Carlos Acotto

Franco-Argentinian pianist, residing in Paris, Carlos Acotto is formed in Argentina with the followers of the greatest European artists like Walter Gieseking. After studying composition, he continued his studies at the Conservatory of the National University of Rosario where he obtained the diploma of National Superior Music Professor with the congratulations of the jury. The same year, he was appointed professor of the superior piano at the Conservatoire. Between 1980 and 1985, the Brazilian government awarded him two piano scholarships to access the international courses in Brasilia. Between 1975 and 1986, he gave numerous concerts in Latin America in recital and on radio as well as on television, recording for national channels.   Between 1975 and 1988, he won three First National Competition Awards and won the International Competition (Rosario Jockey Club in 1979 and MasterCard Radio Classique in Buenos Aires in 1988, with 800 participants). He received a diploma of honor from the Italian Embassy and the National University of Rosario. Between 1985 and 1988, he works with the concert artist Bruno-Leonardo Gelber. In Paris since 1988, he won a “Five Unanimous Award of Excellence” and is regularly invited as a jury member for national and international competitions (T.I.M., Italy). He frequently performs as a soloist in recitals in Paris: Louvre Oratory, Atrium Magne, Saint-Merri Church, Mairie de Pré-Saint-Gervais, Mairie of the 9th arrondissement, Rossini Room, Radio France International, Sainte-Croix Cathedral Armenians, Hall of Honor of the Argentinian Foundation at the Cité Internationale Universitaire, in Madagascar, (French Cultural Center in Antananarivo and Alliance Française in Antsirabe), in Spain, Theater of the Costa Brava South, in Greece, invited to 10th Rhodes International Piano Forum and Rhodes Art International Music Festival, 2017, takes part in international festivals (Montigny the Bretonneux, Beville the count, La Rochepot), and in the Limousin, in Brittany, in Burgundy, in Picardy, in Argentina, Theaters: El Circulo de Rosario, Independencia of Mendoza, Citybel, University Cultural Space. He records for SOLFA Records the work of S. Fidemraizer. His masterclasses in France, Argentina, Madagascar and Spain carry an enthusiastic audience. He succeeds France Clidat as a professor at the International Summer Academy of La Lozère. His performances as soloist of Mozart concertos, Poulenc, Gershwin, Beethoven, Chopin and Saint-Saëns, with: Sinfonietta of Paris, Ensemble Stringendo, Orchester de Rosario, Symphonique de Montigny, La Concertante, were received with the greatest success. He is distinguished with the highest awards as a pedagogue by the Ministries of Culture and the French Public Service which he receives in 2014 the Medal of Honor.