Ada Mauri

 

Born in Milan, she studied with Anita Porrini (the favourite student of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli) and graduated in piano at the Conservatory "G. Verdi" of Milan with full marks. Later on she perfected her instrumental skills with Alberto Mozzati and with Kurt Neumüller gaining a diploma at the Hochschule für Musik of Salzburg. She also attended harpsichord courses with Emilia Fadini and studied composition under the guidance of Burno Bettinelli. A prize-winner in various international competitions, she carried out an intensive activity both as a chamber musician and as a teacher (she was regular professor of piano at the Academy of Music "G. Nicolini" in Piacenza from '71 till '77).
From '77 she has been the principal pianist in the La Scala Theatre Orchestra, in which capacity she has extensively toured Italy and the inernational concert arena with the greatest conductors (such as Abbado, Berstein, Ceccato, Chailly, Kleiber, Maazel, Muti, Prête, Osawa, Sawallisch, etc.).
In this respect worth mentioning are the performances of Petrushka and Symphony of Psalms by Strawinsky under the baton of L. Bernstein, not to mention a concert including a collection of Mozart arias featuring M. Price and C. Abbado as protagonists. As a soloist she has often performed in neteworhty events flanking artists of the rank of M. Price, B. Cavallo, G. Davy, M. Ferrando, C. Gayer, G. Tirincanti; remarkable are also her discographical, radio and television achievements. Ada Mauri is a member of the "Linea Ensemble" he has taught coursesorganised by La Scala Academy Theatre
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