Biography

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Irene Veneziano loves music rather than self-serving display and brings a welcome breath of modesty, culture, charm, refinement, poetry and dare I say it, the sensibility of the feminine to her fine playing” (M. Moran).

Irene Veneziano is a pianist that does not fear silence, because silence is the foundation of her pianistic strength” (Marta Nadzieja).

Irene Veneziano plays regularly all over the world.

In Beijing she was appointed an honorary member of Beijing Bravoce Music Club and in Peru she received the honorific title “Visitante distinguida”.
In 2017 le she was awarded the National Prize for culture “Toyp 2017”and she was also chosen for the exhibition “Donne. Mujeres italianas que han cambiado la historia” in Logroño (Rioja, Spain).
In January 2011 she had her debut at the Alla Scala Theatre in Milan, having great success from public and critics.

She was semifinalist in the prestigious 16th “International Piano Competition F. Chopin” in Warsaw 2010 and finalist at the “International German Piano Award” in Frankfurt 2015. She was awarded in more than 30 national and international piano competitions, including Prix Jean Clostre in Genève, 2nd Prize in B&B in New York, Premio “Casella” in Premio Venezia competition, First Prize and Grand Prix at Tim Competition in Paris 2012.

Irene Veneziano was featured on “I concerti del Quirinale” broadcast of Radio3, on Radio Clásica – Radio Nacional de España, on “The Pianist” broadcast of Radio Classica in Milano, in Radio Popolare and has also performed live three times on Radio Suisse Romande in Geneva for the “Espace 2” station. Her interviews appeared in Tvs (RaiUno, TeleEtere, AzzurraTv, Antenna 5), Radios (Radio3, RaiRadio1, PuntoRadio, MWRadio, Bluradio, RSI, Radio Popolare, Radio Abracadabra, Venice Classic Radio, Radio Energy, CKWR) and magazines (LombardiaOggi, Il Giornale della Musica, ViviLombardia, Duemila, Suonare News, Nuove Dissonanze).

She graduated from the Istituto Musicale Pareggiato G. Puccini in Gallarate in 2005 with top marks and special mention.
In 2008 she passed the Level II Academic Diploma for piano at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan with top marks and special mention. In the same year, she obtained the specialist piano Diploma held by M° S. Perticaroli at the S. Cecilia Academy in Rome with top marks; she was also awarded the “G. Sinopoli” Scholarship for the best degree student from the Academy, receiving the award from G. Napolitano, the President of the Italian Republic. She also obtained the Diploma of Chamber music with special mention at the International Piano Academy in Imola. In 2009 she passed the diploma of “Didattica della musica” at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan.

She plays in duo with the renowned flautist Andrea Griminelli.
She played with important musicians as the flutists William Bennett, Davide Formisano, Andrea Oliva (1° flute Orchestra S. Cecilia in Roma), Michele Marasco (1° flute ORT), Matteo Evangelisti (1° flute Orchestra dell’Opera in Roma), Alice Morzenti (1° flute Staatstheater in Nürburg), Marco Zoni (1° flute Teatro Alla Scala in Milano), Andrea Manco (1° flute Teatro alla Scala in Milano), Paolo Taballione (1° flute Bayerische Staatsoper in München), Sebastian Jacot (1° flute Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig), Mario Caroli (Professeur at the  Académie Supérieure de musique in Strasbourg and at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg), Angela Citterio (1° flute Orchestra Pomeriggi Musicali in Milano), Silvia Careddu (1°flauto Wiener Symphoniker di Vienna); with the clarinet players Fabrizio Meloni (1° clarinet  Teatro Alla Scala in Milano) and Marco Giani (1° clarinet Orchestra Pomeriggi Musicali in Milano);  the 1° bassoon in Teatro Alla Scala in Milano Valentino Zucchiatti; with the 1° cello of Teatro alla Scala in Milano Massimo Polidori; with Terpsycordes Quartet; with the 1° trumpet of London Symphony Orchestra Philip Cobb; with the violinists Davide Alogna, Francesca Dego, Alessio Bidoli ,Daniele Pascoletti (Concertino in Teatro Alla Scala in Milano); with the singers Saimir Pirgu, Piero Mazzocchetti, Barbara Frittoli, Amii Stewart; with the guitarist Emanuele Segre; with the pianist Bruno Canino.

She worked with conductors as Yuri Bashmet, Stanislaw Kochanovsky, Pier Carlo Orizio, Ovidiu Balan, Reinhard Seehafer, Emmanuel Lahoz, Sergio Vecerina, Massimiliano Caldi, Giancarlo De Lorenzo, Stephanie Pradoroux, Elena Casella, Franco Vigorito, Roberto Misto, Roberto Bacchini, Sandro Pignataro, Luigi Di Fronzo, Massimo Alessio Taddia, Michele Brescia, Jader Bignamini, Roberto Pasquini, Keith Goodman, Vladimir Elner.

The musical magazine Amadeus published in 2015 her solo piano Cd “Irene Veneziano live in Torino” and a Cd dedicated to the italian composer Ottorino Respighi in duo with violin; in 2016 her solo piano Cd “Jeux d’eau”. She produced two Cds and one vinyl. Edizioni Curci published the cd enclosed to the score “Notturni” by Remo Vinciguerra. She recorded a Cd with music by the composer Franco Salaris and a Cd with music by the composer Alessandro Tetragoni. Edizioni Vigormusic published her composition for flute and piano titled “Rêve” and her composition for piano solo “Profumo”. The musical magazine Suonare News published her demo cd on Celviano Grand Hybrid by Casio in october 2016. The label Velut Luna published a Cd four hands with the pianist Eliana Grasso “Sortilèges” in october 2016.

She is piano teacher at “G. Puccini” Conservatory in Gallarate.
She held many annual and summer masterclasses (Verbania, Novara, Cutigliano, San Benedetto del Tronto, Santa Margherita Ligure, Pistoia, Petralia Sottana, Cagliari, Sciacca). She held masterclasses also for the Music School P. Edo in Pordenone, the Music School in Ispra, the Music School “Ad Musicam” in Cesena, in Vallo della Lucania, in Eboli, for Liceo Musicale in Omegna, in Academy “C. Saint-Saens” in Crosio della Valle and the Music School in Parempuyre (France).

She was called to take part of the jury in the “Insieme per suonare, cantare danzare” competition in Omegna 2011, 2012 and 2017, as president of the Jury in the competition “Carlos Duarte” in Barazzo 2012, in the jury in the competition in Valstrona 2013, in the 3rd competition “Premio Salvatore Gioè” in Villarosa 2014, in the competition “Remo Vinciguerra” in Verona 2015, 2017 and 2019, in the Competition for young pianists in Arcisate 2017, as president of the Jury in the final round of the 13th competition ”Musicantandoscuola” in Vallo della Lucania 2015, as president of Jury in the I International piano competition “Città di Alessandria” 2015 and in “Casio Talent Days” in Bonn, Daun, Augsburg, Halle 2016, in the jury in the International Piano Competition “La Palma d’Oro” in San Benedetto del Tronto 2018, in the 25°  “E. Arisi” Musical Competition in Vescovato 2019.

She is testimonial of the digital hybrid piano  Celviano Grand Hybrid by Casio.
She is Artistic consultan of the music festival in the oncologies “Music donors”.
She was Artistic director of the Festival “From the lesson to the concert hall” organized in collaboration with Fazioli Pianoforti in Showroom Fazioli in Milano from November 2016 to June 2017.
She is Artistic director of the International Piano Competition “Città di Arona”.