established herself as a great pianist on her contemporary scene when she was very young, as she achieved first prizes and scholarships in several national piano contests in Genoa, Savona, Pompeii, Pisa, Livorno, Rimini, Brindisi, Ravenna.
She was then awarded the absolute first prize in the International Stresa Competition and in the International Taranto Competition, the absolute second prize in the International Chieti Competition and the absolute third prize in the F. Liszt Piano Competition in Lucca and at the F. Chopin International Competition in Rome.
Her artistic career
gave her the opportunity to be an important performer like soloist in the most prestigious halls and festivals in Europe, and United States, at Gasteig in Munich in Bavaria, the Grieg Festival in Bergen (Norway), the Fondation Pierre Gianadda in Martigny (Switzerland), in the Theatre des Varietes in Monte Carlo, at the Hugh Hodgson University of Georgia (USA), at Musik Theater and Vienna University, at the Havellandische Musikfestspiele in Brandenburg, at the Fondazione N. Piccinni in Bari, at San Giorgio’s Cathedral in Rome, Festival Melusine (France), at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, at the National Academy in Lovran (Croatia), Cultuurcentrum Beringen (Belgium) at Festival Pau Casals (Spain), at Festival “Città di Castello” in Perugia, Asolo Musica, and also in Turin, Genoa, Milan, Stresa, Lugano, London, Nuremberg, Dublin…
She performed F. Chopin’s Concerto n.1 with J. Dumitrescu’s National Philarmonic Orchestra and J.S. Bach’s Concerto for three pianos and Orchestra at Teatro Comunale in Alessandria.
She recordet a russian (Rachmaninov, Balakirev, Glinka) and Chopin pieces CD for the Phoenix Classics.
She followed in her mother’s footsteps
and she graduated summa cum laude in piano performance under her mother Vilma Sepe’s guidance at the “L. Cherubini” Music Conservatory in Florence. Then, she completed a two-year specialisation for concertist majors at the “F. Morlacchi” Music Conservatory in Perugia.
She attended Highly-Specialising courses in Florence with Orazio Frugoni and in Brescia at the Romanini Academy with Maria Golia. Boris Petrushansky and Muriel Chemin contributed to her professional growth.
She is intensely committed in the educational and pedagogic field as well, and she has published piano methods and collections of studies for piano for E.T.S. Publishings and for the Stravinsky Association Publishings.
She has taught piano principal at the Conservatories in Catania, Fermo, Trapani and Pesaro, and she is currently a teacher at “A. Buzzolla” Conservatory” in Adria.
She is often invited as a jury member in national and international piano contests and some of her students have received awards in piano contests.