“​​​Without any compromise I can easily affirm that she is one of the best talents I ever found in my career”.
Fabio Bidini, pianist

I just loved Ilaria Loatelli’s playing, she created such wonderful variety of sound and color and her rhythmic energy, expression and tone, was simply wonderful. Her playing was always very moving and heartfelt. She is truly one of the very best young artists that I have heard in recent years.
Catherine Rollin, composer, Carnegie Hall

"The impossible challenge on the road to perfection is the artistic expression of the young artist from Verona, that hints at the lacework in Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli’s teachings. Her piano style of playing is one that moves between the two opposites of perfect childhood, dreams and the difficult and merciless game of hyperboles as she touches the keys with athleticism. A whirlwind of artistic dichotomy, spectacular."
L'Eco di Bergamo

"The young pianist at San Barnaba impressed with a difficult repertoire. She possesses a polished technique, maintained by a tumultuous personality. The determination, united with a long experience acquired in the several competitions she won as a young child, has permitted her to go above and beyond the challenges which one finds in Firebird and the diabolical Tarantella di Bravura. The pianist possesses an exceptional musical touch and a beautiful sound which emerged from the beauty of Strawinsky’’s Berceuse and in Liszt’s compositions."
Il Giornale di Brescia

Launched as an enfant prodige, Ilaria Loatelli, pianist, she has been the guest artist of the Golden Key Festival at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York on 2016.
Graduated cum laude at Santa Cecilia National Academy in Rome with Sergio Perticaroli, she gained the “Via Vittoria Award” from Sir Antonio Pappano as the best graduated of the year 2013.

She is Artist-in-Residence of "Consonanze Armoniche" concert season in Villa Vecelli Cavriani in Verona, where she performs a festival with some of the most renowned musicians yearly. She recently have had the pleasure to play with amazing artists like Ervis Gega, Valeria Zorina, Marco Fornaciari, Wolfgang Schröder, Reggie Clews (violin), Ramon Jaffe (cello), MPO String Quartet and the Ensemble Ars Mundi. 

She is the Artistic Director of "Scuole in Musica" National Music Competition in Verona, the biggest European competition for young musicisians with more than 5.000 applicants yearly, and of "Làszlò Spezzaferri" International Music Competition in Verona. 

She has performed throughout Europe, China, North America and Australia for more than 400 concerts at renowned festivals like the 69th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Primavera Pianistica in Antwerp, Da Bach a Bartòk in Imola, MITO Settembre Musica in Turin, Steinway Society in Verona, Festival de Musica de Coimbra, Seimanes Musicales in Crans Montana, Yamaha Festival in Milan, Festival delle Nazioni in Rome, Nei suoni dei luoghi International Music Festival, Amici di Campo Lo Feno at Elba Isle and in prestigious concert halls as Berlin's Konzerhaus, Kitzingen's Seiler Konzertsaal, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Romanian Academy and Teatro di Marcello in Rome, Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Teatro Goldoni in Florence, Teatro Vittoria in Turin, Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Teatro Manzoni and Auditorium in Milan, Conservatory and Teatro Académico Gil Vicente in Coimbra, National Conservatory, Museo do Combatente, Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos and Palacio Foz in Lisbon, Museu Nacional Soares do Reis in Oporto, Hong Tai Hall in Xiamen, York Theatre and Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney, Lywenyll Hall in Canberra, Chevalier College in Bowral (Australia), Ateneu in Bacau. 

At the age of 20 she was invited by the outstanding pianist Michel Dalberto to take part in the Crans Montana Summer Festival (Switzerland), where she played solo recitals and two piano recitals with him. She also took part in the Chopin Marathon in Milan with the legend Ivo Pogorelich, recorded by Mediaset Italian TV Channel.

During the develop of her career, she also won many prizes in competitions, like the 2014 Sony Classical Talent Scout in Milan and in 2013 she was awarded with the Second Prize at the 4th Southern Highlands International Piano Competition in Bowral (Australia). Se has also distinguished in several other international piano competitions like the 6th International Piano Competition "G. Pecar" in Gorizia (1st prize and special award for the best Mozart performance), 11th International Piano Competition "L. Gante" in Pordenone (2nd prize), the 5th Rhodos International piano competitiom, the 1st Alkan - Zimmerman piano competition in Athens, and she was selected to take part in Sydney International piano competition (2012 edition), in China International Piano Competition in Xiamen (2013) and Geza Anda International Piano Competition (2015).
During her career she recorded for Radio Classica, Radio Nacional Do Portugal, ABC Radio Australia, and for Mediaset, Euroclassical, TV Bacau and many other Italian TVchannels. Her first solo cd “Caleidoscope” was released in Portugal in 2014 for Flamme Records.

She debuted with orchestra at the age of nine and she has performed several times with Orquestra do Norte, Orchestra della Fondazione Arena di Verona, Filarmonica "Mihail Jora" of Bacau, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra da Camera di Alessandria, Orchestra Filarmonica  Italiana, Orchestra del Friuli Venezia Giulia.

​She began her piano studies at the age of six at the Conservatory "F. E. Dall'Abaco" in Verona with Prof. Laura Palmieri. During her childhood she won thirty first prizes in competitions for gifted children and debuted as soloist with orchestra at the age of nine. From 1999 to 2010 she continued at the International Piano Academy "Incontri col Maestro" of Imola with Prof. Franco Scala and Prof. Boris Petrushansky and she took her Master degree with full marks, full honors and a special mention at Verona Conservatory.

Ilaria Loatelli with Philippe Daverio, Festival della Bellezza, Mantova


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She is truly one of the very best young artists that I have heard in recent years.

Catherine Rollin


Ilaria Loatelli has been teaching at ​Talent Music Master Courses in Brescia and her students have won more than 100 prizes in national and international competitions during the years.

  1. August, 2019
    August, 2019
    Here with her Summer students Argina Aryutyunian and Armen Sahakyan, both finalists of 3rd Brescia Classica International Piano Competition.
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