Enrico Pace was born in Rimini, Italy. He studied piano with Franco Scala at the Rossini Conservatory, Pesaro, where he graduated in Conducting and Composition too, and later at the Accademia Pianistica “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, with Lazar Berman and Boris Petrushansky. Jacques De Tiège was a valued mentor. Winning the Utrecht International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in 1989 marked the beginning of his international career.
Since then Enrico Pace has toured extensively, performing in cities such as Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Milan (Sala Verdi and Teatro alla Scala), Rome, Berlin, London (Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre),Paris, Madrid, Munich, Salzburg, Prague, Korea, Japan and various cities in US and South America.
Enrico Pace greatly enjoys chamber music and has played with violinists Liza Ferschtman, Akiko Suwanai, Kristóf Barati, Mihaela Martin, Ragnhild Hemsing and A. Conunova; cellists Frans Helmerson, Sung-Won Yang, Daniel Müller-Schott, Julian Steckel and clarinetist Sharon Kam.
He participates regularly in chamber music festivals and has visited Delft, Moritzburg, Risør, Kuhmo, Stresa, Verbier, Lucerne, Rheingau, Schleswig-Holstein among others.
Enrico Pace enjoys a long term partnership with violinist Leonidas Kavakos: with him he recorded the complete Beethoven Sonatas for piano and violin. With violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann he recorded the complete Sonatas for violin and piano by J.S. Bach for Sony Classical.
In 2011 the label Piano Classics released his solo recording of Franz Liszt’s Annéees de pèlerinage “Suisse” and “Italie”.
With cellist Sun-Won Yang he has recorded works by Schumann, Brahms, Chopin and Liszt.
Recently their complete Beethoven Cello and piano music has been released by Decca.
He’s teaching regularly at the Imola and Pinerolo Music Academies.