Mariela Cingo was born in Korcë, Albania in 1978. She started to learn music from the age of 6, and gave her first concert at the age of 7. By the time she was 12, she had played the Haydn Piano Concerto in D with the Korcë Philharmonic Orchestra.
At the age of 17 she moved to the UK to continue her studies under the tuition of Professor Raphael Terroni at the London College of Music and Media. There she won many prizes, including the Piano Concerto Prize for her performance of Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto.
Her recent engagements have included performances of Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto with the Sutton Symphony Orchestra and Schostakovich's Second Piano Concert with the Orchestra of the London College of Music. She will play Mozart's Piano Concerto no 21 at the Whitehall Orchestra's concert on 28 November 2002.
For more details about Mariela's career, please see her website