He started playing piano at the age of 7 and gave his first solo recitals at the age of 11. He got his Diploma in 2010 with Fabrizio Lanzoni at the Conservatory of Ferrara, where he also got his Master degrees in both piano and chamber music. He further studied attending to the masterclasses of internationally renowned pianists, such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Andrej Gavrilov, Sir Andras Schiff, Boris Petrushansky, Pasquale Iannone, Benedetto Lupo, Ilana Vered, Gabor Takacs, Ferenc Rados.
He also studied with Mauro Minguzzi and Konstantin Bogino, and lately he got his Master degrees in Piano Performance and Specialized Piano Performance-Soloist with high distinction in Musik Akademie Basel, studying with Filippo Gamba and Anton Kernjak.
Awarded with the special prize Donato De Rosa for the best performance of a Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven at the Antonio Casagrande International Piano Competition, he was finalist at Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition, at XXVIII Premio Venezia, at “Alfredo Speranza” International Piano Competition and at the Concours International du Piano Antoine de Saint- Exupery. He won third prize at Euregio Piano Award International Competition, third prize at Orbetello Piano Competition, second prize at Massarosa Piano Competition, first prize at XXVIII Concorso Internazionale “Città di Albenga”.
He played both as soloist and in chamber music groups in prestigious venues in Italy, Europe, USA and Asia, including New York, Hong Kong, Switzerland (LAC Lugano, Basel Musical Theatre). In September 2020 he played the entire cycle of Beethoven cello Sonatas in Basel with his brother Giacomo Cardelli. In June 2019 he gave his debut in Basel Musical Theatre playing the Brahms second piano concerto with the Sinfonieorchester Basel, conducted by Joseph Bastian. He played also with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra Soloists, Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza (conducted by Alexander Lonquich), the “Solisti di Perugia” chamber orchestra, the “Città di Ferrara” Orchestra and the symphonic orchestra of Chioggia Music Festival. He also has an intense activity as teacher and piano accompanist in Switzerland.