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MARIA TIPO  - PIANIST

Rare autographed 7” x 9.5” original Studio Photo Flans of Milan photograph of the Italian piano virtuoso, 1990.

Tipo (1931-    ) like her fellow countryman Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli had a meteoric rise, but then had pockets of years where she did not appear in public and skipped the United States for thirty two years.  A twice musical grandchild of Busoni through her mother, pianist Ersilia Cavallo and the Italian pianist and pedagogue Guido Agosti.  She also spent time with Alfredo Casella, a pupil of Louis Diemer, she she naturally had both the Italian and French tradition in her tutelage.

After two major prizes in the early 1950’s, second place in the Geneva Concours in 1948 and first place the following year and in 1952 3rd prize in the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels, she launched her career.  Neapolitan and Italian she made the works of Domenico Scarlatti and Muzio Clementi a major focal point in her recitals as well as her recordings.  The Scarlatti led some to call her “The Neapolitan Horowitz” though her technique was completely different from Horowitz.  Harold Schonberg described her Scarlatti playing after a recital in 1991 and after a thirty two year absence in  New York as having “….detache fingering and yet a mellow legato and a long line when needed…..bracing rhythmic vitality.” 

Tipo it seems only played international recitals and with orchestra through 1993.  Like Michelangeli she turned to teaching where she was a pedagogue in the conservatories in Bolzano, Florence and Geneva and often adjudicated various competitions.

Her recordings are plentiful, many won various awards.