Maria Pia Vetro
The Italian pianist Maria Pia Vetro has to her credit performances - both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles as well as with orchestra - in Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, England and Poland and in prestigious international festivals ("Paderewski Piano Academy” in Bydgoszcz, Poland; "Aurora Chamber Music Festival” in Vänersborg, Sweden; "Trinity Festival"in Croydon; ”Claviernacht" in Cologne, Germany). Since 2022 she plays for the German concert series “Weltklassik am Klavier”. She also dedicates herself to teaching the piano and is the artistic director of the "Musikalisches Wochenende im Grünen" Festival in Neunkirchen-Seelscheid.
After obtaining her first Piano Diploma as a private student at the “Tito Schipa” Conservatory in Lecce and graduating at the “Vincenzo Bellini” Music Institute in Catania with a II level Academic Degree, Maria Pia pursued further her piano studies - in Italy with Daniel Rivera and later in Germany with Fabio Bidini, under whose guidance she graduated with the Master of Music in 2019 at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne. She has also attended masterclasses by Masters such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Rena Shereshevskaya, Benedetto Lupo, Michele Marvulli, Homero Francesch, Claudio Martinez Mehner, Polina Leschenko, Peter Donohoe. Maria Pia has received awards in international competitions, including the First Prizes in the competitions “Città di Piove di Sacco” and “Premio Crescendo Città di Firenze” (2014). She also obtained a special recognition for music performance in the context of the 16th edition of the Prize entitled to the Sicilian poet "Ignazio Buttitta” (2014).