First Prize at the Van Wassenaer Concours (Amsterdam, 2009), the most prestigious competition of early chamber music in the industry, Antonio Piricone, was awarded in March 2011 of Clementi Award in England, the coveted prize for researching original repertoire on historical keyboards. His interpretative skills, versatility, sense of style and technical qualities distinguish him both as a soloist, recitalist and as a chamber musician and make Antonio an Italian musician of the younger generation whose personal approach, both as a pianist and an exponent on historical keyboard instruments, is commanding increasing attention internationally.
After his initial studies in Catania (IT) on modern piano, Antonio furthered his musical education at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (NL), specializing in Early Music, Performance Practice and Historical Keyboard instruments and most recently with Andreas Staier in Cologne (DE) and Sally Sargent in Vienna (AU).
Antonio appears at major international music venues, festivals and concert series in Europe and Japan. These include Dvorak Hall in Prague, Prague Spring Festival, Prinzregentetheater of Monaco of Bavaria, Essen Philharmonie - Alfred Krupp Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Muziekgebouw & Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Kerkrade World Music Festival, Chopin and his Europe Festival in Warsaw - Philharmonic Hall, Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Festival International de Piano de La Roque d'Antheron en Provence, Opera National de Bordeaux, Teatro Massimo Palermo, La Folle Journée in Bilbao, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Hokutopia Early Music Festival, Ensemble Concerto, Concerto Koeln, Collegium 1704 & Václav Luks, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Aargau Symphony Orchestra, Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Izmir Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra; Claudine Ansermet, Furio Zanasi, Ton Koopman, Roberto Gini, Paolo da Col, Martin Roscoe, Steve Reich, Sir Malcolm Arnold, Andreas Staier, Alexander Rudin. Antonio Piricone has recorded for the Italian and Czech Radio & Television, Radio4-NL, Radio France, and his recordings have been broadcast by Bavarian Radio, Italian RadioTre Suite, BBC Radio3, Radio Vaticana and Britains' Classic FM.
He has recorded for the international circuit of RAI-Italian Radio and Television and Czech Radio and Television, NL-Radio 4, Radio France, Radio Clásica Spanish, his records, have been broadcast by Radio Bavaria, RADIOTRE Suite, BBC-Radio 3, Radio Vatican, British Classic FM.
Antonio is currently living in the Netherlands, where his research focuses on the historical development of musical keyboard instruments. Former professor of Methodology of Instrumental Education, currently is a Piano Professor, Treaties & Methods at the State Conservatory of Music in Trapani where Antonio hold the position of Head of Piano Department (IT) and Lecturer And Coordinator for Academic Research & Development at Yasar University in Izmir (TK).