The Russian trained Italian pianist Emanuel Rimoldi, winner of the Cantù and Pozzoli piano competitions, recently captured the international attention as a laureate winner of the first prize at the prestigious and esclusive Top of the World Piano Competition in Tromsø, contest reserved to award-winning participants, convincing the jury to prize him ahead of 1 prize winner of Queen Elisabeth competition and laureate winners of Chopin competition in Warsaw and Rubinstein competition in Tel Aviv, which were participating at the same edition.
In 2016 he won the Grand Prix at the international Manhattan Music Competition Ivo Pogorelich (USA), captivating the judges for his "possession of a powerful musical personality, stellar technique and high quality of piano sound, able to create a powerful emotional involvement of the listeners" (Alexandre Toradze).
After making a vibrant 2018 concerts tour in the USA and in Germany, with his debut at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Emanuel Rimoldi ventures a dynamic 2019/20 season which include several tours in Japan, invitations at the Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, Ginza Oji Hall in Tokyo, Hakuju Hall and Osaka University Hall.
Emanuel Rimoldi, Milanese pianist but with Romanian parentage, was initially trained in piano and composition at the Verdi Conservatory of Milan and at the Imola Academy achieving the graduation with honours. He pursued his studies for five years at the legendary Tchaikovsky conservatory in Moscow with Elissò Virsaladze, following by affiliation the Neuhaus piano school heritage. During this period he was invited by her and by the cellist Natalya Gutman to share a recital in Moscow; after it she declared “...his interpretation it’s really unique and special having always something unexpected !”
Furthermore were significantly important for his musical develop meetings with Dina Yoffe, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Ivo Pogorelich.
He has been invited to perform in many of the international world’s most renowned concert venues collecting golden opinions form the press and the the audience: at the Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Philarmonie of Luxembourg, t Salle Cortot in Paris, Nikkei Hall in Tokyo, Gewandhaus of Leipzig, NDR-Sendesaal in Hannover, Gasteig of Munich, Staatstheater in Oldenburg, Rome Opera Theatre, Verdi Hall in Milan and in Russia at the International Performing Arts Centre in Moscow and the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory…
Festival appearance includes the 69th International Chopin Piano Festival in Duszniki Zdrój (Poland), the 22nd Festival Beethoven in Mexico, the Miami Piano Festival, the Castleton-Lorin Maazel Festival in Virginia (USA), the Upclose season of the Manchester Camerata (UK), the Yamaha Stars Festival with Sochi Philharmonie orchestra (Russia) and the Metro-Concert-Art Chamber Festival at the Moscow International House of Music (Russia).
Emanuel Rimoldi has been live-recorded and broadcasted by several illustrious public-service radios such as NDR (Hamburg), MDR (Leipzig), ARD (Munich), Bayerischer Rundfunk (Munich), the cultural channel of the Russian Television, the Norwegian Broadcast corporation, National Polish Radio and the European Broadcasting Union; he received enthusiastic reviews on the pages of Suddeutsche Zeitung, the Leipziger Volkszeitung, the Hamburger Abendblatt, Musicweb international, Daily Music and the Miami herald, among many others.
His repertory vaste from Bach to most contemporary composers, in solo repertory as in the chamber music and he includes often his own compositions in the recitals programs.
He accompanies his performing carrier giving master classes ( Italy, Russia, Norway, Japan ) serving in jury of several international competitions ( Italy, France, Spain ) and composing movie music for several films.
Rimoldi is believing in the moral necessity for the artist to bring at the attention of the public some of most important issue of our era: the climate change and preservation of our environment.
Because of this reason on some of his concerts in Japan it will be possible to donate and support the WWF Japan activities .