Maria Chiara Argirò is a London- based pianist/keyboard player/composer.
Straight after finishing a BA Jazz at Middlesex University, she started touring from June 2013 with the British artrock band These New Puritans for the “Field of Reeds” and “Spitting Stars” tour playing in Asia, USA, Mexico, Europe in festivals around the world and in venues such as the Barbican in London or The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles supporting Bjork.
She has performed, recorded and worked among other artists with These New Puritans, Coco Mbassi, Barns Courtney, Synergy Vocals, Heritage Orchestra, Stargaze Ensamble, Vera Jonas, Adedeji Adetayo, Blam!, Teotima Ensemble, Kinkajous, Mimika, In a Sleeping Mood and many more within clubs, venues and studios (such as Abbey Road Studios and Maida Vale BBC Studios) in London and festivals around UK, Europe, USA and Asia.
She’s experienced as leader of bands, composer, arranger, session musician and teacher.
With her own group she's has been touring in Italy and France and playing at The EFG London Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Festival and many more internationl festivals.
The debut album The Fall Dance, has been released by Odradek Records in November 2016. The launch campaign included a sold out shows at The Vortex Jazz Club and a 2017 UK tour with the support of the Arts Council England including another sold out concert at Pizza Express Jazz Club.
"...Maria Chiara Argiro’ is a brilliant artist as well as an amazing teacher.I’ve been having piano lessons for two years and she guided me through two Jazz Piano Grades (3 and 4).Thanks to her I’ve been both developing my tecnical skills and building up my repertoire and I every week I just couldn’t wait for the following lesson! She’s patient, intuitive, reliable, sensitive and very empathic, therefore her lessons are never boring. It’s not common to find a brilliant musician who is also a great teacher. I’m lucky!!" (Alessia)
"...Maria has a great approach to teaching, keeping the perfect balance between theory and practice in an informal, friendly setting. I had tried a few piano teachers before her but I felt instantly more comfortable and engaged in my first lesson with her. She’s an excellent teacher!" (Nina)
"...Maria Chiara's piano teaching is based on a strong balance between the study of technique and the development of the understanding of music harmony through the learning of familiar and/or songs/composition close to one's musical sensitivity/preferences.During her classes, she can always make you feel at ease and always tailors her classes according to one's needs in a very supportive, positive and sensitive way. Highly recommended!" (Anna)