Winning the 1989 International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht launched Enrico
Pace's international career. Since then, he has toured extensively, performing in cities
such as Amsterdam, Milan, Rome, Berlin, London, Dublin, Munich, Salzburg, Prague, and
various locations in South America. He has also performed at numerous festivals, including
La Roque-d'Anthéron, Verbier, Lucerne, Rheingau, Schleswig-Holstein, and Husum.
A popular soloist, Mr. Pace has performed with major orchestras, including the Royal
Concertgebouw Orchestra; Munich, BBC, Rotterdam, and Netherlands philharmonics; Bamberger
Symphoniker; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; and Sydney and Melbourne
symphony orchestras, among many others. He has worked with conductors such as David
Robertson, Andrey Boreyko, Mark Elder, Lawrence Foster, Gianandrea Noseda, Carlo Rizzi,
Vassily Sinaisky, and Antoni Wit.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Pace participates regularly in chamber music festival and
has performed with the Keller Quartet, RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, Quartetto Prometeo, cellist
Daniel Müller-Schott, clarinetist Sharon Kam, and horn player Marie Luise Neunecker.
Mr. Pace enjoys ongoing partnerships with violinists Leonidas Kavakos, Frank Peter
Zimmermann, and Liza Ferschtman. With Mr. Kavakos and cellist Patrick Demenga, he recorded
Mendelssohn's piano trios (Sony Classical). His recording of the complete Beethoven sonatas
for piano and violin with Mr. Kavakos was released by Decca Classics in January 2013 and
was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award. With Mr. Zimmermann, he recorded the Busoni Violin
Sonata No. 2 and Bach's six sonatas for violin and piano, BWV 1014-1019, for Sony
Classical. In 2011, Mr. Pace's solo recording of Liszt's Années de
pèlerinage "Suisse" and "Italie" was released on the Piano Classics label to
Highlights of past and coming seasons include solo engagements with the Netherlands
Philharmonic, Residentie Orchestra, Hungarian National Philharmonic, Gothenburg and London
symphony orchestras, and Rheinische Philharmonie; the Beethoven sonata cycle with Mr.
Kavakos in Athens, Florence, Milan, Amsterdam, Moscow, and Tokyo, and at the Salzburg
Festival, in addition to duo recitals in the US, Germany, and China; Bach sonatas with Mr.
Zimmermann in New York, Amsterdam, Zurich, Frankfurt, Bamberg, and Japan; recitals with
violist Antoine Tamestit in Zurich, Frankfurt, and Cologne; and solo recitals in Amsterdam
Born in Rimini, Italy, Mr. Pace studied piano with Franco Scala at the Rossini
Conservatory in Pesaro and later at the Accademia Pianistica Incontri Col Maestro in Imola.
Jacques De Tiège was another valued mentor.