Dario D’Ignazio has started his piano studies with his mother and has taken his piano degree at Conservatorio “A. Boito” in Parma with Roberto Cappello. Later Alfredo Speranza has cared for his artistic development. Both he and Marcello Abbado defined him one of the best pianists in this century. He has taken a degree in Musical disciplines (Interpretational and compositional branch) and he has also studied conducting with Giovanni Pelliccia.
He has taken part in and has won prizes in various national and international piano competitions; in 2001 he won the International “Allegro Vivo” music festival in Horn (Austria), first Italian after twenty years; on this occasion he also won the prize given by radio and television critics. After some time he has preferred the study of interpretation – a tiring but more satisfying research – to competitions, that brought him to build a strong, dominant and unique musical personality. Thanks to a restless study, he has improved his technique and has been able to realize his own musical idea. Lidia Carbonatto Palomba, Rai journalist in Rai said: “A pianist endowed with a superb technique – had Michelangeli still been alive, he would have been his favourite pupil”.
Fascinating both the audience and the critics with a series of concerts in Romania and in Spain, he played in “Festival Salento Classica” the “Fantasie” for piano, choir and orchestra by L. v. Beethoven conducted by Salvatore Accardo. In spring 2016 he started the “Piano Work Tour”, in which he has played as a piano soloist and with orchestras in Italy, Spain, Austria and Poland. He collaborates with Vatican Radio broadcast and records for Tactus and Da Vinci Classics.