Vanessa Benelli Mosell (1987) began playing the piano at the age of three with Alberto Alinari in Florence. At seven years old she was admitted at the International Piano Academy in Imola, where she has been studying with Franco Scala till 2006. She also studied with Mikhail Voskresensky and Dmitri Alexeev. Mosell is a Young Steinway Artist. Mosells debut recording, Virtuoso Piano Music, released in 2011 by Brilliant Classics, has gained international acclaim. Mosell has played with orchestras as the Berliner Symphoniker, the Münchner Symphoniker, the Edmonton Symphony and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. In 2004 she was awarded the Elba Festival Prize. Internationally renowned for her performances of Stockhausen’s Klavierstücke, Vanessa met the composer for the first time in 2006. Following her recording of Klavierstücke I-IV, she was invited by the composer himself to study with him in Germany. Since that time till the composer’s death, she has been working closely with the famous composer, receiving much critical acclaim and prizes for her interpretations.