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Roberta Pili (Piano)

Born: Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

The Italian pianist, Roberta Pili, comes from a musical family background. She had her first piano lesson at the age of 5 with her father, a musician and piano teacher. At the age of 8 she won three first prizes at national youth piano competitions. At the age of 11 she began her studies at the music conservatory of her hometown. She made her first public appearance at the age of 12. During her studies Roberta Pili won several other prizes at national piano competitions in Italy. At the age of 17 she concluded her studies at the Conservatory with the highest degree and honours. Master-classes at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy led her to further studies at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. She completed her musical education with the Concert Diploma and Master of Arts.

Roberta Pili received ultimate mentoring, guidance and artistic supervision for her personal musical improvement, intensive study of a wide piano repertoire and very unique style of interpretation from the Welsh composer, conductor and pianist Dafydd Llywelyn in Munich, teaching her especially on polyphony, ultra-polyphony and sound esthetic up to the present day.

Roberta Pili won several prizes at international piano competitions. She performed at renowned international music festivals and toured through Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, USA and Canada. Her repertoire ranges from J.S. Bach to Llywelyn and includes the complete cycle of the 32 piano Sonatas by L.v. Beethoven.

Her CD-recording titled "Mirrors" (3-CD, Live recording ) was released 2007 on her own label "RPPR" (Roberta Pili Piano Records®). It is the part one of a recording trilogy and contains works of solo piano literature which Roberta Pili has accurately selected and combined, following a philosophic and historical reflection of different music styles.

Roberta Pili is a Steinway artist.



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