After his initial studies in Catania (IT) on modern piano, Antonio furthered his musical education at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (NL), specializing in Early Music, Performance Practice and Historical Keyboard instruments and most recently with Andreas Staier in Cologne, and Sally Sargent in Vienna.
Antonio appears at major international music venues, festivals and concert series in Europe and Japan. These include Dvorak Hall in Prague, Prague Spring Festival, Prinzregentetheater of Monaco of Bavaria, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Muziekgebouw & Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Kerkrade World Music Festival, Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Festival International de Piano de La Roque d'Antheron en Provence, La Folle Journée in Bilbao, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Hokutopia Early Music Festival, Ensemble Concerto, Concerto Koeln, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Aargau Symphony Orchestra, Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra; Claudine Ansermet, Furio Zanasi, Ton Koopman, Roberto Gini, Paolo da Col, Martin Roscoe, Steve Reich, Sir Malcolm Arnold, Andreas Staier. Antonio Piricone has recorded for the Italian and Czech Radio & Television, Radio4-NL, Radio France, and his recordings have been broadcast by Bavarian Radio, Italian RadioTre Suite, BBC Radio3, Radio Vaticana and Britains' Classic FM.
He has recorded for the international circuit of RAI-Italian Radio and Television and Czech Radio and Television, NL-Radio 4, Radio France, Radio Clásica Spanish, his records, have been broadcast by Radio Bavaria, RADIOTRE Suite, BBC-Radio 3, Radio Vatican, British Classic FM. Antonio is currently living in the Netherlands, where his research focuses on the historical development of musical keyboard instruments. Former professor of Methodology of Instrumental Education, currently is a Piano Professor, Treaties & Methods at the State Conservatory of Music in Trapani (IT) and Lecturer at Yasar University in Izmir (TK). 
The Festival has always programmed side by side classical repertoire and new music developing itself in balance between tradition and innovation. Always bilingual (Italian and English), the Festival guested many Italian and international artists.
The excellent acoustics of concerts' locations allows to enjoy music. Dinners or Guided Tours often accompany the concerts and the artists often introduce the pieces in a direct relationship with the public.
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