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Axel Trolese was born in Genzano in 1997 and started playing at 5 years old. Since then, he has followed the natural path of growth in Italy, graduating from the Monteverdi Conservatory in Cremona with honors and mention with Maurizio Baglini.

 He graduated with honors from the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, with Benedetto Lupo, and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris, with Denis Pascal.

A passionate interpreter of French music, in 2016 she dedicates her first album “The Late Debussy: Etudes & Epigraphes Antiques”, much appreciated in magazines such as Repubblica, Musica, Amadeus, the Giornale della Musica and the Corriere Dello Spettacolo.

Also, thanks to the numerous awards obtained in international competitions, such as the 2nd prize at the Ettore Pozzoli Piano Competition, the 1st prize at the Grand Prix Alain Marinaro, the 2nd prize at the Melini Prize and the “Premio Casella” at the Premio Venezia, his concert activity is growing rapidly.

He has performed in many important concert halls in Europe and the world, including the Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Rome, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Italian Cultural Institutes in Paris and Budapest, the Millennium Concert Hall in Beijing, the American Embassy in Paris, the Abbey of Beaulieu in Hampshire, the Académie de France in Rome, the Quirinale Palace, the Amiata Piano Festival, the Museum of Fine Arts in Rouen, the Roman Philharmonic Academy, the Weimarhalle of Weimar and the Fazioli Concert Hall of Sacile.

Some of his concerts have been broadcast live on Radio3, France Musique, and Venice Classic Radio. As a chamber musician he has collaborated with the Cremona Quartet and the Guadagnini Quartet; he has also played with orchestras such as the Jenaer Philharmoniker and conductors such as Markus L. Frank, Ovidiu Balan, and Jesús Medina. Moreover, from 2019 his artistic activity is supported by the association Musica con le Ali.  

Trolese appeared in an ARTE documentary dedicated to the Italian composer Roffredo Caetani (explaining and playing some of his pieces on the grand piano Bechstein has given to him by Franz Liszt) and in the masterclass-documentary “Dentro la music” with Roberto Prosseda on SkyClassica. He is also the main protagonist and pianist of the short film “Danza Macabra” by the Italian director Antonio Bido, inspired by the famous symphonic poem of Saint-Saëns.

Starting from October 2019, Trolese will continue its training at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, with Louis Lortie, as “Artist in Residence”.