Bio

Paola Visconti began practicing music at the age of three and a half inspired and taught by her grandfather. She continued her musical studies taking piano lessons from Gerardo Chimini and eventually graduated at the Luca Marenzio conservatorium in Brescia, where she also earned a master's degree in Piano Performance. For the next ten years she perfected her technique under the guidance of Maestro Bruno Mezzena at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese. During this time she received a diploma for completing the three-year course of Alto Perfezionamento Pianistico.Paola continues to challenge herself in the study of post-tonal music. She attends a number of specialized master courses in Italy and abroad, striving to further refine her skills both theoretically and practically.
Mainly as a soloist she now performs repertoires of 18th Century to contemporary composers, with particular attention to Brescian musicians: she plays Luigi Manenti's complete piano works and many pieces by Camillo Togni, Franco Margola, Giancarlo Facchinetti, Mauro Montalbetti, Luca Tessadrelli. Her performance of Anton Webern's Variations Op. 27 was selected for an exhibition at M.I.T. Museum in spring 2014.
She graduated in Musicology at the University of Pavia-Cremona, with particular interest in music philology under the guidance of Professor Fabrizio Della Seta.
As a musicologist, she recently published the critical edition of Ferdinando Bertoni's Six quartets in collaboration with Simone Laghi for SEdM (Società Editrice di Musicologia).
She is currently a teacher at the School of Music Claudio Monteverdi in Crema. Also she is teaching at Associazione Musicale Ferdinando Bertoni in Desenzano del Garda where she is the artistic director.