*1997 in Italy
Sir András Schiff Performance Programme for Young Pianists
Studies with Sir András Schiff
funded by the Henle Scholarship endowed by the Günter Henle Foundation
Born in 1997 in Como (Italy), Martina Consonni debuted with an orchestra at the age of ten. Since then, she has won more than 55 first prizes in national and international competitions, for example the prestigious “Premio Venezia” competition, where she was awarded the "Casella Prize" as the youngest participant at the age of 14, and at the Bruno Bettinelli International Piano Competition in Treviglio.
At the age of fourteen, she graduated in piano with honours from the Vittadini Conservatory in Pavia, after having been introduced to the piano at the age of six under the guidance of Claudia Boz. In 2012, she was admitted to the prestigious International Piano Academy "Incontri col Maestro" in Imola, where she studied with the founder Franco Scala and later with Enrico Pace, her current teacher. In 2019, Martina completed her master's degree in chamber music with full marks at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome under the guidance of Carlo Fabiano. Since 2019, she has been studying for a masters in solo performance at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover with professor Arie Vardi, while also taking lessons in harpsichord and historical piano with Zvi Meniker.
A glimpse into my world: Martina Consonni
She has performed as a soloist at prestigious Italian venues such as Teatro La Fenice in Venice (Sale Apollinee and Sala Grande) and has collaborated with conductors such as Gelmini, Kessick, Boni, Bellisario and Terreni, and with orchestras such as the Orchestra Sinfonica di Alessandria, the Orchestra da Camera di Imola and the Orchestra Giovanile Pisana.
She has taken part in renowned festivals in Italy and abroad, including "Heidelberger Klavierwoche" in Germany, "Pianocity" in Milan, "Palermoclassica" in Palermo, "Debussy Festival" in Paris and the "Amiata Piano Festival" in Grosseto, to name a few. She gained further experience abroad at the Debussy Museum in Paris, at the Royal Academy of Music in Rome, at the Royal Albert Hall in London and at the Institute of Italian Culture in Paris.
Despite her young age, she was selected as a collaborative pianist for the "Chigimola" project, accompanying the masterclasses of Maestros Stefano Farulli, Enrico Bronzi, David Geringas and Christophe Desjardins at the Accademia Incontri col Maestro in Imola and at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.
In 2021, she participated in the Kronberg Academy Festival. Since October 2021 she has been studying on the Sir András Schiff Performance Programme for Young Pianists at Kronberg Academy. Her studies are funded by the Henle Scholarship endowed by the Horizon Foundation.
Martina Consonni in concert
Last updated: December 2021