Massimiliano Ferrati's Biography
Massimiliano Ferrati was born in 1970. In 1991, he received a first-class honours diploma at the “A. Buzzolla” Conservatory in Adria (Rovigo) under the guidance of Mila Zamparo. From 1988 to 1995, he studied with the Russian pianist Konstantin Bogino. He also participated in several masterclasses given by Paul Badura-Skoda. In 1996, he commenced studies with Sergio Perticaroli at the “S.Cecilia” Academy in Rome receiving, in 1998, the first-class honours diploma.
He has given several recitals both in Italy and abroad, among them: Milan (“G. Verdi” Hall of the Conservatory on the occasion of the celebration of Nikita Magaloff), Padua (“Hall of Giants”), Turin (RAI Auditorium), Paris (Salle Cortot), Venice (Gran Teatro “La Fenice”), Warsaw (State Philharmonia and Lazienki Palace), Hamburg (Musik-Halle), Naples (Teatro delle Palme), Salzburg (Wiener-Saal), Munich (Kaulbach Villa), Calgary (Jack Singer Concert Hall), Dublin (National Concert Hall), London (Purcell Room), New York (Mannes College of Music), Pretoria (Old Mutual Hall), Tel Aviv (Mann Auditorium) and Rome (Auditorium of the “S. Cecilia” Academy, Teatro Nazionale).
He has performed as soloist with many prestigious orchestras, such as: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, La Camerata Musicale, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Orchestra “Guido Cantelli” di Milano, Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta, Orchestra “Haydn” di Bolzano e Trento, Orchestra Regionale del Lazio, Orchestra Sinfonica Rumena Oltenia, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, with conductors like: Mario Brunello, Mendi Rodan, Robert Houlihan, Christoph Eberle, etc.
His performances have been recorded for TVP (Telewizja Polska S. A.), CBC Radio & Television Canada, RTÉ (Radio Telefís Éireann), Bayerischer Rundfunk München, Israel Radio Voice of Music, BBC Radio, RAI Radio Televisione Italiana, etc.
He was a prize winner in several international piano competitions: the “Esther Honens International Piano Competition” in Calgary, the “Guardian International Piano Competition” in Dublin, the “F. Busoni” International Piano Competition in Bolzano (where the jury awarded him the special prize for “the best Ferruccio Busoni interpreter”), the “A. Casagrande” International Piano Competition in Terni (where the jury awarded him “the special prize for “the best Alessandro Casagrande interpreter”), the UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria (special prize for the best interpretation of a large scale Russian Romantic work”: Musorgskij's Pictures at an Exhibition) and the “International Competition for Piano and Orchestra” in Cantů.
In 1998, by the unanimous vote of the jury, he won the Grand Prix in the “Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition” in Monza.
In 2001 he won the third prize (bronze medal) at the Tenth “Arthur Rubinstein” International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv.