Olympic Games of Music

International Competition
Narni (TR), July 28, 2018

Narnia Arts Academy introduces the Olympic Games of Music International Competition open to young musicians of all nationalities and backgrounds. This competition is designed to promote the performing arts, focusing on the young talents and enrichment of their musical experience.

The fourth annual competition will take place in Narni, Italy, on Saturday, July 28, 2018 and it is open to the following instruments:

  • Piano
  • Strings (Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass)
  • Guitar
  • Voice
  • Brass/Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Chamber groups

Application deadline: July 22, 2018. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Contestants should download and fill out the application form (click here – application form – to download) and send it, together with a receipt of payment and copy of ID to:

  • Narnia Arts Academy
  • Via Cavour 3
  • 05100 Terni, Italy

Scanned application forms, receipt of payment and ID can be also emailed to: narniaartsacademy@gmail.com

Competition requirements and procedures:
Each contestant must present to the jury with the following:

  • Personal ID
  • Copy of the music scores they will be performing (except for the Composition Category).

All contestants can participate in a higher age group.

Transcriptions or simplifications of the standard repertoire will not be accepted.

Contestants will be heard in the alphabetical order starting from the letter picked by the jury.

Execution by memory in chamber music is not obligatory, but will be taken into consideration.


Narnia Arts Academy reserves the right to cancel any category in case there are not enough contestants. In case of cancellation, the participants will be warned in advance and the application fee will be returned.

Narnia Arts Academy does not assume any risk or damages arising from the activities of the competition participants.

Lodging and meals are the responsibility of the participants.

Competition Requirements:

  • Time limit will be strictly enforced. Those contestants, who exceed the time limit in their category, will be interrupted.
  • Auditions will be open to the public, however audience members will not be allowed in the hall during the voting procedure.
  • Entering and exiting the concert hall during the performances is strictly prohibited.
  • Any kind of video or audio recording during the competition performances is also strictly prohibited.

Narnia Arts Academy will provide an accompanist only to those contestants who made a requested on the competition application form. Contestants who wish to use Narnia Arts Academy’s accompanist should add €60.00 to their application fee, and should send or email the piano scores of the pieces to be performed. The scores should be received by July 20, 2018.

The competition application fee and/or the accompanist fee is non refundable, except in the event of cancellation of a category due to unforeseen circumstances.

Narnia Arts Academy will email the performance schedule by July 20, 2018.


Piano will have the following age categories:

  • category (age)time limit
  • A. up to age 13 (born in 2005 and after) 12 minutes
  • B. ages 14 – 18 (born between 2000 and 2004) 15 minutes
  • C. ages 19 and above (born in 1999 and before) 20 minutes

Each contestant is free to perform two or more contrasting works, but each age category should include one work that is from either the Baroque or Classical period, and one virtuosic work.

*Contestants in the piano category can compete for the additional “Cristiana Pegoraro Award”(€100.00). In order to compete for the Cristiana Pegoraro Award, contestants must perform one piece from the collection Children’s Songbook Vol. I and II (for category A) and Ithaka (for category B and C) by Cristiana Pegoraro. Music scores can be obtained on www.cristianapegoraro.com. Contestants competing for the Cristiana Pegoraro Award should specify it in the application form and will be allowed extra time to perform the work.

All contestants in this category will have the opportunity to try out the audition piano. Schedule will be made in advance.

The audition schedule will be published on our website.

String Instruments (Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass)

Strings will have the following age categories:

  • category (age)time limit
  • D. up to age 13 (born in 2005 and after) 12 minutes
  • E. ages 14 – 18 (born between 2000 and 2004) 15 minutes
  • F. ages 19 and above (born in 1999 and before) 20 minutes

Each contestant is free to perform two or more contrasting works of concert level repertoire, but each age category should include one work that is from the Baroque or Classical period, and one virtuosic work or one work with contrasting characters.


  • category (age)time limit
  • G. age 14 and above (born in 2004 and before) 12 minutes

Each contestant is free to perform two or more contrasting works of concert level repertoire, which should include one work from the Baroque period, and one virtuosic work.


  • category (age)time limit
  • H. 17 to 21 (born between 1997 and 2001) 12 minutes
  • I. ages 22 and up (born in 1996 and before) 15 minutes

Requirements for Category H: The contestants must prepare 2 works consisting of an “aria antica” or “art song” in Italian and an art or folk song in any language (including spirituals). Requirements for Category I: The contestants must prepare 3 works consisting of an “aria antica” in Italian, from the early period (17th-18th centuries), an art song in French, German, Spanish or Russian and an operatic aria in any language, from any of the periods from Handel through the classical, bel canto, romantic, and 20th century eras.


  • category (age)time limit
  • J. age 14 and above (born in 2004 and before) 12 minutes

Each contestant is free to perform two or more contrasting works of concert level repertoire. For flute: one work from the Baroque period, and one virtuosic work must be included.


  • category (age)time limit
  • M. age 14 and above (born in 2004 and before) 12 minutes

Contestants are free to perform concert level repertoire of their own choice.

Chamber Groups

  • category (age)time limit
  • N. up to age 13 (born in 2005 and after) 8 minutes
  • O. age 14 and above (born in 2004 and before) 12 minutes

Contestants are free to perform concert level repertoire of their own choice.


Prizes and Awards
Each Category will have Gold, Silver and Bronze Prize.

Each prize will receive the Diploma from Narnia Arts Academy International Competition.
Only the first prizewinners in the following categories will receive scholarships awards.

Scholarships are kindly offered by Giorgio De Lorenzi (Società Italia-Argentina – Victor Ukmar Scholarship) and by Renato Cipullo (Cipullo Designs).

Some categories may have special Narnia Arts Academy Awards.

All contestants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

The jury also reserves the right not to award all of the prizes.

  • category age scholarship award
  • A. piano up to age 13 *
  • B. piano ages 14-18 * €200.00
  • C. piano ages 19 and above * €250.00
  • D. strings up to age 13
  • E. strings ages 14-18 €200.00
  • F. strings ages 19 and above €200.00
  • G. guitar age 14 and above €150.00
  • H. voice ages 17-21 ** €200.00
  • I. voice ages 22 and above ** €250.00
  • J. brass age 14 and above €150.00
  • M. percussion age 14 and above €150.00
  • N. chamber groups up to age 13
  • O. chamber groups age 14 and above €150.00
  • * The Cristiana Pegoraro Award (€100.00) will be given to the best pianist performing one or more pieces from Cristiana Pegoraro collections: Children’s Songbook Vol I and II (for category A) and Ithaka (for category B and C).
  • ** Special awards could be given

Accommodations and Meals

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

Meals Conventions

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

  • La Taverna dell’Aquila Nera
  • Follie Bistrò
  • Ristorante La Loggia dei Priori
  • Taverna I Guardiani di Narni
  • Ristorante Il Fondaco
  • La Bottega del Giullare
  • Bar dei Priori.


Lunch/dinner coupons available at a special price of €4, €8, €11 and €14 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.

  • Light meal (€4 exclusively at Fondaco) includes:
    Large mixed salad – water
  • Light meal (€4 exclusively at Bar dei Priori) includes:
    Large mixed salad or pasta – water
  • Pre Fix Menu (€8 exclusively at La Taverna dell’Aquila Nera) includes:
    First course
    Second course with vegetable
  • Pizza (€8 exclusively at I Guardiani di Narni) includes:
    Water or soft drink
  • Buffet Meal (€8 exclusively at La Bottega del Giullare) includes:
  • One Course Meal (€11 exclusively at La Loggia, Fondaco, I Guardiani di Narni, Follie Bistrò, La Bottega del Giullare) includes:
    Choice of first course or second course with vegetable
  • Two Course Meal (€14 exclusively at La Loggia, Fondaco, I Guardiani di Narni, Follie Bistrò, La Bottega del Giullare) includes:
    Choice of two first courses
    Choice of two second courses with vegetables
    Choice of fruit, dessert or coffee

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 per studenti “Palazzo Barilatti”
  • Torre Palombara – Dimora storica
  • Hotel Terra Umbra

Le stanze del Giglio Apartments, Hotel La Loggia dei Priori, the Student House 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&B outside the historical center of Narni (some B&B have a swimming pool), ideal for families with cars. Please specify this request on the application form.

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

In order to book your lodging facility it is necessary to check the related boxes on the
application form. No need to call the hotel. Narnia Arts Academy will pass the bookings to the lodging facilities.

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

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

Accommodations must be paid before departure 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
info@ostellocentrosperanza.it – www.ostellocentrosperanza.it

  • Spacious room with four, five or six beds with private bathroom, inside or outside the room: €25 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. Internet: €3 for the whole stay.



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.

  • €33 per person per night in double or triple rooms.
  • €48 per night in single room.


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

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

  • 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: €33 per person
    five occupants: €28 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
info@loggiadeipriori.it – www.loggiadeipriori.it

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

  • Single room with buffet breakfast: €56
  • Double room with buffet breakfast: €39 a persona
  • Triple room with buffet breakfast: €34 a persona
  • Quadruple room with buffet breakfast: €27 a persona


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!

  • 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)

Breakfast included.

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
info@terraumbra.it – www.terraumbra.it

Situated on the outskirts of the mediaeval Umbrian town of Narni and set amongst 15 acres of parkland and surrounded by wooded hills, close to the imposing Rocca 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 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.

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

Breakfast included.

Distance from Narni main square: 9 km.


International Jury members will be comprised of musicians and professors of various musical conservatories and universities.

The following judges have given their availability:


    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 (www.narniaartsacademy.com) and Narnia Festival (www.narniafestival.com). The Academy and Festival received the President of Italy gold medal.

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

    More information on cristianapegoraro.com



    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”.

    More information on lorenzoporzio.it



    Tali Roth United States

    • The Juilliard School

    Tali Roth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More information on taliroth.com



    Khullip Jeung United States

    • The 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.



    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.



    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.



    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.

    More information on http://quartettoprometeo.com/



    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.

    More information on lucasanzo.com



    Diego Romano Italy

    • Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

    Diego Romano

    Diego Romano is the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome.

    He was born in Napoli in 1976.

    As a student of S. Altobelli, he obtained his Diploma with Honors from the Napoli Conservatory in 1997. In that same year he won the Sebetia-Ter prize, recognized as “a promising Italian cellist”.

    Diego has also taken lessons with F. M. Ormezowsky, M. Drobinsky,and M. Maisky at the Chigiana Academy, where he was assigned a scholarship and Diploma in 1995 and 1996.

    From 1996 to 1998 he was the Solo Cellist of The Italian Youth Orchestra at the Music School of Fiesole, where he took part in Cello and Chamber Music master classes with A. Baldovino, P. Farulli, A. Faja, the Trio di Trieste and M. Skampa, achieving his Diploma with full honors in 1998.

    In same year he earned a place in the Konzertklasse of T. Demenga at the Musikakademie der Stadt Basel (CH), getting his Solistendiplom with full honors in 2001. During this time he performed the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Basel Symphony Orchestra under the direction of J. Henneberger. For this project he was awarded a Scholarship by the City of Napoli for being “a uniquely talented Italian student”.

    In 2000, C. Abbado chose him to be the Solo Cellist of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, where he played for the next two years, taking Cello and Chamber music lessons from G. Rivinius, W. Boettcher,and W. Schultz.

    In 2001 he was awarded the E. Contestabile Scholarship at the Chigiana Academy, where he was a student of M. Brunello’s,  and continued to study with him for two years thereafter, at the Romanini Academy in Brescia.

    He was the winner of the following competitions: Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome (Second Assistant Principal Cellist in 2001 and Assistant Principal Cellist in 2007), City of Aversa, International Summer of Portogruaro, City of Pozzuoli, City of Modena, City of Napoli, and the City of Vittorio Veneto.

    He collaborated as Solo Cellist with RAI National Symphony Orchestra and continues to cooperate, with the same role, with the Teatro Regio of Torino Orchestra and the Stresa Festival Symphony Orchestra.

    He has played under the baton of some of our most important conductors, including S. Ozawa, P. Boulez, M. W. Chung, K. Masur, G. Pretre, A. Pappano, R. Muti, G. Sinopoli, W. Sawallisch.

    Diego is also very active in chamber music. He is a founding member of The Stradivari Sextet and has played with such artists as Lang Lang, F. Ajo, M. Brunello, A. Pappano, M. Quarta, G. Carmignola, L. Defusco, F. Bartolomee, and K. Blacher.

    Diego plays on a cello made by the luthier Erminio Montefiori in Genova in 1860.



    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.

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



    Luca Cipriano Italy

    • Conservatorio Santa Cecilia

    Luca Cipriano

    Si diploma (nel 2004) e si laurea (nel 2008) in clarinetto col massimo dei voti e la lode presso il Conservatorio di Musica S. Cecilia di Roma sotto la guida del maestro Gaetano Russo e si specializza con Calogero Palermo, Alaine Billiard, Alessandro Carbonare, Ciro Scarponi. Sempre presso il Conservatorio S. Cecilia frequenta il corso di Didattica della Musica, conseguendo, nel 2011, l’abilitazione per l’insegnamento del clarinetto nella scuola media. Nel 2011 vince il Concorso per esami per la Cattedra di Clarinetto dei corsi pre-accademici presso il Conservatorio di Musica S. Cecilia di Roma, ove, dall’AA 2011/12, è docente.
    Dal 2012 è membro dell’Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta, nella quale ricopre il ruolo di primo clarinetto e con la quale si è esibito presso Istituzioni quali IUC (Istituzione Universitaria Concerti) – Aula Magna della Sapienza (Roma), Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma (G. Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, Marzo 2012), Palace of International Forums di Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Budapest, Irish Museum of Modern Art di Dublino.

    Prossimi sono i concerti a Los Angeles e New York con Ennio Morricone sul podio, e la tournee di 17 concerti in Cina con un gruppo cameristico dell’orchestra. Di rilievo sono le Esecuzioni della Sonatine e della Sinfonia per fiati di R. Strass, della Rhapsody in blue di Gershwin (come primo clarinetto), dell’ Ottetto per fiati di Stravinskji, etc.

    Nell’ambito della stagione cameristica dell’orchestra ha eseguito, in duo con il pianista Michelangelo Carbonara, l’impegnativa Sonata per clarinetto solista e pianoforte (derivata dal concerto per clarinetto e orchestra) di Marco Tutino, in presenza dell’autore. Dal 2009 è inoltre membro stabile (come clarinetto soprano, clarinetto piccolo e clarinetto basso) del PMCE (Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensamble) diretto da Tonino Battista, che svolge un’intensa attività concertistica in Italia e all’estero: Istituto italiano di Cultura a Parigi, Ravenna Festival, Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma, ecc. Nell’ambito della produzioni con il PMCE ha avuto la possibilità di conoscere personalmente compositori viventi come Steve Reich, Jacob TV, Peter Eotvos, Arvo Part e Sofia Gubaidulina. Di rilievo sono le esecuzioni di Kammerkonzert di G. Ligeti, Polifonica – Monodia – Ritmica di L. Nono, “Yellow Shark” – tributo a Frank Zappa (sempre come clarinetto basso), Arpege di F. Donatoni, City life e Tehillim di Steve Reich, Requiem di H. W. Henze (sempre come clarinetto soprano). Nell’ ambito di questo genere musicale numerose sono le collaborazioni con gli storici ensamble “Ars Ludi”, “Ready made” e “Alter Ego”. Dal 2003 è membro stabile della “Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti” di Napoli, con la quale ha svolto concerti all’ Auditorium RAI di Napoli, all’ Auditorium Parco della musica di Roma, all’ Auditorium YMCA di Gerusalemme (Israele), al Teatrino di Corte dell’ Ermitage di San Pietroburgo, al “Galina Vishnevkaya Opera Center” di Mosca (Russia), alla “Forbidden City Hall” di Pechino (Cina).

    È stato invitato dalla stessa orchestra come solista per l’esecuzione del concerto per clarinetto e orchestra di Carl Nielsen, eseguito con grande successo di pubblico e critica nel novembre 2008 all’ Auditorium della RAI di Napoli nell’ ambito della stagione 2008/09 della stessa orchestra. Nel ruolo di primo clarinetto prende parte all’ incisione di un CD con musiche di C. Carrara per l’etichetta Stradivarius: questo lavoro discografico è stato promosso nel 2009 con concerti in varie città italiane tra le quali Napoli, Roma, Vicenza. Di rilievo sono le esecuzioni della Serenata di Dvorak e della Serenata Gran Partita di Mozart (come primo clarinetto). Inoltre ha collaborato e collabora in varie orchestre quali l’ Orchestra del Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma e Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, dove, nel settembre 2012, è secondo idoneo al Concorso di primo clarinetto.

    È primo clarinetto dell’Orchestra della classe di Direzione del Conservatorio S. Cecilia di Roma, con la quale nel maggio del 2011 esegue il Concerto K622 per Clarinetto e Orchestra di W. A. Mozart. Ha collaborato e collabora con direttori quali Zoltan Petsko. Yoram David, Cristopher Franklin, Franco Mannino, Leopold Hager, Marco Angius, Jonathan Stockhammer, Dario Lucantoni, Bruno Aprea, Flavio Emilio Scogna, Tonino Battista, Ennio Morricone, Karl Martin e con solisti quali José Carreras, Stefano di Battista, Javier Girotto, Noa, Franco Medori. Ines Salazar, Francoise Tiollier, Roberto Cominati.

    È primo clarinetto del quartetto di clarinetti “Cluster four”, fondato nel 2005, col quale ha partecipato a numerosi concorsi nazionali ed internazionali classificandosi costantemente ai primi posti, come il 2° premio all’undicesimo Concorso Nazionale “Luigi Nono” di Venaria Reale (To), il 2° premio, con primo non assegnato, al secondo Concorso Internazionale per Clarinetto “Saverio Mercadante” (Turi – BA), dove gli viene assegnato anche il premio “Victor de Sabata” con il brano “Concert Suite” da lui stesso composto, come migliore composizione del Novecento, 3° premio al concorso “F. Cilea” di Palmi, 1° premio assoluto al primo Concorso “Note di Roma” (Roma), dove il quartetto è invitato ad esibirsi in un concerto tenutosi presso l’ Auditorium della Conciliazione in Roma, 1° premio assoluto al concorso nazionale “Agimus”, ecc.

    È attivo anche nel campo jazzistico, soprattutto come commistione in altri generi musicali, specie all’ interno del progetto in duo con il Pianista Lucio Perotti, anch’egli membro del PMCE: improvvisazioni aperte su Bach e Fauré (Siciliana e Pavane), su Skrjabin (preludi), musiche di autori quali Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, ecc., oltre al repertorio originale per clarinetto e pianoforte, con particolare attenzione alle composizioni di autori contemporanei (C. Boccadoro, Jacob TV, ed altri).

    Si è cimentato anche nel campo della composizione ed arrangiamento (il suddetto brano “Concert Suite” è stato più volte eseguito in una versione per quartetto di clarinetti ed orchestra d’archi proprio grazie ad una collaborazione con la Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti).



    Andrea DelGiudice United States

    • Vocal Program Director/Voice Teacher

    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.

    More information on andreadelgiudice.com



    Marco Morgantini Italy


    Marco Morgantini

    Marco Morgantini inizia giovanissimo lo studio del pianoforte, sotto la guida di Carla Giudici presso il Conservatorio S. Cecilia di Roma. A sedici anni vince la borsa di studio del Corso Internazionale di Piano di Bruxelles, e frequenta le lezioni di Alfredo Speranza e Nelson Aquiles Delle Vigne-Fabbri. Al termine del corso viene selezionato, unico italiano, per il Concerto Finale. Mentre è ancora studente, esegue in concerto nella Sala Accademica del Conservatorio di Roma “Marionette” di Teresa Procaccini, per pianoforte a quattro mani, alla presenza di Luciano Berio.

    Si perfeziona con il pianista Francesco Martucci, diplomandosi con il massimo dei voti e la lode presso il Conservatorio S. Cecilia di Roma. Presso lo stesso Conservatorio si diploma poi brillantemente in Musica da Camera e in Didattica della Musica con il massimo dei voti. Nel frattempo nasce la passione e l’interesse per la musica contemporanea colta e decide di intraprendere lo studio della composizione.

    La sua prima composizione,”Abend”, su una lirica di Georg Trakl, viene selezionata dall’Università di Tor Vergata per una rassegna di musica contemporanea ed eseguita nell’auditorium dell’Università. Consegue il Diploma Accademico di Primo Livello con lode presso il Conservatorio di S. Cecilia, con la composizione “Trasmutazioni” segnalata al Concorso Internazionale Premio Valentino Bucchi.

    Il suo Quartetto d’Archi “Hypnos” viene selezionato per uno scambio culturale con il Dipartimento di Musica dell’Università di Edimburgo ed eseguito presso la Reid Hall Concert della stessa Università. Partecipa a Workshop tenuti da Luis De Pablo, Beat Furrer, e Mark Andre. Vince il Primo Premio al Concorso Internazionale per Chitarra Goffredo Petrassi, con la composizione “Sol Niger”.

    Nello stesso anno la composizione “Atra Soror” viene eseguita dal Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble (PMCE) diretto da Tonino Battista e la sua composizione “Scent of Vengeance” per Soli, Coro e Orchestra viene selezionata da Kulturvert ed eseguita ad Umeå. Ha conseguito il Biennio Specialistico in Composizione con lode presentando la composizione “Geheimnisvollen Formen der Zeit”. La composizione è stata eseguita all’Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma dal Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble diretto da Tonino Battista, nell’ambito della stagione dedicata alla musica colta contemporanea, vincendo il Premio Giannuzzi istituito in collaborazione con il Parco della Musica. Nel frattempo frequenta il corso di alto perfezionamento in Composizione presso l’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia con il Maestro Ivan Fedele. La sua composizione per arpa “Solve et Coagula” è stata commissionata da Nuova Consonanza ed eseguita nel 49° Festival di Nuova Consonanza dedicato a John Cage dall’arpista di fama internazionale Lucia Bova, alla quale il lavoro è dedicato. Si è inoltre sempre interessato anche al cinema, in particolare agli aspetti della percezione visiva e della percezione temporale, nell’ottica della riflessione filosofica aperta da Gilles Deleuze: ha all’attivo una pubblicazione sul cinema presso i tipi della Pamom, Nuova Italia, all’interno della Letteratura del Novecento di Giovanni Casoli.



    Sonya Delwaide Canada

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    Sonya Delwaide

    Sonya Delwaide is a choreographer and performer whose reputation has flourished within the United States and Canada for three decades. Her work has been favorably noticed by critics: she has been profiled in San Francisco Magazine, received a Bay Area Goldie Award (from the San Francisco Bay Guardian), was named in the 2001 Top 10 list from the San Francisco Chronicle and was in the Dance Magazine’s Top 25 people to watch in 2002. Although her choreographic development began within the New York post-modern dance scene, her regular involvement with ballet companies and her French-Canadian roots strongly influence her voice. The San Francisco Express wrote: “she seems to epitomize a postmodern fusion of the Balanchine/Cunningham aesthetic with the punk expressiveness of the ’80s-geometric clarity and a ruminating, personal, sexually prickly style”. Ms. Delwaide’s work is characterized by intense theatricality, a highly charged and imaginative movement vocabulary, and an ironic yet gentle fascination with the human condition.

    Ms. Delwaide was born in Québec, where she obtained her college diploma in Health Sciences and a 10th degree in Piano Performance from Laval University. Fascinated with dance, she earned an Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University (Toronto). With the help of the Canada Arts Council, she pursued her dance training in New York with such masters as Merce Cunningham, Jocelyn Lorenz, Larry Rhodes, Twyla Tharp, Mel Wong and Douglas Dunn. In 1981 she joined New York’s Mel Wong Dance Company as a principal member, and in 1986 she became a member of Desrosiers Dance Theatre in Toronto.

    Since 1981 her work has been produced in New York, San Francisco, Oakland. Philadelphia, Lille (France), Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Halifax, Montréal and throughout Québec. She has choreographed more than 80 pieces on companies such as Ottawa Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Diablo Ballet, Ballet Austin, L’Ecole Supérieure des Grands Ballets Canadiens and for the Fringe Festival in Philadelphia using the dancers of the Pennsylvania Ballet. She won the National Choreographic Competition sponsored by Hubbard Street 2 ( in 2000) and the 2006 New American Choreographic Talent, organized by Ballet Austin.

    Ms. Delwaide has also received commissions to create dances for theater, gala, fundraising events, and American television. In 1988 she was a recipient of a “Exploration Grant” from the Canada Council to create a “dance drama” that was presented and produced by the Poor Alex Theater in Toronto. Ms. Delwaide’s acting also expanded to television: she performed and choreographed in “War of the Worlds”, “Friday the 13th, The Series”, the music video “The Dream is Alive” and at the “Toronto Arts Awards” for a CBC special.

    In 1992 she co-founded the Compagnie de Danse L’Astragale based in Québec. For the following 7 years, she was Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer of L’Astragale and created 12 original works for this company. In 1996 she moved to California (Berkeley) where her work was immediately presented at San Francisco’s ODC Theater during SummerFest ’96 and in Oakland at Laney College, as part of the Bay Area Dance Series. Since then she has been co-produced by ODC Theater in their 2001, 1999 and 1998 programming, and was invited to perform “Départ”(for which she received an Isadora Duncan Award) at the10th anniversary season of San Francisco SummerFest 2001.

    Miss Delwaide has also received many commissions from independent artists and various dance companies, such as: AXIS Dance Company, Berkeley Ballet Theater, School of Performing Arts in Jacksonville, California State University in Hayward, Contra Costa Ballet. Through these companies her work has been seen throughout California, in Massachusetts, Florida, Washington State and at the Kennedy Center in Washington. This summer Berkeley Ballet Theater will be showing 3 of her works at the Tanzommer Festival in Austria.

    Ms. Delwaide received multiple awards from organizations such as the Irvine Foundation (Dancemakers’ Grant), Meet the Composer Grant (with AXIS Dance Company), The Canada Arts Council, Isadora Duncan Award (San Francisco),Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, Ministère des Affaires Culturelles du Québec, Ontario Arts Council, Fonds F.C.A.C. du Québec, Zellerbach Family Fund, the W. A. Gerbode Foundation (California) and a Sarlo Award for Teaching Excellence (Mills College). She was nominated for England’s Bonnie Bird Choreographic Fund in 1993 and for Canada’s Clifford E. Lee Award in 1992. Ms. Delwaide is a member of both ACTRA and l’Union des Artistes (Canada) and was once invited by the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec to be one of the jury on their panel.

    In the spring and summer of 2001, Ms Delwaide was acting as interim artistic director of Berkeley Ballet Theater. She is currently Professor of Dance at Mills College in Oakland, CA, where she served as Chair for 5 years. She has previously taught for Alvin Ailey Dance Company, ODC Theater, Shawl/Anderson Dance Center, Contra Costa Ballet, California State University in Hayward, National Ballet of Canada, L’Ecole Supérieure des Grands Ballets Canadiens, Cégep of Drummondville and many independent studios throughout Canada.


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  • A. piano up to age 13 € 60.00
  • B. piano ages 14-18 € 70.00
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