LUIGI CARROCIA (Italy)
“Carroccia is an aristocrat of the piano; there doesn’t seem to be a nonmusical atom in his being.” (OLIN CHISM – Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Luigi Carroccia was born into a musical family and his first piano teachers were his father and grandfather. His studies continued at the Claudio Monteverdi Conservatory in Bolzano, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees with honors. During these years Luigi has been appreciated for his sensitivity and unique personality, Gregory Sullivan Isaacs wrote about him “They can all play the notes rapidly and most can even get into the music. Carroccia was something different. […] He has that elusive who-knows-what that separates one artist from the others.” (Theater Jones North Texas Performing Arts News)
He was invited to record a program entirely dedicated to F. Chopin’s music for Radio Classica and he was awarded a medal for his performances of works by A. Scriabin during the “IV Mejdunaroden Festival” in Kjustendil, Bulgaria. Luigi has won prizes in many competitions, such as the Maria Herrero International Competition in Granada and the Premio Abbado, organized by the Italian Ministry of Culture in memory of Claudio Abbado, and he distinguished himself at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition, the 17° International Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Warsaw, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth. He has performed in Italy, Poland, Turkey, United States, England, Bulgaria, Germany and Japan, and he will soon have his debut in China.