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Fabio Bidini

Joaquín AchucarroFabio Bidini today is recognized as one of the most important pianists and pedagogues. Bernard Holland of the New York Times stated: 

He is capable of an admirable simplicity…truly touching.
 At the age of five he was given his first piano lessons and already half year later he played his first public concert. In the following years he won eleven of the most important Italian piano competitions, including always the Audience Prize as well as all the special prizes. 

He made his final graduation with “Magna cum Laude” and was one of the youngest graduates ever of the prestigious “Conservatorio Santa Cecilia” in Rome. Pianists who made a significant contribution to his artistic development were Orazio Frugoni and Maria Tipo. 

After winning top prizes in the most famous international piano competitions his sensational success at the Busoni and at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition opened him the door to a constantly growing international career. 

His outstanding piano playing that combines technical wizardry with poetic lyricism and his fascinating culture of the attack of the keyboard brought him to have a glowing London debut in the Barbican Center with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas in the presence of Sir Georg Solti. Shortly after, he performed at the United Nation as a soloist of the BBC Wales and had his highly acclaimed North American debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Joel Levi.

Since then Fabio Bidini is a frequent guest of the best orchestras worldwide (San Francisco Sympony, Dallas Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philharmonia Orchestra of London, BBC Orchestra Wales) playing in the world´s most famous concert halls (Carnegie Hall, Kimmel Center Philadelphia, Kennedy-Center Washington, Royal Festival Hall, Davies Hall, Tonhalle Zürich, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Rudolfinum, Auditorio Nacionál-Madrid, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, among others).
He collaborated successfully with leading conductors of our time like: Michael Tilson Thomas, Ivan Fischer, Andrey Boreyko, Zoltan Kocsis, Eri Klas, GianAndrea Noseda, Barry Wordsworth, Yoel Levi, Pavel Kogan, Louis Lane, Tadaaki Otaka, Mathias Bamert, Jesus Lopez Cobos, JoAnn Falletta, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Max Valdes, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Michael Christie, Carlos Prieto, Rossen Milanov among others.

He was repeatedly invited to perform at prestigious festivals: Tuscan Sun Festival Cortona/ Napa, Festival Radio France Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival, Stern Grove Festival, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli International Piano Festival, Festival dei Due Mondi, Grant Park Festival Chicago.

Fabio Bidini is also greatly in demand as a chamber music partner. He enjoyed artistic collaboration with the American String Quartet, the Janacek Quartett, the Brodsky Quartett, the Szymanowski Quartet, the Modigliani Quartet, Zoltan Kocsis, Nikolaj Znaider, Johannes Moser, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Paula Robison, Corey Cerovsek, Wendy Warner, Eva Urbanova, Eva Mei, Nina Kotova, Alexis-Pia Gerlach, Maria Bachmann, Dimitri Ashkenazy e Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker.

With the latter he is forming a stable duo. With the publication of their debut CD of sonatas of S.Prokofieff and R.Strauss they layed the foundations for an extensive collaboration with the US American label True Sounds.
 
Fabio Bidini´s discography comprises 14 CDs of leading recording companies like BMG, Naxos, Classichord, Musikstrasse, EPR, True Sounds, among others. 
 
In 2005 Fabio Bidini accepted a professorship in the piano departement of the  “Universität der Künste – Berlin”.  In 2009 he won one of the most important chairs for piano in Germany at the "Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler" in Berlin. In 2015 the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles founded the Carol Grigor Piano Chair for Fabio Bidini and since then he teaches as a professor at this prestigious music school. Additionally he serves as an artist in residence at the "Hochschule für Musik und Tanz" in Köln.
He is an official Steinway Artist.
 
www.fabiobidini.com

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