G. F. HANDEL
Born in Rieti (Italy) in 1993, Andrea D’Amato received his first piano lesson at the age of eleven.
After completing his Master Degrees in Piano Performance and Chamber Music (both with honours) at the S.Cecilia Conservatory of Rome under the tutelage of Giovanni Auletta and Monica de Matteis, he pursued his studies with Lisa Smirnova at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf. Additionally he studied Composition and Music Theory with Pasquale Lucia and Rosario Mirigliano.
He has earned several prizes in both national and international competitions: “Enrico Zangarelli” (Città di Castello, 2005); “Creo Ergo Sum” (Rieti, 2005); “Musica Giovani” (Bettona, 2013); “DocMusiContest” (Rieti, 2013 und 2014); “Padre Damiano da Bozzano” (Massa, 2014); “Concorso Pianistico Città di Spoleto” (Spoleto, 2017).
He was also invited to participate in many masterclasses in Germany, Holland and Italy, where he had the opportunity to refine his piano playing with renowned artists, such as Boris Berman, Georg Friedrich Schenck, Frank Peters, Boguslaw Jan Strobel, Giulio De Luca, Mario Montore and Avos Quartet.
Together with his regular activity as a soloist and chamber musician, he has a longtime experience as a piano teacher both in Italy and Germany.