“It is certainly a very fine recording – among the very best new recordings of these works that I have heard in recent years.“
Glyn Pursglove – MusicWeb International, 2020
[Ingrid Carbone] Provides a convincing display of what will always remain a fascinating landscape in my ears.”
Aart van der Waal – Opus Klassiek, 2020
“She is herself exactly like the composer she plays. This is a gift that great talents have: the ability to put themselves in the other’s shoes without imposing themselves and in any case remaining tied to the composer and his work. […] The composer and the pianist together make music eternal, which we hope can involve, inspire, move many generations after us, and make us hope and desire.”
Ludwig van Mechelen – Klassiek Centraal, 2020
Ingrid Carbone is a Bechstein pianist.
Award-winning in the Spring and Fall 2020 Global Music Awards international competition, Ingrid Carbone receives three bronze medals: in March (the only Italian pianist awarded) for her CD on Schubert “L’Enchantement Retrouvé”), in December (the only classical musician to receive two awards for the two submitted works) for her CD dedicated to Liszt “Les Harmonies de l’Esprit” and for the live performance of Liszt’s Consolation n. 2 performed in Konstanz, Germany, during the opening ceremony of the international photographic exhibition “Women in Mathematics throughout Europe- A Gallery of Portraits”.
Both CDs, recorded on Bechstein grand pianos, have been released by Da Vinci Publishing (November 2018 and February 2020) and have received unanimous critical acclaim in Italy and abroad.
In 2020, the Conservatory of Music of Cosenza, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary celebration ceremony, selects Mrs Carbone as one of the brightest and most successful students that the Conservatory has had, and gives her a plaque “for her highly prestigious artistic activity”.
Winner of national and international competitions, in 2016 the New York IBLA Foundation awards her the Scarlatti Special Mention and in 2017 the Piano Special Mention.
In 2018 she is awarded the XXI edition of the Prize “La città del sole” (section Art) by the Rotary International Association “La città del sole”. In 2017 the International Federation of Professional and Business Women – FIDAPA BPW Italy (Rende) awards her the biennial prize “Donna del Sud” for her artistic value. In the same year, her artistic history and her Liszt’s music appear in the movie-documentary (and soundtrack) “Italian genius under the stars”, which has been presented at the Venice Film Festival.
Mrs Carbone has a wide repertoire which runs from the baroque period (including Bach concertos with string orchestra) to the 20th century. She has performed in Austria, China, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Poland, Spain, Slovenia, as a soloist, with orchestra and in duo with violin. In China she gave masterclasses and lectures to piano teachers.
Besides the concert activity, Mrs Carbone is interested in spreading musical knowledge: she has in her agenda several lecture – concerts. She is also very engaged in social issues.
She has been invited to be a jury member of international piano competitions and jury member for Italian Piano Diplomas. In 2018 Mrs Carbone has founded the Musical Association “Clara Schumann”, of which she is the President.
Ingrid Carbone began her musical training in Italy, at the Conservatory of Music in Cosenza, her hometown, where she studied with Maria Laura Macario and Flavio Meniconi, and obtained the Piano Diploma with full marks at the age of nineteen with Francesco Monopoli. At the Conservatory she also studied Composition.
She specialized in Italy and abroad at prestigious academies such as the Internationale Sommerakademie – Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes in Israel (where she was the only Italian participant among about sixty pianists from all over the world) and with internationally renowned pianists, including Lazar Berman, Cristiano Burato, Aquiles delle Vigne, Eduardo Ogando, Ronan O’Hora, Hector Pell, Andrzej Pikul.
Eclectic personality, she graduated summa cum laude in Mathematics at the University of Calabria (Italy) at the age of 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 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.