"The beauty of Bechstein pianos is the extraordinary range of sounds they have. My Bechstein is giving me strong emotions, and allows me to refine my touch more and more. My Bechstein and I are an inseparable couple!"
Ingrid Carbone began her musical education in Italy, at the Conservatory of Music of Cosenza, her home town, where she studied piano and composition with Maria Laura Macario, Flavio Meniconi and Francesco Monopoli and received her diploma with full marks at the age of nineteen. She attended several prestigious master classes in Italy and abroad such as the Internationale Sommerakademie at Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes in Israel, with internationally renowned pianists such as Lazar Berman, Aquiles delle Vigne, Andrzej Pikul and Cristiano Burato.
In the Spring and Fall of 2020 she was recognized at the Global Music Awards, where she received three bronze medals: in March for her CD on Schubert “L’Enchantement Retrouvé” (the only Italian pianist awarded), in December for her CD dedicated to Liszt “Les Harmonies de l’Esprit” and for the live performance of Consolation no. 2 played in Constance, Germany. At the IBLA International Competition in 2015, 2016 and 2017, the New York IBLA Foundation considered her among “outstanding professionals who deserve the attention of the international public at large”, judging her “in reference to a standard of excellence at all times”. In addition, in 2016 the New York IBLA Foundation awarded her the Scarlatti Special Mention, in 2017 the Piano Special Mention.
Ingrid Carbone has performed for several associations, foundations and in theaters and conservatories of music in Austria, China, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Poland, Spain and Slovenia. Alongside her concert activities she works to spread musical knowledge through lecture concerts. In 2018 Mrs Carbone has founded the Musical Association “Clara Schumann” that in 2020 has organized the Calabria International Piano Competition.
An eclectic personality, she graduated summa cum laude in mathematics at the University of Calabria at age 21. She moved to the University of Bari where she became Assistant Professor in mathematics at age 27. She is the author of articles published by international journals and was invited to give talks and conferences in Europe and Canada. Currently, she is Assistant Professor at the University of Calabria, where she teaches mathematics and also served as President of the Scientific Library.