Chiara Cattani

The Harpsichord


She graduated with top marks and honors at the Piano Course, at the Harpsichord Course (with honorable mention) in Choral Conducting and at the Fortepiano Course. She completed her training at the harpsichord at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where she obtained the Post Graduate Harpsichord Degree. She studied piano under Denis Zardi, Pier Narciso Masi and Kostantin Bogino, harpsichord under Silvia Rambaldi, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini and Florian Birsak and fortepiano under Stefano Fiuzzi.

Awarded in several national and international competitions, she has an intense concert activity that has already brought her to perform in several concerts in Italy, France, England, Austria, Germany, Russia, Spain, Israel, Palestine, USA and Japan, as a soloist on the harpsichord and fortepiano, harpsichordist in chamber ensembles, soloist with orchestra, and pianist in chamber ensembles. Particularly relevant is her artistic activity with violinist Roberto Noferini since 2009, in which she alternates the three instruments.

Her intense recording activities includes the complete Sonatas for historical keyboards and the chamber music production by G. Sarti for the record label “Tactus”, and the Sonate op. II for violin and basso continuo by G.B. Somis.

Recently published is a double CD devoted to J.A. Hasse for the label “Concerto Classics”, with all the harpsichord production composed in Italy, which is getting important recognition from critics (5 stars CD for Amadeus Magazine, 5 stars CD last June 2019 for Musica Magazine). 

She is now Professor of Harpsichord and Historical Keyboards at the Conservatory in Benevento, accompanist of the baroque department at the Conservatory in Bolzano and of the baroque singers class at the Conservatory in Lecce.

She is musical assistent at the Ancient Music Festival in Innsbruck and works regularly as “Maestro Collaboratore”, “Maestro ai Recitativi” playing harpsichord and fortepiano, in important italian and european Theaters (Teatro Sociale in Bergamo, Teatro Regio in Torino, Staatsoper in Hamburg, Festspielhaus in Baden Baden, Mozarteum in Salzburg). She collaborates with prestigious Orchestras, like Academia Montis Regalis, Innsbrucker Festwochen Orchester, Freiburger Barockorchester.  

In the artistic field, she boasts musical collaborations with E.Onofri, O.Gaillard, O.Centurioni, G.Banditelli, G. Belfiori Doro, M. Valli, C. Rossi, S. Prina, S. Montanari, D. Oberlinger, E. Gubanska, Y. Revich, L. Marzadori, F. Dego, A. Dulbesten, L. Cavasanti, A. Helm.

She regularly plays with mezzosoprano Arianna Lanci and cello player Verena Laxgang, collaborates with several chamberistic ensembles playing on historical instruments and deepens the repertoire for harpsichord four hands together with Silvia Rambaldi.

She graduated in History of the Ancient World with honors with a dissertation on Papyrology.

She is the artistic director of the Summer musical masterclasses “Marco Allegri” in Faenza, in which she teaches piano and harpsichord.