Federico Gad Crema, Italy

Born in Milan in 1999, Federico Gad Crema started his piano studies at the age of nine. 

He graduated in 2016 from the G. Verdi Conservatory of Music in Milan with the highest score and distinctions, 110 cum laude. Mr. Crema continued his studies at the prestigious Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, and he is now working toward a Master’s degree at the Conservatory of Music in Milan. He is the winner of numerous prestigious national and international piano competitions in Italy, France, Germany, Greece, and the USA, and he’s recently been awarded First Prize and special prize at the prestigious “CIAD International Piano Competition 2018” and Third Prize and special prize at the “Casagrande International Piano Competition 2019.” He performed at the world-famous Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall in New York, and he also performed important solo recitals in Italy, France, Germany, Japan, Greece, Switzerland, Belgium, and the USA. As a soloist, he performed with the Philarmonic Orchestra of Bacau, the Symphonic Orchestra of Cannes, the “UNIMI” Orchestra of Milan, the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, the Orchestra dell’Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, the Neojiba Orchestra, and the Chapelle Musicale Orchestra of Tournai, among many others. In 2017, he started an important collaboration with the piano star Jean-Ives Thibaudet performing at the Wallis Annenberg Center of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, and in 2018 he made his solo debut at Teatro alla Scala in Milan playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488

Competitor, Semifinalist, Finalist, Best Contemporary Piece Prize, Audience Award, Second Place Winner: Second Triennial Olga Kern International Piano Competition. October 27–November 3, 2019. Albuquerque, New Mexico.