Martina Consonni – CHIGIMOLA 2019 piano accompanist
Martina Consonni was born in Como (Italy) on October 16th, 1997. At the age of 14, she received a Diploma in Piano with full marks and the highest honors from the Vittadini Conservatory in Pavia. She began studying piano when she was 6 years old, led by the teacher Claudia Boz.
In 2012 she was admitted to the prestigious International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, nowadays Imola Academy Foundation, where she studied with Professor Franco Scala, founder and director, and where she is currently continuing her training with Professor Enrico Pace. In her training, Martina graduated in chamber music with full marks from the National Academy of St. Cecilia in Rome under the guidance of Maestro Carlo Fabiano.
In June 2019 she has also passed the admission exam in the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover where she will begin her master in solo performance in October under the guidance of professor Arie Vardi.
She also participated in numerous master classes, knowing internationally renowned musicians such as Perticaroli, Balzani, Ciccarelli, De Maria, Bonatta, Fliter, Lubimov, Koch, Jablonski, Demidenko, Paleczny and Vardi arousing particular attention and consensus for her innate musicality and brilliance of sound, as well as remarkable instrumental technique.
When she was only fourteen years old, she was invited to participate as the youngest competitor at the prestigious Venice Prize, organized by the “La Fenice Theatre” and reserved for the best graduates. In this occasion she was awarded the prestigious “Prize Casella”, and as a result she performed numerous recitals in Italy, receiving great acclaims from the public and critics.
She also has the opportunity to meet President Napolitano at the Palazzo del Quirinale.
In the same year, she was honored with the “Franz Terraneo” Gold Medal as the year’s top graduate and the “Thermae Award”, which she received during the “Castrocaro Classica”, a performance reserved for the year’s best students.
From an early age, Martina has earned more than 50 grand prizes in international competitions. Her extraordinary musical talent allows her to win the top title in a number of competitions, including the “Pia Tebaldini Trophy” at age 7, the “City of Sestri” prize in 2006 and 2011, the “Muzio Clementi” prize at Lastra a Signa, the “Yamaha del Rio Young Talents Award” in Cesenatico, and the “Bramanti Competition” in Forte dei Marmi, the “Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition” in London, the Bruno Bettinelli International Competition and the “Riviera della Versilia” International Competition.
She has also received multiple “audience awards” and other special honors, including the “Young Talents” honor at the “Carlo Mosso” and “Romantics Award” at the “Rospigliosi Competition”. When she was only eleven years old, Martina debuted with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau, directed by Ovidiu Balan, performing Haydn’s Concerto. With that orchestra she has also performed at the “Teatro Sociale” in Como and at the “Ateneu Hall” of Bacau, in Romania.
Martina has collaborated with conductors such as Gelmini, Kessick, Boni, Bellisario and Terreni, and orchestras such as the Lario Symphonic Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Alessandria, the Chamber Orchestra of Imola and the Pisa Youth Orchestra, thus having the opportunity to play at the Auditorium Manzoni in Bologna, the Citadel Theatre of Lugano, the Forte Sangallo in Civita Castellana as part of the “Civitafestival” and the Old municipality of Cecina, playing the following concerts: Haydn D major , Mozart K466 and Chopin op.11.