Daniela De Marchi

Department of Classical and Contemporary Music


Daniela De Marchi

Repertoire Pianist


She obtained a degree in Piano from the Conservatory of Piacenza, and in Vocal Chamber Music from the Conservatory of Milan. She furthered her studies with Marek Jablonski, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Aldo Ciccolini, and Sergio Fiorentino. Additionally, she studied Organ, Choral Conducting, Orchestral Conducting, Composition, and Harpsichord. In 2003, she moved to Barcelona and specialized in Lied and Spanish vocal music at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC).


In 1992, she recorded a CD dedicated to 20th-century music for flute and piano.


In 2017, she translated from Spanish to Italian the book "Armonia 1" and the "Vademecum musical" by Emilio Molina and the Instituto de Educación Musical, published by Edizioni Volonté in Milan. She is committed to the application and dissemination of the IEM Methodology, which is based on the creative approach to music through analysis, ear training, and improvisation.


She has developed an intense activity as an accompanist pianist: for masterclasses by Thomas Brandis at the Ambrosiana Academy of Chamber Music in Milan (1990); for flute masterclasses by Glauco Cambursano at the International Academy of Novara (1996-98); for the Young Singers Competition in Premià de Mar (Spain, 2005-12); for instrumental and vocal classes at ESMUC in Barcelona (since 2004). She was invited by the Gnesin Music Academy in Moscow to prepare the operas "The Turn of the Screw" by Britten (2013), "The Magic Flute" by Mozart (2014), and "La Voix Humaine" by Poulenc (2015).


She has taught at the Conservatories of Bolzano, Trieste, and Venice, as well as at the Municipal Schools of Music in Varese, Cremona, and Milan. From 2007 to 2019, she taught Harmony Theory and Analysis at the Conservatory of Cagliari, where she also conducted courses for the Ethnomusicology department (Gypsy music, music from Eastern Europe, Greek and Turkish music, Spanish and flamenco music, music from Oceania). She has also been involved in world music, giving lectures and seminars at the University of Cagliari (2016 and 2017) and at higher schools in Vilnius (Lithuania, 2011), Gdansk (Poland, 2013 and 2014), Jakobstad (Finland, 2015), Budapest (Hungary, 2016), Poznan (Poland, 2017), and Belgrade (Serbia, 2018).

Currently, she is a professor of Harmony Theory and Analysis at the Conservatory of Milan.