Sofia Tapinassi, Pianist and author of the Project
I was born in Florence on February 8 1994.
Looking at myself I would say that I am a person strongly motivated by curiosity and also a bit of a loner. I like evenings spent watching documentaries over a cup of tea.
I am greatly fascinated by history, above all by the period of the Shoah, World War II and the Cold War. I am constantly in search of art forms and true stories that can stir my feelings. In particular, I prefer the art and music of the 20th century because the concept of beauty ceases to be important and there emerges a search for what takes place in the human psyche. Together with this, or as a consequence, one finds certain traits of coarseness and sometimes cutting expressiveness, all of which attract me a lot.
I studied at the Conservatory in Florence, graduating in piano performance with First Class Honors under the guidance of Susanna Bigongiari. Following this, I was selected for the Kantoratelier two year course in Florence entitled “Dædalus – Artisti da Giovane” (“Dædalus – the artist as a young man”), an interdisciplinary course for classical musicians held by Alexander Lonquich and Cristina Barbuti .
As a concert pianist, I have held concerts in Italy, Sweden, Slovenia and Finland . Over the past two years, I have dedicated myself to research into the Theresienstadt ghetto-camp , irresistibly drawn by the profound and touching role that music played in the inmates’ lives .