Born in Rieti (Italy) in 1993, Andrea D’Amato received his first piano lesson at the age of eleven.
After completing his Master Degrees in Piano Performance and Chamber Music (both with honours) at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Rome under the tutelage of Giovanni Auletta and Monica de Matteis, he pursued his studies with Lisa Smirnova at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf. Additionally he studied Composition and Music Theory with Pasquale Lucia and Rosario Mirigliano.
He has earned several prizes in both national and international competitions: “Enrico Zangarelli” (Città di Castello, 2005); “Creo Ergo Sum” (Rieti, 2005); “Musica Giovani” (Bettona, 2013); “DocMusiContest” (Rieti, 2013 und 2014); “Padre Damiano da Bozzano” (Massa, 2014); “Concorso Pianistico Città di Spoleto” (Spoleto, 2017).
He was also invited to participate in many masterclasses in Germany, the Netherlands and Italy, where he had the opportunity to refine his piano playing with renowned artists, such as Boris Berman, Georg Friedrich Schenck, Frank Peters, Boguslaw Jan Strobel, Giulio De Luca, Mario Montore and Avos Quartet.
He is founding member of Ares Trio, with which he is currently completing a Master in Chamber Music at the Avos Project Academy in Rome.
Together with his regular activity as a soloist and chamber musician, he has a longtime experience as a dedicated piano teacher both in Germany and Italy.
Andrea loves to read and is a film maniac. He likes to take long walks in nature and enjoy a good glass of red wine from time to time. In addition to classical music, he has also had experience in rock music, as a former member of Brooks Of Sheffield (his hometown band), playing keyboards and synthesisers.