Elenlucia Pappalardo

Elenlucia Pappalardo was born in Italy and began her studies at the Conservatory of Music Vincenzo Bellini in Palermo where she graduated in 1998 cum laude. She then studied with Michele Campanella at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena where she was awarded the Diploma of Merit. In July 2007 she was awarded a Master in Advanced Piano Performance with distinction from the Royal College of Music and in the same year she was offered a Ruth Dyson Award to study Harpsichord and Fortepiano at the RCM from where she graduated in July 2009 with distinction.

While at the RCM, Elenlucia has been a scholar from 2001 to 2003, was selected as an Erasmus student to study at the Universität der Kunste in Berlin in 2003 and was awarded both the Amadeus Fortepiano Prize in 2008 and the Kendall Taylor Beethoven Prize in 2006. She was also awarded the Nick Ferguson Piano Award and a scholarship from the Italian Cultural Association Il Circolo in 2005.

Elenlucia has given many recitals in the UK, Italy, Belgium, France, Austria and USA and has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the European Union Chamber Orchestra, the orchestra of the Palermo Conservatory of Music, the Contemporary Music Orchestra of Palermo, the Mediterranean Orchestra for Peace and the Dorking Philharmonic Orchestra.

Elenlucia is also a member of the Mediterranea Trio, with which she performs regularly in numerous venues around the UK. As a solo pianist, Elenlucia’s concerts in London have included performances at St James’s Piccadilly, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Italian Embassy, the Anglo-Italian Society in Bedford, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Blenheim Music Circle, the Steinway Hall, the Proms at St Jude’s, Händel House,the House of Parliament, the Goldsmith Hall and  the Royal Opera House.