Born in 1955 in Paris, into a family from the Dauphiné region, Michel Dalberto studied at the Conservatoire de Paris under Vlado Perlemuter, a pupil of Alfred Cortot.
After winning two of the most prestigious international competitions, the Clara Haskil in 1975 and the Leeds in 1978, his place on the international stage was established.
Dalberto is particularly admired for his performances of Schubert (he is the only living pianist to have recorded the composer’s entire works for piano) and of Mozart, having played all his concertos. His repertoire also includes many pieces by Liszt, Schumann, Brahms, Beethoven, Scriabin, the Second Viennese School and more.
Dalberto has worked with leading conductors such as Erich Leinsdorf, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Colin Davis, Yuri Temirkanov, Daniele Gatti and Charles Dutoit. He has collaborated with artists such as Henryk Szeryng and Nikita Magaloff, and has also worked with Emanuel Ax, Yuri Bashmet, Boris Belkin, Renaud Capuçon, Lynn Harrell, Truls Mork, Emmanuel Pahud and Michel Portal.