Manager: Elisa Patria
Territory: Worldwide

…Cominati approached the piece with an extremely gentle touch, shaping the multicolor and light musical cascades into the image of a boat on the ocean which Ravel transcribed a couple of years later.
— Het Parool, Roland Hazendonk


Complimented by Italian daily newspaper «La Repubblica» for his “stylistically flawless and mimetic piano technique”, Roberto Cominati won the first prize at the “Alfredo Casella” International Competition in Naples in 1991. In 1993 he came to the attention of critics and of the most renowned International concert halls when he won first prize at the “Ferruccio Busoni” Competition in Bolzano. In 1999 he was prized with the “Jacques Stehman” Audience Award by Belgian TV and French TV channel TV5, within the “Reine Elisabeth” Competition in Brussels.

In Italy he has been invited by some of the most prestigious musical institutions, like the Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, the Festival Pianistico di Brescia e Bergamo, the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto. He has also performed at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, at Salzburg’s Festival, at the Gasteig in Munich, at the Monnaie in Brussels, at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, and in many other halls in England, Belgium, Holland, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Finland, Japan, and Australia.

The conductors he has worked with include Sir Simon Rattle, Daniele Gatti, Andrej Borejko, Leon Fleisher, Daniel Harding, Yuri Ahronovitch, David Robertson, Mikhail Pletnev, Alexander Lazarev, Andrea Battistoni, Michele Mariotti, Juraj Valčuha, Sascha Goetzel, and Eliahu Inbal.

He has made recordings under DECCA, Emi, «Suonare News», Acousence, and he has recorded the complete piano works of Ravel for «Amadeus».

In the past seasons Cominati has performed at the Bratislava Festival, in Turin with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai conducted by Valčuha, in Palermo with the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo, in Milan at La Scala and with the Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi, in New York with the Chamber Orchestra of New York, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam within the prestigious Meesterpianisten series, in Bologna with the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale led by Mariotti, in Bozen/Trento with the Haydn Orchester, and in Rome at the IUC (Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti).

He is presently recording for DECCA the complete piano works by Claude Debussy, for the centenary of his death that has been celebrated in 2018. The first album was released in 2019 and it will be followed by a second one in 2020.

Among the highlights of 2019/2020 Season: concerts with the Haydn Orchester, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra (new commission for “Contemporary Classics Composers” Festival) and with the Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, and a recital at Naples’s Teatro San Carlo.

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