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Leonora Armellini was awarded the Fifth Prize at the very prestigious 18th Chopin Competition in Warsaw, the first young Italian woman to be on the podium of the competition that crowns the best pianists in the world.

Praised for the "extraordinary musicality and beauty of sound", Leonora Armellini has obtained numerous awards and recognitions, and regularly holds concerts as a soloist and chamber musician for festivals and concert seasons in Italy and throughout Europe, in China, South Korea, Japan. , United States.

Leonora Armellini she was a very young winner of the “Janina Nawrocka Prize” for the “extraordinary musicality and beauty of sound” at the “Fryderyk Chopin” International Piano Competition in Warsaw (2010). The result was brilliantly confirmed in the 2021 edition, with a Fifth Prize that makes her the first Italian woman to have climbed the heights of the competition considered the top of the world piano competitions.


Leonora Armellini (1992), daughter of art, approaches the study of the piano at the age of four with Laura Palmieri and graduates at twelve obtaining full marks with honors and special mention. In 2005 she unanimously won the XXII Venice Prize, reserved for the best graduates of the Italian Conservatories, and continued her training with Sergio Perticaroli at the Accademia di S. Cecilia in Rome, graduating with honors at the age of seventeen and thus becoming the youngest graduated from the prestigious institution. He perfected himself with Lilya Zilberstein and Marian Mika, and graduated from the “Incontri col Maestro” Piano Academy in Imola with Boris Petrushansky (2018).


Among the numerous awards and recognitions for her artistic and human qualities, Leonora received in 2013 from the hands of Zubin Mehta the “Galileo 2000 Pentagramma d'oro” award for her “great courage and musical talent”. In May 2013, the National Association of Music Critics decided to award the "XXXII Abbiati Prize", "Premo Piero Farulli", to the Trio formed by Leonora, Laura Marzadori and Ludovico Armellini (Piano, Violin and Cello).


He regularly holds concerts as a soloist and chamber musician for festivals and concert seasons in Italy and abroad (Carnegie Hall in New York, Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Salle Cortot in Paris, Warsaw Philharmonic, La Fenice Theater in Venice, Martha Argerich Project in Lugano, and throughout Europe, China, South Korea, Japan ...), and was joined by numerous orchestras including the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Padua and Veneto Orchestra, I Solisti Veneti, the Turin Philharmonic Orchestra , the La Fenice Theater Orchestra, the Verona Arena Orchestra, the Ukrainian National Orchestra, the Warsaw Symphony, the Lodz Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (Poland) ...


Leonora is the protagonist of numerous recording projects; The most recent release is the “Piano Recital” DVD published by ContempoArs containing, among others, the Studi op. 25 by Chopin, and a CD published by Brilliant Classics containing Poulenc's Concerto for two pianos and orchestra, Britten's Scottish Ballad and Debussy's Première Suite for 4 hands piano in the formation of the Piano Duo of Padua (with pianist Mattia Ometto), Orchestra of Padua and Veneto and the conductor Luigi Piovano. In the same formation he also recorded the complete work for two pianos by Brahms for Da Vinci Classics.


She was invited by Italian and foreign radio and television stations for broadcasts of interviews and concerts including the "Concerti del Quirinale" and the guest appearance at the 2013 Sanremo Festival. Alongside Matteo Rampin she wrote and published the popular music book " Mozart was cool, Bach even more ”, published by Salani (2014), now in its seventh edition and translated and translated into Spanish.


He is currently Professor of Main Piano at the “A. Buzzolla ”of Adria (RO).


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(Photo by Lodovica Barbie)
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