Ilaria Gaspari / Gloria Campaner
Gloria Campaner started playing the piano at age 4. Since then, she has won prizes at some of the most prestigious competitions in Europe and the US, and played on some of the world's most famous venues, including the Parco della Musica in Rome, Carnegie Hall in New York, Koi Hall in Tokyo, and the Verona Arena. Widely considered to be one of the most versatile musicians of her generation, she has collaborated with artists from the world of jazz, electronic music, theater, dance, and visual arts. She has recorded for RAI, the BBC, Sky, RSI, and record labels EMI, Warner Classics, and Sony. Outside of her concert work, she dedicates her time to spreading classical music beyond geographic, cultural, and social boundaries. Her holistic approach to art has led her found a creative workshop called “C# See Sharp,” which helps young talents manage their emotional sphere. She also regularly runs courses, seminars, and workshops in universities and academies around the world.
Ilaria Gaspari was born in Milan. She studied philosophy at the Scuola Normale di Pisa and was awarded a PhD from by Paris I Penthéon-Sorbonne University. In 2015 she published her first novel, Etica dell’aquario (Voland). This was followed by Ragioni e sentimenti. L’amore preso con filosofia (Sonzogno) in 2018; Lezioni di felicità. Esercizi filosofici per il buon uso della vita (Einaudi) in 2019, translated into various languages; and Vita segreta delle Emozioni (Einaudi) in May 2021, which is currently being translated. She has collaborated with various newspapers and Rai Radio 3, and runs writing workshops at Scuola Holden in Turin and Scuola Omero in Rome.