With flair and passion, italian pianist Sara Costa walks on international stages, playing as soloist and chamber musician.
Her vast repertoire spans from Bach to Kurtag, with attention to contemporary italian composers.
In Italy she’s a regular guest artists in the main Festivals and Concert Institutions of the country. She performed in Rome for “I Concerti del Quirinale” live on Radio3 and at Auditorium Parco della Musica, in Milan for “Società dei Concerti”, at Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile, at Teatro Donizetti and Sala Piatti in Bergamo, just to name a few.
Abroad, Sara has performed in Europe, China, Japan and Israel.
Among the others, in Europe Sara has played at Royal Albert Hall and Saint Martin-in-the-fields in London, at Hr Sendesaal in Frankfurt, at Grunewaldsalen in Stockolm, at Huqyaldy Festival (Czech Republic), at Zagreb Concert Hall (Croatia), at Ptuj Festival (Slovenia).
Outside Europe, recent highlights include China (Beijing National Library Arts Centre, Tianjin Grand Theatre, Chengdu Concert Hall, Yangzhou Grand Theatre and Harbin Concert Hall), Japan (Phoenix Hall and Opus Hall in Osaka) and Israel (Eilat Festival).
As a soloist, she’s worked with Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Roma Tre Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica of Chioggia, Orchestra “Il Clavicembalo Verde”, “Musica Festival Donizetti” Orchestra in Bergamo, with italian conductors such as Stefano Ligoratti, Pietro Perini, Giovanni Pelliccia and Paolo Belloli.
Sara’s charismatic musicianship and devotion for chamber music has created numerous human and artistic collaborations across the globe with artists such as Pavel Vernikov, Igor Volochine, Alexander Zemtsov, soloits of the prestigious Berliner Philarmoniker, and in Italy with violinist Christian Saccon.
She has a piano duo with Fabiano Casanova (two pianos and four hands), and they are going to release their firts four hands CD for Da Vinci Classics label in 2019.
Discography includes also a CD with violinist Christian Saccon (2011 - Wide Classique) , a CD with violinist Germana Porcu ( June 2018 – Da Vinci Classics) and a CD with Trio Carducci (December 2018 – Brilliant Classics).
About contemporary music, new works has been dedicated to Sara. In 2015 she played the premiere of Third Book of “Près” for piano by the composer Stefano Gervasoni, including one piece dedicated to her. In 2009 she compellingly played in front of the famous Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin his First Sonata.
Born in 1984 in Bergamo, Sara started to play piano at the age of 8 under the guidance of her father, who is an amateur organist and grew up in a family with a strong love for music.
Her training is rooted in some of the best international pedagogical traditions.
After graduation with highest honors at “G. Donizetti” Conservatory in Bergamo as student of Maria Grazia Bellocchio, from 2007 she focused her studies on the Russian School under the guidance of Konstantin Bogino, at the Santa Cecilia Academy in Bergamo. In 2011 she obtained with highest marks the Chamber music Degree at Pianistic Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, under the guidance of Tchaikovsky Trio.
Sara has also been selected to participate in many prestigious masterclasses by Norma Fisher, Martin Roscoe, Sergei Dorensky, Vasilly Lobanov, Pavel Gililov, Mats Widlund, Alexei Kornienko, Marian Rybicki.
Sara is recipient of many awards: Mayr Award, Edoardo Gavasso Award, First prize in the International Piano Forum in Chioggia, Third Prize at Open Piano Competition in London (2013). She received as well scholarship from Accademia Perosi of Biella (2008) and Royal Academy of London (2011).
Sara’s concerts are often broadcast by national public radios, such as Rai, Radio Classica and Radio Vaticana.
Her interest for synaesthetic experiences in music led Sara to give life to an association, together with other friends, with the aim to promote music and contamination among arts. Associazione Cluster has also the purpose to promote young talents, giving them the possibility to perform.
She is Artistic Director, together with Fabiano Casanova, of “Il Castello Armonico” Concert Season.
Sara is also a beloved and passionate teacher.
From November 2013 she’s Piano professor for pre-academic courses at “G.Donizetti” Conservatory in Bergamo.
Her love for sharing emotions and music experience have established Sara among the finest and versatile italian concert pianists of new generation.