“The power of the program has been showed in all its majesty by a rare talented pianist: Ingrid Carbone. The artist was able to leave her ego, to fill up all the passion and rapture of Schubert’s and Liszt’s music, and to transfer it to the bewitched listeners.”
(Francesco Bianchi – Quinteparallele)
Ingrid Carbone “conceives a timbre liquidity that allows to express a rarefied, crystalline phrasing, […] whose cantabile seems to truly recall the human voice and that the pianism of the artist from Cosenza manages to unravel with a veil of subtle magic”.
“The reading that makes Ingrid Carbone place the attention, or rather the accent, on a dimension that, however, has nothing to do with heroism, preferring instead to dip the nib of the interpretation in the inkwell of the dawn of a new spirituality.”
(Andrea Bedetti – MusicVoice, critic about the CD “Les harmonies de l’esprit”)
Awarded at the Worldwide Competition IBLA Grand Prize in 2015, 2016 and 2017, the New York IBLA Foundation considered her among outstanding professionals who deserve the attention of the international public at large, judging her in reference to a standard of excellence at all times. In addition, in 2016 the New York IBLA Foundation awarded her the Scarlatti Special Mention, in 2017 the Piano Special Mention. In 2015 she also won the First Prize at the International Music Competition “Erik Satie” in Lecce (Italy), and the Second Prize at the International Piano Competition “Città di Rocchetta” (Italy).
In November 2018 the label Da Vinci Publishing Japan relased the CD “Les Harmonies de l’Esprit” with four compositions by Franz Liszt: Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata, Liebestraum n. 3, Consolations (six pensée poétiques) and Légende n. 2 (St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots). Among them, the recording of all the six Consolations together and of the Légende n. 2 is very rare, as well as very rare are the occasion to listen them during a recital.
Tracks from her CD have been broadcasted by Italian radio: Radio Popolare, on 24.2.2019, has transmitted Légende n. 2 ; “Primo Movimento”, National Italian Radio, has transmitted Consolation n. 2.
In October 2019 Ingrid Carbone will record the next CD containing music by Franz Schubert at Odradek Record Studios.
In 2017 the International Federation of Professional and Business Women – FIDAPA – Italy (Rende) also awarded her the biennial prize “Donna del Sud” for her artistic value. Because of this prize, Donata Marrazzo (journalist for the Italian newspaper Sole24Ore) published the “portrait” on CalabriaCult: Schubert, Liszt e la Matematica: ritratto di una concertista aristotelica (i.e., Schubert, Liszt and Mathematics: a portrait of an Aristotelian piano soloist).
In addition, the quarterly CALABRIAnelMONDO dedicated a four-page service on the third issue of 2017 entitled “Ingrid Carbone: a Calabrian pianist, an artist of rare ability“.
In 2018 she was awarded the XXI edition of the Prize “La città del sole” (section Art) by the Rotary International Association “La città del sole”.
In the same year, she appeared in the movie-documentary “Genialità italiana sotto le stelle” (i.e., “Italian genius under the stars”), which has been presented at Venice Biennale del Cinema: the soundtrack uses her interpretations of some Liszt compositions.
Mrs Carbone has performed for several associations, foundations, theatres and conservatories of music in Austria, Cina, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Spain, Slovenia as soloist, with orchestra and with the Italian violinist Eugenio Prete, with whom she regularly played from 2007 to 2015. In Spring 2019 she went to China invited to play, give masterclasses and lectures to piano teachers. The next China tour is planned for Spring 2020.
Beside the concert activity, Ingrid Carbone is interested to spread musical knowledge: she has in her agenda several lecture – concerts.
She has been invited to be a jury member of international piano competitions.
Mrs Carbone began her musical education in Italy, at the Conservatory of Music of Cosenza, her home town, where she studied with Maria Laura Macario and Flavio Meniconi, and achieved her piano Diploma at the age of nineteen with Francesco Monopoli. There she studied Composition, too.
She attended several Master Classes in Italy and abroad in prestigious academies: she has been admitted (being the only pianist from Italy) to the 25th edition of Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes in Israel, where she attended two master classes with Aquiles delle Vigne and Andrzej Pikul, and individual lessons with Emanuel Krasovsky and Ronan O’Hora; she attended Master Classes at the Internationale Sommerakademie – Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg with Aquiles delle Vigne, with Lazar Berman and Aquiles delle Vigne in Florence at the Scuola di Musica e Arte “Il Trillo”, with Eduardo Ogando in Rome, with Hector Pell at the Accademia Musicale Curci (where she received the Diploma of Honour after an International Biennial Piano Master Course), with Sergio Cafaro at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese. She recently studied with Cristiano Burato.
Mrs Carbone has a wide repertoire which runs from the baroque period (including Bach concertos with string orchestra) to the XX century.
In 2018 Mrs Carbone has founded the musical association Associazione Musicale “Clara Schumann”, of which she is the President; since 2019 on, she is Executive Director of “2019 Calabria International Music Festival & Competition”.
Eclectic personality, she graduated summa cum laude in Mathematics at the University of Calabria (Italy) at age 21. She moved to the University of Bari (Italy) when she became Assistant Professor in Mathematics at age 27. She is the author of articles, published by international journals, and was invited to give talks and conferences in Europe and at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto (Canada). Currently, she is Assistant Professor at the University of Calabria, where she teaches mathematics and where she also was the President of the Scientific Library for some years.