Davide Carmarino was born in Parma (Italy) in 1971. After having graduated from a high school of creative arts, option - music, he continued studying piano and composition at Music Conservatory of Parma. He graduated in piano in 1992 and in composition in 2000. Successively, in 2006, he obtained a second level degree in composition. In each of three cases he was awarded the highest honors.
As pianist he has joined various Master Courses with Dario De Rosa, Alexander Lonquich, Franco Scala (at Accademia Pianistica Internazionale di Imola), Pier Narciso Masi, Massimiliano Damerini, Bruno Mezzena, Alberto Miodini, Pier Paolo Maurizzi; and as composer with Marco Di Bari, Luigi Abbate, Gideon Lewensohn and Helmut Lachenmann. In the same time he continued his studies of chamber music at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, and at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena taught by the Trio di Trieste.
Having been awarded various prizes and acknowledgements for both his chamber and soloist activity (Anna and Sergio Gengaroli Award - Scuola di Musica di Fiesole; Merit Award - Accademia Chigiana di Siena; First Prize at Pinerolo International Chamber Music Competition; First Prize at Montichiari Chamber Music Competition; and many more international and national prize) he was invited to participate in many important events and annual seasons by some prestigious theatres and concerthalls (Milano Musica - Teatro alla Scala, Unione Musicale di Torino, Ravenna Festival, Teatro Regio di Parma, Festival Traiettorie - Ensemble Edgard Varèse, Sala Mare a Palatului and Teatro Bulandra in Bucarest, Habimah National Theatre of Israel in Tel Aviv, Teatro Guaíra in Curitiba, ecc.)
He collaborates with the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, the Orchestra Regionale dell'Emilia Romagna, the Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini, the Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Parma (pianist in orchestra collaborating with conductor like Riccardo Muti, John Ellliot Gardiner, Vladimir Jurowski, Kazushi Ono, Juraj Valčuha, Tomas Netopil, Wayne Marshall, John Axelrod, ecc.), the Teatro Regio in Parma (chorepetitor from 1993 in the Opera Seasons and Verdi Festivals, composer of Lux Aeterna on Teatro Regio commission in the Giuseppe Verdi's death centenary), Teatro Due (executor of scenery music), Teatro del Tempo (pianist, composer, and transcriber).
After having taught at the Music Conservatory of Bologna, Reggio Calabria, Bari, Bolzano, Adria and Mantova, he is currently a professor at the Parma Music Conservatory.
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