Born in Brescia in 1988, Federico Colli studied at the Milan Conservatory, the International Piano Academy in Imola and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, under Sergio Marengoni, Konstantin Bogino, Boris Petrushansky and Pavel Gililov. In 2014 he was selected by International Piano magazine as one of thirty pianists under thirty who are likely to dominate the world stage in years to come.
Federico first came to prominence after winning the Salzburg Mozart Competition in 2011 and the Leeds International Piano Competition the following year. Since then, he has been performing with great orchestras (Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen, Mariinsky Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Camerata Salzburg, Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia, BBC Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra) at prestigious venues in Vienna (Musikverein), Berlin (Konzerthaus), Hamburg (Laeiszhalle), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Prague (Rudolfinum), Tokyo (Nikkei Hall), and London (Wigmore Hall and Royal Albert Hall).
The critics highly praised his debut CDs with works by Beethoven, Scriabin and Mussorgsky as well as the later albums with works by Bach, Bach/Busoni and Scarlatti.