Silvia Corda is a pianist, a composer and a piano teacher. She is mainly interested in jazz, contemporary music, improvised music and also in multimedia projects involving performing arts, contemporary dance, video, cinema, theatre.
She is also a toy piano player performing compositions and improvisations by herself, John Cage, Matthew McConnell, Karlheinz Essl, Vanessa Lann.
She has collaborated with the ensemble “Impromptu” and also with Giancarlo Schiaffini, Paolo Fresu, Aki Kuroda, Phyllis Chen, Ettore Fioravanti, Frank Zabel, Carlos Zingaro, Ulrich Mitzlaff, Helena Espvall, Marco Scarassati, Gianni Mimmo, Marco Colonna, Tino Tracanna, Roberto Pellegrini, Victor Nubla, Maria do Mar, Luiz Rocha, Maria Radich, Andrea Massaria, Simone Balestrazzi, Paulo Chagas, Samuel Hällkvist, Carlo Mascolo, Marcello Magliocchi, Joao Pedro Viegas, Guy-Frank Pellerin, Stefan Schmidt, Mauro Sambo, Renato Ciunfrini, Guro Moe, Hovard Skaset, Takatsuna Mukai, Angelo Contini, Elia Casu, Paolo Sanna, Clara Murtas, Bruno Tommaso, Adele Madau, Adriano Orru, Alessandro Garau, Granular Ensemble, Orchestra Jazz della Sardegna, Moex Ensemble, Snake Platform, Variable Geometry Orchestra, Massimo Carboni, Monica Serra, Alessandra Giura Longo, Gabriele Amadori, Ilaria Zedda, Alessandra Casula, Carla Onni, Michela Murgia, Tonino Casula. She has recorded for Splasc(h), Digitalis Purpurea, Magick with tears, SdM, La Bèl, Pan y Rosas, Creative Sources, Azoth, Boogie Post Recordings, Amirani Records.
She performed at “Time in Jazz”, “Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz”, Radio3 RAI “Invenzioni a 2 Voci”, “Concerti dei Seminari Nuoro Jazz”, “Cerisano Jazz”, “Varese in Jazz”, “Jazz in Sardegna”, “Veneto Jazz”, “Musica sulle Bocche”, “Barcelona Lem Festival”, “Signal Festival – Teatri del Suono”, “Altipiani” per “Foreste Aperte”, “Forma e Poesia nel Jazz”, “Vivere Jazz” per “Estate Fiesolana”, “Stramb Fest”, “Signal cantieri” “Festival Spaziomusica”, MIA Festival (Portugal), Creative Fest (Lisboa), Marathon Der HochKulturen (Zurich), Clockstop Fest (Noci), “Contemporary” (Donori), Free Flow Fest (Irsina), Tempo al Tempo (Bruxelles), Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Madrid), BCN Improfest (Barcelona), Festival dei Claustri (Altamura), Piacenza Jazz.
Recently she has performed “Portraits” a piano-solo concert series based on self-composed music, improvisation, contemporary music. Together with the choreographer and dancer Carla Onni she has created “Corpoforte” and subsequently “In un’aria diversa” dedicated to Hildegarde Von Bingen and featuring the flutist Alessandra Giura Longo. Together with Clara Murtas and Mario Faticoni she was involved in “Gramsci-Bartok dialogo in contrappunto”. In 2011 she released the well reviewed CD “Untitled Soundscapes” together with “A Sphere Of Simple Green” (Silvia Corda on the prepared piano, Adriano Orru on the double-bass, Simon Balestrazzi on the laptop). A live-recorded CD, “Collettivo di resistenza culturale”, was released in 2012 featuring also Angelo Contini on the trombone, Elia Casu on the guitar, Adriano Orru on the bass and Paolo Sanna on percussions. In August 2013 the Geometrie Variabili quartet releases a new CD named “The Breath”. Also in 2013 she is finalist at the “Franz Liszt Prize” for pianists-composers in Bellagio. In October her piece “Tre ritratti del tempo” for toy piano and toy dulcimer is runner-up (2nd place) for UnCaged Toy Piano 2013 call for scores. In 2014 Silvia features in the Adriano Orru’s release “Palimpsest”. In December 2014 the american pianist Phyllis Chen performs Silvia’s “Tre Ritratti del Tempo” at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) in New York. Silvia Corda is present in three of the 2014 ranks of the referendum “Top Jazz” by Musica Jazz: Best Musician; Best Album (Adriano Orru’s Palimpsest); Best Group (Geometrie Variabili). At the end of 2015 a new CD is issued through Pan y Rosas: “Stanze” by Palimpsest Trio (Paulo Chagas, Silvia Corda, Adriano Orrù). During 2017 two new CDs have been released: “For Massas” (Viegas, Pellerin, Corda, Orrù) for Pan y Rosas and “With an Oblique Glance” (Balestrazzi, Corda Orrù) for Azoth. In 2018 a new release through Amirani Records has been published: “Clairvoyance” performed by Gianni Mimmo (sop. sax), Silvia Corda (piano), Adriano Orru (bass).