Alessio Nanni began performing publicly at fifteen years of age. He began his music studies in the city of his birth, Rome, Italy. He later moved to Florence to study with Lucia Passaglia, one of the last students of Alfred Cortot and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. During this time he completed his academic studies graduating with top honors.
Nanni’s repertoire extends from Bach to the contemporary music with particular interests in Chopin and other composers from the Romantic period.
He made his recital debut in 2000 at the “Dovizi Theater” in Arezzo (Tuscany) followed by performances at the “Baldini Concert Hall” in Rome and at the Theatersaal in Salzburg, were he was enthusiastically received.
Alessio Nanni, has won several International competitions and has received scholarship awards that allowed him to participate in the “Mozarteum International Summer Festival" in Salzburg with Sergio Perticaroli and in master classes with renowned pianists Bruno Canino and Franco Scala, for which he received an International diploma for high piano performance.
In September, 2003, Mr. Nanni made his solo debut at “Teatro del Sale, in Florence. He was invited to return twenty-one times within fifteen months. In August 2004, he participated in the “Festival of Arts” in Radicondoli (Siena), as the only pianist to be invited to give a solo performance, dedicated to the composer Sylvano Bussotti.
In November of the same year, Nanni made his solo piano debut in Perugia for the opening season of “AGIMUS”, at the International University Grand Hall. In 2005, his busy schedule included solo performances at the “Lyceum International”, at the “Giugni Palace” in Florence, the “Triennial of Contemporary Arts” in Milan, and at the “Medici Riccardi Palace” opening celebration in Florence, Italy.
During Mozart’s year of celebration in 2006, Alessio Nanni gave five consecutive concerts at the famous ’Palatina Chapel’, in the Pitti Palace in Florence, followed by four concerts for the “IBLA Foundation” in Ragusa (Sicily), with a return visit to the "Baldini Concert Hall” in Rome, the city of his birth. His recent solo piano performance was given on January, December, June and July, 2007 in Milan and Rome, Italy.
“… thanks to a sophisticated technique of the touch and pedal, Alessio Nanni obtains a luminous sound known as “Cutting Elegance”…”