Carlo Alberto Neri

Subject of Study: Piano | 8th-13th August 2019

About Carlo Alberto Neri

Internationally known in young age, he has performed over 3000 concerts worldwide as pianist-soloist and conductor of an orchestra and in various chamber ensembles, often collaborating with the most famous artists.



pianist, composer and  conductor

He studied piano with masters Nardi, Rosati and Frugoni, composition with Donatoni, chamber music with Rossi, Brengola and Meunier; he completed his studies at the Florence Conservatory and perfected them at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. Winner in 1976 at the Italian Conservatories of 49 chairs of Main Piano, Complementary, Theory and Solfeggio, Chamber Music, Reading Musical Score and Harmony and Analysis, he has been full professor of Main Piano from 1976 to 1979 at the Conservatories of Bologna and Cesena and from 1980 to 2014 at the Conservatory “Morlacchi” of Perugia where, from 2004 to 2014, he was also professor of other disciplines (Executive Practice, Chamber Music, Repertoire for piano 4 hands and 2 pianos, Composition and Improvisation in the field of the Academic Diploma Courses – 1st and 2nd Level Degree).

Internationally known in young age, he has performed over 3000 concerts worldwide as pianist-soloist and conductor of an orchestra and in various chamber ensembles, often collaborating with the most famous artists such as (flutists Severino Gazzelloni, Roberto Fabbriciani, Gabriele Betti, Cesare Bindi and others) tenor Giuseppe di Stefano, soprano Magda Olivero, Cecilia Gasdia, Katia Ricciarelli, Slavca Taskova, violinist Roberto Michelucci, cellists Marcio Carneiro, Stephan Haack, Luigi Lanzillotta and others, conductors Giuliano Silveri, José Maria Ulla, Paul Rudolf, Richard Howarth, Dinu Ghezzo, Angel Pocho Gatti, clarinetists Esther Lamneck and Ciro Scarponi, trombonist Giancarlo Schiaffini, drummers Tullio de Piscopo and Maurizio Ben Omar and others.

Engaged by leading companies, festivals, orchestras and radio and television organizations in Europe, the United States, Japan and South America (La Fenice Theater, Metropolitan Theater, Carnegie Hall in New York, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Great Hall in Manchester, Theater S Michel of Brussels, Venice Biennale, Senese Week, Musicus Concentus of Florence, Gibellina Orestiadi, various Associations Friends of Music (Palermo, Perugia, Arezzo and other 15 locations), various Società del Quartetto, Crete Symphony Orchestra, Pontino Festival , Fondazione Piccinni di Bari, Sardinia Festival, Cantiere Internazionale d’ Arte of Montepulciano, University Institution of Rome Concerts, Unione Musicale di Torino, Vivaldi Festival of Venice, Teatro Regio, International Festival of Brescia and Bergamo, Gamo di Firenze, various Festivals in London, Munchen, Sanckt Gallen, Lisbon, Nancy, Oporto, Bacau Philharmonic, Radgrad, Kiev Symphony, Paris, Warsaw, Salzburg, Prague, Brno, Tokyo, Sodre Symphonic Broadcasting of Montevideo, Bogotà, Almira de la Rosa Theater of Barranquilla, Romanicher Salle of Salzburg, Seasons Rai-tv, “Manchester Camerata”, Kingsbourough Concerts, Fidelio Chamber Orchestra, Wbay Tv of New York, “Clazz International Festival “,” Grand European Music Gala” in Brussels, the Brazilian orchestras of St. Paul and Curitiba.

Great authors have dedicated him their works (John Cage, Franco Donatoni, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Milko Kelemen, Paolo Renosto, Sylvano Bussotti, Goffredo Petrassi, Henry Pousseur, Jaques Castérède, Julien-François Zbinden, Roy Zimmermann, Brian Ferneyhough, Francis Miroglio, Niccolò Castiglioni, Francesco Pennisi, Aldo Clementi, Sergei Belimov, Dmitri Kapsomenos and others, about 200 new compositions).

He created and realized new shows (“The Testament of Heiligenstadt”, “Music poetry and word in time”, “Monologues”, “Der Wanderer”, “Don Giovanni” – (from Mozart), “The pointing finger”, “L ‘Siege’) collaborating with famous actors like Arnoldo Foà, Nando Gazzolo, Giulio Bosetti, Riccardo Cucciolla, Andrea Giordana, Massimo Wertmuller, Uberto Kovacevich, Lucrezia Lante della Rovere).

He recorded for the RCA, Charleston, Xerces, Naxos, including the integral of Bach’s “Art of Fugue” and some first world recordings of works of the nineteenth, twentieth century and contemporary.

He is often invited by Academies and Universities of Europe, United States, South America, Japan (New York University, University of Montevideo, Barranquilla, Manchester, Brooklyn, “Crete Festivals”) to hold Master Classes, Seminars, Piano Interpretation Courses, Conducting, Theory, Analysis, Composition and Improvisation and to be part of the Juries of prestigious Competitions (“G. Enesco” Composition Competition in New York, “European Music Award”, “Guido Monaco World Competition”, “Concorso di Composizione” of Siena with Luciano Berio President, he was President of the Jury in the context of the National Competition for Italian Conservatories – Turin 1992-1995).

He has been Artistic Director of 6 Editions of the Italian Music Week in New York (1984-1989), 4 International Festivals Cipam in Sargiano (1978-1981), 6 “International Seminars” of Chiusi della Verna (1982-1987), 2 editions of “Abella Festival” (1989-1990), 2 editions “From Mediterranean in the Caribbean “(Uruguay 1998-99), 10 editions of ” Musicians for the 3rd Millennium “ (2002-2011), 14 editions of the “Gori Prize” (Sarteano 1998-2011), 32 editions of the “Festival Cipam” (1978-2009), Competition “Security notes” (Perugia and Terni 2013), 16 editions of the “Music Festival” in Arezzo (1997-2011).

He is the author of symphonic, chamber and didactic compositions: “Touring Club, where to go on holiday” for 3 actors and ensemble – N.Y. University (Carnegie Hall – 1988), “Hiroshima suite” for piano strings and timpani – Spring-Festival of St. Petersburg, “Montevideo Guitar Concert” (2007) for guitar and orchestra, “Icaro’s Flight” for piano reciting voice and wind quintet (Carnegie Hall in New York), “Etesios Ethos” for violin, clarinet and piano, Suite for 2 flutists, “4 Fragments” for guitar, “3 Inventions dodecajazz” for piano, “Res” for piano and tape, “Self – Service – Album” for various tools, “Red Book” (100 pieces for educational use), “In The Life’s Seasons” for piano, tape and orchestra, ”The Siege” for soloists, groups, chorus and orchestra, “American Suite” for piano and orchestra, “Tempest” for piano and tape.

Numerous are his transcriptions and elaborations of music by Bach, Beethoven, Weber, Marcello and others including Liszt’s Legend No. 2 for solo piano, elaborated for piano and chorus orchestra (2010) and some cadences for concerts for piano and orchestra.

In the years 1985 and 1987 he was awarded in New York with the “Award” and “Ad honorem” from the New York University, from the Aiasm and the American New Music Consortium. In 2004 he was appointed Principal Conductor of the Kammerorchester Serenade Salzburg, in 2008 he received the “K.O.S.S. Musicalischer, original and innovative work “for the opera “Touring Club, where to go on holiday” for 2 actors and ensemble.

The piano course held by M° Carlo Alberto Neri is open regardless of nationality and age limit to pianists who intend to extend and refine the classical and piano concert repertoire

The course takes place in San Marino from 8th till the 13th of August 2019

daily lessons of technique, execution and interpretation of the repertoire chosen by the student, and the possibility to attend concerts organised by the San Marino International Music Summer Courses. The selection of students who will perform in concert is at complete discretion of individual teachers.

The applicants may register either as regular students (active participants) or as auditors (passive participants).

Active Participants: € 385 including individual lessons and registration fee
Auditors (passive participants): € 135 including participation in lessons and registration fee.
The registration as auditors can be made at the San Marino International Music Summer Courses office during the courses.
The auditors are not allowed to write in their resume to be or have been students of the courses.

– apply, using the online enrollment form
– indicate in the form the main course and the teacher he wants to study with
– The secretary will send to the students the confirmation of the enrollment. Once received the confirmation, the students must pay the registration fee.
– Only after receiving the payment of the registration fee the student is considered to be duly registered to the Piano Course.
– Deadline for the application: 2nd August 2019

The course, the concerts and the practice rooms will be situated in different locations in the historic center of San Marino.

The participants will receive a Participant Diploma.

A wide network of hotels / B&B/ restaurants with special prices will be available to students and will be listed on the San Marino Artist’s website;

The participants are personally responsible for any damage they may cause to public or private property, to persons or things, and for any injury or illness they may suffer during or outside the class or during the practice time. The registration to the course includes the acceptance of this regulation. Any claim must refer to the text in Italian. Place of jurisdiction is San Marino.

His lessons are individual. Please check the related regulation for Carlo Alberto Neri.