About Annalisa Monticelli
Pianist and singer Annalisa Monticelli is a highly sought-after musician, having performed internationally as a soloist, with ensembles and orchestras. Her passion for music started at a very young age, and she has dedicated her life to mastering various musical genres. She studied classical and jazz piano, voice, conducting, musicology, chamber music, composition and music education in Italy, Argentina, and the USA.
She moved to Ireland to work as a collaborative pianist for the Royal Irish Academy of Music, where she later became Italian and vocal coach. In 2015 she became Asst. Lecturer-Repetiteur at Dundalk Institute of Technology, where she currently serves as Lecturer and Program Director for the Musical Theatre programme.
Since her arrival to Ireland, she has appeared in all major Irish venues, has collaborated with INO as Italian Coach and has released several CDs. In recent years she performed and taught opera, diction, chamber music, piano, Irish art song and improvisation masterclasses/workshops in Spain, Italy, Portugal, England, Scotland, Switzerland, Poland, France, Malaysia, and the USA.
Annalisa is Pianist, Musical Director, and co-arranger for the Ensemble Amarcord, currently performing ’The Morricone Experience’- a successful production touring across Ireland. She is also pianist for the Irish-Latin band Baile an Salsa since 2018 and co-founder, pianist and singer for the Dublin-based Hibertango quintet. She is an eclectic musician, with twenty years of experience coaching and performing Chamber music and Opera, alongside Tango, Jazz and Latin-American Music; both as a pianist and a singer.