An Italian native, Danila Tomassetti holds an MM with honors in Piano Performance, and is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in Piano Pedagogy under the guidance of Prof. Nikita Fitenko at The Catholic University of America. Danila has been the recipient of a full scholarship to complete her studies. Danila is thrilled to continue her work in teaching piano with Cardon Studios; she is passionately dedicated to piano and music theory teaching, having enjoyed teaching appointments in both public and private schools.
Danila began her piano studies during childhood in Italy. Her background reflects teachers of great repute from across the globe, including Prof. Ester Ponziani at the “Luisa D’Annunzio” Conservatory of Pescara, where she also attended Chamber Music classes with M’ Eduardo Hubert. Her well-rounded experience has crafted her into an adaptable teacher, eager to bring out the best in her students, while also developing a warm, supportive relationship.
An international performer, Danila has been featured by prestigious Italian music societies including “Mozartian Week” in Chieti, Teatro Massari in Rimini, Accademia Internazionale di Canto in Pesaro, Accademia Musicale Pescarese and “Luigi Barbara Society of Concerts” in Pescara; concerts at the Villa Torlonia, Brasilian Embassy and Concerti del Tempietto in Rome; during the famous Aurora Chamber Music Course and Aurora Hostfestival in Sweden; and also throughout Malta, Germany and Belgium.
A frequent competitor, Danila has won prizes in international piano competitions both for piano solo and chamber music, such as “European Music Competition- Città di Moncalieri”, Concorso “Euterpe”- Corato,“Lia Tortora” – Città della Pieve, “Piano Competition Città di San Giovanni Teatino”. In 2014, she won the 3rd Prize in the First International Piano Competition in Italy, together with the Special Prize for the best performance of Scarlatti. Most recently, Danila earned a Special Mention at the IBLA International Competition, and Grand Prize for the performance of a Russian contemporary piece.