Anna d'Errico, Piano

Born in Venice, Anna D’Errico attended the piano courses in her native city and there furthered her studies with the acclaimed pianist Eugenio Bagnoli. She perfected with notable teachers such as Joaquin Achucarro (Accademia Chigiana, Siena), Rudolph Buchbinder (Zurich), Piero Rattalino, Howard Shelley, Francois-Joel Thiollier, Giuliana Gulli and Nino Gardi.

She has been performing in some of the most important festivals and institutions around the world, such as Lucerne Fesival, Carnegie Hall, Peter J. Sharp Theatre New York, Essen Philarmonie, Mozarteum Salzburg, Konzerthaus Berlin, Theatre la Fenice Venice, Mito Art Tower Japan, Edenkorben Festival, Auditorio Nacional Reina Sofia Madrid, ZKM Karlsruhe, and touring with solo recitals in Europe and the United States. Anna has debuted with prestigeous Italian orchestras including Orchestra La Fenice di Venezia, and Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto.

Anna D’Errico is deeply interested in modern and contemporary music, for which she has specialized with Hideki Nagano and Sebastien Vichard, pianists of Ensemble Intercontemporain, and with Ensemble Modern as a member of the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt. Together with the IEMA ensemble, she has taken part in many musical projects in Frankfurt, Berlin, Karlsruhe and Madrid. She performed the piano concerto by Galina Ustwolskaia at the Konzerthaus Berlin, conducted by Igor Dronov.

In 2007 and 2008 she toured under the baton of Pierre Boulez, performing also his masterpiece Sur incises for 3 pianos, 3 percussionists and 3 harps, for which the New York Times has praised the “rare combination of reckless abandon and polished professionalism” of the ensemble. She has played with Ensemble Modern at Ultraschall Festival, Berlin, and in Frankfurt.
She has collaborated with many composers and has premiered several works, working in contact with such composers as Pierre Boulez, Helmut Lachenmann, Heinz Holliger, Claudio Ambrosini, Georg Widmann, George Benjamin and Joshi Yuasa as well as with conductors such as Peter Eötvös, Ilan Volkov and Jean Deroyer.

Since 2009 she works together with the Trio Fibonacci, the piano trio based in Montreal internationally recognized for its brilliant performances of contemporary repertoire. A recording dedicated to works for trio by Canadian composers has been released by CMC.
She has recorded for the label Ars Publica, premiering a cycle of compositions for four-hands piano, written after poems of D’Errico herself. This recording has been enthusiastically reviewed by the Italian press.

As a piano teacher she has been invited to give masterclasses in the USA (University of Minnesota Duluth, St. Norbert College in Green Bay), and has taught principal piano at the Conservatory of Foggia in Italy.

Anna D’Errico is currently a member of FramEnsemble (Italy) and of Ensemble Interface (Germany).

Updated: 2010-09-27

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