Contemporary Classics Composers' Festival

Armenia · 2019

Ministry of education, science, culture and sport of the RA






Costanza Principe


Costanza Principe

Ms Principe has been featured in concert series organised by organisations such as Settembre dell'Accademia Filarmonica di Verona, Serate Musicali, Ravello Festival, Festival Pianistico di Brescia e Bergamo, Giovine Orchestra Genovese and, on occasion of her Wigmore Hall recital debut in 2016, the Kirckman Concert Society in London. 

Past highlights include her London orchestral debut where she performed Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto op. 16 with the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra conducted by Manuel Lopez-Gomez;

performances of Rachmaninov Concerto n. 3 with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana at the Politeama Theatre in Palermo conducted by Gyorgy Rath, an Italian tournèe with the Turkish National Youth Orchestra conducted by Cem Mansur, and her French orchestral debut playing Beethoven Concerto n. 1 with Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice conducted by Gyorgy Rath.

Costanza Principe was born in Italy in 1993 and started playing the piano aged 6. After graduating from the Milan Conservatory in 2010 cum laude she obtained her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at the Royal Academy of Music with Christopher Elton in 2015 and her Master of Arts with Dinstinction and the DipRam, the highest award for an outstanding final performance. Throughout her studies, she has been generously supported by the Liversidge Award, the Hilda Day Scholarship, he Winifred Christie Award, the Skyrme Hart Foundation and the Craxton Memorial Award.

Her performances have been broadcast on Radio Classica, Italian TV and RaiRadio3.  She is currently studying with Benedetto Lupo at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

Since her public debut aged 7, Italian pianist Costanza Principe has performed extensively in Italy, UK, France and South America both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Winner of several prizes at national and international competitions, such as the Lilian Davies Prize from the Royal Academy of Music, the Beethoven Society of Europe Intercollegiate Piano Competition (2nd prize), the Premio Pecar International Competition in Gorizia, Italy (2nd prize) and the Concours International de Piano in Lagnysur Marne (2nd prize) and recipient of three consequent Martin Musical Scholarship awards from the MMSF/Philharmonia Orchestra, she made her debut with orchestra in 2008 playing three Mozart Concertos with the Filarmonici Europei Orchestra conducted by Aldo Ceccato. 

She has appeared as a soloist with, amongst the others, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, the Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Santa Fe, the Turkish National Youth Orchestra, the Orchestra del Teatro Coccia di Novara, the Melicus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana and the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, and she played in many prestigious concert halls and festivals in such as Wigmore Hall in London, Opera de Nice, Verdi Hall, Puccini Hall, Dal Verme Theatre, Milan Auditorium, Piccolo Theatre, Milan State and Bocconi Universities, Modern Art Gallery in Milan, Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Fraschini Theatre in Pavia, Rossini Theatre in Pesaro, Muse Theatre in Ancona, Politeama Theatre in Palermo, Lyceum in Florence, Cappella Paolina in Quirinale, Rome, Steinway Hall in London, Duke's Hall and David Josefowitz Halls in the Royal Academy of Music, Teatro 1ro de Mayo in Santa Fe (Argentina).



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