Campus Address: Rockwell 203
Antonella Di Giulio is a pianist, a music theorist and a pedagogue. In addition to her doctoral studies in Music Theory and Musicology at the University at Buffalo, Antonella Di Giulio holds a Master Degree in piano performance from the same University, post -diploma certifications in piano performance, a diploma in piano from the Conservatory Santa Cecilia in Rome (Italy). As a researcher, her interests are in music cognition, theory of images in music, music as a language, harmonic language in contemporary music, Italian composers in the 20th century, set theory and Mathematics. She presented her research in several national and international Conferences.
She studied piano with Concita Capezza, Silvana Libardo, then thank to a European Union’s fellowship with Luigi Mostacci and Carla Giudici, in Germany with Sontraud Speidel and Michael Rische. While living in Europe, she had the possibility to take lessons from some of the best pianists and pedagogues and she was awarded in many national and international music competitions. The German Newspaper Rheinische Post describes her performances as enhanced by “…ihrer kompetente Virtuosität, ihrer breit gespannten Expressivität wie ihrer enormen Klangsensibilität…“ (her competent virtuosity, broad expressivity as well as her huge sound sensibility).
She regularly performs as a pianist for a number of associations and festivals , both as a soloist and in different chamber music ensemble. Antonella has been acclaimed for her exciting pianism and for her attention to the quality of sound, and has received particular praise for her outstanding pedagogical engagement. She holds the position of Artistic Director of numerous workshops and Festivals. She is often invited as a guest teacher and pianist for lectures, workshops, and seminars. She joined SUNY Buffalo State College in 2015.