Career Profile

Anna Clemente

Having recived her diploma in piano at age 18, she moved to Florence to continue her musical training, receiving her diploma in harpsichord. She subsequently furthered her studies at the Accademia Chigiana of Siena with Prof. Kenneth Gilbert and in numerous masterclasses with Prof. Robert Kohnen and Prof. Andrew Lawrence King.
She has performed at numerous prestigious musical gatherings in Italy and Europe, including Estate Fiesolana, Ceresio Estate (Lugano, CH), Altstadtherbst Kulturfestival (Düsseldorf), Arsenale Musica, Theate Musica Antiqua Festival, Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori, Festival Barocco di San Gimignano, Filarmonica Laudamo di Messina, Effetto Venezia, La Voce delle Donne.
She has been a guest performer of the Amici della Musica of Florence, Ferrara, Pescara and Monopoli. In 1984 she created the Ensemble Alamirè, recording with them the Symphony op. 2 of P. Sanmartini (Florentia Musicæ, 1996) and the Sonate Messinesi of Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi (Tactus, 2012). From 1989 to 1996 she performed with Modo Antiquo, recording pieces of Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Locatelli for Tactus. For Amadeus she recorded the Carmina Burana. The Tactus CD of Vivaldi was nominated for a Grammy award.
From 1991 to 2002 she was active in a duo with guitarist Carlo Mascilli Migliorini, performing at prestigious musical gatherings and for the National Television of Montenegro. The doe has recorded The Art of Playing the Guitar by Geminiani, receiving positive aclaim in the New York Times and many Italian magazines). They also recorded eStreams, music specifically composed for and dedicated to the duo.She has collaborated with a numerous musicians of note, including Andrea Tacchi, Pietro Bosna, Severino Gazzelloni, Howard Arman, Anthony Pay and the “Soloists of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino”. She has also collaborated with l’Homme Armé and Pro Cantione Antiqua. She participated in the production of the soundtrack for the movie “La Primavera di Michelangelo” of RAI and Tiber Cinematografica.
On many occasions she performed solo, executing a vast repertoire that includes Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Her orchestra performances and appearances at events are numerous, including the "Itinerari 2000" of Zagarolo, "Giubileo in Musica" in Rome, Il Saloncino della Pergola in Florence, "Concerti di Pavia" in Tavarnelle, "Un Castello di Suoni" in Empoli. She played with the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina and with the orchestra of the University of Florence. She has also recorded pieces of J.P. Sweelink and J.S. Bach for Map Aicsound.
In 2009 she was the artistic director of Musica Secreta, a Florentine review of music and literature. In 2012, together with Susanna Piolanti, she recorded the quartets op. 26 of Boccherini for two fortepianos. The performance was executed on original XIX century Schantz fortepianos. The magazineMusica gave it a very positive review, and the CD was also presented in the broadcast " Primo Movimento" of RAI 3 of the Italian National Radio.
She has recorded a CD of music composed between the XVIth and XVIIIth centuries in Lucca for Sonitus, on and the Cantatas of F.B. Conti for Tactus.
She is currently the Professor of Harpsichord and Ancient Keyboards at the Conservatory Arcangelo Corelli of Messina.