Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Alessandra Tiraterra has drawn the attention of the musical world when she stated concertizing at the age of 14. She has performed for many festivals and institutions in Europe and in the U.S., including Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall in New York City, Rialto Center for the Performing Arts in Atlanta, Steinway Society, Wiener Saal in Salzburg, Salle Cortot in Paris, and Teatro Ghione and Teatro Marcello in Rome.
Winner of many national and international piano and music competitions, she has an impressive educational background in piano performance: she studied at the "A Casella" Conservatory of Music in Italy (Bachelor Studies), the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris "A. Cortot", France (Master Studies), Georgia State University (Master Studies), Rutgers University (Doctoral Studies), and Mozarteum Universitat in Salzburg, Austri (Postgraduate Studies).
She owes her formation to great concert pianists and pedagogues, among which are Sergio Perticaroli, Marcella Crudeli, Joaquin Soriano, and Sergei Dorensky. Besides being a concert artist, Alessandra is also active as a teacher: currently she manages two piano studios, in Hillsborough (her own) and at Raritan Music Center, both in New Jersey.
Students from her studios are regularly prize winners in piano and music competitions. Alessandra Tiraterra is an active member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association), Frederic Chopin Association, MAMTG(Mid-Atlantic Music Teachers Guild), and PTF (Piano Teachers Forum).
She had the privilege to work to years, while a student at the "A. Casella" Conservatory of Music in Italy, with renowned Italian contemporary composer Sergio Rendine who, after hearing some of her compositions, invited her to join his studio and pursue a career as a composer. She declined the invitation, choosing a career as a pianist. However, she keeps composing. Her last work, Return to Life (a collection of three pieces for piano), will be released in the spring of 2012.