Hailed as a pianist of extraordinary dramatic flair (The New York Times), one of the greatest Italian talents of his generation (The Voice), a memorable artist… of remarkable maturity and fantasy (El Paìs), the Italian pianist Daniele Rinaldo has already performed in the major venues and festivals all over the world, in New York, London, Paris, Rome, Salzburg, Frankfurt and Berlin, as well as touring extensively in Italy, Germany, Scotland, Spain, Japan, Hong Kong, China and South America. He has played with orchestras such as the New York Chamber Orchestra, The Royal Soloists, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Real Filarmonica de Galicia, Orquesta Nacional de España, RTV Slovenia Symphony, Orchestra Nazionale della RAI, Orquesta Nacional de l’Ecuador, Filarmonia Veneta, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice and Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, under the baton of conductors such as Kurt Masur, Ken-David Masur, Howard Shelley, Juanjo Mena, Daniel Capps and Damian Iorio. Very active also as a chamber musician, he partners with artists such as the Hagen Quartet, the Casals Quartet, the violinist Maxim Vengerov and the clarinetist Mate Bekavac, among many others.
He has been a prizewinner in many prestigious international competitions, among which the Paloma O’Shea in Santander (Laureate), Cleveland (W. Mattlin Prize), the Maria Canals in Barcelona (Medalist), the Porrino in Cagliari (2nd prize) and was awarded the coveted Tunnell Trust Music Prize in London. For Velut Luna he recorded ‘Americanizada’, with works by Barber, Bennett, Copland, Milhaud and Piazzolla, and for the same label is currently preparing a new release with the complete Debussy Etudes mixed with works by Kurtág, Bartók, Couperin, Rameau and Scarlatti.
He received his musical education at the Royal Academy of Music in London studying with Christopher Elton, where he was awarded the Alfred Knight and the Lilian Davies prizes; with Sergio Perticaroli at the Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia in Rome and Sergey Schepkin at the New England Conservatory in Boston. He also holds a degree cum laude in Mathematical Economics from Padova University. Currently his mentors are Claudio Martinez Mehner at the Musik-Akademie in Basel and Maria João Pires, and his career is supported by the Keyboard Charitable Trust of London.
Following is a link to a review of Daniele’s concert at Steinway Hall in New York on 10 October 2013: http://english.getclassical.org/2013/11/01/daniele-rinaldo-distinctly-conceived-pianism/