Gilda Buttà studied music at the 'Giuseppe Verdi' Conservatory in Milan under the guidance of Carlo Vidusso. She received her diploma at the age of sixteen years with top marks and 'cum laude'.
She began her concert career at a very young age and won her first national piano competitions at the age of eight. In 1976 she won the "F. Liszt" prize.
Her concert activities led to her performances in the most important theatres and festivals in Italy. She went on numerous tours abroad: Austria, Germany, Bulgaria, Greece, Japan, Israel, Spain, Hungary, playing for the most prestigious concert societies, both in performances and as a soloist with the orchestra.
She frequently works with the "Roma Sinfonietta" and with the group "Musica d'Oggi". In the field of chamber music, she plays duets with the cello player, Luca Pincini, her husband.
For the past number of years she has collaborated consistently with Ennio Morricone, for whom she has performed and recorded, not only sound tracks, but also classical music productions, both piano and chamber.
On numerous occasions she recorded for the three RAI (Italian public radio and television) channels and for RAI International. She has recorded for BMG, CAM and Sony. She is currently the teacher of lead piano at the Conservatory of Frosinone, after having taught in the Florence and Pescara Conservatories.