Originally from Italy, Tiziana Descano studied piano in Caracas, Venezuela, with Russian professor Igor Lavrov. She has traveled around the world: to Spain for the Reina Sofía Summer Festival, where she gave several recitals; to Siena, Italy, where she studied with Michele Campanella; to Sofia, Bulgaria, where she participated in Stefan Popov's Violoncellists Festival; and to Vancouver, Canada, accompanying the Youth Schola Cantorum at a world choir competition.
While working on her master's degree in opera coaching at Temple University, she studied with Lambert Orkis, John Douglas, and Alexander Fiorillo. In 2003 she was chosen as the intern pianist for the Lake George Opera Festival, and since then she has worked for Temple University, Opera Columbus, and, as head of the coaching staff, the Atlantic Coast Opera Festival.
Ms. Descano performs with many opera companies in the Philadelphia area, including Amici Opera, Center City Opera Theater, and the New Jersey Opera Festival. She is a coach and accompanist for the Academy of Vocal Arts.
Ms. Descano joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2009.