Fun-Tango, for Piano

DV 10743 76 Pages Contemporary


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“I have two languages and many languages.” It is in this way that Maria Gabriella Mariani defines herself, and in fact music always and narrative writing since several years, are two sides of the same coin for her. Martha Argerich appreciates her musical nature: “An extremely interesting talent; sure, imaginative, very artistic, her way of playing is so varied, it is never predictable […], I love her Scarbo […] Her improvisations are extraordinary”, in which she has been experimenting since childhood. Her piano origins belong to the Neapolitan school of Vincenzo Vitale, although she soon distanced herself not so much from the school of Vitale, but from the concept of school in general. She studied with Aldo Ciccolini in Italy and in Paris and graduated with the “Excellent” judgment from the “Lorenzo Perosi” International Academy in Biella. She studied chamber music with Trio di Trieste, although she preferred to play solo. At the age of 14 she made her debut at the Rimini “Aterforum”, receiving significant reviews in newspapers from the most important Italian critics; a few years later she obtained a scholarship in Paris for having won the Lucca piano competition entitled to Liszt and subsequently received a Prize of the Senate of the Italian Republic. She was first classified in numerous national and international competitions. Among her musical works and CDs, presented throughout Italy, among others, A. Barizza, N. Cattò, L. Ciammarughi, L. Segalla, S. Valanzuolo, L.Valente, A. Zignani, took care of them and the Neapolitan musicologist composer and director Roberto De Simone who, in 2014, devotes to her an essay focused on the possible ways of composing today, where he states that “the music of Maria Gabriella Mariani could declare the possibility of today’s creativity”. As a soloist she played for prestigious concert associations and theaters throughout Italy and abroad. Graduated in Literature, she wrote a thesis on Schumann entitled Schumann. Thought and fantasy and published scientific writings of music and literature and arts in collaboration with several Italian universities. Recently she was awarded in the USA with 4 Global Music Awards, as well as a composer, as an interpreter of French music, (Ravel Gaspard de la nuit) and of her piano works. Her works have received public and critical consent. Even Ciccolini, after listening to some of her music, expressed himself: “Her music reveals an very impressive creative sense, supported by exceptional piano-player skills and assisted by a complete mastery of the keyboard and by a search of tone-colour that is more unique than rare”.