IVANO BATTISTON studied Accordion with Salvatore di Gesualdo, graduating with a first-class honours degree cum laude and honourable mention from the Castelfranco Veneto Conservatoire. In 1978 he was awarded first prize at the XXVIII Trophée Mondial de l’Accordéon and subsequently he achieved a Diploma in Choral Music and Bassoon; he also studied composition with Bruno Coltro.
He has been carrying on a busy concert activity, performing for prestigious music institutions in Italy (Amici della Musica in Florence, Padua and Vicenza, Nuove Sincronie and Serate Musicali in Milan, Nuovi Spazi Musicali in Rome, Società del Quartetto in Vercelli, G.O.G. in Genoa, Unione Musicale in Turin, “Campus Internazionale di Musica” in Latina, Biennale Musica in Venice, Aterforum Festival Ferrara, Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Bologna Festival, etc.) and abroad (France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Croazia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, Finland, Holland, United Kingdom, Malta, U.S.A., Russia, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil).
As an accordion soloist he has performed with leading orchestras in Italy and Europe (Moscow Soloist conducted by Yuri Bashmet, Quad City Symphony Orchestra in U.S., Simfonični orkester RTV Slovenija Ljubljana, RAI Torino, Orchestra d’Archi Italiana, Sinfonica di San Remo, "Milano Classica" and “Pomeriggi Musicali” in Milan and also with the “Arturo Toscanini” Emilia Romagna Symphony Orchestra in the last concert of the “2 Agosto” International Composition Competition’s seventh edition and with the Krasnoyarsk Chamber Orchestra (Russia) at the 2004 / 2005 / 2007 edition of the Siberia - Italia Festival and in 2011.
He has collaborated with the orchestras “Opera de Lyon” and “Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia” in Rome, with the “Orchestra da camera di Padova e del Veneto”, the “Orchestra Giovanile Italiana”, the Ensemble Musica / Realtà in Reggio Emilia and with such musicians as David Bellugi, Mario Brunello, Pamela Hebert, Vinko Globokar, Umberto Clerici, Vittorio Ceccanti, Alexander Lonquich, Daniela De Santis, Liana Maeran, Gabriele Cassone, Ivano Paterno, Luca Provenzani, Gabriele Ragghianti, Faye Nepon, Eugenia Amisano, Avi Avital and Enzo Caroli among others.
He has recorded for Belumat Editrice, Warner Fonit, Sargasso Records, Promo Music, Profil - Hanssler, Velut Luna, Ema Records, Deutsche Grammophon, Raitre, Radiotre, etc.