Italian pianist Federico Colli is internationally recognised for his intelligent, imaginative interpretations and impeccable technique, praised for his ‘crystalline brilliance and translucence that takes you to the heart of everything he plays’ (Gramophone).
Federico first came to prominence after winning the Salzburg Mozart Competition in 2011 and the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2012. Since then, he has been performing with orchestras including the Mariinsky Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, RAI National Symphony, BBC Symphony Royal Scottish National, RTÉ National Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Hallé Orchestra, Vienna Chamber, Camerata Salzburg, Polish Radio National Symphony, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, National Philharmonic of Ukraine, and Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira; at venues such as the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Berlin Konzerthaus, Munich Herkulessaal, Hamburg Laeiszhalle, Beethovenhalle Bonn, NDR Landesfunkhaus in Hannover, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, Barbican Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Dublin National Concert Hall, Salle Cortot in Paris, Rudolfinum Dvorak Hall in Prague, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Teatro degli Arcimboldi in Milan, Lingotto in Turin, Philharmonic Concert Hall in Warsaw, Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, Nikkei Hall, and the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St Petersburg.
Federico has worked with esteemed conductors including Valery Gergiev, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vasily Petrenko, Juraj Valčuha, Thomas Søndergård, Alan Buribayev, Joji Hattori, Jasper Kaspszyk, Ed Spanjaard, Roman Kofman, Sir Mark Elder, and Dennis Russel Davies.
To coincide with his debut at the Southbank Centre’s International Piano Series in April 2014, his debut solo CD produced by Champs Hill Records was released to great critical acclaim, featuring works by Beethoven, Scriabin and Mussorgsky.
Recent recitals include Rio de Janeiro City of Arts, Sociedad Filarmonica of Bilbao, Southampton Turner Sims, LSO St Luke’s, Harrogate Spring Series, Società dei Concerti in Milan, Ferrara Musica, and Musica Insieme Bologna; with festival appearances at the Ruhr Piano Festival, MiTo Settembre Musica, Brescia and Bergamo International Piano Festival, Hong Kong Joy of Music, Dvorak Prague, and Duszniki International Chopin Piano Festival.
Highlights in 2016/17 include debuts with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Alpesh Chauhan, performing Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2; with the Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra performing Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2; and at the Eilat Chamber Music Festival. He returns to the Southbank Centre’s International Piano Series for a solo recital. Further engagements in Italy include recitals in Rome, Florence, Naples, as well as concerto performances with the Orchestra della Toscana, performing Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3. Further ahead, Federico makes his debut at Wigmore Hall, London.