NTD International Piano Competition

Nicolas Giacomelli is 2nd Prize winner at the 5th NTD International Piano Competition in New York (USA). More video, photographs and interviews here:

“Audacity and perfect mastery of the form”


“Technique, mastery, expression of the soul”

– The Epoch Times –


Nicolas Giacomelli is a young Italian pianist, born in Bologna in 1998. His playing has been describes as having “everything – technique, mastery, expression of the soul” (Epoch Times, C.Yang) as well as appreciated for “audacity and perfect mastery of the form” (Pianiste, S.Friédérich). 

He graduated in piano at Conservatory G.B.Martini  of Bologna when he was just 16, obtaining maximum grades, laude and special mention. Moreover Nicolas is currently studying composition (IX year) in the same Conservatory. He has been attending the International Academy of Imola “Incontri col Maestro” for more than 10 years as a pupil of Leonid Margarius, main teacher in his musical path.

Nicolas was prizewinner in more than 30 international competitions. Among them, it is worth mentioning the first prize at “Piano Compus” competition in Paris, the second prize at “NTD competition” in New York and at “Premio Venezia”.   In 2016 he was granted by the President of the Deputy Chamber as italian musical excellence.

His activity in the last years includes both concert as a soloist and with orchestra. Nicolas held concerts for important european associations and festivals, among with Associazione Mozart Italia, Amici della Musica di Padova, Operaestate Festival and Festival d’augers-sur-Oise. He played in famous concert halls, such as Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Teatro La Fenice in Venice and Fazioli Concert Hall. Moreover several Nicolas’ performances have been recorded and broadcast by televisions and radio stations (France Musique, Radio 3), and two CDs with his recordings have been published.