Pianist, Head of Keyboard Department at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Londo,
Professor at Kunstuniversität Graz, Austria
“Pianist of rare intelligence…that radiates health and optimism…. the keyboard of De Simone has made the beautiful vibrant colors, a true organ chords … “ Il Giornale dell’Umbria- Stefano Ragni
“Sergio is a born artist and musicians capable of holding the listener’s attention thanks to his very peronal and creative musical imagination….” (J. Achucarro)
“Sein pianisticher und musikalicher Horizont ist weit gestreckt…” His musical and pianistic horizont extends widely” (A. Lonquich)
Head of Keyboard Department at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London ( since September 2018) and Guest Professor of `Piano at KUG (Kunstuniversität Graz, Austria), Sergio is a concert pianist and a dedicated Piano teacher.
Winner of several International Piano and Chamber Music Competitions, Sergio performed in Italy, United Kingdom, France, Austria, Spain, Usa, Croatia, Slovenia, South America (Società dei Concerti -Milan, Amici della Musica-Florence, Accademia Musicale Chigiana -Siena, Associazione “A.Scarlatti” di Naples, Sagra Musicale Umbra, Teatro Massimo “Bellini” – Catania, “Valli” – Reggio Emilia, “Verdi”- Pisa, Teatro Rossini-Pesaro, Teatro Bibiena -Mantova, Mills College Hall -Okland, Festival Internazionale di Torroella de Montgrì, Winter Festival di Sarajevo, Venezia Biennale Musica, ecc).
As soloist he appeared with Camerata Strumentale-Città di Prato, Orchestra da Camera di Padova e del Veneto, Meadows Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Rumanian State Orchestra, Sarajevo Philarmonic Orchestra with conductors such as Jonathan Webb, Paul Philips, Samra Gulamovic, Alessandro Pinzauti, Daniele Giorgi etc. His chamber music partners are Pavel Barman, Markus Placci, Amalia Hall, Violeta Smailovic, Maxance Larrieu , Francesco Loi, Wladimir Kossianenko, Yevgeniy Xaviereff, Manfred Stilz, Richard Markson, Mayumi Fijikawa, Quartetto Fonè and Quartetto Bernini.
Sergio worked as Piano Professor at Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “Mascagni” in Livorno (Italy), Potenza Conservatoire (Italy) and at Scuola di Musica di Sesto Fiorentino (Florence) where he was also Director for ten years. He is regurarly invited to give Piano and Chamber Music Master Classes and Summer Courses in U.S.A, Italy, United Kingdom, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia I Erzgovina, India, Singapore. He worked as collaborative pianist for the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Amici della Musica in Florence, working with Shlomo Mintz, Yuri Bashmet, Carl Leister, Maxance Larrieu, Markus Stokhausen, Kolja Blacher, Viktor Tretiakov, Stephen Burns, Richard Stoltzman, Harvey Shapiro, Alessandro Carbonare.
Sergio graduated from Parma Conservatoire with Honorable Mention. After his graduation he moved to the States where he studied with Joaquin Achucarro at SMU (Dallas, TX) and attended several masterclasses with Aldo Ciccolini and Murray Perahia and Franco Rossi (cellist of the Quartetto Italiano)