Maria Conti received in 1982 her diploma in piano performance, summa cum laude, from the “F. Cilea” Conservatory in Reggio Calabria and then continued her studies with Tito Aprea in Rome and Bruno Mezzena at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese (Music Academy of Pescara), where she brilliantly achieved her Master in piano solos and duets, also attending a two-year course on piano music of the 1900s taught by Giacomo Manzoni.
Her interest in chamber music and piano collaborations in all their forms began to grow at this point and thus began, parallel to her solo activities, various collaborations that enabled her to gain a big awareness of the great vocal and instrumental repertoire.
Long-standing professional connections have tied her to important musical institutions, festivals and competitions, including International Postacchini Violin Competition in Fermo, National Competition of Vocal Chamber Music in Conegliano Veneto, Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg, Accademia Musicale Pescarese, Hugo Wolf School in Acquasparta, Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition in San Marino, Oper Frankfurt, Staatstheater Darmstadt and many more besides.
With a repertory that ranges from the classic to the contemporary music (with a great many first performances) and in various formations, from duets to ensembles, Maria Conti Gallenti performs concerts in Italy, France, England, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea and Germany.
She has recorded both as solo player and as part of chamber orchestras for Sarx, Symposium, Dynamic and Wide Classique.
From 1994 to 2015 Maria Conti Gallenti was Score Reading professor at the “G.B. Pergolesi” Conservatory in Fermo (Italy); since 2010 lives in Germany where she is continuing her musical and pedagogical activity. Currently teaches Italienische Korrepetition at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (HfMDK) in Frankfurt.