Participant of contest 2017


Alberto Ferro

Born in Italy in 1996, Alberto Ferro achieved his Master's degree (2018) under the guidance of Prof. Epifanio Comis, at the „Vincenzo Bellini“ State Conservatoire of Music in Catania. He also attended several piano masterclasses held by very important pianists such as Leslie Howard, Elisso Virsaladze, Joaquín Achúcarro, Richard Goode, Boris Berezovsky, Jörg Demus and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

He won a lot of prizes in international competitions, including: 2nd Prize, International Press Prize and Haydn Prize at the „Ferruccio Busoni“ International Piano Competition in Bolzano (2015); 6th Prize and Musiq’3 Prize of the public at the „Queen Elisabeth” International Piano Competition in Brussels (2016); 1st Prize and Audience Prize at the International Telekom Beethoven Competition in Bonn (2017); Finalist Prize at the „Arthur Rubinstein“ International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv (2023).

He has performed in many concer halls throughout Europe: National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg, Rudolf-Oetker-Halle in Bielefeld, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Musikhuset in Aarhus, Philharmonie in Luxembourg, Concertgebouw in Bruges, LAC in Lugano etc.

Festival and associations appearances have included the Copenhagen Summer Festival, Bologna Festival, Amici della Musica di Firenze, Tyrolean Festival Erl, Kissinger Sommer, Beethovenfest, Piano aux Jacobins, Gent Festival van Vlaanderen, and many others.

He has performed with several orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, under renowned conductors such as Arvo Volmer, Dirk Kaftan, Heribert Beissel, Günter Neuhold, Thierry Fischer, Marin Alsop, Christian Zacharias and others.

Many of his recordings were broadcast by radio and television broadcasters in Italy and abroad. He recorded for some important labels such as Brilliant, Warner, Da Vinci and Muso.

Alberto Ferro is currently Professor of Piano at the “Alessandro Scarlatti" State Conservatoire of Music in Palermo.


Alberto Ferro Runde 1

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Präludium und Fuge Cis-Dur, BWV 848
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Klaviersonate Nr. 32 in c-Moll, Op. 111
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: 32 Variationen in c-Moll, WoO 80

Alberto Ferro Runde 2

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Klaviersonate Nr. 17 d-Moll, Op. 31/2
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Variations sérieuses d-Moll, Op. 54
  • Robert Schumann: Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133
  • Franz Liszt: Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr. 12 in cis-Moll, S. 244

Alberto Ferro Runde 3

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Cellosonate in C-Dur, Op. 102/1, 3. Satz: Adagio und 4. Satz: Allegro vivace
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Klaviersonate Nr. 6 in F-Dur, Op. 10/2
  • Anton Webern: Variationen für Klavier, Op. 27
  • Alban Berg: Klaviersonate, Op. 1
  • Fabian Fiorini: Tears of Lights (2015)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Klaviersonate Nr. 1, Op. 12

Alberto Ferro Runde 4

Ludwig van Beethoven: 4. Klavierkonzert in G-Dur, Op. 58