Antonietta Loffredo, Italy
Antonietta Loffredo obtained a diploma in piano studies from the Verona Conservatoire of Music and the Conservatoire of Issy les Moulineaux (France). She has also conducted studies in a teaching, educational and musicological context at the Cremona School of Musical Paleography and Phi-lology, Pavia University and Milan University.
She has performed as a soloist, in chamber ensembles and with orchestras in Italy, France, Germany, Rumania, Spain, Israel and Australia. Particularly interested in the new musical languages, she has been asked to hold workshops and lectures (“Giuseppe Tartini” Conservatoire of Trieste, Con-servatorio Profesional de Música “Teresa Berganza” of Madrid, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, 28th and 29th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education, Australian International Conservatorium of Music, University of New South Wales of Sydney) and contributes to specialised magazines in the music sector.
Her research in the area of vanguard music includes concert programs dedicated to the toy piano. In these concerts Antonietta plays a 37 key Concert Grand Piano and a 25 key Traditional Spinet, both produced by Schoenhut. Her repertoire ranges from the 1900 vanguard to contemporary classical music, showing the increasing interest in this fascinating instrument.