Not so classical, classical pianist

Isabella’s love for music is absolute. She navigates the Classical music repertoire just as comfortably as she cruises trough Jazz, Rock, Pop or Rap. 


During her incredibly rich carrier she worked with a wide plethora of artist such as Dargen D’Amico (Rapper), Pino Donaggio (soundtrack composer), David Riondino (theatrical actor), Luis Bacalov (Oscar winning composer), Arnoldo Foà (famed Italian actor), Paolo Fresu (Jazz musician) and many others. 


In Italy she is perceived as one of the most promising neoclassical new-age music composers and pianists with the unique capacity to bring music to a very wide audience while maintaining artistic integrity and complexity only found in the most inspiring work of art.


She graduated with honours at the Trento Conservatory, her home town, and went on to improve her artistry with such greats as Bruno Mezzena, Leonid Margarius, Anna Kravtchenko and Alicia de Larrocha in Spain


In 2013 she releases her first solo album “All Light”, that features her distinctive classical-pop-jazz style to great reviews. 


Subsequently, at the Morning View Studios (Malibu, CA) she composed and recorded a series of compositions with the violinist Albert Stern featuring the famous Violon Rouge “Mendelssohn”, Stradivarius created in 1720.


In 2014 she releases her second album “Omaggio a Donaggio”, a tribute to Pino Donaggio. 

Album features 13 compositions created by Isabella while being strongly inspired by the original work of the great cinematographic composer (De Palma, Troisi, Benigni, Dario Argento, Don Mancini) noted the following about the album “the admirable compositional work of the artist is stunningly enjoyable in its complex genius” 


During albums world premiere held at the Opera America Center in New York, Maury Yeston said the following “(She is) a classical jazz musician who performs her own music, written with an evident classical elegance as if it was improvised”


In 2017, she works on Variazioni with Dargen D’Amico, Italian Hip Hop artist. The main aim of this album was to bring Hip Hop and classical music closer together. 

Subsequent Italian tour promoted by Ponderosa Booking Agency was well received by both teenagers and music critics. They go on to perform at various music festivals. Worthy of note was the Concert with Patti Smith at the Ariston Theatre, Sanremo. 


Inspired by the success of the Variazioni Tour in 2018 and 2019 she continues her mission to bring classical music closer to the younger generations. Singles “Get Busy” (Sean Paul cover) and “Dangerous” (Busta Rhymes cover/remix) are release shortly after. 


During 2019 she started her collaboration with the “re-born” label Bluebelldisc Music, in the role of their artistic director. She selects young and promising artists for their roster in close collaboration with some of the most prominent music industry professionals.  


Always in 2019 she took part in major corporate events in Cologne (Sky Germany), Shanghai and Moscow (World Entertainment Company)


Her single “Dimples” was released on October 14, 2019 and the single “Sliding Doors” on April 24, 2020. Both will be featured on her upcoming album “Big Break” due to come out in May of 2020 with the label Bluebelldisc Music. 

Photographs by Andrea Varani

©2020 by Isabella Turso