One of the finest young concert pianists I know. He has superb technical command, exceptionally fine taste in his interpretations, impressive maturity. These were the words of Gyorgy Sandor after awarding Domenico Codispoti with the First Prize at the Pilar Bayona International Piano Competition in Zaragoza, Spain. Hailed by international critics as one of the greatest Italian talents of today (Polabske Listy, Prague), one of the most elegant and musical artists of his generation (Diario de Jaén), a skilled storyteller, always imaginative and inventive (The Flying Inkpot, Hong Kong), the Italian pianist is also winner of Ferrol International Piano Competition and Premio Jaén.
His concerto appearances include performances with Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Warsaw Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic, and Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia. Domenico can be heard on Dynamic, Cable Musical, Odradek Records, Piano Classics, Brilliant, and Naxos, recordings received with international critical acclaim. Bryce Morrison wrote on Gramophone: Domenico Codispoti plays with a warmth and fervour worthy of Cortot himself. His sonority, too, has an Arrau-like fullness and richness.
Born in Catanzaro, Italy in 1975, he studied with Bruno Mezzena at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese before moving to Dallas to complete an Artist Diploma at Southern Methodist University under Joaquin Achucarro. He also holds a honor diploma from Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. Artistic coordinator of La Academia at the Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Úbeda, Domenico currently lives in Madrid.