The Italian pianist Cesare Pezzi performs regularly in Europe (Italy, Austria, Belgium, France, Holland, Lithuania, Estonia, Monaco, Switzerland) and in the United States as both a soloist and, more especially, in chamber music ensembles. This contributed to his winning the prestigious Chiarappa Chamber Music Prize in Florence in 2013 and to playing with many eminent musicians, such as Francesco Manara, Paolo Andreoli, the Quartetto di Cremona, the Čiurlionis Quartet and others. In 2012 he made his début at the 75th Festival of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with a Debussy recital.
In Italy he has played at the most important festivals and venues in Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice, Genoa, Bergamo, Bologna, Brescia, Pesaro, Pisa, Lucca, Cagliari, and many others. He has recorded for TVemme, for RAI, for Vatican Radio and for Lithuanian National Radio, and has obtained distinction in many important piano competitions. Since 2009 he has played with the violinist Justina Auškelytė, acclaimed by critics and audiences.
Born in Ravenna in 1989, he studied the piano from a young age and made his concert début at the age of six. He studied at Florence Conservatory with Maria Teresa Carunchio as well as in Turin with Enrico Pace, and also in Rome and Imola with Konstantin Bogino. He has received guidance from many great musicians, including Elena Ashkenazy, Bruno Canino, Aldo Ciccolini, Pavel Gililov, Sergio Perticaroli, Daniel Rivera, Pavel Berman, Pavel Vernikov and Mats Widlund. His New York début in 2015 at the Lincoln Center received great critical acclaim.