Gabriele Carcano, recipient of a 2010 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award, is a pianist equally at home in recital, as a soloist with orchestras and in chamber music. Praised by the Süddeutsche Zeitung as a “sculptor of sound” and “aesthete” after his Munich debut at the Herkulessaal, Gabriele is the winner of numerous awards, including the Casella Prize at the Competition Premio Venezia, where he made his debut at Teatro La Fenice. He has been supported by the CRT Foundation, De Sono Foundation and was also awarded a grant from the Fondation des Banques Populaires Françaises – Natexis in 2008.
Gabriele has appeared as soloist in venues in Berlin, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Rome and in Tokyo, Salle Pleyel in Paris, at the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Lingotto, at the Scherzo Series in Madrid, the Società del Quartetto in Milan, the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, the Tonhalle in Zurich and at Unione Musicale in Turin.
He has been featured at the Kissinger Sommer, the French May Festival in Hong Kong, the Krzyzowa Festival, the Mariinsky International Piano Festival in St. Petersburg, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Radio France Festival in Montpellier, the Rheingau Musik Festival, at the prestigious Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse and at the MiTo Festival in Turin. Gabriele performed as a soloist with the Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi di Milano, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Staatskapelle Weimar and Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Orchestra Petruzzelli of Bari, Filarmonica di Torino.
Gabriele Carcano collaborated with conductors such as Alain Altinoglu, Lawrence Foster, Ion Marin, Claud Peter Flor, Maxiliam Emilyanichev, Federico Maria Sardelli, Clemens Schuldt and Stefan Solyom. In chamber music concerts he has appeared in Berlin, Montpellier, BR Radio in Munich, at the Auditorium du Louvre, the Cité de la Musique, the Muziekgebouw Frits Philips in Eindhoven, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, the Tonhalle in Zurich, and at the Copenhagen Summer, Marlboro and Saintes Festivals with instrumentalists such as Lorenza Borrani, Colin Carr, Andrea Lucchesini, Hermes Quartet, Viviane Hagner, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Dora Schwarzberg and Itamar Zorman.
At the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida, he participated in the Marlboro Festival four times and was featured on Musicians from Marlboro tours, performing at venues and series such as the PCMS in Philadelphia, the Gardner Museum Concerts in Boston , People’s Symphony Concerts in New York, Montreal, Toronto, Washington DC.
In summer 2016 Gabriele Carcano released his first CD with early works by Johannes Brahms for the label OehmsClassics. For the recording he received great critical acclaim from magazines such as Fonoforum, Amadeus or BBC and NDR Radios. as well as the supersonic award by Pizzicato.
His second solo recording will appear in September 2018 for Rubicons Classics, featuring an all Schumann program, as well as another one for the same label in duo with violinist Stephen Waarts.
Highlights of 2017/18 are a series of recital featuring Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” in Italy and Germany, as well as recitals at Berlin Konzerthaus, Bruxelles, Tel Aviv, London, India, Mexico and Colombia. He will make his debut with the Teatro Comunale’s Orchestra in Bologna as well as going back to Mecklenburg Vorpormmern Festival, in duo Stephen Waarts.
Born in Turin, Gabriele began studying the piano at the age of seven and graduated from the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi in Turin at the age of seventeen with the highest grades and honors. He continued his studies with Andrea Lucchesini at the Accademia di Musica in Pinerolo and with Aldo Ciccolini in Paris, followed by studies with Nicholas Angelich at the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique as well as with Marie Françoise Bucquet. He has received further tuition with Richard Goode, Mitsuko Uchida, Alfred Brendel. Since autumn 2015 he teaches at the Accademia di Musica in Pinerolo.