«[…] For do but note a wild and wanton herd
or race of youthful and unhandled colts
fetching mad bounds, bellowing and neighing loud,
whic is the hot condition of their blood,
if they but hear perchance a trumpet sound,
or any air of music touch their ears,
you shall perceive them make a mutual stand,
their savage eyes turned to a modest gaze
by the sweet power of music. Therefore the poet
did feign that Orpheus drew tree, stones, and floods,
since naught so stockish, hard, and full of rage
but music for the time doth change his nature».
W. Sheakspeare, The Merchant of Venice
IT START WITH -
An endless passion for music, for voices,
for discovery, for people, for life.
Paolo Rinaldi is an award winning Steinway Artist and Fellow of Trinity College London. He was born in Italy to accomplished musicians and pedagogues. After completing his Bachelor in Music in Mantova (Italy) with honours, he moved to London where he completed his Masters in Music and Post Masters Studies with Distinction at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music.
Paolo has won numerous competitions including the John Longmire Piano Competition, the Elizabeth Schumann Lieder Duo Competition and the Alfred Kitchin Piano Competition, all in London. In 2019, he was a winner of the Elite Piano Competition of North London International Music Festival and was awarded the David Gosling Prize given to an “Outstanding Pianist” by Trinity Laban.
Paolo has given over 100 recitals in Europe and Worldwide. Venues in London include the Steinway Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Conway Hall, Athenaeum Club, Regent Hall, St. James’s Piccadilly, Southwark Cathedral, St Giles’ Cathedral and the Great Blackheath Halls. He also performed for important associations including the Beethoven Society of Europe and recently at the Wiener Saal in Salzburg, Austria and went on tour in India performing in prestigious venues including the National Centre of the Performing Arts. He is great demand in Italy and the U.K. as concert soloist.
Paolo is also passionate about passing on the right musical knowledge to the next generation and apart from his private teaching practice is also invited across Europe to music festivals as an adjudicator and to hold masterclasses.