Enrico Dindo was born into a family of musicians. At the age of six he began studying cello and afterwards graduated at the "Giuseppe Verdi" Conservatoire of music in Turin. Later on, he perfected his studies with Egidio Roveda and with Antonio Janigro.
In 1987, at the age of 22, he began performing as principal cellist in the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, for eleven years until 1998.
Enrico Dindo is known around the world as being what Mstislav Rostropovich called ‘a cellist of exceptional qualities… with an extraordinary sound which flows as a splendid Italian voice.’ In particular, the sound he achieves has been described as ‘so light and lyrical that it is difficult to distinguish the dividing line between his pianissimo and silence’ (Leipziger Volkszeitung). Coupled with this sensitivity, Dindo’s passion for the music is revealed by the way he embraces ‘every phrase or jagged run of notes as if it was going to be his last’ (Toronto Star).
Enrico Dindo won First Prize at the Rostropovich Competition in Paris in 1997. Since then he has performed with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de France, Filarmonica della Scala, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Symphony and Chicago Symphony. . In 2013-14 Enrico Dindo’s season highlights include performances with the Leipzig Gewandhaus at the Barbican in London, Paris and Vienna, as well as appearances with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome and at the Lugano Festival.
Enrico Dindo is Professor of Cello at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano. In 2001, he founded the Pavia Cello Academy.
Enrico Dindo plays the Pietro Giacomo Rogeri cello of 1717 (ex-Piatti), with thanks to the Pro Canale Foundation.