Axel Trolese was born in 1997 near Rome and started to play the piano at the age of  five. At the age of 17 he graduated from the Italian Conservatory studying with Maurizio Baglini, obtaining the highest grades and an Honorable Mention from the Monteverdi Institute of Cremona. He followed at the same time annual master classes with Roberto Prosseda. He now lives in Paris, where he is currently attending the National Superior Conservatory (CNSMDP) with Denis Pascal whilst also studying with Benedetto Lupo at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome.

During his formation he has also benefited from numerous Masterclasses with internationally acclaimed pianists like Arie Vardi, Aldo Ciccolini, Michel Béroff, Philippe Entremont and Joaquín Achúcarro.

He has just been awarded the 2nd Prize for the Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition in Milan and made it to the semi-final of the Suzhou International Piano Competition of Shanghai last November. He was chosen amongst the 10 best Italian talents of the year to receive the Young Italy Award 2017. In June 2017, he won the 1st Prize and the Public Award at the Grand Prix Alain Marinaro. In 2015, he won the Casella Prize during the Venezia Prize 2015 Competition, which was held in the historic La Fenice Theatre of Venice. In 2018 he was a finalist in the "In Musica" Rome International Piano Competition and won the special prize for the best interpretation of Alexey Shor's compositions.

Being a fine interpreter of French music, in 2016 he recorded his first album The Late Debussy: 12 Etudes and 6 Epigraphes Antiques for Movimento Classical, which was praised by some of the most important reviewers.

He has performed in many important European concert halls as a soloist, with orchestra and as a chamber musician, including the La Fenice Theatre in Venice, the Italian Cultural Institute of Paris, the Millennium Concert Hall in Beijing, the Académie de France in Rome, the Museum of Fine Arts of Rouen, the Weimarhalle in Weimar, the Philharmonic Academy in Rome, the Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile and many many others. He recently held a recital at the Cappella Paolina of the Palazzo del Quirinale, in Rome live on Rai Radio 3, receiving unanimous praise.

His activity as a musician has always been a multifaceted interest in research and cultural analysis with a fine cognitive spirit.

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Axel Trolese ha collaborato col regista Antonio Bido nelle riprese del videoclip noir sulla “Danse Macabre” di Liszt/Saint-Saëns, registrando il brano e recitando anche come attore.