Marino Nicolini received is diploma in piano in 1986 under teacher Nando Salardi. The following year as a student of Ferruccio Sangiorgi he also received his diploma in violin. Other teacher include Renzo Bonizzato. Although having specialized in chamber music repertoire, in recent years Marino Nicolini remains active as a soloist as well, including work with l'Opera de Monte-Carlo, l'Opera de Las Palmas ecc. Among his notable chamber music collaborations are with such reknowned artists as: Giampaolo Pretto (flute), Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Froydis Ree Wekre (horn), Leo Nucci (baritone), Alberto Gazale (baritone), Kristyan Johannsson (tenor), Raffaella Angeletti (soprano), Norma Fantini (soprano), Gail Gilmore (soprano), ecc. Special honors include having won the Conservatory Competition, prize-winner in many national and international competitions such as:
• First prize at the International Piano Competition "Pietro Montani";
• Second prize at the International Piano Competition "Sergej Rachmaninov";
• First prize at the International Piano Competition "Franz Liszt";
• Second prize at the International Competition for chamber music "Johannes Brahms".
A native of Mantova (Italy), Marino Nicolini now teaches at the Conservatory “Arrigo Boito” of Parma.
... artist full of character, expressive and virtuoso ... a generous and skillful hand, a very rich musical taste ready to emphasise climaxes, a brave attitude towards the instrument that brings him to dominate the most strenuous passages impetuously ... (LA GAZZETTA of Parma)
... his shadings were divine, as his approach to the piano gives him the possibility to technically master the instrument with attention towards the style and constant tension for musical significance; his touch was seductive (in the Encore Chopin-Godowsky) with a sublime interpretation ... (L'ARENA of Veron)
... an extraordinary technique and a very refined quality in the "Cantabile" ... (LA VOCE of Alessandria) ... chamber pianist very refined with sublime touch and great experience ... (LA NAZIONE, Arezzo)
... He is supplied with rare natural gifts and fresh musicality. He possesses all the necessary agility to confront the more difficult pages as well ... (LA GAZZETTA of Mantova)
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