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CECILIA GRILLO

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He approached the study of piano early and entered very young at the Conservatory of Music of Santa Cecilia of Rome in the class of Prof. Gabriella Galli Angelini first, and then graduating with the highest marks under the guidance of Prof. Benigno Benigni. She has been the winner of numerous national and international competitions, among which we remember for prestige the first Absolute Prizes obtained at the “International Competition of Stresa” and at the “National Competition City of Asti “.
After graduating, he continued his studies in America, perfecting himself in New York at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, with the famous pianist Sara Davis Buechner; in the renowned Julliard School of Music with M. Jerome Lowental; and in the Mannes School of Music with the Russian pianist Irina Morozova. Back in Italy, she performed in 1997 with the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia conducted by M. Marco Angius, the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra K414 by W. A. ​​Mozart, enjoying considerable success with audiences and critics.
In 1999 he won the audition as a solo pianist in the musical “The Blue Rose Ensemble” at the Conservatory of Act in New York performing both excerpts from the most famous Broadway Musicals, and works concerts of his repertoire ranging from ‘700 to’ 900 with particular attention to authors such as F. Liszt, F. Chopin and S. Rachmaninoff.
In Italy he performs many concerts as a solo pianist, performing in the most authoritative Roman halls including Palazzo Barberini and the famous Teatro Ghione. She is also invited to perform in France by the Cultural Institute Italian in Paris, on the occasion of the presentation of the book by Dacia Maraini “A pas furtifs” and in California in 2015 at the Villa Verde Institute of Santa Barbara.
In 2003, in the presence of numerous personalities of politics and entertainment, at the Great Hall of the University La Sapienza of Rome, receives from the Association Maison des Artistes the ambitious “Foyer” award 2003 “with Gold Medal and Diploma for the” great technical and interpretative qualities “shown in his intense concert activity.
In addition to this activity, she immediately supports a regular didactic activity that leads her and often invited to hold High Level Masterclass or to be called as a member of the jury of National and International competitions such as, among others: the “Steinway Contest for Young Talent”, the “Mozart International Competition” in Frascati, the “Ibla Grand Prize” in Sicily and the “Bartok -Kabalevsky- Prokofief “always in Sicily. Many are also the Diplomas of Honor as Best Teacher obtained in following the First Prizes won by his students in National and International Piano Competitions.