Italian pianist Alberto Carnevale Ricci studied piano with Ottavio Minola at the Conservatorium “G. Verdi” in Milan, Italy, and with Alfredo Perl at the Hochschule fur Musik in Detmold, Germany. He graduated from both schools with the highest of honors.
Important influences on Alberto’ s musical foundation and education include Riccardo Risaliti, Paolo Bordoni, Oleg Marshev, Gunter Ludwig, Elisso Virsaladze, Joaquin Achucarro, Menahem Pressler, Trio di Parma, Trio di Trieste, and the Artemis Quartett.
Alberto has an active concert schedule, performing both solo and chamber music. He has played concerts in Europe (Italy, Germany, France, Serbia, Switzerland, Greece, Estonia and Holland), South Korea, and the United States.
Alberto’s special interest in contemporary music has led him to work with many composers including Alessandro Solbiati, Mark Andre, Helmut Lachenmann, Matthias Pintscher, and Pierre Boulez. Since 2004, he has also premiered many new pieces for piano and electro-acoustic instruments and has also experimented intensively with free improvisation. Furthermore, from 2010–2011 he was the recipient of a scholarship at the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt where he is completing his Masters in contemporary music.
For the commemoration ceremonies celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the birth of Olivier Messiaen, he performed, under the direction of Peter Prommel, the work for piano and orchestra “Des Canyons aux etoiles” in Paderborn and Detmold, Germany. These performances were enthusiastically received by both critics and the public.
He has recorded for the “Stradivarius” label and for radio broadcast on “Radio Classica” (Italy) and “SWR2” and “WDR3” (Germany).
SEMIFINAL ROUND I
|Liszt||Sonata in B Minor, S.178|
SEMIFINAL ROUND II
|Prokofiev||Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op.14|
|Scarlatti||Sonata in A Major, K.208Sonata in E Major, K.153|
|Bartók||Out of Doors, Sz.81With Drums and PipesBarcarolla
The Night’s Music
|Beethoven||Sonata NO. 32 in C Minor, Op.111|