Pianist and composer, Orazio Sciortino works with important musical institutions in Italy and abroad: La Scala in Milan, MiTo Settembremusica, Orchestra Verdi, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, Bologna Festival, IUC in Rome, Ravello Festival, Orchestra Haydn in Bolzano and Trento, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Accademia Filarmonica in Verona, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, I Pomeriggi Musicali, Associazione Scarlatti in Naples, Amici della musica in Palermo, Sagra Malatestiana in Rimini, Amici della musica in Perugia, Società del Quartetto in Milan, Ankara Festival, Berlin Konzerthaus, Salle Molière in Lyon, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Sala Cecilia Meireles in Rio De Janeiro etc..
Recently, the success of his opera, La Paura, based on a tale by Federico De Roberto, on a libretto by Alberto Mattioli, was commissioned by the Teatro Coccia di Novara, and dedicated to World War I. Commissioned by the Fondazione Spinola Banna per l'arte, he presented, in June 2016, the opera breve MeetHer, on a libretto and subject of his own and among other recent commissions are Sol Invictus, for choir and orchestra, for the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari. He is currently recording for Sony Classical and for Dynamic, Bottega Discantica, Limen. He has worked with editors Mazzotta and Skira on projects based on the relationship between art and music, and in the field of vulgarization, he is often invited to give seminars on the art of listening, as well as conferences and symposiums. Recently, in collaboration with the CERN in Geneva and the Agalma Foundation, he was invited to give a TED Talk on the experience of listening and neuronal activity.
He was nominated Krug Ambassador. The prestigious Champagne firm, for the first time in history, asked a composer to write a piece entirely dedicated to Krug. Thus was born the piano piece “Lives through a glass”, which Orazio Sciortino dedicated to the Krug Grande Cuvée, included in the Self Portrait album soon to be released by Sony Classical. A passionate cook, he lives in Milan.