Enrico Cicconofri

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Enrico Cicconofri was born in 1991 in Italy. He began studying piano at age 4. He received a Diploma and a Master’s degree in piano performance from the “Luigi Cherubini” Conservatory of Florence with highest honors. He studied with Maestri Giovanni Valentini, Maria Teresa Carunchio and Lorenzo Di Bella. During his studies in Florence he attended masterclasses with Riccardo Risaliti (piano performance), Stefano Fiuzzi (fortepiano), Alain Meunier (chamber music), Leonardo De Lisi (vocal chamber music).
He made his debut as a soloist with an orchestra at age 13, and has since performed concertos by Mozart (piano concerto K467), Chopin (piano concerto no.1), Saint-Saëns (Carnaval des Animaux), Prokofiev (piano concerto no.3) as well as contemporary music premieres with several orchestras in Italy.
He plays as a soloist and a chamber musician for important italian institutions, amongst which: Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Mozart of Bologna (founded by Maestro Claudio Abbado), the great hall of Sapienza University in Rome, Institute of Italian culture in Istanbul and many others. He also works extensively as a collaborative pianist and has a wide repertoire that spans from baroque to contemporary music.
Since a very young age he won first prizes in several national and international piano competitions around Italy: 2009 Rome international piano competition, 2009 Marco Fortini international piano competition in Bologna, 2012 Lia Tortora international piano competition in Perugia, just to mention a few. His performances have been broadcast by the Vatican City Radio. He received scholarships from several italian associations such as the “Rossini Foundation” of Pesaro.
Since 2014 he is a student of the international “Incontri col Maestro” Academy in Imola (Italy), where he studies with Maestri Enrico Pace and Piero Rattalino. Furthermore, in 2015 he obtained a teaching qualification from the Italian Ministry of Education with top marks.
In the same year he was selected to attend a répetiteur apprenticeship program hosted by the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale “Adriano Belli” in Spoleto (Italy), where he worked as a coach, répetiteur, pianist, and continuo player for several opera productions and concerts in Italy and abroad. Since his first experience as a répetiteur he had the chance to work with important singers and teachers, such as Edda Moser, Lella Cuberli, Claudio Desderi, Amelia Felle, Enza Ferrari. In 2017 he will be joining the Festival d’Aix en Provence and the Academy of the Opéra National de Paris as a pianist in residence.