was born in 1992 in Padua, Italy. She began to play the piano at the age of four with Laura Palmieri. In 2009, she concluded her professional studies with “summa con laude” from the National Academy Santa Cecilia in Rome in the class of Sergio Perticartoli. Leonora Armenllini also studied composition at the C.Pollini Conservatory of Padua with Giovanni Boonato. Since 2011, she has doing her postgraduate studies with Lylia Zilberstein at the Academy for Music in Hamburg, preparing for her master degree.
Additionally to her studies, Armellini took part in international masterclasses, where she was tutored by eminent musicians such as Lilya Zilberstein, Marian Mika, Pietro De Maria, Eliso Virsaladze, Jeffrey Swann, Claudio Martinez Mehner, Matti Raekallio and Michel Béroff.
In spite of her very young age – she produced this first solo CD at the age of 21 years – Armellini has performed already worldwide in many important concert halls. Among them are Sala Santa Cecilia in Rome, Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Piccinni in Bari, Salle Cortot in Paris and – at the age of 17 – Carnegie Hall in New York. For her age, she has an unusual amount of experience playing concertos with orchestra, appearing with the Orchestra of Teatro Verdi in Trieste, the Torino Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of Teatro La Fenice, Kiev Chamber Orchestra and the National Philharmony of Ukraine. She has collaborated with conductors such as Claudio Scimone, Zoltan Pesko, Anton Nanut, Alexander Rabinovich-Barakovsky, Damian Iorio, Daniele Giorgi, Giordano Bellincampi, Christopher Franklin, Corrado Rovaris, Maximilian Warm, Raffaele Napoli and Emilian Madey. Her strong love for chamber music has brought her together with artists like Jeffrey Swann, Sonig Tchakerian, Laura Marzadori and the Trio Broz.
In 2009, Leonora was awarded first prize at the International Piano Competition Camillo Togni in Brescia, and in 2010 she received an outstanding performance award at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. She has appeared in several TV broadcasts and appeared live in concert for the series “Sunday Concerts at Quirinale”, broadcast by Radio3. Last but not least, Leonora has recorded both Chopin Concertos, collaborating with the Orchestra of Veneto conducted by Anton Nanut and Alexander Rabinovich-Barakosky.