Annalisa Monticelli is a highly sought-after international musician, having performed and recorded in Italy, Ireland, USA, Spain, France, Germany, England, Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Malaysia and Argentina; as a soloist, with vocal and instrumental ensembles and with various orchestras.
Annalisa studied Piano, Voice, Conducting, Music Education, Chamber Music and Jazz in Italy, Argentina and the USA with renown musicians such as Bruno Canino, Daniel Rivera, Eugenia Rozental, Cinzia Gizzi and Douglas Weeks among others. She gave her first recital at the age of 10 and earned the Diploma in Piano Teaching & Performance (Conservatorio de Musica Luis Gianneo, Argentina) at the age of 16 with maximum marks. She holds First Class Honours Master’s Degrees in Piano Performance and Music Education (with a focus in conducting and composition) from the Arcangelo Corelli Conservatory in Italy; a Masters in Music from the Petrie School of Music in the USA; and post-graduate diplomas in Chamber Music (from the Fiesole School of Music in Florence), Accompanying and Advanced Piano. Annalisa is a multiple prize-winner of both national and international awards and is currently a PhD candidate in TU Dublin.
She started her professional coaching career in 2006, working for the Montalto Opera program in Montalto Ligure (Italia) coaching and performing the Operas Cenerentola, Barbiere di Siviglia, La Boheme and Rigoletto and accompanying masterclasses by Wagnerian Soprano Rebecca Turner (USA) among others. Since then, her main focus has been working with English speaking singers as a vocal and language coach.
After spending three years in the USA, in 2014 she moved to Ireland to work as Italian coach and accompanist for the Royal Irish Academy of Music, freelance repetiteur and piano teacher. Since then, she has appeared in all major Irish venues and has released several CDs (the latest "A Bluebird Singing" with soprano Louise Martyn). In the same year, following an invitation from American conductor Dr John Ratledge, she became accompanist and vocal coach for the Bassi Brugnatelli International Symposium for singers and conductors in Italy. She also worked as Italian coach and accompanist for Opera productions in Ireland, including the recent INO productions of Cenerentola and Boheme, gave piano and vocal masterclasses and recitals in Johor Baru (Malaysia), accompanied master classes for the Institut StimmKünst in Zurich (Switzerland) with Soprano Vera Wenkert and began “Azulejos,” a new concert series that focuses on Latin American music.
In the last years she toured the US and performed in Warsaw (Sinfonia Varsovia) and Paris (Centre Culturel Irlandaise) among other national and international venues, and she is scheduled to return to both Warsaw and Zurich in the future. Recent engagements include a recording with INO and the RTE Concert Orchestra (20 Shots of Opera), recorded in the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin and a duo recital for the Hugh Lane Gallery as part as their concert series.
Annalisa is currently Programme Director/ Répétiteur at DkIT Dundalk; Executive Director-Chief Accompanist-Italian Coach for the Bassi Brugnatelli International Symposium and Conductor of Anam Chamber Choir. In her free time she enjoys performing all types of music both as pianist and vocalist. She is a founder member of the Hibertango quintet based in Dublin and pianist for Baile an Salsa since 2018 (9 elements international ensemble that performs Latin-trad music).