Chiara Naldi - Pianist
Chiara Naldi is an Italian classical pianist based in London.
She first started learning the piano at the age of 6 and at 13 she was admitted to the “G. B. Martini” Conservatoire in Bologna to study under the guidance of Professor Mauro Landi.
Chiara holds a Master’s Degree with Honours in Piano Performance from the Bologna Conservatoire. She recently completed a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she studied with Professor Sergio de Simone thanks to a Trinity College Scholarship and to the Henry Wood Trust.
She has been twice awarded the “Magone” scholarship for piano pupils of the Bologna Conservatoire. She has also attended classes with Professors Deniz Arman Gelenbe, Martino Tirimo, Margaret Fingerhut, Peter Tuite, Pascal Rogé, Jonathan Plowright on interpretation, Professor Douglas Finch for improvisation and Professors Carlo Mazzoli and Silvia Rambaldi for historically informed performance on fortepiano and harpsichord.
She has performed in numerous concerts in Italy (Cappella Farnese, Accademia Filarmonica, Istituto Liszt, Oratorio di S. Cecilia and Circolo degli Ufficiali in Bologna, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Sala Fellini in Faenza) and France (Salle Varèse, CNSMD in Lyon) and in London (The Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College, Peacock Room in Trinity Laban, Blackheath Halls, The Polish Hearth Club, York Hall at Spitalfield Music Festival).
Her repertoire ranges from Baroque to Contemporary music and improvisation, she enjoys performing as a soloist as well as a chamber musician and in large ensembles and orchestras. She has been collaborating with tenor Sandeep Gurrapadi since 2017, and together with Martha Maria Mitu they were joint winners at the Gladys Puttick Improvisation Competition in 2018. Chiara is also keen in collaborating with composers.
She deeply enjoys teaching pupils of all ages, she is committed to sharing her passion for the piano and she is constantly evolving and developing her teaching methods. Since 2017 she is a piano tutor at Greenwich Music School.