Contestant 13 Even at eleven years old, Alberto Nosé from Italy had won his first International piano competition and had started touring Italy, Austria and France. Despite his young age, he has gained a lifetime’s worth of experience from the concert stage.
After receiving 1st Prize at the Jugend für Mozart International Competition in Salzburg (at 11), he went on to win prizes in numerous prestigious international piano competitions: Paloma O’Shea in Santander (1st Prize, Gold Medal and Audience Prize), F. Chopin in Warsaw (5th Prize in 2000), F. Busoni in Bolzano (2nd Prize with particular distinction in 1999), Maj Lind in Helsinki (1st Prize in 2002), Long-Thibaud in Paris (2nd Prize in 2004), Vendôme Prize in Parigi (1st Prize in 2000), World Piano Competition in London (2nd Prize in 2002), L. Gante in Pordenone (1st Prize in 2002), Premio Venezia (1st Prize unanimously in 1998).
From such affermations, an acclaimed career came out and took him to perform throughout Europe and all over the World at important festivals and in prestigious concert halls. Carnegie Hall in New York, Royal Festival Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Auditorio do MASP in Sao Paulo, Cervantino International Festival in Mexico City, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome are just a few of the places Nosé has graced with his piano performances.
He has performed in recital and chamber music with, amongst others, the Italian cellist Rocco Filippini, the Ysaÿe Quartet, the Venetian Quartet and as soloist with the London Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and New Japan Philharmonic.
His discography includes recordings for Assicurazioni Generali, for Tau Records, for the French music magazine Piano, for Radio Classica, Radio Gdansk and Radio Suisse Romande. In 2007 he recorded a CD for Nascor-Ysaye Records with music of Schumann and Prokofiev. In 2008 he released a DVD with Mozart and Beethoven’s piano music on Domovideo, broadcasted by SKY Classica Sat Channel. In the same year Naxos put out a CD of Nosé’s “Six Sonatas op.17” by Johann Christian Bach, a world premiere on modern piano, which was broadcasted by Radio France, BBC 3, Radio 4 Netherland, Radio New Zealand, ABC Classic FM USA and Australia.