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Margherita Torretta

..so sit back and enjoy the beautiful and translucent interpretation of her Schumann

Bechstein Pianos, Berlin

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Some years ago, I could never guess that I would write now this article and that I would have a personal website with my biography and pictures as international solo pianist. Many years have passed since that winter evening in 2005, when my life literally changed. Suddenly, I woke up in a room in the burns unit of the hospital in Parma, with my whole body covered in bandages, at my right a big window, beyond which there were red and white- bricked palaces. For months, that window became my source of contemplation and light, to which I would address my thoughts and prayers. I had burns of deep second degree, five operations with skin grafts on the neck and on the legs. My face was reddened, but was not wounded, my hair got shorter, but my hands were left u ntouched. Those days and nights at the hospital seemed endless. They were rhythmed by the constant visits of the surgeons and the daily hour with my family, by my loneliness, by listening to Queen’s music with the nurses, by my moments of courage, when I tried to remain seated on the bed, although my muscles were not yet ready to, until I was able again to put my feet on the ground. I realized only after a while that I would never have the same body again, my skin stain on the the right thigh was gone, as all my certainties. My body was changed, together with my perception of pain and of joy. Even cherries in May tasted differently. The colour of the sky, the form of my grandmother’s hands, the sensation of leafing through a book, the odour of a candle, the perfume of the linden trees in my town, all felt different.

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Some years ago, I could never guess that I would write now this article and that I would have a personal website with my biography and pictures as international solo pianist. Many years have passed since that winter evening in 2005, when my life literally changed. Suddenly, I woke up in a room in the burns unit of the hospital in Parma, with my whole body covered in bandages, at my right a big window, beyond which there were red and white- bricked palaces. For months, that window became my source of contemplation and light, to which I would address my thoughts and prayers. I had burns of deep second degree, five operations with skin grafts on the neck and on the legs. My face was reddened, but was not wounded, my hair got shorter, but my hands were left u ntouched. Those days and nights at the hospital seemed endless. They were rhythmed by the constant visits of the surgeons and the daily hour with my family, by my loneliness, by listening to Queen’s music with the nurses, by my moments of courage, when I tried to remain seated on the bed, although my muscles were not yet ready to, until I was able again to put my feet on the ground.

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Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas Academy Records

“Margherita Torretta cast a fresh light on Scarlatti’s Sonatas making them seem as if we hear them for the first time.”

- Eugen Indjic

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“Margherita Torretta is a unique pianist and musical personality, her playing abounds in fantasy and original musical inventions of fine intelligence; she cast a fresh light on Scarlatti's Sonatas making them seem as if we hear them for the first time”
Eugen Indjic

Margherita Torretta affirms her artistic personality through her passion for music, fashion design, photography, poetry and dance, with the mission of expressing the value of beauty understood as a set of human qualities such as determination, courage and elegance.

Margherita is recognized as a great performer for her ability to perform Scarlatti's keyboard sonatas, with which she made her debut at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2015, thanks to the Debut International Piano Competition, that awarded her with the First Degree Diploma and the Carnegie Hall memorial medal.

Margherita has given concerts in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, England, Scotland, Switzerland, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, United States, Japan, in concert halls such as auditorium Arturo Toscanini of Teatro Alla Scala, Sala Verdi and Palazzo Reale in Milan, the ALTI hall in Kyoto, representing the nation Italy in the 23th Kyoto World festival, the Steinway Hall in London, the Marcello Amphitheater and Sala Baldini in Rome, Ehrbar Saal in Wien, The Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida, the college of Tchaikosvky Conservatory of Moscow, the Conservatory Maurice Ravel of Paris, the concert hall of Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw, the great hall of mirrors at Palacio Foz in Lisbon and many others.

Margherita regularly teaches in UK and abroad, organizing improvement courses and masterclasses for the promotion of the medical studies done by professors Laurent Boullet and Eckart Altenmuller in the right use of hands and body on the keyboard.
She is piano professor of IMF, the international summer music festival based in Munich and she is dedicated to chamber music with the German violinist Aloisia Dauer.

Margherita currently lives in London.

“Margherita Torretta is a phenomenon. She plays with passion, compassion and humanity. A great artist was born!”
William Grant Naboré

Born in Italy, near Piacenza, Margherita interrupts the classical dance for which she won two international scholarships at the Teatro Nuovo in Turin, to devote herself to piano, achieving her diploma with honors at the local conservatory G. Nicolini.

Later she perfected her studies at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan and received a substantial scholarship from the German foundation "Theo Lieven" to attend the Master in Performance and Interpretation at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, completed with honors. At the same time she is given the opportunity to be a student at the prestigious Lake Como Academy directed by the pianist and professor William Grant Naborè, having there the great chance to grow artistically with Charles Rosen ,Dmitri Baskirov, Fout's ong, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Malcon Bilson and Vladimir Mitchouk.
As a member of ICPA foundation based in Brussels with Professor Nelson Delle Vigne Fabbri and Presidents Jerome Lowenthal and Jerome Kugler as its founders, she received advice from Eugen Indjic, Bruno Rigutto, Michel Béroff, Piotr Folkert, Mikhail Karpov, Roberta Rust, Irena Kofman and Juan Olaya.

Her passion for visual arts and photography led her to collaborate with the famous British photographer Sophie Mayanne for the world project “Behind The Scars”, with the aim of witnessing a feminine beauty that deviates from the models of aesthetic perfection imposed by today's society.

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