Italian-born pianist RODOLFO LEONE is the First Prize Winner of the 15th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna (2017). Described as “a true sound philosopher” (Oberösterreichische Nachrichten), Leone released his debut album on Gramola Records Vienna in May 2018. His playing has been described as having “impeccable style” and “absolute technical control” (Il Nuovo Amico). A 2018-19 Performance Today Young Artist in Residence, Leone’s current season includes debuts with the San Diego and Pasadena symphonies; a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Colburn Orchestra; an Austrian recital tour, culminating in a performance at the Musikverein’s Brahms-Saal; and recital and chamber music performances in Los Angeles and Florida. Leone holds a Master of Music degree from the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where he continues to study with Fabio Bidini as an Artist Diploma candidate.