BIOGRAFIA

Antonietta Loffredo

ANTONIETTA LOFFREDO si è diplomata in pianoforte presso il Conservatorio “F.E. Dall’Abaco” di Verona e presso il Conservatorio di Issy les Moulineaux (Francia) ottenendo il Premier Prix e il Prix d’Excellence. Ha inoltre conseguito la specializzazione per l’insegnamento secondario presso l’Università degli studi di Pavia (Dipartimento di musicologia) e la laurea magistrale in “Musicologia e beni Musicali” all’Università degli Studi di Milano con una tesi sul pianoforte giocattolo nella musica d’arte.
Apprezzata interprete del repertorio contemporaneo per pianoforte e per toy piano, si è esibita in Europa, Medio Oriente, Australia e Nuova Zelanda. Dal 2004 è stata invitata a tenere lecture e seminari da prestigiose istituzioni nel mondo (Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, University of New South Wales, University of Canterbury – Christchurch, Liverpool Hope University, Conservatorio “Teresa Berganza” di Madrid, Conservatorio “Giuseppe Tartini” di Trieste, Florida International Toy Piano Festival, Western Sydney University).
Ha inciso per Phoenix Classics il CD Giochi e riflessi dal ‘900 – L’infanzia in Musica, e per la casa editrice australiana Wirripang Pty. Ltd. i CD Childhood in music, Shadows and Silhouettes: Chinese-Western confluence in music e Antarctica: New music for toy piano and/or piano.
Antonietta ha eseguito in prima assoluta opere per pianoforte e per toy piano di Diana Blom, Mercedes Zavala, Sara Carvalho, Antonio Giacometti, Kaveh Azimi, Paolo Ricci, GoOkawa, Silvia Corda, Andrea Padova, Mauro Agagliate, Gian Paolo Luppi, Paul Smith, Francesco Schwaizer, Paolo Longo, Giorgio Colombo Taccani, Luca Cori, Sayyid Shafiee, Adrian Pertout, Michael Hannan, Massimo Priori, Valerie Ross, Ann Boyd, Bruce Crossman e molti altri compositori.
E’ di prossima uscita il suo libro “The Toy Piano – From the Playroom to the Concert Platform” edito da Ut Orpheus Edizioni.

ANTONIETTA LOFFREDO, pianist and toy pianist, is a graduate of the Conservatorio “F.E. Dall’Abaco” in Italy and of the Conservatoire de Musique d’Issy les Moulineaux in France.
She has also conducted studies in a teaching and educational context at the Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage of Pavia University at Cremona and earned a Master of Music degree in musicology from the University of Milan with a thesis on the toy piano.
An acclaimed interpreter of the contemporary piano and toy piano repertoire, she has performed in Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Since 2004 she has been holding lectures and seminars around the world on the subject of contemporary art music (Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, University of New South Wales, University of Canterbury – Christchurch, Liverpool Hope University, Conservatorio “Teresa Berganza” of Madrid, Conservatorio “Giuseppe Tartini” of Trieste, Florida International Toy Piano Festival, Western Sydney University).
Her CDs of newly composed piano music include Childhood in music, Shadows and Silhouettes: Chinese-Western confluence in music and Antarctica – new music for piano and/or toy piano released by Wirripang Pty. Ltd.
Antonietta has premiered piano and toy piano pieces by Diana Blom, Mercedes Zavala, Sara Carvalho, Antonio Giacometti, Kaveh Azimi, Paolo Ricci, GoOkawa, Silvia Corda, Andrea Padova, Mauro Agagliate, Gian Paolo Luppi, Paul Smith, Francesco Schwaizer, Paolo Longo, Giorgio Colombo Taccani, Luca Cori, Sayyid Shafiee, Adrian Pertout, Michael Hannan, Massimo Priori, Valerie Ross, Ann Boyd, Bruce Crossman and many other composers.
Her book, entitled “The Toy Piano – From the Playroom to the Concert Platform”, will be published by Ut Orpheus Edizioni (Bologna, Italy) in autumn/winter 2018.