Italy, Brenna Lombardy Piano
"Martina Consonni possesses a strong technical ability combined with a rare musical intelligence that allows her to touch a vast truth of styles with her personal touch. Her natural playing alongside her poetic sense of beauty and depth creates an immediate communication with her audience."
Concert pianist Martina Consonni is one of the most promising young Italian artists of her generation.
Born in Como in 1997, she can already boast a Diploma in Piano achieved at the age of fourteen with full marks and the highest honors, a debut with an orchestra at the age of ten, more than 55 first prizes in national and international competitions, and an intense concert activity in Italy and abroad, both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles.
At only fourteen years old, she was the youngest competitor and winner of the ”Casella Prize” at the prestigious “Premio Venezia” competition, organized by Teatro La Fenice and reserved for the best Italian graduates.
Following this victory, she attracted the attention of many Italian concert seasons organizers, giving several recitals met with great public and critical acclaim, and was invited by former President Giorgio Napolitano to the Quirinale Palace in Rome.
She has performed as a soloist at prestigious Italian venues such as Teatro La Fenice in Venice (Sale Apollinee and Sala Grande), Sala dei Giganti in Padua, Teatro Astori in Mogliano Veneto, Palazzo Montanari in Vicenza, Villa Algarotti Berchet in Mestre, Sala Teatro in Pianiga, Auditorium Vivaldi in Jesolo, Leonardo Da Vinci Auditorium in San Donà di Piave, Villa dei Leoni in Mira, Ateneo Veneto in Venice, Auditorium San Niccolò in Chioggia, Abbey of Santa Maria Maggiore in Portogruaro, Villa Contarini in Piazzola sul Brenta, and Villa Marcello Loredan-Franchin in Ceggia.
From her early age, she has won more than 55 grand-prizes in international competitions.
Her extraordinary musical talents have allowed her to earn the title of overall winner at several competitions, including the "Trofeo Pia Tebaldini" at the mere age of seven, the "City of Sestri Levante" in both 2006 and 2011, the "Muzio Clementi" in Lastra a Signa, the "Yamaha del Rio Young Talent Prize" in Cesenatico, 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 been awarded several "Audience Awards" and special prizes, including the "Young Talents" at the "Carlo Mosso" and the "Romantic Prize" at the "Rospigliosi".
As the best graduate of her year, she received the "Franz Terraneo" gold medal and the "Premio delle Terme" during the "Castrocaro Classica" festival.
She made her debut at the age of ten with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau, performing Haydn's Concerto under the direction of Maestro Ovidiu Balan, with whom she also performed at the Teatro Sociale of Como in Italy and at the Sala Ateneu of Bacau in Romania.
She has collaborated with conductors such as Gelmini, Kessick, Boni, Bellisario, and Terreni, and with orchestras such as the Orchestra Sinfonica del Lario, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Alessandria, the Orchestra da Camera di Imola, and the Orchestra Giovanile Pisana, performing at the Auditorium Manzoni in Bologna, at the Teatro Cittadella in Lugano, at the Forte Sangallo in Civita Castellana during the "Civitafestival", and at the Comune Vecchio in Cecina.
She has given solo recitals all over the world; noteworthy are those at Palazzo Marino in Milan, in Bolzano for the Music Donors, at the Palazzo della Provincia in Rome, at the Oratorio San Rocco in Bologna, at the Teatro delle Arti in Lastra a Signa, at Villa Bertelli in Forte dei Marmi, at the Archivio di Stato in Asti, at the Teatro San Carlino in Brescia, at the Salone Musa in Como, at the Studio Corno in Lissone, at the Auditorium Gaber in Milan, at the Sala Mozart of the Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna, at Villa Ranzoni in Cossato, at the Sala Mariele Ventre in Imola, at the Museo Civico in Crema, at Palazzo Steri in Palermo, at Belvedere Enzo Jannacci of the Palazzo Pirelli in Milan, at the Tadini Academy in Lovere, at the Puccini Hall of the Conservatory of Milan, at the Vittoria Theatre in Turin, at the Lutheran Church in Sanremo, at the Corelli Hall of the Alighieri Theatre in Ravenna, at the Santa Cristina Church in Bologna, at the Guardassoni Theatre in Bologna, at the Vallisa Auditorium in Bari, at the Oratory of Santa Croce in Moneglia, at the Tempio Voltiano in Como, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Naples, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, at the Tempio Valdese in Milan, at the Kammermusiksaal in Hannover, at the Debussy Museum in Paris, at the St. Stephen Church in New York, at the Royal Academy of Music in Rome, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and at the Institute of Italian Culture in Paris.
She has taken part in renowned festivals in Italy and abroad, including "Heidelberger Klavierwoche" in Germany, "Pianocity" in Milan, "Palermoclassica" in Palermo, "Debussy Festival" in Paris, "MiTo Settembre Musica" in Milan and Turin, "Amiata Piano Festival" in Grosseto, "Orchestra Mozart" in Bologna, and "Concerti di Primavera" in Naples, to name a few.
Since 2018, Martina has also been collaborating with the "Associazione Musica con le Ali", through which she has performed numerous concerts all over Italy, playing at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Teatro Sociale and Tempio Voltiano in Como, Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello in Venice, Museo del Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Conservatorio Cherubini in Florence, and Museo Civico in Varallo.
Her love for chamber music has led her to perform at several chamber music festivals, including the "Trame sonore" in Mantua, the Accademia dei Cameristi of the Auditorium Vallisa in Bari, the Teatro Sociale in Fasano, the Institute of Italian Culture (Hôtel de Galliffet) in Paris, the "Carniarmonie" in Ampezzo, and the "Risonanze" in Malborghetto. She has collaborated with numerous instrumentalists including Enrico Dindo, Fabiola Tedesco, Francesca Dego, Francesca Bonaita, Daniel Palmizio, Emma Arizza, Paolo Tagliamento, Christian Sebastianutto, Edoardo Zosi, and Francesco Dillon, and has made several recordings for Venice Classic Radio and for the independent label Movimento Classical of Bartok Studio.
Despite her young age, she was selected as a collaborative pianist for the "Chigimola" project, accompanying the masterclasses of Maestros Farulli, Bronzi, Belkin, Geringas, and Desjardins at the Accademia Incontri col Maestro in Imola and at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.
She also collaborates as a pianist at the flute, cello, and violin masterclasses held at the Accademia Incontri col Maestro in Imola, where she accompanies the lessons of Maestros Bronzi, Magariello, Sciarretta, Valentini, Manco, and Belkin.
Her love of teaching has also led her to obtain a professorship at the Conservatory Cesare Pollini in Padua, where she has been teaching since 2021.
Born on October 16, 1997 in Como, at the age of fourteen, she graduated in piano with honors from the Vittadini Conservatory in Pavia, after having been introduced to the piano at the age of six under the guidance of Claudia Boz.
In 2012, she was admitted to the prestigious International Piano Academy "Incontri col Maestro" in Imola, where she studied with the founder Franco Scala and later with Enrico Pace, her current teacher.
In 2019, Martina completed her master's degree in chamber music with full marks at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome under the guidance of Carlo Fabiano.
Since 2019, she has been attending a Master in solo performance at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover with professor Arie Vardi, while also taking lessons in harpsichord and historical pianos with Zvi Meniker.
Since 2021, she has also been attending a Master at the Vittadini Conservatory in Pavia with Professor Roberto Paruzzo.
She has been selected to participate in numerous masterclasses, meeting musicians of international renown such as Lubimov, Koch, Jablonski, Demidenko, Paleczny, Fliter, Perticaroli, Balzani, De Maria, Bonatta, and Ciccarelli, arousing particular attention and consensus for her innate musicality and brilliance of sound, combined with a remarkable instrumental technique.