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Tuesday 16 April 2.00 pm 

Giulia Contaldo (piano)

Respighi : Notturno (5')

Debussy : Image Book I (15')
Reflets dans l'eau
Hommage à Rameau

Schubert : Sonata in A D959 (40')
Allegro / Andantino / Scherzo / Rondo

Italian and American pianist Giulia Contaldo came to international attention when she stepped in for Eliso Virsaladze to play Schumann's Piano Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Omer Meir Wellbar at the Bridgewater Hall (Manchester) live broadcasted by BBC Radio 3.

Ms. Contaldo has won prizes at several major international competitions, including the James Mottram International Competition, Verona International Competition, Massarosa International Competition. She has also won the Piano Duo Prize, Gold Medal and Concerto Competition of the RNCM.

Concerto engagements have included solo performances with the BBC Phillharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockport Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell'Arena di Verona, RNCM Symphony Orchestra, Young Musicians European Orchestra, Giovane Orchestra di Abruzzo, Orchestra del Carmine di Firenze.

Giulia completed her Bachelor's and Master's degrees with highest honors and special mention in piano under G. Prestia at Florence' s “Luigi Cherubini” Conservatory. whilst also studying at Imola International Piano Academy with Jin Ju where she completed her final Artist Diploma. She also studied on a full scholarship on the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music with G. Scott and D. Parakhina, graduating with distinction; she later studied on the highly selective International Artist Diploma Course of the RNCM. She is currently continuing her studies with Ricardo Castro at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve.A dedicated teacher, Giulia teaches at the State Conservatory of Trapani, Sicily.

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