Federico Gad Crema

Italy  |  Age 23

Milan-born Federico Gad Crema has already performed at some of the most prestigious halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Teatro alla Scala and Sala Verdi in Milan, and Teatro Castro Alves in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil). He regularly performs with top orchestras such as Orchestra dell’Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, NEOJIBA Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra of Cannes, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, and New Mexico Philharmonic.
Winner of numerous major national and international piano competitions in Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Greece, and the United States, recent prizes include first place at Concours International André Dumortier, third at Casagrande, and second at the Olga Kern International Piano Competition. 
A 2016 graduate of the “G. Verdi” Conservatory of Music in Milan, he continued his studies at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, and, since 2019, is a proud recipient of a full scholarship at the Perosi Music Academy. In 2021, he obtained his master’s degree at the Conservatory of Music in Milan with high honors, and he has been awarded a prestigious grant from the De Sono Foundation. 
Federico is creating a music festival in beautiful Santuario di Oropa, an event designed to “embrace the core values of social and religious integration through music. The modern world we live in is facing an alarming lack of awareness and togetherness, and I believe we can use the power and sincerity of music as a binding glue for our broken society.” He also nurtures passions for conducting and fashion through mentorships with Brazilian conductor Ricardo Castro in Geneva and Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Los Angeles. 



Preliminary Round

SCARLATTI Sonata in D Minor, K. 213
SCRIABIN Fantasy in B Minor, op. 28
MENDELSSOHN Variations sérieuses, op. 54
HOUGH Fanfare Toccata

Quarterfinal Round

CHOPIN 24 Preludes, op. 28

Semifinal Round – Recital

DEBUSSY Images, Book I
CHOPIN Fantasy in F Minor, op. 49
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

Semifinal Round – Mozart concerto

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488

Final Round – Concerto I

CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, op. 21

Final Round – Concerto II

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, op. 15