Enrico Elisi was born and raised in Italy, where he performed in historical settings (La Fenice Theatre, Venice; Palazzo Vecchio, Florence; Bibiena Theatre, Mantua; and Pavarotti Opera House, Modena). A laureate of the Oporto International Competition and the Venice Competition, he also garnered many first prizes and successes in Italian competitions. Elisi gave recitals internationally, in Europe, the Americas, South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Singapore, with recent engagements at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the New York Public Library, New York's Morgan Library, Washington's National Gallery of Art and the Italian Embassy, and the Centro Cultural de España in Lima, Peru. Several orchestras in the US and Europe featured him as a soloist, and as an avid chamber musician, he performed at the Taos and Ravinia Festivals. A champion of new music, Elisi commissioned works from composers of many nationalities, premiered Paul Chihara's Two Images at Weill Hall (available on Albany Records) and performed for Sciarrino's residence at the University of Toronto, New Music Festival. Elisi frequently serves on the jury of several competitions and is a frequent guest at festivals in the USA, China, Spain, Switzerland, and Italy, as well as major universities worldwide, where he presented myriad masterclasses in conjunction with his performing and workshop engagements. A recipient of the distinguished Faculty of Music Teaching Award at the University of Toronto, where he teaches, Elisi is a Steinway Artist and became a citizen of the United States of America in 2012.