In addition to her doctoral studies in Music Theory and Musicology at the University at Buffalo, Antonella Di Giulio holds a Master Degree in piano performance from the same University, post -diploma certifications in piano performance, a diploma in piano from the Conservatory Santa Cecilia in Rome (Italy). As a researcher, her interests are in music cognition, theory of images in music, music as a language, harmonic language in contemporary music, Italian composers in the XX century, set theory and Mathematics.
She studied piano with Luigi Mostacci and Carla Giudici thank to a European Union’s fellowship, and then in Germany with Sontraud Speidel and Michael Rische. While living in Europe, she had the possibility to take lessons from some of the best pianist and pedagogues, like Oxana Yablonskaya, Paul Badura Skoda, L. Hoffmann, Marcello Abbado, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Silvana Libardo, Roberto Cappello, Takaschy Yamazaky, Elza Kolodin, Sergio Fiorentino, Klaus Kauffmann, Walter Blankenheim, and Eugene Mougilevsky; she studied under the tutelage of Professor Lola Tavor in Milan and Geneve; she was also awarded in many national and international competitions. The German Newspaper Rheinische Post describes her performances as impressing ““… Mit ihrer kompetente Virtuosität, ihrer breit gespannten Expressivität wie ihrer enormen Klangsensibilität…“ (with her competent virtuosity, broad expressivity as well as her huge sound sensibility).
Her additional studies included pedagogy, teaching certifications, courses for music-management as well as workshops for group lessons at the piano. Antonella was music teacher trainer for the “Bertelmann’s Foundation” for the Project “Kita macht Musik”, has trained extensively in the Suzuki Method and Children Music Lab, she has authored a music workbook for preschool children, a music theory workbook, and “Sequenze libere”; she is editor for different professional and academic magazines and journals.
She regularly performs for a number of associations and festivals as a soloist and in different chamber music ensemble with a particular interest in Italian composers.(e.g. RAI – Italian television- International Festival Anzio – Petrassi, Messiaen- Kawai Europa – Krefeld, RWN – Krefeld, A.Gi.Mus., Roma, “Circolo sottoufficiali” Bologna, Marigliano, Klavierwochen Waldkraiburg, Ass. “Il Coretto” Bari, Monopoli, Festival Ostra, Weyden, Bayreuth, Plauen, Geldern, Mitrovica, Dortmund, Sonsbeck, Windhagen, Kalkar, Bremen, Firenze, Lipsia etc….)
Antonella has been acclaimed for her exciting and souveraen pianism and for her attention to the quality of sound, and has received particular praise for her outstanding pedagogical engagement. She teaches piano, early childhood music education, and general music education and holds the position of Artistic Director of numerous workshops and Festivals. Currently President of the Chromatic CLub of Buffalo, the oldest association for classical musicians in Western New York, she served in the board of directors for several years and is very in involved in the community.
She was faculty at the Accademia Pucciniana in Isernia, Kreismusikschule Kleve e.V., Buffalo Suzuki Strings and Buffalo State College. She is often invited as a guest teacher and pianist for lectures, summer camps, and seminars, and is the founder and artistic director of Woom Talent Center and of Interarts Academy.