Maria Iaiza


Maria Iaiza was born in Italy in 1998. At the age of five, she began studying piano with Prof. Maria Puxeddu. She continued her training at the Jacopo Tomadini Conservatory of Udine in the class of Maestro Giovanni Baffero, where she obtained the Academic Diploma I with full marks and distinction in 2017. She attended the two-year specialist training at the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory in Trieste with Prof. Teresa Trevisan and obtained the academic diploma II cum laude in 2020. She deepened her studies in contemporary music in the Divertimento Ensemble with Prof. Maria Grazia Bellocchio. In addition, thanks to the Erasmus program, Maria studied with Prof. Thérèse Fahy, Professor at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and with Prof. Antoinette Van Zabner at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. She is currently studying chamber music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Prof. Chia Chou. 

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Maria improved thanks to master classes with renowned pianists such as Andrej Jasinsky, Aquiles delle Vigne, Roberto Cappello, Milana Chernyavska, Daniel Rivera, Pierluigiicie, Ayami Ikeba, Irene Russo, Maurizio Baglini, Anna d'Errico and Alexander Gadjiev. She is also a scholarship holder of the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein, where she regularly takes part in the intensive weeks and activities of the academy. 

Maria excelled in several competitions. In 2021, she won the 1st prize at the “Città di Treviso International Competition” in contemporary music, as well as other prizes such as the 1st prize at the “Paularo Competition”, at the “Città di Palmanova” Young Musicians Competition, at the “International Competition for Young Pianists” in Bitola (Macedonia) 2017, at the “Città di Stradella International Competition”, at the “International Piano Competition Lia Tortora” of Città della Pieve 2018, at the “International Music Competition Val Tidone”, at the “International Piano Competition in Vinci” (FI) and at the “International Piano Competition Città di Spoleto” in 2019. 

She performed Mantra by K. Stockhausen at the Teatro Verdi in Pordenone as well as recitals at the Mittelfest in Cividale, at the Trieste Prima Festival, in the Sala Darsena in Lignano, at the J. Tomadini Festival in Udine, in the Sala Marizza in Fogliano di Redipuglia, in the Circolo delle Generali in Trieste, in the Young Talents exhibition in Rovinj (Croatia), in the Palazzo Albrizzi in Venice, in the Season I Concerti del Conservatorio in Trieste, in Piano City Milan and Pordenone, in Radovlijca (Slovenia) and in the Casa della Musica in Cervignano del Friuli. 

Maria performs as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles, for example at the Theater Piccolo Salieri in Legnago, at the Theater Modena in Palmanova, at the Festival Satierose in the Theater Miela in Trieste, at the Ateneo Veneto in Venice, in the Sala Club Primo Rovis in Trieste, for the “Up-to-Penice” festival in Stradella, in Borgo Sabotino (LT), at the University of Vienna, in Slovenia and Croatia. In a piano duo and with live electronics, she performed new music by Pachini, Klauer and a monographic concert dedicated to Ivan Fedele. 

She performed as a soloist with the Giuseppe Verdi Civic Wind Orchestra in the 2018 season of the Theater Piccola Fenice in Trieste and for the Silent Film Festival in Pordenone in 2019. 

Maria was a winner of the L. Mari Scholarship as the best piano graduate of the 2016/2017 academic year at the Jacopo Tomadini Conservatory and received support from the Ananian Foundation in 2017 and 2019. 

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