Nicola FRISARDI  

has performed in the world’s musical capitals – at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, in London’s Wigmore Hall, at the Louvre in Paris, at the Hercules Saal in Munich, in Lisbon, Salzburg, Rome, Milan,, Tokyo and in cities throughout the United States. In his last appearance at Lincoln Center The New York Times said “Frisardi plays with intelligence, sensitivity and graceful virtuosity.” He has also performed with such distinguished orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic of London, the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic of Lodz, the Camerata Academica, the Mozarteum of Salzburg, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie and the Münchner Symphoniker.

Born in Bari, Italy, Frisardi began studying the piano with Marisa Somma at an early age. A grant from the Italian government recognizing his prodigious talent enabled him to continue his studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, where he was a student of Hans Leygraf and a participant in the master classes of Tatiana Nikolaeva and Gyorgy Sebok.

He has recorded for EMI and BMG Classics, for Austrian, German, Italian, Spanish and American radio and television and his Tokyo recital was recorded live by Deutsche Grammophone. His recording of the Mozart Concerti KV 271 and KV 595 with the Orchestra of the Mozarteum is in worldwide distribution on Chesky Records. His performance of the Brahms D minor Piano Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London was released internationally by Video Artists International in September 1996 (Hans Graf, conductor).

Nicola Frisardi serves on the faculty of the Mozarteum in Salzburg and gives master classes in the United States, Japan and Italy, where he is artistic director of the festival “Castel del Monte” in Apulia.