Biography





He plays naturally, making music contagiously, making use of a huge arsenal of instrumental means.

Aldo Ciccolini
Roberto Pegoraro's pianism is a microcosm of vital and engaging and at the same time highly reflective music. His search for fascinating detail and his virtuosity always aimed at elegance and expressive research.

Musikhalle Hamburg - MorgenPost

Born in Verona in 1966, after his Academic studies and Diploma with honors and honorable mention at the Conservatory of Music in Verona, he enriches his training thanks to the advice of Michele Marvulli, George Cziffra and Aldo Ciccolini.
Winner of numerous piano competitions including twice the "Premio Italiano Franz Liszt", in 1990 he unanimously won the "Città di Treviso" Prize. The following year he was finalist at the "Alfredo Casella" International Piano Competition in Naples and won the attention of critics and major national and international concert institutions with the "Special Prize for the interpretation of the latest Sonatas by L. van Beethoven" bestown by Ivonne Lefebvre bestows in Paris.
In 1992 the President of the Italian Republic Oscar Luigi Scalfaro awarded him the Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic for artistic merits.
His international debut is at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid and is later invited to major festivals in Europe and Asia (including the Academy for Performing Arts in Hong Kong and Bangkok).
Invited by Michele Campanella and the Liszt International Society, he takes part in the world premiere of the complete performance of Liszt's piano work organized by the Accademia di Santa Cecilia at the Parco della Musica in Rome. Also noteworthy is the collaboration with internationally renowned orchestras and conductors including Umberto Cattini, Paul Hess and Peter Maag, with whom he performs the Choral Fantasy Op.80 by Ludwig van Beethoven and the Klavierkonzert KV 450 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Numerous radio and television recordings; we recall those made for RAI, Radio Classica, Radio France, Radio Bremen, ORF, Hong Kong Radio Broadcast.
The latest recording sees him starring in works by Franz Liszt, which Audio Phile Music magazine defines as follows: “[...] in his Lisztian reading there is not only the inevitable will to go "beyond the keyboard", but the explosive power of silences is found as a moment of introspection for what has just been heard...".
Professor and Coordinator of the Artistic Activity at the Conservatory of Music in Verona is regularly invited as a member of the Jury in national and international competitions.
He is president and artistic director of the Verona International Piano Competition and VeronaFestival.