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Biography

Born in Italy in 1987 into a family of musicians, Sara began to play by ear and improvise on the piano at the age of two. At seven years old she entered the Music Conservatory Arrigo Pedrollo in Vicenza, where she was a student of Antonio Rigobello, and two years later she gave her first solo recital. By the time she was eleven, Sara was already appearing as a soloist with orchestras throughout Italy. Her performances of Beethoven Piano Concerto n.3 and Schumann Concerto have been broadcast on the national radio and television with high acclaim.

After the Master's Degree summa cum laude at the age of 18, she studied at the Santa Cecilia Music Academy in Bergamo with Konstantin Bogino and at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg under Claudius Tanski and Imre Rohmann. In addition, she has taken precious advice from outstanding musicians and pedagogues, such as Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Pavel Gililov, Leonid Margarius, Benedetto Lupo and Lilya Zilberstein.

Winner of prestigious awards in Italy and abroad, such as the J.S. Bach Prize in Sestri Levante, the Silvio Omizzolo Prize in Padua, the Vito Frazzi Prize in Florence, the Mozartpreis at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Baden-Württemberg International Piano Competition (Germany), Sara has been performing as a soloist in prestigious venues including La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Bibiena in Mantova, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Ehrbar Saal in Vienna, Wiener Saal in Salzburg and Tanna Schulich Hall in Montrèal.

Also an enthusiastic recitalist and chamber musician, she performed with various ensembles from Duo up to Quintet, working together with great artists such as Rainer Schmidt, Wolfgang Redik, Igor Ozim, Enrico Bronzi and Alois Brandhofer. Her numerous appearances have included Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Sweden), Internationaler Konzertverein Bodensee (Germany), Salzburger Kammermusikfestival, LeXGiornate in Brescia, La Societá dei Concerti in Milan. During her studies she developed and refined her skills as a teacher, which led her to earn the Master's Degree in Piano Pedagogy at the Mozarteum in 2014. She has recently been appointed Piano Professor at the Music Conservatory Cesare Pollini in Padua. Upcoming engagements include concerts in Europe, USA and Mexico, also with her brother, renowned violinist Davide de Ascaniis. Sara and Davide have been performing together in concert halls worldwide since their childhood.

Upcoming Concerts

13.06.2020 Bonn, Musikstudio Paquè
27.04.2020 Rovigo, Palazzo Venezze
8.03.2020 Berlin, Löwenpalais

Past Concerts

19.01.2020 Padova, Sala dei Giganti
12.01.2020 Padova, Auditorium Pollini
15.09.2019 Trieste, Auditorium Casa della Musica
14.09.2019 Padova, Chiesa di Santa Caterina d´Alessandria
13.09.2019 Verona, Basilica di San Zeno
8.06.2019 Brescia, Conservatorio di Musica Luca Marenzio
19.05.2019 Berlin, Kulturhaus Schwartzsche Villa
18.05.2019 Bonn, Musikstudio Paquè
11.04.2019 Padova, Auditorium Pollini
31.03.2019 Scandicci (Firenźe), Sala Consiliare Orazio Barbieri
22.02.2019 Padova, Auditorium Pollini
9.02.2019 Venezia, Palazzo delle Prigioni
18.01.2019 Rubano, Auditorium dell´Assunta
13.01.2019 Padova, Sala dei Giganti
2.12.2018 Berlin, Kulturamt Steglitz-Zehlendorf
27.10.2018 Venezia, Palazzo Cavagnis
22.10.2018 Brescia, Salone Pietro da Cemmo
14.10.2018 Este, Villa Albrizzi
July 2018 California, iPalpiti Festival