Winner of “Janina Nawrocka Award” for her “remarkable musicality and beauty of sound” in the International F. Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2010), since the age of 6 Leonora Armellini won many national and international competitions. At the age of 13, she won the first prize in “Premio Venezia” (in Venice, Italy) with a great success of public and critics, which was the start of her important concert career, and “C. Togni International Piano Competition” in Brescia in the section piano and orchestra (2009).
She made already more than 250 public appearances, as soloist and with orchestras, all over the Italy in important halls and theatres (Parco della Musica – Rome, Teatro La Fenice – Venice, Teatro Regio – Torino, Lingotto – Torino, Teatro Donizetti – Bergamo, Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine – Udine, etc. ), and in Paris (Salle Cortot), Warsaw (Teatr Polski), New York (Carnegie Weill Recital Hall), London, Wien, Prague, New Delhi, Tunis,…. She collaborated with many italian and foreign orchestras, with important conductors, such as Alexander Rabinovich-Barakowsky, Claudio Scimone, Zoltan Pesko, Anton Nanut, Damian Iorio, Daniele Giorgi, Giordano Bellincampi, Christopher Franklin, Corrado Rovaris, Massimiliano Caldi, Raffaele Napoli, Emilian Madey and others, playing Piano Concertos by Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Clara Schumann, Gershwin, Prokofiev. She is fascinated also by chamber music, playing music from piano duo, or with violin or cello to quintet with strings, with such artists as Lilya Zilberstein, Jeffrey Swann, Giovanni Angeleri, Sonig Tchakerian.
She recorded Chopin Piano Concerto n. 2 and Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante for piano and orchestra (2007) and Mozart Piano Concerto KV595 (2008) for the label “Velut Luna”. A lot of her concerts and interviews were broadcast by Italian and international TVs and radios, and her concert in Quirinale Palace in Rome (January 2009) were broadcast live for RAI Radio 3.
Leonora’s upcoming public appearances incude: a concert in the “Martha Argerich Project” in Lugano, as soloist and with the violinist Lucia Hall (June 2011), a recital in Rome organized by the Polish Embassy to celebrate the Polish Presidency in the Council of the European Union (July 2011), a concert for the “Festival Dino Ciani” in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, with Liszt Piano Concerto n. 1 (July 2011), a recital in the Great Hall of the Conservatory of Geneva for the Chopin Society (October 2011), a concert in the Concert Hall of Warsaw Philharmonic with Chopin Piano Concerto n.1 (May 2012).
Born in Padua (Italy) in 1992, June 25th, Leonora started playing the piano at the age of 4 with Laura Palmieri, with whom she graduated summa cum laude in the Conservatory when she was only 12. Then she studied with Sergio Perticaroli at the National Academy of S. Cecilia in Rome, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2009. She attended masterclasses with Prof. Lilya Zilberstein, following her in the “Hochschule fur Musik und Theater” of Hamburg too. She is presently studying with William Grant Nabore, attending his “Master in Piano Performance” at the Conservatory of Lugano (Switzerland). At the same time, she is student of Composition in the Conservatory of Padua.