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Versatile pianist with a passion for education 

Marina Scalafiotti is an Italian pianist with a passion for education whose virtuosity and musical interpretation on piano and harpsichord spans from baroque to contemporary music. She has 35 years of extensive teaching experience. Many of her students are National and International prizewinners, who have also been praised by renowned pianists such as Philippe Entremont, Michel Béroff, and Joaquín Achúcarro.

Winner Various Piano Competitions

Scalafiotti won her first international piano competition at 16 in Stresa (Italy) and obtained 23 prizes in national and international competitions in her early career, including the prestigious "City of Treviso" competition in 1991 and the Prix "Spedidam" at the International Competition "Orléans XX Siècle" in 2002.

Piano Career

Marina Scalafiotti's concert career lead her to perform concerts for piano and orchestra directed by Gianandrea Noseda and Gianluigi Gelmetti, and she has played in halls across Europe, such as the Concertgebouw, Usher Hall, Auditorium RAI, Palazzo Pitti, Salle Cortot, and Salle Pleyel. Several of her performances were recorded by national radio and television, including Radio rai, Radio France, Bayerische Rundfunk, RTBF, and RAI.

Additionally, Scalafiotti has played chamber music with several well-known musicians like Philippe Entremont, Erwin Schiffer, Katy Sebastien, Ran Varon, Brigitte Autret, Noemi Dalmau, and Jacques Dupriez. She currently teaches principal piano at the Superior Music Conservatory of Turin, where she is a member of the academic council and organizes the piano masterclasses. She gives international masterclasses and is regularly a jury member in piano competitions.

My Passion

"Music! During a concert, something incredible happens; musical notes written by a composer become alive and connect listeners' spirits with that of the musician. As interpreters, it is our duty to aim to transmit the message of the composer continuously. This role and privilege become even more important as a teacher and require real passion and dedication."

My Desire

"I wish to establish an intellectual and emotional connection with students and listeners after a lesson or a concert; students, teachers, and listeners should be transformed forever and for the better."

My Music

"Music represents the ideal balance between intellect, emotions, and nature and teaches us that everything is connected, positive and negative, joy and suffering; it gives us comfort by making us perceive the universality of our individual sensations."

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