Sebastian di Bin was born in Udine (Italy) on 23/10/1981. He began studying piano at 7 years. In 2002 he graduated with highest marks at “Conservatory G. Rossini” in Pesaro (Italy). In 1993 he won the entrance competition at International Imola's Academy (Italy) of piano “Incontri col Maestro”, where he was trained by Maestri Franco Scala and Piero Rattalino. He also studied experimental composition with Maestro Di Bari. In year 2007 he gained the International Academy Diploma of High Perfectionism and in the following year the post-Diploma. Afterwards he studied composition with the compositor Remo Vinciguerra and wrote a book made of 15 of his own compositions. He is currently finishing his piano studies at the International Academy “Beniamino Gigli” in Recanati
(Italy) with Maestro Gianluca Luisi and Maestro Lorenzo Di Bella. He has participated in master classes given by these maestri: L.Berman, M. Berhoff. L. Howard, A. Lonquich, L. Margarius. A. Kravcenko, Lucchesini, J. Soriano and V. Balzani, l. Morales.
At 11 years he made his debut with the Slovenicum orchestra of Lubjana in a concert held in ”Sala del Parlamento” of Udine's Castle.
He was nominated as Ambassador of UNICEF for artistic merit in 1991. He represented Italy together with Luciano Pavarotti at UNICEF Gala World in Amsterdam (Holland).
Sebastian won several prizes during national and international competitions:
In 1990 the International Mozart Competition in Bologna; 1993 International Prize “Enfant prodige tribute to Ciaikovskij” in Rome; and special Prizes: In (1996) International Competition “Marizza” in Trieste (Italy) and International Competition “Pecar” in Gorizia (Italy).
In 2003 he was a finalist in the International Competition Rachmaninov of Morcone (Italy) and in the same year he won the XX edition of the prestigious “PREMIO VENEZIA” reserved to best graduates in Italian conservatories. He performed in the reborn Theatre “LA FENICE” in Venice in one of seven inaugural concerts.
He received the Medal of the President of the Italian Republic and the Silver Plaque of the Senate.
Sebastian was invited to pursue an advanced specialist course given by Maestro Andreji Jasinski at Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg (Austria). In May 2010 he was between the 5 finalists at the International Piano Competition in Fano-Padova (Italy) and in June of 2010 among 38 selected from 250 pianists from all over the world he participated at the International Piano Competition Gina Bachauer 2010 at Salt Lake City in U.S.A.
In September 2010 he received a Special Prize for the best performance of a Liszt's work at 26th International Piano Competition Valsesia Musica of Varallo (Italy). On 7 December 2010 he won the third Prize at the International Piano Competition Campillos of Malaga (Spain) and on 12 December 2010 the Absolute First Prize and a Special Prize “Lazar Berman” for the best performance of the study of a Russian composer at the Piano Competition San Giovanni Teatino-Chieti (Italy).
In March 2011 he won the second Prize at the International “Neue Sterne” Wernigerode (Germany). In September 2011 he won the second Prize (the first prize was not assigned) at the Concorso Internazionale Pianistico Valsesia 2011. He won the First Prize at the Piano Competition “Nuova Coppa Pianisti” 2011 of Osimo-Ancona (Italy). In November 2011 Sebastian won the special Prize for the best Spanish work interpretation at the 25th International Piano Competition of Ferrol (Spain).
In February 2012 he won the fourth Prize at the 12th UNISA International Piano Competition, in South Africa.
He played in Duo with Maestro violinist Luigi Alberto Bianchi and he participated in recitals as soloist in important music festivals.
Salzburg Festival 2004 and 2008; Pianist Festival “Giovani interpreti e grandi maestri” in Verdi Theatre in Trieste (Italy) with the participation of the brilliant Russian pianist Dmitri Bashkirov, at the Piano Festival International “Mario Ghislandi” of Crema (Italy); he participated in the “Marathon of Chopin” held in Milano (Italy) and organized by maestro Abbado and at the Concert for the Catholic Press of Italy and the Vatican in Rome, always receiving great praise from the public and the press.
He has performed as soloist:
With the AFOS orchestra of the Fondazione Toscanini directed by Julian Kovatchev; with the orchestra Cantiere musicale of Udine directed by Paolo Paroni; with the orchestra of the Virtuosi of Aquileia, directed by Maestro Alfredo Barchi; with the orchestra “Camerata Gigli” of Recanati directed by Maestro Lorenzo Di Bella; with the orchestra Philharmonische Chamber Orchestra under the baton of maestro Christian Fitzner; with the Romanian Philharmonic Orchestra M. Jora Bacau, headed by Emin Guven Yaslicam and with the Johannesburg Philarmonic Orchestra, headed by Meastro Tamas Vasary.
In 2004 he has recorded a CD sponsored by the Friends of La Fenice in Venice and the