a recent interview:
Daniele Rinaldo, piano
Hailed as “a pianist of extraordinary dramatic flair” (The New York Times), “one of the greatest Italian talents of his generation” (The Voice), “a memorable artist… of remarkable maturity and fantasy” (El Paìs), the Italian pianist Daniele Rinaldo has already performed in major venues and festivals all over the world, such as “Rising Stars” in Alice Tully Hall, Chelsea Music Festival and Steinway Hall in New York, Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival, Wigmore Hall, Barbican, St. John’s Smith Square and St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin as well as in the main halls of Paris, Basel, Zurich, Rome, Salzburg and Frankfurt, as well as touring extensively Italy, Germany, Scotland, Spain, Japan, Hong Kong, China and South America.
He played with orchestras such as the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Sinfonieorchester Basel, New York Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Real Filarmonica de Galicia, Orquesta Nacional de España, RTV Slovenia Symphony, Orquesta Nacional de l’Ecuador, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice and Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, under the baton of conductors such as Kurt Masur, Ken-David Masur, Howard Shelley, Juanjo Mena, Lahav Shani, Dennis Russell Davies and Damian Iorio. Very active also as a chamber musician, he performs regularly in formations ranging from duo to large ensemble, collaborating with musicians such as the Hagen Quartet, the Casals Quartet, the Prometeo Quartet, the Ex Novo Ensemble and clarinettist Mate Bekavac.
He was a prizewinner in many international competitions, among which the Paloma O'Shea in Santander (Laureate), Cleveland (W.Mattlin Prize), the Maria Canals in Barcelona (Medalist), the Busoni in Bolzano (Finalist) and the Porrino in Cagliari (2nd prize), as well as receiving the coveted Tunnell Trust Music Prize and the Kirckman Society Prize in London. For Velut Luna he recorded Americanizada, with music by Barber, Bennett, Benjamin, Copland, Piazzolla and Milhaud and his next release for the same label will include the complete Debussy Etudes together with works by Scarlatti, Couperin, Kurtág and Adès.
He received his musical education at the Royal Academy of Music in London studying with Christopher Elton, where he was awarded the Alfred Knight and the Lilian Davies prizes, at the Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia in Rome with Sergio Perticaroli and at the New England Conservatory in Boston with Sergey Schepkin. He also holds a summa cum laude degree in Mathematical Economics from the University of Padua. Currently his mentored by Claudio Martinez Mehner, under whose guidance he recently obtained with the highest marks the Soloist Diploma at the Musik-Akademie in Basel, and by Maria João Pires.
He lives between Lausanne and London, and is career is generously supported by the Keyboard Charitable Trust of London.