:: biography

Thrilling … flawless
Fiona Maddocks, The Observer, London.

Her début album of piano music by George Enescu was widely acclaimed: “Saskia Giorgini’s idiomatic
virtuosity is completely at one with Enescu’s sound world … Giorgini has truly internalised this elusive, oddly gripping music, whetting the appetite for an eventual Enescu cycle” (Gramophone magazine)

She has now made three recordings for Pentatone: an acclaimed Schöne Müllerin with tenor Ian
Bostridge, and 2 CDs due to be released in Autumn 2021 – Respighi Songs and Liszt’s Harmonies
Poétiques et Religieuses.

Winner of the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg in 2016, where she also got the special prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work, Saskia Giorgini is also winner of the Chopin Special Prize at the 2015 Busoni Piano Competition. She is praised for her “unerring technique, a beautiful and moving sound, a phrasing full of fantasy and a pure musicality” (Salvatore Accardo).

Saskia Giorgini has appeared widely in acclaimed recitals and live radio recordings in halls and festivals
including the Lingotto–Hall in Turin, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Concerti del Quirinale in Rome,
Meistersingerhalle in Nürnberg, Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Großer Saal Stiftung Mozarteum in
Salzburg, Konzerthaus and Muzikverein in Wien, Philharmonia Skt. Petersburg, Tivoli Vredenburg in
Utrecht, Eindhoven Muziekgebouw, Utrecht Kamermuziek Festival, MiTo Settembre Musica Festival,
Unione Musicale Torino, Vancouver Summer Festival, Warsaw’s Filharmonia Narodowa, Festiwal
Katowice Kultura Natura, Seoul Arts Center, Cairo Opera House, Toppan Hall and Suntory Hall in
Tokio, Wigmore Hall in London.
She has played together with many orchestras, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra,
Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, CBC Radio Orchestra in Canada, under the baton of
conductors as Simon Gaudenz, Eliahu Inbal, Mario Bernardi, Antonello Manacorda,
Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Antonello Manacorda, Andrea Battistoni.

A special affinity for chamber music brings her regularly together with renowned partners: Ian
Bostridge, Vilde Frang, Martin Fröst, Janine Jansen, Gilles Apap, Mario Brunello, Thomas Demenga
and many others.

Upcoming projects include: the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, with the Athens State Orchestra and
Stefanos Tsialis, MiTo Festival in Italy, concerts at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, at the Konzerthaus
Wien, in Genève and in Amsterdam.

Ms. Giorgini received her first piano lessons at the age of four. At fifteen she was admitted to the piano
academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, where she studied with Riccardo Risaliti, Leonid Margarius
and Louis Lortie. At the same time she graduated from the Conservatorio di Torino with Claudio
Voghera, with the highest grades and honours. She then completed her studies at the  Accademia di
Musica di Pinerolo with Enrico Pace, at the KUG in Graz with Julius Drake, and at the Mozarteum
Salzburg with Pavel Gililov.

Saskia Giorgini is a Bösendorfer Artist.