Alberto Carnevale Ricci was born in 1980 in Pavia, Italy. He studied piano at the conservatory G.Verdi in Mailany with Ottavio Minola and graduated with distinction. He continued his studies with Alfredo Perl at the Musikhochschule Detmold, where he also finished with the best results possible. He gathered experience in the mastercourses taught by R. Risaliti, P. Bordoni, O. Marshev, G. Ludwig, E. Virsaladze, J. Achucarro, B. Canino, M. Pressler, as well as the Trio di Parma, Trio di Trieste and the Artemis Quartet. After several successful participations in musical competitions in Italy and other countries, Alberto Carnevale Ricci played many important venues throughout Europe, like La Sala Verdi del Conservatorio di Milano, the Aula Magna dell' Universita' Bocconi di Milano, the Grosse Konzertsaal of the Musikhochschule München, the Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, the Teatro Lirico di Magenta, the Saal Piatti di Bergamo, the Sala Grande del palazzo Chigi a Siena, the Konzerthaus Detmold, the Ständesaal Kassel and the Parkstadt Limburg Theatre of Kerkrade.
Versatile chamber music activities in different formations, especially with two pianos and piano four hands, but also as part of duos with violin, violoncello, voice and with piano trios define Alberto Carnevale Riccis career to date. His special attention focuses on his Ensemble with two pianos and percussion, with which he exclusively performs works of the 20th and 21st century.
Alberto Carnevale Ricci played for the Societa' del Quartetto di Bergamo, the Societa' dei Concerti di Milano, at the Pianofestival Munich and for the Rotary Club Bad Mergentheim in Germany. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Olivier Messiaen he performed the piano solo part of the large-scale work for orchestra "Des Canyony aux étoiles", conducted by Peter Prommel in Detmold and Paderborn.
The label Stradivarius released a recording with compositions by A. Casella, which was also broadcast on Italian radiostation Radio 3, played by Alberto Carnevale Ricci. He also made recordings for the Südwestrundfunk 2 and Radio Classica.
Alberto Carnevale Ricci is assistent to Prof. Perl at the Musikhochschule Detmold.
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