Alessandra Tiraterra, pianist

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Alessandra Tiraterra has drawn the attention of the musical world when she started concertizing at the age of forteen. She has performed hundreds of recitals in Europe and the U.S.

She was born and raised in Rome, Italy, where she started studying the piano at the age of six. She graduated with a degree in piano performance from the “A. Casella” Conservatory of Music, L’Aquila, Italy, and in Execution Pianistique from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris “A. Cortot”, France. She received the Italian terminal degree in piano performance from the Accademia Angelica Costantiniana Advanced School of Music, Rome, Italy, in June 2006, under the supervision of Italian pianist Marcella Crudeli. In August 2004, she moved to the U.S., where she worked as a teaching assistant in the piano department at the Georgia State University (GSU) School of Music for two years. She received a master’s degree in piano performance from the GSU in May 2006 under the supervision of Dr. Geoffrey Haydon, Keyboard Studies Coordinator. She has pursued doctoral studies in the Music Department of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, under the artistic supervision of American pianist and conductor Paul Hoffmann. She attended a post-graduate program in piano performance at the Accademia Angelica Costantiniana in 2006-2007.

She has performed for many institutions in Italy and abroad, including: Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, Kopleff Recital Hall and Rialto Center for the Performing Arts in Atlanta, Pro-Mozart Society, Steinway Society, New Brunswick Downtown Recital Series, Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Universität in Salzburg,  “F. Chopin” Association and Salle Cortot in Paris, the City of Rome, “B. Barattelli” Society of L’Aquila, “Amici della Musica” Society of Rieti, S. Michele Hall in Manfredonia, “Il Tempietto” Musical Association, Teatro Marcello, Villa Torlonia, Aula Adrianea degli Orti Sallustiani, Palatino Archeological Area, Vittoriano Sala Giubileo, Teatro Ghione, Auditorium delle Fornaci, Circolo Culturale of the Bank of Italy, EPTA-Italy, “Donna e Poesia” Association, Liceo Scientifico “Torricelli” of Rome, Liceo Classico “Seneca”, Istituto Nazionale per la Guardia d’Onore alle Reali Tombe del Pantheon, International Inner Wheel Club, Bank of Italy Auditorium, Circolo di Montecitorio, Palazzo della Rovere, Sala Baldini, Accademia Angelica Costantiniana, “Villa Carpegna” Cultural Association, Catholic University of Rome, Festival Musicale delle Nazioni, “Vivere Villa Carpegna e Dintorni” Association, “Rassegna Musicale” in Otranto, Accademia Musicale of Pescara, Teatro del Lido in Ostia, etc.

She has won many awards in International and National Piano Competitions, including  “A.M.A. Calabria”, “Citta' del Barocco”, “Citta' del Vasto”, “Roma - Premio Agora' 80”, “I giovani e l'arte”, “Alessandro Longo”, and “Citta di Velletri” in Italy, and in the U.S. she won the 2005 MTNA “Award of Excellence”, the 2005/2006 “Stegner” scholarship, the 2005/2006 “Alfredo Barili” scholarship, the 2005 “Thomas Brumby” Concerto Competition, the 2006 Pro-Mozart Competition and its scholarship to study at the Mozarteum Universität in Summer 2006, the 2006 MNTA “Outstanding Performer”, the 2006 Who’s Who award “for her outstanding professional and academic achievements in the field of music”, and the 2008 Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition. She was also invited for a DMA live audition at both The Juilliard School and The Manhattan School of Music in New York City in March 2008 as one of the best young pianists from all over the world. 

She was in residence at the Mozarteum Universität Internationale Sommerakademie in Salzburg, Austria, where she worked with Russian pianist Sergei Dorensky in Summer 2006, and with Spanish pianist Joaquin Soriano in Summer 2008, and she received the Diploma in Piano Performance. She was also selected to perform in the Mozarteum Wiener Saal as a particularly high level musician in both the two years. In 1991, she attended the same school in the class of Italian pianist Sergio Perticaroli as the youngest pianist admitted. In 2000, she attended the “Salento Musica” Summer School in Otranto, Italy, where she won the “M. Schipa” scholarship as the best student.

She is an active member of EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) and of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), and she often teaches in master classes and seminars. In 2003, she started a biennial artistic collaboration with the TV program “Buongiorno, Italia”.

Currently, she works as a concert pianist both as a soloist and in chamber music groups in Europe and U.S. She is also very active as a teacher.