Described by the press as “a solid reality of the Neapolitan Piano School,” the distinguished musicologist and music critician Paolo Isotta wrote, “Pier Carmine owns that lunge of the key and that cantabile that show him to be a rightful heir to the teaching of Vincenzo Vitale.”

Born in Naples in 1995, he graduated in piano with M° Francesco Nicolosi and in composition at the “D. Cimarosa” Conservatory of Avellino, and graduated in musicology from “La Sapienza” University in Rome. He specialized with M° Giuseppe Devastato in “Interpretación Musical e Investigación Performativa” at the Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio in Madrid and with M° Nazzareno Carusi in Chamber Music at the Piano Academy of Imola. He completed the 3rd level Biennium in Instrumental Musical Heritage with a focus on Solo Piano at the Academy of Music in Pinerolo.

He has performed for the Unione Musicale of Turin and in major concert halls, including the Metallener Saal of the Müsikverein in Vienna, the auditorium of the Scriabin Museum in Moscow, and the Shigeru Kawai Center in Madrid. He has won awards in prestigious international competitions, including Grand Prix at the IV Cesar Franck IPC in Brussels and VII Pianotalents IPC in Milan, and 2nd Prize at the XVII “Compositores de España” IPC in Madrid.

He is the author of the essay “Liszt allo specchio: dal De Profundis al Totentanz” (“Liszt in the Mirror: from De Profundis to Totentanz”, PM Editions, 2019), and has recorded the solo CD “Liszt: Konzertsolos” (Da Vinci Classics, 2020) and the CD “Romantic Echoes” (Luna Rossa Classic, 2019) as a duo with violinist Federica Severini.He currently teaches piano at the State Conservatory of Music “Domenico Cimarosa” in Avellino, and attends the Advanced Piano Training Course with Mo Benedetto Lupo at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.