Sara Costa

piano
biography

“A very talented pianist who instinctively performs with flair and passion.” (M.Roscoe)

Pianist Sara Costa is regarded by critics and public alike, as one of the most interesting young pianists of the italian new generation. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to contemporary composers.

In Italy she's regularly invited in many important festivals. Among the others, she has performed at G.Donizetti Theatre and Sala Piatti in Bergamo for “Società del Quartetto”, Sala Puccini and Gaber Auditorium in Milan for “Società dei Concerti”, Sala Bossi in Bologna, Sassatelli Palace in Imola, La Fenice Theatre in Venice, Ponchielli Theatre in Cremona, Cappella Paolina of Quirinale Palace broadcasted live on Rai Radio3, Parco della Musica Auditorium in Rome, Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile.

Abroad she has played successfully France, Germany (Hr Sendesaal in Frankfurt), Austria (Mozarteum of Salisburgo), Sweden (Grunewaldsalen in Stockolm,Sandviken Festival), Czech Republic (Huqvaldy Festival), Slovenia (Ptuj Festival), Israele (Eilat Festival),Croazia (Zagreb Concert Hall), Great Britain (Royal Academy of Music,St Martin in the Fields, Italian Cultural Institute), Spain (Conservatorio Superior de Catalunya). In May 2014 she played at the prestigious Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields in London, in a Series dedicated to the best european musicians, and in 2015 she’s been invited again, for “Pianists of the world” Concert Series. Recent highlights include also a tour in Japan in October 2014 with performances at Opus Hall in Hyogo and at the famous Phoenix Hall in Osaka.

Sara is a devoted chamber musician: among several artists, she has played with members of Berliner Philarmoniker and she has shared the stages with leading musicians like K.Bogino, P.Vernikov, I.Volochine,A.Zemtsov,J.Ocic.

As a soloist, she’s worked with Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Roma Tre Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica of Chioggia ,Orchestra “Il Clavicembalo Verde”, “Musica Festival Donizetti” Orchestra, with italian conductors such as P. Belloli, S. Ligoratti, P.Perini, G.Pelliccia.

About contemporary music, new works has been dedicated to Sara. In 2015 she’s played the premiere of Third Book of “Près” for piano by the composer Stefano Gervasoni, including some pieces dedicated to her. In 2016 she will work with the young Italian composer Andrea Damiano Cotti on a new work. In 2009 she has played during a concert the First Sonata by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin for the composer himself.

After graduation with highest honors at ”G. Donizetti” Conservatory in Bergamo as student of M° Maria Grazia Bellocchio, from 2007 she focused her studies on the Russian School under the guidance of Konstantin Bogino, at the Santa Cecilia Academy in Bergamo. In 2011 she obtained with highest marks the Chamber music Degree at Pianistic Academy "Incontri col Maestro" in Imola, under the guidance of Tchaikovsky trio.

Ms. Costa was selected to participate in many musical masterclasses throughout Europe, like Mozarteum (Salzburg), Hochshule fur music (Koln), Royal College (Stockholm), Ecole Normal "A.Cortot" (Paris), Royal Academy and Royal College (London),working with such distinguished musicians as Norma Fisher, S. Dorensky, V.Lobanov, P.Gililov, M.Widlund, A.Kornienko, M.Roscoe, M.Ribicki.

Sara is recipient of many awards : Mayr Award, E. Gavasso Award, First prize in the International Piano Forum in Chioggia, Finalist at the European Piano Competition "M. Fiorentini" in La Spezia. She received as well scholarship from Accademia Perosi of Biella (2008) and Royal Academy of London (2011).

She've got the Third Prize at Open Piano Competition 2013 in Turin, Italy.

Selections of her concerts have often been broadcast by international television and radio stations, such as RAI Radio3, Radio Classica, Radio Vaticana.

In 2010 she released a cd/dvd dedicated to Tchaikovsky in duo with the violinist C.J. Saccon, for Wide Classique Label. In 2010 she released a cd/dvd dedicated to Tchaikovsky in duo with the violinist C.J. Saccon, for Wide Classique Label. She’s actually working on a new cd project.

She plays duo with violinist Germana Porcu and,together with the cellist Matilda Colliard they've founded Trio Carducci.
She also plays piano duo with pianist Fabiano Casanova.

As a teacher, Ms. Costa had already been invited to give public master classes in Italy and she regularly teaches in some academies in Italy.

In 2015 she has founded Associazione Culturale Cluster, with the aim ti promote music and different cultural activities.

From November 2013 she's Piano professor at "G.Donizetti" Conservatory in Bergamo.


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NameCosta, Sara
Born inItaly, Europe
Home LocationMilano, Italy
Main languageItalian
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