Alessandra Ammara is an extraordinarily intriguing interpreter of music of the romantic and impressionist eras. Her playing is characterized by diffident charm and intense musicality. Ammara has performed throughout North America and Europe to great acclaim. She made her debut in China in 2001 after a successful concert at Salle Cortot in Paris, and in the same year was semifinalist and an audience favourite at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. In 2003 she received the Victor Elmaleh Award from the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York for ‘great artistry’. Her recordings receive consistent acclaim, the most recent praise for her Schumann being the modest “This is probably the best-sounding Album for the Young that anyone has recorded” (Fanfare Magazine). Ammara lives near Florence with her pianist husband Roberto Prosseda and two children.