Pianist and musicologist, Silvia Belfiore is interested in the most varied forms of expression and artistic collaboration. She has performed at over 500 concerts in Brazil, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malta, Mexico, Moldavia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Togo, the United Kingdom and the United States. Silvia graduated from the Conservatory in piano, has a degree in Musicology and did post-graduate work at Darmstadt Ferienkurse für neue Musi". Currently she is reading for a Masters degree at the University Paris8’s Music Department, with the thesis: "Écriture et oralité dans la musique africaine actuelle. Compositeurs contemporains de l’Afrique sub-saharienne du nord-ouest.” Thanks to her talent and interest in new music, many composers have dedicated pieces to her. Silvia teaches piano at the Conservatory in Pavia and holds workshops and masterclasses at various institutes, music schools and Universities in Italy, Portugal, Brazil, California, Ivory Coast, Spain, Tanzania, and Togo. She has recorded for radio and television in Brazil, Germany, Italy, and Moldavia and recorded 22 CDs as a piano soloist and in chamber ensemble.