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Artist renowned for innate elegance, communicativity and superb control of the keyboard, Stefania Argentieri graduates in piano in 2009, not yet twenty years old, with the highest marks and praise at the Conservatory "T. Schipa "in Lecce (IT), and later also with excellence the Biennial Academic Diploma in Music Disciplines as soloist at the "N.rota" Conservatory of Monopol i (IT). Following her extensive education route, she has brilliantly attended the three-year mastercourse in chamber music and solo performance at the Academy of Music in Florence with Pier Narciso MASI. She also obtaines the prestigious diploma at the Advanced Course at the Santa Cecilia Piano Music Academy in Piano with Sergio PERTICAROLI and Piano Music with Carlo FABIANO. She works intensively as teacher, she teaches Principal Piano at the Conservatory T.Schipa in Lecce. Stefania has recently received the Gold Medal at the Maison Des Artistes International Award, performing at the Great Hall of the Sapienza University in Rome; she also performed in Washington at the Italian Embassy in the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, in Los Angeles at the Italian Institute of Culture and, selected in piano duo, performed in the Concerto for two pianos and orchestra by Poulenc with the "N.Rota" orchestra of Monopoli. Stefania has continuous collaboration with major orchestras like Bacau Philarmonic Orchestra and she performed with such conductors like O.Balan, D.Frandes, M.Nitti and many others. She has performed, in addition to the numerous engagements in the United States, at the Athens ConcertHall in Bacau, Romania (Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 and Liszt Concert No. 2), at the Parco della Musica in Rome, at the CASC Auditorium of the Banca d ' Italy in Rome, at the Teatro dal Verme in Milan, at the Academy of Denmark, at the Academy of Spain in Rome, at Palazzo Albrizzi in Venice, for the European Young Festival in Passau (Germany) in piano duo "Tempietto Concerts" at Teatro Marcello in Rome, at Circolo Montecitorio, at the Policlinico Gemelli in Rome, for "Malcesine in Musica" (VR) at the State Archives of Brindisi, at the European Arts Academy "Aldo CIccolini" in Trani, Catania, Pescara, Valle Crosia (IM), Scicli, Viareggio, Ischia, Taranto, Foggia. He has also won the first prize in numerous competitions: "Ama Calabria" Lamezia Terme, "Hyperion" Ciampino (Rm), Mirabello in Musica, Mendelssohn Cup Taurisano (LE), "Città di San Gemini" , "Etrusca Riviera" (LI), "Euterpe" Corato (BA), "Città di Arezzo", "Rospigliosi" Lamporecchio (PT), "Gradus ad Certamen" Lastra a Signa (FI), Città di S.Giovanni Teatino "(CH), A.Gi.Mus (RM)," Rocchetta City "(IS). He also works in the editorial field, published by Florestano Edizioni di Bari: his recent works include the essay "Vertigini e Maschere", in-depth analysis of Carnaval op.9 by R.Schumann and a transcript for two Pianos on the ballet "The beautiful sleeping" Of PITchaikowsky, followed by others. His interest in the formation of piano duo derives from intense experience with his brother Giampaolo Argentieri, with whom he forms a stable duo winning in dozens of national and international competitions. In this area is a recent gratification for the duo as finalist at the prestigious "Grieg International Competition" in Oslo (Norway). He recorded for Vatican Radio, EuroClassicPlanet and IICC in Los Angeles. His artistic career has been enriched through international masterclasses held by great profiles of the world as C.Elton, R. Cappello, L. Margarius, A. Jasinski, A.Ciccolini, K.Bogino P.Bordoni. Stefania recently appeared as a Performing Artist on the US label Divine Art Records (partner Naxos of America), and in 2018 will be launched her debut album, fully dedicated to Sergej Prokofiev's great piano works. This big issue will be followed by numerous and special ambitious projects.
She lives in Brindisi (IT).