Maria Beatrice Calai

(Italy) pianist and composer. She studied piano with P. Biondi and F. Scala. As pianist, she plays in numerous concerts in Italy and abroad and partecipates in various piano competitions (3dr prize an the National competition in Osimo and semifinalist at the International competition in Stresa). She composes music for different ensembles. In 2006 she graduated in "Musica d'Uso" (composition and arrangement for film, theatre, television music and musical comedy) from the University of Bologna (Italy) and she is the first woman in Italy to obtain this title. The concerts dedicated to film music at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna (Italy) and performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the same Theatre were very significant. She is also dedicated to teaching and she is consultant at the publishing house Raffaello and member of the Association MUSICAINSIEME in Chiaravalle (Italy).