Paola De Piante Vicin was born in Padua. She attended the Conservatory of her hometown, receiving her diploma in 1995. She continued her studies with Americo Caramuta, Andrea Lucchesini and Maria Tipo in Fiesole and later in Switzerland in the masterclass of Prof. Adrian Oetiker at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel, where she concluded in 2002 with the soloist diploma. In the following years she received important artistic impulses also from Sergio Perticaroli.
Already at an early age she won prizes in several piano competitions and she was invited to perform in important italian halls like the Teatro Valli in Reggio Emilia, the Palazzo Chigi Saracini in Siena or the Auditorium Pollini in Padua. Meanwhile she was also a guest in the Tonhalle St. Gallen, the Casino Basel, the Salle du Conservatoire de Paris, the Theater in Belgrade, as well as the Ehrbarsaal in Vienna and the Lucerne Festival. Next to her solistic activities Paola De Piante Vicin dedicates herself to chamber music in various constellations, with partners like Wen-Sinn Yang, Troels Svane, Conradin Brotbek, in Piano Trio with Yuki Kasai and David Pia and in Piano Duo with her husband Adrian Oetiker. Since 2004 Paola De Piante Vicin is also a very requested répétiteur; through intensive studying especially of the cello literature she came in close contact to musicians like Thomas Demenga, Ivan Monighetti, David Geringas, Wolfgang Böttcher, Miklós Perényi.
Joaquin Achucarro showed himself "particularly impressed not only with her precise piano playing, but also with her strong personality and imagination". Critics appreciate the „refined artistic flair“ and the „delicate language of sound“ in her playing.
Paola De Piante Vicin cultivates a big passion for literature as well, and in 2020 she concluded her studies with a Master of Arts in Italian Philology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (Germany), writing about italian contemporary author Vitaliano Trevisan.
She is founder and artistic director of the concert series "Klanglichter" in Sissach and since October 2020 member of the cultural council in the Kanton Baselland, Switzerland.