Orietta Caianello was born in Naples, where she graduated in Piano Performance at the Conservatorio “San Pietro a Majella” under Aldo Tramma. She perfected her chamber music studies in Germany under Werner Genuit and soloism in London under Peter Feuchtwanger. She also took lessons from Bernhard Wambach, Massimiliano Damerini and Marina Horak. She attended the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt and the Academy Tibor Varga in Sion and is now following a three-year Master course in Phenomenology of Music under the French pianist Elisabeth Sombart, in Rome.

She holds a vast concert experience as a soloist and chamber music player, and has performed in several groups, duo with cello, flute, viola, in piano trio (Trio Busoni, with which she premiered the Trio op. 18 by Busoni in London). She has been for several years pianist of the contemporary ensemble Freon in Rome, working with many living composers, then explored the rare repertoire of melologue with a famous Italian actress. Finally, she has founded the Ianus Piano Duo, at two pianos, with the late Antonio Sardi de Letto (d. 2011), with whom she has successfully worked for over 10 years. She has performed in major cities in Italy, England, Austria, France, Germany, Brazil, the United States and Canada.

She has recorded two CDs in piano duo, the Visions de l’Amen by O. Messiaen (label Terre Sommerse) and Schumannesque (label Rai Trade) and a third one on the French Groupe des Six is to be released posthumously. Three other chamber recordings with the Freon Ensemble are published by Stradivarius and Rai Trade; she is now working at two new solo CDs.

She is professor of Chamber music at the Conservatorio “N. Piccinni” in Bari, Italy, at the School of Testaccio in Rome, and cooperates in a course on Music Interpretation at the Università degli Studi di Roma Tre.

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Josepha von Auernhammer(1758-1820) Six Variations (1783?)

On a Hungarian theme

Marianne von Martinez (1744-1812) Sonata in E major (1762)

Allegro – Andante – Allegro

Marianne von Martinez Sonata in A major (1765)

Allegro – Rondò (Adagio) – Tempo di Minuetto

Josepha von Auernhammer(1758-1820) Six Variations (1783?)

on a theme from Magic Flute


Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1897) Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann (1854)

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847) Sonata in G minor (1843)

Allegro molto agitato – Scherzo Adagio – Finale. Presto – Allegro moderato e con espressione