Antonietta won a piano scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music to study with Vivian Langrish

While here she won several prizes and a Munster scholarship to study in Italy. On her return to Britain she studied with Dame Myra Hess. She formed a duo with her sister, a violinist, and toured extensively in Europe and the Middle East as well as broadcasting for BBC radio and television.

Malcolm Williamson (former Master of the Queen’s Music) composed several pieces especially for her and she gave their first performance at the Cheltenham Festival. She has played several times at the Royal Festival Hall and her performances there include the first performance of Menotti’s piano concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Antonietta has taught piano and cello at the City of London School for Girls for many years, and now also teaches at Imperial College London and Kings College School. She has been a professor of piano at the Royal Academy of Music for sixteen years. For much of this time she has run an Art of Teaching class for undergraduate and Advanced Course students.

She has also taught at Junior Academy for many years and coaches chamber music. She has examined extensively in the UK for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and also in France, Greece, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, Tenerife, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA. She has been on the panel to train new examiners. She has recently given a series of lectures on Imagination in Teaching at music clubs around New Zealand.