Instrumental Summer Training Program

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From July 21st to  August 2nd, 2020 Narnia Arts Academy and the City of Narni will offer the ninth season of the Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program for instrumentalists, singers, and dancers in the beautiful city of Narni (Italy). Narnia Festival and Narnia Arts Academy have been awarded the 2020 medal by President of the Republic of Italy for outstanding programming.

This unique program in the heart of Umbria combines musical study and an immersion into the Italian culture.

The rich program of events includes lessons, workshops, masterclasses, conferences, exhibits, guided tours, and concerts and shows in the most prestigious halls and in the most suggestive archaeological sites of Narni and the region of Umbria.

Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Cristiana Pegoraro is the Artistic Director of Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program (www.cristianapegoraro.com).

Faculty

The Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program was founded in order to provide students with the tools needed to become professional artists. The staff includes highly qualified, internationally renowned teachers.

  • PIANO – CRISTIANA PEGORARO (July 21 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese

    Cristiana Pegoraro Italy

    • Pianist, Composer, Artistic Director Narnia Festival
      President Narnia Arts Academy
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    Cristiana Pegoraro

    Acclaimed as one of the most gifted musicians of her generation, Italian-born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro has consistently entertained and enlightened audiences with her inspired performances and original programming. Her skills display great technical and interpretative abilities. She began her career in music as a piano prodigy receiving countless national and international awards, including the 1989 Prague Best of the Year for Classical Music Award “for her great personality, strong musical temperament, mastery of phrasing and expressive artistry.” The New York Times called her “an artist of the highest caliber” following her stunning 1996 debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

    Ms. Pegoraro has performed in some of the major venues in Europe, United States, South America, Asia and Australia, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, the Guggenheim Museum (New York); the Sydney Opera House; Festspielhaus (Salzburg); Musikverein (Vienna); Royal College of Music (London); Auditorium Parco della Musica, Casa del Jazz (Rome); Amici del Loggione del Teatro alla Scala, Serate Musicali (Milan); Centro Cultural de Belem (Lisbon); Theatro Municipal (São Paulo); Theatro Municipal (Rio de Janeiro), the Opera House (Manaus), Budapest Spring Festival, Umbria Jazz Winter, Sorrento Jazz Festival, S. Petersburg Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Klavierfestival Ruhr (Germany), Shabyt Festival Astana (Kazakhstan), 2005 Aichi World Expo (Japan) and 2008 Saragoza World Expo (Spain), among others.

    In December 2006 and November 2007 she toured the Gulf Countries, becoming the first Italian female pianist to perform classical concerts in Bahrain, Yemen and Oman. Presently, Cristiana Pegoraro is also the first Italian female pianist to perform all 32 Sonatas for piano by Ludwig van Beethoven.

    Hailed by the critics as “among the best interpreters of Cuban and South American music”, Ms. Pegoraro has premiered to European audiences the works of Latin-American composers such as Astor Piazzolla, Joaquin Nin and Ernesto Lecuona. She also made her own piano transcriptions of some of their greatest works, including the most famous tangos of Astor Piazzolla, and composed a Fantasy on Cuban dances by Ernesto Lecuona.

    Her piano artistry can be heard on 27 compact discs released by Decision Products, Dynamic, Nuova Era, Diva, Eden Editori and Da Vinci Classics. Gramophone Magazine heralded her second recording of Ernesto Lecuona’s piano music on Dynamic Records with glowing praise – “Cristiana Pegoraro plays not only with brilliance, but with a most engaging finesse.” Peter Burwasser of Fanfare Magazine has described her as “a multi-faceted artist who eagerly searches for passion and musical inspiration in her life and her performances.”
    Her CD “Astor Piazzolla Tangos”, released in 2016, received the Gold Medal at the prestigious Global Music Awards in two categories: Album and Instrumental. Her latest release, “Gioacchino Rossini Overtures – Piano Transcriptions” featuring some of his most popular overtures transcribed for piano by Pegoraro herself, premiered worldwide in November 2017.

    She has been a featured artist on radio and television, on WQXR New York (USA), RAI, Mediaset, Radio Vaticana, Discoteca di Stato (Italy), BBC (Scotland), ARD (Germany), RTP (Portugal), Nine Network (Australia) and CBC (Japan). She has been a guest on the Italian TV shows: “Porta a Porta” with Bruno Vespa (RAI 1), “Sottovoce” with Gigi Marzullo (RAI 1), and “Vivere Meglio” with Fabrizio Trecca (Rete 4).

    Over the years Cristiana has appeared in front of the highest world dignitaries. In November 2003, she performed for the President of Italy, Mr. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. Later that same month, on the occasion of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, she appeared in her 8th sold out concert at Lincoln Center in the presence of the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations. In 2006, at the United Nations Headquarters, she performed for Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. In 2008, she was the only European representative at the Spring Festival at the United Nations in New York, and performed in the hall of the General Assembly in front of ambassadors and dignitaries from 192 countries. In 2009, she played in Moscow in the presence of the Italian Minister of Economic Development. In 2010, in Rome, she performed for the President of the Austrian Senate.

    In collaboration with Italian Embassies and Cultural Institutes, she is regularly invited by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to represent Italy and promote Italian music in the world.

    She supports various international organizations such as UNICEF, Amnesty International, World Food Programme and Emergency in their humanitarian efforts. In 2005 at her 10th sold out concert at Lincoln Center, she received the World Peace Award from the Circolo Culturale Italiano of the United Nations “for her effort in advancing peace in the world”. In 2007, in Naples, Italy, along with other important artists including Maestro Claudio Abbado, she received the Sebetia Ter President of Italy Award “for her activity as a performer and composer”. That same year, at her concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, she was honored with the title of Ambassador of the Right to Music, a program under the tutelage of the Commission of Culture of Rome and the Commission for Youth Policies whose goal is to promote musical culture in all its aspects. In 2010, she was anointed as 2010 ILICA Woman of the Year by the Italian Language Intercultural Alliance in New York. In 2011, she was honored with the Rotary Umbria Prize “for her professionalism, social commitment and her constant promotion of Umbria throughout the world”. She also received the Messenger of the Territory Award from the Chamber of Commerce of Terni, and the Melvin Jones Fellow Award “for dedicated humanitarian services” from the Lions Clubs International Foundation. In 2013, she received from the hands of the Mayor of Rome the prestigious Premio Simpatia, awarded to performing artists, authors, ambassadors and sports figures who exemplify a commitment to Italy, and conceived in recognition “of individuals who enrich and exalt the essential values of life through their work”. Past recipients include directors Federico Fellini and Franco Zeffirelli, actress Sophia Loren and Mother Theresa. In 2016, Ms. Pegoraro received an inaugural “Premio Umbria in Rosa” award given to women “operating in the fields of knowledge and who are models for exemplary professional skills and positivity” by her home Italian region of Umbria, and the “Donne ad alta quota” Award with the suport of Regione Umbria and Fondazione Marisa Bellisario, dedicated to “women-testimonial that with their commitment promote the image of Umbria and Italy”.

    Most recently, Cristiana has taken up the challenge of composition, releasing five highly acclaimed albums “A Musical Journey”, “Ithaka”, “La mia Umbria”, “Volo di note” and “Piano di volo”. Her compositions have been used for films and documentaries. She composed the soundtrack to the video “For Whom The Sirens Toll” produced by the United Nations Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict and presented at the United Nations on September 11th, 2004, in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack. She also composed the soundtrack of the short movie “La casa dell’orologio” by Italian director Gianni Torres. She is the author of a book of poems called “Ithaka” and a series of children’s books based on Italian operas.

    Cristiana regularly presents master classes at The Juilliard School in New York and across the U.S., Canada, Europe, The Middle East, Asia and Australia.

    She is a testimonial of Umbria’s tourism campaign throughout the world. Since 2011, she is the Artistic Director of Narnia Arts Academy (www.narniaartsacademy.com) and Narnia Festival (www.narniafestival.com). The Academy and Festival received the President of Italy gold medal.

    Ms. Pegoraro graduated with highest honors from the Conservatory of Terni, Italy, at the age of sixteen. She continued her studies with Jörg Demus in Vienna and Hans Leygraf at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. She later studied with Nina Svetlanova at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

    More information on cristianapegoraro.com

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  • CLASSICAL GUITAR – TALI ROTH (July 21 – August 2) ONLINE lessons
    Languages: English, Hebrew

    Tali Roth United States

    • The Juilliard School
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    Tali Roth

    One of the world’s leading and most charismatic guitarists, Tali Roth has been hailed by Classical Guitar magazine as “an extraordinary solo and chamber musician” and by The New York Times as a “marvelous classical guitarist”. She recently was awarded a teaching excellence award by Carnegie Hall.

    Her past engagements include performing on the soundtrack for Woody Allen’s 2010 film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. Since her Carnegie Hall debut, Ms. Roth has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Japan and her native country of Israel, appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall with violinist Midori, Alvin Ailey theatre with Douglas Dunn and Dancers in the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance festival, Rose Hall home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Caramoor Center with conductor Giovanni Reggioli, Tel Aviv Henry Crown Hall, Teatro Presidente in San Salvador with the El Salvador Philharmonic with conductor Sarmientos, TeatroSolis in Uruguay with Polly Ferman and Glamour Tango, Haiyuza Theatre in Tokyo with Flamenco Komatsubaraand Silvia Duran dance companies, the Susan Dellal Center with members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and at Lincoln Center with members of the New York Philharmonic.

    Ms. Roth has performed on stage in the New York Off-Broadway musical production of Nobel Prize Laureate Derek Walcott’s The Odyssey and by invitation for the U.N. in Washington for dignitaries such as former Prime Minister Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and General Colin Powell. She has won Top Prize in all categories at the Twenty-Third Masterplayers Music and Conductors Competition in Switzerland and the New York Artist International Competition Award.

    An avid new music promoter Ms. Roth has recorded Premiere works by composers such as Ami Maayani to the IMP label, Richardo Lorca, conductor and composer German Caceres, composer Mladen Milicevic and more. She has recorded extensively to TV and Radio worldwide and has featured on WQXR, Argentinian 96.7 national radio, Chicago Dame Myra Myra Hess Broadcasted Series, Canada National TV and Los Angeles Hollywood TV to name a few.

    Ms. Roth is a graduate of the Jerusalem Rubin Academy (B.M) and The Juilliard School (M.M.) She has led the NYU Guitar Department from 2007-2011, has presented master classes throughout the world and has been a fellowship assistant at the Aspen Music Festival.

    Tali Roth has been the head of the guitar program at Juilliard Pre-College since 2005 and the Narnia Festival in Italy since 2012.

    Her upcoming DVD with Grammy flutist Carol Wincenc will be released by the Cinevu Label this year.

    Ms. Roth plays a Stephan Connor guitar and is a Savarez Artist.

    More information on taliroth.com

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  • CLASSICAL GUITAR – MASSIMO DELLE CESE (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, English, Spanish

    Massimo Delle Cese Italy

    • Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia
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    Massimo Delle Cese

    Prizewinner in several competitions, Massimo was just 15 when ranked first at the 4th Italian National Guitar Contest. He is regularly concert touring Italy and abroad visiting further than 20 countries, joining soon the new generation of guitar players group recurrently appearing in International Guitar Festivals all over the world, as well as solo player, guitar Conciertos and till 2001 being a former member of the St.Cecilia Guitar Trio.

    His solo recordings have been receiving great acclaim from both audiences, critics and reviewers of international guitar magazines; his solo World Premiere Recording CD of the Italian guitarist/composer Mario Gangi’s 22 Studies has been a great success, winning astonishing estimations by performers, composers and reviewers as well. His career has been awarded the Gold Pegasus Prize for Classical Music and the City of Rome Prize as a tribute to his professional activity, when he made the classical guitar enter for the first time the Auditorium “Parco della Musica” in Rome, giving a great sold out Concierto De Aranjuez performance.

    Currently he is active as teacher too, being chair professor at “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory/Academy of Music in Rome and giving a permanent master-class course in Rome at Accademia Romana della Chitarra, further giving Master classes in several International Guitar Festivals, Conservatories and Universities all over the world (Tichy & Cracovia Festival Polonia, S.to Tirso Festival Portugal, Istanbul Guitar Festival, Izmir Conservatory Turckey, Madrid, Valencia Guitar Festival, Aranda Guitar Festival, Hondarribia, Malaga, San Sebastian Spain, S’pore Guitar Festival Singapore, Cyprus EMU Guitar Festival Ciprus, Kuala Lumpur Malesia, Klagenfurt Festival, Rust Guitar Festival, Vienna Gitarre Forum Austria, Stuttgard Festival, Iserlhon Guitar Symposium Germany, Radford VA University Guitar Fest, Guitar Foundation of America Festival GFA, Arizona Guitar Festival, LaGuitarraCalifornia Guitar Festival CA, Miami Guitar Festival, Houston Rice University, Sacramento Guitar Society and State Univ, Chapman University OC,CA USA, Naxos Guitar Festival, Atene Conservatoire Greece, Colima Guitar Festival, Guanajuato, Celaya, Merida, Taxco & Acapulco Guitar Festival, Guadalajara Guitar Festival, Conservatorio de Pachuca, Universidad de Durango Mexico,etc.).

    In addition, Massimo is interested in new music technologies, managing a project of “contamination” between the classical and midi guitar, endorsing the famous Canadian “Godin Guitars” midi classical guitar maker.

    He is art director of the “ARC Rome Guitar Festival” and the “Guitars in Conservatory” series.
    Massimo performs exclusively on Savarez Cantiga Strings and guitar made for him by Leonardo De Gregorio and Antonius Müller.

    More information on http://www.massimodellecese.com

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  • CLASSICAL GUITAR – BRAZILIAN GUITAR, CHORO & BOSSA NOVA – GIANLUCA PERSICHETTI (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, Portuguese

    Gianluca Persichetti Italy

    • Conservatorio U. Giordano - Foggia; Accademia Romana di Musica
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    Gianluca Persichetti

    Gianluca Persichetti ha intrapreso giovanissimo lo studio della chitarra diplomandosi brillantemente presso il Conservatorio di S. Cecilia di Roma sotto la guida del M° C. Carfagna. Nello stesso anno consegue il diploma del corso di Strumenti a Percussioni sotto la guida del M° Leonida Torrebruno.

    Segue successivamente un corso di perfezionamento con il M° Mario Gangi.
    Svolge da subito una intensa attività concertistica esibendosi come solista ed in varie formazioni cameristiche per importanti rassegne musicali e manifestazioni teatrali. In Italia: “Festival di Benevento”; città S. Angelo nella “VI Estate Angolana; ”Associazione musicale Molisana” a Campobasso; a Roma nella “Rassegna Cameristica” presso la Chiesa Valdese e per l’ “Agimus” alla Sala Baldini; suona nel “Festival nazionale” di Ancona – Pescina”; al “Teatro Mancinelli” di Orvieto; al “Teatro Greco” di Siracusa; al “Teatro Goldoni” di Venezia; al “Teatro L. Pirandello” di Agrigento; all’ “Istituto degli Innocenti” di Firenze…
    Fra le partecipazioni all’estero il “Centr d’Art Vivant du Belvedere” a Tunisi; il “Centre cultural de Gavà” a Barcellona; in Cecoslovacchia..

    Insieme ai chitarristi Massimo Aureli e Massimo delle Cese forma il “Trio Chitarristico S. Cecilia”, con il quale si esibisce in tutto il mondo riscuotendo ovunque vivi consensi di pubblico e di critica in Italia ed all’estero.
    Il trio si esibisce a Roma nell’ambito della rassegna “Le serenate in chiostro”, all’ “Auditorium discoteca di stato”, all’ “Auditorium Pontificio musica sacra”, al “Teatro Ghione” ed alla “Sala Baldini”; a Tivoli nella “Sala Spallanzani”; suonano al “Festival barocco” di Viterbo; a Frascati al “Festival delle ville Tuscolane”; nella “Filarmonica Laudamo” di Messina; nell’ “Associazione musicale etnea” di Catania; al “IV festival internazionale della chitarra” di Siracusa; a Spoleto al “Teatro Caio Melisso”; a Firenze all’ “Istituto francese” e nell’ “Associazione amici della musica” di Milazzo e S. Severo.
    All’estero il trio si esibisce ad Instambul al “Gran teatro” , al “Konser Salonu ed al “Centro de exposiciones y congresos” di Zaragosas”; a Singapore nel “Lute Guitar Virtuosos of Italy DBS Auditorium” – (Shenton Way); nell’ “Italian Embassy” di Malaysia; a Liverpool nell’ “Eurovwirral International Guitar Festival of Great Britain”; nella “Societat Guitarristica de Catalunya” di Valencia; all’ “Istituto italiano” di Madrid, di Salonicco, Stoccolma, Atene e Algeri ed all’ “Ambasciata di Praga” )

    Con il trio pubblica il CD “Mutation”, ricevendo entusiastiche recensioni sulle più importanti riviste internazionali di settore (Soundboard – USA , Classical Guitar -UK , Les cahiers de la guitarre – Francia, Il Fronimo, Guitar, Chitarre, Musicalia – Italia).

    Fortemente attratto dalla musica etnica e profondo conoscitore di musica brasiliana, fin da giovanissimo si dedica a questo genere diventandone uno dei maggiori esecutori italiani e collaborando con alcuni dei più rappresentativi musicisti brasiliani in Italia.
    Costituisce insieme al percussionista Stefano Rossini, il trio “Itinerario Brasile”. Insieme realizzano i CD “Esperanto” (1998) ed “ Itinerario Brasile” (2005,) che sono una libera e personale interpretazione della musica sudamericana, e specificamente di quella brasiliana.
    Numerose le partecipazioni in Italia ed all’estero del trio: a Roma nell’ambito della Rassegna “JAZZ&IMAGE” a Villa Celimontana (1999; 2000, 2001, 2003, 2009); all’Alexander Platz – live Jazz club (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009), nella Manifestazione “Enzimi 2000”, al Museo degli strumenti musicali nell’ambito della rassegna “Accademia in concerto” (2006, 2007), in “Roma Hot Summit” presso il Cineporto (2006), ed al “Christmas Village”, con il Patrocinio della Regione Lazio e del Comune di Roma e dell’Assessorato alla Cultura, Manifestazione per il Natale, (2003); a Orvieto suonano in “Lotta contro l’A.I.D.S.” al Teatro Mancinelli, al San Francesco Jazz Club nell’ambito della “Rassegna Jazz” (2004); a Rimini in “Concerti in Fiera (1999) ”; a Teramo il trio partecipa alla rassegna musicale “l’ Estate abruzzese” (2002); Città di Genzano al ” II° Festival Internazionale della Chitarra” (2005); alla “Rassegna Jazz al Bizzeffe” di Firenze (2004); ad Instambul al “Festival Ekim” al Reichenberg Guitar Masters Festival 2012.

    Il trio ha ospitato nei suoi concerti illustri nomi del repertorio musicale brasiliano ed italiano (Irio de Paula, Sergio Galvao, Guinga, Rosalia de Souza, Toninho Horta, Alfredo Paixao, Roberto
    Bottermaio ed i jazzisti italiani Henry Cook, Maurizio Giammarco, Fabio Zeppetella, Giovanna Marinuzzi, Eddy Palermo, Nicola Stilo, Stefania Casini, Francesco Puglisi, Paolo Innarella .. )

    Con il chitarrista Massimo Aureli costituisce il duo “Corde Brasiliane” che conduce il pubblico, attraverso l’uso di tutti gli strumenti a corda tipici della cultura popolare brasiliana, alla scoperta dei molteplici e meravigliosi ambiti, anche i più sconosciuti, di questa vastissima espressione musicale ed artistica.
    Hanno suonato in duo tra l’altro all’Ambasciata Brasiliana di Roma il 17 Dicembre 2015, nell’ambito della presentazione delle olimpiadi di Rio.

    Intensa anche la sua partecipazione televisiva e radiofonica; lavora costantemente come turnista, ha registrato per Morricone, Piovani, Bacalov, Mazzocchetti, Guerra, Di Pofi e come esecutore ed arrangiatore ha prestato la propria collaborazione musicale a varie attività teatrali:
    Suona in “Indugio compiuto” al Teatro Duni di Matera, in “Il Mandarino meraviglioso” a Benevento, in “Rosa Futura” al teatro Pirandello di Agrigento, in “Del mondo in mezzo ai turbini” al teatro Goldoni di Venezia, in “Italy in Houston” a Houston, nel “Il classico di una vita un libro letto e mai dimenticato” alla Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Lucina a Roma (2006), dove ha eseguito un commento musicale al Cantico dei Cantici letto dal Mons. Gianfranco Ravasi ed alle Poesie d’amore di Nazim Hikmet lette da Ozpetek.

    Nel 2007 inizia la sua collaborazione con Lina Sastri ed è chitarrista solista nello spettacolo “Corpo Celeste” di e con Lina Sastri, al teatro Quirino di Roma ed al teatro La Pergola di Firenze.

    Nel 2010, costituisce insieme a Stefano Rossini e Carlo Biancalana, la “Choro Orchestra”, che è un orchestra di circa 20 elementi che si dedica interamente allo Choro Brasiliano. Ha realizzato con questa orchestra, di cui è direttore ed arrangiatore il CD “Choro Orchestra”, la grande musica popolare brasiliana.
    Con l’Orchestra ha partecipato a numerosi Festival e manifestazioni musicali tra cui Alexanderplatz Jazz Club – 23 Gennaio 2015 – Roma, XVIII edizione della rassegna di “Musica nelle corti di Capitanata” – 16 Luglio 2014 – Foggia, Festival Internazionale di Chitarra – 8 Settembre 2013 – Manfredonia, Festival “MaraRio” – 22 Agosto 2013 – Maratea, Festival “Villa Celimontana jazz” 19 Luglio 2013 – Roma, XVII edizione della rassegna di “Musica nelle corti di Capitanata” 12 Luglio 2013 – Monte S.Angelo, Festival di Peschici – 11 Luglio 2013 – Peschici, Festa Patronale – 19 Settembre 2012 – San Marco in Lamis, Festival “Stornara in Movimento” – 19 Agosto 2012 – Stornara, XVI edizione della rassegna di “Musica nelle corti di Capitanata” – 6 Luglio 2012 – Foggia, Concerti della stagione estiva – 5 Luglio 2012 – Torre Maggiore, Amici della Musica – 30 Giugno 2012 – S.Giovanni Rotondo, “Amendola – circolo ufficiali” – 07 Giugno 2012 Foggia, 5° Stagione concertistica “Ostuni in musica” – 30 Aprile 2012 – Ostuni, 2° Festival Chitarristico Citta’ di Celano – 31 Marzo 2012 – Celano, Teatro comunale “Luigi Rossi” – 11 Gennaio 2012 – Torremaggiore, XV edizione della rassegna di “Musica nelle corti di Capitanata” – 11 Luglio 2011 – Foggia, Roma Villa Celimontana jazz Festival- Luglio 2013, Teatro Giordano di Foggia – settembre 2015

    Si dedica inoltre all’attività didattica a Roma presso l’ Accademia Romana di Musica, della quale è presidente.
    Da anni è docente, insieme al M° Stefano Rossini, del “Seminario di Musica Brasiliana”, corso di perfezionamento e aggiornamento professionale che è stato riconosciuto dal ministero della pubblica istruzione, nonchè di Seminari estivi ed invernali a cui partecipano alunni provenienti da tutta Italia.
    E’ vincitore del Concorso a Cattedra nei Conservatori ed è titolare della cattedra di Chitarra Classica al Conservatorio U.Giordano di Foggia.

    More information on http://www.accademiaromanadimusica.c...

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  • CLASSICAL GUITAR – CARLO BIANCALANA (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Carlo Biancalana Italy

    • Conservatorio U. Giordano - Foggia; Accademia Romana di Musica
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    Carlo Biancalana

    Carlo Biancalana si è diplomato in chitarra classica con il massimo dei voti al Conservatorio “S. Cecilia” di Roma sotto la guida del Maestro Carlo Carfagna. In seguito ha seguito corsi di perfezionamento con i maestri Mario Gangi, Angelo Giardino, Eliot Fisk, Leo Brouwer, e Alvaro Pierri.
    Ha svolto prevalentemente attività concertistica in ambito cameristico, con diverse formazioni – duo, trio, quartetto e ottetto chitarristico, flauto e chitarra, clarinetto e chitarra, voce e chitarra tenendo concerti in Italia e all’estero. Attualmente fa parte del “Trio Chitarristico di Roma” con i maestri Fabio Renato d’Ettorre e Fernando Lepri.

    Ha partecipato a diversi festival e concorsi nazionali ed internazionali ottenendo prestigiosi riconoscimenti prevalentemente nella formazione del duo chitarristico con il M°Stefano Mingo e come solista nel “Festival di Chitarra di Loreto”, al “Concorso Chitarristico Pasquale Taraffo di Genova”, al “Concorso di Musica Città di Stresa”, al “Concorso di Chitarra G.B.Ansaldi di Mondovì”, al “Concorso di Chitarra Città di Gaeta”, al “Concorso di Chitarra Mauro Giuliani di Bari” e al “Concorso di Chitarra Città di Parma”. Sempre con il M° Stefano Mingo nella formazione del duo chitarristico ha inciso per l’edizioni Phoenix Classics. Nel 2010 in collaborazione con i Maestri Gianluca Persichetti e Stefano Rossini ha fondato la “ChorOrchestra” del Conservatorio Umberto Giordano di Foggia. È Direttore Artistico del Concorso Chitarristico Internazionale “Corrado Alba” organizzato dall’Associazione Musicabile-Onlus.

    Come didatta ha frequentato le metodologie d’insegnamento della musica Dalcroze e Orff-Schulwerk. È stato docente di Chitarra dal 1988 al 2008 presso la Scuola Media ad Indirizzo Musicale. Dal 2009 è docente di chitarra in conservatorio attualmente presso il Conservatorio di musica “U.Giordano” di Foggia.

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  • VIOLIN – KHULLIP JEUNG (July 21 – August 2) ONLINE lessons
    Languages: English, Korean

    Khullip Jeung United States

    • The Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music
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    Khullip Jeung

    Violinist, Khullip Jeung has performed and taught throughout the US, Europe, and Asia as soloist, chamber musician, and sought after violin pedagogist. Mr. Jeung started playing the violin at the age of 5 in South Korea and soon after immigrated to Hawaii. He had his solo debut with the Honolulu Symphony at the age of 9, playing the Khachaturian Concerto and soon after the Lalo Symphonie Espagnole to great acclaim. At the age of 15, Mr. Jeung moved to New York, after being accepted to the Juilliard Pre-College to study with Dorothy DeLay on scholarship. He received the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at Juilliard studying with Sally Thomas with the C.V. Starr Scholarship, Teplitsky Memorial Scholarship, and the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship to name a few. Mr. Jeung has been awarded the Grand Prize in the Korea Times Music Competition (LA), American String Teachers Association Competition (HI), and the youngest recipient of the Morning Music Scholarship to name a few. Television and radio broadcasts include, The Saturday Morning Show, Saturday AM, Superkids, MBC Arts Theater and much more. He was also featured in the String and Bow music magazine of the October 2006 publication. His two, live-recorded, unedited inspirational CDs have had enormous popularity both here in the US and abroad and is currently working on the third album. Most recently, he also recorded the only instrumental numbers for the new upcoming Broadway, “Gatsby”. Mr. Jeung has also been invited to judge many competitions such as the New York International Music Competition and National Young Musicians Showcase Competition. He is also the founder and chairperson of the International Virtuoso Competition. Mr. Jeung is on the faculty of The Juilliard School Pre-College, Mannes Pre-College, and JCC Thurnauer School of Music. Since 2005, he has also been the music director of the highly acclaimed Good Neighbor Ensemble based in New Jersey. During the summers, he has taught at the Maui Summer Music Festival and the Waterville Valley Chamber Music Festival. Mr. Jeung is also the founder and director of the 4Strings Music Festival in New York.

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  • VIOLIN – JISUN KANG (July 21 – August 2) ONLINE lessons
    Languages: English, Korean

    Jisun Kang Italy

    • Mannes College of Music
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    Jisun Kang

    Violinist Jisun Kang has performed throughout the US, Europe, and Asia as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. She is a founding member of the BeneSori String Quartet where she actively performs in New York and New Jersey. She has also performed as a section violinist of Naples Philharmonic in Florida and concertmistress of Nova Philharmonic in New York. She is currently the concertmistress of the Ureuk Symphony Orchestra in New York, and one of the founding core leaders of the Sonata da Chiesa, a chamber group based in the Tri-State area. Ms. Kang also performs with the New York Classical Players which features world renowned soloists.

    Ms. Kang first started the piano in Korea, and after moving to England, she started the violin at the age of 9. Soon after, she won her first competition after only 6 months of studying the violin. She had her first solo debut with the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 13 performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. She has won numerous competitions such as the Watford Music Festival Competition, Busan Music Association Competition, Busan MBC Music Competition, and the Music Journal Competition in Korea.

    Jisun Kang received her bachelor’s degree at the Seoul National University, and earned her master’s degree from The Juilliard School studying with Stephen Clapp, where she was awarded the Carabo-Cone Scholarship and Dorothy Starling Scholarship. She continued her studies at the Manhattan School of Music with Glenn Dicterow, Lisa Kim, and Yoko Takebe where she received the Professional Studies degree in Orchestral Performance as a scholarship recipient of the Stamas Fund from the New York Philharmonic. She has participated in many music festivals such as Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg, Che-ju International Music Festival, and Meadowmount School of Music, to name a few.

    Beginning of 2014, Ms.Kang has been appointed the position of associate music director of Love Violin, USA. During the summers, she has taught and performed at the Waterville Valley Music Festival in New Hampshire, Maui Summer Music Festival, and Narnia Music Festival in Italy. In 2013, she co-founded the 4Strings Music Festival in New York.

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  • VIOLIN – KATHARINA FASOLI – von HARTEN (July 21 – August 2) ONLINE lessons
    Languages: Italian, English, German

    Katharina Fasoli-von Harten Germany

    • Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
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    Katharina Fasoli-von Harten

    Katharina Fasoli-von Harten started playing the violin at the age of 6. After having studied with the concert master of the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Stefan Wagner, she began her studies at the University of Music Trossingen (Germany) with Prof. Winfried Rademacher, and got the Diplom Musiklehrer in 2005, then completed her studies at the University of Music Freiburg (Germany) with Prof. Rainer Kussmaul, and received the Diplom Künstlerische Ausbildung in the year 2007.

    2004 she had an apprentice year in the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, since then she works also with the Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim. From 2006 to 2008 she was a member of the Academy of the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, where she also had a temporary employment until 2009. There she had the possibilities to work with conductors like Zubin Metha, Kent Nagano and Kirill Petrenko. In the years 2010/2011 she played in the Staatstheater Stuttgart (Germany), principal conductor till 2011 Manfred Honeck, where she could work with Juraj Valcuha and Patrick Fournillier.

    Katharina Fasoli-von Harten has given a lot of concerts as a soloist and as a chamber musician in various groups. Lastly, she played the violin concertos of Haydn and Mozart with different orchestras in Germany and Italy.

    Especially interested into the Contemporary Music, she played in the Ensemble Modern Orchestra with Pierre Boulez as the conductor, and since 2002 she is the first solo violin of the Ensemble PolyphonieT, where she could cooperate with composers like Dieter Schnebel and Hans Zender, and with soloists like Jean-Guihen Queyras and Chen Halevi.

    Conducted by Kent Nagano she was the concertmaster in the premiere of the music theater “liebe.nur liebe“ composed by Minas Borboudakis (2007).
    Katharina Fasoli-von Harten is playing regularly with the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, the Staatstheater Stuttgart, the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg and the Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden (Switzerland). Since 2011 she is the first concertmaster of the Theatre Giuseppe Verdi in Sassari, Italy and she is the manager of the string department of the Musical Academy of Taggia, Italy. Since 2015 she is a member of the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester.

    Katharina Fasoli-von Harten is playing a violin by Fritz Bauer, Stuttgart 1937.

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  • VIOLIN – PAOLO PIOMBONI (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Paolo Piomboni Italy

    • Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
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    Paolo Piomboni

    Dopo essersi diplomato brillantemente presso il Conservatorio “L. Cherubini” di Firenze sotto la guida del M° Cristiano Rossi, ha vinto il concorso internazionale bandito dall’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, della cui orchestra sinfonica

    fa parte in qualità di primo violino di fila dal 1990.

    Artista dai molteplici interessi, si dedica alla filologia barocca: ha fondato con Paolo Pollastri (primo oboe solista dell’orchestra dell’Accademia) L’ Accademia Barocca di Santa Cecilia, orchestra da camera che suona su strumenti originali, con la quale, in qualità di primo violino solista, ruolo che ricopre sin dalla fondazione

    dell’ensemble, ha eseguito le Quattro Stagioni di A. Vivaldi in occasione del Trentennale della fondazione della Banca d’Italia, concerto del quale è stato prodotto CD e DVD. Con L’Accademia Barocca si è anche esibito in diretta televisiva Rai nel Concerto di Natale 2007 dal Senato della Repubblica Italiana, ed ha effettuato attività in Italia e all’estero (significativa la tournée con concerti a Montréal e a Ottawa per il Senato Canadese).

    Si interessa anche di teatro, essendo stato protagonista di vari spettacoli nei quali passa dall’ esecuzione al violino alla recitazione: “Una città chiamata orchestra”, “Dissonanze”, “Camera per quattro”, su testi di Daniele Ciccolini, sono stati rappresentati all’Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma, al MART di Rovereto e al Teatro Comunale di Piacenza.

    Si dedica con passione all’insegnamento, con particolare attenzione ai più giovani (molti suoi allievi sono stati premiati in concorsi nazionali e internazionali), e cura la preparazione tecnica degli archi della Juniorchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia sin dalla sua fondazione. Con la Juniorchestra ha curato inoltre in veste di solista e concertatore le Quattro Stagioni, eseguite per i bambini in quattro Ospedali Pediatrici italiani (Meyer di Firenze, Bambino Gesù di Roma, Sant’Orsola di Bologna, Pausilipon di Napoli) in collaborazione con Telecom, sul cui sito è tuttora possibile visionare gli spettacoli.

    Suona un violino M. Capicchioni del 1954 e un violino originale A. Jais del 1793.

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  • VIOLIN – RUGGERO MARCHESI (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Ruggero Marchesi Italy

    • Conservatorio "A. Boito" di Parma; La Camerata Ducale di Parma
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    Ruggero Marchesi

    Born into a family of musicians in Parma in 1964, Ruggero Marchesi took his diploma in 1982 under the guidance of Giovanni Bozzini. He attended finishing courses with Dora Schwartzberg, Norbert Brainin and Franco Gulli and has given numerous concerts, warmly received, in Italy (Milan, Turin, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Verona, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Piacenza, Matera, Catania, Terni, Potenza, Urbino) and abroad (Athens, Belgrade, Bucharest, Brussels, Barcelona, Istanbul, Lisbon, Berne, Salonika, Stockholm, Helsinki, Lugano).
    He is the founder and first solo violin of the ensemble “La Camerata Ducale di Parma”, with which he has appeared in a number of chamber groups.
    He has appeared as conductor and soloist with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, the Orchestra Sinfonica della Provincia di Matera and the Orchestra Camerata dei Laghi.
    He has recorded compact discs for Mediterraneo, Symphonia, Phoenix, Sheva Collection, with music by Paganini, Verdi, Brahms, Franck, Bazzini, Wieniawski, Respighi, Pizzetti, Bloch, Bach, Corelli, Vivaldi, Brescianello, Mozart, A.Rolla, Medici, Ghedini, Margola, Lupi, Bettinelli.
    He has collaborated with major chamber and symphony orchestras such as I Solisti Italiani, Icarus Ensemble, La Piccola Sinfonica di Milano, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Orchestra Filarmonica “Toscanini”, and the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio di Parma, Orchestra F.O.I. “Bruno Bartoletti”.
    He is professor of violin at the “A. Boito” Musical Conservatoire of Parma.

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  • VIOLIN – DAVIDE SIMONELLI (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Davide Simonelli Italy

    • Quartetto Sivis; La Camerata Ducale di Parma
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    Davide Simonelli

    Born in Parma in 1974 he graduated under the teacher Giacomo Monica’s guidance in the Conservatory “A.Boito” of Parma.
    After graduation he attended 2 separate masterclasses, with:
    – Cristiano Rossi
    – Stefano Pagliani

    Just after the Diploma he started his cooperation with famous Italian Orchestras, including:
    • “Arturo Toscanini” , Parma
    • “Pomeriggi musicali” , Milan
    • “Compagnia di Operette” – Corrado Abbati, Parma
    • “Carlo Felice” Theater Orchestra, Genova
    • Haydn Orchestra, Bolzano
    • Symphony Orchestra, Sanremo
    • Symphony Orchestra, Piacenza
    • Accademia Hipponiana, Reggio Calabria

    He’s now mainly engaged in playing chamber music with:
    • SIVIS STRING QUARTET
    • Camerata Ducale
    • Musici di Parma
    Together with the concert activity he combines instrumental teaching and preparatory projects (aimed at children of kindergarten and primary school).

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  • VIOLIN – ELEONORA GIOSUÈ (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Eleonora Giosuè Italy

    • Liceo Musicale Chris Cappell College, Anzio
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    Eleonora Giosuè

    Eleonora Giosuè  graduated with honours at S. Cecilia Conservatory of Rome in 2001 under the guidance of Maestro Giovanni Antonioni. Since the early years she has developed  intense chamber music and orchestral activities, participating in various training courses with teachers and individual orchestra leaders such as  H. van Dijk, B. Antonioni, L. Ciulei, C. Chiarappa, F. Cusano.
    She has worked with various orchestras including the Orchestra of the Conservatory of Rome, the Orchestra of the Teatro G. Donizetti in Bergamo, the Italian Youth Orchestra, the Orchestra Regionale Toscana, EUYO European Youth Orchestra, Opera Theatre “A. Belli “in Spoleto, Marche Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino.
    As a member of the Italian Youth Orchestra, she studied under  F. Cusano, D. Pierini, C. Chiarappa, A. Faja, and  with the same orchestra has collaborated with Maestro G. Noseda, G. Ferro, Z. Mehta and C. Abbado.
    In 2011 she has partecipated in prestigious masterclasses in the US with W. Fitzpatrick (Chapman University, Orange County, L.A.), S. Clapp (Juilliard School, New York) e C. Heard (Juilliard School, New York).

    Main experiences, artistic orchestral works and chamber ensembles:

    – With the Conservatory of Rome, tours in Normandy (Festival of European Youth Orchestras);concerts in the Auditorium of the Academy St. Cecilia in 2000; Italian-American production of “Mass” of L Bernstein conducted by M º B. Brott ( “Aula Nervi” -Vatican);
    – Collaborations at the Opera di Roma ,Rome;
    – Concerts with the ‘Italian Youth Orchestra (OGI) and’ Orchestra della Toscana (ORT) at: Florence, Lucca, Perugia, Cosenza, Berlin (Conductors: G. Noseda G. Ferro);
    – Productions at the  Theatre G. Donizetti in Bergamo Director M º F. Carminati ;
    – Participation in  tours (2004/2008/2016) in Japan and Qatar (UAE) of the opera “A. Belli “in Spoleto
    – Collaboration with the ‘Chamber Orchestra “New Scarlatti” of Naples;
    – Tour of Canada ‘s Chamber Orchestra “Nova Amadeus” in Rome under the patronage of the Italian Consulate General in Toronto;
    – Tour of Austria,China  and the United States with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma.

    – She has worked with the ‘Marche Philharmonic Orchestra in its main activities as: “Macerata Opera Festival in Macerata Sferisterio under the artistic direction of Katia Ricciarelli.

    – She has collaborated with the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale “A. Belli” in Spoleto and with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma Arts Academy.

    Since Summer 2008 she has been partecipating to the International Chamber Ensemble and Opera Music Festival concert seasons in Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza in Rome (Professor Peter Atherton from Chapman University, director and teacher), collaborating with american cast coming from every part of the USA.

    – Playing in duo with piano, she performed in very prominent music festivals (Liszt Academy in Budapest, concerts at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome).

    Her concert career has taken her to perform in various chamber ensembles and orchestras in prestigious concert halls all over the the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York (USA), Kennedy Center in Washington (USA), Verizon Hall Philadelphia (USA), Shubert Hall in Boston (USA), Deutsche Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Kobe Kokusai Hall, Osaka Festival Hall, Nerima Bunka Center in Tokyo, Orchard Hall in Tokyo, Main Hall Theatre Sheraton Doha (Qatar), Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Center for the performing arts in Shanghai.

    Teaching Experience:

    She has been teaching music alongside her artistic career since 1995 and collaborating with leading private and public music schools in and around Rome. She has been teaching violin and chamber music, music theory, and music history.
    She is currently violin tenured professor at Chris Cappell College Music High School in Anzio (Rome).

     

    She  is also a graduate of the University “La Sapienza” of Rome. She has a specialized degree  in Literature, Music and Entertainment.Ascolta

     

     

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  • VIOLONCELLO – ROBERTO BOARINI (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Roberto Boarini Italy

    • Liceo Musicale "Farnesina"
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    Roberto Boarini

    Roberto Boarini graduated with the highest score in Cello, Choir conducting, Composition, Orchestral conducting, with a specific degree in Music Teaching.

    He also attended international courses and masterclasses held by M. Flaksman, K. Georgian, T. Campagnaro and has a particular interest for ancient and baroque music.

    He regularly works with important orchestras in Italy and all over Europe. He also has an intense activity in chamber music, with Trio Sphera (piano trio) as well as with other ensembles.

    Since 2001 he has been working on film scoring, in partnership with Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Rome). He cooperated with well-known Italian actor Ascanio Celestini as a cello player and as a composer/arranger.

    Mr. Boarini is extremely interested in Choral Music and has been conducting choral ensembles and larger choirs for the last 20 years.

    He teachers cello at Liceo Musicale “Farnesina” in Rome.

    He plays a 1916 cello by Italian luthier Carlo Colombo Bruno.

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  • DOUBLEBASS – ANTONIO SCIANCALEPORE (July 22 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Antonio Sciancalepore Italy

    • Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
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    Antonio Sciancalepore

    Si è diplomato giovanissimo con il massimo dei voti con il M° Emilio Benzi al Conservatorio Antonio Vivaldi di Alessandria e si è perfezionato con Franco Petracchi all’Accademia Walter Stauffer di Cremona e con Gary Karr.

    Ha vinto audizioni e concorsi nelle più importanti orchestre italiane, fra cui l’Arena di Verona (’84), La Fenice di Venezia (’86), la RAI di Roma (’86, presso la quale ha lavorato stabilmente fino al ’96), il Teatro Regio di Torino (’89). Nel 1996 ha vinto il concorso per Primo Contrabbasso solista nell’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia di Roma, ruolo che attualmente ricopre.

    E’ socio fondatore del quartetto di contrabbassi “The Bass Gang”, con cui ha effettuato tournée negli Stati Uniti, in Portogallo, più volte in Giappone, in Corea e, recentemente, in Germania con i Berliner Symphoniker. Il quartetto ha all’attivo l’incisione di quattro CD e DVD.

    Antonio Sciancalepore ha collaborato come Primo Contrabbasso con l’Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana di Lugano.

    Attualmente collabora con l’Orchestra Mozart diretta da Claudio Abbado, e con l’Ensemble dei Solisti d’Europa.

    Ha svolto attività didattica presso il Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma come docente di contrabbasso e del corso di prassi esecutiva orchestrale ed è regolarmente invitato a tenere corsi di perfezionamento in vari conservatori e in importanti istituzioni in Italia e all’estero.

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  • FLUTE – VALERIO FASOLI (July 21 – August 2) ONLINE lessons
    Languages: Italian, English, German

    Valerio Fasoli Germany

    • Wilhelm Bernhard Molique Gesellschaft, Stuttgart
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    Valerio Fasoli

    Born in Padua, Valerio Fasoli studied at the Conservatorio di Padova with Clementine Hoogendoorn Scimone, at the Accademia Italiana del Flauto in Rome with Raymond Guiot, with Janos Balint and at the University of Music Trossingen with Arife Gulsen Tatu, and took part in masterclasses with Aurele Nicolet, Peter-Lukas Graf, Jean-Claude Gerard, Karl-Heinz Zoeller, Rien de Reede, Marzio Conti, Ramson Wilson.

    He started very young his cooperation with “I Solisti Veneti di Claudio Scimone”, where he played as soloist and with soloists like Salvatore Accardo, Evgeny Kissin and Sir James Galway.
    In 1997 he started playing as principal flute with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Savona, president Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor Filippo Maria Bressan.

    In 1997/1998 he won prizes in National and International Competitions like the Emanuele Krakamp Flute National Competition and the Cittá di Racconigi International Chamber Music Competition.
    2001 he started playing with the Ensemble PolyphonieT, conductor Manfred Schreier, with whom he studied as conductor too, and he started an intensive activity as soloist and chamber musician, in cooperation also with the Bach Academy Stuttgart. At the same time he started an important activity in contemporary music working with f.e. Marco Stroppa, Dieter Schnebel, Hans Zender and Sukhi Kang. Very interested in supporting young composers, for his performances are composed at least 5 new works every year.

    After being flute teacher at the University of Music Trossingen (Germany) and since that he is regularly invited to workshops and master classes in universities worldwide, like the Seoul National University, the Istituto Nacional de l’Arte in Buenos Aires, and in contemporary music festivals like the Daegu Contemporary Music Festival.

    His CD “Chamber Music for Flute and Violin”, recorded with the violinist Katharina von Harten for the German label Thorofon (Naxos Group), received in 2015 fantastic critics, among the other by the German music magazine “das Orchester”.

    In the year 2010, he founded the Accademia di Musica di Taggia, of which he is artistic director.
    In 2012 he set up the „EnsembleSolisten“ chamber orchestra, in Stuttgart (Germany) of which he is conductor and artistic director, and with whom he got a fantastic success already at the first concert.
    Since 2014 Valerio Fasoli is Faculty Member in the Narnia Arts Academy, Narni, Italy.
    In 2015 he set up the Pasquale Anfossi Institute, for the research, the edition and the performance of the works of composer of the 18th century.
    Since 2016 he is president of the Wilhelm Bernhard Molique Gesellschaft Stuttgart (Germany).

    More information on valeriofasoli.de.rs

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  • FLUTE – CALOGERO GIALLANZA (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Calogero Giallanza Italy

    • Accademia Romana di Musica
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    Calogero Giallanza

    Calogero Giallanza was born in Naso (Messina – Italy).

    He is a graduate of the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy. Mr. Giallanza is very active as a performing flautist and composer in Italy and abroad, his repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music both as solist and in chamber ensembles (Todi Festival 95, Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Noto 99/2000, Teatro & TD Zagabria [Croazia] 99/2001, Palermo di Scena Festival 97/ 2000, Italian Embassy in Abu-Dhabi [United Arab Emirates] 2001, “Lisinski”Auditorium, Zagabria[Croazia] 2003, Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles [U.S.A.] 2003, Arizona State University, Scottsdale Phoenix [U.S.A.] 2003, Ortigia Festival 2003, Italian State Recording Archives 2006, Opere Festival 2006/07, Melbourne Italian Festival 2007[Australia], IV Rioharp Festival 2009/2010 Rio de Janeiro [ Brazil ], 46° Festival Nuova Consonanza ’09, Auditorium M.A.S.P. Sao Paulo 2010 [Brazil], “Genus Musicae” Myth Circuit 2011, Italian Cultural Institute Malta 2012, Taormina Arte 2013 ( Ancient Theater), N.D.U. University Louaize Beirut 2015 (Lebanon), El Mouggar Concert Hall Algeri and Festival Costantine 2015 ( Algeria).

    His cd recording credits include: Mediterranea (1999) produced and distributed by Ed.Mus. Cantoberon with guitarist and composer Luca Mereu with whom he founded the Duo Nesos, Thalassa (2001) in which he is both solo flautist and composer. Highly appreciated by Ennio Morricone, the cd was produced by “ Ostinati Music Workshop” and sponsored by private and public institutions. “Due fauni, arco e pizzicato ( 2005) with the Ensemble Colosseum in which he plays as first solo flautist. In 2007, he recorded the CD “Al muhda ilayy” (pieces for solo flute and flute and harp by various composers dedicated to Calogero Giallanza), produced by “Ostinati Music Workshop” with the contribution of IMAIE. In 2011, he recorded his CD “Shulùq”-Sounds and Rhythms from the Mediterranean (pieces for flute, harp and drums ), produced by ENPALS under the patronage of National and International Universities, Embassies and Organizations. He recorded original compositions of A. Murzi for an Aurelio Grimaldi video for “ Lisbon Expo 1998”. He has recorded for Domani Musica label as well.

    He has made recordings for RAI 2 Television, Vatican Radio, Libanese Television and Algerian Television. His performances are regularly aired on Radio – RAI Filodiffusione, and Rai International. In his capacity as a performer and a composer, he has appeared as guest on the prestigious radio programme “Notturno Italiano”  produced by Radio Rai Italia. He is the Artistic Director of the ‘Ostinati’ Music Workshop which carries out research and experiments on the relationship between music and word. In 2009 the show “Nzula”, by Francesco Randazzo, with original compositions, performed live, by M.° Giallanza won the First Prize as best show of the 2nd National Festival “Schegge d’Autore” from the National Union of Dramatic Authors and the Audience Award for the show of Magna Graecia Institution- Battipaglia Prize.

    In 2004, he played the main character in the documentary film “Favola del Vento e del Mare” directed by Pierpaolo Gandini, for which he also composed and perfomed the soundtrack. This documentary, which was produced by SD cinematografica for Italian and International Television, has been aired on RAI 3 Italian TV in the programme “ Geo & amp; Geo” and on Swiss Television – RTSI.

    In 2009, he won First Prize of the 3rd edition of the IMAIE competition, contemporary classical music section, with the CD “Al muhda ilayy”. In 2010 he was aawarded the VI edition of the “Antonello da Messina”National Prize .

    In 2012 he was presented a Medal by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano for his work as Artistic Director of the Nebroideo Organ Festival “Annibale Lo Bianco”

    On December 27th 2013 he was appointed Knight of the Italian Republic for Merit, again by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano, after a nomination from the Prime Minister.

    More information on http://www.calogerogiallanza.net/

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  • FLUTE – ANDREA SALVI (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Andrea Salvi Italy

    • Scuola di musica comunale “Iseo Ilari” di Monte Porzio Catone (Roma)
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    Andrea Salvi

    Andrea Salvi obtained his diplomas in Flute and Chamber music under the guidance of Leonardo Angeloni and Roberto Galletto at the Conservatory of music “Santa Cecilia” of Rome. He specialized in the Netherlands with Rien de Reede und Thies Roorda. He got, magna cum laude, his master degree at the Conservatory of music “Nicola Sala” of Benevento under the guidance of Giuseppe Pelura. Additionally he deepened his studies with numerous master classes in Flute (Mario Caroli, János Bálint), Chamber music (Giuliano Balestra, Bernard Fauchet, Adèle Auriol e Marialena Fernandes), “modern” languages and popular music (Daniel Binelli, Polly Ferman, Trio Bosion, Guinga, Gianni Iorio, Tato Finocchi e Alejandro Rodriguez, etc.).

    Andrea Salvi is working actively in concert as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician (Tuscia Opera Festival Symphony Orchestra, Freon Ensemble, Metadiapason Ensemble, ecc.), with particular attention to contemporary music. His activities led him beyond the borders of Italy to countries like USA, Sri Lanka, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland and as well to national broadcasts for TV and radio.

    He won awards at the following competitions of chamber music (“Dinu Lipatti” international competitions, “Anemos” international competition, “Ferdinando Carulli” national competitions”). He had the honor to perform in a private concert for H. H. Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican Radio. He has been teaching for years, in state secondary schools and in the municipal
    School of music “Iseo Ilari” of Monte Porzio Catone (near Rome).

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  • CLARINET – MARCO BONFIGLI (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, Spanish, English

    Marco Bonfigli Italy

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    Marco Bonfigli

    Marco Bonfigli was born in Latina (Italy) and graduated in 1996 at the Institute “A. Manzoni” of Latina and then in 1998 at the Conservatory “O. Respighi” (Latina) where he received his master’s degree under the guidance of clarinettist Francesco Belli. In

    2002 he was called to play in the “Valley Symphony Orchestra” (Colombia), where he performed with international musicians. In the same year he won the concertmaster competition of the “Symphonic Band Cali”.

    In March 2003 he travelled to New York where he played with different chamber groups and took classes with Kalmen Opperman.

    From August 2003 until June 2008 he was professor of clarinet at the “EAFIT University” in Medellin (Colombia). He currently teaches clarinet and chamber music at the Conservatory “Antonio Maria Valencia” of Cali, Colombia. Maestro Bonfigli’s concert activity consists of performances as a soloist as well as a member of chamber groups, including the Trio Harmonia Mundi (clarinet, cello and piano), of which he is the artistic director and promoter and which has an intense musical activity around the different cultural scenes in Colombia.

     

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  • TRUMPET – FABRIZIO ANTONELLI (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, English, French

    Fabrizio Antonelli Italy

    • A.C.Concertino
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    Fabrizio Antonelli

    Fabrizio Antonelli graduated in trumpet in 2005 at the “G.Briccialdi” Conservatory in Terni under the guidance of M. Andrea DI Mario. From 2006 to 2011 he collaborated with the Roma Orchestra Sinfonietta directed by M. Ennio Morricone with whom he has performed on numerous Italian tours and in the role of first trumpet with the Roman Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2007 he won the audition for trumpet in the Italian Youth Orchestra with which he collaborated. In 2011, it was finalist for the first trumpet audition at the Milan Symphony Orchestra “LaVerdi” with the who collaborated in the role of first trumpet and trumpet in a row, playing under conductors such as Axelrod, Marshall, Gelmini, Zhang, Bignamini and international soloists including David Garrett. With the same orchestra in 2012 he performed live Rai in front of Pope Benedict XVI. Has also collaborated with Orchestra of the Teatro Regio di Parma (Festival Verdi), Symphony Orchestra National RAI of Turin (single collaboration), Rome Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Academy of St. Cecilia (single collaboration) playing under the direction of teachers Temirkanov, Jurowski, Valcuha. Collaborate in the role of first trumpet with Orchestra Nuova Roman Philharmonic, conducting the M. Lorenzo Porzio and the international soloist Cristiana Pegoraro. Also in the role of first trumpet he collaborated with Orchestra Nuova Klassica in Rome, Abruzzo Symphony Orchestra with which he performed in the realization of national and world premieres performing live rai Radio 3, playing under the direction of Quatrini, Buffalo, Baptist, Masters, and with soloists such as William Pellarin, Andrea Oliva. Collaborates with the Young Talesnts Orchestra EY in Rome conducted by M. Rizzari. It has also collaborated with the PMCE of Rome (Park of Contemporary Music Ensemble) and the Forum Music Village in Rome with which he recorded for authors such as Ennio Morricone, Nicola Piovani, Renato Zero, Marco Frisina. Has recorded two discs of sacred music “InCanto Serafico” under the direction of M. Gennaro Maria Beaks. In 2017 he recorded with lead Recordings in Rome, collaborating with the Leandro Piccioni. He has perfected himself with the masters Roberto Rossi, Marco Pierobon, Andrea Lucchi, Giuseppe Bodanza, Enzo Turriziani, Giuliano Sommerhalder, Antonio Ruggeri. Performs activities solo duo with pianist Andrea Francescangeli and with the trio “Petillant” with whom he performed in the 2013 at the Debussy Festival in Joigny, France. Since 2013 he has been Director of the Choir of Narni Cathedral and since 2014 President of the A.C.Concertino in which he is a teacher of trumpet and musical propedeutics. Since 2005 he has been active as a music teacher projects within public and private schools in the ternary, criminal and Roman. He is currently attending the Biennial of Choral Direction at Ist. G.Briccialdi of Terni under the guidance of Mr. Massimo Gualtieri.

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  • BRAZILIAN VOCAL COURSE – THEMIS ROCHA (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, English

    Themis Rocha Brazil

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    Themis Rocha

    At 12 years old, she attends the city of Natal (Brazil) Music Conservatory and takes Classic Guitar as the main instrument.
    At 14, she takes up singing studies as she continues her Conservatory academic plan.
    Since the age of 15, she has participated in several MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) festivals as an interpreter and composer, having received various awards for both categories. Subsequently, she began her solo carrier.
    She gained the status of “Permanent Popular Singer” after passing the Brazilian Musicians’ Order examination.
    She has performed all over Brazil with Canto do Povo, a choir which has been awarded numerous national and international contests and represented Brazil in Europe on two different occasions – including the Vatican City with the attendance of the late Pope John Paul II.
    Since the age of 21, Themis has lived both in Italy and Brazil. During all this time she has pursued her activities and conducted further art studies.
    In Italy, where she currently carries out concert performances as a soloist along with jazz and classical musicians from all over the world, she has taken part in various jazz and Latin American music festivals, such as the Orvieto Jazz Winter Festival, Celimontana Jazz Festival, etc.
    She has recorded studio albums and live concerts with Jim Porto, Eddy Palermo, Gianluca Persichetti, Eduardo Taufic, Marco Persichetti, Irio de Paula, Stefano Rossini, Alfredo Paixão, Michele Rabbia, Maurizio dei Lazzaretti, Harold Bradley, Walter Martino, Giorgio Rosciglione, Claudio Corvini, Toninho Horta, Francis Hime and many other international musicians. The original themes Sedução, Sonhando Ipanema e Ilusões, composed by the talented singer and pianist Jim Porto have been interpreted by Themis and have been broadcast by internationally famous radio networks.
    Over the years Themis has been actively involved in the design and implementation of concert-lessons addressed to Umbria-based elementary and middle school children. As a result, she has obtained extremely positive feedbacks showing a high level of interaction and empathy with pupils, with whom she has used her voice, the guitar, and percussions as instruments. She has also worked as a teacher of Music in the Brazilian Public School system.
    In the last few years spent in Brazil, she recorded the album Labirinto, containing her own compositions (lyrics and music) in Portuguese, Italian and English. This recording was presented simultaneously both in Brazil and in Italy – including Max De Tomassi’s RadioRai music show Brasil.
    During the same period of time Themis conducted further Visual Art studies at the Brazilian Federal University and won the Rio do Grande do Norte state-sponsored contest to be part of the Camerata de Vozes do Rio Grande do Norte choir, directed by the internationally renowned maestro Monsignore Pedro Ferreira da Costa. She was an official member of this institution until February 2017.
    Among her outstanding achievements, her performance at the Brazilian embassies in Rome and Belize, where she represented Brazil to an audience of ambassadors from all around the world, is worth mentioning.
    Themis currently teaches singing at the Accademia Romana di Musica where she has carried out various MIUR-recognised MPB seminars and workshops, along with the professional musicians Gianluca Persichetti and Stefano Rossini.

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  • DRUM SET & BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION – STEFANO ROSSINI (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, Portuguese, English

    Stefano Rossini Italy

    • Accademia Romana di Musica, Istituto "Salvini Azzarita" di Roma
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    Stefano Rossini

    Ha conseguito gli studi musicali presso il Conservatorio “A. Casella” dell’Aquila.
    Ha collaborato con artisti del calibro di Ray Mantilla, Lionel Hampton, Toquinho, Luis Agudo, Joao Donato, Toninho Horta, Guinga, Daniela Spielmann, Sergio Galvao, Irio De Paula, Robertinho de Paula, Robertinho Silva, Ornella Vanoni, Gino Paoli, Renato Carosone, Gianni Morandi, Fred Bongusto, Renzo Arbore, Grazia Di Michele, Peppino di Capri, Nini Rosso.
    È docente presso l’Accademia Romana di Musica e l’istituto “Salvini Azzarita” di Roma.
    È stato direttore della facoltà di percussione presso l’Università della Musica a Roma.
    È stato docente per 7 anni a “Etnie”, stage internazionale sulle tradizioni popolari nel mondo.
    Ha collaborato per quattro anni con la rivista Italiana specializzata “Percussioni”, curando le rubriche: “I principi fondamentali della percussione nella Musica Brasiliana” e “Storia e protagonisti della Musica Popolare Brasiliana”.
    È membro dal 1998 del trio “Samba Jazz” di Irio De Paula, considerato all’unanimità il Maestro del genere “Brasilian Jazz” in Italia.
    È fondatore e ideatore del gruppo “Batuque Percussion”, con il quale ha registrato 2 CD, nel 2004 e nel 2010, che hanno ottenuto riconoscimenti e consensi da parte della critica e del pubblico.
    È co-leader insieme al chitarrista Gianluca Persichetti del trio “Itinerario Brasile”, con il quale ha registrato 2 CD, nel 1998 e nel 2004.
    È stato docente ideatore del “Seminario di musica popolare brasiliana” presso l’Accademia Romana di Musica in Roma, riconosciuto dal Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione, per sette anni consecutivi con partecipazioni importanti, fra cui: Toninho Horta, Guinga, Pedro Ferreira, Rogerio Bottermaio, Joana Duah, Daniel Santiago, Irio De Paula, Luis Agudo, Themis Rocha.
    È co-leader della “Choro Orchestra” la prima orchestra Italiana di choro nata con l’intento di divulgare e diffondere lo stile musicale dello choro Brasiliano.
    Con l’Orchestra ha realizzato nel 2013 il CD: Choro Orchestra “la grande musica popolare brasiliana” con la partecipazione straordinaria di due grandi artisti brasiliani del genere: Reco do Bandolim e Daniela Spielmann.

    More information on http://www.stefanorossini.net/

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  • COMPOSITION – DANIELE BRAVI (July 27 – August 2) ONLINE lessons as well
    Pianist in Residence: ANNA D’ERRICO
    Languages: Italian, English, French

    Daniele Bravi Italy

    • Conservatorio U. Giordano, Foggia
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    Daniele Bravi

    Daniele Bravi began to study composition very young on his own and followed the same path as those Italian composers who in the last thirty years have begun their musical training in Italy to then complete it in France.

    Born in Rome in 1974, Bravi started studying composition at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome where he achieved his diploma in 2003 cum laude, also winning the Marcello Intendente prize for the best diploma of the academic year.

    He then studied for three years at the Conservatory of Strasbourg under the guidance of Ivan Fedele and obtained the diploma in 2006. and later with Salvatore Sciarrino, Pascal Dusapin, Wolfgang Rihm and Helmut Lachenmann.

    From 2006 to 2008 he studied composition and computer music at the IRCAM in Paris. In particular he specialized in computer assisted composition (C.A.O. – Open Music) and real time generated and controlled electronic music (Live Electronics – Max/Msp).

    Bravi’s musical ideas are connected with philosophy, mathematics, physics and architectural principals like on La Curva di Lìgaso (2004) for piano, Rifrazioni Lontane (2004) for orchestra (first price at the Musica Europa-2004 international competition – Salvatore Sciarrino President of the Jury), the Quartetto n.2 (2005) for string quartet written for the Arditti quartet  and Meditazione Prima ‘in Eco’ – Hommàge à Descartes (2002) for ensemble that has been selected by the Italian National Commitee of Music – CIDIM and by the International Association of Music Centre – IAMIC to rappresent the italian contemporary music during the concert/conference IAMIC 2007 (June 2007) in Wellington – New Zealand.

    Initially influenced by the works of C.E. Ives, he later developed his studies on the spatialization of sound and on timbral research in constant contact with the performers.

    This exploration of sound is part of a clear formal context, characterized by an economy or material and a continuous reference to musical fragments, paying particular attention to the “musical perception” of the listener.

    He has composed on commission for festival “Archipel” – Geneva, “Radio Suisse Romande”, festival “Musica” – Strasburgo,”I.R.C.A.M.” – Paris,  “Stockholm New Music Festival”,  Biennale di Venezia 54° festival di musica contemporanea (2010) and 59° festival (2015),  Bargemusic festival – New York, festival “Traiettorie (2016)” – Parma, festival Veranstaltungsreihe ed.2011 – Wien, festival “Acanthes 2005” – Metz, festival “Suona Francese”, al BKA-Theater – Berlin, “Seconda Rassegna Di Musica Contemporanea Italiana” – Peking,  festival “A Tempo” – Podgorica, festival “Musica Europa 2004” – Rome, Limerick and Tallinn, “Prima Rassegna Di Musica Contemporanea Italiana” – Strasbourg, festival “Zilele Muzich Contemporane” – Bacäu XVIII edition, “Cantiere Internazionale D’Arte” – Montepulciano, festival “Nuova Consonanza” – Rome,  Festival Rondò – Milan, Festival MICO – Bologna, The International Keyboard Institute & Festival  16th Season – New York, Sügifest 2014 – Tallinn, Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP) in Boston.

    His works and recordings are published by Stradivarius.

    Since 2007 he is professor of composition in Italy. He has taught at the Conservatorio Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina of Cagliari, the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi of Turin, the Conservatorio Tito Schipa of Lecce and the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Giuseppe Verdi of Ravenna. Currently he is professor in composition at the Conservatorio Umberto Giordano of Foggia.

    Bravi has been invited to give lectures and master-classes at the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki), Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Tallinn), Conservatoire de Musique de Strasbourg (France) and Conservatoire de Musique (Geneve).

    His first monographic CD “Del Vero e Del Falso” (Stradivarius – Times Future Series) has been recorded by Arditti Quartet, Donatienne Michelle-Dansac, Algoritmo Ensemble, Ensemble Vide, Roberta Gottardi, Matteo Cesari, Keiko Murakami, Anna D’Errico, Marco Rogliano, Béatrice Zawodnick and Marco Angius.

     

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    Anna D’Errico Italy

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    Anna D’Errico

    Anna D’Errico is an artist dedicated to the music of our time. She enjoys close working relationships with established and young composers, sharing ideas, premiering new works, and devoting herself to exchanges between art forms and interdisciplinary projects. Anna has performed in international venues, such as the Lucerne Festival, Carnegie Hall, Konzerthaus Wien, Essen Philharmonie, Mozarteum Salzburg, Konzerthaus Berlin, Musica Strasbourg, Wien Modern, June in Buffalo, Theatre la Fenice Venice, Heidelberger Frühling, Mito Art Tower Japan, Ultraschall Berlin, Parco della Musica Rome, CDMC Madrid, IGNM Bern and Basel, Cantiere di Montepulciano. Likewise, she has toured Europe and North America, making her debuts with prestigious orchestras that include Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, La Fenice di Venezia and Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto. Her most recent collaborations include solo projects with Radio France, Ircam-Centre Pompidou, ZKM Karlsruhe.
    She has closely worked with composers Helmut Lachenmann, Salvatore Sciarrino, Pierre Boulez, Enno Poppe, Georges Aperghis, Pierluigi Billone, Mark Andre, Beat Furrer, Rebecca Saunders, Helmut Oehring, and George Benjamin, to name a few; she has performed with conductors Peter Eötvös, Pierre Boulez, Matthias Pintscher, Lucas Vis, Ilan Volkov, Jean Deroyer, Marco Angius, Igor Dronov. A passionate chamber musician, she enjoyed collaborating with performers such as Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Claire Chase, Uli Fussenegger, Ian Pace, Marco Fusi. A founding member of Ensemble Interface, Anna has appeared with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Linea, Ensemble Algoritmo, Ensemble Prometeo, Ensemble Icarus and recorded for the labels Wergo, Stradivarius, Raccanto, Ars Publica and CMC Canada.
    Anna has taught master classes for performers and composers in academic institutions such as Conservatoire du Quebec, Conservatoire de Montreal, University of Minnesota Duluth, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory di Singapore, Real Conservatorio Superior di Madrid, Sydney Conservatorium e University of Queensland. She leads educational projects embracing contemporary music and the arts, that have been distinguished by the “Leone d’argento” Prize at the Venice Biennale, and the Abbiati Prize for Education.
    She is a recipient of the Kranichsteiner Stipendienpreis at the Internationale Ferienkurse Darmstadt and of the Pianist/Composer Commissioning Project issued by the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music.

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  • DEPARTMENT OF BRAZILIAN MUSIC
  • THEMIS ROCHA (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, Portuguese, English

    Themis Rocha Brazil

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    Themis Rocha

    At 12 years old, she attends the city of Natal (Brazil) Music Conservatory and takes Classic Guitar as the main instrument.
    At 14, she takes up singing studies as she continues her Conservatory academic plan.
    Since the age of 15, she has participated in several MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) festivals as an interpreter and composer, having received various awards for both categories. Subsequently, she began her solo carrier.
    She gained the status of “Permanent Popular Singer” after passing the Brazilian Musicians’ Order examination.
    She has performed all over Brazil with Canto do Povo, a choir which has been awarded numerous national and international contests and represented Brazil in Europe on two different occasions – including the Vatican City with the attendance of the late Pope John Paul II.
    Since the age of 21, Themis has lived both in Italy and Brazil. During all this time she has pursued her activities and conducted further art studies.
    In Italy, where she currently carries out concert performances as a soloist along with jazz and classical musicians from all over the world, she has taken part in various jazz and Latin American music festivals, such as the Orvieto Jazz Winter Festival, Celimontana Jazz Festival, etc.
    She has recorded studio albums and live concerts with Jim Porto, Eddy Palermo, Gianluca Persichetti, Eduardo Taufic, Marco Persichetti, Irio de Paula, Stefano Rossini, Alfredo Paixão, Michele Rabbia, Maurizio dei Lazzaretti, Harold Bradley, Walter Martino, Giorgio Rosciglione, Claudio Corvini, Toninho Horta, Francis Hime and many other international musicians. The original themes Sedução, Sonhando Ipanema e Ilusões, composed by the talented singer and pianist Jim Porto have been interpreted by Themis and have been broadcast by internationally famous radio networks.
    Over the years Themis has been actively involved in the design and implementation of concert-lessons addressed to Umbria-based elementary and middle school children. As a result, she has obtained extremely positive feedbacks showing a high level of interaction and empathy with pupils, with whom she has used her voice, the guitar, and percussions as instruments. She has also worked as a teacher of Music in the Brazilian Public School system.
    In the last few years spent in Brazil, she recorded the album Labirinto, containing her own compositions (lyrics and music) in Portuguese, Italian and English. This recording was presented simultaneously both in Brazil and in Italy – including Max De Tomassi’s RadioRai music show Brasil.
    During the same period of time Themis conducted further Visual Art studies at the Brazilian Federal University and won the Rio do Grande do Norte state-sponsored contest to be part of the Camerata de Vozes do Rio Grande do Norte choir, directed by the internationally renowned maestro Monsignore Pedro Ferreira da Costa. She was an official member of this institution until February 2017.
    Among her outstanding achievements, her performance at the Brazilian embassies in Rome and Belize, where she represented Brazil to an audience of ambassadors from all around the world, is worth mentioning.
    Themis currently teaches singing at the Accademia Romana di Musica where she has carried out various MIUR-recognised MPB seminars and workshops, along with the professional musicians Gianluca Persichetti and Stefano Rossini.

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  • DIPARTIMENTO DI MUSICA BRASILIANA
  • GIANLUCA PERSICHETTI (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, Portuguese, English

    Gianluca Persichetti Italy

    • Conservatorio U. Giordano - Foggia; Accademia Romana di Musica
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    Gianluca Persichetti

    Gianluca Persichetti ha intrapreso giovanissimo lo studio della chitarra diplomandosi brillantemente presso il Conservatorio di S. Cecilia di Roma sotto la guida del M° C. Carfagna. Nello stesso anno consegue il diploma del corso di Strumenti a Percussioni sotto la guida del M° Leonida Torrebruno.

    Segue successivamente un corso di perfezionamento con il M° Mario Gangi.
    Svolge da subito una intensa attività concertistica esibendosi come solista ed in varie formazioni cameristiche per importanti rassegne musicali e manifestazioni teatrali. In Italia: “Festival di Benevento”; città S. Angelo nella “VI Estate Angolana; ”Associazione musicale Molisana” a Campobasso; a Roma nella “Rassegna Cameristica” presso la Chiesa Valdese e per l’ “Agimus” alla Sala Baldini; suona nel “Festival nazionale” di Ancona – Pescina”; al “Teatro Mancinelli” di Orvieto; al “Teatro Greco” di Siracusa; al “Teatro Goldoni” di Venezia; al “Teatro L. Pirandello” di Agrigento; all’ “Istituto degli Innocenti” di Firenze…
    Fra le partecipazioni all’estero il “Centr d’Art Vivant du Belvedere” a Tunisi; il “Centre cultural de Gavà” a Barcellona; in Cecoslovacchia..

    Insieme ai chitarristi Massimo Aureli e Massimo delle Cese forma il “Trio Chitarristico S. Cecilia”, con il quale si esibisce in tutto il mondo riscuotendo ovunque vivi consensi di pubblico e di critica in Italia ed all’estero.
    Il trio si esibisce a Roma nell’ambito della rassegna “Le serenate in chiostro”, all’ “Auditorium discoteca di stato”, all’ “Auditorium Pontificio musica sacra”, al “Teatro Ghione” ed alla “Sala Baldini”; a Tivoli nella “Sala Spallanzani”; suonano al “Festival barocco” di Viterbo; a Frascati al “Festival delle ville Tuscolane”; nella “Filarmonica Laudamo” di Messina; nell’ “Associazione musicale etnea” di Catania; al “IV festival internazionale della chitarra” di Siracusa; a Spoleto al “Teatro Caio Melisso”; a Firenze all’ “Istituto francese” e nell’ “Associazione amici della musica” di Milazzo e S. Severo.
    All’estero il trio si esibisce ad Instambul al “Gran teatro” , al “Konser Salonu ed al “Centro de exposiciones y congresos” di Zaragosas”; a Singapore nel “Lute Guitar Virtuosos of Italy DBS Auditorium” – (Shenton Way); nell’ “Italian Embassy” di Malaysia; a Liverpool nell’ “Eurovwirral International Guitar Festival of Great Britain”; nella “Societat Guitarristica de Catalunya” di Valencia; all’ “Istituto italiano” di Madrid, di Salonicco, Stoccolma, Atene e Algeri ed all’ “Ambasciata di Praga” )

    Con il trio pubblica il CD “Mutation”, ricevendo entusiastiche recensioni sulle più importanti riviste internazionali di settore (Soundboard – USA , Classical Guitar -UK , Les cahiers de la guitarre – Francia, Il Fronimo, Guitar, Chitarre, Musicalia – Italia).

    Fortemente attratto dalla musica etnica e profondo conoscitore di musica brasiliana, fin da giovanissimo si dedica a questo genere diventandone uno dei maggiori esecutori italiani e collaborando con alcuni dei più rappresentativi musicisti brasiliani in Italia.
    Costituisce insieme al percussionista Stefano Rossini, il trio “Itinerario Brasile”. Insieme realizzano i CD “Esperanto” (1998) ed “ Itinerario Brasile” (2005,) che sono una libera e personale interpretazione della musica sudamericana, e specificamente di quella brasiliana.
    Numerose le partecipazioni in Italia ed all’estero del trio: a Roma nell’ambito della Rassegna “JAZZ&IMAGE” a Villa Celimontana (1999; 2000, 2001, 2003, 2009); all’Alexander Platz – live Jazz club (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009), nella Manifestazione “Enzimi 2000”, al Museo degli strumenti musicali nell’ambito della rassegna “Accademia in concerto” (2006, 2007), in “Roma Hot Summit” presso il Cineporto (2006), ed al “Christmas Village”, con il Patrocinio della Regione Lazio e del Comune di Roma e dell’Assessorato alla Cultura, Manifestazione per il Natale, (2003); a Orvieto suonano in “Lotta contro l’A.I.D.S.” al Teatro Mancinelli, al San Francesco Jazz Club nell’ambito della “Rassegna Jazz” (2004); a Rimini in “Concerti in Fiera (1999) ”; a Teramo il trio partecipa alla rassegna musicale “l’ Estate abruzzese” (2002); Città di Genzano al ” II° Festival Internazionale della Chitarra” (2005); alla “Rassegna Jazz al Bizzeffe” di Firenze (2004); ad Instambul al “Festival Ekim” al Reichenberg Guitar Masters Festival 2012.

    Il trio ha ospitato nei suoi concerti illustri nomi del repertorio musicale brasiliano ed italiano (Irio de Paula, Sergio Galvao, Guinga, Rosalia de Souza, Toninho Horta, Alfredo Paixao, Roberto
    Bottermaio ed i jazzisti italiani Henry Cook, Maurizio Giammarco, Fabio Zeppetella, Giovanna Marinuzzi, Eddy Palermo, Nicola Stilo, Stefania Casini, Francesco Puglisi, Paolo Innarella .. )

    Con il chitarrista Massimo Aureli costituisce il duo “Corde Brasiliane” che conduce il pubblico, attraverso l’uso di tutti gli strumenti a corda tipici della cultura popolare brasiliana, alla scoperta dei molteplici e meravigliosi ambiti, anche i più sconosciuti, di questa vastissima espressione musicale ed artistica.
    Hanno suonato in duo tra l’altro all’Ambasciata Brasiliana di Roma il 17 Dicembre 2015, nell’ambito della presentazione delle olimpiadi di Rio.

    Intensa anche la sua partecipazione televisiva e radiofonica; lavora costantemente come turnista, ha registrato per Morricone, Piovani, Bacalov, Mazzocchetti, Guerra, Di Pofi e come esecutore ed arrangiatore ha prestato la propria collaborazione musicale a varie attività teatrali:
    Suona in “Indugio compiuto” al Teatro Duni di Matera, in “Il Mandarino meraviglioso” a Benevento, in “Rosa Futura” al teatro Pirandello di Agrigento, in “Del mondo in mezzo ai turbini” al teatro Goldoni di Venezia, in “Italy in Houston” a Houston, nel “Il classico di una vita un libro letto e mai dimenticato” alla Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Lucina a Roma (2006), dove ha eseguito un commento musicale al Cantico dei Cantici letto dal Mons. Gianfranco Ravasi ed alle Poesie d’amore di Nazim Hikmet lette da Ozpetek.

    Nel 2007 inizia la sua collaborazione con Lina Sastri ed è chitarrista solista nello spettacolo “Corpo Celeste” di e con Lina Sastri, al teatro Quirino di Roma ed al teatro La Pergola di Firenze.

    Nel 2010, costituisce insieme a Stefano Rossini e Carlo Biancalana, la “Choro Orchestra”, che è un orchestra di circa 20 elementi che si dedica interamente allo Choro Brasiliano. Ha realizzato con questa orchestra, di cui è direttore ed arrangiatore il CD “Choro Orchestra”, la grande musica popolare brasiliana.
    Con l’Orchestra ha partecipato a numerosi Festival e manifestazioni musicali tra cui Alexanderplatz Jazz Club – 23 Gennaio 2015 – Roma, XVIII edizione della rassegna di “Musica nelle corti di Capitanata” – 16 Luglio 2014 – Foggia, Festival Internazionale di Chitarra – 8 Settembre 2013 – Manfredonia, Festival “MaraRio” – 22 Agosto 2013 – Maratea, Festival “Villa Celimontana jazz” 19 Luglio 2013 – Roma, XVII edizione della rassegna di “Musica nelle corti di Capitanata” 12 Luglio 2013 – Monte S.Angelo, Festival di Peschici – 11 Luglio 2013 – Peschici, Festa Patronale – 19 Settembre 2012 – San Marco in Lamis, Festival “Stornara in Movimento” – 19 Agosto 2012 – Stornara, XVI edizione della rassegna di “Musica nelle corti di Capitanata” – 6 Luglio 2012 – Foggia, Concerti della stagione estiva – 5 Luglio 2012 – Torre Maggiore, Amici della Musica – 30 Giugno 2012 – S.Giovanni Rotondo, “Amendola – circolo ufficiali” – 07 Giugno 2012 Foggia, 5° Stagione concertistica “Ostuni in musica” – 30 Aprile 2012 – Ostuni, 2° Festival Chitarristico Citta’ di Celano – 31 Marzo 2012 – Celano, Teatro comunale “Luigi Rossi” – 11 Gennaio 2012 – Torremaggiore, XV edizione della rassegna di “Musica nelle corti di Capitanata” – 11 Luglio 2011 – Foggia, Roma Villa Celimontana jazz Festival- Luglio 2013, Teatro Giordano di Foggia – settembre 2015

    Si dedica inoltre all’attività didattica a Roma presso l’ Accademia Romana di Musica, della quale è presidente.
    Da anni è docente, insieme al M° Stefano Rossini, del “Seminario di Musica Brasiliana”, corso di perfezionamento e aggiornamento professionale che è stato riconosciuto dal ministero della pubblica istruzione, nonchè di Seminari estivi ed invernali a cui partecipano alunni provenienti da tutta Italia.
    E’ vincitore del Concorso a Cattedra nei Conservatori ed è titolare della cattedra di Chitarra Classica al Conservatorio U.Giordano di Foggia.

    More information on http://www.accademiaromanadimusica.c...

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  • DIPARTIMENTO DI MUSICA BRASILIANA
  • CALOGERO GIALLANZA (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, Portuguese, English

    Calogero Giallanza Italy

    • Accademia Romana di Musica
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    Calogero Giallanza

    Calogero Giallanza was born in Naso (Messina – Italy).

    He is a graduate of the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy. Mr. Giallanza is very active as a performing flautist and composer in Italy and abroad, his repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music both as solist and in chamber ensembles (Todi Festival 95, Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Noto 99/2000, Teatro & TD Zagabria [Croazia] 99/2001, Palermo di Scena Festival 97/ 2000, Italian Embassy in Abu-Dhabi [United Arab Emirates] 2001, “Lisinski”Auditorium, Zagabria[Croazia] 2003, Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles [U.S.A.] 2003, Arizona State University, Scottsdale Phoenix [U.S.A.] 2003, Ortigia Festival 2003, Italian State Recording Archives 2006, Opere Festival 2006/07, Melbourne Italian Festival 2007[Australia], IV Rioharp Festival 2009/2010 Rio de Janeiro [ Brazil ], 46° Festival Nuova Consonanza ’09, Auditorium M.A.S.P. Sao Paulo 2010 [Brazil], “Genus Musicae” Myth Circuit 2011, Italian Cultural Institute Malta 2012, Taormina Arte 2013 ( Ancient Theater), N.D.U. University Louaize Beirut 2015 (Lebanon), El Mouggar Concert Hall Algeri and Festival Costantine 2015 ( Algeria).

    His cd recording credits include: Mediterranea (1999) produced and distributed by Ed.Mus. Cantoberon with guitarist and composer Luca Mereu with whom he founded the Duo Nesos, Thalassa (2001) in which he is both solo flautist and composer. Highly appreciated by Ennio Morricone, the cd was produced by “ Ostinati Music Workshop” and sponsored by private and public institutions. “Due fauni, arco e pizzicato ( 2005) with the Ensemble Colosseum in which he plays as first solo flautist. In 2007, he recorded the CD “Al muhda ilayy” (pieces for solo flute and flute and harp by various composers dedicated to Calogero Giallanza), produced by “Ostinati Music Workshop” with the contribution of IMAIE. In 2011, he recorded his CD “Shulùq”-Sounds and Rhythms from the Mediterranean (pieces for flute, harp and drums ), produced by ENPALS under the patronage of National and International Universities, Embassies and Organizations. He recorded original compositions of A. Murzi for an Aurelio Grimaldi video for “ Lisbon Expo 1998”. He has recorded for Domani Musica label as well.

    He has made recordings for RAI 2 Television, Vatican Radio, Libanese Television and Algerian Television. His performances are regularly aired on Radio – RAI Filodiffusione, and Rai International. In his capacity as a performer and a composer, he has appeared as guest on the prestigious radio programme “Notturno Italiano”  produced by Radio Rai Italia. He is the Artistic Director of the ‘Ostinati’ Music Workshop which carries out research and experiments on the relationship between music and word. In 2009 the show “Nzula”, by Francesco Randazzo, with original compositions, performed live, by M.° Giallanza won the First Prize as best show of the 2nd National Festival “Schegge d’Autore” from the National Union of Dramatic Authors and the Audience Award for the show of Magna Graecia Institution- Battipaglia Prize.

    In 2004, he played the main character in the documentary film “Favola del Vento e del Mare” directed by Pierpaolo Gandini, for which he also composed and perfomed the soundtrack. This documentary, which was produced by SD cinematografica for Italian and International Television, has been aired on RAI 3 Italian TV in the programme “ Geo & amp; Geo” and on Swiss Television – RTSI.

    In 2009, he won First Prize of the 3rd edition of the IMAIE competition, contemporary classical music section, with the CD “Al muhda ilayy”. In 2010 he was aawarded the VI edition of the “Antonello da Messina”National Prize .

    In 2012 he was presented a Medal by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano for his work as Artistic Director of the Nebroideo Organ Festival “Annibale Lo Bianco”

    On December 27th 2013 he was appointed Knight of the Italian Republic for Merit, again by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano, after a nomination from the Prime Minister.

    More information on http://www.calogerogiallanza.net/

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  • DIPARTIMENTO DI MUSICA BRASILIANA
  • STEFANO ROSSINI (July 27 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, Portuguese, English

    Stefano Rossini Italy

    • Accademia Romana di Musica, Istituto "Salvini Azzarita" di Roma
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    Stefano Rossini

    Ha conseguito gli studi musicali presso il Conservatorio “A. Casella” dell’Aquila.
    Ha collaborato con artisti del calibro di Ray Mantilla, Lionel Hampton, Toquinho, Luis Agudo, Joao Donato, Toninho Horta, Guinga, Daniela Spielmann, Sergio Galvao, Irio De Paula, Robertinho de Paula, Robertinho Silva, Ornella Vanoni, Gino Paoli, Renato Carosone, Gianni Morandi, Fred Bongusto, Renzo Arbore, Grazia Di Michele, Peppino di Capri, Nini Rosso.
    È docente presso l’Accademia Romana di Musica e l’istituto “Salvini Azzarita” di Roma.
    È stato direttore della facoltà di percussione presso l’Università della Musica a Roma.
    È stato docente per 7 anni a “Etnie”, stage internazionale sulle tradizioni popolari nel mondo.
    Ha collaborato per quattro anni con la rivista Italiana specializzata “Percussioni”, curando le rubriche: “I principi fondamentali della percussione nella Musica Brasiliana” e “Storia e protagonisti della Musica Popolare Brasiliana”.
    È membro dal 1998 del trio “Samba Jazz” di Irio De Paula, considerato all’unanimità il Maestro del genere “Brasilian Jazz” in Italia.
    È fondatore e ideatore del gruppo “Batuque Percussion”, con il quale ha registrato 2 CD, nel 2004 e nel 2010, che hanno ottenuto riconoscimenti e consensi da parte della critica e del pubblico.
    È co-leader insieme al chitarrista Gianluca Persichetti del trio “Itinerario Brasile”, con il quale ha registrato 2 CD, nel 1998 e nel 2004.
    È stato docente ideatore del “Seminario di musica popolare brasiliana” presso l’Accademia Romana di Musica in Roma, riconosciuto dal Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione, per sette anni consecutivi con partecipazioni importanti, fra cui: Toninho Horta, Guinga, Pedro Ferreira, Rogerio Bottermaio, Joana Duah, Daniel Santiago, Irio De Paula, Luis Agudo, Themis Rocha.
    È co-leader della “Choro Orchestra” la prima orchestra Italiana di choro nata con l’intento di divulgare e diffondere lo stile musicale dello choro Brasiliano.
    Con l’Orchestra ha realizzato nel 2013 il CD: Choro Orchestra “la grande musica popolare brasiliana” con la partecipazione straordinaria di due grandi artisti brasiliani del genere: Reco do Bandolim e Daniela Spielmann.

    More information on http://www.stefanorossini.net/

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  • WORKSHOP OF MUSIC HISTORY, HARMONY, ANALYSIS OF MUSICAL CONTENTS and STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS, SOLFEGE (July 21 – August 2)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Lorenzo Porzio Italy

    • Principal Conductor
    • Orchestra Filarmonica Città di Roma
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    Lorenzo Porzio

    At the age of seven he began studying the piano and at eleven he began studying the organ under the organist and composer Lorenzo Ronci. He concluded his studies at Santa Cecilia with Maestro Federico del Sorto. Since 1996 he has been the principal organist at the Basilica del Sacro Cuore Immacolato di Maria ai Parioli (Rome).

    From 1997 – 2011 he continued to perfect his piano studies under Biagio Andriulli, Andrea Sammartino, Giovanni Scaramuzza and Gino Nappo at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. He has performed as soloist and has accompanied polyphonic choirs in some of the most prestigious cathedrals and venues in Italy. He has worked with many important singers from the Santa Cecilia Academy and Teatro dell’Opera, the Coro Accademico Romano and the Coro Polifonico S. Martino, among others. In 2003 he held concerts in the Vatican (Sala Raffaello), in the Chiesa del Governatorato and in the Vatican Gardens for the re-opening of the Casina di Pio IV.

    He studied composition with Marco Persichetti, graduating with the highest grades from the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome under Francesco Telli.

    He began his career as Orchestra Conductor studying with Francesco Carotenuto and Marco Boemi, and participating in Piero Bellugi’s Masterclasses. Since 2004 he has written and performed music on the piano and organ for shows, documentaries and short TV movies on RAI 1, RAI 3, RAI International, Sky Sport, Roma Uno, and others. In November 2005, Radio Uno Rai broadcasted his “Rapsodia Orientale (Pensando a Pechino)” composed and played by him. In May 2006 he debuted as composer at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome (Sala Petrassi) during an event hosted by Pippo Baudo “Com’è Straordinaria la Vita”, and held a chamber music concert in the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano for the 400th anniversary of the opening of the Vatican Museums. During the Christmas festivities in 2006, he played the organ during the Mass in St. Peter’s Cathedral. In September 2009 and in December 2011, he was again organist at St. Peter’s for the celebration of Masses by Cardinal Comastri.

    From 2009 to 2010 he was First Assistant Conductor of the elite orchestra of the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome. In 2010 he debuted as Conductor of the Orchestra Tiberina, conducting the orchestra again in 2011 for a concert at the Cathedral of the Santissimi Apostoli (Rome). Since 2010 he has been collaborating with the Accademia Santa Cecilia as pianist and conductor. Since 2011 he has been Principal Conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra “L’Armonica Temperanza”, with which he tours on a regular basis. With “L’Armonica Temperanza” he was invited to perform in the most prestigious halls and churches of Rome (Sala della Protomoteca del Campidoglio, Sala del Coro della Cappella Sistina, Biblioteca del Senato, Biblioteca Nazionale, Basilica di Santa Francesca Romana, San Quirico e Giulitta ai Fori Imperiali, San Bartolomeo all’Isola Tiberina, S.Lucia al Gonfalone, Chiesa degli Spagnoli ai Banchi Vecchi, San Clemente, Sant’Eugenio alle Belle Arti, San Paolo entro le mura). In 2012 he founded the Orchestra and Choir of Convitto Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome.

    In 2013, within the Narnia Festival, he conducts at the prestigious Orvieto Cathedral and San Domenico Auditorium in Narni, Italy. Both concerts were recorded by RAI 1 and presented by famous actress Barbara De Rossi.

    In January 2014 he debuts with Orchestra Filarmonica di Roma at the Auditorium Seraphicum in Rome and Teatro Magnani in Fidenza (Parma) with two sold out concerts.

    On the basis of his merits, the President of the Republic of Italy, C.A.Ciampi, awarded him the title of “Cavaliere della Repubblica”.

    More information on lorenzoporzio.it

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Program

The program is open to students of all ages and nationalities.
Students can take part in the Festival as a participant or an auditor.

The INTERNATIONAL SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM offers:

    • private lessons
      with highly qualified teacher from the most important international schools and universities.Four to six private lessons per week guaranteed. Classes run usually from 10am to 1.00pm and from 3.00pm to 6.00pm, 6 days per week or at the teacher’s discretion.
      Master classes, lectures, and workshops could take place at different timetables.

 

    • chamber music classes
      in various ensemble formats and participation in final concerts.

 

    • orchestra classes (sacred music and symphonic repertoire)
      Ample time will be dedicated to sacred and symphonic repertoire. Daily classes and participation in final concerts. 

 

    • solfège, harmony, music history and analysis
      For those participants who are interested, the program offers the opportunity to deepen their musical knowledge with main courses of

      • Solfège and music theory
      • Harmony
      • Music history and analysis

      also geared to exams in conservatories and academies.
      The lessons will be held by Maestro Lorenzo Porzio, teacher of music, chorus and orchestra at Convitto Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome, famed institute twined with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
      Single and group lessons can be scheduled individually and will not be in conflict with the schedule of the main instrumental lessons and orchestral rehearsals.
      The price may vary according to the number of lessons and hours requested by the student. The lessons will be held in Italian. For information, please contact Narnia Arts Academy

 

    • Composition Course
      The Composition Course held by M° Daniele Bravi is open to musicians and composers without any geo-graphical limit or age restriction.
      Lectures, group classes, and individual lessons are held every day.
      To the participants, it is requested a composition for piano solo (not to exceed 10 minutes).
      The works will be discussed with M° Daniele Bravi.
      In the last three days, the participants will rehearse their works with Anna D’Errico, pianist in residence. It will be possible to discuss the piece and go through different solutions with the performer.
      Selected works will be performed by pianist Anna D’Errico on August 2nd.
      All scores and parts (in PDF format) must be e-mailed to M° Daniele Bravi no later than July 15th, 2020 (daniele.bravi@yahoo.it).

 

    • master classes, lectures, workshops
      Through a series of master classes, lectures and workshops, the participants will have the opportunity to learn about many fundamental aspects of music making which are not usually taught in school, such as:

      • how to organize a career without a manager
      • the importance of communication
      • performing in front of audiences
      • the advantage of a healthy posture
      • how to develop a persuasive and powerful stage presence
      • techniques to overcome performance anxiety

      and more.

 

    • concerts 
      The Narnia Arts Academy offers all students the chance to participate in the Narnia Festival with evening concerts and shows held in prestigious venues in Narni and Umbria.In addition, students will have many chances to try out their improved skills in daily student concerts held from July 23 to August 3 at 6.00pm in the Churches of Santa Maria Impensole (1.100 a.C.) and San Francesco (1.200 a.C.). Those preparing international competitions are given priority and will be offered a special solo recital. Every student will be given the opportunity to perform.

 

    • guided tours
      Weekly excursions will connect the students to the vast culture and history of Italy, offering them the same inspiration and inner enrichment that for centuries have influenced the greatest artists.

 

    • practice pianos
      Practice pianos will be available for 2-3 hours daily at the additional cost of 30 euros per week.

 

    • certificate of attendance
      At the end of the course, all participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

 

    • chaperon service for unaccompanied kids and teens
      We have chaperons at the campus. You can leave your kid with us for the whole duration of the course. A group will be formed. The group will lodge at the hostel. A chaperon will accompany the group to all daily activities, to lunch and dinner, and will sleep at the hostel with the kids.
      Example of activities with the chaperon:
      The chaperon will meet the children for breakfast at the hostel and will take them to their classrooms for the lessons.
      Children will stay with their teacher until 1.00pm (lesson or practice time).
      At 1.00pm the chaperon will take the children to lunch.
      At.3.30pm the chaperon will take the children to orchestra classes.
      At 5.30pm the chaperon will take the children to the afternoon concerts or free time.
      At 7.30pm the chaperon will take the children to dinner.
      At.9.30pm the chaperon will take the children to the evening concerts in Narni or to free time.
      Afterward, the chaperon will take the children to the hostel for the night.
      The distance from the hostel to the main square in Narni is about 5 minutes walk.
      Please contact us for further information. The chaperon service has an additional cost of 50 euros per week.

 

FACILITIES

The Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program takes place in magnificent historical buildings, including a classical Italian style opera house, the S. Domenico Auditorium, the University of Narni, the City Museum in Eroli Palace, in several ancient churches and numerous practice and teaching studios provided with wireless internet connection.

Fees

All payments must be submitted in Euros.

  • A non-refundable application fee of € 140 is due by June 15th, 2020. This fee will be refunded only if a course will not be activated due to an insufficient number of students.
    A tuition fee of – see below for each course – is due by July 1st, 2020.

Application fee payments will be accepted until July 20, 2020, or by your arrival in Narni, assuming spots are still available.

It is possible to participate in a single course as an auditor paying an application fee of € 140 and a tuition fee of € 70 per week.

One can enroll in the International Campus as an auditor by paying a flat rate of € 200. This fee will allow to listen to every lesson of every course for a two week period.

All fees do not include room and board.

Although some programs run for two weeks, it is possible to participate for one week only.

The program guarantees four to six private lessons per week.
It is possible to participate in the chamber music program for an extra € 200 per week.

Practice pianos available for 2-3 hours daily for € 30 per week (please request at time of application).

  • PIANO – Cristiana Pegoraro (July 21 – August 2): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • CLASSICAL GUITAR – Tali Roth (July 21 – August 2 ONLINE): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • CLASSICAL GUITAR – Massimo Delle Cese (July 27 – August 2): € 200
  • CLASSICAL GUITAR, BRASILIAN GUITAR, CHORO & BOSSA NOVA – Gianluca Persichetti (July 27 – August 2): € 200
  • CLASSICAL GUITAR – Carlo Biancalana (July 27 – August 2): € 200
  • VIOLIN – Khullip Jeung (July 21 – August 2 ONLINE): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • VIOLIN – Jisun Kang (July 21 – August 2 ONLINE): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • VIOLIN – Paolo Piomboni (July 27 – August 2): € 200
  • VIOLIN – Ruggero Marchesi (July 27 – August 2): € 200
  • VIOLIN and QUARTET – Davide Simonelli (July 27 – August 2): € 200
  • VIOLIN – Katharina Fasoli – von Harten (July 21 – August 2 ONLINE): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • VIOLIN – Eleonora Giosuè (July 27 – August 2): € 200
  • CELLO – Roberto Boarini (July 27 – August 2): € 200
  • DOUBLE BASS – Antonio Sciancalepore (July 21 – August 2): first week (advanced students) up to 5 days € 50 per day, € 250 full week,  second week (junior students) € 250
  • FLUTE – Valerio Fasoli (July 21 – August 2 ONLINE): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • FLUTE – Calogero Giallanza (July 27 – August 2): € 200
  • FLUTE – Andrea Salvi (July 27 – August 2): € 200
  • CLARINET – Marco Bonfigli (July 27 – August 2): € 200
  • DRUM SET& BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION – Stefano Rossini (July 27 – August 2): € 200
  • COMPOSITION – Daniele Bravi (July 27 – August 2 – available online as well): € 230
  • BRAZILIAN VOCAL COURSE – Themis Rocha (July 27 – August 2): € 200
  • BRAZILIAN MUSIC COURSE – Themis Rocha, Gianluca Persichetti, Calogero Giallanza, Stefano Rossini (July 27 – August 2): € 200 (€ 60 if you are already enrolled in one of the other individual courses)
  • WORKSHOP OF MUSIC HISTORY, HARMONY, ANALYSIS OF MUSICAL CONTENTS and STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS, SOLFEGE – Lorenzo Porzio (July 20 – August 2): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks

CHAMBER MUSIC: € 200 per week (one hour daily lessons)

Tuition fee includes:

  • Lessons, coaching, master-classes, lectures, and participation in live performances
  • Accompanists (for very demanding pieces, we require the extra payment of € 35 per hour for the pianist)
  • Use of practicing and performance facilities
  • Diploma of participation
  • Entrance to all Narnia Festival events

Airfare not included.

Students enrolled in any of the courses of the International Summer Training Program can participate in the Narnia Culture&Leisure Program and in the Italian Language and Culture Courses getting a 20% discount.

Scholarships and opportunities for the students

Sociatà Italia Argentina

Renato Cipullo Designs

At the end of the program and at the discretion of the Narnia Arts Academy, scholarships will be given to the most talented students chosen among all disciplines. Scholarships are kindly offered by Giorgio De Lorenzi (Società Italia-Argentina – Victor Ukmar Scholarship) and by Renato Cipullo (Cipullo Designs).

Opportunities for the students

Students who – according to the evaluation of the respective instructor and of the Artistic Director of the Narnia Arts Academy – excel particularly during the Courses will have the opportunity of being introduced to the attention of several concert institutions in Italy and, where possible, the possibility of being included in their respective programs, as well as being inserted in the concert seasons of the Narnia Arts Academy.

Application

Deadline: June 20, 2020
Applications will be accepted until July 20, if spots are still available.

The following material should be sent to the Artistic Director Cristiana Pegoraro

  • Beneficiary: NARNIA ARTS ACADEMY
  • Account Number: 2000 405
  • Iban: IT32 B062 2014 4060 0000 2000 405
  • Swift (BIC): BPBAITR1
  • Bank: CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI ORVIETO
  • Branch Address: Via Turati 25, 05100 Terni, Italy
  • Bank Head Office: Piazza della Repubblica 21, 05018 Orvieto, Italy
  • Applicants are responsible for all bank transfer fees.

Lodging & Meals

Narnia Arts Academy arranged special conventions with local restaurants and hotels.

Meals Conventions

Students can take advantage of a special agreement on meal pricing arranged by Narnia Arts Academy with the restaurants

  • La Taverna dell’Aquila Nera
  • Ristorante La Loggia dei Priori
  • Ristorante Il Fondaco
  • La Bottega del Giullare
  • I Ghibellini.

Lunch/dinner coupons available at a special price of €9, €11 and €16 each can be purchased exclusively at the Narnia Arts Academy office (cash only).

  • Pre Fix Menu (€9 exclusively at La Taverna dell’Aquila Nera) includes:
    • First course
    • Second course with vegetable
    • Bread
    • Water
  • Pizza (€9 exclusively at I Ghibellini) includes:
    • Pizza
    • Water or soft drink
  • One Course Meal (€11 exclusively at La Loggia, Fondaco, I Ghibellini, La Bottega del Giullare) includes:
    • Choice of first course or second course with vegetables
    • Coffee
    • Water
  • Two Course Meal (€16 exclusively at La Loggia, Fondaco, I Ghibellini) includes:
    • Choice of two first courses
    • Choice of two second courses with vegetables
    • Choice of fruit, dessert or coffee
    • Water

Those who do not want to take advantage of this special meal package, can handle the food on their own.

For participants in the Campus, special discounted prices on “a la carte” menu at I Guardiani di Narni, Ristorante Il Pincio, Gattamelata and Terra e Arte.

20% discount on drinks at Bar dei Priori.

Lodging Conventions

NARNIA ARTS ACADEMY has a special and exclusive agreement with the following lodging facilities.

  • Le Stanze del Giglio – Appartamenti
  • Hotel La Loggia dei Priori
  • Ostello Sant’Anna
  • Residence Palazzo Barilatti
  • Torre Palombara – Dimora storica
  • Hotel Terra Umbra

Le stanze del Giglio Apartments, Hotel La Loggia dei Priori, the Residence Palazzo Barilatti and the Sant’Anna Hostel are very close to the campus venues. Torre Palombara – Luxury Country Relais is located 7 Km (4.3 miles) from the main square in Narni, Hotel Terra Umbra is located 9 Km (5.5 miles) from the main square in Narni.

Upon request, accommodation can be arranged in apartments for rent and B&Bs in the historical center of Narni. Accommodation can also be arranged in apartments and B&Bs with swimming pool located outside the center of town, ideal for families with cars). Please specify this request on the application form.

Those who do not want to take advantage of our special offers, can handle meals and hotel accommodation independently.

In order to book your lodging facility it is necessary to check the related boxes on the
application form. NO NEED TO CALL THE HOTEL. NARNIA ARTS ACADEMY WILL PASS THE BOOKINGS TO THE LODGING FACILITIES.

The rooms (and any requests for sharing) will be assigned taking into account the dates of your reservation.

Students are recommended to book as soon as possible to ensure getting accommodations near the location of the courses.

Accommodations must be paid upon arrival at the Narnia Arts Academy Offices, located in the theater.  Credit Cards are not accepted.

CITY OF NARNI TOURIST TAX:
From a minimum of €0,50 to a maximum of €1.50 per person per night, up to a maximum of 4 nights at the same lodging facility.
The tourist tax may vary accordingly to the lodging facility and the services offered.
The tourist tax should be paid directly at the lodging facility.

IMPORTANT INFO: the Narnia Festival final concert featuring all students and teachers will take place on Sunday, August 4th, at 9.30pm. If you choose not to keep the room for the night of August 4th, the check out is required by 12noon of August 4th.

OSTELLO SANT’ANNA (not available in 2020)

Via Gattamelata 74 – Narni
Tel. e Fax (+39) 0744 715217 – Cell. (+39) 347 6565487 – (+39) 345 7572822
info@ostellocentrosperanza.it – www.ostellocentrosperanza.it

  • Spacious and comfortable rooms with six/eight beds with private bathroom, inside or outside the room: €28 per person

The price is per night and includes breakfast.
Also included, free of charge: use of the large common room, the library, a large garden, parking area, television, a large panoramic terrace, bed linens and daily cleaning service.
Towels are not included in the price and guests must bring their own.
Tourist tax to be paid directly at the lodging facility.

PALAZZO BARILATTI

Piazza Galeotto Marzio – Narni
Cell. (+39) 347 6565487

Right in the medieval center of Narni (just steps away from the area where the courses will be held) is Palazzo Barilatti, a completely renovated period building. All the apartments have private bathrooms, kitchenette, LCD TV, air conditioning and free 24 hour Internet. The large, bright rooms are airy and comfortable, thanks to furnishings which are both functional and cozy. Cleaning service is twice weekly, with a change of bed linens. Breakfast not included.

  • room/apartment price per apartment/per person
  • room with two twin beds ‘basic’, no kitchen €70.00 per night (€35.00 per person)
  • double room ‘deluxe’, no kitchen €78.00 per night (€39.00 per person)
  • Apartment ‘deluxe’ for four people (one double room and two twin beds in the loft), kitchen €144 per night (€36.00 per person)
  • Apartment ‘deluxe’ for three people (one room with two twin beds or queen and a single room), kitchen €138 a notte (€46.00 per person)

LE STANZE DEL GIGLIO – APPARTAMENTI***

Via del Campanile, 4 – Narni
Tel. (+39) 0744.717134 – Cell. (+39) 345 6488160
osteria@fondaconarni.it – www.fondaconarni.it

Located in the medieval center of Narni, “Le Stanze del Giglio” apartments are the result of an elegant renovation of a historic 16th century building. The entrance, off the characteristic via del Campanile, leads into the fascinating spaces which have been designed in the small, inner courtyards of this late medieval building.
The building is also disabled-accessible and is furnished with every means necessary to facilitate overcoming any architectural barriers. In addition, clients have access to all common areas of the hotel: terrace, reading room with a fireplace, large hall for dinners and evening events and for tasting typical Umbrian products, in the best tradition of Umbrian farm holidays.
The apartments (living room – kitchenette – bedroom – bathroom) are provided with heating, individual air conditioner, television, mini-fridge and free wifi. Breakfast included.

  • ROOM 1
    equipped with: 1 double bed in loft + 1 double bed in living room, possibility of adding 1 single bed
    single occupancy: €78
    two occupants: €41 per person
    three occupants: €38 per person
    four occupants: €31 per person
  • ROOM 2
    equipped with: 2 single beds, possibility of adding 1 single bed in living room
    single occupancy: €60
    two occupants: €41 per person
    three occupants: €38 per person
  • ROOM 3
    equipped with: 1 double bed, possibility of adding 1 single bed in living room
    single occupancy: €60
    two occupants: €41 per person
    three occupants: €38 per person
  • ROOM 4
    equipped with: 1 double bed in loft + 1 double bed in living room
    single occupancy: €78
    two occupants: €41 per person
    three occupants: €38 per person
    four occupants: €31 per person
  • ROOM 5
    equipped with: 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms – 1 double bed + 1 single bed in the first room; 2 single beds in the second
    single occupancy: €93
    two occupants: €61 per person
    three occupants: €43 per person
    four occupants: €38 per person
    five occupants: €32 per person
  • ROOM 7
    equipped with: 2 single beds
    single occupancy: €58
    two occupants: €38 per person
  • ROOM 8
    equipped with: 1 full size bed
    single occupancy: €58
    two occupants: €38 per person
  • ROOM 9
    equipped with: 1 double bed in bedroom and 1 single bed in the living room, possibility of adding 1 single bed in the bedroom
    single occupancy: €78
    two occupants: €41 per person
    three occupants: €38 per person
    four occupants: €31 per person
  • ROOM 10
    Equipped with: 1 double bed in bedroom + 1 double bed in living room; possibility of adding 1 single bed in living room.
    single occupancy: €78
    two occupants: €41 per person
    three occupants: €38 per person
    four occupants: €31 per person

HOTEL LA LOGGIA DEI PRIORI***

Vicolo del Comune, 4 – Narni
Tel. (+39) 0744.726843 – (+39) 0744 726844
info@loggiadeipriori.it – www.loggiadeipriori.it

3 Star Hotel, situated in the main square of Narni’s old town centre, made out of a 15th century building renovated by means of an excellent blending of old and modern decoration. The Hotel has 17 rooms and 2 suites, all equipped with facilities such as color TV, FM radio, bar fridge and with every comfort offered by the 3 star category. Free Internet point. Buffet breakfast included.

  • room typeprice per person
  • Single €59
  • Double €42
  • Triple €36
  • Quadruple €29

TORRE PALOMBARA Dimora storica XV-XVI sec.

Strada della Cantinetta, 3 05035 Narni (Tr)
Tel +39 0744744617 – Fax +39 0744090173
info@torrepalombara.com – www.torrepalombara.com

Torre Palombara is an exclusive and elegant Resort, overlooking the rolling green Umbrian countryside and the medieval town of Narni. Built around an original “DoveTower” dating back to the 15th Century, the historic residence has been converted into a beautiful and romantic family owned boutique hotel, after a loving and caring restoration, which has brought back to light its original elements and characteristic features.
Here you can enjoy the comfort and warmth of seven uniquely appointed suites, enriched by antique, precious furniture and refined details, surrounded by beautiful landscapes of vineyards and sunflowers fields.
Sitting by our beautiful landscaped swimming pool with its breathtaking view, you will be able to recover peace and serenity in an elegant and relaxing atmosphere of complete privacy and discretion.
Umbria is also a land of exquisite flavors, genuine food and unique dishes, which can be relished in our generous and rich breakfast as well as in exclusive evenings with typical Umbrian cousine that can be organised on request. At Torre Palombara you can find the true meaning of hospitality!

  • Room
  • 2 Romantic Rooms (single or double occupancy)
  • 4 Superior Rooms (double occupancy, possibility of adding one single bed)
  • 1 Suite (accommodates two to four people on two floors, two bathrooms)

For a quotation on special packages exclusively for Narnia Arts Academy, please contact the hotel directly mentioning “Narnia Festival”.
Distance from Narni main square: 7 km (4.3 miles).

HOTEL TERRA UMBRA ****

S.P. Maratta Bassa, 61 – Narni
Tel. (+39) 0744 750304 – Fax (+39) 0744 751014
info@terraumbra.it – www.terraumbra.it

Situated on the outskirts of the mediaeval Umbrian town of Narni and set amongst 15 acres of parkland and surrounded by wooded hills, close to the imposing Rocca Albornoz Castle, this historical complex enjoys spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
The entrance opens on a facade decorated with Moorish-style ornaments, where the lobby with the reception desk and the bar welcome the guests. A massive wooden staircase leads to the first floor housing the hotel rooms. Each one of the rooms differs from the others in its colors, antique furnishings and fine upholsteries. Air-conditioning, plasma screens TV, mini-bar and safe are available in all rooms. Breakfast is included and is served in the “Preziosa” room that opens to the enchanting Cloister with its ancient dwell and the flower-filled alley leading to the terraces and gardens. The garden with its alleys as well as the whole park are at the complete disposal of those who like walking in the nature in absolute peace and quiet.

  • room typeprice per person
  • Single €78
  • Single with full size bed €84
  • Double €48
  • Triple €39
  • Triple Suite€42
  • Quadruple €32
  • Quadruple Suite€36

Tourist Tax: €2.50 per person (starting at 14 years of age) for the first 4 nights
Distance from Narni main square: 9 km.

Fattoria La Collina Incantata

Strada dei Colli, 17 – 05035 Narni (TR)
Tel. 0744 750304
info@terraumbra.it – www.terraumbra.it
info@fattoriacollinaincantata.com – http://www.fattoriacollinaincantata.com

Fattoria La Collina Incantata is located in the municipality of Narni (TR) among the rolling hills of the Umbrian countryside, over a hill from which the view can wander endlessly between crops, vineyards, woods and a beautiful lake. Then again, going with the look, in high medieval cities and small villages.

They cultivate olives and cereals. A few years ago a vineyard was planted with grapes of chardonnay, merlot and ciliegiolo di Narni which produces an excellent white wine called San Faustino, named after the locality where the vineyard is located.

In 2013, with the aim of boosting agricultural activity and recover the buildings they were going down the drain, it was developed the project of the educational farm. The farm was renovated and dedicated to saving energy, and produces energy for more than 50 per cent of their needs via a PV fixed on the roof of the barn without any environmental impact.

It’s accessible by people with disabilities. The farm has 4 multiple rooms for an overnight stay, of which 3 bedroom sleeps six people and one four people. Each room has its own bathroom. At the restaurant you can taste the farm products.

  • Cameraprice per person
  • single €64
  • double €39
  • triple €33
  • quadruple €29
  • quintuple and sextuple €25

Distance from the main square in Narni: 9 km

Excursions

The Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program will offer several tours in Narni and surroundings with private guide.

Historic downtown:

  • Undergrounds of San Domenico (XII century) and Auditorium,
  • Undergrounds and Church of Santa Maria Impensole (built in 1175), Eroli Museum.

City Tour:

    • Churches: Cathedral (XIII century), Santa Margherita (XVII century),
      Santa Restituta (IV-V century), Sant’Agostino (XIV century),
  • Theater (built in 1856)
  • Palazzo dei Priori (built in 1275)
  • Main Squares
  • Albornoz Fortress (built in 1370)
  • Ponte d’Augusto (27 B.C.)
  • Rome (full day by private bus)

Entertainment

During the Narnia Festival, Narnia Arts Academy will organize dinners, entertainment and open air concerts in beautiful places.

Reach Narni

  • Programs July 19 – July 26: Participants are suggested to arrive on July 19
    (lessons will start on July 20 in the morning) and leave on July 27 in the morning
  • Programs July 27 – August 2: Participants are suggested to arrive on July 26 in the evening or July 27 in the morning
    (lessons will start on July 27 in the morning) and leave on August 3 in the morning
  • Programs July 19 – August 2: Participants are suggested to arrive on July 19
    (lessons will start on July 20 in the morning) and leave on August 3 in the morning

The final concert of the Narnia Festival will take place on August 2 at 9.00 pm presenting the show “Happy Birthday Beethoven” on the 250 anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. All students will participate. Therefore, it is recommended to leave Narni on August 3.

How to reach Narni by plane

The nearest airport is Rome Fiumicino (FCO).

The Narnia Arts Academy provides private transportation by bus from the Rome Fiumicino Airport to Narni and from Narni to the Rome Fiumicino Airport for €35 each way. This offer is for all students, parents and chaperones.

International Vocal Arts Program participants have this service included in the tuition.

Those who would like to take advantage of our private transportation options should arrive and leave accordingly to the dates and schedule in which the service is offered. The bus ride from the airport to Narni and vice versa is about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Bus from the Rome Fiumicino Airport to Narni

  • July 15, approximate time of departure between 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm (participants with flights arriving after 1.00 pm will be responsible for their own transportation to Narni)
  • July 19, approximate time of departure between 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm (participants with flights arriving after 1.00 pm will be responsible for their own transportation to Narni)
  • July 27, approximate time of departure between 10.30 am and 11.30 am (participants with flights arriving after 9.00 am will be responsible for their own transportation to Narni)

Bus from Narni to the Rome Fiumicino Airport

  • July 27, approximate time of departure between 8.30 am and 9.00 am
  • August 3, approximate time of departure between 5.30 am and 6.30 am

Please send us your arrival and departure time, airline and flight number before July 1.

How to reach Narni by train

The nearest train station is Narni – Amelia and is connected with Roma Termini or Roma Tiburtina train station by hourly trains.
Check the train schedule on www.trenitalia.com.
There is a bus running from the Narni – Amelia train station to the main square in Narni very close to all lodging facilities.

Please let us know if you arrive by train by July 1.

How to reach Narni by car

Northbound

  • Take Highway A1 toward Florence
  • Take the exit toward SS3
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Otricoli/Calvi dell’Umbria/Terni
  • Turn left onto SS3
  • Turn right onto Via Flaminia Romana/SS3
  • Continue to follow SS3
  • Turn right onto Strada Narni-Sant’Urbano/SP20
  • Turn right onto Strada Narni-Sant’Urbano.

Southbound

  • Take Highway A1 toward Rome
  • Take exit Orte toward Via Terni/E45/SS204
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Perugia/Terni/Narni/Flaminia/Fano/E45/Cesena/Amelia and merge onto Via Terni/E45/SS204
  • Take the ramp onto SS675
  • Take exit Narni to merge onto SS204
  • Continue onto Via Tiberina/SS3ter
  • Slight right onto Strada dei Tre Ponti/SP1
  • Turn right onto Via Flaminia Ternana/SS3
  • Turn right to stay on Via Flaminia Ternana/SS3
  • Sharp left onto Strada Narni- Sant’Urbano/SP20
  • Turn right onto Strada Narni-Sant’Urbano.

Average temperatures in July

72F – 78F (22C – 25C)

Historical information

Narni – Geographic center of Italy, situated in the province of Terni, in the region of Umbria.

It’s a typical Umbrian town, built on a hill 790 feet above sea level with 20.570 inhabitants and strong medieval traces. The town has outstanding views over the river Nera valley and the wide plane of Terni. Narni offers artistic, archaeological and religious itineraries, plus an abundance of natural history for the tourist. The town’s theater dates back to 1800.

It is surrounded by cultural gems, including the renowned cities of Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Spoleto.

Narni is situated 62 miles from Rome and 46 miles from Perugia.

Although Neolithic people lived in this region, the first historical document mentioning the town is dated 600 B.C.
Narni was a Roman colony under the name of Narnia, a name that comes from the Nar River, which today is called the Nera.

  • In 233 B.C., with the construction of the via Flaminia from Rome to Rimini on the Adriatic coast, Narni became of major importance and it was heavily fortified because the road passed through the town.
  • In 90 B.C., Narnia became a municipally (semi-independent) town within the Roman Empire.
    The first Christian Bishop of Narni, Giovenale from Cartage, was chosen in 368 A.D. and later was consecrated as Patron Saint of the town.
    Narni’s strategic position, standing as it does above the deep gorge of the river Nera, has made it a target of many invading and barbarian forces.
  • In the 11th century, it established its power as a free “Comune” (autonomous town).
  • Between the 12th and the 14th century, it reached its greatest splendor.
  • In 1371, the Pope Reformed the Statutes of the city and Narni became part of the Papal State.
    Narni developed a school of painting and goldsmithing. Many artists of the renaissance period produced work for clients and patrons in Narni: Rosellino, Ghirlandaio, Gozzoli, Vecchietta, Antoniazzo, Romano, and Spagna.
  • On the 17th of July 1527, the Lanzichenecchi (northern mercenaries) stopped on their way back from the sacking of Rome and destroyed Narni.
  • Slowly the walls, buildings, and churches were rebuilt and by the end of the century, Narni had been re-established.
    After the rebuilding, many important artists returned to Narni, including Vignola and Zuccari. Also Sangallo and Scalza, who took part in the reconstruction of the town.
  • In 1664 the town library was founded. Many famous people were born in Narni, including the emperor M.C. Nerva, Gattamelata, the Beata Lucia, Bernardo Eroli, Galeotto Marzio and S. Cassio.

Terms and Conditions

  • Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program is open to all Italian and foreign artists with no age limit. For underage students, parents will need to sign the parent’s authorization exempting the organization from any liability with respect to the child.
  • Students enrolled in any of the courses of the International Summer Training Program can participate in the Narnia Culture&Leisure Program and in the Italian Language and Culture Courses getting a 20% discount.
  • Students enrolled in the Campus for piano will have the use of a student instrument for 2-3 hours daily for 30 euros per week.
  • Students (except pianists) will have to bring their own music stand.
  • All students enrolled in the Campus will perform concerts for the Festival provided they are dressed appropriately.
  • The courses will be active with a minimum of 6 students up to a maximum determined by each teacher, except in special cases decided by the management.
  • The management reserves the right to cancel one or more courses at its own discretion. In this case the students will be warned immediately and will be refunded the registration and participation fees.
  • If a course is cancelled due to a teacher’s serious problem, participants will be refunded the registration and participation fee, less bank transfer expenses.
  • Those having enrolled who are unable to attend the course will be entitled to a refund of only the participation fee as long as they give notice at least 60 days before beginning of the course. The management, however will retain 15% for processing fees.
  • The application fee is non refundable. This fee will be refunded if a course will not be activated due to an insufficient number of students.
  • It is forbidden to take or give private lessons within the Campus. If requested, Narnia Arts Academy will organize private lessons between the student and the teacher. Payments for private lessons will have to be done in cash to the Academy and not directly to the teacher.
  • Management does not assume any risk or damage arising from the activities of the participants in the courses.
  • At the end of the program, Narnia Arts Academy participants will receive a certificate of attendance. It is necessary to pick up the certificate before leaving Narni. Certificates will NOT be sent after the end of the programs.
  • Among those who will perform for the Narnia Festival, the Board, at its sole discretion, may choose one or more particularly deserving artists who will be invited to perform in Narni, within the general framework of future programming.
  • The organization is not responsible for any damage to persons and property which may occur during the period of the Campus. Participants are responsible for any damage to persons and property they may cause during the period of the Campus.
  • Application to the Campus requires the unconditional acceptance of this regulation and the release to Narnia Arts Academy/Narnia Festival for use of photos and filming of lectures, concerts and any other event related to the activity of the course, without any rights resulting from this use by the course participants.


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