Fabio Bidini is one of the top-flight younger-generation pianists.
At the age of five he was given his first piano lessons and already half year later he played his first public concert. In the following years he won eleven of the most important Italian piano competitions, including always the Audience Prize as well as all the special prizes.
He made his final graduation with “Magna cum Laude” and was one of the youngest graduates ever of the prestigious “Conservatorio Santa Cecilia” in Rome.
Pianists who made a significant contribution to his artistic development are Orazio Frugoni and Maria Tipo.
After winning top prizes in the most famous international piano competitions his sensational success at the Busoni and at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition opened him the door to a constantly growing international career. Fabio Bidini now is recognized as one of the foremost young pianist to have emerged from Italy since the days of Michelangeli.
His outstanding piano playing that combines technical wizardry with poetic lyricism and his fascinating culture of the attack of the keyboard brought him to have a glowing London debut in the Barbican Center with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas in the presence of Sir Georg Solti, Barbara Hendricks and James Galway in 1992. Shortly after, he had his highly acclaimed North American debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Joel Levi.
Since then Fabio Bidini is a frequent guest of the best orchestras worldwide (San Francisco Sympony, Dallas Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philharmonia Orchestra of London, BBC Orchestra Wales) playing in the world´s most famous halls (Carnegie Hall, Kimmel Center Philadelphia, Kennedy-Center Washington, Royal Festival Hall, Davies Hall, Tonhalle Zürich, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Rudolfinum, Auditorio Nacionál-Madrid, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, among others).
He collaborated successfully with leading conductors of our time like: Michael Tilson Thomas, Ivan Fischer, Andrey Boreyko, Zoltan Kocsis, Eri Klas, GianAndrea Noseda, Barry Wordsworth, Yoel Levi, Pavel Kogan, Louis Lane, Tadaaki Otaka, Mathias Bamert, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Jorge Mester, JoAnn Falletta, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Max Valdes, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Michael Christie, Thomas Hanus, David Itkin, Joel Levine, Frank Beermann, Thomas Hanus, Daniel Klajner, Carlos Prieto, Jorge Hanson, Rossen Milanov, Keri-Lynn Wilson, among others.
He was repeatedly invited to perform at prestigious festivals (Tuscan Sun Festival Cortona/ Napa, Festival Radio France Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival, Stern Grove Festival, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli International Piano Festival/ Brescia and Bergamo, Festival dei due Mondi).
His repertory is tremendously vast, it contains 84 piano concerti and the piano works from the baroque to the modern era.
Fabio Bidini is also greatly in demand as a chamber music partner. He enjoyed artistic collaboration with the American String Quartet, the Janacek Quartett, the Brodsky Quartett, the Szymanowski Quartet, the Modigliani Quartet, the Quartetto di Fiesole, Zoltan Kocsis, Nikolaj Znaider, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Paula Robison, Corey Cerovsek, Wendy Warner, Eva Urbanova, Eva Mei, Roberto Fabbriciani, Alexis-Pia Gerlach, Nina Kotova, Dimitri Ashkenazy and Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker. With the latter he is forming a stable duo. With the publication of their debut CD of sonatas of S.Prokofieff and R.Strauss they layed the foundations for an extensive collaboration with the US American label True Sounds.
Fabio Bidini´s discography comprises thirteen CDs of leading recording companies like BMG, Classichord, Musikstrasse, EPR, True Sounds, among others. CDs can be found directly on this homepage under the chapter “CDs” and can be purchased in internet on Amazon.
In 2005 Fabio Bidini accepted a professorship in the piano departement of the “Universität der Künste – Berlin”.In 2009 he got appointed one of the few highest chairs for piano in Germany at the world-renown "Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler" in Berlin and teaches as a professor at this prestigious university since then. He is an official Steinway Artist.