“One of the finest young concert pianists I know. He has superb technical command, exceptionally fine taste in his interpretations, impressive maturity”. These were the words of Gyorgy Sandor after awarding Domenico Codispoti with the First Prize at the Pilar Bayona International Piano Competition in Zaragoza, Spain, which marked the beginning of his international career.
Hailed by international critics as “one of the greatest Italian talents of today” (Prague), “a fully mature virtuoso in the highest meaning of the word” (Reykjavik), “one of the most elegant and musical artists of his generation” (Jaén), “a skilled storyteller, always imaginative and inventive” (Hong Kong), Italian pianist Domenico Codispoti is also winner of Ferrol International Piano Competition, Premio Jaén, and several other international and national piano contests in his native Italy.
His concerto appearances include performances with Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Warsaw Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia among others, under conductors such as Kirill Karabits, Tomas Koutnik, Darrel Ang, Rumon Gamba, Christopher Warren-Green, and Andrzej Straszynsky.
Domenico can be heard on solo recordings with Dynamic (Rachmaninov), Cable Musical (Schumann, Chopin), Odradek Records (Granados, Liszt), and Piano Classics (Franck), all welcomed with high acclaim by critic. An active chamber musician, he has recorded in Trio for Brilliant (Cilea) and Naxos (Martucci piano Trios), and has performed widely with many soloists including Maurice André, Alban Gerhardt, Sergej Krylov, and David Grimal.
Born in Catanzaro, southern Italy, in 1975, he studied with Bruno Mezzena at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese in his home Country, to move later to the United States, where he completed his Artist Diploma at Southern Methodist University in Dallas under Joaquin Achucarro. He also holds a Diploma of Honour from Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena.
After spending many years in Dallas, London, Granada and Rome, he currently lives in Madrid, from where he pursues multifacetic projects, exploring the piano and its versatility.