Born in Como, Andrea Molteni is one of the foremost Italian pianists of his generation. He began studying the piano at the age of 7 and was accepted to “G. Verdi” Music Conservatory in Como under the guidance of M. Mario Patuzzi. Andrea graduated with top honors and unanimous honorable mention from the Commission. He is currently a student at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana (Lugano) pursuing his master’s degree (MAS) in Advanced Performance Studies with M. William Grant Naboré. A recent student of Vincenzo Balzani in Milan, he also took part in various master classes with Dang Thai Son, A. Vardi, P. Gililov, P. Paleczny, A. Delle Vigne, R. Delorko and M. Marvulli. At the tender age of 15, Andrea conducted and performed with a youth orchestra formed by himself, “L’Orchestra del Lago”.
Andrea has more than thirty First Absolute Prizewinner recognitions under his belt from national and international competitions, the latest being the Piano Talents International Competition in Milan (2018). Andrea also won third prize (first prize not assigned) at the Singapore International Piano Island Competition (2018), second prize at the International Piano Competition “Cesar Frank” (Bruxelles, 2016) and second prize at the International Piano Performance Competition of Kosice (Slovakia, 2010). In 2014 he also received the Franz and Maria Terraneo Award as the best graduate in the Como’s schools.
In 2013, he won First Prize in the competition for Piano and Orchestra “Young Talents” in Barlassina (MI) with Concerto N. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23 by P. Tchaikovsky. In 2015, he won the Arnaboldi Prize in “XXV International Competition “Città di Cantù” with TotenTanz S.126 by F. Liszt.
The “CERCLE WAGNER” association of LA GAUDE (France) awarded Andrea a scholarship that took him to the Bayreuth Festival (Germany) celebrating the Wagnerian Jubilee, followed by a series of concerts in Nice, Monte Carlo, Mentone and in Cannes.
Despite his young age, he is regularly invited to prestigious concert venues and Festivals internationally, including Switzerland, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, France and Italy (Milan, Como, Grosseto, Nice, Monaco, Cannes, Paris, etc.) He frequently performs in Monza, Milan and in his hometown of Como. Other performances include Wiener Saal of the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Scriabin Museum in Moscow as well as the Orbetello Piano Festival in which he performed the complete Chopin Etudes Op.10.
In 2016, Andrea performed with Italian “Ministro dell’istruzione, dell’università e della ricerca (Prof. Stefania Giannini)” in Villa Vigoni (Menaggio, CO). In Bacau, Romania, Andrea debuted Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 with the Mihail Jora Orchestra conducted by M’Ovidio Balan. In 2019, Andrea completed his first concert tour in China.