Instrumental Summer Training Program

From July 11th to July 29th, 2018 Narnia Arts Academy and the City of Narni will offer the seventh season of the Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program for instrumentalists, singers, and dancers in the beautiful city of Narni (Italy).

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, master classes, 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 (

With the patronage of:

Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri – Ministero degli Affari Esteri – Ministero per la Cooperazione Internazionale e l’Integrazione – Regione Umbria – Provincia di Terni – Comune di Narni – Diocesi di Terni, Narni e Amelia – Camera di Commercio di Terni.


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 16 – July 29)
    Languages: Italian, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese

    Cristiana Pegoraro Italy

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

    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 ( and Narnia Festival ( 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.

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    Languages: English

    Renée Guerrero United States

    • Westchester Conservatory of Music;

    Renée Guerrero

    Born in Santa Clara, California, pianist Renée Guerrero was introduced to music at an early age by her father who taught her to read music. Her grandfather, Longinos “Lonnie” Guerrero, was a self-taught musician who began his career as traveling troubadour throughout Texas in the 1930s. Longinos was known as the Composer of Corridos having composed over 100 works in his lifetime. Many of his songs were recorded between 1960’s and 1980’s by well-known Tejano artists. In 1983, he was inducted into the Tejano Music Hall of Fame in Austin, Texas for his outstanding efforts in this style of folk music dedicated to the tradition of Mexican culture. Renée’s uncle Louie Guerrero, a trained violinist and composer, composed one of the most popular and enduring pieces in the Mexican communities, the international hit Peanuts. Early on, Renée’s musical influences were profound with exposure to many styles of music: mariachi, jazz, classical, and popular. When Renée was 12 years old, her family moved to Austin, Texas where her piano studies resumed with esteemed pianist and composer Kathryn Mishell. Renée received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from Texas State University under the tutelage of Dr. Timothy Woolsey. She received many honors and awards including winning a solo debut with the Texas State Orchestra in a performance of Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. Renée received both a Master’s Degree and Professional Studies’ Certificate in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Phillip Kawin at the Manhattan School of Music. She also served as an assistant to Professor Kawin in both the college and preparatory divisions. She made her New York City debut in 1990 as a soloist in the Yamaha Young Artists Showcase and since has appeared in important venues including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center’s Merkin Hall, Faust Harrison Pianos, and venues in northern and southern Italy including the Young . As collaborative pianist, Renée has performed with Bronx Opera, New Rochelle Opera, VoiceExperience with Sherrill Milnes, the Altamura Arts Festival as well as numerous performances under the baton of Maestro Anton Coppola. From 1999-2006 Renée founded and directed both the Community School of Music at St. Brendan’s and community concert series Cantabile Concerts featuring local and international performers and groups serving north Bronx audiences. Renée’s piano students have ranged from the young beginner to the professional performer. She has prepared her students for important debuts in such venues as the Library of Congress, Steinway Hall, Alice Tully Hall as well as recital debuts in the tri-state area. Many of her high-school students have been accepted into the highly competitive LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts as well as acceptance into prestigious music colleges throughout the country. Her middle and high school students also participate and have been awarded in local and national competitions. She is a member of the piano faculty at The Westchester Conservatory of Music in White Plains, New York and Music Director of Leonia Presbyterian Church. Renée and her husband famed baritone Lawrence Harris released their first commercial CD, Romanze: Songs of Tosti  which recently received distinction for 2014 Record of the Year awarded by the Native American Music Awards. Last summer, Renée joined the Piano Faculty of the Narnia Festival in Umbria, Italy.  In 2014, Renée was designated a Steinway Educational Partnership.

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    Languages: Italian, English, Spanish

    Massimo Delle Cese Italy


    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, 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.

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    Languages: Italian, French

    Umberto Realino Italy

    • Conservatoire de Musique Perreux sur Marne,
      Conservatoire de Musique Gentilly

    Umberto Realino

    He taught at the European Conservatory of Music of Paris. Is Titular Professor in the Conservatories of Music of Perreux sur Marne, and Gentilly, in the region of Paris, France. He also taught in Italy.

    He has been invited by the Court of Appeals of the Paris Courthouse, France, to give a series of concerts in “Sainte-Chapelle” lute, mandolin, and guitar by A. Vivaldi, S .L. Weiss, J. L. Krebs, A. Molino, L. Boccherini, F. Carulli).

    He performed in major series, including the “6th. Festival de la Butte Montmartre de Paris”, the “Festival Serenadenkonzerte, Schwatz” in Austria, and the “Festival of the Nations” in Rome, Italy.

    He played live for Radio-France and was named Artistic Director of the “Classical European Guitar Competition” under the patronage of the President of the French Republic.
    As a musicologist he publishes several articles in international magazines and CD booklets.

    Holder of 2 State Doctorates, Research in History of Music and Musicology of the University of Paris – Sorbonne , France , is of the Italian University Order, MIUR. Italy.

    Doctorate DAMS – Disciplines of Art, Music and Spectacle, Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Bologna. Italy.

    State Diploma of Music Professor, France.
    State Diploma of Guitar from the A. Vivaldi State Conservatory of Alessandria. Italy.
    Diploma (Gold Medal) of the National School of Music M. Dupre’ of Meudon. France.

    ☆ Bibliography:
    Doctoral thesis n. 31455, “A Century of Guitar in France 1750-1850”.
    A.N.T.R., 9 Rue Auguste Angellier. 59046 Lille cedex-France.

    Splendor, crisis and rebirth of the guitar from the baroque era to 1850. ITEMM. – Musique & Technique 2016, n.6.

    The instrumental contribution of Antonio Torres to the modern Guitar repertoire.
    ITEMM. – Musique & Technique 2017, n.7.


    Languages: Italian, Portuguese

    Gianluca Persichetti Italy

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

    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.

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    Languages: Italian, English

    Carlo Biancalana Italy

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

    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.


  • VIOLIN – KHULLIP JEUNG (July 15 – July 29)
    Languages: English, Korean

    Khullip Jeung United States

    • Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music

    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.


  • VIOLIN – NADEZDA TOKAREVA (July 15 – July 29)
    Languages: Russian, English

    Nadezda Tokareva Russian Federation

    • Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow;
      Maimonides State Classical Academy, Moscow;

    Nadezda Tokareva

    Russian – Slovenian violinist Nadezda Tokareva was born in 1977 in Penza, Russia into a family of musicians. After Penza musical college (class of L. Romadina) she entered the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in 1996 to study in the class of People’s Artist of the USSR, Professor Edward Grach. Nadezda became a laureate of a number of International violin competitions during her academic career: Third prize at VII International competition of violinists in Germany (Kloster – Schontal, 1997) , Grand Prix at I International competition “The Violin of the North” (Yakutsk, 1997) , First prize at II International Yampolsky Competition (Penza, 1999) , Special prize at XII International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 2002) , Special prize at the International Competition M. Long – J. Thibaud (Paris, 2002) , Second prize at the I Paganini competition (Moscow, 2003) , Winner of international festival «April spring» (North Korea, 2006). Nadezda has also participated in a number of prestigious international master classes and music festivals, including: international master courses Мonti Azzurri Аcademy (Italy, 1998) and Keshet Eilon (Israel, 1999), and international musical festivals in Оhrid, Macedonia, “Guadix Classica”, Spain, international musical festivals in Tours, Nice, and Eu, France, “Stars of Planet”, Yalta, Ukraine, “Kharkov`s Assambleas”, Ukraine, “Daytona Winterfest”, the USA, IV Gabala International Music Festival, Azerbaijan. Since March 1999 Nadezda Tokareva is the soloist-violinist of Moscow State Academy Philharmonic Society where she worked until emigration to Slovenia in 2011. She has performed in the principal Moscow concert halls, including the Great and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Hall, and the Svetlanov and Chamber Halls of the International House of Music. Her concert schedule includes venues in more than 30 countries including Russia, the United States, several countries of Western and Eastern Europe, Israel, Turkey, China and Japan. The artist performed with Russian and foreign symphonic and chamber orchestras, such as: Russian State Symphony orchestra, Symphonic orchestra of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic society, State Symphony orchestra of Cinematography, Moscow Symphony Orchestra ” Russian Philharmonic”, Moscow State Radio Symphony orchestra, Symphony orchestra “Classica” St.Peterburg, State Symphony orchestra of republic Tatarstan Kazan, National Symphony orchestra of Ukraine Kiev, State Symphony orchestra of Polish Radio Warsaw, Vietnam National orchestra Hanoi, Georgian State Symphony orchestra etc. She has toured twice as soloist and concertmaster with the Moscow State Radio Symphony orchestra in the United States in 2004 and 2010. A good deal of her concert activity revolves around the Russian State Concert Company “Commonwealth”, with which Nadezda Tokareva has collaborated closely for more then 10 years. During Russia’s Culture Days, she has presented and still presents on the art of the Russian violin and constantly receives high consideration from music critics as well as the enthusiastic delight of her concert audiences. Since 2002 Nadezda Tokareva is an associate professor of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State conservatory. Her pedagogical life is very active: In March, 2004 she was a member of the jury in IV Open Competition named after N. Sabitov in Ufa. In August, 2004 she was invited to teach in XII Summer school “New Names” UNESCO (Suzdal, Russia). In May 2008 – she served as a member of the jury at the I International Competition «Where the Art Takes Birth», Russia, Krasnodar. In December 2006 – teacher of Mobile Academy of Arts (international project of the Russian Fund of culture, Russia, Ekaterinburg.) From 2006 to 2009 – she has been a professor of Kurashiki Sakyo University, Japan. Since 2011 – she has been an associate professor of the Maimonides State Classical Academy, Moscow. Some of her students became laureates of the international competitions. Since 2011, Nadezda Tokareva is living in Slovenia.

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  • VIOLIN – JOSEPH GOLD (July 15 – July 29)
    Language: English

    Joseph Gold United States


    Joseph Gold

    When San Francisco Chronicle Columnist Herb Caen described Joseph Gold as a “giant on earth,” he was referring to that ‘something extra’ which he carries into every violin performance. Little wonder, then, that critics so often choose terms such as ‘fearless virtuosity,’ ‘dynamic personality,’ and ‘colossal’ and then go on to discuss the ‘marvelously rich tone’ which ‘brings the audience to heights of enjoyment.’

    Joseph Gold grew up in Southern California, the son of Russian emigre parents. He began his violin studies at the age of eight. A graduate of the University of Southern California, he had the privilege of being coached by the great Jascha Heifetz.

    All-Around Musician & Proponent of the Romantic Revival
    Mr. Gold, who makes his home in San Francisco, is an enthusiastic proponent of the “romantic revival” of Nineteenth Century violin music. He is an ardent author and lecturer on his two favorite virtuoso composer-performers, Paganini and Sarasate. Mr. Gold’s numerous publications include his book, Paganini’s Art of Violin Playing, as well as many transcriptions and original compositions. Mr. Gold’s in-depth research into the life and work of Pablo de Sarasate has lead to the discovery of unpublished manuscripts.

    Although steeped in the tradition of the Romantic style, Joseph Gold’s programs are not restricted to the Nineteenth Century. He is an all-around musician who has premiered and championed many Twentieth Century compositions while maintaining a Baroque repertoire as large as many Baroque specialists.
    Joseph Gold’s warm personality and perfectly timed humor make him a popular guest artist on University campuses. He is eminently qualified as an “Artist in Residence” and holds a Master’s Degree as well as three teaching credentials.

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  • VIOLIN – JISUN KANG (July 15 – July 29)
    Languages: English, Korean

    Jisun Kang Italy

    • Mannes College of Music

    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.


  • VIOLIN – ALESSANDRO ASCIOLLA (July 16 – July 29)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Alessandro Asciolla Italy

    • Conservatorio L. Refice, Frosinone

    Alessandro Asciolla

    Alessandro Asciolla comes from a well-known musical family.

    He graduated from the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome.

    He performs actively as violin solo and as a chamber musician, in such ensembles as duos, trios, string quartet, quintet etc. with whom he performs concerts at important Italian and foreign concert associations.

    He has also been a member of various instrumental ensembles with programs spanning from the classic to the contemporary repertoire, with whom he also performed some world premieres; among them the Camerata Strumentale Romana, with whom he has made numerous television recordings, and the International Chamber Ensemble.

    He collaborated on numerous occasions with the Orchestra della Rai di Roma and with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia.

    He has taught master level courses for performance practice, solo and orchestral repertoire.
    After teaching violin at the conservatories in Campobasso, Latina, Reggio Calabria, Cagliari, Cosenza, and Avellino, he is currently a faculty member at the Conservatory in Frosinone.


  • VIOLIN – CARLO MARIA PARAZZOLI (July 23 – July 29)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Carlo Maria Parazzoli Italy

    • Concertmaster / Spalla - Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

    Carlo Maria Parazzoli

    Carlo Maria Parazzoli è Primo violino solista dell’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

    Dal 1990 al 1996 è stato Primo violino del Quartetto “Guido Chigi”, gruppo ufficiale dell’Accademia Chigiana di Siena. Ha suonato come solista con alcune orchestre italiane quali: Angelicum e Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Sinfonica di Sanremo, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Orchestra del Festival Internazionale di Brescia e Bergamo.

    Ha collaborato come violino di spalla con le orchestre dei Pomeriggi Musicali e l’Orchestra della Rai di Milano, Haydn di Bolzano, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Teatro alla Scala e Filarmonica della Scala.

    Nel 2006 ha eseguito il Doppio Concerto di Brahms con l’Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia diretta da Kent Nagano; nel 2012 ha preso parte all’esecuzione del Quintetto “La trota” di Schubert, ai Concerti per pianoforte di Bach con Alexandre Tharaud alla tastiera e al Quintetto op. 44 di Schumann con Martha Argerich al pianoforte.


  • VIOLIN – PAOLO PIOMBONI (July 23 – July 29)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Paolo Piomboni Italy

    • Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

    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.


  • VIOLIN – RODOLFO BONUCCI (July 23 – July 29)
    Languages: Italian, English, Portuguese

    Rodolfo Bonucci Italy

    • Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

    Rodolfo Bonucci

    RODOLFO BONUCCI is considered one of the top representatives of new-generation concert performers in Italy. Among his teachers were Salvatore Accardo, Henryk Szering and for long time Arthur Grumiaux (of whom very often Rodolfo Bonucci has been recognized as the true heir by press and musicians). At the age of seventeen he was asked to join ensembles such as I Virtuosi di Roma and I Musici; with these he toured the US and several European countries as a leading soloist. He has performed with the greatest orchestras and in the main auditoriums in Italy and abroad ( Salle Gaveau and Pleyel in Paris, Philarmonic in Berlin, Beethoven Halle in Bonn, Geneva Conservatory, Vigadò in Budapest, Festival of Cannes and concerts in Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Finland, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Venezuela, Turkey, Belorus). In South America he played and conducted in Brazil (in Brasilia he performed the Tschajkowskij’s concerto for an audience of 10,000 persons) and in Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Montevideo, Caracas and Mexico City. In 1990 he made his US debut with two concerts at the Carnegie Hall in New York. He performed the US première of Faure’s Violin Concerto in New York ad held recitals in San Francisco and other cities. In 1993/94 he played Beehoven’s 10 Sonatas in Detroit. He plays in Duo, among others, with Bruno Canino, Jörg Demus, Gyorgy Sandor. In recent years Mr.Bonucci has started a parallel and successfull activity as conductor, role in which he is gaining increasing appreciation. In june 2000, for his merits in Art, he was appointed “Officer” of the Italian Republic by Mr. the President of the Italian Republic. In june 2004 he’s been invited to conduct the 1st. world premiere of the Opera “Die Freunde von Salamanka” by Schubert in the Teatro Comunale in Bologna. Recently Mr. Bonucci was appointed life member of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. In 2006 Mr. Bonucci has been appointed professor of the upgrade high school in violin by the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

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    Languages: Italian, English, French

    Aldo Campagnari Italy

    • Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, Lugano
      Conservatorio S. Giacomantonio, Cosenza

    Aldo Campagnari

    Aldo Campagnari is second violin and founder member of the Prometeo Quartet.  He is active in various chamber ensembles and is a member of the Alter Ego ensemble (Rome). He teaches quartet at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano and has been professor of violin at Conservatorio in Bari and Pavia.

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  • VIOLIN – MONICA BONANNO (July 23 – July 29)
    Languages: Italian

    Monica Bonanno Italy

    • Scuola Villa Reatina, Rieti

    Monica Bonanno

    Monica Bonanno nasce a Messina il 4 aprile 1975.
    Si diploma in violino nel 1995 presso il Conservatorio “A. Corelli” di Messina, nella classe del M° M. Cannone; si perfeziona successivamente con i Maestri N. Beilina, A. katsnelson, G. Carmignola, Montserrat Cervera, Cristiano Rossi.

    Nel 1996 Frequenta la Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, suonando come violinista nell’Orchestra Giovanile Italiana e seguendo i corsi di orchestra sotto la preparazione del M° A. Faja e la direzione dei Maestri Pinzauti, Muti, Krivine, Sinopoli.

    Dal 1997, risultando idonea alle audizioni del Teatro Vittorio Emanuele di Messina, collabora con l’Ente in qualità di violinista partecipando alle stagioni liriche sinfoniche e suonando sotto la direzione di Maestri come C. Palleschi, M. Arena, N. Luisotti, D. Oren, A. Licata, F.M. Carminati, L. Campellone, J. Kovatchev, F. Deloche, R. Giovanninetti, K. Martin, N. Muuls, N. Giuliani, F.M. Bressan, A. Fogliani, C. Franklin, I. Lipanovic, A. Delogu, ecc…

    Ha collaborato e collabora con altre orchestre ed ensemble quali “Orchestra da Camera di Messina”, “Symphonia Laus”, “ Ars Musica”, “Orpheus”, “L’ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese”, Teatro “F. Cilea” di Reggio Calabria, Orchestra sinfonica di Savona, “Orchestra In Canto”, “Narni opera Openair”, “Orchestra AmeriaUmbria-Corale Amerina”, “Orchestra dell’Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali G. Briccialdi di Terni”, “L’Orchestra del Teatro lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto”, “L’Orchestra Filarmonica Lavinia”, Orchestra di Civitavecchia, Orchestra Spazio Musica di Orvieto.

    Nell’ambito della musica da camera ha svolto e svolge attività concertistica in varie formazioni, attualmente è componente del trio Visavì (violino-sax- marimba/vibrafono).

    Ha collaborato e collabora in registrazioni e concerti con vari esponenti della musica leggera italiana tra cui: Noa, Lucio Dalla, Gigi D’Alessio, Gino Paoli, Carmen Consoli, con quest’ultima e il direttore P. Buonvino ha partecipato alla realizzazione del cd “L’anfiteatro e la bambina impertinente”, B. Vessicchio, B. D’Onghia, “Orchestra DIMI”, con la quale ha effettuato varie incisioni discografiche, concerti per il Vaticano, conventions a Roma e Milano ed il concerto per la terza edizione del Todi Music Fest sotto la direzione del maestro W. Attanasi e l’esecuzione, in prima assoluta, e relativa registrazione della ”Histoire du tango” di A. Piazzola.

    Suona un violino di Francesco Bissolotti, Cremona 1993.

    E’ stata docente di violino presso il Liceo Musicale F. Angeloni di Terni dal 2010 al 2015, attualmente è docente di ruolo per la classe violino presso l’I.C. Villa Reatina di Rieti.


  • VIOLA – LUCA SANZÒ (July 23 – July 29)
    Languages: Italian, English, Spanish

    Luca Sanzò Italy

    • Conservatorio Santa Cecilia

    Luca Sanzò

    A pupil of Bruno Giuranna, Luca Sanzò has performed as soloist and in collaboration with renowned musicians in many of the major concert halls of the world. He is a permanent member of the group FREON, specialized in music of the nineteenth-century, and a founding member of the Quartetto Michelangelo with whom he has toured Europe and North and South America. He has been first viola/soloist with various opera, symphonic and chamber orchestras, such as the Rome and Cagliari Opera Theatres and the Concerto Italiano, with whom he has undertaken an in-depth study of the philological performance of Baroque music on original instruments, together with some of the finest instrumentalists in the field. For Ricordi he has published a revision of Campagnoli’s 41 Caprices for Viola Sola and is Professor of Viola at the Conservatorium “Santa Cecilia” in Rome. An appreciated performer of contemporary music, he is also particularly attentive to its’ production and diffusion. Many Italian composers have chosen him as their point of reference and dedicated their compositions to him. Amongst his recordings can be found Goffredo Petrassi’s “VIOLASOLA”. In 2004 he made his debut at Stuttgart’s Staatsoper Forum Neues Musiktheater as soloist in the opera “Last Desire” by Lucia Ronchetti. He participated in various electroacoustic music festival such as Synthèse of Bourges (France) in 2006, EMUFEST (Rome 2008) and MUSICACOUSTICA FESTIVAL (Pechino 2009). He recorded for Nuova Era, BMG Ricordi, Opus 111, Tactus, Edi Pan, Stradivarious, Naïve, Chandos and Naxos. He plays a 1956 Igino Sderci’s viola and a 1977 Pietro Gaggini’s viola previously owned by Luciano Vicari.

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    Alexia DelGiudice Bigari United States

    • The Juilliard School

    Alexia DelGiudice Bigari

    Born in Rome, Italy, Alexia DelGiudice Bigari began playing viola at the age of 9. She recently received her bachelor of Music from the Juilliard School as a viola student of Misha Amory and Heidi Castleman. In the fall of 2016, Alexia will be attending Northwestern University for her Masters Degree in viola performance under the tutelage of renowned violist, Helen Callus.

    Alexia attended the Orford Music Festival in Canada in 2015 / 2016 under the tutelage of Yutta Putthammer. She also attended the Meadowmount School of Music, which she received a full merit scholarship.

    In 2012, Alexia had the honor of being featured on a live broadcast of National Public Radio’s “From the Top,” where she played Bloch’s Suite Hebraic with pianist Christopher O’Riley, and she was given the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. She has also received the 2011 Virtu Foundation Award, where she was granted an 1890 Vuillaume Viola from Paris, which she is proud to be playing.

    Alexia’s awards include Mary Foulger Scholar, the New York Viola Society award, 1st place in the Young Promise Awards International Competition; a semi-finalist in the American String Teachers Association competition, a finalist in the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston competition, and a finalist in the New England String Ensemble competition. Alexia has also been a finalist in the Rhode Island Philharmonic competition.

    Her past teachers include, Patricia McCarty; David Rubinstein; Mai Motobuchi, violist of the Borromeo String Quartet; and Katherine Almquist. Alexia resides in New York City.


    Languages: Italian, English

    Andrea Noferini Italy


    Andrea Noferini

    Andrea Noferini comes from a family of musicians. His mother is a pianist and his father a composer, conductor and former Director of the Conservatorio “G.B. Martini” in Bologna. He mastered his instrumental skills in Brussels, at the school of the great violinist Arthur Grumiaux, to whom he owes his virtuoso approach to the cello, one clearly influenced by the violin. In 1987, at the age of eighteen, he graduated with top marks and “cum laude” from the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan, continuing his studies with Antonio Janigro. He has performed as a soloist with leading orchestras in Italy and abroad, from South America to Russia and Japan, and throughout Europe. He has been principal cellist at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma since 1991. In 1997 he was awarded the Nettuno d’Oro prize as the best artist of the year, in 1999 and 2007 the Virtuosity Award, in 2001 the Son de Cristal, and in 2002 the Gold Medal as best Italian musician, among other honours. He plays an instrument made in Mantova in 1759 by Tomaso Balestrieri.


  • VIOLONCELLO – MARIT SJÖDIN (July 23 – July 29)
    Languages: English, German, French, Swedish

    Marit Sjödin Sweden

    • Gothenburg University

    Marit Sjödin

    Marit Sjödin is a devoted chamber musician and has performed many concerts and tours with a variety of ensembles over the years.

    Born in Uppsala, where she started her musical training, Marit went on to complete a Master of Fine Arts in Music at the University of Gothenburg. Following this, she undertook three years of postgraduate study in Paris, where she was awarded the highest accolades in both solo cello performance and chamber music. In 2004 she was Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada.

    In addition to the Scandinavian countries, Marit has performed in France, Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Portugal, and Canada. She has been working with many of Sweden’s professional orchestras, such as the Gothenburg and Malmö Opera Orchestras, Malmö and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestras and The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and she now plays regularly for chamber music societies and festivals. Her wide-ranging musicality has led to many successful collaborations with jazz musicians, actors, and dancers, where performances have explored experimental improvisation and acting. She also has a particular passion for women composers from different centuries, often playing their repertoire at her chamber music concerts, in ensembles such as Nordic Art Trio, Trio Netzel and Duo Tempra, three groups which regularly produce new music programs and shows.

    Marit is a certified Suzuki cello teacher from the European Suzuki Association and graduated as a cello teacher from the University of Gothenburg. She has many years of experience teaching at several levels, from beginners to more advanced students, and for all ages, from 6 years to adults.


    Languages: Italian, English

    Roberto Boarini Italy

    • Liceo Musicale "Farnesina"

    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.


  • DOUBLEBASS – ANTONIO SCIANCALEPORE (July 13 – July 20 and July 27 – July 29)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Antonio Sciancalepore Italy

    • Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

    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.


  • FLUTE – VALERIO FASOLI (July 23 – July 29)
    Languages: Italian, English, German

    Valerio Fasoli Germany

    • Wilhelm Bernhard Molique Gesellschaft, Stuttgart

    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).

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  • FLUTE – CALOGERO GIALLANZA (July 23 – July 29)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Calogero Giallanza Italy

    • Accademia Romana di Musica

    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.

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    Languages: Italian, English, Spanish

    Andrea Massimo Grassi Italy


    Andrea Massimo Grassi

    The passion for sharing knowledge and musical culture are the drivers that unite Andrea Massimo Grassi performances, musical research and training. Born in Milan, he graduated in clarinet at the Conservatorio ‘G. Verdi’, under the guidance of Primo Borali. Later on, he specialised with Vittorio Luna and with Masha Yanouchevsky, Maureen Jones and Dario De Rosa for chamber music. In 1995 he received the prestigious ‘Diploma d’onore’ from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana of Siena, and in 1996 the diploma of the Accademia Internazionale di Musica of Biella as a student of Antony Pay. He completed his musical studies graduating with honours in modern literature at the University of Parma and gaining the PhD in Musical Philology at the Facoltà di Musicologia of Cremona.

    He has performed chamber music in Italy as well as in USA, Russia, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal and Serbia, playing for the University of Chicago, the Minnesota State University, the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, the Université de Rouen, the RAI Radiotelevisione italiana, the Gnessins College of Moscow, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, the Lusitanian festival ‘Sete sòis Sete luas’, the Musikhochschule of Mannheim, the Northeastern Illinois University, the Southeast Missouri State University, the University of Leeds (UK), the National Serbian Clarinet Association.

    He has performed chamber music works by Mozart (Quintet K 581), Brahms (Trio op. 114, Quintet op. 115) and Bruch (Stücke op. 83) with Michael Flaksman, Susanne Rabenschlag, Yulia Berinskaya, Gernot Süssmuth, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Erich Krüger, Frieder Berthold, Masha Yanouchewsky, Alain Meunier.

    He has published, among other things, the book ‘Fräulein Klarinette’. La genesi e il testo delle opere per clarinetto di J. Brahms [‘Fräulein Klarinette’. The genesis and the text of J. Brahms’s clarinet works] published by ETS (Pisa 2006) as well as and the Urtext edition of the Quintet for clarinet and strings by Brahms for the Henle Verlag, Munich.

    He has held lecture-recitals and master classes in the USA, Russia, United Kingdom, Serbia, and in many Italian Universities and Music Academies.

    Since 2016 is member of Council of the National Serbian Clarinet Association and he is dedicated to training and education in the fields of music and performing arts, in particular as teacher at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala.


  • CLARINET – PER JOHANSSON (July 23 – July 29)
    Languages: English, German, Swedish

    Per Johansson Sweden

    • Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

    Per Johansson

    Per Johansson, Swedish clarinetist.

    After studying for Sölve Kingstedt at The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, Per spent three years studying with the legendary professor Hans Deinzer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover. Over the years Per has also studied with such prominent clarinet players as Michel Lethiec, Antony Pay, Giora Feidman, Kjell-Inge Stevensson, Karl Leister and Yehuda Gilad.

    Per has been solo clarinetist of Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra for 20 years. Apart from concerts, international tours, and CD-recordings, he has also been a devoted chamber musician. Per has played in numerous ensembles, including the woodwind quintet Pollux and the electric duo Essens:1. The latter is a duo together with violinist Ian Peaston in which they cross all possible genres and explore the new sonic worlds of electric violin, electric amplified clarinet, and two computers. Essens:1 has had several works written especially for them and over a period of five years they have performed over 200 concerts.

    Per has several times performed Mozart’s clarinet concerto on basset clarinet with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and has also performed the Richard Strauss Duo Concertino with the Swedish chamber orchestra Musica Vitae. As a guest artist, he has played solo clarinet in Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Danish Radio Orchestra and Malmö Symphony Orchestra. Per has given concerts in Sweden, Norway, Finland, United Kingdom, USA, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Brazil.

    One of Per’s most recent projects is to search for possible improvements in the clarinet itself. He is inventor and producer of a new kind of clarinet barrel with the brand name AIDONI. The world-famous clarinetist Martin Fröst is a valuable co-creator in this exciting project which is now spreading over the clarinet world.


  • OBOE – ANDREA COSTA (July 23 – July 29)
    Languages: Italian, English,

    Andrea Costa Italy

    • Istituto Comprensivo Luca Ghini, Roma
      Liceo Musicale Giordano Bruno, Roma

    Andrea Costa

    Andrea Costa ha compiuto i suoi studi musicali al Conservatorio di Musica S. Cecilia di Roma e al Conservatorio di Musica “Domenico Cimarosa“ di Avellino, diplomandosi in oboe e musica da camera con il massimo dei voti e conseguendo il diploma accademico di II° livello in Oboe e in Didattica della Musica con lode. Si perfeziona in varie Masterclass con i Maestri Augusto Loppi, Carlo Romano, Luca Vignali. Ha frequentato il corso di Alto Perfezionamento presso L’Accademia di S. Cecilia con il M° Francesco Di Rosa. Dal 2005 ad oggi ha tenuto diversi concerti in qualità di solista, in orchestra e con diverse formazioni da camera. Ha partecipato al Reate Festival di Rieti, al festival “Federico Cesi” di Todi, al festival di San Leo (Rimini), alla rassegna “Grande Musica in chiesa” di Roma, alla rassegna “Concerti e Palazzi” di Roma, al concerto per la Beatificazione di Giovanni Paolo II, al Festival Internazionale di Orchestre Giovanili della Fondazione William Walton di Ischia. Ha suonato con artisti di caratura internazionale quali Uto Ughi, Alessio Allegrini, Luigi de Filippi. E’ stato diretto dai direttori Will Humburg, Francesco Lanzillotta, Bruno Aprea, Nicola Samale, Nicola Paszkowski, Lior Shambadal, Carlo Rizzari, Karl Martin, M. Pradella, Alessio Allegrini, Marco Frisina, Fulvio Creux, Josè Maria Sciutto, Bruno Campanella, Marco Angius. Ha collaborato con numerose orchestre, tra le principali la Roma Tre Orchestra, l’Ensemble Novecento dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, la Caravaggio Orchestra, l’Orchestra Giovanile di Roma, l’Orchestra Giovanile del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, la JuniOrchestra, l’Orchestra FAO Staff Coop. Ha suonato nei più prestigiosi teatri ed auditori tra i quali il teatro dell’Opera di Roma, il Teatro Ventidio Basso di Ascoli, il Teatro Nazionale di Roma, l’Auditorium Parco della Musica e l’Auditorium Conciliazione, il Teatro Traiano di Civitavecchia, il Teatro Comunale di Todi, il Parlamento Europeo di Strasburgo, le Terme di Caracalla, il Teatro Romano di Ostia Antica, il Teatro Flavio Vespasiano di Rieti ed eseguito opere quali La Vedova Allegra di Lehar, Così Fan Tutte di Mozart, la Cavalleria Rusticana di P. Mascagni e La Traviata di G. Verdi. Dal 2011 collabora in qualità di primo oboe/corno inglese con le orchestre delle classi di Direzione d’Orchestra del Conservatorio di Musica “L. Refice” di Frosinone e del Conservatorio di Musica “S. Cecilia” di Roma. E’ docente di Oboe presso l’Istituto Comprensivo Luca Ghini e il Liceo Musicale “Giordano Bruno” di Roma. Nel 2013 ha ottenuto l’idoneità al concorso pubblico, per esami, per l’attribuzione di un posto di Corno inglese con l’obbligo dell’oboe per la Banda dell’Arma dei Carabinieri.


  • BASSOON – BEATRICE BAIOCCO (July 23 – July 29)
    Languages: Italian, English,

    Beatrice Baiocco Italy

    • Licei "F. Angeloni", Terni

    Beatrice Baiocco

    Beatrice Baiocco ha svolto i suoi studi musicali presso l’ISSM “G. Briccialdi” di Terni conseguendo il diploma nell’ A.A. 2010-2011 e presso il conservatorio “F. Morlacchi” di Perugia dove nel 2014 consegue la Laurea di Biennio Sperimentale di secondo livello con il massimo dei voti.
    Si perfeziona col M° Eliseo Smordoni, col M° Valentino Zucchiatti e con il M° Francesco Bossone presso l’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia.
    Ha effettuato concerti con numerose Orchestre Sinfoniche, sotto la guida di illusrti direttori tra cui L. Shambadal, N. Samale, C. Palleschi suonando in luoghi e Festival prestigiosi quali Parco della Musica, Auditorium Conciliazione, Ravenna Festival, Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto.
    Nel 2012 è selezionata per l’Orchestra Giovanile del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma diretta dal M° Nicola Paszkowski esibendosi quindi presso le Terme di Caracalla di Roma, il Teatro Romano di Ostia Antica (RM),il Royal Opera House di Muscat (Oman), Palazzo Montecitorio di Roma in diretta televisiva su RAI5, e festival quali “Ravello Festival” e “Reate Festival”.
    Nel 2013 si esibisce nell’ensemble dello spettacolo teatrale del 56° Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto “Il Decalogo – parte I” con la regia di S. Alleva e musiche originali di A. Bruzzese.
    Nel biennio 2015 – 2016 vince l’audizione presso l’Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, collabora quindi con direttori J. Tate, J. Axelrod, J. Valcuha, D. Gatti ed effettua, tra l’altro, concerti presso il Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, l’Auditorium A. Toscanini di Torino ed Il Parco della Musica di Roma; e presso il Festival dei due Mondi di Spoleto – 58° edizione, Ravello Festival, Festival MiTo.
    Nel 2016 partecipa all’attività dell ‘Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia – sezione Education.
    Nel 2017 consegue l’idoneità presso il Teatro alla Scala di Milano e l’Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano.
    Attualmente collabora con l’Orchestra Camerata Strumentale di Prato, l’Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, l’Orchestra da Camera di Perugia, l’Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina e l’ Orchestra Filarmonica di Civitavecchia, con la quale si è esibita anche come solista.
    E’ membro dell’Orchestra L. Cherubini di Riccardo Muti.


  • BASSOON – FRANCESCO BOSSONE (July 26 – July 29)
    Languages: Italian, English,

    Francesco Bossone Italy

    • Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

    Francesco Bossone

    Principal Bassoon of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia since 1985, he has played in this role with Maestro Claudio Abbado in the Orchestra Mozart and in the Lucerna Festival Orchestra, with the Human Rights Orchestra, with the Orchestra da Camera di Mantova and the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala. He was invited by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and he has collaborated with Maestro Lorin Maazel and the Simphonica Toscanini in Italy and in several international tours.
    He is engaged in an intense program of concert in Italy and all over the world, both as a soloist and in very important chamber groups.
    In 1990 he took part in a concert at the Carnegie Hall organized by the New York Philarmonic Orchestra in memory of Leonard Bernstein.
    He was invited by Maestro Daniele Gatti to perform as First Bassoon with the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra in London. From 1996 to 1998 with the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra directed by Daniele Gatti, he took part in prestigious concerts and recordsing productions at the Royal Albert Hall, at the Barbican Center and at the BBC Proms in London. The Principals of the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra agreed unanimously with their permanent Director Daniele Gatti to appoint him First Bassoon Soloist.
    Among his numerous Solo performances: in February 2004 the Carl Maria von Weber Concerto in F major for Bassoon and Orchestra op. 75 in the 2003/2004 Symphonic Season of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia directed by Myung Whun Chung and in September 2004 the W. A. Mozart Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra K. 191 at the K Festival produced by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with the Orchestra directed by Thomas Netopil.
    He has a large repertoire for Principal Bassoon and Orchestra which includes Concertos of J. C. Bach, Boismortier, Danzi, Francais, Jolivet, Kozeluh, Hummel, W. A: Mozart, Muthel, Rossini, Rolla, Stamitz, Vivaldi, J. C. Vogel. C. M. von Weber.
    While teaching, he’s involved in numerous courses and masterclasses in Italy and abroad, among which, between 1997 and 2000 Woodwind Preparatory Courses for the Youth Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
    He teaches in the Annual Course of High Improvement of Bassoon at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

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    Languages: Italian, English,

    Stefano Berluti Italy

    • Accademia Musicale di Roma Capitale
      Scuola di Musica G. Verdi, Poggio Nativo (RI)

    Stefano Berluti

    Stefano Berluti nasce a Roma il 06/06/1992, inizia gli studi musicali a 5 anni sotto la guida del Padre, cornista. Spinto subito dalla passione per le percussioni viene seguito da vari insegnanti tra i quali i M° Di Giacomo, Bottoni, Cappelletto, fino all’ingresso al conservatorio dove studia percussioni con i M° Molinaro, Iannaccone ed infine G. Ruggeri. Abbandona lo studio delle percussioni dedicandosi al Corno Francese all’età di 19 anni, sempre seguito dal Padre, e ben presto nel conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma, sotto la guida del Maestro S. Mastrangelo. Nel 2011 e 2012 crea l’orchestra di fiati “Amici Tra Le Bande”, un gruppo di 60 giovani musicisti, con i quali affronta partiture e trascrizioni del calibro dell’Overture 1812 di P.I. Tchaikovsky, Pini di Roma di O. Respighi e altre varie composizioni originali in qualità di Direttore. Fondatore di Ensemble cameristici, come il PENTELIOS QUINTET e SABINA CINEMA BRASS con i quali si esibisce in prestigiose sale e teatri della capitale come Palazzo VENEZIA, l’auditorium Parco della Musica, l’aula Magna del rettorato dell’università La Sapienza, esibendosi in stagione per la IUC, nei Musei Capitolini, nella Sala Accademica del Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma, dove spesso si è esibito da solista, eseguendo i 4 concerti di W. A. Mozart per corno, e sotto la guida del M° Giuseppe Lanzetta la Sinfonia Concertante. Il Festival Un Organo Per Roma, lo vede solista nell’interpretazione della “Missa Muta” di B. Krol per Corno e Organo. Ma oltre alle performance solistiche, collabora con numerose orchestre a Roma, nel Lazio e in tutta Italia che gli hanno permesso di suonare con grandi direttori d’orchestra tra i quali J. Webb, L. Piovano, C. Boccadoro, D. Harding, G. Sollima, A. Lounquich, P. De Maria, S. Accardo, T. Battista, J. De Haan, L. Pusceddu, Somadossi, D. Belardinelli, N. Piovani, F. Ferran, G. Lanzetta con il quale esegue Mozart come solista e il Konzertstuk per 4 corni e orchestra di R. Schumann con l’orchestra Toscana Classica, R. Muratori con il quale esegue come 1°corno solista il concerto per 4 corni organo e orchestra di BOSSI, M. Pierobon, G.Cassone, B. Aprea, D. Renzetti e altri ancora. Anche nel campo della musica Jazz ha avuto esperienze con grandi Jazzisti come Franco e Dino Piana, E. Pieranunzi, Mario Corvini, Fernando Brusco, F. Cafiso, F. Bosso, partecipando inoltre ad un concerto commemorativo del M° A. Trovajoli come corno solista in big band. Ideatore inoltre insieme a S. Mastrangelo, di eventi come “Straussiana”, nel quale esegue il Concerto per corno n.2 di R. Strauss e “Le Piace Brahms?” dove si cimenta nel Trio per Corno, Violino e Pianoforte op. 40 di J. Brahms. Negli anni è stato più volte scelto come migliore allievo per rappresentare il conservatorio S.Cecilia di Roma, in Italia in varie occasioni istituzionali e all’estero come ad esempio a Beirut per il Festival Dei Cedri del Libano e a Panama in Sud America. Inoltre Partecipa e vince ad un bando di audizione per una borsa di studio di 3 mesi presso una prestigiosa università musicale giapponese nella città di Tokio. È insegnante di CORNO presso l’Accademia Musicale di Roma Capitale a Roma e insegnante di CORNO & OTTONI, nella scuola di musica G. Verdi di Poggio Nativo (RI).


    Languages: Italian

    Fabiola Battaglini Italy

    • Scuola Marconi Sacchetti Sassetti, Rieti

    Fabiola Battaglini

    Fabiola Battaglini nasce in un piccolo paese del Lago Trasimeno PG ai confini tra Umbria e Toscana il 26 Ottobre del 1969.

    Nel 1992 si diploma in Pianoforte sotto la guida del M° Enrico Cortese, presso il Connservatorio Statale di Musica “F.Morlacchi” di Perugia.
    In seguito ha frequentato, sempre presso il Conservatorio di Perugia, il Corso di Clavicembalo.
    Ha seguito Corsi di Perfezionamento per Pianoforte dei Maestri M.De Amicis, A.Ciccolini e G.Scotese; Corsi di Musica da Camera con Bo Price e F.Cassard.
    Ha suonato in numerose formazioni cameristiche prediligendo sempre il repertorio d’insieme collaborando come pianista accompagnatore a Saggi, Concorsi ed Esami.
    E’ stata M° Accompagnatore al Pianoforte dei Corsi di Perfezionamento dei Maestri V.Mariozzi,V.Vallini,E.Hurwitz.
    Nel 2001 intraprende lo studio degli Strumenti a Percussione presso L’Istituto Musicale Pareggiato “G.Briccialdi” di Terni Diplomandosi nel 2007 con ottimi voti sotto la guida del M° G.Saveri.
    Ha seguito un Corso di perfezionamento per Timpani con il M° A.Catone.

    Come Percussionista/Timpanista ha suonato e suona in molteplici formazioni, dal quartetto all’Orchestra passando dal repertorio Barocco a quello Moderno e Contemporaneo, eseguendo anche prime assolute di Compositori come A.Annunziata,C.Boccadoro,R.Vacca e De Rossi Re e M.Pani.
    Con l’Ensemble InCanto e Roma Sinfonietta sotto la guida del Dir.M° Fabio Maestri ha collaborato in molteplici produzioni Operistiche,Cameristiche e contemporanee in prestigiose Stagioni Musicali Italiane suonando anche ai Concerti in diretta dal Quirinale.

    Collabora da diversi anni con l’Orchestra della Cappella Musicale Papale di S.Francesco di Assisi con la quale nel 2016 ha Suonato a Salisburgo come Timpanista, Dir. Padre G.Magrino, per l’esecuzione della Prima dell’Opera “Salomè” per soli e coro scritta dal M°Magrino.

    Ha collaborato con i Tetraktis Percussioni,Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Umbria,Camerata del Titano di S.Marino,Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana.
    Da dieci anni collabora con l’Orchestra Spazio Musica – Genova per la produzione annuale di Opere Liriche durante i Corsi di Perfezionamento presso il teatro Mancinelli di Orvieto.
    Collabora regolarmente, anche con corpi Bandistici del territorio.

    Da sempre ha affiancato l’attività concertistica con quella didattica, insegnando nelle Scuole Comunali di Musica più Importanti dell’ Umbria ed in particolare presso la Scuola di Musica del Trasimeno dove ha insegnato anche Propedeutica Musicale, Teoria, Pianoforte e Percussioni.

    Dal 2010 al 2017 ha ricoperto l’incarico di Docente di Strumenti a Percussioni presso il Liceo Musicale “F.Angeloni” di terni mentre attualmente ricopre lo stesso incarico presso la Scuola Media-Musicale “Marconi-Sacchetti-Sassetti” di Rieti.


    Languages: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, English

    Themis Rocha Brazil


    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.


  • ANDREA DELGIUDICE (July 11 – July 30)
    Languages: English, Italian

    Andrea DelGiudice United States

    • Voice Faculty/Artistic Development Director

    Andrea DelGiudice

    “A voice of astonishing power and beauty.” Newcastle Journal, England.

    Andrea DelGiudice, has enjoyed a full career in Europe and the United States as a leading international soprano. Venues include the Scottish National Opera, Munich State Opera, Liege Opera, Opera Bonn, Edmonton Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, DiCapo Opera Theater and Arizona Opera. Her verismo roles include the Puccini and Verdi heroines alongside renowned artists such as Placido Domingo, Johan Botha, Sherill Milnes, Alexei Steblianko, and Nicola Martinucci.
    Andrea has been featured as a concert soloist at Boston’s Jordan Hall with some of Boston’s foremost instrumental soloists, Brockton Symphony Orchestra and WGBH’s “Morning Classics” in Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs and original works including Shema by composer Simon Sargon.

    Andrea’s diverse talents led to numerous international recording contracts in over 200 major films and animated features in Rome, Italy with Walt Disney/ Buena Vista, RAI television and Sundance Films.

    Ms. DelGiudice currently serves as Resident Artist Artistic Development Director at Dicapo Opera Theater in New York City; Artistic Advisor and Voice Faculty at the Narnia Arts Academy in Narni, Italy, and Voice Faculty at the Neighborhood Playhouse of the Theater in New York City.

    Private Studios are located in New York City and Boston.

    Andrea was Artistic Advisor and Voice Faculty at the Tuscia Opera Festival in Viterbo, Italy from 2009 – 2013.

    As Founder and Artistic Director, of Operatunity Outreach in Boston, Andrea developed a community conservatory Opera training program for musically merited children in need. Operatunity served nearly 20 different cities producing operas in after school programming integrating children and professional opera singers.

    Ms. DelGiudice is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and an accomplished pianist. She is fluent in Italian. College Faculty and Resident Artist appointments include Dean College, Salem State College, Stonehill College and Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts.

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  • TIMOTHY LEON (July 11 – July 30)
    Languages: English, Italian

    Timothy León United States

    • Voice Faculty / Assistant Conductor

    Timothy León

    Timothy León has been featured with such companies as Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pacific Chorale, Pacific Repertory Opera, Golden State Pops Orchestra, Nevada Opera Theater and in Europe with Opera Toscana, New Operafestival di Roma and Tuscia Operafestival.
    Mr. León is an uniquely diverse artist, equally adept as an operatic tenor, a conductor and a pianist. Until recently he specialized in Italian repertoire singing the leading roles in such operas as Norma, La Traviata, Don Giovanni, and Madama Butterfly. Mr. León’s recent engagements have included singing Tamino in Die Zauberflöte. and his first Wagnerian tenor role in Los Angeles Lyric Opera’s production of Die Feen.
    Maestro León conducts opera and concert music and his credits include Pagliacci and Suor Angelica for StageWorks Festival in Washington, D.C., Le Nozze di Figaro, La Traviata, Suor Angelica, La Boheme in Italy for Tuscia Operafestival, as well Stabat Mater of Pergolesi, andEsultate Jubilate of Mozart. He sustained a critical relationship as a singer, coach and conductor for both the Tuscia Operafestival and the International Lyric Academy of Rome and Viterbo for the past 14 years. His collaborative colleagues have included renowned singers Carol Neblett, Rod Gilfrey, Elizabeth Futral, Birgit Nilsson, Fedora Barbieri, and Giorgio Tozzi.
    Mr. León has served as Artistic Advisor and Conductor for Tuscia OperaFestival, Assistant Conductor for Pacific Opera Project, Assistant Conductor for the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival, Assistant Conductor for Pacific Repertory Opera, and is the newly appointed Assistant Conductor for the Narnia Festival in Italy. Future engagements include singing the role of Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos in the fall. He maintains private vocal studios in both Los Angeles and Denver.


  • MATTHEW SURAPINE (July 15 – July 30)
    Language: English

    Matthew Surapine United States


    Matthew Surapine

    Matthew Surapine, Tenor, has won acclaim across North America for the beauty and incisiveness of his singing and for his spirited stage portrayals. His performances of Hortensius in La Fille du Régiment led the Toronto Globe and Mail to laud his “brilliant timing, breezily free movement, and the spirit of Franklin Pangborn,” and the Charleston Post and Courier to proclaim that the accomplished young tenor “stole every scene he was in.”

    He has been welcomed in Opera Companies across the United States, as well as 10 years on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera company as a principal singer, as well as his tenure at the New York City Opera CO., first as a chorister and then joining the roster as a principal singer.

    Mr. Surapine’s favorite roles include Goro in Madama Butterfly, his most frequently requested role. Other highlights in his career include his debut with the Chautauqua Institute in Verdi’s Othello, in which he performed Cassio. Also in this versatile performers career include Curley in “of Mice and Men”, Gastone in La traviata, Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail Monostatos in “the Magic Flute” as well as Tamino in the same piece. King Kaspar in “amahl and the night visitors has always been a holiday favorite, as well as Baron Puck in Offenbach’s “La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein. Mr. Surapine was proud to co-star with James Earl Jones in the Lincoln Center debut of “Lincoln at Ease”, written by Peter Schickele, AKA PDQ Bach.

    Mr Surapine’s Musical Theater roles include Cocky in “the roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd”, Motel in “Fiddler on the Roof”, as well as performing alongside Rebecca Luker in “Brigadoon”, Lisa Vroman and Paul Sorvino in the Most Happy Fella where he performed the role of Giuseppe the Chef, appeared with Sally Ann Howes and Jean Stapleton in Cinderella. Mr. Surapine has collaborated with Jazz/Cabaret Icon David Lahm as well as composer and beatnik jazz elf, Bob Dorough. His teachers include(d) Kalmen Opperman, Carolyn Marcell, Dan Marek, as well as coaches Colin Romoff, James Gregory, Jane Steel and Nico Castel.


  • LORENZO PORZIO(July 15 – July 30)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Lorenzo Porzio Italy

    • Principal Conductor
    • Orchestra Filarmonica Città di Roma

    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”.

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  • YURI NAPOLI (July 11 – July 30)
    Languages: English, Italian

    Yuri Napoli Italy

    • Assistant Director

    Yuri Napoli

    A winner of the 2016 “Bewons Best Talent” as Best Actor, Yuri Napoli is an actor, writer and director.

    Born in Naples, he started his training in Italy and continued it in London and New York.
    In 2009 he funded “Imprenditori di Sogni”, a company with the goal of promoting culture and the arts.

    He worked for directors such as Silvio Muccino, Giuseppe Nuzzo, Sergio Basile and with actors like Francesco Montanari, Nicoletta Romanoff, Carla Signoris. He wrote and directed plays about Classic Music, Science and History.

    He directs two acting schools in Rome and many high school acting projects.

    He’s the artistic director of Gruppo Storico Romano.

    His activities continue in the fields of Cinema and Live Theatre.


  • PETER RANDSMAN (July 15 – July 30)
    Languages: English

    Peter Randsman United States

    • Randsman Artists Management

    Peter Randsman

    Peter Randsman “Randsman Artists Management” is proud to be responsible for the careers of over 50 internationally successful opera singers performing at esteemed Opera houses throughout the world including The Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Washington National Opera, LA Opera, La Scala, Milan, Vienna State Opera and The Liceu in Barcelona, In addition to his artists management company, Mr Randsman is in high demand for his extraordinary Master Classes, Career Consulting and role preparation. Recent companies include New York Opera Collaborative (where he currently serves as co -producer), Opera San Jose, Utah Festival Opera Company, Westchester Summer Vocal Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music, Dartmouth University for Opera North, Narnia Festival in Italy, Yeoryia Studios, DiCapo Opera Theatre, and New York Lyric Opera. Mr. Randsman also served as Artistic Director of National Grand Opera, at the Tillis Center for the Performing Arts at C.W. Post Campus in Long Island.

    Born in Long Beach, Long Island, NY, Mr. Randsman developed a gifted bass voice and fine dramatic skills. He graduated as a drama major from both Nassau Community College and Hofstra University. Broadway credits include singing the song, “Liza Liza” in a duet with film legend, Ruby Keeler, in a tribute to the Ziegfeld Follies. National Broadway tours include both operetta and Gilbert & Sullivan Productions including Kismet with Metropolitan Opera star, John Reardon and under the music direction of Evans Haile. Additional productions include appearances in the roles of Clifford Bradshaw in CABARET, Charlie in CHARLEY’S AUNT, Dick in DAMES AT SEA and Peter’s personal favorite role of Gabey in ON THE TOWN.

    In television and film, Mr. Randsman was chosen by Burger King to appear as the “The Whopper Boy” airing nationally for many years. Movies include, Brighton Beach, with Ruth Gordon and Lee Strassburg. On the opera scene, Mr. Randsman joined the New York City Opera chorus, where he performed in many Lincoln Center productions and a nationwide tour with The New York City Opera National Company. Additional performances include, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER telecast of Boito’s Mefistofeles starring Samuel Ramey, and conducted by Julius Rudel.

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  • AUDREY SAINT-GIL (July 15 – July 29)
    Languages: English

    Audrey Saint-Gil France

    • Guest Conductor / Coach

    Audrey Saint-Gil

    A native of France, Audrey Saint-Gil attended the Conservatoire National de Musique de Toulouse where she was awarded three first prizes with distinction in piano solo, chamber music, and vocal coaching. She continued her doctoral studies, in parallel with her solo piano career, at the Université de Toulouse and graduated with a PhD in Greek philosophy.
    Ms. Saint-Gil began her career at the Théâtre du Capitôle in Toulouse and her international career at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria under the direction of Bertrand de Billy. At the same time she was appointed Head Vocal Coach of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.
    She made her American debut as Assistant Conductor with Michigan Opera Theatre and has since been working with major opera houses such as Cincinnati Opera Festival, Ravinia Festival, Caramoor International Music Festival, Royal Opera House, Washington National Opera, New York City Opera and Los Angeles Opera under the direction of James Conlon and Plácido Domingo.
    Ms. Saint-Gil has been frequently invited to give master classes and is also the author of several books on French diction. She has served as a judge for several major vocal competitions including the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition at the Metropolitan Opera. She was also recently commissioned to write the film score for a documentary on James Salter by the Checkerboard Film Foundation.
    In addition to her continuing work as assistant conductor to Placido Domingo and James Conlon at Los Angeles Opera and her position as French opera specialist at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Ms Saint-Gil is also expanding into conducting projects of her own. 2017 saw her debut conducting Britten’s Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge in Montpellier, to be followed by Les Illuminations and works by Lilli Boulanger, with further engagements in France and USA.


    Languages: Italian, English

    Lorenzo Porzio Italy

    • Principal Conductor
    • Orchestra Filarmonica Città di Roma

    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”.

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    Languages: English

    Andrew Arceci United States

    • Director, Collegium Musicum; Wellesley College
      Director, Winchendon Music Festival

    Andrew Arceci

    Developing a varied career as performer, composer/arranger, and scholar, Andrew Arceci performs regularly on the viola da gamba (viol), violone, and double bass throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

    As viol soloist with orchestra, Arceci has performed historical and/or contemporary works with Oxford Baroque (UK), and numerous ensembles throughout the United States––the National Philharmonic, L’Académie, Cambridge Concentus, Les Bostonades, Juventas New Music Ensemble, and the New Juilliard Ensemble, giving the North American premiere of Elżbieta Sikora’s Canzona: for Viola da Gamba & Orchestra at New York’s Alice Tully Hall.

    He has given workshops at the University of Oxford (UK), the University of Cambridge (UK), the University of Edinburgh (UK), the Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan), and Burapha University (Thailand). Additionally, Arceci has presented at several musicology conferences–– I Encontro Ibero-Americano de Jovens Musicólogos (Portugal), Music & the Seicento (UK), and the Royal Musical Association (UK). Arceci recently contributed to the BBC-One drama series Silent Witness , working with BAFTA-nominated composer Sheridan Tongue.

    Represented by Jarvis-Lundt.



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


    • 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


    • 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 18 to July 29 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 30 euros per week.



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.


All payments must be submitted in Euros.

  • A non-refundable application fee of € 130 is due by June 1st, 2018. This fee will be refunded only if a course will not be activated due to an insufficient number of students.
    Application fee for the violin course with Monica Bonanno, the oboe course with Andrea Costa, the bassoon course with Beatrice Baiocco, and the percussion course with Fabiola Battaglini € 80.
    Application fee for the bassoon course with Francesco Bossone € 100.
  • A tuition fee of – see below for each course – is due by July 1st, 2018.

Payments will be accepted until July 12, 2018, assuming spots are still available.

It is possible to participate in a single course as an auditor paying an application fee of € 130 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 and orchestra coaching.
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 16 – July 29): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • PIANO and MUSICAL THEATER – Renée Guerrero (July 11 – July 21): € 400
  • CLASSICAL GUITAR – Massimo Delle Cese (July 16 – July 22): € 200
  • CLASSICAL GUITAR – Umberto Realino (July 23 – July 29): package all inclusive with lodging and meals, airport pick up, and tutor € 640
  • CLASSICAL GUITAR, BRASILIAN GUITAR, CHORO & BOSSA NOVA – Gianluca Persichetti (July 23 – July 29): € 200
  • CLASSICAL GUITAR – Carlo Biancalana (July 23 – July 29): € 200
  • VIOLIN – Khullip Jeung (July 15 – July 29): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • VIOLIN – Nadezda Tokareva (July 15 – July 29): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • VIOLIN – Joseph Gold (July 15 – July 29): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • VIOLIN – Jisun Kang (July 15 – July 29): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • VIOLIN – Alessandro Asciolla (July 16 – July 29): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • VIOLIN – Carlo Maria Parazzoli (July 23 – July 29): € 200
  • VIOLIN – Paolo Piomboni (July 23 – July 29): € 200
  • VIOLIN – Rodolfo Bonucci (July 23 – July 29): € 200
  • VIOLIN & STRING QUARTET – Aldo Campagnari (July 24 – July 29): € 200
  • VIOLIN – Monica Bonanno (July 23 – July 29): € 120 (application fee € 80)
  • VIOLA – Luca Sanzò (July 23 – July 29): € 200
  • VIOLA/JUNIOR CHAMBER MUSIC – Alexia DelGiudice Bigari (July 23 – July 29): € 200
  • CELLO – Andrea Noferini (July 23 – July 29): € 200
  • CELLO – Diego Romano (July 23 – July 29): € 200
  • CELLO – Marit Sjödin (July 23 – July 29): € 200
  • CELLO – Roberto Boarini (July 23 – July 29): € 200
  • DOUBLE BASS – Antonio Sciancalepore (July 13 – July 20 and July 27-July 29): up to 5 days € 40 per day, week July 13-20 € 200, July 27-29 € 120 (application fee for the course July 27-29 is € 80)
  • FLUTE – Valerio Fasoli (July 23 – July 29): € 200
  • FLUTE – Calogero Giallanza (July 23 – July 29): € 200
  • CLARINET – Per Johansson (July 23 – July 29): € 200
  • CLARINET and CHAMBER MUSIC WITH CLARINET – Andrea Massimo Grassi (July 23 – July 22): € 200
  • OBOE – Andrea Costa (July 23 – 29): € 160 – includes orchestra program (application € 80)
  • BASSOON – Francesco Bossone (July 26 – 29): € 190 – includes orchestra program (application € 100)
  • BASSOON – Beatrice Baiocco (July 23 – 29): € 160 – includes orchestra program (application € 80)
  • FRENCH HORN and BRASSES – Stefano Berluti (July 23 – 29): € 240 – includes orchestra program
  • PERCUSSION – Fabiola Battaglini (July 23 – July 29): € 120 (application fee € 80)
  • BRAZILIAN VOCAL COURSE – Themis Rocha (July 23 – July 29): € 200
  • WORKSHOP OF MUSIC HISTORY, HARMONY, ANALYSIS OF MUSICAL CONTENTS and STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS, SOLFEGE – Lorenzo Porzio (July 15 – July 29): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • BAROQUE PRACTICE – Andrew Arceci (July 15 – July 29): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks

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

SPECIAL MASTERCLASSES (application fee not required):

  • Andrea Massimo Grassi (Accademia Teatro alla Scala)
    – Come la conoscenza dei manoscritti di un autore può influenzare e indirizzare l’interpretazione musicale
    – Riferimenti bibliografici riguardanti il clarinetto: la storia, il repertorio, l’interpretazione delle opere per clarinetto
    : € 30 if not enrolled in the clarinet course

Tuition fee includes:

  • Lessons, coaching, master-classes, lectures and participation in live performances
  • Accompanists
  • 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.


Deadline: June 1, 2018
Applications will be accepted until July 12, if spots are still available.

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

  • Application form Download the application form
  • Photocopy of an ID
  • Parent’s authorization if the student is a minor Download the Parent’s Authorization Form
  • Short resumé
  • Repertoire student wishes to study at the Narnia Festival
  • An unedited CD, DVD or youtube link with a recording of 2 concert pieces of different style not to exceed 10 minutes (not necessary if the applicant is already a student of one of our faculty members)
  • Application fee of 130 euros (or 80 euros where specified). Please attach a copy of the bank transfer’s receipt.
  • Beneficiary: NARNIA ARTS ACADEMY
  • Account Number: 2000 405
  • Iban: IT32 B062 2014 4060 0000 2000 405
  • Swift (BIC): BPBAITR1
  • 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 €8, €11 and €15 each can be purchased exclusively at the Narnia Arts Academy office (cash only).

It is necessary to book the meals option at the time of application checking the related box on the application form.

  • Pre Fix Menu (€8 exclusively at La Taverna dell’Aquila Nera) includes:
    • First course
    • Second course with vegetable
    • Bread
    • Water
  • Pizza (€8 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 (€15 exclusively at La Loggia, Fondaco, I Ghibellini, La Bottega del Giullare) 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

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.


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

  • Spacious and comfortable rooms with six/eight beds with private bathroom, inside or outside the room: €26 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, or they can rent a set for €3.
Tourist tax to be paid directly at the lodging facility.


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 weekly, with a change of bed linens. Breakfast not included.

  • room typeprice per person
  • Single €54.00
  • Double€38.00
  • Triple€35.00


Via del Campanile, 4 – Narni
Tel. (+39) 0744.717134 – Cell. (+39) 345 6488160 –

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: €76
    two occupants: €39 per person
    three occupants: €36 per person
    four occupants: €29 per person
    five occupants: €28 per person
  • ROOM 2
    equipped with: 2 single beds, possibility of adding 1 single bed in living room
    single occupancy: €56
    two occupants: €36 per person
    three occupants: €35 per person
  • ROOM 3
    equipped with: 1 double bed, possibility of adding 1 single bed in living room
    single occupancy: €56
    two occupants: €36 per person
    three occupants: €35 per person
  • ROOM 4
    equipped with: 1 double bed in loft + 1 double bed in living room
    single occupancy: €76
    two occupants: €39 per person
    three occupants: €36 per person
    four occupants: €29 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: €91
    two occupants: €59 per person
    three occupants: €41 per person
    four occupants: €36 per person
    five occupants: €30 per person
  • ROOM 6
    equipped with: 2 single beds
    single occupancy: €56
    two occupants: €36 per person
  • ROOM 7
    equipped with: 2 single beds
    single occupancy: €56
    two occupants: €36 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: €76
    two occupants: €39 per person
    three occupants: €36 per person
    four occupants: €29 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: €76
    two occupants: €39 per person
    three occupants: €36 per person
    four occupants: €29 per person


Vicolo del Comune, 4 – Narni
Tel. (+39) 0744.726843 – (+39) 0744 726844 –

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 €56
  • Double€39
  • Triple€34
  • Quadruple€27

TORRE PALOMBARA Dimora storica XV-XVI sec.

Strada della Cantinetta, 3 05035 Narni (Tr)
Tel +39 0744744617 – Fax +39 0744090173 –

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).


S.P. Maratta Bassa, 61 – Narni
Tel. (+39) 0744 750304 – Fax (+39) 0744 751014 –

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 Albornos 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 quite.

  • room typeprice per person
  • Single €76
  • Double €46
  • Triple €35
  • Quadruple €28

Distance from Narni main square: 9 km.

Fattoria La Collina Incantata

Strada dei Colli, 17 – 05035 Narni (TR)
Tel. 0744 750304 – –

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 €62
  • double €37
  • triple €331
  • quadruple €27
  • quintuple and sestuple €23

Distance from the main square in Narni: 9 km


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)


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

Reach Narni

  • Programs July 15 – July 22: Participants are suggested to arrive on July 15
    (lessons will start on July 16 in the morning) and leave on July 23 in the morning
  • Programs July 23 – July 29: Participants are suggested to arrive on July 23 in the morning
    (lessons will start on July 23 in the morning) and leave on July 30 in the morning
  • Programs July 15 – July 29: Participants are suggested to arrive on July 15
    (lessons will start on July 16 in the morning) and leave on July 30 in the morning

The final concert of the Narnia Festival will take place on July 29 at 9.30 pm. All students will participate. Therefore, it is recommended to leave Narni on July 30.

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 €20 each way. This offer is for all students, parents and chaperons.

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 11, approximate time of departure between 1.00pm and 2.00pm (participants with flights arriving after 1pm will be responsible for their own transportation to Narni)
  • July 15, approximate time of departure between 1.00pm and 2.00pm (participants with flights arriving after 1pm will be responsible for their own transportation to Narni)
  • July 23, approximate time of departure between 8.00am and 10.00am (participants with flights arriving after 9am will be responsible for their own transportation to Narni)

Bus from Narni to the Rome Fiumicino Airport

  • July 23, approximate time of departure between 5.30am and 6.30am
  • July 30, approximate time of departure between 5.30am and 6.30am

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
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


  • 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.


  • 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 centre 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 30 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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