Federica Bianchi began her piano study with Gea D’Atri with whom she graduated brilliantly in piano at the Conservatory of Music in Florence.
From an early age, Federica was fascinated by history and period instruments, and this early interest became his chosen career after she met Annaberta Conti (Conservatory of Florence), who introduced her to the riches of the world of harpsichord and baroque music, Gordon Murray (Universitaet fur Musik Vienna), Bob Van Asperen (Conservatorium van Amsterdam) and Richard Egarr (Conservatorium van Amsterdam) with whom she studied harpsichord and fortepiano obtaining her Master in harpsichord Cum Laude. Federica has a Master degree in Philosophy with full marks and honours.
Awarded in many of the most prestigious international competitions, among the others, “International Harpsichord competition G. Gambi Pesaro” (Italy), “Bologna European Harpsichord Competition”, “Haendel Early Music International Competition Goettingen” (Germany), “Biber International Competition” (Austria) and selected from the most important Young Baroque Orchestras in Europe, Federica, as first italian keyboardist, worked both as harpsichordist for the Ambronay European Baroque Academy under the direction of Jean Tubery and as harpischordist and organist of EUBO (European Baroque Orchestra) 2009 with Lars Ulrik Mortensen.
Since than she has the privilege to collaborate with world renowned ensembles such as Il Giardino Armonico (G.Antonini), Il Pomo d’Oro (R.Minasi, M.Emelyanichev), Les Musiciens du Louvre (M.Minkowski), Imaginarium ensemble (E.Onofri), Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino (Z.Metha), La Fonte Musica (M. Pasotti), L’Arte dell’Arco (F.Guglielmo), La Venexiana (C.Cavina) and with great soloists and directors as J.DiDonato, P. Jaroussky, F. Fagioli, S. Montanari, A. Hallenberg, A. L. King, Vivica Genaux, M. Cencic, M. Steger, A. Hallenberg, K. Gauvin, D. Sinkowsky ecc. She performed regularly as soloist and continuo player in concert venues such as Musikverein e Konzerthaus di Vienna, Konzerthaus Berlin, Melk Barocktage, Haydn Festival Eisenstadt, MAFestival Bruge, Utrecht Festival, Kanazawa Japan Concert Hall, Alte Oper Frankfurt, National Opera Beijing, Teatro Champs Elysèes e Salle Gaveaux Paris, Opera Royale Versailles, Wigmore Hall e Barbican Theater London, Teatro Real e Auditorium National Madrid, ecc.
Since 2012 she dedicated also to medieval music, exploring technique and aesthetics of medieval keyboards such as clavicymbalum, gotic organ, renaissance organs (Diapason D’Or 2017 with La Fonte Musica ensemble).
She has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Glossa, Sony DHM, Warner, Erato, Alpha, Arcana, Passacaille and Brilliant Classic (many of the recordings are awarded with Diapason D’Or, Grammy Awards, Echo Prizes).
Currently, she is Cembalo and Continuo teacher at Matera and Venice Conservatory.