I was born in Mantova, a historical city well-known for its outstanding beauty and as the birthplace of the poet Virgilio. For me, however, it will always be the small garden of daisies near Palazzo Te: the clearest memory I have.
My father was a manager so we traveled around Italy. I spent my childhood moving from one town to another, living in huge and stately flats: great! But I missed something, despite not knowing what it was.
When I was about nine years old we settled in Trieste, an eclectic city squeezed between the sea and the rude landscape of the Carso. I immediately enjoyed the feeling of freedom that those surroundings gave me and I discovered the pleasure of living close to nature.
In Trieste, I began playing the piano. Music had always been part of our family life and after touching the keys I realized I could never stop. I had finally found what I was missing: music and nature.
I started studying in the Conservatory and followed a traditional academic course. A few years later, due to an accident, I had to stop all my usual activities. That experience made me stronger and when it was over I changed my priorities: I needed to find a real mentor for my life and music studies. I took lessons with wonderful musicians and teachers but I found what I was looking for in a young pianist who lived on a hill in Central Italy. I found even more than expected: after a few years he became my husband and now we share an enthusiastic life together.
Enrico and I have a real passion for contemporary music and all kinds of relationship between different arts. We founded a Festival where we could enjoy many projects: we recorded all the four "Makrokosmos" by Crumb together with famous masterpieces; we collaborated and invented shows with dancers, actors, photographers, video makers, painters… shows where the piano had the main role. It was our piano-theatre.
Then, after a period working in a powerful music management agency in the too-hectic London, we turned our life around completely: we bought a derelict house in the open countryside of the Marche, a region no less beautiful but less famous than the nearby Tuscany. We restored it, during which time our children, Elena and Alessandro, were born and we have lived there since 2012. Finally, I found the right atmosphere to focus on my creativity, following the natural rhythm of nature that’s a strong inspiration for me.
We spend our time taking care of our land, orchard, olive and vegetable garden; cultivating our passions and hobbies; reading the writings of Rudolf Steiner who inspires the way we educate our homeschool kids.
Among our hobbies, we love watching movies: both classic and modern, independent or great productions. We have a video-library with several thousand of selected titles.
I enjoyed playing the most famous soundtracks for my kids, for our family pleasure and fun; I was conquered by those pieces, so I decided to collect them in an album: the music of my private “dolce vita” (My piano dolce vita - December 2016, first solo album).
Since then I have been releasing constantly as an independent: at first, I focus on my performer role-playing the composers that most inspire me and pursuing on my covers a new approach and then with my original songs.
Among the musicians I love most, I may mention Bach, Chopin, Satie from the past and Philip Glass, Max Richter, Ludovico Einaudi from the present but I can’t forget the great inspiration I receive from painters like Franco Sarnari, Piero Guccione, Alberto Burri or poems by Leopardi, Montale, Blake, and Keats.
In March 2018 I released my first EP “Other Lines” with four original piano songs as a tribute for Piano Day 2018.
Since then I never stop writing: I love writing music, mainly on the piano, to share inspiring stories that moved and deeply involved me with the hope that they resonate with you too.
My debut album Where Night Never Comes was published in October 2018 and it is all about the small and big things of a perfect day I wish would never finish. It was supported by a successfully Kickstarter campaign, chosen by Kickstarter as “Project We Love”, winner of the “Best Modern Classical Album 2018” by SoloPiano.com (USA).Where Night Never Comes REMIXES an EP in which I manage, with intensive use of electronics, to make more vivid the story behind each song. My main goal was to be a musical storyteller: to make the movie scene enter in the music and not the music becomes a soundtrack.
Daguerréotypes brought me in the past: antiques always have a story to tell, a memory to hand down; and moreover, they radiate a special vibration, a human vibration that is hard to find in the new objects of our digital age. The three songs of the EP tell in music about the story of three little women seen on an ancient photo - a daguerreotype - that has strongly inspired me. I have called them Gabrielle, Juliette, and Blanchette.
On July 1969, the world experienced one of the most important events in human history: the Moon Landing. Four Moons is a tribute to the 50° Moon Landing Anniversary and also the right occasion to celebrate the Moon, this appealing “Lady” that keeps watching on us every night and I never miss to take a look.
From January 2020, I released River Path for 1631 Recordings label with Decca Distribution: 12 original piano songs created, composed and performed on a riverside in a warm Italian day. All inspired by the endless and changing force of the river.
In the same year, , amid the COVID lockdown, I and my husband recorded and released the environmentally inspired ensemble album Mater. The project was conceived as a tribute to the 50° Anniversary of Earth Day, and profits on the project being donated to the Global Wildfire Conservation charity.
In April 2021 I announced my exclusive signing with Sony Music new label, the XXIM Records. The announcement came with the release of a new piano piece, Visions to Come from my debut album with them "Sol Novo". "Sol Novo" means new day, new sun and it is a tribute to my favorite time of the day, dawn: I like to watch the change from night to day, the moment when all comes to life anew. This natural light without human intrusion shows us the future.
Many other projects were released via XXIM Records in 2021/2022: Winter Variations, Somnio Novo (featuring collaboration with Hugar, Ed Carlsen, Slow Meadow), Sonus Noctis (a tribute to Chopin), Of Time - Bach Variations. Works in which I continued to explore the beauty of my surroundings or in which I continue studying the great Maestros of the past who are always source of deep inspiration and show me the path.
June 2023 sees the release of the first single from my new full album Intermundia: a journey of transformation towards the essential through 8 spiritual places.
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