Artistic director

Luisa Grillo

Luisa Grillo graduated brilliantly in piano at the Bari Conservatory under the guidance of Giovanna Valente, and perfected her studies with undisputed piano maestros including Edit Picht-Axenfeld, Luigi Mostacci, Boris Petruciasky and Oxana Yablonskaya. 
She has performed extensively in Italy (Trapani, Alcamo, Marsala, Palermo, Bari, Taranto, Barletta, Ostuni, Castellaneta, Bologna, Ferrara etc.) and in kazakhstan, croatia, belgium from 2009 to present, both as soloist and in chamber orchestras, becoming a popular and artist with critics and the public.

She also studied harpsichord and organ and she specialized in piano teaching, obtaining her own personal teaching method that led her to obtain very important results with her students

Since 1997 she has been President of the Minerbio section of the Friends of Music Association, Bologna, and directs all of its activities (J. Du Prè Music School, concerts, master classes, chamber music competitions, piano and singing).

Since 2001 she has been Artistic Director of the CITTÀ DI MINERBIO International Piano Competition in Bologna; a competition patroned by local authorities which has established a strong reputation and met with great success due to the vast number and artistic quality of its participants.

She has been the principal piano professor at the J. Du Prè Music School since 1995, many of her students proving their high level of preparation by going on to win prestigious national and international competitions (more of 300 first price in piano competitions)

She is a frequent member of juries for piano competitions (Usti Nad Labem, Rospigliosi, Riviera Etrusca etc.), and collaborates in teaching activity exchanges with conservatories and music academies in Italy and abroad (Zagreb, Kazakhstan, Amsterdam etc).
From 2009 to 2012 he worked at the Frescobaldi conservatory in Ferrara and in 2010/2011 he collaborated with the Academy of Imola "Incontri con il Maestro".