Roberto Prosseda was born in Latina, Italy, in 1975. From 1994-1998 he studied at the Accademia Pianistica in Imola, where his most important teachers were Boris Petrushansky
and Alexander Lonquich
. He had subsequent training at the Cadenabbia, Italy-based International Piano Foundation under Leon Fleisher
, Charles Rosen
, Dmitri Bashkirov, and Karl Ulrich Schnabel.
Prosseda won a string of piano competition prizes, including at the Franz Schubert
Competition in Dortmund and the Salzburg-based W.A. Mozart
Competition. In the early years of the new century, Prosseda began appearing regularly at major concert venues in Europe, Asia, and the Americas and was also active unveiling and championing many previously unknown piano works of Mendelssohn
In the 2007-2008 season Prosseda presented many of these discoveries and rarities on tour in Berlin, Leipzig, Milan, London, Toronto, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), Ravenna Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and other notable venues.
Prosseda launched his acclaimed series of Mendelssohn
piano works for Decca in 2006 with the album Mendelssohn Discoveries, which contained 13 previously unrecorded solo piano pieces. Among his later recordings is the 2009 Decca CD containing the Mendelssohn
E minor Piano Concerto, with conductor Riccardo Chailly