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.
Antonio appears at major international music venues, festivals and concert series in Europe and Japan. These include Essen Philharmonie - Alfred Krupp Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Muziekgebouw & Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Utrecht Early 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, La Folle Journée in Bilbao, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Hokutopia Early Music Festival, Concerto Koeln, Collegium 1704 & Václav Luks, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Izmir Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra; Antonio works together with artists such as 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.
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