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After his recital at the Salzburg Festival, it was written on the Salzburger Nachtrichten: «Endless his undertones when he explores Debussy’s precious and bewitching sound, enchanting his blend of passion and exquisite technique in Le Tombeau de Couperin, extraordinary his ardent sharpness in the undulating transcription of La Valse…»

Born in Naples in 1969, Roberto Cominati began studying piano at a very early age: he was just eight when he was admitted to the Conservatory San Pietro a Majella in Naples for special merits. In 1984 he pursued his studies with Aldo Ciccolini at the Accademia Superiore di Musica in Biella and in 1989 he attended Franco Scala’s class at the Accademia Pianistica “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola. In 1993 he won the First Prize at the International Competition “Ferruccio Busoni” in Bolzano; this last award launched his career and gained him the favour of both critics and major Italian concert promoters.

In 1999 he was rewarded the Jacques Stehman Prize by the audience of the Rtfb and Tv5 France at the Bruxelles “Reine Elisabeth” Competition.

Since then Roberto Cominati is invited to perform in the most prestigious venues and festivals such as the Salzbuger Festspiele, Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Lingotto in Turin, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Teatro Municipal in Saõ Paulo, Sydney Opera House, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels.

He has appeared with leading European orchestras as well as in Japan and Australia, under the baton of important conductors, among which sir Simon Rattle, Andrey Boreyko, Leon Fleisher, Daniel Harding, Eliahu Inbal, Yuri Ahronovitch, David Robertson, Aleksandr Lazarev.

He performed at Stresa Festival in 1994 and 2005.