Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Gabriele Carcano
BBT Fellowship 2010

Gabriele Carcano - Biography

Gabriele Carcano received support from BBT between 2010 and 2013. For an up-to-date biography go to

Gabriele Carcano, recipient of a 2010 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, is a pianist equally at home in recital, as a soloist with orchestras and in chamber music, praised by the Süddeutsche Zeitung as a “sculptor of sound” and “aesthete” after his Munich debut at the Herkulessaal.

Gabriele has performed in venue such as Zurich Tonhalle, Paris Salle Pleyel, Marlboro Music Festival, Munich Herkulessaal, Milano Società del Quartetto, Mariinsky Theatre, as well as concerts in Asia and North and South America. He worked with conductors Tom Kopman, Lawrence Foster, Ion Marin among others and is a passionate chamber music player.

In summer 2016 Gabriele Carcano released his first CD with early works by Johannes Brahms for the label OehmsClassics, with critical acclaim. His second solo recording was released in September 2018 for Rubicon Classics, comprising an-all Schumann programme, as well as another one for the same label in duo with violinist Stephen Waarts.

Born in Turin, Gabriele from the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi in Turin, he then continued his studies with Andrea Lucchesini at the Accademia di Musica in Pinerolo and with Aldo Ciccolini in Paris, followed by studies with Nicholas Angelich at the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique as well as with Marie Françoise Bucquet. He has received further tuition with Richard Goode, Mitsuko Uchida, Alfred Brendel. Since autumn 2015 he has taught at the Accademia di Musica in Pinerolo.

Last updated: October 2018

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Photographs by Pilvax Studio, Balázs Böröcz & Alessandra Tinozzi