Costantino Catena has performed in Europe, Australia, U.S.A., Russia and Japan at the invitation of important musical and cultural associations and institutes as the Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna, the Kennedy Center and Georgetown University of Washington, the Liszt Memorial Museum of Budapest, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the the Kusatsu International Festival among others. After graduating from the “G. Martucci” Salerno State Conservatoire with top marks and cum laude under the guidance of Luigi D’Ascoli, Costantino Catena continued and completed his piano studies with Konstantin Bogino, Bruno Mezzena and Boris Bechterev. Encounters with Aldo Ciccolini, Michele Campanella and Joaquin Achucarro have also been important landmarks in his musical education. Costantino Catena is actively involved in teaching at several Academies and Universities including The Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music (Poznań, Poland), the Tromsø University College (Tromsø, Norway) and teaches regularly in Avellino, where he chairs the piano professorship in the “D. Cimarosa” State Conservatoire. Alongside his performing activities he graduated in Philosophy at the Salerno University and in Psychology at the Naples University, with a particular focus on issues concerning the management of psychological and physiological aspects during musical performance. Costantino Catena is official Yamaha Artist.