Marcela Fiorillo

Marcela Fiorillo portrait
Performance Teaching Fellow
Classical Piano

Marcela Fiorillo was born in Argentina. She graduated from the National Conservatory of Music and is a Licentiate of the UNA - National University of Arts, Buenos Aires-Argentina.

Marcela studied piano with H.Loustanau and C.Bronstein, chamber music with L.Spiller and composition with J.Ficher. She then studied at Bloomington University-USA, with A.Montecino and Menahem Pressler.

Marcela was awarded scholarships by Fundación Coliseum, Fundación Hirsh Von Buch, Camerata Bariloche and Mozarteum Argentino. Her career as pianist began in the most important venues of Argentina like Teatro Colón, Belgrano Auditorium, Teatro San Martín as well as radio and television. Marcela has performed in New York, Washington and Bloomington in USA. She gave master-classes and lectures at N.York University, Queens College, N.York City University and BID Cultural Centre, Washington. She has toured Italy and France. In China, she performed with the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra and gave master-classes at the Shanghai and Beijing Conservatories of Music and in 2015, she toured Malaysia, Thailand and Argentina. In 2016, she performed Beethoven Concerto N.4 with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.

In Australia, critics described her “consummate pianism of breathtaking technical assurance and deep expressive power” following concerts at the International Music, Canberra International Multicultural, ANU Ibero-American and Castlemaine Festivals and performances at Perth and Queensland universities. She performed for ABC Sunday Live, Kawai Series and the 8th Australasian and Fourth Western Australia Piano Pedagogy Conferences.

Marcela represented Australia at the International Homage to A.Soler. This year, she is invited to represent Australia at the International Homage to E.Granados.

Marcela received the Canberra Times “top ten concerts” award and “Canberra Critics Circle Award 2007“for “The Best Concert of the Year”. In 2008, she conducted the Australian Premiere of “María de Buenos Aires” by Piazzolla, awarded with the Canberra Critics Circle Award.

Commissioned by the Weereewa Festival, Marcela composed the Weereewa Suite-premiered in 2014-awarded with the Canberra Critics Circle Award 2014. She premiered works by Ginastera, Piazzolla, L.Rosa, Tauriello, Saenz, Kutnowski, Caamaño, Zorzi and García-Morillo.

Marcela's recordings include: Argentine Music, Argentine Composers from XIX and XX centuries, Cyrulnik-Fiorillo Live; A Voyage Across South American Music; Tango; Piano Works by Argentine Composers; The Greatness of Liszt and Beethoven; Passion-Five Centuries of Spanish Music; Piazzolla Anniversary; Weereewa Voices of the Land.

Marcela taught at the National Conservatory and Superior Conservatory of Music, Buenos Aires-Argentina, until 2007 and she has a private studio and teaches as part of the Performing Teaching Fellow program at ANU.

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