Rossella Giannetti got her school leaving examinations and diplomas in piano and harpsichord with top marks at the Conservatorio “Luigi Cherubini” in Florence.  Later she studied piano and chamber music with Piernarciso Masi and enrolled at the Accademia Musicale Chiagiana di Siena to attend the harpsichord course held by Kenneth Gilbert (“Diploma di merito” 1996,1997 and 1999). She also studied clavichord and fortepiano with Joan Benson at the Geneva Conservatory of Music, with Christopher Hogwood at the Lausanne Conservatory of Music, with Ilton Wjuniski at the Music Academy of Villecroze (France) and with Paul Badura-Skoda at the Accademia del Fortepiano “Bartolomeo Cristofori” in Florence.

She studied with Christiane Jaccotet for four years at the Geneva Conservatory of Music and she got a Diploma di Perfezionamento. (Meglio mettere il titolo in lingua originale. Francese?) and in 1995 Il Premio di Virtuosità /Meglio mettere il titolo in lingua originale. Francese?) in Harpsichord, Basso Continuo and Ancient Music.

Thereafter she started studying conducting and in 2000 she was awarded the European “Bacchette in rosa” for young conductresses. In June 2003 she got the diploma in pedagogy and music teaching (Didattica della musica). In March 2007 she studied with Annaberta Conti and Piero Gargiulo at the Conservatorio “L. Cherubini” in Florence and specialized in musical disciplines (Discipline Musicali).

Along with teaching and playing, she does research focusing on transcription and publishing of music for the keyboard and music composed by women. She also collaborates as a consultant with the “Laboratorio di Restauro del Fortepiano” in Florence and is regularly invited, as a member of the jury, by national and international music competitions. She has also worked, as an expert in piano teaching (didattica pianistica), with the magazine “BeQuadro” and has published for Bérben and Eco. She has made recordings for the Italian label Bongiovanni.

In 2008/2009 she was head of the Accademia Musicale di San Casciano Val di Pesa near Florence. Over the last twenty years she has been awarded several prizes and taken part in numerous music festivals such as A.Gi.Mus, Società dei concerti Roberto Fioravanti, Umbria Estate di Todi, Gioventù musicale d'Italia, Festival Internazionale della Musica di San Gimignano, Festival Opera Barga, Festival de Musique Sacrée Perpignan and “The early Music Week End” South Bank Centre in London.

In Novembrer 2008 she gave a concert at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence for the opening  of the collection of musical instruments of the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini. In September 2009 she played the Opera Omnia by Gyorgy Ligeti during the Florence Chamber Music Festival.

She has also worked with several choirs and trained the choir and solo singers for the Ottavo Libro by Monteverdi performed at the Teatro Civico di Sassari (November 1993) and for “Euridice” by Peri performed in June 1996 at the Villa Demidoff (Florence), conducted by Alan Curtis. In December 1998 she toured with the Bachorchester Gutersloh (Germany) performing the Bach harpsichord concertos.

She played in the “Bach Festwochen” (1998 Amsoldingen and Thun, 1999 Amsoldingen and 2000 Bern and Thun) as a harpsichordist for the International Masterclasses.

From 1988 to 1999 she was piano teacher at the Accademia Musicale di Firenze. From 1995 to 1997 she was teacher of basso continuo and worked with the class of baroque singing taught by the soprano Rossana Bertini during the Ancient Music Courses held at the Accademia di San Felice in Florence. In June 2000 she worked as a harpsichordist in the baroque singing masterclass held by Jill Feldman. From 2000 to 2004 she was teacher of harpsichord, basso continuo and baroque ensemble at the Association “Polis” in Certaldo (Florence). In 2000 and 2001 Rossella held courses in “Introduzione al clavicembalo per bambini” at the Scuola Comunale di Musica “G: Verdi” in Prato. From 2001 to 2006 she was piano and harpsichord teacher at the same school. Since 2007 she has been holding masterclasses in harpsichord at the Associazione Musicale “Etruria Classica” in San Vincenzo (Livorno).




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