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– date of birth: March 3, 1998
– currently studying at Vincenzo Bellini Music Institute in Catania with Prof. Epifanio Comis;
– participated in masterclasses given by musicians such as Boris Berezovsky, Joaquín Achúcarro, Violetta Egorova, Riccardo Risaliti;
– performed as a soloist with orchestras such as Fenice Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana.

Prizes: laureate of Francesco Paolo Neglia International Competition (2019), Premio Amadeus International Piano Competition (2019), laureate of Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition (2019) and Sigismund Thalberg International Competition (2018)


First Round

Bach Prelude and Fugue in C sharp major, WTC I

Scarlatti Three Piano Sonatas – K. 6, K. 175, K. 519

Chopin Étude Op. 10 No. 1

Debussy Étude No. 11, pour les arpèges composés

Second Round

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major Op. 53, Waldstein

Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C-sharp minor


Enescu Piano Suite No. 2 in D major Op. 10, Des cloches sonores

Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 36


Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18