CARLO PALESE - obtained his Diploma in piano at the Conservatoire “L. Boccherini” in Lucca, summa cum laude.
He then studied under the guidance of Maria Tipo and, for some years, of Pietro Rigacci. He also attended masterclasses with Jean Fassina, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Murray Perahia. Subsequently, he was the student of Aquiles delle Vigne, obtaining the Diplome Superieur d’Execution at the Ecole Normale de Musique “A. Cortot” in Paris. He has also worked with the teacher and musicologist Piero Rattalino upon various aspects of musical performance and piano repertoire.
During these years he wins several prizes in important national and International Piano Competitions (Viotti-Valsesia, Rome, Milano, Caltanissetta, Treviso,Torrefranca prize, Taranto, Udine, Marsala among others). In 1992 he is been invited in U.S.A. for a tour of concerts ( New York, Hartford) and in the same year he gets the second prize at Cincinnati World Piano Competition.
He has been performing as a concert pianist for thirty years playing in Italy, France , Germany , Slovenia, U.S.A. both as soloist and in chamber music.
His musical interests move from classic repertoire to the music of our time; in this field he often performs new works dedicated to him (Gabriele Manca, Gabrio Taglietti, Fabrizio Festa, Giovanni Salvemini, Gabriel Senanes and others) both in solo recitals and in ensembles (Alter Ego, Sentieri Selvaggi, Set of Three).
He has played with several musicians including violinists Alberto Bologni,Alessandro Cappone, Sam Mc Clure, Hae Sun Kang, Lucio Degani,Gregory Sandomirsky, Alexandre da Costa, Paolo Franceschini, cellists Giorgio Fiori, Cecilia Radich, Brian Kubin e Andrea Nannoni, pianists Cristiano Grifone, Andrea Rebaudengo, Roberto Prosseda. Giuseppe Bruno. Interesting also the duo with organist Claudio Brizi concerning the XIX century repertoire for Harmonium and Piano.
He has has made collaborations with R.A.I. ( Italian Television ) and recorded for Camerata Tokyo and EMA Vinci. During the first days of 2019 a CD has been released, containing Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's works for violin and piano (with Alberto Bologni) in World Premiére Recording.
Currently he is piano professor in Lucca at Conservatoire “Luigi Boccherini” and regularly holds masterclasses in Italy and important Universities abroad.He is often invited to join the Jury in International piano competitions.The intent of spreading musical culture has led Carlo Palese to be active also in the field of music promotion: he is President of “Livornoclassica”and Artistic Director of Livorno Piano Competition.