"Trio Solisti plays the music's socks off." - San Francisco Classical Voice
Fabio Bidini, piano
Fabio Bidini is recognized as one of the foremost pianists to have emerged from Italy since the days of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. After winning top prizes in numerous international competitions, his sensational success at both the Busoni and Van Cliburn International Piano Competitions launched his international career. His playing is noted for its technical wizardry and poetic lyricism, and encompasses a vast repertoire of 84 piano concerti and works from the baroque through the modern era.
His glowing London debut at the Barbican Center with the London Symphony Orchestra and Michael Tilson Thomas, was followed shortly after by his highly acclaimed North American debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Joel Levi.
Since then Mr. Bidini has been a frequent guest of major orchestras worldwide (San Francisco Sympony, Dallas Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philharmonia Orchestra of London, BBC Orchestra Wales), playing in the major concert halls (Carnegie Hall, Kimmel Center Philadelphia, Kennedy Center Washington D.C., Royal Festival Hall, Davies Hall, Tonhalle Zürich, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Rudolfinum, Auditorio Nacionál-Madrid, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam).
He has collaborated with leading conductors of our time, including Michael Tilson Thomas, Iván Fischer, Andrey Boreyko, Zoltán Kocsis, Eri Klas, GianAndrea Noseda, Barry Wordsworth, Yoel Levi, Pavel Kogan, Louis Lane, Tadaaki Otaka, Matthias Bamert, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Jorge Mester, JoAnn Falletta, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Valdés, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Michael Christie, Tomáš Hanus, David Itkin, Joel Levine, Frank Beermann, Daniel Klajner, Carlos Prieto, Jorge Hanso and, Rossen Milanov.
He performs frequently at prestigious festivals such as The Tuscan Sun Festival Cortona, Festival Napa Valley, Festival Radio France Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, La Roque
d’Anthéron International Piano Festival, Stern Grove Festival, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo and Festival dei Due Mondi Spoleto.
Mr. Bidini is also in great demand as a chamber music partner, in collaborations including the American String Quartet, the Janáček Quartet, the Brodsky Quartet, the Szymanowski Quartet, the Modigliani Quartet, the Quartetto di Fiesole, Zoltán Kocsis, Nikolaj Znaider, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Paula Robison, Corey Cerovsek, Wendy Warner, Eva Urbanova, Eva Mei, Roberto Fabbriciani, Alexis Pia Gerlach, Nina Kotova, Dimitri Ashkenazy and Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker.
Mr. Bidini´s discography comprises thirteen CDs from such leading record companies as BMG, Classichord, Musikstrasse, EPR and True Sounds. His duo with Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker released a debut CD of violin sonatas by Prokofiev and Strauss, laying the foundation for an extensive collaboration with the label.
In 2005 Mr. Bidini accepted a professorship at the Universität der Künste Berlin, followed by his appointment in 2009 to one of the highest chairs for piano in Germany, at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. In 2015 Mr. Bidini joined the faculty of the Colburn School in Los Angeles.