Gabriele Baldocci, pianist

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music My father. Although he had nothing to do with music (he was a street cleaner), he bought an old upright piano, years before I was born. He is an extremely sensitive man, an obsessive music collector and an avid consumer. When I was a child, I was exposed to a wide range of…

Lucia Brighenti, pianist

I believe that a musician can feel accomplished and successful as long as he/she is staying faithful to his/her own values and beliefs: make music the best you can, love the music you are making and make other people love it; communicate and move people with your music.

Daniela Mastrandrea, pianist, composer & arranger

Who or what inspired you to take up the piano, and pursue a career in music? I was five years old when my aunt took me to my first music school. She convinced me to take piano lessons and my mother was given the hardest of the tasks… she had to persevere in order to…

Luca Buratto, pianist

your audience always deserves the best treatment possible, and that’s why l think that sincerity is the most important quality of an artist

Antimo Magnotta, pianist & composer

Antimo Magnotta was the resident pianist on the Costa Concordia cruise ship which famously collided with a submerged rock and sank off the coast of Tuscany in 2012. He has had to rebuild his life since the tragedy and here shares his thoughts about the creation of his album in response to it together with insights…