalia Trull at the Conservatory "Tchaikovsky" in Moscow, held in August 2011. After having studied with Maestro Leonid Margarius at the International Piano Academy "Incontri col Maestro" in Imola, in June 2016 he took his Master in Piano with honors and praise the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Maestro Benedetto Lupo. He currently teaches piano at the Doha College in Qatar.

He constantly holds recitals in Italy and abroad. Despite his young age, he has had numerous experiences with Orchestras such as the Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Tchaikosky" of Udmurtia under the direction of Maestro E. Guven Yaslicam, Philharmonic Orchestra "Mihail Jora" conducted by Maestro Ovidiu Balan, Bacau ( Romania) with the Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra "Mihail Jora" conducted by Maestro Valentin Doni and Ramnicu Valcea with the State Philharmonic "Ion Dumitrescu" Ramnicu Valcea conducted by Maestro Matei Pop in the prestigious festival "Tinere Talente" , featuring the Romanian National Radio.
Semi-finalist and awarded at the 10th Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia 2012, has been selected to participate at the 2012 Leeds International Pianoforte Competition in England, the VIII ° Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, the 10th Seoul International Music Competition and the 3rd Takamatsu International Piano Competition in 2014 in Japan. In the same year, he played in the Sala Argenta, Santander (Spain) with Nobuko Imai, regarded as one of the best violist worldwide, in "Alexander Hall" in Cortina d'Ampezzo and in the Vatican Museums. In 2015 he performs in Trani with the Philharmonic Orchestra "M. Jora" the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra n. 2, Op 18 by S. Rachmaninov.



Winner of the 1st prize at numerous National and International Competition:

7th National Competition Amadeus Taranto - 4th National Very Young Talents Trani (Ba) - 8 Piano Competition "Baroque City" of Lecce - "National Festival of Young Talents" of Taranto - 8 ° "White City National Music Competition" Ostuni (Br) - 7th National Festival of Talents Juniors Trani (Ba) - Pianists of the 36th Italian Cup Osimo (An), Piano Competition City of Pesaro - 3rd International Piano Competition "Prize Benedetto XIII" of Gravina di Puglia (Ba) - 3rd National Piano Competition "City of San Giovanni Teatino" - 11 th National Competition "Città di Bacoli" - National Piano Competition "Rotary Club Foggia" - 2nd International Piano Competition "La Meridiana" Santa Maria Leuca (Le) - 5th National Competition "City of Bucchianico" - 19th Music Competition "Città di Valentino" Castellaneta (Ta) 8th Grand Prix "Mendelssohn Cup" of Taurisano (Le) - 14 ° Prize Benedetto Albanese " Caccamo (Pa) 2009 9th European Grand Prize of Music "Mendelssohn Cup" of Taurisano (Le) 2009 - 10th International Prize "Monterosa Kawai" of Varallo (Vc) 2009 - 1st Prize at the International Piano Competition "Rome 2009" - 1st prize at the 20th Piano Competition "Roma 2010" - 3rd Prize (1st na) the 5th International Piano Competition "Premio Franz Liszt" in Grottammare (AP) - 2nd Prize (1st na) 22 ° International competition "Camillo Togni" of Gussago (Bs) - 1st Prize at the 9th International competition "Riviera di Rimini" in Riccione 2011 - Award "at the 14th Italian Music competition" M. Monopoli" of Barletta - 1st Jury and Audience Award at the 6th International Piano Competition" Premio Franz Liszt "of Grottammare - Best Italian pianist on the 2nd International Piano Competition" City Acquaviva delle Fonti "in 2014 -" Piano and Orchestra Prize " 11th San Daniele International Piano Meeting.

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