Michel Dalberto

Michel Dalberto was born in Paris in 1955. At the age of thirteen he entered the class of Vlado Perlemuter at the Paris Conservatoire. While still a student, he won the 1st Mozart Competition in Salzburg and the Clara Haskil Prize in Vevey.  Dalberto had his breakthrough in 1978 when he won the Leeds Competition with Mozart's 25th Piano Concerto. He was then invited to play in major European music centres under conductors such as Erich Leinsdorf, Kurt Masur, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Charles Dutoit, Sir Colin Davis, Yuri Temirkanov and Daniele Gatti. Major festivals invited him to perform include Lucerne, Florence, Aix-en-Provence, the Vienna Festival, Edinburgh, Schleswig-Holstein, La Grange de Meslay, La Roque d'Anthéron, Newport, Miami, Seattle and others.

In the course of his career he has made numerous recordings for renowned labels such as Denon, the EMI Group and Erato (Warner Music Group). In 1997 he recorded a recital of works by Claude Debussy. Other outstanding recordings include Mozart's 20th and 22nd Piano Concertos with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris conducted by John Nelson, and Franz Liszt's paraphrases on operas by Verdi and Wagner in 2004.

From the beginning of his career, the pianist was recognised as one of the leading interpreters of Schubert and Mozart. His other favourite composers include Liszt, Debussy, Fauré, Schumann and Ravel. He has also been gaining experience as a conductor for several years and has led numerous orchestras both in Asia and Europe.

In 2011, Michael Dalberto was appointed professor at the Paris Conservatoire.

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