Chiara Saccone was born in 1985 in Florence.
She is a pianist specialized in contemporary music, although she plays all types of classical music – especially music from the early 1900s, as soloist and in ensembles. In the last few years she met and worked with composers like Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer, Simon Steen Andersen, Frederic Rzewski, Vinko Globokar, Wolfgang Rihm, Sofia Gubaidulina, Jennifer Walshe, Francesco Filidei and Filippo Perocco.
She gives recitals as soloist and with ensemble.
In 2018 she recorded for the label L&C, EmaVinci “Toccata” by Francesco Filidei and six “Preludi” by Filippo Perocco, moreover she recorded togheter with the soprano Letizia Dei “Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo” op.22 and “Cabaret songs” by Britten.
In 2017 she was invited at the International Edison Denisov. Symposium on Contemporary Music in Tomsk, Russia. She was guest in the Season Rondò 2016 in Milano where she played Stockhausen XII Klavierstueck. Since 2015 she collaborates with Ensemble Montaigne, with whom she played among others Chiffre 1 for piano and ensemble by Wolfgang Rihm, Triple Duo by Elliot Carter and Femme et oiseaux by Edison Denisov. In 2015 she played Mozart Concerto K 413 with Orchestra Toscana Classica.
Since 2012 Chiara has been working on Giuseppe Chiari, a Florentine composer and artist who died in 2007. In 2019 she played Chiari’s “Gesti sul piano” and “Metodo per suonare il pianoforte” in the Festival “Dialoghi sul comporre” in Reggio Emilia. In September 2020, she performed the “Metodo per suonare i crepitacoli” as part of the musicologist Luisa Santacesaria’s lesson for the “Corso della Musica” in the Festival Fabbriaca Europa 2020 in Florence.
Chiara played for the Luzern Festival am Sommer with the Junge Philharmonie Zentralschweiz directed by Andres Mustonen and with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra under the direction of Peter Eötvös.
Since she was a child she attended piano classes at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole with Maria Grazia Cantelli and graduated with the maximum note at the Istituto Musicale Pareggiato of Livorno in 2006. In 2010 she graduated the Master of Chamber Music cum laude at the Conservatorio Frescobaldi of Ferrara. Meanwhile, Chiara was part of the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana. She graduated the Master of Contemporary Art Performance at the Musik Hochschule of Luzern and won the scholarship “Swiss Government Excellence” for the years 2012-2013, which was conferred to the best students who have been admitted to a Swiss university. After her Diploma, Chiara studied piano with Paolo Bordoni and Pier Narciso Masi and she attended Masterclass with Andrea Lucchesini, Giuseppe Bruno, Ashley Wass, Ian Pace, Nicolas Hodges, Florian Hoelscher and Maria Grazia Bellocchio. In 2012 she won a scholarship for the Dartington Summer School. She attended the Impuls Academy in Graz in 2013 and the Internationale Ferienkurse Darmstadt 2014.