PROGRAMME OF MUSIC
Granados The Love and Death Ballad no 5 ‘El Amor y la
Glinka/Balalirev The Lark
Debussy Hommage and Mouvement from Images Book 1
Debussy La Catedral Engloutie
Ginastera Danzas Argentinas, Op.2
1. Danza del viejo Boyero
2. Danza de la moza donosa
Leighton Study Op.22 No. 3
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Chiara Lordi is twenty years old and originally from Italy but has lived in Scotland her whole life. She started playing the piano at the age of 6 with private tutor, Erica Salvatore. From the age of 12 to 18 she was a student at the City of Edinburgh Music School studying with Lynda Cochrane at one of the UK’s specialist music schools.
A first prize winner of the James Waterhouse Piano Competition, Chiara had the opportunity to play at Steinway Hall in London. She also received First Prize in various competitions at the Edinburgh International Festival and has performed as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival numerous times. She has also competed in the BBC Young Musician of the Year. In 2015, she performed as a soloist in the prestigious concert venue in Edinburgh, the Usher Hall, where esteemed pianists such as Steven Osbourne, Yuja Wang and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet have performed. She has also given solo recitals around the UK, including the Queens Hall in Edinburgh and the C. Bechstein Centre in Manchester. Chiara has been invited to perform at Saint Ann’s Church in Manchester in the Autumn.
Chiara has received masterclasses from distinguished pianists, including Steven Osbourne, Margaret Fingerhut, Katya Apekisheva and Elise Richard. Chiara’s repertoire varies from Baroque to 20th Century but she feels especially connected to the Romantic era.
Chiara joined the Royal Northern College of Music in the year 2020 as a first year undergraduate student in Manchester and is now studying with Helen Krizos. She is looking forward to enjoying all the many performing and learning experiences she will receive during her studies.
In addition to her love of the piano, Chiara is also a singer and songwriter who is fluent in English and Italian but can also speak French and Spanish.