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Eugenio Catone

Eugenio Catone,  (Italy)

Eugenio Catone was born in Naples, Italy. He studied music under the guidance of Annamaria Pennella and furthered his artistic development at the Conservatories of Amsterdam and Essen,  with Matthijs Verschoor and Henri Sigfridsson.  He obtained the Konzertexamen diploma at the Folkwang Universität der Künste while completing his studies as conductor at the Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado in Milan.

After receiving special prizes at the Pozzoli Piano Competition in Seregno and the Speranza Piano Competition in Taranto, he obtained his first important international recognition when he won first prize at the 8th Hastings Piano Concerto Competition. A few years later, he was awarded the Grand Prix at the Rosario Marciano Piano Competition in Vienna and the first prize at the slovenian Chopin Golden Ring Competition on historical instruments. Since then he has performed in prestigious Festivals in Italy and in Europe (Ravello Festival, Wiener Klavierfest, Farfield Halls, Accademia Filarmonica Romana), presenting programmes that feature repertoires of the early Romantic period and the 20th Century.


His performances have been broadcasted by radio stations (Radio Vaticana, Radio Slovenija 3, Rai Radio 3, Radio Popolare) and his CD Temi & Variazioni was selected for the “New Careers 2010” award promoted by the Italian national music committee in Rome. Eugenio Catone is currently engaged in a challenging project, i.e. recording the complete piano works of Dmítri Shostakovich (Stradivarius), which he presents in monothematic recitals and lectures. 

A passionate performer of chamber music, he took the advice of Bruno Canino, Alain Meunier, Evgeny Sinaiski and chose to play on a steady basis in Duo with saxophonist Domenico Luciano (Duo Agorà), and with the German cellist Emily Wittbrodt.

He is appointed Piano Professor at the Conservatory of Trapani.