Grante Carlo

Piano

CARLO GRANTE (piano) graduated from the Conservatory S.Cecilia of Rome (Prof. Sergio Perticaroli), later he studied in the U.S. (Miami) with Ivan Davis and at the Juilliard School in New York.

Carlo Grante performs in prestigious concert halls: the Grosser Saal of the Konzerthaus and Goldener Saal of the Musikverein in Vienna, Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall in London, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Dresden Semperoper, Metropolitan Opera in Stuttgart, at the Parco della Sala Santa Cecilia Music in Rome and others.

He cooperates with major orchestras, such as Dresden Staatskapelle, Royal Philharmonic in London, Vienna Symphony, Orchestra of St. Cecilia, Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Orchestra of Radio-TV in Zagreb Radio Orchestra of Leipzig (MDR), Capella Istropolitana of Bratislava, Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Carlo Grante regularly goes on tour to different countries and cities such as New York, Chicago and Miami (USA), Newport (UK), Milan, Ravello (Italy), Moscow, Saratov (Russia), Vienna (Austria), Istanbul (Turkey), Husum (Germany), Tallinn (Estonia), Hong Kong (China), Singapore, Hanoi (Vietnam), Zagreb (Croatia), Bucharest (Romania), Lima (Peru), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and many others.

His discography currently numbers more than fifty CDs, ranging from Scarlatti, Platti, Clementi, Liszt and Schumann, to twentieth century composers as Godowsky, Busoni and Sorabji. His recent record productions include the two concertos by Franz Schmidt with the Radio Orchestra of Leipzig, three concertos by W.A. Mozart with the Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Busoni Concerto, with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

Grante gives me hope for the future of baroque and early classical performance.... The tone is almost always singing and expressive, with a phenomenal range of tonal variety and refreshingly heartfelt sentiment.... you will find Grante's collection an almost limitless source of new discoveries and pleasures.

American Record Guide

Here is an artist whose approach to Scarlatti is so self-effacingly musical yet so thoroughly absorbing... The technical mastery is all there... what is really needed in Scarlatti, is the utmost in musical integrity and clarity... Grante has that in spades—it's possible to sit back and enjoy his flawless keyboard work for its own sake, divorced from any stylistic considerations.

Fanfare, USA – 2010

Grante's meticulous, thoughtful virtuosity and stylistic insights have markedly evolved... Like Horowitz, Grante is a master at creating a multicoloured portfolio of legato shadings through fingers alone, pedalling ever so discreetly.

Gramophone, UK – 2010

Carlo Grante, a fearless, flawless knight of the piano from Italy...

Wilhelm Sinkovic, Die Presse, Vienna – 2010