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Carlo Grante



Carlo Grante is one of Italy's foremost concert artists, and one of today's most active and accomplished pianists in the recording studio.

His recorded output encompasses different areas of the piano repertoire and contains both mainstream and lesser-known works. Still in progress is the recording of the complete works of Godowsky and Scarlatti for the Music&Arts label, and recent concerto recordings include Franz Schmidt's piano works for left hand with Fabio Luisi and MDR Leipzig, Mozart's Concertos K. 365, 449, and 488 with Bernhard Sieberer and Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome and a live recording of Busoni’s Concerto with Wiener Symphoniker and Fabio Luisi. A dedicatee of a number of compositions by contemporary composers.

Grante has recorded works dedicated to him, including Michael Finnissy's Bachsche Nachdichtungen, Paolo Troncon's Preludi e Fughe, George Flynn's "Glimpses of our inner lives," Roman Vlad's Opus Triplex, (a monumental twelve-tone work based on the B.A.C.H. motif) and his newly written Concerto Italiano for piano and orchestra.
Grante has performed to great acclaim in many international music centres, including New York, London, Rome, Milan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Hanoi, Zagreb, Bucharest, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Leipzig, etc., as well as at the Festivals of Vienna, Istanbul, Ravello, Husum, the Neuhaus Festival in Russia, etc. His orchestral engagements in the past and near future include such orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic of London, Staatskapelle Dresden, Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia of Rome, Pomeriggi Musicali of Milano, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Zagreb Radio Orchestra, MDR Leipzig, Cappella Istropolitana, etc.

Carlo Grante graduated from the Conservatorio di S. Cecilia, in Rome, under Sergio Perticaroli, studied composition with Claudio Perugini in the same city, earned his Master's Degree with Ivan Davis at the University of Miami, and completed post-graduate studies with Rudolf Firkusny at the Juilliard School as well as in London with Alice Kezeradze-Pogorelich.