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)
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 a CD 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.
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 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, 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 will go to China with the Chinese-American pianist Iwy Lu Wang invited to give 4-hands and 2-pianos concerts, masterclasses and lectures.
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 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, where she attended two master classes with Aquiles delle Vigne and Andrzej Pikul; she attended Master Classes in Salzburg at Mozarteum with Aquiles delle Vigne, with Lazar Berman in Florence, 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 named 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, mathematics is her hobby. She graduated summa cum laude 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 Italy and abroad. 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.