Edoardo Brotto began studying piano at the age of nine and was admitted to the Conservatory B. Maderna in Cesena in 2001 where he studied for eight years with M°Victoria Pontecorboli. In 2009 he moved to Vicenza in order to attend Engeneering studies at University of Padua and to complete his Diploma at Conservatory A.Pedrollo in Vicenza where he graduated with honors under the guide of M° Federica Righini in 2012. He moved to Brussels where he studied with M°Aleksandar Madzar at the Koninklijk Conservatorium and in 2015 he Master graduated with the highest honors in Piano. He continued to study with M° Madzar attending a post master program reserved for the best students at the Koninklijk Conservatorium. Edoardo won several prizes in national and international piano competition such as: second prize in “Città di Cesenatico” piano competition in 2005, first prize in “Città Piove di Sacco” competition in 2010, third prize in the selections among the best students of Conservatory in Vicenza both in 2010 and 2011, second prize in “Giulio Rospigliosi” international piano competition in 2012 and 2014, third prize in “A. Salieri” international piano competition in 2012, awared as the best student (first prize) of the Conservatory of Vicenza in 2012. He attended various masterclasses and lessons with Andrea Lucchesini, Stefano Bollani, Filippo Gamba, Aleksandar Madzar, Leslie Howard, Riccardo Zadra, Boyan Vodenitcharov, Rolf Plagge, Claudius Tanski and Jan Wijn. He has recently been invited by the Liszt Society to the masterclasses holded by Leslie Howard and to the International Festival Schiermonnikoog.
Edoardo has a peculiar talent for classical improvisation, developed as soon as he started playing piano. His improvisations in Chopin's style and Rachmaninov's style are very appreciated in the web and recently he has been discovered and published threetimes by Classic FM. Thanks to the combination of his arts he has been invited to hold a photo exhibition and play his improvisations in Luxembourg at the Kinneksbond.
Edoardo gave concerts and recitals in Cesena at “Sala Concerti Luigi Dallapiccola”, in Vicenza at “Sala Concerti del Conservatorio” and at “Palazzo Leoni Montanari”, in Bassano at “Palazzo Roberti”, in Belluno at “Ex Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Battuti”, in the city hall of Roana, in Bruxelles at “Kleine Zavel Concert Hall”, at the “Royal Concert Hall” with the Rachmaninov’s Third Concerto Op.30, at the “Schouwburg De Lawei” in Drachten, at the “Singelkerk” in Amsterdam and in Leeuwarden at the "Doppsgezinde Kerk". Edoardo plays often in duo with the cellist Wytske Holtrop with whom has also been interviewed by Omrop Fryslân radio/tv in August 2016. Edoardo is also a nature photographer, specialized in landscapes and nightscapes. He was a pioneer in night photography being one of the first photographers to succesfully shoot the "arched Milky Way" using his own particular panoramic technique. He has been published on "The Daily Telegraph", Fotografia Reflex, Meridiani Montagne, Asferico, National Geographic, he collaborated with the British company Bracroft Media which allowed him worldwide publications of his night-portfolio stories and he has been published on the book "Dolomiti Photo - The great photographers of the Dolomites". A complete interview is online on RewindMagazine. He has been finalist at the prestigious Sony World Photography Award in 2011 with the his famous "The Crown of the Dolomites", which was also the most popular image in 1x.com for over three years. Together with his Dreamerlandscape's former colleagues, he exposed his portfolios in several photo exhibitions.