Biography

Biography

Biografia

Maria Grazia Amoruso is pianist and organist. Her repertoire ranges from Frescobaldi and Bach to Dallapiccola and Castiglioni.

She has distinguished herself in national and international competitions, including the Schubert Competition and the Geneva Competition. She has been invited to the Festival Internazionale Europa Musica, the Festival Internazionale Ticino Musica, the Teatro Medina in Madrid, the International Holland Music Sessions and the Bergen Festival. She has collaborated with the Youth Philharmonic Association of Genoa, the Alma Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the University of Siena.

She began her musical career at the Niccolò Paganini Conservatory in Genoa, where she graduated in piano with honors. Later she studied with Lazar Berman, Jan Marisse Huizing, at the school of Tatia.

Maria Grazia was the student and protege of the maestro Giorgio Questa who guided her development as an organist and expert in the interpretation, analysis and performance of Italian compositions of the 16th and 17th centuries and of European works of the classical and romantic periods. Maria Grazia inherited the portative wooden organ constructed by Questa and has preserved his legacy by using it for concerts throughout Europe.

In 2006 she conceived and initiated the International Music Festival Isola di Capraia. She has served as the festival’s music director since its inception.

She played Franz Joseph Haydn's concerts for organ and orchestra at the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa and during the Rolli Days she held four concerts in the Ligurian capital with the GOG (Giovine Orchestra Genovese).

She has recorded for the record companies Devega, Philarmonia and Zecchini several CDs for piano with music by Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Fauré, Debussy and two CDs with Giorgio Questa's organ.