I heard for the first time Carlotta Maestrini during a competition for young pianists: I have been struck by her natural musicality cure for the sound, not so frequent in that age, and so I agreed to welcome her to my home in Florence fora second audition. Since then we have started working together, and I could appreciate her musical passion, the seriousness and respect with which she accodates to each composer and her desire to take everything that I teli her during our lessons. Carlotta lives in music - the paterna! grandmother, Cesarina Riso, was a very famous Bra zilian pianist, and the mother Rosana is a lirica! soprano this undoubtedly contributes to a very intense and happy relationship with the "art of sounds", allowing her to dea!, with enthusiasm, the hard work to follow my lessons at the Fiesole's Music School and the Aca demic Class at the Conservatory of her city, Palermo, under the guidance of Donatella Sol lima. We have thought together which pieces to be included in the CD, which testifies an important moment of the technical and interpretative growth of Carlotta, which at the age of 13 is given this precious opportunity.
Carlotta Maestrini began studying the piano at the age of 5 with V. Adamo at the Conservatory of Palermo where, since 2015, she attends the pre-academic course under the guidance of D. Sollima. First Prize at the "A. Trombone" Competition in 2015, in December of the same year she performed at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania as the absolute winner of the international competition "G. Campochiaro". In 2016 she won the Second Prize at the Steinway Competition in Verona and made her debut at the Teatro Paisiello in Lecce with the Conservatory Orchestra conducted by F. Libetta. She performed in the United States in 2016 with the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra conducted by T. Simoncic, and in 2019 for the Key Biscayne Piano Festival and the Miami International Piano Festival, where she debuted with her first recital. Since 2017 she attends the Special Piano Course held by A. Lucchesini at the School of Music of Fiesole.