Praised 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 Val?uha, Sascha Goetzel, and Eliahu Inbal.
He has made recordings under Emi, «Suonare News», Acousence, and he has recorded the complete
piano works of Ravel for «Amadeus».
The present season has Cominati performing with Malta Simphony Orchestra,Toscanini Orchestra in Parma,Orchestra Haydn in Bozen and Trento ,Tokyo Philarmonic Orchestra,In Antonin, Poland for the Chopin Festival and in Firenze,Torino,Verona and Ravenna in duo with Giovanni Gnocchi.
He is presently recording the complete piano works by Claude Debussy