Biography

Born in Florence in 1988, the encounter with Piano happens at the age of 5. Gaia immediately shows a clear interest and an undeniable musical gift and at the age of 18 she gets the Bachelor Diploma at “Cherubini” Conservatory, as well as the classical secondary school Diploma.

During the following years she refines her playing attending some of the best musical academies with Pietro De Maria, Marian Mika and Vovka Ashkenazy, performing in many concerts. At the same time she deepens her passion for chamber music playing in various ensembles, from the duet to the chamber orchestra, and attending the courses of Bruno Canino, Piernarciso Masi, Antonello Farulli e Mario Ancillotti. In 2011 she collaborates with the Italian Youth Orchestra for the Festival of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the direction of Mº Andrew Boreyko.

Between 2020 and 2022, she records for the international label Brilliant Classics the complete piano works by Giovanni Sgambati, in 4 cds. Always for Brilliant Classics, she records the Concerto Gregoriano by P. A. Yon together with organist Tommaso Mazzoletti in the Cathedral of Lausanne. In 2003 and 2004, at the age of 14 and 15, she records some pieces live on Tele 37 and  Tele Italia. In 2006 she plays on Sky TV and in 2009 on Radio Vaticana. Once in Lausanne, Gaia has has the opportunity of playing several times live on Radio RTS Espace 2, in 2017 and 2018.

Aware of the importance of the exchange of experience with other musicians, Gaia participates at many competitions winning the first prize in 14 of them. Thanks to that, she has the opportunity to attend the Sommerakademie at Mozarteum of Salzburg and performing as soloist with the Michail Jora Philarmonic (Bacau – Rumania), Collegium Tibertinum Orchestra, Calabria Youth Orchestra, Musici di Parma Orchestra.

Since 2015 she organizes musical events, managing the press office of Florence University Choir up to 2017. In this year, she is named artistic director of Festival Santa Croce, which has three editions in front of more than 600 people.

In 2019, she founds together with Matthias Brauninger and Justine Loulergue the association Les Concerts Vaudois, which organizes classical music concerts in Canton de Vaud, in Switzerland.

Since the age of 19 she devotes a huge part of her time to teaching, a passion which in 2015 brings her to obtain the Musical-Pedagogy Master with highest marks.

The encounter with the pianist and conductor Jean-François Antonioli brings her to Lausanne (Switzerland) where, in June 2017, she ends her academic career obtaining the Master en Interpretation Musicale – Concert.

Since September 2017 she is a piano professor at “Arts d’Essence” music school of Etoy (VD) and she collaborates with the Ecole de Musique de Lausanne and the Conservatoire de l’Ouest Vaudois.

Gaia lives and works between Italy and Switzerland.