Our professors are piano virtuosos, all having graduated from world renowned institutions such as the Royal Academy of Music and Manhattan School of Music. They have also performed in some of the world's most prestigious venues, from Wigmore Hall to Lincoln Centre.



Piano Professor

Born in Spilimbergo, Italy on 25 of December 1990, Caterina Toso started her musical journey at the Conservatorio “J. Tomadini” of Udine.

She earned a piano diploma with the highest grade and honours under the guidance of M° Andrea Carcano at the Conservatorio “A. Vivaldi” of Alessandria (Italy). Here, she later obtained a piano master’s degree with the highest grade and honours at the age of 22.

Caterina attended many masterclasses held by Benedetto Lupo, Folke Greasbeck, Roberto Cappello, Pascal Rogé, Bruno Canino and the piano duo Biondi-Brunialti. She also explored the world of the fortepiano with Bart van Oort and M° Gian Maria Bonino. In October 2010 she was chosen to take part in the Conservatorio “Vivaldi”’s project “study abroad” which allowed her to perfect herself at “Hugh Hodgson School of Music” (Georgia University - Athens, GA, USA).

She placed in the top three positions in both national and international competitions, such as: “Giovani Talenti” in San Bartolomeo al Mare (2005), “Città di Giussano” (2006), “Città di Terzo” (2007) and “Associazione Mendelssohn - Alassio” (2010); at the early age of 15 she unanimously won the “Maria Grazia Fabris’ prize” in Trieste with Daniel Oren as chairman of the jury.

She performed in Pordenone at the “Concerti Aperitivo”, at the “Sala Bergognone” in Nerviano, at the Cineteatro Baretti of Torino for three seasons of the show “Mozart Nacht und Tag”, several cities in Piemonte and Liguria, Montgenèvre (France) and at the “Sala Petrassi” of Parco della Musica in Rome for the “Maratona Liszt”, which was created and organised by M°Michele Campanella.

Caterina has always attached importance to chamber music too; she worked mostly together with string players and in 2014 she started a collaboration with the Austrian flutist Katrin Romako, with whom she performed in Switzerland. She has recently perfected her skills at the “Accademia Musicale Varesina” with M° Roberto Plano. In 2016 she won first prize at the international competition “Diapason d’Oro” in Pordenone and third prize at the national competition “Palma d’Oro” in San Benedetto del Tronto.

Caterina has been teaching the piano for almost ten years, both to children and adults. In order to deliver a natural and entertaining teaching style she became a certified teacher (level 1) in Suzuki and Willems method. She has also explored Gordon’s Music Learning Theory through workshops held at Highbury Park Music.