“Alice Di Piazza is not only a talented pianist … I am very impressed by her exceptional musical performances and by her ability to convey the soul of what she plays”. Aldo Ciccolini
Described by Krystian Zimerman as “a promising talented pianist, brimming with poetry and creativity”, Alice Di Piazza is today a recognized artist who has her place on renowned international stages. She is invited to perform throughout all Europe, Russia and USA at the most esteemed international concert halls and festivals such as the KKL Festival in Lucerne, the Gewandhause Concert Hall in Leipzig, the International Holland Music Sessions, the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory Hall, the Wiltz International Music Festival in Luxembourg, the Saydashev State Big Concert Hall in Kazan, the De Singel in Antwerp, the International Bergen Music festival in Norway, the International Piano Festival Klavierissimo in Zurich ,the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Teatro Dante Alighieri in Ravenna, the Great Hall of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, the Klaipeda
Spring Music Festival in Lithuania, the La Chaux-De-Fonds Music Society in Switzerland and many others. She has been invited to collaborate with prestigious conductors such as Felix Korobov, Michael Sanderling, Andres Mustonen, Alexander Sladkovsky, Daniel Doods, Alexander Mayer, Piero Monti, and others.
Alice Di Piazza started studying piano at the age of three. While still a student, she won several piano competitions and obtained a scholarship allowing her to perfect her skills at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She also studies in London with the pianist Enrique Arias, one of the last students of the great Chilean pianist, Claudio Arrau. Thereafter, she continued to perfect her skills with the internationally renowned pianists Krystian Zimerman and Wieslaw Szlachta while benefiting from precious advice from the pianists Maria Joao Pires and Murray Perahia. She decided to devote herself also to the study of orchestral conducting, counterpoint, fugue and composition at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels. Alice Di Piazza started performing in concerts from a very young age. She made her debut at the age of twelve with a solo recital at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina (Italy). Her recitals receive a particularly enthusiastic and eulogistic reception from international critics who refer to her as “an exceptional soloist”, “showing great virtuosity and incredible interpretation”, “with the fervor of an extraordinary pianist”, “offering a perfect balance between music and poetry”, “performing a remarkably lyrical and moving interpretation”.
Also present on various radio and television channels, Alice Di Piazza was featured among others on Rai 3 (Italy), LRT (Lithuania), Radio Classique (France), RTS, Espace 2 and Canal Alpha (Switzerland).
Alice Di Piazza often collaborates with contemporary composers. Several compositions, which she has created, are also dedicated to her. In 2011, she met the Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina with whom she began intense deepening work on the interpretation of her music. As Sofia Gubaidulina recognized in 2014 “It is no exaggeration to say that we are dealing with an artist of great talent. What a revelation! Technical perfection and artistic virtuosity, sense and willpower – all this is manifested in a unique and truly creative gesture by the famous Italian pianist Alice Di Piazza. I am sure that a personality of such stature and depth will be seen by the public as a real gift.”
Since 2013, she has formed a duo with the Russian cellist Ivan Monighetti. Their performances were widely acclaimed by the public and the press.
Alice Di Piazza is also invited to give numerous piano and chamber music Master Classes in Italy, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland.
Between her concerts, Alice Di Piazza lives in Switzerland away from the world and its mundaneness, tirelessly continuing to perfect her Art.