B i o g r a p h y
An artist who combines a refined tone and superb technique with profound intellectual and emotional understanding, Adolfo Barabino is building a reputation as one of the finest interpreters of Chopin of his generation.
In England, he made his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and he recorded the Chopin 2nd Piano Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra.
He is regularly invited to Japan, where he gave concerts in Suntory Hall , Tokyo Hamarikyu Asahi Hall, Kitara Hall-Sapporo, Minato Marai Concert Hall-Yokohama, Aoi Concert Hall- Shizuoka and in Narapi Festival, which was broadcasted by MBS TV.
Adolfo Barabino has made numerous live recordings, including playing Maurice Ravel's Erard for "Canal 2" in France, for "Radio Classica" in Madrid and in South America where his performances of Mozart and Chopin's two piano concertos with the Symphonic Orchestras of Venezuela, Lima, and Cuba, were broadcast by several national television networks. In Europe, Adolfo has given recitals in numerous capital cities performing at Gasteig in Munich and at the Chamber Music Festival in Prague as well as concerts in collaboration with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the National RTV Romanian Orchestra and the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana.
Born in Genoa, he studied under Emilio Bonino. After winning the "European Selection Winners & Masters" in Germany he started an intensive concert career performing throughout the world. "Rarely can you hear such a beautiful sound, full of nuances," one critic said of Adolfo's musical approach. Others describe him as having "a velvet touch and great virtuosity" and "a great talent with very deep musicality."
Adolfo Barabino is recording the complete Chopin's works with ClaudioRecords and helding masterclasses throughout the world.