Maria Stratigou

Maria’s research aims to highlight and explore the piano Etudes of Louise Farrenc, a composer, performer, pedagogue and researcher, worthy of rediscovery.

Louise Farrenc was one of the most important pianists and composers of her time in France, and one of the first female piano professors of the Paris Conservatoire.

Her works were praised by Schumann and she was awarded the Prix Chartier twice.

Maria’s research on the topic seeks to add new knowledge to current piano pedagogy and to the field of nineteenth century piano music performance.