Junior Masterclass

From July 19 to August 1, 2021

 

Innovative play-educational initiative dedicated to children 6 years and up or beginners.
In collaboration with Accademia Romana di Musica.

Lorenzo Porzio Italy

  • Music Director and Coordinator Junior Masterclass
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Lorenzo Porzio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Narnia Festival and Narnia Arts Academy have been awarded the 2020 Medal of the President of the Republic of Italy 2020 for outstanding programming

COVID-19 POLICY:
We are pleased to announce that the Narnia Festival will take place as planned.
In the event we must cancel the festival before July 21, all tuition and deposits will be refunded. Bank transfer fees are not refundable.

  • July 19 – July 25, 2021 (with final concert on July 27 featuring “The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky)
  • July 26 – August 1, 2021 (with final concert on August 1 featuring “The Best Of”, a tribute to Narnia Festival’s 10th Anniversary)
…The Junior Masterclasses aim to teach children the beauty of ensemble playing, sharing, working towards a common goal, and trusting one another all in a fun and constructive way…Cristiana Pegoraro, Artistic Director

Course requirements

Age: Six years and up – The program is designed for kids or beginners.

Intruments: piano, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, guitar, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, percussion.

Level: basic

Under the patient and experienced guidance of highly qualified teachers, coming from major schools and international orchestras such as The Juilliard School in New York and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the kids will experience a week of single and group lessons, chamber music, and orchestra.

The Junior Orchestra is an early musical experience that will contribute to help the sense of rhythm, intonation and the ability to listen to each other and to discover the joy of playing together. The orchestra project is designed also for pianists and guitarists.

Teachers will evaluate the minimum level necessary to be inserted in the various chamber music groups. No previous experience is necessary for the orchestra project.

For the chamber music and orchestra repertoire, transcriptions and arrangements will be used. Participants will receive these scores via email before the beginning of the program to allow them to learn their parts before arriving in Narni.

Participants in the Junior Masterclasses will feature at the Narnia Festival final concert (The Best Of). The Junior Orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Lorenzo Porzio. Faculty members will participate in the orchestra. Special guest: pianist Cristiana Pegoraro.

Watch the video: Tchaikovsky Trepak – Narnia Festival Orchestra

 

Program

  • Single Lessons
  • Chamber music lessons
  • Orchestra rehearsals two hours in the afternoon
  • Group orchestra sections rehearsals

Lessons will take place daily.

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

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.

Students (except pianists) will have to bring their own music stand.

Practicing pianos and keyboards are available for pianists two hours every day.

The courses will be active only if the minimum number of applications will be reached.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served base until all the spots will be filled.

CHAPERON SERVICE: 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 with unaccompanied kids. The group will lodge at the hostel or at a designated hotel. A chaperon will accompany the group to all daily activities, to lunch and dinner, and will sleep at the hostel or at the designated hotel with the kids.

Example of activities with the chaperon:
The chaperon will meet the children for breakfast 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 their lodging facilities for the night.

Please contact us for further information.
The chaperon service has an additional cost of €50 per week.

Courses and Faculty

JULY 19 – JULY 25

  • PIANO: CRISTIANA PEGORARO

    Cristiana Pegoraro Italy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • PIANO, ORCHESTRA, CHAMBER MUSIC, SOLFEGE, HARMONY, MUSIC HISTORY AND ANALYSIS: LORENZO PORZIO

    Lorenzo Porzio Italy

    • Conductor, Composer, Pianist, Music Director Narnia Festival
    • Direttore stabile Orchestra Filarmonica Città di Roma
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    Lorenzo Porzio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • GUITAR: TALI ROTH (ONLINE)

    Tali Roth United States

    • The Juilliard School
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    Tali Roth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • VIOLIN: KHULLIP JEUNG

    Khullip Jeung United States

    • The Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music
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    Khullip Jeung

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

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  • VIOLIN: JISUN KANG

    Jisun Kang United States

    • Mannes College of Music
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    Jisun Kang

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

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

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

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

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  • VIOLIN: PAOLO PIOMBONI

    Paolo Piomboni Italy

    • Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
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    Paolo Piomboni

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • VIOLIN: ZENEBA BOWERS

    Zeneba Bowers United States

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    Zeneba Bowers

    Violinist Zeneba Bowers received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Eastman School of Music in the US. After serving as a concertmaster in the New World Symphony and in several European festivals (including the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy), Zeneba played for 20 years as the Assistant Principal Second Violin in the Nashville Symphony. She is also a Grammy-nominated producer in her role as founder and Artistic Director of Alias Chamber Ensemble, which commissioned dozens of new works and recorded four industry-acclaimed CDs. She has performed countless times on live national radio and TV throughout the US.
    In 2019 Zeneba quit her various jobs and moved to Italy with her husband (cellist Matt Walker), where the two organize and perform concerts and cultural events. During the coronavirus lockdown in Spring 2020, they performed a series of 62 concerts from their balcony which were broadcast on Facebook and into the town square. This “Buonasera Soriano” series presented a different piece each night, in diverse styles from Baroque Italian to modern blues and jazz. The duo and their concert series were featured in prominent newspaper and TV outlets in the US and in Italy, including CBS Sunday Morning and Il Messaggero. Later in 2020 they created the ensemble “Cari Musici”, performing in several locations throughout central Italy. The two also performed in several events at the Narnia Festival, including two featured concerts – a program of early Italian Baroque pieces, and a set of American country-blues music.

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  • CELLO: MATT WALKER

    Matt Walker United States

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    Matt Walker

    Cellist Matt Walker currently lives in Italy with his wife (violinist Zeneba Bowers), where the two have created a new life as concert performers/organizers, and also as travel writers and consultants through their business, Little Roads Europe.
    Prior to moving to Italy, Matt enjoyed 28 years of full-time orchestra work (with symphony orchestras in Nashville, Charleston, Jacksonville and others), chamber music performances (including the Grammy-nominated Alias Chamber Ensemble), composing and arranging, and playing on countless classical and pop recordings, including Chet Atkins, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, and Miley Cyrus to name just a few.
    Matt enjoyed 28 years of full-time orchestra work, chamber music performances, composing and arranging, and playing on countless classical and pop recordings, including Chet Atkins, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, and Miley Cyrus to name just a few.
    Matt and his wife played a series of 62 concerts from their balcony in Italy’s spring lockdown, a series that was featured in news media in Italy and the US, and on TV in “CBS Sunday Morning” in the US. When restrictions were lifted, he performed concerts in Umbria (including the Narnia Festival) and in Lazio with his newly formed group “Cari Musici”.
    Matt is also a guitarist, singer/songwriter, jazz bassist, a Grammy-nominated producer and performer, and a composer whose works have been recorded and performed across the US, in Italy and the UK, including by the famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma. His playing and his composing fuse classical training and form with “non-standard” jazz and blues styles.

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  • DOUBLE BASS: PIERO CARDARELLI

    Piero Cardarelli Italy

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    Piero Cardarelli

    Contrabbassista, compositore, arrangiatore, direttore d’orchestra.
    Ha studiato contrabbasso con il M°Franco Petracchi diplomandosi con il massimo dei voti, con il M°Bruno Aprea per la direzione d’orchestra.
    Conseguita laurea di secondo livello in Discipline Musicali presso il Conservatorio di Latina con la votazione di 110/110 e lode.
    Ha frequentato la Scuola di Musica di Fiesole per la specializzazione di Professore d’Orchestra, l’Accademia Stauffer di Cremona, il Campus Internazionale di Musica.
    Si affaccia fin da bambino sulla scena musicale con spiccata personalità.
    Musicista poliedrico, svolge fin dall’inizio della sua carriera un’intensa attività concertistica nel campo della musica jazz, classica, contemporanea.Tra il 1976 e il 1983 suona con molti jazzisti tra i quali Alvin Queen, Leo Mitchel, Chet Baker, George Masso, Massimo Urbani, Maurizio Giammarco, Mario Raia, Danilo Rea, Enrico Pieranunzi, Paolo Damiani, Roberto Gatto, Ettore Fioravanti, Giampaolo e Michele Ascolese, Ole Jorgensen, Picci Mazzei, Gegè Munari, LilianTerry, Puccio Sboto, Marcello Rosa, Al Corvin, Carlo Pes, Eddy Palermo, Gianni Oddi, Baldo Maestri, Gerardo Iacoucci, Patrizia Scascitelli, Dario Lapenna, Nicola Stilo, Alessandro Bonanno, Roberto Ciotti, Testaccio Blues Band, Roman New Orleans Jazz Band.
    Nel 1984 lavora presso il Teatro Regio di Torino. Dal 1984 al 1988 è stato docente di contrabbasso presso i conservatori di Frosinone e Cagliari.
    Nel 1985 viene chiamato come primo contrabbasso per suonare sotto la direzione del grande Herbert von Karajan nella Basilica di S.Pietro in Roma.
    Nel 1987 suona come solista con Gary Karr e Franco Petracchi, contrabbassisti di fama mondiale, in una importante tournée italiana suonando nelle più prestigiose istituzioni e fondazioni musicali.Dal 1985 inizia la collaborazione come contrabbassista con l’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia e dal 1989 ne ricopre il ruolo come vincitore di concorso. Nel 1991entra a far parte dell’orchestra da camera “I Filarmonici di Roma’’, già Orchestra da Camera di S.Cecilia, diretta dal violinista Uto Ughi dove attualmente suona come primo contrabbasso solista.
    Con i “Filarmonici di Roma” ha inciso vari CD e DVD di autori diversi, tra questi un DVD molto suggestivo “Le quattro stagioni’’di A.Vivaldi con la regia di Silvano Agosti.
    Ha fatto parte dell’Ensamble Orpheus di Roma, storico gruppo romano di musica barocca, con cui ha inciso un CD di Sonate di A.Vivaldi. Sempre in ambito della musica barocca, ha fondato l’Orchestra da Camera della Trinità dei Monti.
    Nel 1990 inizia una creativa collaborazione con il M°Rino Vernizzi, già primo fagotto solista dell’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia e importante personaggio della scena musicale internazionale, proponendo musiche da Bach fino al free jazz.
    Collabora abitualmente come primo contrabbasso nell’Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta.
    Con quest’ultima ha registrato buona parte delle colonne sonore del cinema italiano e internazionale collaborando con importanti compositori come E.Morricone, L.Bacalov, N.Piovani.
    Ha collaborato con il settore EDUCATION dell’Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia in qualità di tutor per la Juni Orchestra e come arrangiatore per un concerto alla Camera dei Deputati per il Natale 2010 (DVD) e in vari concerti per le scuole e negli ospedali romani.
    Ha tenuto corsi estivi di Contrabbasso classico e Laboratori di Musica Jazz per bambini presso l’Ass.Musicale G.Verdi della citta di Tolfa.
    Si dedica alla composizione, direzione e arrangiamento di musiche per il teatro.
    Importanti sono state le collaborazioni con Arnoldo Foà per STORIE DI TANGO portato in
    scena a Umbria Jazz 2006, Casino di Saint-Vincent e nei maggiori teatri di prosa italiani, con Enrico Montesano per BUON COMPLEANNO nel 2012 al Centrale Live del tennis di Roma e al Todi Festival. MERIMIA di Patrizia Bernardini ispirata alla vita di Alda Merini al teatro Ambra
    Garbatella nel 2013. Porta avanti vari progetti che spaziano dalla musica classica al jazz, tra questi MELODIES IN JAZZ CANTABILE basato su musiche originali e standard della tradizione jazzistica per “Jazz Combo”o “Strumento solista e orchestra di archi”, presentato con successo in vari festival, come il Festival Pontino di Musica, Festival delle Città Medioevali, Musica per Roma, Jazzitfest Cumiana (TO) e concerti jazz con grande accoglienza di pubblico.
    Da questo progetto è nato un CD presentato ad aprile 2016 nella trasmissione “BATTITI” di RAI Radio3 e a maggio dello stesso anno presso il Parco della Musica di Roma con passaggio sul TG2 nazionale.Nella lunga permanenza nell’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia, da cui è in pensione da ottobre 2017, ha suonato con i più grandi direttori d’orchestra e effettuato tournée in tutto il mondo, Asia, Oceania, Europa, Americhe, suonando nelle capitali e città più importanti del mondo come Vienna, Salisburgo, Berlino, Amburgo, Stoccarda, Hannover, Monaco di Baviera, Francoforte, Norimberga, Dresda, Londra, Parigi, Amsterdam, Mosca, San Pietroburgo, Bucarest, Atene, Istambul, Madrid, Barcellona, Bilbao, Granada, Lisbona, Oporto, Lucerna, Zurigo, Berna, Ginevra, Oslo, Copenaghen, Stoccolma, Sidney, Melbourn, Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Kioto, Seul, Pechino, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, SanPaolo, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Mumbai, New Dheli, Calcutta, Montreal,Toronto, Boston, New York solo per citare le più importanti.
    Ha registrato per DECCA, DDG, “EMI Classic” effettuando una grande produzione discografica. Sotto il profilo didattico è considerato tra i successori della grande scuola italiana contrabbassistica
    del M°Franco Petracchi. Ideatore creativo, nonché direttore artistico della rassegna “I Suoni del Lago…oltre il giardino” che si svolge a Sabaudia (LT) dove intorno a questa rassegna ha creato un orchestra d’archi I Suoni del Lago String Orchestra formata per lo più da ragazzi del territorio pontino.

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  • ACCORDION: SARIA CONVERTINO

    Saria Convertino Italy

    • Conservatorio Luca Marenzio, Brescia - Conservatorio Nino Rota, Monopoli
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    Saria Convertino

    «L’astro nascente della fisarmonica» (Alfredo Gasponi, Il Messaggero, 2010)

    Nasce a Mottola, terra delle gravine nella Murgia Pugliese, il 1° agosto 1987.
    Folgorata dal suono della fisarmonica, all’età di otto anni si avvicina alla musica per gioco. La sua versatilità in campo musicale la porta a interessarsi a diversi generi, dal popolare al varieté francese, dal classico al contemporaneo. Nel 2008 consegue il diploma in Fisarmonica con il massimo dei voti, lode e menzione d’onore al Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma sotto la guida di Pitocco, e nel 2011 completa il Biennio Specialistico con lode. Nel 2013 si laurea con lode e menzione al Biennio di Musica da Camera e nel 2015 si specializza al Master di II Livello in Interpretazione della Musica Contemporanea, con il massimo dei voti.
    Frequenta masterclass con Semionov, Murray, Hussong, Shishkin, Angelis, Rantanen, Pica, Melichar.
    É vincitrice della 56ma edizione della Coupe Mondiale a Sturovo, in Slovacchia (2003).
    Diversi sono i riconoscimenti ottenuti in concorsi nazionali e internazionali: Premio delle Arti 2011 con concerto premio al Ravello Festival nei Giardini di Villa Rufolo, primo premio assoluto al Concorso Nazionale Soroptimist International d’Italia Talenti per la musica 2009, secondo premio al TIM 2012, finalista al Concorso Rec&Play riceve come premio un concerto all’Accademia di Danimarca.
    Nel 2008 vince la Borsa di studio Premio Via Vittoria, assegnato ai cinque migliori allievi diplomati al Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma.
    Svolge un’intensa attività concertistica da solista in Italia e all’estero che la vede esibirsi in sedi prestigiose quali: Palazzo Montecitorio, Ambasciata d’Egitto, Aula Magna della Sapienza di Roma, Royal Academy di Londra, Accademia di Romania, Royal Academy di Copenaghen, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma, Teatro Olimpico, Teatro Eliseo, Macro, Parma Lirica, Sala Casella dell’ Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Sala Esedra nei Musei Capitolini al Campidoglio.
    Dal 2009 collabora in qualità di solista con diverse orchestre tra cui la Filarmonica di Benevento, l’Orchestra da Camera Benedetto Marcello e la Banda della Marina Militare Italiana diretta dal Maestro Capitano di Vascello Antonio Barbagallo.
    É stata protagonista di prime esecuzioni assolute tra le quali: Vagabonde Blu di Salvatore Sciarrino all’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Parigi, Simmu Acqua di Marco Betta, commissionata dall’Accademia Filarmonica Romana, con i Fratelli Mancuso al Teatro Argentina di Roma e Hymen di Karlheinz Stockausen per elettronica, musica concreta e solisti, presso i Giardini dell’Accademia Filarmonica.

    Attiva in ambito teatrale collabora come fisarmonicista per diversi spettacoli, tra cui: Pessoa in Rapsodia con Cosimo Cinieri all’Auditorium Parco della Musica e in seguito in diretta su Rai Radio3; La Guardiana del Faro con Nicola Piovani e Angela Pagano per la regia di Norma Martelli al Teatro dell’Angelo di Roma; Pasolini: Roma/Spagna, su testi di Pasolini con la compagnia Lombardi-Tiezzi; Mi chiamo forse Alì con Sandro Cappelletto al Teatro di Solomeo, una produzione di Brunello Cucinelli.
    La continua ricerca della bellezza la porta a intraprendere un nuovo sentiero, appassionandosi ai Cammini per l’Italia. Da questo profondo interesse matura il progetto di creare una musica itinerante che possa generare un legame col territorio.
    Attualmente è docente di Fisarmonica al Conservatorio Luca Marenzio di Brescia, nella sezione staccata di Darfo, e al Conservatorio Nino Rota di Monopoli.

    More information on http://http://www.sariaconvertino.co...

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  • PIANO CRISTIANA PEGORARO

    Cristiana Pegoraro Italy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More information on cristianapegoraro.com

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  • PIANO, ORCHESTRA, CHAMBER MUSIC, SOLFEGE, HARMONY, MUSIC HISTORY: LORENZO PORZIO

    Lorenzo Porzio Italy

    • Conductor, Composer, Pianist, Music Director Narnia Festival
    • Direttore stabile Orchestra Filarmonica Città di Roma
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    Lorenzo Porzio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More information on lorenzoporzio.it

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  • GUITAR: (CLASSICAL AND BRAZILIAN) GIANLUCA PERSICHETTI

    Gianluca Persichetti Italy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • GUITAR: CARLO BIANCALANA

    Carlo Biancalana Italy

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

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

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

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

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  • GUITAR: TALI ROTH (ONLINE)

    Tali Roth United States

    • The Juilliard School
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    Tali Roth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More information on taliroth.com

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  • VIOLIN: KHULLIP JEUNG (ONLINE)

    Khullip Jeung United States

    • The Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music
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    Khullip Jeung

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

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  • VIOLIN: JISUN KANG (ONLINE)

    Jisun Kang United States

    • Mannes College of Music
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    Jisun Kang

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

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

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

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

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  • VIOLIN: ZENEBA BOWERS

    Zeneba Bowers United States

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    Zeneba Bowers

    Violinist Zeneba Bowers received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Eastman School of Music in the US. After serving as a concertmaster in the New World Symphony and in several European festivals (including the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy), Zeneba played for 20 years as the Assistant Principal Second Violin in the Nashville Symphony. She is also a Grammy-nominated producer in her role as founder and Artistic Director of Alias Chamber Ensemble, which commissioned dozens of new works and recorded four industry-acclaimed CDs. She has performed countless times on live national radio and TV throughout the US.
    In 2019 Zeneba quit her various jobs and moved to Italy with her husband (cellist Matt Walker), where the two organize and perform concerts and cultural events. During the coronavirus lockdown in Spring 2020, they performed a series of 62 concerts from their balcony which were broadcast on Facebook and into the town square. This “Buonasera Soriano” series presented a different piece each night, in diverse styles from Baroque Italian to modern blues and jazz. The duo and their concert series were featured in prominent newspaper and TV outlets in the US and in Italy, including CBS Sunday Morning and Il Messaggero. Later in 2020 they created the ensemble “Cari Musici”, performing in several locations throughout central Italy. The two also performed in several events at the Narnia Festival, including two featured concerts – a program of early Italian Baroque pieces, and a set of American country-blues music.

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  • VIOLIN: RUGGERO MARCHESI

    Ruggero Marchesi Italy

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

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

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  • VIOLIN & QUARTET: DAVIDE SIMONELLI

    Davide Simonelli Italy

    • Quartetto Sivis; La Camerata Ducale di Parma
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    Davide Simonelli

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

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

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

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  • VIOLIN & VIOLA: ELEONORA BISACCIONI

    Eleonora Bisaccioni Italy

    • Scuola di musica "Concertino" di Narni
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    Eleonora Bisaccioni

    Inizia lo studio del violino presso la scuola musicale comunale a 7 anni e a 9 anni ottiene l’ammissione nell’Istituto “G. Briccialdi” di Terni nella classe del M°. Rodolfo Bonucci, con il quale studia fino al compimento inferiore (v.o.). Scopre in seguito la passione per la viola e ne inizia la pratica come autodidatta per poi fare nuovamente l’ammissione nell’Istituto “Briccialdi”, nella classe del M° Paola Emanuele, con la quale, nel 2007, consegue la Laurea specifica in Alta Formazione Artistico Musicale. Durante il corso di studi e successivamente al conseguimento del diploma in viola, ha frequentato lo stage di formazione orchestrale nei corsi estivi di ARPA (Associazione Regionale Per l’Educazione Musicale) svoltisi a Fontecchio; il corso di perfezionamento musicale in musica da camera con il M° Francesco Pepicelli e il M° Angelo Pepicelli. Ha inoltre partecipato al IV Corso Internazionale di Musica Medievale, indirizzo di danza, tenuto dal M° Veronique Daniels.
    Negli anni successivi ha collaborato con l’Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Istituto “Briccialdi” e con l’ensamble barocco dell’Istituto, l’Orchestra Sinfonica Narni Open Air, l’orchestra da camera di Viterbo “Le Metamorfosi Musicali” e la formazione “Belcanto Chamber Orchestra”. Collabora con l’Orchestra Sinfonica di Civitavecchia, l’orchestra “Talenti d’arte” e con vari gruppi di musica tradizionale locale. Durante gli anni di studio ha partecipato a diverse edizioni del Festival Transeuropéennes di Rouen (Francia), con la formazione da camera dell’Istituto Briccialdi, nel ruolo di prima viola. Insieme al Rieti Ensemble, ha registrato un disco con i brani dell’autore Marconicchio sotto il patrocinio della Regione Lazio e dell’Accademia Reatina dell’Arte. Nel 2016 ha suonato per “Piazza classica”, anteprima del festival delle nazioni di Città di Castello. Svolge attività di musicista, sia con il violino che con la viola, con varie formazioni da camera, dal duetto al quartetto. Subito dopo aver conseguito il diploma, nel 2007, fonda insieme al trombettista Fabrizio Antonelli e al pianista Andrea Francescangeli, il “trio Petillant” con il quale ha eseguito numerosi concerti e si è esibita anche al Festival Debussy 2013 a Joigny (Francia). Con la stessa formazione ha partecipato alla serata di apertura de “Le vie del cinema” di Narni (edizione 2017) accompagnando, con l’esecuzione dal vivo, il primo cortometraggio muto della storia del film italiano (“La presa di Roma” di Filoteo Alberini). Partecipazione che è proseguita anche negli anni successivi nei quali, sempre con il “trio Petillant”, è stata invitata ad aprire tutte le serate del festival. Ha fondato l’ensamble di musica antica e medievale “Obsequium” e la compagnia “Nova Carmina” con i quali si esibisce in costume storico e con strumenti antichi.
    Accanto all’attività professionale, ha sempre svolto attività didattica come insegnante di musica e di strumento in diverse realtà, statali e private. Nel 2013 ha fondato la scuola di musica “Concertino” nella quale, oltre a tenere corsi di strumento, segue anche la preparazione orchestrale dei ragazzi che si esibiscono in numerosi concerti durante l’anno.

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  • CELLO: MATT WALKER

    Matt Walker United States

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    Matt Walker

    Cellist Matt Walker currently lives in Italy with his wife (violinist Zeneba Bowers), where the two have created a new life as concert performers/organizers, and also as travel writers and consultants through their business, Little Roads Europe.
    Prior to moving to Italy, Matt enjoyed 28 years of full-time orchestra work (with symphony orchestras in Nashville, Charleston, Jacksonville and others), chamber music performances (including the Grammy-nominated Alias Chamber Ensemble), composing and arranging, and playing on countless classical and pop recordings, including Chet Atkins, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, and Miley Cyrus to name just a few.
    Matt enjoyed 28 years of full-time orchestra work, chamber music performances, composing and arranging, and playing on countless classical and pop recordings, including Chet Atkins, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, and Miley Cyrus to name just a few.
    Matt and his wife played a series of 62 concerts from their balcony in Italy’s spring lockdown, a series that was featured in news media in Italy and the US, and on TV in “CBS Sunday Morning” in the US. When restrictions were lifted, he performed concerts in Umbria (including the Narnia Festival) and in Lazio with his newly formed group “Cari Musici”.
    Matt is also a guitarist, singer/songwriter, jazz bassist, a Grammy-nominated producer and performer, and a composer whose works have been recorded and performed across the US, in Italy and the UK, including by the famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma. His playing and his composing fuse classical training and form with “non-standard” jazz and blues styles.

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  • FLUTE: CALOGERO GIALLANZA

    Calogero Giallanza Italy

    • Accademia Romana di Musica
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    Calogero Giallanza

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • FLUTE: ANDREA SALVI

    Andrea Salvi Italy

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

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

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

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

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  • CLARINET: MARCO BONFIGLI

    Marco Bonfigli Italy

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    Marco Bonfigli

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

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

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

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

     

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  • TRUMPET: FABRIZIO ANTONELLI

    Fabrizio Antonelli Italy

    • A.C.Concertino
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    Fabrizio Antonelli

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

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  • HARP: AUGUSTA GIRALDI

    Augusta Giraldi Italy

    • Collaboratrice Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
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    Augusta Giraldi

    Augusta Giraldi, nata nel 1979 a Roma, intraprende gli studi di arpa presso il Conservatorio di Musica di Roma “S. Cecilia” sotto la guida della Prof.ssa Ofelia Guglielmi e si diploma nel 1998 con il massimo dei voti, ottenendo il premio “Marcello Intendente” quale miglior diploma dell’anno. Prosegue i suoi studi con Judith Liber (Prima arpa della Israel Philarmonic), con Olga Mazzia (Prima arpa della Filarmonica e del Teatro alla Scala) e con Cinzia Maurizio (Prima arpa dell’Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia).
    Ha partecipato a Master Class tenute da Marie Pierre Langlamet (Prima Arpa dei Berliner Philarmoniker) e ha frequentato i corsi di specializzazione per professori d’orchestra dell’Accademia del Teatro alla Scala e della Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale di Saluzzo.
    Nel 2002 ha vinto il concorso d’ingresso al “Conservatoire Superieur de Musique” di Ginevra dove ha studiato con Catherine Eisenoffer.

    È stata premiata in diversi concorsi nazionali ed internazionali (Città d’Asti, Primo Premio; Città di Subiaco, Primo Premio assoluto “Victor Salvi”; Secondo Premio “Rovere d’Oro”, Terzo Premio “Anemos”di Roma).
    È risultata idonea per l’Orchestra Giovanile Italiana (1998), per l’Orchestra Giovanile Europea (2003) e per la Verbier Orchestra (2003).
    È stata Prima Arpa della Janacek Philarmonic Orchestra di Strasburgo diretta da J. L. Koenig. Con questa orchestra ha suonato al Festival Janacek di Hukvaldy (Repebblica Ceca), alla Konzerthaus di Berlino e al 29mo e 30mo Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano.
    Nel maggio del 2010 ha partecipato alla V^ edizione del “RIO HARP FEST” tenutosi nella città di Rio de Janeiro.

    Dal 2005 collabora stabilmente con l’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia (Direttore Principale Sir Antonio Pappano), partecipando a tutte le tournée in Italia, Europa, Estremo Oriente. Ha partecipato alla registrazione per la EMI di Compact Disc dedicati a Ottorino Respighi (Fontane e Pini di Roma, Direttore Antonio Pappano), Gioacchino Rossini (Guglielmo Tell e Petite Messe Solennelle, Direttore Antonio Pappano), Gustav Mahler (Sinfonia n°6, Direttore Antonio Pappano), Pietro Mascagni (Arie del Verismo, Tenore Jonas Kauffmann, Direttore Antonio Pappano), Giuseppe Verdi (Aida, Direttore Antonio Pappano), Leonard Bernstein (Le Tre Sinfonie, Direttore Antonio Pappano)

    È inoltre Professoressa di Arpa presso la Juniorchestra, progetto educativo rivolto ai bambini da sei anni in su dell’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia e coordinatrice ed insegnante dell’Ensemble di Arpe della Juniorchestra, ensemble nata nel 2011 in seno alla Juniorchestra e rivolta alla formazione strumentale e di musica da camera delle giovani Allieve. L’ensemble si è esibita già nelle stagioni dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia e Fondazione Musica per Roma.

    Collabora con diverse orchestre quali l’Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, l’Orchestra della Filarmonica del Teatro alla Scala, l’Orchestra della Suisse Romande, l’Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, l’Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo, l’Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, l’Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, l’Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, l’Orchestra “G. Verdi” di Milano, l’Orchestra du Festival Archipel di Ginevra, l’Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Umbria, l’Orchestra da Camera del Gonfalone, i Solisti di Perugia, l’Orchestra Stabile di Bergamo, l’Orchestra Regionale del Lazio,

    Dal 2004 al 2014 è stata Prima Arpa dell’Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma.
    Dal 2005 al 2011 ha collaborato stabilmente con l’Orchestra Regionale del Lazio diretta da Lu Ja come Prima Arpa.

    Dal 2005, collabora con l’Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta, partecipando a tutte le tournée dirette dal Maestro Ennio Morricone (Italia, Europa, Asia e Americhe) e alle registrazioni delle sue musiche da film.

    Ha suonato sotto la guida di importanti direttori quali A. Pappano, V. Giergev, L. Maazel, Z. Metha D. Barenboim, C. Dutoit, G. Pretre, Y. Nezet-Seguin, R. Ticciati, G. Dudamel, D. Gatti, W. Marshall, J. Conlon, R. F. de Bourgos, R. Muti, Y. Temirkanov, K. Ono, P. Steinberg, J. Tate, L. Ja, K. Nagano, D. Renzetti, K. Petrenko, J. Valchua, D. Harding,
    J. Hrusa, A. Gilbert.

    Ha collaborato con diversi ensemble da camera quali l’Ensemble Contemporaine di Ginevra diretto da J.J. Balet, l’Ensemble Garbarino, l’Ensemble del ‘900 diretto da G. Bernasconi.
    Collabora stabilmente con l’Ensemble Musica d’Oggi dove ha più volte ricoperto ruoli da solista.

    È stata membro dell’Orchestra da Camera Suono Italiano per l’Europa, progetto della Federazione CEMAT.

    Ha inciso in studio musiche del compositore Mario Pagotto (2004), musiche del Trio di Debussy per Flauto, Viola e Arpa (2005) e musiche per piccolo ensemble dedicato ad Astor Piazzolla (2008).
    Ha partecipato a diversi progetti che mirano all’inserimento dell’arpa in orchestra jazz suonando nella tournée italiana della cantante Dee Bridgewater e ad Umbria Jazz 2000 con la cantante Dianne Reeves.

    Dal 2012, collabora unica strumentista sul palco con l’attrice Ottavia Piccolo nello spettacolo “Donna non rieducabile”.

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  • DRUM SET & BRASILIAN PERCUSSION: STEFANO ROSSINI

    Stefano Rossini Italy

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

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

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

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Fees

APPLICATION FEE € 140 (non refundable – This fee will be refunded if a course will not be activated due to an insufficient number of students). Bank transfer deadline: June 15th.
– Application fee for the trumpet course (beginners) with Fabrizio Antonelli: € 90.

TUITION FEE FOR ONE WEEK € 200, FOR TWO WEEKS € 400 (includes daily single lessons, chamber music lessons, solfège).
– Tuition fee for the trumpet course (beginners) with Fabrizio Antonelli: € 120.

TUITION FEE FOR THE JUNIOR ORCHESTRA PROGRAM WITH MAESTRO LORENZO PORZIO (includes two-hour daily orchestra rehearsals, orchestra sections lessons, and final symphonic concert) Week July 27 – August 2 € 60 (includes orchestra parts, which will be sent by email).

TUITION FEE FOR LESSONS OF SOLFEGE AND MUSIC THEORY, HARMONY, MUSIC HISTORY, AND ANALYSIS WITH MAESTRO LORENZO PORZIO (customizable based on necessity and non in conflict with the schedule of instrumental lessons and orchestral rehearsals) PRICE MAY VARY BASED ON THE NUMBER OF LESSONS AND HOURS REQUESTED BY THE STUDENT. For info please contact Narnia Arts Academy.

TUITION FEE FOR THE BRAZILIAN MUSIC PROGRAM WITH THEMIS ROCHAS, GIANLUCA PERSICHETTI, CALOGERO GIALLANZA, STEFANO ROSSINI (includes one-hour daily rehearsals, final concert) Week July 27 – August 2 € 60 (free for participants of the courses by Rocha, Persichetti, Giallanza, Rossini).

Bank transfer deadline: July 1st. Payment can also be done upon arrival at the Narnia Arts Academy offices (cash only).

At the end of the program and at the discretion of the Narnia Arts Academy, scholarships might be given to the most talented students.

Application

Deadline: June 15, 2021
Applications will be accepted until July 19, if spots are still available.

The following material should be sent to the Artistic Director Cristiana Pegoraro
– via email (NarniaArtsAcademy@gmail.com)
– or via regular mail to
Narnia Arts Academy
Via Cavour, 3
05100 Terni – Italy

  • Application form – Click here to download the application form
  • Photocopy of an ID
  • Parent’s authorization if the student is a minor – Click here to download the Parent’s Authorization Form
  • Short resumé
  • Short audio/video recording (max 2 minutes. No need to be professional, smartphone quality is enough) to send via whatsapp at +39 335 433784 or via email to narniaartsacademy@gmail.com. The recording will help us understand the level of the student in order to place him/her in the right ensemble group. The recording is not necessary if the applicant is already a student of one of our faculty members.
  • Application fee of 140 euros or 90 euros where specified (non refundable – This fee will be refunded if a course will not be activated due to an insufficient number of students). Please attach a copy of the bank transfer’s receipt.

Methods of payment

Application fee via bank transfer by June 15th.
Tuition fee via bank transfer by July 10th or cash in euros at our offices upon arrival in Narni.

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

Narnia Arts Academy’s address is: Via Cavour 3 – 05100 Terni.
Please specify the student’s name, instrument and JUNIOR MASTERCLASSES on the bank transfer.

Accommodations and Meals

Narnia Arts Academy arranged special meals and lodging 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
  • Pub Arcomincio

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

  • Pre Fix Menu (€9 exclusively at La Taverna dell’Aquila Nera) includes:
    • First course
    • Second course with vegetable
    • Bread
    • Water
  • Pizza (€9 exclusively at Pub Arcomincio) includes:
    • Pizza
    • Water or soft drink
  • One Course Meal (€11 exclusively at La Loggia, Fondaco) includes:
    • Choice of first course or second course with vegetables
    • Coffee
    • Water
  • Two Course Meal (€16 exclusively at La Loggia, Fondaco) 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.

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 (not available in 2021)
  • Residence Palazzo Barilatti (sold out)
  • 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. For info, please contact Narnia Arts Academy. Email narniaartsacademy@gmail.com.

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

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

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

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

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

CITY OF NARNI TOURIST TAX:
From a minimum of €0,50 to a maximum of €2.00 per person per night, up to a maximum of 4 nights at the same lodging facility.
The tourist tax may vary accordingly to the lodging facility and the services offered.
The tourist tax should be paid at our offices.

IMPORTANT INFO: the Narnia Festival final concert featuring all students and teachers will take place on Sunday, August 1st, at 9.00pm. If you choose not to keep the room for the night of August 1st, the check out is required by 12noon of August 1st.

OSTELLO SANT’ANNA (not available in 2021)

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

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

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

PALAZZO BARILATTI (sold out)

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

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

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

LE STANZE DEL GIGLIO – APPARTAMENTI***

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

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

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

HOTEL LA LOGGIA DEI PRIORI***

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

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

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

TORRE PALOMBARA Dimora storica XV-XVI sec.

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

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

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

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

HOTEL TERRA UMBRA ****

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

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

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

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

Excursions, Culture & Leisure

The Junior Masterclass program will include several excursions with private guide and culture&leisure activities for adults and kids.

  • Narni underground with concert: €20
  • Underground of San Domenico (XII century) and Auditorium
    Underground and church of Santa Maria Impensole
    (built in 1175): 7
  • Eroli Museum: €5
  • Historic Downtown: 10
    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): €10
  • Augustus Bridge (27 a.C.): €10

For detailed information and schedule, please check at the Narnia Arts Academy’s offices located in the foyer of the theater, or call +39 366 7228822

 

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CULTURE & LEISURE ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND KIDS


To make the best of your free time, Narnia Arts Academy offers a selection of Culture&Leisure activities good for all ages
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  • Lectures-Performances on the great composers.
    Introducing Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin.

ADULTS €20,00 – KIDS €10,00

Celebrated pianist/composer Cristiana Pegoraro invites music lovers to experience a trio of transcendent composers in an innovative setting. Over three entertaining sessions, you’ll enjoy a musical dialogue that combines sparkling performances of major works illustrating the artists’ innovations and stylistic differences, with an engaging overview of each composer’s life and times.

  • The course will be held at the Ballroom of the Opera Theater

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

Meet your teacher:
Hailed by The New York Times as “an artist of the highest caliber” following her stunning 1996 debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Cristiana Pegoraro has performed for some of the most important organizations and concert halls in Europe, the US, South America, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. She is Artistic Director of Narnia Arts Academy and Narnia Festival.

  • Lectures on Medieval art, history and architecture

ADULTS €20,00 – KIDS €10,00

Medieval Umbria is a land of saints and warriors.
This period played witness to the births of St. Francis, St. Clare and Erasmus of Narni, the adventurous mercenary leader; all great characters that would go on to influence the art, religion and politics of the centuries to come. It was in this period too that the great basilicas, castles and monasteries were built, typically found throughout the Umbrian landscape. The presentations will illustrate the history and the most important events of the Middle Ages, as well as the architectural and artistic evolution of the cities and the territory. The meetings will also be enriched by guided excursions of the most intriguing places of Narni and Umbria.
• Lectures will be held at the City Museum.
At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Meet your teacher:
Stefano Grilli holds a degree from the University of Viterbo in conservation of cultural heritage and archaeology. From 2002 to 2006 he worked at Narni underground and participated at archaeological excavations at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore (now Auditorium San Domenico). Currently, he works for Societa’ Sistema Museo, a company which offeres specialized assestments of museums and cultural heritage. He coordinates the activities of Cascata delle Marmore and the City Museum in Todi. He is turistic guide of the Umbria Region.

  • Workshop on Fresco Painting
    historical and hands-on instructions in the art of fresco painting, with guided tours to admire the main frescos of Umbrian school (Giotto, Gozzoli, Perugino, Ghirlandaio.)

ADULTS €20,00 – KIDS €10,00

Fresco is one of the oldest painting techniques. It was invented by the Egyptians who later taught it to the Greeks. But it was only in the 14th century, thanks to the Italian painter Giotto, that the fresco technique gained more and more importance among the Fine Arts.

The most peculiar quality of fresco painting lies undoubtedly in its making: the pigment – a natural material – is laid on a fresh plaster several times in a short lapse of time, and through a cohesion process it fixes itself in the plaster, creating warm and subtle tones.

The first step of the course is the construction of a lathwork using a 14th century technique. The second step is the “arriccio”, i.e. the laying of mortar (a mixture of lime and sharp sand) on the lathwork. This operation is followed by the laying of plaster (a mixture of lime and fine sand). A drawing is sketched on cardboard. The drawing is then perforated along its outlined and pounced over the plaster. As a result, a “sinopia” will appear on the plaster. The sinopia has to be divided into two or more parts according to its size; every part will be later painted in individual sessions. The last step is the “plaster finish”, i.e. the laying of a mixture made up of sieved sand and slaked lime, which has to be smoothed accurately with a trowel before finally starting to paint.
Students will be able to create at least two frescoes on a brick or a stone plate, with measures around 20cm x 30cm. These works will remain with the students.
Included in the course are guided tours to see the main frescoes of the Umbrian school (Giotto, Gozzoli, Perugino, Ghirlandaio).
• Classes will be held at Scuola delle Arti della Città di Narni.
The tuition fee includes all materials and tools.
The course is aimed at anyone. There are no required special skills or knowledge of painting technique. At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Meet your teacher:
Sergio Di Loreto holds a degree from Accademia di Belle Arti P. Vannucci in Perugia. In 1995, he funded the “Scuola delle Arti della Città di Narni”, where he is coordinator and teacher.

  • Workshop on Umbrian Ceramics
        ADULTS €20,00 – KIDS €10,00

Historical and hands-on instructions in the creation and painting of Umbrian pottery.

Umbria has long been famous for its ceramics right back to Etruscan and Roman times. There are few better suited settings to experience a pottery course. The course will offer a chance to learn several techniques in clay. The clay is shaped by hand using molds for production of items such as plates, bowls or sculptures. Once the desired shape has been created the clay objects are fired in kilns at 1020° C (1868° F). This first firing results in a product called “bisque”.
During the course you will also decorate with enamels your choice of pre bisqueted ceramics fired during the week. You can take your creations home with you.
• Classes will be held at Scuola delle Arti della Città di Narni.

The tuition fee includes all materials and tools.
At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Meet your teachers:
Artist Sergio Meloni holds a degree from the Arts Institute of Terni. He teaches ceramic courses at Scuola delle Arti della Città di Narni.
Artist Donatella Moriconi has been working as a full time potter for 30 years. She teaches ceramic courses at Scuola delle Arti della Città di Narni.

  • Culinary courses on traditional Umbrian cooking (Adult course)
    with sampling of local food and wine.

ADULTS €55,00

In two classes of four hours each, you will learn how to cook traditional Umbrian meals, using the freshest ingredients coming directly from local farmers. All meals are easy to prepare and to reproduce at home.
After completed preparation of your dishes, you will taste your creations, accompanied by excellent Umbrian wine, amongst the best in Italy. A sommelier will introduce you to the secrets and varieties of Umbrian wine.
So, why go to a restaurant if you can have the opportunity to experience real Umbrian cuisine first-hand? Then upon your return home, show off your newly learned skills to friends and family, bringing them a real taste of Italy, one that will always stay with you!
• Classes will be held in an historical medieval taverna.
• Classes lasts 4 hours each and will allow you to prepare a three-course menu.

The price includes lunch or dinner and beverages (water and wine).
At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Meet your teacher:
Lorena Autuori graduated at the ALMA Academy, run by world-famous Chef Gualtiero Marches. She funded ”Percorsi con Gusto”, a cultural association which promotes traditional regional Italian cuisine through group cookery classes.

  • Culinary courses on traditional Umbrian cooking (kids course)

KIDS €25,00

  • Upon request, it is possible to organize local wine and food tastings. 

Reach Narni

  • Programs July 19 – July 25: Participants are suggested to arrive on July 18 or July 19 in the morning.
    (lessons will start on July 19 in the morning)
  • Programs July 26 – August 1: Participants are suggested to arrive on July 25 or July 26 in the morning
    (lessons will start on July 26 in the morning)

How to reach Narni by plane:

The nearest airport is Rome Fiumicino (FCO).

The Narnia Arts Academy provides private transportation by bus from the Rome Fiumicino Airport to Narni and from Narni to the Rome Fiumicino Airport for €35 each way.

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.

Bus from the Rome Fiumicino Airport to Narni:

  • July 18, approximate time of departure between 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm
  • July 26, approximate time of departure between 8.00 am and 10.00 am

Bus from Narni to the Rome Fiumicino Airport:

  • July 6, approximate time of departure between 6.00 am and 7.00 am
  • August 2, approximate time of departure between 6.00 am and 7.00 am

Please send us your arrival and departure time, airline and flight number before July 5.

How to reach Narni by train:

The nearest train station is Narni – Amelia and is connected with Roma Termini or Roma Tiburtina train station by hourly trains.
Check the train schedule on www.trenitalia.com.
The Narnia Arts Academy provides car transportation from the Narni – Amelia train station to all lodging facilities and from all lodging facilities to the Narni – Amelia train station for €12 each way.

Please let us know your train schedule by July 15th.

How to reach Narni by car:

Northbound

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

Southbound:

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

Terms and Conditions

  • The Junior Masterclasses are open to all Italian and foreign students with no age limit. For underage students, parents will need to sign the parent’s authorization form exempting the organization from any liability with respect to the child.
  • Students (except pianists) will have to bring their own music stand.
  • Practicing pianos and keyboards are available for pianists two hours every day.
  • All students enrolled in the Junior Masterclasses will perform public concerts 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. In this case the students will be warned immediately and will be refunded the registration and participation fees.
  • If a course is cancelled due to a teacher’s serious problem, participants will be refunded the registration and participation fee, less bank transfer expenses.
  • Those having enrolled who are unable to attend the course will be entitled to a refund of only the participation fee as long as they give notice at least 60 days before beginning of the course. The management, however will retain 15% for processing fees.
  • The application fee is non refundable. This fee will be refunded if a course will not be activated due to an insufficient number of students
  • It is forbidden to take or give private lessons within the Campus.
  • Management does not assume any risk or damage arising from the activities of the participants in the courses.
  • At the end of the course, all the participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
  • The organization is not responsible for any damage to persons and property which may occur 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 (please check the related box on the application form).

For more information, please contact Cristiana Pegoraro, Artistic Director
at narniaartsacademy@gmail.com.

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