Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6
Conductor - Justin Doyle
Hailed by El Universo after his first South America tour as “gifted with the subtlety and the power of the very great ones”, and described by La Voce as “one of the greatest Italian talents of his generation”, Daniele Rinaldo was born in Padova in 1984; he has already appeared in major venues and festivals such as Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia at Parco della Musica Auditorium in Rome, “Great Interpreters” in Bologna Festival, NYCA “Rising Stars” in New York, Festival Dino Ciani in Cortina d’Ampezzo, William Walton Festival in Ischia, Festival Busoni in Bolzano, Yamaha Artists’ Series in Paris, Mozarteum Festival at the Wiener Saal in Salzburg and Hamamatsu Piano Festival in Japan, always to the highest acclaim and often being broadcast on the national radio; he performed in the most prestigious concert halls in Europe, USA, South America and Asia with symphonic orchestras such as Manhattan Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Orquesta Nacional de l’Ecuador, Filarmonia Veneta, Bacau State Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice and Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, under the baton of conductors such as Kurt Masur, Ken-David Masur, Howard Shelley, Ovidiu Balan and Damian Iorio.
His debut as soloist was in 2002 with the Pollini Symphony Orchestra, playing Beethoven’s 3rd concerto at Padova’s Teatro Verdi, receiving huge critical and audience acclaim; in 2003 he recorded concertos by Bach, Beethoven and Ravel (National Arts) and in 2005 he recorded “Americanizada” (Velut Luna), with works for two pianos by Barber, Bennett, Copland, Piazzolla and Milhaud. He won numerous prizes such as the prestigious Audience and Critics’ prize at the 2010 Bologna Festival, prizewinner in the international competitions in Padova (2nd prize), Venezia (4th), Firenze (1st, audience prize and Beethoven prize), S. Sepolcro (1st); winner of the “New Talents’ Series” in Cittadella (2003); 2nd prize at the “Ennio Porrino” International Piano Competition (Cagliari); medalist of the 2008 “Maria Canals” International Piano Competition in Barcelona; finalist of the 2009 International Piano Competition “Ferruccio Busoni” in Bolzano.
He received his musical education in 1998 and 1999 at New England Conservatory in Boston (USA) studying with Sergej Schepkin and A. Ramon Rivera. He then entered the “C. Pollini” State Conservatory in Padova, where he graduated cum laude in 2003 in piano and composition. In 2006 he graduated with the highest marks from the Accademia Nazionale S.Cecilia in Rome in Sergio Perticaroli’s class, and graduated cum laude in Mathematical Economics at the Padova University, receiving a special laude for his final thesis in Applied Mathematics. Currently is pursuing the Master of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the tutelage of Prof. Christopher Elton, where he was awarded the Alfred Knight Prize and is supported by the Clemence Trust and the CARIPARO Trust, and also studies in Madrid with Claudio Martìnez Mehner. He also worked closely with other famous artists such as Andràs Schiff, Dimitri Bashkirov, Aldo Ciccolini, Jeffrey Swann, Pascal Nemirovski and Howard Shelley, who in 2006 wanted him to play under his baton for Mozart’s 250th Anniversary in a concert tour throughout Italy.
His repertoire is very broad, spacing from Bach and Händel to contemporary works (by composers such as Ligeti, Kurtàg, Dusapin, Sciarrino, Fedele, Rzewski, Nono). An enthusiastic chamber musician as well, he performs regularly from duo to quintet, playing with ensembles such as Petit Concert Trio, Fegus Quartet (Slovenia) and Labarthe Quartett (Salzburg).
Future engagements are recitals in Bologna Festival, New York, London, throughout Italy as well as in Spain and Austria, and another South America tour with a DVD production in the Iglesia de La Compania in Quito (Ecuador), UNESCO Heritage Site.