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Fabio Bidini

About this Artist

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 at the Royal Festival Hall, the San Francisco Symphony, New World Symphony, Dallas Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fort 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, Jesús López 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 Fresno Philharmonic.

Fabio Bidini is also in great demand as a chamber music partner. He is the pianist of the highly acclaimed 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.

Bidini has regularly performed at prestigious festivals in Europe, including the Tuscan Sun Festival Cortona/Napa, Festival Radio France Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, La Roque d’Anthéron, Stern Grove Festival, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli International Piano Festival, Festival dei due Mondi, and, most recently, at Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago.

Fabio Bidini began his piano studies at the age of five. He made his North American debut in 1993 with the Atlanta Symphony.

In 2015, Fabio Bidini became the inaugural 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. He has been professor of piano at Berlin’s Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler and also serves as an Artist-in-Residence at Cologne’s Hochschule für Musik und Tanz.

Fabio Bidini’s discography comprises 13 CDs released on such labels as BMG, Classichord, Musikstrasse, EPR, and True Sounds. He is a Steinway artist.