One of the founders of piano trio Voces Intimae, Riccardo plays on both modern and period pianos. This year will see the release of his solo CD with works by CPE Bach (Challenge Records).


Riccardo Cecchetti




RICCARDO CECCHETTI, fortepiano. Biography

Pianist and forte-pianist Riccardo Cecchetti, is the founding member of various chamber music groups including Voces Intimae piano trio, which has played all over the world.

After receiving his degree, cum laude, at the Florence Conservatory, he began an intense concert career. He performed regularly at the most important concert halls of the world – such as Carnegie Hall and Frick Collection in New York, Library of Congress in Washington D.C., Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall and St. John’s Smith Square in London, Musik Halle in Hamburg, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, The Curtis Institute of Philadelphia, Vredenburg in Utrecht and prestigious Festivals and Associations such as the Festival dei due Mondi – Spoleto, Italy, the Festival van Vlaanderen and Festival Oude Muziek in Benelux, Festival Granada, Spain, Melbournde Festival, Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Amici della Musica in Perugia, Amici della Musica in Florence, Unione Musicale of Turin, Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti in Rome and many others.

Riccardo Cecchetti plays both period and modern pianos, stressing special emphasis on chamber and solo classical and early romantic repertoire played on period instruments. His repertoire ranges from 18th century music to contemporary music. BBC-Radio3, RAI-Radio3, Radio France, Radio Clásica – España have broadcast his concerts.

As a member of Voces Intimae, he has an exclusive recording contract with Challenge Records. Challenge Records has published a fortepiano solo CD dedicated to C.P.E. Bach’s music which received 5 star reviews from the internatioan press. .

His recordings have been awarded with many CD prizes such Critics CD of the year 2006 and CD of the week by BBC-Radio3, Choice of the Month by BBC Music Magazine and Cdécisif by the Radio Suisse Romande, Period Instrument Choice by BBC-Radio3 and CD del mese by Suonare New.

He teaches chamber music and fortepiano at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, and gives piano and chamber music master classes in Italy and Spain. He is the Artistic Administrator of the Trentino Music Festival.

Excerpts from reviews on Riccardo Cecchetti:

“…a pianist of outspoken spirit and songful lyricism …”(The Commercial Appeal – Memphis, USA); “…he gave the most passionate music-making I have enjoyed in Western Australia…” (The West Australian – Perth, Australia); “… let readers place as many stars as they wish beside the names of these extraordinary artists…” (El Pais – Madrid, Spain); “…Brahms “à l’ancienne”, performed by some great artists: extraordinary.” (Diapason - Paris, France).

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