Enrico Pace

Born in Rimini, he studied piano with Franco Scala at Pesaro Conservatory, where, other than piano, he graduated in composition and conducting. He attended the International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola with Lazar Berman and Boris Petrushansky and with Belgian professor Jacques de Tiège.

After becoming the first prize winner at the Franz Liszt International Competition in Utrecht in 1989, Enrico Pace performed in renowned concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Herkulessaal in Munich, and the Philharmonie in Berlin. He played in numerous international Festivals: Lucerne, Salzburg, Edinburgh, Verbier, La Roque d’Anthéron, Rheingau, Brescia and Bergamo Piano Festivals.

Highly regarded as a soloist, he has played with such prestigious orchestras as Royal Concertgebouw, the Munich Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the MDR-Sinfonieorchester in Leipzig, the Warsaw Philharmonic.

Enrico Pace has an intense chamber music activity, playing with prominent musicians and singers. He performs regularly in recital with violinist Leonidas Kavakos. Their recording of Beethoven’s sonatas for Decca was awarded the Abbiati Italian Critics’ prize. With violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann Enrico recorded Busoni’s Second Sonata and Bach’s Six Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard BWV 1014-1019. A CD dedicated to Hindemith was released in 2013. As a soloist he recorded the first and second books, –  La Suisse and Italie – of Franz Liszt’s Les Années de pèlerinage. He is a professor at the Imola Piano Academy and the Pinerolo Academy of Music.

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