Winner of seven first prizes and two second prizes (first prize was not given) in piano playing and with chamber music competitions, both national and international (“Camillo Milano” - Savona, “Sergio Lorenzi” - Trieste, Albenga, Stresa, Caltanissetta, etc.) was appreciated by critics; of him we read: "[...] dynamic refinement and nice touch [...] sound rich in nuances [...] brilliant and refined chisel of playful vivacity and cantabile elegance".
He brilliantly finished his studies in piano at the "Jacopo Tomadini" Conservatory in Udine under the guidance of Maria Felicita Russo-Perez, he graduated with full votes in Percussion Instruments with Aldo Buonomo and Antique Instruments with Pietro Verardo at the "Benedetto Marcello" Conservatory in Venice.

Then he studied with Nino Gardi and he specialized, during the summer courses at Zumaia in Spain, with Norberto Cappelli and Hector Moreno. He played as a soloist and in chamber ensemble for important associations throughout Italy and abroad ("Fenice Theater" - Venice, "Chiabrera Theater" - Savona, "Salle des Fetes de la Marie" - Paris, " Sale Apollinee”- Venice, etc.). He took part in various radio and TV programmes (RAI 3, Radio 1, Radio 3), playing for record labels such as Edipan and Bebung records.

He played as a soloist at the absolute première of the opera “Prometeo” by Luigi Nono with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under the direction of Claudio Abbado.

With the "Contempo Ensemble", a chamber group specialized in contemporary music, he participated in the most important international festivals ("Musica del Nostro Tempo" - Milan, "La Biennale di Venezia", ​​"Rotte Mediterranee" - Algiers, "XIII Festival Forie Saint Germain "- Paris, etc.).

He is a member of the “Piano Twelve”, a group of twelve Friulian pianists, with whom he has performed in prestigious theaters including the Strehler in Milan, the Duse in Bologna, the Verdi in Gorizia, the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano.


He has recently dedicated himself to composition and piano reworking, among which must be remembered the project dedicated to the music of Genesis, a famous British group, for which he was invited to important concert halls, obtaining unanimous acclaims from the public and critics.

He’s a teacher at the “Jacopo Tomadini” Conservatory in Udine.


… Brilliant virtuosity alternated with moments of heartfelt intensity … deep stylistic precision … very warm applause …
(Voce Isontina - E.Lipizer)

… wonderful interpretation of Mozart, stylistically precise and performed with brilliant technique ...

(Primorski Dnevnik - L.Q.)

… the impact with the instrument was of immediate happiness and praise … technically incisive and imaginative in the conduction of stylistically different pages … the resulting interlacement of voices shows an excellent capability and is worthy of praise … a varied, pleasant, enjoyable concert professionally sustained with brightness and vivacity …
(Il Piccolo - S. Cimarrosti)

… a very intelligent and sensitive insight of the musical texts …
(Messaggero Veneto - G.S.)

… he leafed through the pages of Fauré with fine souplesse…

(Il Piccolo - G.Gori)

… the excellent pianist Paolo Chiarandini … who played with refined dynamics and wonderful touch …
(Messaggero Veneto - R. della Torre)

… graceful and singable smoothness
(Il Gazzettino - M.Messinis)

… he characterised his performance for a sound rich with nuances, capable of increasingly warm and brilliant tones …
(Messaggero Veneto - R. della Torre)

… brilliant and refined chisel of playful vivacity and singable elegance … singing and delicate touch …
(Corriere - Cristina Fedrigo)

… first-rate preparation and excellent musicality …
(Messaggero Veneto - R. della Torre)

... a real talent both in technique and adhesive emotion, spectators are made to note both the big harmonious brush-strokes and the minute details of colour and phrasing, the incisiveness of the themes and the variety of the secondary courses which portray a music whose tinged lyrical tension has been rendered by the pianist with clearness and passion. There was thunderous applause …
(Il Gazzettino - Luigi Pellizzoni)