Assunta Cavallari

Assunta Cavallari was born in Roma (Italy) in 1969.
She studied Piano and Composition at the Conservatorio di Roma "Santa Cecilia", where she graduated in Piano (1991) and in Chamber Music (1993). She continued her musical studies under the guidance of Sandro De Palma (1992,1993), Luciano Cerroni (1992) and Hortense Cartier-Bresson (1995). She attended the Chamber Music courses held by Riccardo Brengola at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana di Siena (1991,1993). She also attended several master classes held by Gyorgy Sandor, Marisa Candeloro, Ruggero Ricci, Piero Rattalino, Aldo Tramma, and she participated in the "Festival des Arcs" (Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France, 1995), as solo pianist and as member of different chamber ensembles.
She won the 3rd national competition "Giovani Musicisti del Gargano" (1993), the chamber music national competition of the "Accademia Internazionale dei Dioscuri" (1992) and the piano competitions "G. Rospigliosi" (1996) and "Riviera della Versilia" (1999). She is one of the co-founders of "Medea Quartet" (violin, viola, cello and piano), which has been performing original compositions in world première since its foundation and gained the "Clementi Award" (Roma, 2007). As an expert of chamber music, she explored the liederistic repertoire in trio with soprano and clarinet, and she has been playing in duo with violin or cello or in piano-four-hands duo since 1992, being invited to participate to the major classical music festivals in Italy.
Parallely to her activity as a piano performer, she has always showed interest in Music Teaching. She graduated with the highest honors (cum laude) in Music Teaching at the Conservatorio di Roma "Santa Cecilia" in 2003 and achieved a B.A. degree in Education Sciences at the Università "Roma Tre" in 2007. As an author, teacher and researcher in Music Teaching, she published several articles on the journal "4e40", edited by Sergio Miceli, and the essay "Divulgazione e didattica musicale nel mezzo audiovisivo. Dall'Istituto Luce alla RAI TV" ("Popularization and teaching of music in audiovisual media. From Istituto Luce to RAI TV"), in "La musica nel cinema e nella televisione", edited by Roberto Giuliani (Milano: Guerini Studio, 2011). Since 1998 she has been serving as president and artistic director of A.Gi.Mus. (Associazione Giovanile Musicale - Musical Youth Association), Section of Rieti. In 2000, she was appointed as member of the National Directing Committee of A.Gi.Mus.

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