Elenlucia Pappalardo

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Junior Guildhall


Elenlucia started her musical education at the Conservatory of Music "Vincenzo Bellini" in Palermo, Italy obtaining a Diploma in Piano with the highest marks and cum laude. She later trained with Michele Campanella at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena where she was awarded the Diploma of Merit. Elenlucia continued her studies at the Royal College of Music where she studied with Andrew Ball and Gordon Fergus-Thompson and was awarded a Masters of Music in Advanced Performance and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Performance (Harpsichord and Fortepiano) both with distinction. While at the RCM, Elenlucia was awarded a number of prizes and scholarships including the Ruth Dyson Award, the Nick Ferguson Award, the Amadeus Fortepiano Prize (first prize), the prestigious Kendall Taylor Beethoven Prize (first prize) awarded by John Lill and scholarships from the Italian cultural association "Il Circolo" and the Derek Butler Trust. She was also selected as an Erasmus student to study at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. Elenlucia made her UK debut in Cambridge with the European Union Chamber Orchestra performing as a soloist the premiere of the piano concerto Makrya by A. Gagliano conducted by Julian Jacobson. Since then, she has performed in numerous recitals as a soloist and with orchestras in the UK and overseas including at St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly, the Royal Opera House, the Steinway Hall, the Houses of Parliament, Goldsmiths’ Hall and St John’s Smith Square and overseas at the Hotel de Ville in Brussels, the Wiener Saal at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Salle Cortot of the Ecole Normale in Paris, the Mannes College in New York, the Hussein Hall in Jordan, the Verdi Theatre in Pisa, the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Villa Rufolo in Ravello and the Politeama Garibaldi Theatre in Palermo. Elenlucia is an experienced chamber musician and is a member of the Mediterranea Trio, with which she performs regularly in numerous venues in the UK and abroad. The Trio enjoys playing a varied repertoire with an emphasis on contemporary music. Elenlucia is also a dedicated piano teacher and very much enjoys her teaching at Junior Guildhall.