Born in Naples, Bruno Canino studied piano and composition at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan, where he taught solo piano for 24 years.
He has performed both as a soloist and a chamber musician in all the great concert venues of Europe, US, Australia, Japan and China. For over forty years he has been regularly performing with Antonio Ballista, his piano Duo partner, and since thirty he is a member of the Trio of Milan.
Bruno Canino regularly performs with such eminent musicians as Salvatore Accardo, Lynn Harrell, Viktoria Mullova, Itzhak Perlman, and Uto Ughi, among others. For many years he has been Artistic Adviser of the Giovine Orchestra Genovese and, later, of the International Music Campus in Latina for the autumn season. At the moment Bruno Canino is the Director of the Venice Biennale Music Department.
Bruno Canino is deeply interested in contemporary music and has collaborated with such distinguished composers as Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio, Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Georg Ligeti, Bruno Maderna, Luigi Nono, Sylvano Bussotti and others, the works of whom he has often premiered.
Bruno Canino''s recent recordings include the Goldberg Variations, the complete piano works by Casella, and lately it has been released the first CD of the complete Debussy piano works.
He holds a master-class of piano and chamber music of the XX century at the Bern Conservatory. In 1997 Passigli Editions published his book "Vademecum for a chamber pianist".