Alberto Carnevale Ricci

As soloist and chamber musician, pianist Alberto Carnevale Ricci’s career spans Europe, the USA and Asia. Alberto has appeared as a guest performer at international festivals such as Festival Acht Brücken in Cologne, Gaudeamus in Amsterdam, Festival Mixtur in Barcelona and Yang Yun in Tong Yeong, Korea.

Alberto’s particular interest in contemporary classical music has led to extensive projects with composers, including Alessandro Solbiati, Mark Andre, Helmut Lachenmann, Matthias Pintscher and Pierre Boulez. As part of Olivier Messiaen’s centennial celebration he performed “Des Canyons aux étoile …” under the direction of Peter Prommel, and his recording of works by Alfredo Casella appears on the “Stradivarius” label and was broadcast on Italian Radio 3. Alberto has performed for radio broadcast recordings on SWR2, WDR2 and for Radio Classica and has performed with the Detmolder Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonie Südwestfalen and the Dresdner Philharmonie.

Originally from Milan, Alberto began his studies in Italy with his mentor Ottavio Minola. Further mentors and influences include E. Pace, E. Wirsaladze, J. Achucarro, O. Marschev, and U. Wiget. He completed his first degree at the Milan Conservatory; thereafter he was a 2010/2011 stipend recipient for his Masters degree in contemporary music at the Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt am Main. He completed his Konzertexamen degree at the Detmold Conservatory for Music.