PianoEnrico Pace was born in 1967 in Rimini, Italy. He studied piano with Franco Scala, first at the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro and later at the Accademia Pianistica Incontri col Maestro in Imola. He also studied conducting and composition.
First prizes at the International Yamaha Competition in Stresa in 1987 and at the second International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht two years later proved to be a decisive turning point in his early career.
Since then Enrico Pace gives recitals in many major concert halls in Europe, including appearances at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, in Milan (Sala Verdi and Teatro alla Scala), Rome, Brescia/Bergamo, Florence, Berlin, Munich, Dortmund, Salzburg (at the Festspiele 1999, as part of a project around Maurizio Pollini), Dublin and in various cities in South-America. He also appears at the festivals of La Roque-d’Antheron, Rheingau and Husum.
A much liked soloist, he appears with major orchestras such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras (as part of a tour in Australia and New Zealand), the Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester, the MDR-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, the Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra (replacing Martha Argerich with memorable success during concerts in Switzerland and Italy), the Czech State Philharmonic Orchestra of Brno, the Malmo Symphony Orchestra, the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano G. Verdi, the Residentie Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Gelders Orchestra and the orchestras of Johannesburg and Cape Town.
He worked with a.o. the following conductors: Roberto Benzi, Andrey Boreyko, Mark Elder, Lawrence Foster, Janos Furst, Junichi Hirokami, Eliahu Inbal, Jan Latham-Koenig, Kazimirz Kord, Jiri Kout, Alexander Liebreich, Gianandrea Noseda, Tuomas Ollila, Tadaaki Otaka, Vassily Sinaisky, Stanislav Skrowaczewski, Bruno Weil and Antoni Wit.
In October 2008 he made his successful debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by David Robertson. Other highlights in recent seasons include his debuts with the Munich Philharmonic and Yakov Kreizberg, the Bamberger Symphoniker and Walter Weller, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda and the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia Rome and Paul McCreesh.
Enrico Pace also greatly enjoys making chamber music: he has worked with a.o. the Shostakovich Quartet, the Keller Quartet, the RTE Vanbrugh Quartet, the Quartetto Prometeo and with horn player Marie Luise Neunecker. He regularly takes part in the Delft Chamber Music Festival and also participated at the Risor Chamber Music Festival of Leif Ove Andsnes in Norway, the chamber music festivals of Kuhmo (Finland), Stresa (Italy), West Cork (Ireland) and Moritzburg (Germany).
The 1997/98 season saw the start of a long-term and fruitful partnership with violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann with whom he gives numerous recitals throughout Europe, the Far East and South America. In 2006 Sony Classical released their CD recording of the Busoni violin sonata no. 2 and in 2007 the six Sonatas for violin and piano BWV 1014-1019 by J. S. Bach.
Since 2006 Enrico Pace also gives recitals with renowned violinist Leonidas Kavakos in various cities throughout Europe and in the US.
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