Fiammetta Tarli plays regularly all over Europe, both as a soloist and in different chamber music groups, including Ofer Falk (former first violin of the Allegri Quartet), Rohan De Saram (former cellist of the Arditti Quartet), David Cohen, Roger Chase, conductors Muhai Tang, Stanislav Ushev, and Mas-similiano Caldi, and her husband Ivo Varbanov (two pianos – four hands).
Over the past season Fiammetta has performed in the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Italy, France, Germa-ny, Austria, and China. Highlights of her engagements include performances at Cadogan Hall and St John Smith Square, London, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, Royal Concert Hall, New Auditorium, Glas-gow, Honeywell Music Room, Oxford, St Georges, Bristol, Tianjin Concert Hall, China, and at festivals such as ‘Brahms Unwrapped’ at the Kings Place, London, Wye Valley Music Festival, ‘Conciertos Temáticos’ in Santander, the Sofia Music Weeks, the International Chamber Music Festival ‘Konver-gencie’ in Bratislava, Piano Extravaganza, Sofia, Les concerts du foyer Européen, Luxembourg, Ohrid Summer Festival, Macedonia, etc.
She started studying piano at the age of five with Giampiero Semeraro in Pisa, her hometown, and gave her first concert at nine. She earned her diploma in Piano Performance and Music Studies at the Flor-ence Conservatoire at the age of seventeen. She specialised in solo repertoire with Maria Tipo, Lydia Rocchetti Pezzati and Ilonka Deckers in Italy, and in chamber music with Iain Ledingham at Royal Academy of Music, London. She participated several times in masterclasses with Alexander Lonquich and Elio Battaglia. Her keen interests in literature and musicology prompted her to achieve her Master of Musicology and PhD at King’s College London. She has been leading masterclasses herself in London and at the Radom National Music School in Poland.
Together with Ivo Varbanov she founded a new audiophile record label: Independent Creative Sound and Music (ICSM) Records. Her concerts have been broadcast by RAI and Rete Toscana Classica (Italy), Slovak, Bulgarian and Spanish National Radios. Fiammetta’s recordings (two of them with Gega New, Bulgaria, three with ICSM Records and one with Lorelt Records, and three more along the way) have received wide acclaim by the international press (International Record Review, Rivista Musica, Fan-fare, Observer, Klassisk Musikkmagasin, HI-FI+). Her next projects include the publications of Mozart’s two-piano concertos (K 365 and K 242) recently recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra, Bruch Concerto for two pianos with the Gdansk Philarmonic, and more.
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