Steingraeber Piano Festival

WHERE: Zelioli Lanzini Conference Room
WHEN: 29th September | 10:15 am – 4:45 pm


  • 10.15 am – 11.00 am: Jazz Concert: Ernesto Noce, piano,
  • 11.30 am – 12.15 pm: Piano recital by Gloria D’atri
  • 12.30 pm – 1 pm: Lecture by Alexander Kerstan, Steingraeber Head of Production
  • Lunch break
  • Steingraeber Tranducer Piano Recital with Clara Murnig, piano and Maurice Oeser, sound engineer
  • 3 pm – 3.45 pm : Piano recital by Massimiliano Genot
  • 4 pm – 4.45 pm: Jazz concert by Umberto Petrin, piano solo
  • 5 pm – 6.30 pm: Workshop “Play and Improvise with Umberto Petrin”


Ernesto Noce started studying piano when he was 10 years old. After a few years he graduated at the Paganini Conservatory of Genoa under the guidance of M° Fabrizio Borchi. He then pursued with jazz piano studies with M° Paolo Silvestri and then specializes with the jazz pianist M° Andrea Pozza. He then attended advance training workshops entitled “We Love Jazz” with the great George Cables, Horace Parlan, Kenny Barron and Benny Golson.
With the group “Red Row Quartet” he was finalist in following competitions: “Emergin Jazz Groups” by Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa (1999) and “International Barga Jazz Competition” (2003). He attended also some seminars with: Franco D’Andrea, John Taylor, Enrico Rava, Riccardo Zegna, Dado Moroni and Furio di Castri. In 2009 he got the II Level Academic Diploma in Jazz at the Paganini Conservatory in Genoa under the guidance of M° Pietro Leveratto.
He performed jazz pieces in several places and locations, such as juzz club of the Italian Riviera, at the Duse Theatre. He cooperated with Giampaolo Casati, Claudio Capurro, Dino Cerruti, Rodolfo Cervetto, Anna Sini, Russel Branca, Mike Campagna. He has been piano accompanist at Paganini Conservatory during the Jazz singing seminar by Faye Nepon. Since 2014 he has been focusing on DSC Trio with Stefano Ferrero at the double-bass and Luca Faggioni at the drums.

Gloria D’Atri won a prestigious scholarship when she was only 12 years old and represented Italy at the International Contest for young musicians “Mozart Award” worldwide broadcast from the Theatre Teatro Comunale of Bologna, thus becoming very popular on the international music scene already at an early age. Gloria D’Atri debuted at the Verdi Hall in Milan in a Recital for the “Società dei Concerti” when se was only 12. Since then she has been guest of prominent musical institutions like: Salzburg Mozarteum, Zurich Tonhalle, Munich Herkulessaal, Kölner Philharmonie, Rovereto International Mozart Festival, Madrid Auditorio Nacional de Música, Milan RAI, Brescia and Bergamo International Piano Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Festspiele Ossiach, Erbe Theater in Milan, A. Scarlatti Association of Neaples, Trient Philharmonic Academy, Bodensee Festival, Tourism Theatre of the Republic of San Marino, Bernische Chopin Gesellscjaft, Foggia Umberto Giuliano Theater, RTSI Locarno Concerts, Fermo Theater dell’Aquila, Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacher, Ancona delle Muse Theater and Sperimentale Theatre, St. Moritz Piano Festival and many others. She performed with conductors like: Georghi Dimitrov, Howard Griffiths, Angelo Campori, Helmut Müller-Brühl, Jost Meier, Claudio Scimone, Peter Kuhn, Angelo Faja, Daniele Callegari, e with musicians like Dimitri Ashkenazy, Julia Fischer, Homero Francesch, Luca Benucci, Adrian Oetiker, Lorenza Borrani, Maurizio Sciarretta, Cecilia Radic, Duccio and Vittorio Ceccanti, Francesco Dillon. She ranked among the first six best players at the Marguerite Long – Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris. Unfortunately she couldnìt perform in the grand finale, due to a sudden severe bleeding. She then underwent eight surgeries and was hospitalized many times. She was therefore forced not to perform for over ten years, except for a couple of occasions in which a good improvement was registered. After a complete recovery she started again her concert performing career. She currently is Professor of Piano at Florence “L. Cherubini” Conservatory of Florence. She is regularly invited as guest professor for Masterclasses and as jury member of national and international competitions both in Italy and abroad.


Clara Murnig is associate professor at the Music University of Vienna (Pflichtfach, Klavierpraktikum, Begleitpraxis, Instrumentalpraktikum), pianist and piano accompanist for concerts and chamber music. Clara studied accompaniment with Simon Lepper and Roger Vignoles at the Royal College of Music in London and with Ursula Kneihs and Anna Pfeiffer at the Music University of Vienna. She attended the masterclasses organized by Samling Artist with Malcom Martineau, Stephen King and Sir Thomas Allen, by the Schubert Institut Baden bei Wien with Helmut Deutsch, Julius Drake and Elly Amling and at the Klangforum Wien. In 2012 Clara Murning was awarded with the Lucy Ann Jones Award at the Royal College of Music in London and with the STARTStipendium by the Austrian Ministry for Education, Art and Culture for the section “music and interpreting arts”. Among others she was awarded at the 21st isa pragwienbudapest (2011) for contemporary music performing and at the Brooks van der Pump English Song Competition at the Royal College of Music (2013) for piano accompaniment. Among others, she cooperated with: Anna Anandarajah, Chema Banuls, Kamila Bydlowska, Michael Butchard, Oscar Castellino, Claudia Goebl, Lisa Kiriaty, Maria Ostroukhova, Fiona Robertson and Cliff Zammit Stevens. Clara performed in the Edgar Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, at the Norfolk Music Room of the Victoria & Albert Museum and at the classic.muerz festival in Austria. She is currently working as pianist in cooperation with the tak.tik group and the Arnold Schönberg centre. She also worked at the Burg Gars Festival (Der Freischütz), at the Tête à tête Opera Festival in London (Black Sand. Soup Opera Productions) and at the Next Liberty in Graz (The Marriage of Figaro).


Massimiliano Genoti was born in Pinerolo in 1968. He started his music education at the Corelli Music Institute. When he was only 16 years old, he graduated with top grades at the G.F. Ghedini Conservatory of Cuneo under the guidance of M° Gianni Sartorio. While carrying on advanced piano training, he graduated in composition under the guidance of Gilberto Bosco and Riccardo Piacentini at the conservatory G. Verdi in Turin and graduated at the classical high school with top grades. He was awarded at several national and international competitions, among others: Ferruccio Busoni in Bolzano (1994), Rina Sala Gallo in Monza, Alfred Cortot in Milan, Mavi Marcoz in Saint Vincent and Arcangelo Speranza in Taranto. He performs in concerts both in Italy and abroad. He performed for the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, for Settembre Musica and the Regio Theater in Turin, for the Sagra Musicale Malatestiana, the Montenegro Music Academy and the Bocconi University of Milan, for the Polytechnic of Turin, for the Scuola Normale of Pisa, for the Oficina de Musica de Curitiba in Brasil (where he held some masterclasses as visiting professor), for the University of Coimbra, for Tokyo Mushashino Foundation , for the Mittelfest, for the Theatre La Fenice of Venice, at the Hamburger Musikhalle, at Munich Gasteig, at Freiburg Konzertsaal, at Warsaw Chopin Museum and at Krakow Music Academy. He recently performed also in Vietnam, Argentina and Ecuador.
He currently is Professor of Piano at the G. Verdi Conservatory of Turin where he also holds special courses for Piano Technique. He held lessons-concerts at Turin Dams and, within the Erasmus Programme, he held masterclasses and concerts at the Royal Conservatory of Bruxelles, at Poznan Jan Paderevsky National Academy, at Danzig National Academy and at Instanbul Yldiz University.

Umberto Petrini was born in Broni (PV) in 1960. He started his career as jazz musician with a trio in 1984. Since the beginnings he stand out in front of musicians and critics and in 1989 he joined Tiziana Ghiglioni’s group, with whom he cooperated until 1996. Both as leader and guest of important music groups he performed every jazz style going up to free jazz. He then started several syncretic projects combining musical improvisation with other arts, such as poetry, video art and performance and cooperated with some of the major Italian poets, such as: Luigi Pasotelli, Milo de Angelis, Giovanni Fontana, Tomaso Kemeny.
Among his most popular and beloved albums there are: “Breath and Whispers” in duo with Lee Konitz (1994), “Monk’s World” (supported by the poet Amiri Baraka, Piano Solo 1997) and “Ellissi” (with Tim Berne as a guest, 1999). In 1997 he was invited in the prestigious Italian Instabile Orchestra that lead him to perform all over the world. He played with the Instabile Orchestra until 2009. In 2004 he created an important concert/performance for piano, electronics and video: Beuys Voice, basing on the latest precious video by the German artist Joseph Beuys. The project was developed together with Lucrezia De Domizio, historian and follower of the beuysian current of thought. The performance has already been repeated about 15 times in European festivals and museums (at the 52nd Biennale of Venice, at the Greek amphitheatre of Sparta, at Girona auditorium in Spain, at the Kunsthaus in Zurich, in the theatres of Pisa, Naples, Grosseto etc…). In 1999 he started an artistic cooperation with Sefano Benni, one of the major Italian writers. In 2000 he founded a duo and a trio with Gianluigi Trovesi, with whom he also recorded a several awards winning CD for the prestigious label ECM (Vaghissimo ritratto, 2007). He has recorded over 70 CDs and cooperated both in studio and live with several important personalities of the international jazz scenario, like Lester Bowie, Cecil Taylor, Tim Berne, Steve Lacy, Paul Lovens, Paul Rutherford, Enrico Rava, Lee Konitz, Barry Altschul, Robbie Robertson, Paolo Fresu, Michael Moore, Willem Breuker, Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink, Marc Ducret, Yves Robert, Evan Parker, Michel Godard, Assif Tsahar, Lanfranco Malaguti, Antonello Salis, Renato Borghetti, Gianni Coscia, Gianluigi Trovesi, Italian Instabile Orchestra.