Since 1952, the year when, at a very early age, Sergio Perticaroli won the “Premio Busoni” competition, he has had a brilliant career as a concert pianist. He has played all over the world for some of the most important musical institutions, performing in many prestigious concert halls (from the Scala in Milan to the Carnegie Hall in New York, from the Glinka Hall in Leningrad to the Melbourne Symphony Hall, from the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires to the Symphony Hall in Kyoto), with some of the most famous orchestras (Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Moscow Radio Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia) and under some of the most celebrated conductors (Maazel, Celibidache, Giulini, Abbado, Barbirolli, Kha aturjan, Sawallisch, Kondrashin, etc.). He is a successful international musician, well known both in Italy and abroad; his concert tours have taken him throughout Europe, the USSR, the USA, Australia and Japan. He also teaches widely, not only in Italy where, amongst other engagements, he has taught since 1990 the piano specialization course at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, but also abroad, holding master classes in Saltzburg, Cleveland, Paris and Japan. “Emeritus Professor” and Accademico Effettivo of Santa Cecilia, he often participates in juries at both national and international piano competitions.