One of the most outstanding contemporary music performers. He studied in Milan and Rome. A brilliant pianist who has mastered seven languages, he was discovered by maestro Tulio Serafin, who engaged him in La Scala.
His repertoire is remarkably wide and comprises over 70 operas and oratorios, which gives him absolute freedom in taking artistic decisions. He performs regularly in the most famous opera houses, including venues in Milan (La Scala), Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Madrid, Tokyo, Osaka and Rio de Janeiro.
He is a frequent guest at international festivals, (the Salzburg Festival, the Holland-Festival, the Berliner Festwochen, the Wiener Festwochen, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Sagra Musicale Umbra in Perugia or the Aix-en-Provence Festival).He has worked with the leading conductors of our times: von Karajan, Giulini, Mehta, Bertini, Bernstein, Ahronovitch, Celibidache, Albrecht, Caridis, Ceccato, Muti, Maazel, Sawallisch, Kubelik, Scherchen, Barbirolli, Menuhin, Dorati, Ansernet, Markevitch, Semkow, Richter, Penderecki, Jochum, Skrowaczewski, Rostropovich, Chailly, Dutoit, Maga, Zagrosk, Zinmanm, Macal, Frühbeck de Burgos and Kord.
Recently he played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (under Zubin Mehta) and the Berlin Philharmonic (under Yehudi Menuhin). He appeared in Carnegie Hall (together with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Riccardo Muti) in the performance of Ivan the Terrible and Requiem by Verdi. He has given concerts together with the symphonic orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Pittsburgh. He has also taken part in Samson and Dalila (under Zubin Mehta during the Israel Festival, L’Italiana in Algeri by Rossini, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (under Giulini), The Barber of Seville and Stravinsky’s Rake’s Progress (under Bertini).
Carmeli often appears on Italian television. He also stars in film productions (such as Turandot with Birgit Nilsson in La Scala, La Scala di Seta by Rossini and The Life of Puccini. The artist has taken part in the European premiere of Paradise Lost by Penderecki at la Scala (conducted by the composer) and in the Vatican for the Pope.