Born in Italy in 1991, Entico Cicconofri graduated from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatoire in Florence in 2012. In 2014, he was admitted to the International Piano Academy in Imola where he studied with Enrico Pace and Piero Rattalino. In 2015, he gained a teaching diploma and successfully auditioned to train as a pianist and vocal coach at the Teatro Lirico Sperimantale in Spoleto. Since November 2016, he has been working as a vocal coach at the Accademia Lirica in Osimo in Italy. He began his solo career at the age of thirteen performing a varied repertoire including concertos by Mozart (no. 21, K467), Chopin (no. 1, opus 11) and Prokofiev (no. 3, op. 26) and Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals with a number of different orchestras as well as contemporary works like Multiphonics for Flute, a work for piano and orchestra by M. Giustini of which he gave the first performance in 2011. He performs regularly at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival, at the University of Rome, the Museo del Novecento in Milan and the Italian Cultural Institute in Istanbul. In 2009 he won first prize at the Rome International Piano Competition and the Marco Fortini International Competition in Bologna, and in 2012 first prize at the Lia Tortora Competition. He was awarded a scholarship by the prestigious Rossini Foundation of Pesaro. In the summer of 2017, he is taking part in the Résidence Mozart at the Academy of the Aix-en-Provence Festival. He will be in residence at the Paris Opera Academy from September 2017.