Mariateresa Gallicchio was born on July 16th, 1997 in Bari, Italy. When she was 10 years old she started following piano lessons. What started as a hobby, became a big part of her life and she continued studying the piano during high school. After that she was accepted as a student at the conservatory where she earned the First Level Academic Diploma (first cycle) on March 8th, 2019 with a mark of 110/110, cum laude.
She then started the master program Piano Solo. She attended the second year of the program in the Netherlands, at the Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen.
During her studies she participated in national and international competitions like the 14th National Music Competition I. Strawinsky (96/100), the International Artistic Festival I colori dell’arte (97/100), Premio Mozart 2018 (95/100) and Premio musicale Internazionale Città di Foggia (98/100) in the category piano 4 hands.
She attended masterclasses with important pianists as Maria Grazia Bellocchio, Natalia Shokireva, Michele Campanella, Klaus Hellwig, François-Joël Thiollier, Konstantin Bogino, Michele Marvulli, Riccardo Risaliti and Igor Roma.
Mariateresa has performed in important cultural events and festival across Italy and she collaborated with the orchestra Musica in Gioco for a few years, during which she played in a variety of events, such as the Talos Festival of Ruvo di Puglia, in Note d’autore in Conservatorio di Musica N. Piccinni on 26th of April 2018 . For the presentation of a book, in Concertosa 2019, in Certosa di San Martino, Naples.
In the last three years, she worked as accompanist of the choir Incanto Armonico in Bari, part of ARCOP (Associazione Regionale Cori Pugliesi), the regional association of choirs in Puglia, conducted by Bepi Speranza.
During her stay in Groningen, she started a collaboration with the choir Estrellas of Groningen, conducted by Wilfred Reneman, with whom it was possible to work with serenity and complicity from the beginning, thanks to the pleasant and welcoming environment. Due to the great experience in Groningen, she enrolled for the Master of Music in Piano at Prins Claus Conservatorium.