Elisa Marzorati

pianist

Creator and director of this project. Eclectic pianist, thanks to her international studies and to her not just classical music education, she begins to study the piano at the age of nine with Cristina Meyr. In 1988 she enters the piano class of Giorgio Lovato at the Conservatory B. Marcello of Venice.
During 1994 she lives in the USA, where studying at the Winston Churchill High School (Potomac, MD), as a member of the school band she plays in all the school performances, among them the jazz musical Chicago. In 1999 she achieves her Diploma at the Conservatory B. Marcello of Venice, attaining the highest possible grade. She specializes with Lucia Romanini in Milan (1997-1999) and Giorgio Vianello in Venice (2000-2001).
In 2001 she moves to Switzerland, where, at the Musikhochschule of Zürich, she studies chamber music with Eckart Heiligers, score arrangement and reading with Peter Solomon, Lieder repertoire with Daniel Fueter and Irwin Gage, jazz with Chris Wiesendanger and Adrian Frey, and didactics with Alwin Pfister. In 2002 at the same Musikhochschule she joins a Master Class by Alexander Lonquich. She receives an excellent Concert Degree for Piano Chamber Music in 2004 (Kammermusikkonzertdiplom) and in 2005 an outstanding Masters of Teaching (Lehrdiplom). Elisa Marzorati performs as a soloist, with singers, or in chamber music ensembles, mostly in Switzerland and Italy.
She has a B.A. in Music History Magna cum laude with a Thesis about the contemporary Italian composer Luca Mosca (2001), and a M.A. in Ethnomusicology Magna cum laude with a Thesis about the Afro-Cuban Carnival Music (2004) from the University Ca' Foscari of Venice.
Between 2005 and 2007 she joins the Taller de la música in Barcelona exploring a little more about jazz, latin jazz and improvisation with Riqui Sabatés, Vincenç Solsona and Ana Rosa Landa.
Her continuous interest for other music styles is shown in her long lasting collaboration with the rock-country band Guido Marzorati & the Blugos, the ambient, drone, glitchy experimentations with Enrico Coniglio, and the collaborations with various Argentine Tango ensembles.