She played piano at Carnegie Hall when she was eleven. She took First Place in the New Music National Young Artist Competition in 2011, winning both Overall and Art New Music awards this past May. She has been the recipient of other top prizes in numerous competitions at the national and international levels over the past several years
When she wakes in the morning, her fingers move along the pillow.
Eleven-year-old Nadia Azzi is playing piano in her mind.
As a pre-schooler, her teachers worried she didn’t know how to speak. Quiet and shy, she could get through a school day in virtual silence.
Nadia Azzi is 12 years old, and a 7th grade student at The Center for the Gifted Studies Magnet Program housed at Dunedin Highland Middle School in Dunedin, FL. She began playing the piano at the age of five with Kinuyo Engelbrecht who is now teaching her music theory. Her current teacher is the renowned international pianist, Leonidas Lipovetsky, and she receives additional tutelage from Dr. Grigorios Zamparas, a concert pianist and professor at University of Tampa.
Nadia Azzi is one of those great, successful, rising young musicians. I think she will be one of those greatest famous pianists, and it seems as though she is recently becoming even more known all over the country. She performed on the “Impromptu” program on 98.7WFMT, as well as a solo concert at the New Music School in Chicago.
Chicago,Illinois—October 21,2011—13 year old award winning pianist Nadia Azzi will give an exclusive performance in downtown Chicago on October 29, 2011 as part of the New Music School’s (“NMS”) STIM•∙U•∙LI Music Series.