Pietro De Maria
...born in Venice, Italy, won the First Prize at the Alfred Cortot International Piano Competition in Milan at the age of 13. He graduated from the Conservatory of Venice and continued his studies with Maria Tipo at the Conservatory of Geneva, where he obtained the Premier Prix de Virtuosité with the highest honours in 1988.
After receiving the Critics' Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1990), Pietro De Maria won First Prizes in other prestigious international piano competitions, such as the Dino Ciani - Teatro La Scala in Milan (1990), the Géza Anda in Zurich (1994), and the Mendelssohn Award in Hamburg (1997).
His repertory ranges from Bach to Ligeti. He is the first Italian pianist to have played Chopin’s complete piano works in public concerts. These works have been recorded by Decca and have received important acknowledgments from international publications of prestige such as Diapason, International Piano and Pianiste.
During the coming seasons, he will be focusing especially on Bach, presenting both books of The Well Tempered Clavier as well as the Goldberg Variations in his concerts.
He teaches at the School of Music in Fiesole, at the Academy of Music in Pinerolo and at the Musikdorf Ernen in Switzerland.
Pietro De Maria is part of the PIANALE Professor Team since 2015.