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Nora Mello

Nora Mello
Teaching Area(s)
Piano - Traditional/Suzuki

MM candidate DePaul University
BM Michigan State University
BA Michigan State University

Courses Taught

Nora Mello, a Chicago-based pianist, performs frequently as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist. Born and raised in Massachusetts, she began piano lessons at age five and had her Carnegie Hall debut at age seventeen, performing in Weill Recital Hall. She has given solo performances in concert venues in Italy, Germany, and across the United States.

Nora is a recent graduate of DePaul University, where she earned her Master’s degree in Piano Performance with Distinction. For undergraduate studies, Nora attended Michigan State University where she earned Bachelor’s degrees in both Piano Performance and Marketing. Nora has participated in numerous music festivals​ including the Orford Music Academy, Brevard Music Festival, Internationale Sommerakademie Ettal, Encore Chamber Music and Masterclasses at the Centro Studi Carlo Della Giacoma in Todi, Italy. She has participated in masterclasses with renowned pedagogues Boris Slutsky, Anton Nel, Jura Margulis, Daniel Shapiro, Evelyne Brancart, Roberto Prosseda, Adrian Oetiker, and Ning An. Her principal teachers include George Vatchnadze and Deborah Moriarty. In addition to performing, Nora is passionate about teaching and is a faculty member at the DePaul Community Music Division.