Bio

She began studying piano at the age of 6 and graduated in classical piano with top marks and honors at the "Vincenzo Bellini" Conservatory of Music in Catania. As a solo pianist, she participated in over thirty national and international music performance competitions, winning first prizes and absolute first prizes in all of them. She furthered her studies with internationally renowned Masters, including Epifanio Comis, Leonid Margarius, Homero Francesch, Valery Piassetski, Calogero Di Liberto, Nunzio Ortolano, Saiko Sasaki, Omar Zoboli, Alexander Mndoyants, Randal Benway, Aquiles Delle Vigne, and Stefano Molardi. In 2013, she was awarded the "Sicilian Woman Award" for artistic merits, particularly for "interpretative elegance and technical preparation." In 2014, she was entrusted with the artistic direction of the III national Music Competition "Salvatore Gioia". She was in the jury of the IX International Piano Competition "Muzio Clementi" in Lugano, the VII International Piano Competition "Robert Schumann" in Lugano, the X-XI International Piano Competition "Ars Dei" in Lugano. In 2015, she earned a Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy from the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, defending a thesis on "Self-regulation in piano practice: Methods and strategies for more effective study." Alongside her concert activity – as a soloist, in chamber ensembles, and with orchestras – she is actively involved in teaching. Since 2014, she regularly gives piano lessons, seminars, and masterclasses in Italy and abroad. In 2015 and 2016, she curated the music section for the Ticino periodical "L’Universo" where she also held the position of editor-in-chief. In 2016, she was awarded the "Credit Suisse Excellence Writing" prize for expressive capabilities, innovation, structure, and content of her articles. She has published several essays and piano methods, research studies on rubato, research studies on performance anxiety, and volumes on music theory for the publishers Edizioni Novecento and GAEditori. In 2017, she obtained a Master of Arts in Research on the Arts from the University of Bern, conducting a research study on rubato in Fryderyk Chopin's Fantasia op. 49. In 2020, with top marks, she earned the  specialization in "Psychological Methodologies for Teaching and Learning Management in the Didactic Artistic-Musical Discipline" at the University of Reggio Calabria, presenting a thesis on "Youth Culture and Classical Music: Perspectives and Clichés." In 2023, she earned the specialization with top marks in "Teaching Methodologies on Disability for Students with Social and Learning Disabilities: Didactic Artistic-Musical Discipline," at the University of Reggio Calabria, presenting a thesis on "Teaching Methodology for the Piano Path of the Dyslexic Student."