Fabio Bidini

Colburn Conservatory of Music

Fabio Bidini is recognized as one of today’s most important pianists and pedagogues. Praised for his technical wizardry and poetic lyricism, Bidini has been a frequent guest of the most prominent orchestras worldwide (San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philharmonia Orchestra of London, BBC Orchestra Wales) and has played in the world’s most famous concert halls (Carnegie Hall, Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Kennedy Center, Royal Festival Hall, Davies Hall, Tonhalle Zürich, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Rudolfinum, Auditorio Nacionál-Madrid, Auditorio de Zaragoza and Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, among others).

Bidini has also collaborated with leading conductors of our time, including Michael Tilson Thomas, Ivan Fischer, Andrey Boreyko, Zoltan Kocsis, Eri Klas, GianAndrea Noseda, Barry Wordsworth, Yoel Levi, Pavel Kogan, Louis Lane, Tadaaki Otaka, Mathias Bamert, Jesus Lopez Cobos, JoAnn Falletta, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Max Valdes, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Michael Christie, Carlos Prieto and Rossen Milanov, among others.

Bidini has performed at prestigious festivals, such as the Tuscan Sun Festival Cortona/ Napa, Festival Radio France Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival, Stern Grove Festival, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli International Piano Festival, Festival dei Due Mondi and Grant Park Festival Chicago.

Bidini is also greatly in demand as a chamber music partner. He has collaborated with the American String Quartet, the Janacek Quartet, the Brodsky Quartet, the Szymanowski Quartet, the Modigliani Quartet, Zoltan Kocsis, Nikolaj Znaider, Johannes Moser, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Paula Robison, Corey Cerovsek, Wendy Warner, Eva Urbanova, Eva Mei, Nina Kotova, Alexis-Pia Gerlach, Maria Bachmann, Dimitri Ashkenazy and Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker. Bidini’s discography comprises of 14 CDs released by leading recording companies including BMG, Naxos, Classichord, Musikstrasse, EPR and True Sounds, among others.

In 2005 Bidini accepted a professorship in the piano department of the Universität der Künste in Berlin, and in 2009 he won one of the most important chairs for piano in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. In 2015 the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles founded the Carol Colburn Grigor Piano Chair for him. He is an official Steinway Artist.

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