IT | Stefania Amisano, pianist, was born in Novara (Italy). Besides graduating at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica di Alessandria, she also studied chamber music in Parma with Pierpaolo Maurizzi and completed her musicological studies at the University of Pavia. The Post-Graduated chamber music courses in the class of Maureen Jones and Dario De Rosa and the Trio di Trieste – first at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Florence, Italy) and later at the International Chamber Music Academy in Duino (Trieste, Italy) – were a crucial artistic and human experience in her musical life. She also specialized at prestigious international academies such as the Internationale Sommerakademie Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (Paratore), the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt (Chen, Wiget, Hodges) and the Stockhausen-Kurse für Musik in Kürten. She took part in several seminars and masterclasses with György and Marta Kurtág. Awarded at numerous national and international competitions, Stefania enjoys an international career as performing musician as soloist, in chamber music and contemporary music ensembles. Her solo recitals are focused on contemporary piano music; she has performed and premiered various works by both joung and established living composers like Agostino Di Scipio, Bernd Richard Deutsch, Fabio Nieder, Wei-Chieh Lin, Grzegorz Pieniek, Stefano Trevisi, Gerhard E. Winkler. Her unconventional, open-minded approach to music did give to realizing creative and unusual programs and crossover projects. Since 1991 she has been performing regularly with the Duo Novalis, founded together with the pianist Claudio Cristani. She is also a founding member of the music collective cantierezero, an ensemble devoted to the experimentation of new paths of contemporary chamber music, in synergy with electronics and digital arts.