MADDELENA GIACOPUZZI 27, born in Verona, Italy, is currently a master’s degree student the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, studying with Benedetto Lupo. In 2015, Ms. Giacopuzzi won the 53rd “Arcangleo Speranza” International Piano Competition in Taranto and the sixth Massarosa International Piano Competition. In 2016, Ms. Giacopuzzi was selected from among 100 applicants to take part in the Busoni Competition in Bolzano, which will take place in August. Maddalena Giacopuzzi has performed as soloist with Orchestra of the Arena in Verona, Orchestra Monteverdi of Bozen, Haydn Orchestra of Trento and Bozen, Orchestra Verdi of Milan, and Orchestra of Sanremo.   In April 2014, Ms. Giacopuzzi completed a graduate degree at the Conservatorio “C. Monteverdi” in Bolzano, where she studied with Cristiano Burato and graduated with honors.