Vittoria Quartararo is a versatile pianist whose repertoire encompasses a broad spectrum of musical works, from classical gems to contemporary discoveries.
She is particularly interested in collaborating with living composers and artists to create new concert formats and interdisciplinary projects involving video, light, movement, and texts.
Her focus is to explore the many bridges between the various artistic fields based on shared concepts and areas of research. Her anchor is to connect and work together, finding a way to intertwine each collaborator’s experiences, towards a collective artistic vision.
For that reason, chamber music represents the very core of her musicianship.
Her inspiration as an interpreter and a performer is interacting with others, resonating like sound does.
“Music is about participation, to me. The very act of listening requires an active attitude and a keen awareness. It’s like observing a tree, or a leaf, at once perceiving the world around and inside us. When I play, I invite my audience to resonate together.”
Vittoria Quartararo studied in Florence (Scuola di Musica di Fiesole) and in Cologne (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz), specializing in contemporary music and ensemble practice.
In the summer of 2019, she won a scholarship for an artistic residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, where she worked on the project La Brise du Son, which included the premiere of the piece Fête Nocturne (2019) by composer Antonio Covello. During this period, and thanks to the contact with other resident artists, she collaborated in multidisciplinary projects for the festival Les Traversées du Marais: Voyages.
With the Ensemble 20/21 in Cologne, she took part in several contemporary music festivals, such as Departure (Ensemble MusikFabrik), Acht Brücken Festival, and Forum für Neue Musik, broadcasted by the German radio (Deutschland Funk).
She is currently a member of the chamber groups Trio Grünewald, I Transiti, and Odelya, performing intensively in Europe.
She constantly shifts between the classical tradition of concert recitals and the more experimental forms of performance, where elements of improvisation and music theatre merge.
Modern language has brought her into contact with artists such as choreographer Georg Reischl and the Michael Douglas Kollektiv for the contemporary dance show Golden Trash (2013) on music by Morton Feldman.
Together with visual artist Viktoriia Sviatiuk, she also conceived the animation clip Résonances on music by Dutilleux.
She has premiered and recorded works by Friedrich Jaecker, Sophie Lacaze, Silvia Borzelli, and Daniel Cueto among others.
In 2021 she recorded her first solo album CD for the Label Brilliant Classics/PIANO CLASSICS focused on the complete piano music of Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013), with the support of NRW Kunststiftung, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft and IFM e.V.- Initiative für Musik Köln.