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Romola Costantino was the daughter of Napoleone Costantino (1889–1982), an Italian civil servant in Australia, and his Welsh-born wife Rosamond Lindner. She studied at the NSW Conservatorium of Music under Alexander Sverjensky. She was a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, where her graduation performance was the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninoff.
Romola Costantino gave the first solo piano recital in the Sydney Opera House (10 April 1973; to an invited audience), and she participated in the first public performance in the Opera House's Music Room (with the Carl Pini Quartet and Walter Sutcliffe, under the auspices of Musica Viva Australia). She also formed a well known piano duo with Lance Dossor.
She recorded Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata with Robert Pikler, viola, and Mozart's Kegelstatt Trio with Pikler and Pamela Johnson, clarinet. She also recorded two Schubert piano sonatas that had been left unfinished by Schubert and completed by Walter Dullo. Other recordings include Ravel's La valse, and pieces by Debussy and Fauré., as well as a Telemann trio sonata for the (long-defunct) AWA record label in which she played the clavichord.
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