Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Martucci Salerno

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Emma Petrillo


Department of Keyboard and Percussions


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She graduated in Piano performance with highest honours from the 'D. Cimarosa' Conservatoire in Avellino under the guidance of Rita Petrillo.

She attended several masterclasses with renowned Neapolitan music maestros, such as S. Fiorentino and P. Spagnolo.

She won the international piano contests held in Albenga, Pescara, Catanzaro, Vibo Valentia, Salerno, and Lamezia Terme, in the solo category as well as in the four hands and piano duo sections.

In addition to performing solo, she devoted herself to an intense concert schedule together with the pianist Rosa Santoro.

The Duo attended piano interpretation courses with the maestros H. Moreno, N. Capelli, and M. Tipo.

They collaborated with famous conductors, such as R. Marrone, F. Zigante, A. Gotta, and with renowned artists, I. Ionescu, M. Muresanu, L. Benucci, V. Pignataro, I. Stefan, and L. Tannoia, performing for leading Italian and foreign Concert Institutions: RAI Auditorium in Turin, Music Project Naxos, Music Season F. Busoni in Empoli, International Association F. Chopin in Naples, Musicus Concentus in Florence, Festival B. Bartòk in Rome, Sorrento Musical Summer, Ravello Midnight Concerts, Villa Pignatelli (Na), S. Chiara (Na), Musikhalle (Hamburg), Kieler Schlob (Kiel), Texas A&M University Italian Cultural (Houston, USA), Midwestern State University (Dallas, USA), International Festival of Zumaya (Spain), and the Cagliari Opera House.

Additionally, the Duo have released two CDs; have recorded for the Vatican; have unanimously won an ARAM award (musicians representing Italy abroad), and have won many piano competitions: Schumann Prize, International Contest of Stresa, Soliva Prize (Casal Monferrato), Clementi Prize (Florence), Italian Pianist Cup of Osimo, Contemporary Music Prize B. Bartòk (Rome), Contests City of Gaeta and Caserta, Contest A.M.A. Calabria, International Contest of Chamber Music (Caltanissetta).

In 2014 she received the journalism award ‘Ritratti di territorio’ for the music section.


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