Carlo Grante is one of Europe’s foremost concert pianists. He has performed in the Vienna Musikverein, the Berlin Philharmonie Chamber Music Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall and Barbican, Rome’s Santa Cecilia Hall, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Dresden Semperoper, the Stuttgart Opera, Zurich Opera and at Prague’s Rudolfinum, as well as at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center in the US.
He has appeared as soloist with major orchestras including the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Royal Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia, the Zurich Philharmonia, the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and Concertino Wien.
Grante gave the first live performance of all 53 of Godowsky’s Studies on the Études of Chopin at the Newport Festival. In 2014–15 he performed a series of monograph concerts, ‘Masters of High Romanticism’, including Chopin’s Ballades and Scherzos, Schumann’s Sonatas, and Brahms’ Variations at Lincoln Center, the Vienna Musikverein and the Berlin Philharmonie.
Though best known for performances and recordings of Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Busoni, Debussy and Godowsky, Carlo Grante has had many contemporary works dedicated to him, by Roman Vlad, Michael Finnissy and Bruce Adolphe, among others. He has made over 50 recordings; works by Scarlatti, Busoni, Schubert, Brahms and Godowsky. Mr Grante is a Bösendorfer artist.