Massimiliano Motterle formed under the guidance of Sergio Marengoni and graduated at Milan Conservatoire “Giuseppe Verdi” summa cum laude and with special mention, then completed his artistic formation with internationally renowned teachers and pianists such as Franco Scala, Lazar Berman, Paul Badura-Skoda e Alexis Weissenberg.
He won 21 National and International Competitions, including the International Competition in Parma where he was also received the Jury’s Special Award for the best performance of the Liszt sonata. He was a finalist in the Valencia Josè Iturbi Competition, won 3rd Prize (no 1st price was awarded) in the prestigious Franz Liszt Competition in Buda-pest and in the International Competition in Cincinnati-Ohio.
In 1994 he debuted at Sala Verdi in Milan performing Rachmaninov’s 3rd Piano Concerto with the Milan RAI Orchestra directed by Daniele Callegari and, in the same prestigious Sala, he was chosen to play the piano belonging to Vladimir Horowitz.
In 2004 he performed Liszt’s 12 Transcendent Studies for the Concert Society, he was also invited to perform both Liszt’s Malediction at the Great Concert Hall in Budapest with the Liszt Chamber Orchestra and Totentanz with the Hungarian Matav Symphony Orchestra in the prestigious Liszt Academy Hall.
He held concerts all over the world: in Austria, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Taiwan, Oman and the United States, performing with prestigious international orchestras such as the Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Hungarian Matav Symphony Orchestra, the Valencia Orchestra, the RAI Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under important conductors such as Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Piercarlo Orizio, Andras Ligeti, Riccardo Frizza, Jonathan Webb and Neil Gittleman.
He actively collaborated with various artists such as Andreas Brantelid, Karin Dornbusch, Elisa Citterio, the Scala String Quartet and, since 2007, he has been collaborating with violinist Fulvio Luciani with whom he recorded for Naxos and performed Beethoven’s piano and violin integral sonatas for the international TV channel Classica HD.
He held various seminars and masterclasses in Italy, in Taiwan and in the U.S.
He currently teaches piano at the Conservatory “G.Donizetti” in Bergamo and is the Artistic Director of GIA, the historical music association of Brescia, and of festivals such as “Onde Musicali” and “Iseo Classica”.