Armando Sabbarese

Sunday October 5, 2025 @ 15h00

Acclaimed by critics and audience for temperament and pianistic sensitivity, Armando Sabbarese has been performing intensively since his public debut at the age of five.

Recently featured in a tour of concerts held in New York, at the prestigious Carnegie Hall and other major concert halls in Virginia and Arkansas, Armando has always stood out for his flair and originality of execution. In Italy he was featured in several festivals in important theaters and concert halls in Milan, Rome, Naples, Padua, and Ragusa; in Europe in Brussels, León, and Lugano, as well as in Lviv, Ukraine, where he performed with the KLK Symphony Orchestra.

Overall winner of numerous national and international piano competitions including the PGI, the prestigious Chopin Competition in Rome in the piano duo section and the first overall prize as the best performer of a contemporary piece in the M.S.S. International Competition, Armando also received honorable mention for the best performance of Henry Cowell’s “Three Irish Legends” and George Crumb’s “Makrokosmos.”

Devoted to contemporary music, the pianist is esteemed for his masterful performances of important composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Galina Ustvolskaya, Olga Neuwirth and Rebecca Saunders. Acclaimed for his versatility, Armando often performs recitals with sophisticated repertoires ranging from romanticism to electronic music.

He is dedicatee of numerous solo piano pieces by leading contemporary Italian and foreign composers with whom he frequently collaborates and performs their unpublished pieces.



Debussy: Preludes (selection)

Shostakovich: Preludio e fuga n 24

Janáček: Sonata 1905

Henry Cowell: Three Irish legends

Gorecki: Piano sonata