SANDRO DE PALMA
Sandro De Palma was born in Naples and studied under Vincenzo Vitale, Nikita Magaloff and Alice Kezeradze-Pogorelich. He made his recital debut at the age of nine playing works by Bach, Chopin and Schubert, and at the age of 16 he made his debut recording of works by Liszt, and participated in the premiere recording of Clementi’s Gradus ad Parnassum for Fonit Cetra—a recording which won the 20th Italian Critics Award.
He has performed at prestigious venues and festivals around the world with some of the greatest artists and ensembles including Andrea Bocelli, Donato Renzetti, Yuri Temirkanov, Boris Belkin, Domenico Nordio, Ilja Grubert, the strings and winds of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Pražák Quartet, the Ebène Quartet and the Quartet Amarcorde.
From 1999 to 2010 De Palma was artistic director of the Festival Maggio della Musica di Napoli, and in 2000 he founded the Associazione Musicale Muzio Clementi in Rome of which he is the president and artistic director.