Nicola Frisardi, Ao.Univ.Prof.

University Lecturer in Piano

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Nicola Frisardi has performed all over the world in the most important music centers such as the Konzerthaus (Vienna), the Wigmore Hall (London), the Louvre (Paris), the Herkulessaal (Munich), the Festspielhaus (Salzburg). He also played in Rome, Milan, Geneva, Zurich, Barcelona, Tokyo etc.


He has appeared as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the A. Rubinstein Philharmonic (Lodz), the Camerata Academica (Salzburg), the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonic, the Czech Philharmonic and the München Symphoniker.


Nicola Frisardi was born in Bari (Italy) in 1957. A grant from the Italian government recognizing his prodigious gift enabled him to continue his studies at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. He was student of Hans Leygraf and took part in the masterclasses of Tatiana Nikolajeva, György Sebök and Elizabeth Leonskaja.


Nicola Frisardi obtained several prizes in international competitions, including third prize in Casella (1987), silver medal in Barcelona (1980), the special Bärenreiter Prize in the "Mozart Competiton" in Salzburg (1985). He was unanimously awarded first prize in the "International Invitational Piano Competition" (Palm Beach, Florida 1989). This led to invitations to perform throughout the United States (Lincoln Center, New York; Jordan Hall, Boston; Kennedy Center, Washington; Philadelphia).


Nicola Frisardi serves on the faculty of the University Mozarteum and gives masterclasses in Japan, the United States and Italy. His repertoire includes most classical composers (Scarlatti, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms) as well as contemporary ones (Rachmaninov, Debussy, Ravel, Busoni, Berio ...). He has recorded for Austrian, German, Italian, Spanish, American and Japanese radio and television.


Besides his solo career he has been member of the "Salzburg Piano Trio" for over ten years.


Deutsche Grammophon recorded live his debut in Tokyo. Nicola Frisardi also records for EMI, BMG Classics, Chesky and VAI Audio (Brahms' first Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by H. Graf).