Italian pianist Fabio Bidini is one of this generation’s top-flight pianists. His appearances have included performances
with The London Symphony Orchestra at The Barbican, The Philharmonia Orchestra of
London at Royal Festival Hall, the San Francisco Symphony, New World Symphony, Dallas
Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Forth Worth Symphony, Philharmonia
Orchestra Prague at the Rudolphinum, and the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
at Liszt Academy Hall. He has collaborated with conductors including Michael Tilson
Thomas, Carlos Prieto, Max Valdes, Dimitry Sitkovetsky, Ivan Fisher, Jesus Lopez Cobos,
JoAnn Falletta, Zoltan Kocsis, Michael Christie, and Gianandrea Noseda.
Bidini’s schedule for the 2021-22 season includes orchestral appearances with the
Buffalo Philharmonic, where he has performed close to a dozen times, and with the
Fabio Bidini is also in great demand as a chamber music partner. He is the pianist
of the highly acclaimed ensemble, Los Angeles Piano Trio and has enjoyed artistic
collaboration with many ensembles and artists including Trio Solisti, the Modigliani
Quartet, American String Quartet, Janacek Quartet, Brodsky Quartet, Szymanowski Quartet,
Zoltan Kocsis, Alexis Pia Gerlach, Maria Bachmann, Eva Urbanova, Nina Kotova, Dimitri
Ashkenazy, and Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker.
Mr. Bidini has repeatedly performed at the prestigious festivals of Europe, including
the 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, Festival dei due Mondi and most recently,
Grant Park Festival.
Fabio Bidini began his piano studies at the age of five. He graduated magna cum laude
from the Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and studied composition at the Florence Conservatory.
He has been awarded first prize in eleven of Italy’s most prestigious national piano
competitions and has been the recipient of the top prizes awarded in eight international
competitions - Terni, Köln, Busoni 1988 and 1992, Pretoria, Marsala, London and the
Van Cliburn Fort Worth. He made his North American debut in 1993 with the Atlanta
In 2015 Fabio Bidini became the first recipient of the Carol Grigor Piano Chair –
a new position enabled by a $5-million endowment gift from the Colburn School’s board
chairwoman Carol Colburn Grigor in Los Angeles. Mr. Bidini has been Professor of Piano
at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, in Berlin, one of Europe’s premiere music
conservatories. He also serves as an Artist-in-Residence at the Hochschule für Musik
und Tanz in Köln.
Fabio Bidini’s discography comprises thirteen CDs recorded under the labels BMG, Classichord,
Musikstrasse, EPR and True Sounds. He is a Steinway artist.