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Primavera has given recitals at prestigious venues such as Salle Cortot in Paris, Liszt Academy in Budapest, and Sala Verdi in Milan. She made her Budapest debut at the Liszt Academy in 2017 performing Mozart Concerto No.27 with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by János Kovács. In 2016, she was invited to open the season for Societa dei Concerti, and regularly performs for Palermo Classica International Festival since 2014, when she opened the festival performing Nino Rota's Concerto Soirée conducted by Stefano Mazzoleni. In August 2015, she performed Keith Emerson Concerto No.1 (for the first time in Italy) and Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue under the baton of Scott Jackson Wiley for the closing concert of the same festival. Recently she performed Mozart Concerto No.12 with the Gaia Philharmonic and conductor Juan Carlos Lomonaco for the Gaia International Music Festival.

 

Primavera has been awarded in numerous international competitions. Her successes include the first prize and audience prize in the 7th Mayenne International Piano Competition, second prize in the 16th Scriabin International Competition in Grosseto, third prize in the 2014 Morocco Philharmonic Orchestra International Piano Competition, and the special prize given by Tamás Vásáry in the 1st Vigo International Piano Competition. In 2010, she became the first ever dual recipient of the Sterndale Bennett Prize and the Scholarship since its inception 140 years ago. 


Primavera received her Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, and Bachelor's Degree with Honours from the Royal Academy of Music in London after studying at the Colburn School and the Juilliard School. She has studied with John Perry, Margaret Hair, Elizabeth Powell, Ian Fountain, and Marian Rybicki.

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