Born in Naples in 1969, Roberto Cominati won the Alfredo Casella competition in Naples in 1991 and the First Prize at the International Competition Ferruccio Busoni in Bolzano in 1993; this last award launched his career and gained him the favour of both critics and major Italian concert promoters alike. In 1999, he was awarded the Jacques Stehman Prize by the audience of RTBF and TV5 France at the Brussels Reine Elisabeth Competition.
Since then, Roberto Cominati has been invited to perform at the most prestigious venues and festivals including the Salzburger Festspiele, festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Festival di Brescia e Bergamo, Settimane Musicali di Stresa, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Lingotto in Turin, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Gasteig in Munich, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Staatsoper in Hamburg, Staatsoper in Dresden, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Teatro Municipal in Saõ Paulo, Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Concert Hall, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels.
He has appeared with leading European orchestras as well as in Japan and Australia, under the baton of important conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Andrey Boreyko, Leon Fleisher, Daniel Harding, Eliahu Inbal, Yuri Ahronovitch, Michael Pletnev, David Robertson and Aleksandr Lazarev.
In January of 2015, he gave his debut in the Concertgebouw series “Master Pianists”.