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Born in 1993, Antonino won the 2015 Premio Abbado, received a bronze medal at the 2012 Premio Venezia and was a semi-finalist among the best 6 candidates of the 24th edition of the Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition in Monza. He was Artist in Residence of the Società dei Concerti di Milano for the 2018/2019 season, during which he made his debut at the Milan Conservatory in the Sala Verdi.

As a soloist, Antonino has performed for important Italian and international musical institutions including the Società dei Concerti di Milano, the Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti di Roma, the Fondazione Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Amici della Musica di Padova, the Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, the Associazione Gioacchino Rossini di Pesaro, the Accademia Filarmonica di Messina, Mantovamusica, Musica al Tempio di Milano, the Fundación Eutherpe in León, the Europäisches Jugend Musikfestival Salzburg – Passau - Comer See.


Since 2016 he has been the pianist of the Quartetto Werther, winner of the XXXIX Premio Franco Abbiati - Premio Piero Farulli in 2020 and of the Third Prize at the Trio di Trieste International Chamber Music Competition, and with whom he made his recording debut with the complete Fauré Quartets for the Brilliant Classics label, thanks to the support of the Musica con le Ali association. With the Quartet he has an intense chamber music activity at renowned festivals and concert associations such as the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Bologna Festival, the Perugia Musica Classica, the Festival dei Due Mondi, the Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti, Amici della Musica di Firenze, the Moscow International House of Music, the Roman Philharmonic Academy, Musikàmera, the Ristori Theater of Verona, the Mariani Association of Ravenna, the Friends of Music of Palermo, the Festival of Nations, the Santa Cecilia Foundation of Portogruaro, the Concert Society of Parma, the Concert Institution of Pesaro and the Musikdorf Ernen Festival.

Antonino owes his training as a pianist to the tutelage of Maria Teresa Carunchio and Lilya Zilberstein, with whom he followed the academic course, respectively, at the Conservatory Luigi Cherubini in Florence and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, and later further developed his repertoire with Enrico Pace at the Pinerolo Academy of Music. He obtained with full marks, honours and mention the second level Academic degree and the second level Master degree in Chamber Music held by the Trio di Parma and Pierpaolo Maurizzi at the Arrigo Boito Conservatory in Parma. In 2022, with the Quartetto Werther, Antonino graduated from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with top marks and honourable mention "for  exceptional chamber music skills", a recognition awarded for the first time in the history of chamber music courses at the same Academy since 1939.

He further complemented his training by attending the Internationale Mendelssohn Akademie Leipzig, the courses organized by the Accademia Chigiana of Siena and the Jeunesse Musicale Deutschland, and by the musical encounters with Patrick Jüdt (director of the Berne European Chamber Music Academy Session) and Rainer Schmidt (second violin of the Hagen Quartet, professor at the Basel Music Academy).

Antonino was principal piano teacher at the "Tito Schipa" Conservatory in Lecce, Apulia. Now he is teaching Chamber Music in the same Conservatory

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