“Irene Veneziano loves music rather than self-serving display and brings a welcome breath of modesty, culture, charm, refinement, poetry and dare I say it, the sensibility of the feminine to her fine playing” (M. Moran).
Irene Veneziano plays regularly all over the world. In January 2011 she had her debut at the Alla Scala Theatre in Milan, having great success from public and critics.
In Beijing she was appointed an honorary member of Beijing Bravoce Music Club and in Peru she received the honorific title “Visitante distinguida”. She was awarded the “G. Sinopoli” Scholarship, receiving the award from the President of the Italian Republic. In 2107 she was awarded the National Prize for culture “Toyp 2017” and she was also chosen for the exhibition “Donne. Mujeres italianas que han cambiado la historia” in Logroño (Rioja, Spain).
She was semifinalist in the prestigious 16th “International Piano Competition F. Chopin” in Warsaw 2010 and finalist at the “International German Piano Award” in Frankfurt 2015. She was awarded in more than 30 national and international piano competitions, including Prix Jean Clostre in Genève, Premio “Casella” in Premio Venezia competition, First Prize and Grand Prix at Tim Competition in Paris 2012.
Irene Veneziano performed on Radio Suisse Romande in Geneva, on Radio Popolare, on Radio3, on Radio Clásica-Radio Nacional de España, on Radio Classica. Her interviews appeared in several Tvs, Radios, and magazines.
She played with important musicians as the flutists W. Bennett, A. Griminelli, D. Formisano, A. Oliva (1° flute S. Cecilia in Roma), M. Marasco (1° flute ORT), M. Evangelisti (1° flute Opera in Roma), A. Morzenti (1° flute Staatstheater in Nürburg), A. Citterio (1° flute Pomeriggi Musicali in Milano), M. Zoni (1° flute Teatro Alla Scala in Milano), S. Careddu (1° flute Wiener Symphoniker in Wien), P. Taballione (1° flute Bayerische Staatsoper in München), A. Manco (1° flute Teatro alla Scala in Milano), M. Caroli (Professeur at the Académie Supérieure de musique in Strasbourg and at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg), S. Jacot (1° flute Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig); the clarinet players F. Meloni (1° clarinet Teatro Alla Scala in Milano), M. Giani (1° clarinet Pomeriggi Musicali in Milano); the 1° bassoon in Teatro Alla Scala in Milano V. Zucchiatti; the cellists M. Polidori and S. Laffranchini (1° cellos Teatro Alla Scala in Milano); the trumpet players Ph. Cobb (1° trumpet London Symphony Orchestra), A. Giuffredi; the violinists F. Dego, D. Alogna, A. Bidoli, D. Pascoletti (Concertino in Teatro Alla Scala in Milano); the singers S. Pirgu, P. Mazzocchetti, B. Frittoli, Amii Stewart; the guitarist E. Segre; the pianist B. Canino.
She worked with conductors as Y. Bashmet, S. Kochanovsky, P. C. Orizio, R. Seehafer, E. Lahoz, S. Vecerina, M. Brescia, M. Caldi, G. De Lorenzo, S. Pradoroux, F. Vigorito, E. Casella, R. Misto, M. Pennuto, R. Bacchini, S. Pignataro, L. Di Fronzo, M. A. Taddia, J. Bignamini, R. Pasquini, K. Goodman, V. Elner.
The musical magazine Amadeus published 3 her Cds, two piano solo Cds and one chamber music Cd. The musical magazine Suonare News published her cd on Celviano Grand Hybrid by Casio, whose she is testimonial. She recorded a Cd with music by the italian composers F. Salaris, A. Tetragoni, R. Vinciguerra, the last one published by Edizioni Curci. The label Velut Luna published a Cd four hands with the pianist E. Grasso “Sortilèges”. Edizioni Vigormusic published her compositions “Rêve” and “Profumo”.
She is artistic consultan of the music festival in the oncologies “Music donors”.
She held many annual and summer masterclasses in Italy and abroad (Cutigliano, San Benedetto del Tronto, Santa Margherita Ligure, Sesto Calende, Pistoia, Petralia Sottana, Sciacca, Cagliari, Verbania, Novara, Pordenone, Latisana, Ispra, Cesena, Gallarate, Vigevano, Vallo della Lucania, Eboli, Omegna, Crosio della Valle, Parempuyre in France).
She was called to take part of the jury of many national and international competitions (Omegna, Verona, Barazzo, Vescovato, Villarosa, Valstrona, Arcisate, Vallo della Lucania, Alessandria; Bonn, Augsburg, Daun and Halle in Germany).
She was artistic director of the Festival “From the lesson to the concert hall” organized in collaboration with Fazioli Pianoforti in Showroom Fazioli in Milano.
She is piano teacher at “G. Puccini” Conservatory in Gallarate and she has taught also in the Conservatories in Ravenna and Trapani.