Biography

Roberta Di Mario is an Italian pianist and composer. Emotional, elegant, passionate, she has always lived for the music. Born in 1972, graduated in pianoforte top of her class, praise and honourable mention at the Parma Conservatory, she started doing concerts at a very young age, winning national and international contests. She loves experiencing and daring while playing with the white and black keys as her sound, sweet and aggressive at the same time, approaches the theatre, musical, jazz, swing, pop, contemporary, ambient and soundtrack.

Her debut album “Tra il tempo e la distanza” (2011 – Alfa Music) is a harmonic coexistence of the songwriting music and pianism.

Her second album “Lo stato delle Cose” (released in 2014 by Irma Records) sees the collaboration with the producer Pietro Cantarelli (Ivano Fossati). It is a double project where her dual artistic soul expresses itself in two different CDs: “Songs” (music and lyrics) and “A walk on the piano side” (instrumental).The album preview at Antina Jazz Festival Winter was a huge success with the critics and the public.

2014 has also been the year of her “Hands”, soundtrack of the documentary film “Vivere il mondo di Botero”, performed at the international exhibition about Botero both in Italy and Japan. Roberta played also at the art opening  “India: the revealed mysteries”, the Indian art exhibition at Biennale in Venice.

Nick the Nightfly has invited her at RMC for an interview and a live show in his “Montecarlo Nights” program. She’s also been guest at Ernesto Assante and Gino Calstaldo’s show at Radio 24 and Repubblica.tv.

Feltrinelli selected Roberta as their resident pianist at the Florence store, from where she extended her tour to the main Feltrinelli stores across Italy.

In December 2016, she performed a series of concerts in New York City as a guest at the Italian Consulate during the “Meet the new Italian Music Artist in NY” event.

“Illegacy” is Roberta Di Mario’s new album of unreleased pieces, recorded by Warner Music Italy on October 13th 2017. It is a collection of instrumental tracks, whose publication has been preceded by “Duende”, video-clip released on December 11th and directed by Matteo Foresti.

Recorded in Paris, this video is the first of a series of episodes, all linked by a narrative thread, followed by “My Everything”, directed by Riccardo Sabetti, and “Illegal Song” filmed by Simone Peluso. Mirco Passero has shot the video of “Indefinitely”. Peluso has filmed also “No Intimacy”, “The Color of you”, “Uncomplicated”, and “Musica Bianca”.

During her artistic career so far, Roberta Di Mario has opened for Dionne Warwick, Mario Venuti, Toquinho, Roby Facchinetti, Sagi Rei in Rome, Milan, Genoa, Venice, Naples, Palermo, with her “Lo stato delle cose” tour.

Roberta Di Mario opened for Roberto Vecchioni’s “La vita che si ama Tour”, at Obihall in Florence, at Parco della Musica in Rome, in Genoa at Teatro Carlo Felice and at Todi Festival in March and September 2017. In May she performed in Milan at the “Piano City Milano” event, in the beautiful context of “Bagni Misteriosi” and later in June she inaugurated the 2017 Biografilm Festival. The success achieved on that occasion has led Roberta to be the official pianist for RMC during the 2018 Piano City edition.

As of 2010 Roberta Di Mario is officially a Steinway Artist.