“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 USA at the “Global Music Awards” international competition, Ingrid Carbone is awarded six medals: in December 2022, she receives two silver medals for her double CD “Leoncavallo: Pour Piano” in the “From opera to piano” and “Instumentalist” categories; in August 2021 she receives a silver medal for her CD “Le sentiment de la nature” dedicated to Liszt and released in May 2021; in 2020 receives three bronze medals, one in March (the only Italian pianist awarded) for her CD on Schubert “L’Enchantement Retrouvé”, and two in December (the only classical musician to receive two awards for two works) for her dedicated CD to Liszt “Les Harmonies de l’Esprit” and for the live performance of Consolation n. 2 performed in concert in Konstanz, Germany on the occasion of the international photographic exhibition “Women of Mathematics throughout Europe – A Gallery of Portraits”. The three CDs are published by Da Vinci Publishing and have received unanimous critical acclaim in Italy and abroad.
Her two latest CDs, “Leoncavallo: Pour Piano” and “Le sentiment de la nature”, have also been nominated at the 2023 International Classical Musical Awards (ICMA) and the 2022 International Classical Musical Awards (ICMA).
In 2020, the Conservatory of Music of Cosenza, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary celebration ceremony, selected Mrs Carbone as one of the brightest and most successful students that the Conservatory has had, and awarded her “for her highly prestigious artistic activity”.
In 2021, Ingrid Carbone received the “Città di Montalto Uffugo” Career Award, place known for the great Ruggiero Leoncavallo, “for her extraordinary artistic career that has brought prestige to the whole of Calabria”.
During the worldwide competition IBLA Grand Prize, the New York IBLA Foundation awarded her in 2016 the Scarlatti Special Mention, in 2017 the Piano Special Mention, and in 2015, 2016 and 2017 accounts her among “outstanding professionals whodeserve the attention of the international public at large”, judging her “in reference to a standard of excellence at all times”.
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), that in 2020 has organized the Calabria International Piano Festival.
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.