Italian pianist Laura Magnani, native of Spoleto (Italy), holds a double Degree in Piano and Voice, earned with honors at the Conservatory “F. Morlacchi” in Perugia, a Diploma of Specialization in Piano at the “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” in Rome and a DMA in Piano at the Conservatory of Perugia.
Her many titles include a great number of Masterclasses attended in Salzburg, Brussels, Rome, Perugia with eminent pianists such as S. Perticaroli, A. Delle Vigne, B.Petrushansky, M. Campanella and many others.
Since the age of 15 she has been active as a performer, touring Italy, Europe, USA and Canada both as a soloist and in various Chamber Ensembles, constantly gaining the enthusiasm of the audience and the acclaim of the critics.
Personally invited by Gian Carlo Menotti she was featured in the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, and she has been repeatedly invited to perform at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston (SC) as an Ambassador of her hometown.
Very skilled also as an organizer, she directed the Spoleto Piano Festival for 15 years.
Her versatile talent keeps her busy also in the fields of Opera, Musical Theatre and Vocal repertoire as well as in Music Education, in which she has been active since the age of 19, teaching Piano, Chamber Music and Vocal training.
Her latest production, a CD/DVD featuring works by Liszt, Chopin and Prokofev, will be released in November 2013.
Laura just moved from Italy to San Francisco, California.