The Venetian pianist Chiara Opalio was born in 1990 and began playing the piano at the age of three. At the age of sixteen, she graduated with distinction from the Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Tartini in Trieste. She continued her studies at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola with Enrico Pace. After the Master Performance and the Master in Soloist she is doing the “School of Excellence” at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel with Claudio Martinez Mehner.
Since 2012 she has been teaching piano at the Fondazione Musicale Santa Cecilia in Portogruaro.
Chiara Opalio has won numerous prizes in national and international competitions. In 2016 she won the Rahn Musikpreis.
After a Masterclass in Basel she was personally invited by Sir Andràs Schiff at his Masterclasses in Essen and Gstaad 2017.
Chiara Opalio also performs as a chamber musician. She played with the cellist Julia Hagen at the Musiktage Mondsee and at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste. In 2014 she made her debut with a four-handed recital with Alberto Miodini in Trieste and at the Festival Musicale in Portogruaro. She is the pianist of “Opalio Quintet”, chamber music group formed at the Hochschule Basel, winners of the 2nd Prize at the Orpheus Competition 2016 in Bern and and has an official Duo with the Irish Violinist Eoin Ducrot, with whom she won 1st prize in the HSM Duo-Wettbewerb, and they just completed a European recital tour together.
The board of trustees of the Rahn Kulturfonds meets twice a year and will consider all fully completed applications received.
Next board meetings:
April 28, 2020
September 24, 2020
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports requests regarding a contribution to the performance fees if:
- it is a project with or by Rahn Kulturfonds prize winners.
- it is a project with Rahn Kulturfonds scholarship holders.
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports its prize winners and scholarship holders during four years after receiving the award.
For the meeting on April 28, 2020, please hand in your complete application no later than April 5, 2020 by email or by filling out the following form.
1. Prize Rahn Musikpreis 2016