Junior Masterclass

From July 15 to July 28, 2024

 

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 2023 Medal of the President of the Republic of Italy for outstanding programming

  • July 15 – July 21, 2024 (with final concert on July 21 featuring “Mezzogiorno in Famiglia – Dance with Me”)
  • July 22 – July 28, 2024 (with final concert on July 28 featuring “A ritmo di Valzer!”)
…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 Narnia Festival). 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

Orchestra lessons will take place daily. Single lessons 4-6 per week.

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 (minimum number of participants: 10): 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 €70 per week.

Courses and Faculty

JULY 15 – JULY 21

  • PIANO: CRISTIANA PEGORARO

    Cristiana Pegoraro Italy

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

    Hailed by The New York Times as “an artist of the highest caliber,” Italian-born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the United Nations (New York), the Sydney Opera House, Festspielhaus (Salzburg), Musikverein (Vienna), Royal College of Music (London), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome), Amici del Loggione del Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Theatro Municipal (São Paulo), Theatro Municipal (Rio de Janeiro), the Opera House (Manaus), and at music festivals including the Budapest Spring Festival, Umbria Jazz, Umbria Jazz Winter, Sorrento Jazz Festival (Italy), Saint Petersburg Festival (Russia), Edinburgh Festival, Klavierfestival Ruhr (Germany), Shabyt Festival Astana (Kazakhstan), the Aichi World Expo (Japan), and the Zaragoza World Expo (Spain), among others.

    Ms. Pegoraro has appeared as a soloist with acclaimed orchestras and ensembles such as Salzburger Kammervirtuosen, Hannover Kammerorkester, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Garland (Texas) Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Arlington (Texas), Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra (Texas), COS Youth Symphonic Ensemble (USA), MAV Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), Darzhava Philarmonia Shumen (Bulgaria), National Orchestra of Georgia (Tbilisi), Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota (Colombia), Orquesta Sinfonica de Cuyo, Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Orquesta Sinfonica Pro Lirica (Peru), Kazakhstan Chamber Orchestra, State Chamber Orchestra of the Music Academy of Astana (Kazakhstan), and Philharmonic Orchestra of Oradea (Romania).

    In Italy, she has performed with Orchestra Verdi di Milano, I Musici di Parma, Istituzione Sinfonica di Roma, Orchestra da Camera dell’Umbria, Orchestra Filarmonica Città di Roma, Orchestra Filarmonica di Civitavecchia, Orchestra Filarmonica di Roma, Orchestra Filarmonica Umbra, Orchestra Filarmonica Veneta, Orchestra del Narnia Festival, Ensemble Estro Tanguero, Orchestra Sinfonica Accademia Musicale Pescarese, La Camerata Ducale di Parma, Orchestra Sinfonica Carlo Coccia di Novara, Chamber Ensemble of Rome, and Orchestra L’Armonica Temperanza.

    She has collaborated as a soloist with the Banda Centrale della Marina Militare and with the Banda dell’Arma dei Carabinieri, with whom she performed before an audience of 3,000 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica of Rome. Her 2003 New York City concert with the Banda Centrale della Marina Militare, as part of the celebration of Columbus Day, took place in the presence of the city’s mayor Michael Bloomberg aboard the battleship-museum USS Intrepid.

    Cristiana Pegoraro is the first Italian female pianist to perform all 32 Piano Sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven, and among few pianists in the world to have performed all five Beethoven Piano Concertos in a single day. During her tours of the Persian Gulf countries, she became the first female pianist of any country to perform concerts of classical music in Bahrain, Yemen, and Oman.

    Over the years, she has appeared before many of the world’s highest dignitaries, including the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, the President of Italy, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Governor of New York State, the Mayor of New York City, Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, the Italian Minister of Economic Development, and the President of the Austrian Senate.

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

    Her piano artistry can be heard on 28 CDs released by Decision Products, Nuova Era, Dynamic, Diva Productions, Eden Editori, Da Vinci Publishing and Promu.

    Pegoraro’s “Astor Piazzolla Tangos”, released in 2016, won the gold medal at California’s prestigious Global Music Awards. The pianist’s two most recent recordings comprise a CD entitled “Gioacchino Rossini Overtures – Piano Transcriptions,” featuring her newly-written transcriptions of the composer’s most famous overtures, and a second CD, “Fantasia Italiana, ” with more new transcriptions, for piano and string orchestra, of Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”

    As a composer, she has released six highly acclaimed albums of her own original compositions (“A Musical Journey”, “Ithaka”, “La mia Umbria”, “Volo di note” and “Piano di volo” and “Colors of Love”) and has had various compositions used in films and documentaries. Ms. Pegoraro 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 11, 2004, in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack. She wrote the soundtrack for the documentary “La casa dell’orologio” (“The House of the Clock”) by Italian director Gianni Torres.

    On March 22, 2021, her video clip “RAIN,” with original music, debuted on the occasion of the United Nations’ “World Water Day.” The video was made under the auspices of the UN and was entered in the UN’s official Gallery.

    Cristiana is the author of a book of poems called “Ithaka” and a series of children’s books based on Italian operas. Her poems are published in the book “Poeti Umbri Contemporanei” by Il Formichiere and in the 2020 edition of “Il Corniolano,” released on World Poetry Day, declared by UNESCO.

    At present, she has received over 40 international awards. They include:
    – The World Peace Award from the Circolo Culturale Italiano of the United Nations “for her effort in advancing peace in the world.”
    – The Mela d’Oro Premio Bellisario by Fondazione Marisa Bellisario with a live ceremony on RAI1 broadcast worldwide, and a private visit with the President of the Republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella.
    – The Melvin Jones Fellow Award “for dedicated humanitarian services” from the Lions Clubs International Foundation.
    – The Premio Simpatia, awarded by the Mayor of Rome 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 have included film directors Federico Fellini and Franco Zeffirelli, actress Sophia Loren, and Mother Theresa.
    – The 2010 ILICA Woman of the Year Award by the Italian Language Intercultural Alliance in New York.

    Cristiana supports various international organizations such as UNICEF (for which she is a spokesperson), Amnesty International, World Food Programme, Emergency, Lions Clubs International, and Rotary International in their humanitarian efforts.

    She has been a featured artist on radio and television, on WQXR New York, 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). Concerts of hers have been broadcast on RAI 5.

    Ms. Pegoraro created, produced, and directed, for Oltretutto Radio (Italy), the show entitled “The Magic of the Piano,” with biographies of the great composers and her performances at the piano.

    Cristiana regularly presents master classes at The Juilliard School in New York City and in much of the USA, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia as well as outreach and music appreciation programs, with the goal of spreading the love for and the interest in classical music.

    In addition to her concertizing and teaching activities, she is also involved in arts and organizational management and production, working with important institutions and for music events at both national and international levels.

    From 2011, she is the Founder and President of Narnia Arts Academy (www.narniaartsacademy.com) and Artistic Director of Narnia Festival (www.narniafestival.com), a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote the arts and the cultural, architectural and historical heritage of Italy through a vast array of initiatives. Both the Academy and the Festival are eight-time recipients of the “Medal of the President of the Italian Republic” for their outstanding programming.

    She is a spokesperson for her native region of Umbria’s tourism campaign throughout the world and Ambassador of San Valentino to the world.

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

    For more information, visit www.cristianapegoraro.com

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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: ALESSANDRA MONTANI

    Alessandra Montani Italy

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    Alessandra Montani

    Alessandra Montani graduated with honors in 1996 from Morlacchi Conservatory in Perugia. She continued her studies with Mario Brunello (Accademia Chigiana of Siena), Marianne Chen (Centro Sammarinese Studi Musicali), Rocco Filippini, and, for chamber music, Pier Narciso Masi (Imola Music Academy).

    In 2007 she got her Academic Degree of high level at the Conservatorio Briccialdi in Terni with top marks and in 2010 she got the habilitation to teach.

    She has been awarded with many prizes in national and International competitions: Stresa, Lame- zia Terme, Vittorio Veneto, chamber music competition Zinetti (Verona), etc. She started her busy concert activity playing with many ensembles and orchestras: Solisti Aquilani, Umbria Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of Rome and Lazio as “concertino”; as first cello with Orchestra da Camera di Perugia, Artem Orchestra, Orchestra Teatro Cucinelli.

    Due to her great dedication to chamber music, she has played in the USA, Canada, Spain, Germany, Austria, and France, with many different groups from trio to sextet. In 2003 she joined the Quartetto di Roma, with which, she has taken part in many European festivals. In 2008 she had concerts and she taught masterclasses for the Academy of Fine Art in Singapore and in 2016 for Stanford University in San Francisco. In 2010 and in 2011 she was invited to perform for the prestigious Filarmonica of Berlin. In Spain, she had the honor of playing the priceless Stradivari at Palacio Real of Madrid. With this group, she recorded 8 CDs.

    In 2000 she approaches ancient music, discovering a true passion for this repertoire. She then starts the study of the baroque instrument, attending the Scuola Civica of Milan with Gaetano Nasillo and then going on with her continuous study to acquire deeper knowledge of the composers of this period. A founding member of the Hermans Baroque Academy, she records with this ensemble 18 CDs for Bongiovanni, Tactus, Bottega Discantica, Brilliant Classic, Glossa and she performed for the most important concert seasons in Spain, Portugal, Holland, Finland, Germany, Serbia (Nomus Festival, Switzerland (Sion Festival), England (Wigmore Hall in Londra), Russia (Ekaterimburg Philamonie), Estonia, many times in the USA, Canada, Japan e Mexico, Belgium, Algeria, Norway.

    She teaches chamber music at the Conservatory “Gesualdo da Venosa” di Potenza

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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: MAYRA PEDROSA

    Mayra Pedrosa Italy

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    Mayra Pedrosa

    Nasce il 12/04/1980 a Curitiba (Brasile), ha studiato Contrabbasso con i Maestri Maria Salomão, Thibault Delor e Pedro Gadelha. Si è diplomata in Pedagogia in Musica nella Scuola di Musica e Belle Arti del Paraná (Brasile). Ha seguito i corsi  post-laurea in Musica con Enfasi in Analise Musicale e Musica da Camara nella Scuola di Musica e Belle Arti del Paraná e posteriormente il master in Lettura, Ascolto e Interpretazione (Contrabbasso) nell’Università Federale del Paraná.

    Nel 1999 è risultata Idonea nell’Orchestra Sinfonica dello Stato del Paraná  con il ruolo di Contrabbasso di Fila e nel 2004 è risultata Idonea nella stessa Orchestra come Concertino        dei Contrabbassi con l’obbligo del Primo, ricoprendo questo ruolo fino al 2009. Dal 2001 al 2009 è stata primo contrabbasso nell’Orchestra da Camera della PUC/PR (Pontificia Università Cattolica dello Stato del Paraná).

    Nel 2013 si Laurea in Contrabbasso presso il  Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma ”Biennio Specialistico di Secondo Livello in Contrabbasso“ con il M° Massimo Giorgi. Nel 2016 è stata ammessa nel Dottorato di Ricerca presso L’Università Federale del Paraná (Metodologia ed Interpretazione del Contrabbasso) in cotutela con l’Università di Tor Vergata a Roma.

     In Italia, collabora in qualità di Contrabbassista con: “Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese”, “I Solisti Aquilani”, “Orchestra Filarmonica Città di Roma”, “Ente Concerti Marialisa di Carolis – Teatro Sassari, “Fondazione Tito Schipa – Orchestra Sinfonica di Lecce”, “Orchestra Sinfonica Ottorino Respighi del Conservatorio di Latina”, “Orchestra del Corso di Direzione del Conservatorio Santa Cecilia”, Orchestra Femminile del Mediterraneo”, “Orchestra di Roma” e “Orchestra Barocca di Roma”. Come Contrabbassista da Camara e Solista, ha realizzato dei concerti con: “Archimisti Ensemble”, “Archi Accademia Nuova”, “Luogo Arte Ensemble”.

    Docente di Contrabbasso nel XII Campus Orchestrale Internazionale per Giovani Musicisti di Orte, insegnante preso I.S.S Liceo Musicale Santa Rosa di Viterbo in Esecuzione ed Interpretazione Contrabbasso I e II nell’A/A 2014/2015, Accademia Italiana Musica e Arte negli A/A 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20 e nel Liceo Scientifico, Linguistico e Musicale Galileo Galilei a Civitavecchia nell’A/A 2020/2021.

    Nel 2003 è risultata idonea nella Youth Orchestra of the Americas – YOA, effettuando una serie di concerti in Argentina, Brasile, Uruguai, Costa Rica, Panama, Equador, Messico e Peru. Nel 2005 ha suonato a New York con Paquito D’Riveria, Yo-Yo Ma presso il Carnegie Hall e Apollo Theater come primo contrabbasso della YOA, ha inoltre partecipato all’ Opera “Democracy” a Washington. Nel 2006 è risultata idonea nella “Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra – JMWO“, effettuando tournée in Spagna; in Holanda: Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam), Drachten, Den Haag, Kurzaal; ed in Germania presso la Philharmonie di Essen e Berliner Philharmonie; Cipro ed in Cina nel 2009/2010.

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  • DOUBLE BASS: PIERPAOLO MASTROLEO

    Pierpaolo Mastroleo Italy

    • I.I.S.S. Liceo Musicale Santa Rosa di Viterbo
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    Pierpaolo Mastroleo

    Pierpaolo Mastroleo si diploma in Contrabbasso sotto la guida del M° Vincenzo Calamita presso il Conservatorio Statale di Musica “Tito Schipa di Lecce” il 09/09/1998 con votazione 09,50/10.

    Ha frequentato e conseguito con borsa di studio per merito i seguenti corsi:

    – Nel 2000 il Corso di Alta Specializzazione per Professori d’Orchestra con Ruolo di Prima parte e Fila d’Orchestra Archi Scuri del Teatro alla Scala, con i Maestri G. Ettorre e E. Pederzani conseguendo una Borsa di Studio per Merito;

    – Nel 2001 e 2002 il Corso di Alto Perfezionamento per Professori d’Orchestra città di Saluzzo, in collaborazione con l’Orchestra Sinfonica Rai di Torino con i Maestri S. Albesiano e M. Taddei, conseguendo una Borsa di Studio per merito;

    Nel 2001 e 2002 l’Accademia di Perfezionamento per Professori d’Orchestra MYTHOS, con il Maestro DORIN MARC, in collaborazione con l’Orchestra Arturo Toscanini di Parma.

    Dal 2001 al 2004 ha frequentato l’Accademia di alto Perfezionamento “WALTER STAUFFER” di Cremona, sotto la guida del Maestro “F. PETRACCHI”.

    Ha collaborato in qualità di Contrabbassista con le Seguenti Orchestre/Enti: Teatro alla Scala, Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Teatro Regio di Torino, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale Rai di Torino, “OFT” Orchestra Filarmonica Torinese, Orchestra “Arturo Toscanini di Parma”, Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonica di Lecce, Orchestra della Magna Grecia di Taranto, Fondazione Pistoiese ProMusica, Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini, Orchestra di Roma, Orchestra del Cinema Italiano, Orchestra La Barocca di Milano, Orchestra Filarmonica della Calabria, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, ISA Orchestra Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese; Filarmonici di Roma; Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma.

    E’ stato dal 2002 al 2014 stabile presso l’Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma (Auditorium Conciliazione Roma) con Ruolo di Secondo Contrabbasso/ Fila e Primo, con la quale ha inciso oltre all’Integrale delle Sinfonie di Beethoven per Sony Classica, anche N. 27 CD’S di Autori Italiani per le case discografiche Brilliants e Naxos.

    Stagioni Sinfoniche Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma:

    2002/03 Teatro Argentina Roma; 2003/04 Teatro Argentina Roma; 2004/05 Teatro Il Sistina Roma; 2005/06 Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma; 2006/07 Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma; 2007/08 Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma; 2008/09 Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma; 2009/10 Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma; 2010/11 Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma; 2011/12 Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma; 2012/13 Auditorium di Conciliazione Roma; 2013/14 Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma.

     

    ATTIVITA’ DIDATTICHE SVOLTE:

    Negli Anni Scolastici 2013/2014 e 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 è stato  ed è Docente di Esecuzione ed Interpretazione Contrabbasso 1° e 2° Strumento nel Liceo Musicale  I.I.S.S. “E. Giannelli” di Parabita (Le) e negli anni 2014/15 e 2015/2016 contestualmente nel Liceo Musicale I.I.S.S. Liceo Musicale “Archita” di Taranto e 2016/2017 e 2017/2018 con l’I.I.S.S. “G. Palmieri” di Lecce; 2018/2019 I.I.S.S. Liceo Musicale  “Giannelli” Parabita; 2019/2020 I.I.S.S. Liceo Musicale “Giannelli” Parabita; 2020/2021 I.I.S.S. Liceo Musicale Santa Rosa di Viterbo.

    – Nell’anno Scolastico 2015/2016 ha assunto una collaborazione in qualità di supporto all’attività didattica per la classe di musica d’insieme presso il Conservatorio “O. Respighi” di Latina per la realizzazione dell’Histoire du Soldat di I. Stravinsky;

    – Contestualmente negli anni accademici 2015/2016 e 2016/2017 ha svolto Didattica presso il Conservatorio “Istituto Superiore di Musicali Conservatorio G. Paisiello” di Taranto.

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  • FRENCH HORN: GIOVANNI HOFFER

    Giovanni Hoffer Italy

    • Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Conservatorio di Rovigo, Solista Jazz
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    Giovanni Hoffer

    Già membro stabile dell’Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano e attualmente in forze al Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Giovanni Hoffer è considerato un punto di riferimento in tutti i linguaggi musicali contemporanei, alternando con grande duttilità l’attività di cornista classico a quella in ambito jazzistico.

    Dopo il diploma in corno presso Conservatorio “Giuseppe Verdi” di Milano, Giovanni Hoffer inizia un’intensa attività come professore d’orchestra collaborando con le principali istituzioni musicali italiane, tra cui l’Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, l’Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, l’Orchestra Sinfonica RAI di Torino, diretto da maestri del calibro di Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim e Daniele Gatti, e partecipando a numerose tournée internazionali. In qualità di musicista di scena, collabora anche con il Piccolo Teatro di Milano lavorando a stretto contatto con Giorgio Strehler. Inoltre, si esibisce di frequente in importanti rassegne di musica contemporanea, assieme ad alcuni dei più rilevanti ensemble italiani (Sentieri Selvaggi, Divertimento Ensemble) e accanto ad autori quali Franco Donatoni, Michael Nyman e Ludovico Einaudi.

    La sua grande duttilità musicale lo porta ben presto ad esplorare il repertorio jazzistico, imponendosi subito come punto di riferimento in Italia per il corno jazz. In questo ambito è regolarmente invitato ad esibirsi in rassegne quali Umbria Jazz, Roma Jazz Festival, Ancona Jazz e a collaborare con artisti del livello di Quincy Jones, Wayne Shorter, Paolo Fresu, Terenche Blanchard, Kenny Wheeler, Francesco Cafiso, Ethan Iverson, Lewis Nash, Maynard Ferguson, Paolo Silvestri e Xavier Girotto. Nel 2006 fonda il gruppo “Hofferquattro”, primo gruppo jazz italiano ad avere come leader il corno francese, con il quale pubblica l’album “LatINside” per l’etichetta jazz Daily. Nel 2018 vengono pubblicati altri due dischi: “Echi” (Gamma Musica) con brani per corno solista e quintetto d’archi su arrangiamenti e musiche originali di Giuseppe Ricotta; e “I Loves you Porgy” (Notami jazz), album dedicato a George Gershwin, inciso in duo con il pianista Alessandro Altarocca.

    Accanto all’attività concertistica, Giovanni Hoffer è impegnato anche in un’intensa attività didattica a livello internazionale, regolarmente invitato a tenere masterclass a Barcellona e Valencia (in collaborazione con il Berklee College of Music di Boston.), all’Italian Brass Week di Santa Fiora, al Festival Cornistico dell’Etna.

    Tra i recenti e prossimi impegni, una lunga tournée italiana con Francesco Cafiso, la partecipazione ad un seminario sull’improvvisazione presso il Conservatorio di Milano, un concerto al Monteverdi Tuscany con Alessandro Altarocca e diverse esibizioni in rassegne jazz italiane.

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  • SAX: PATRIZIO DESTRIERE

    Patrizio Destriere Italy

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    Patrizio Destriere

    Patrizio Destriere completed his studies under the guidance of Maestro Fulvio Falleri, graduating in saxophone with honors (10/10) on July 4, 1997, from the “F.Morlacchi” State Music Conservatory in Perugia. He then completed the two-year internship course, again in the class taught by Maestro Falleri. He obtained a technical and commercial diploma from the I.T.C. “S.Francesco d’Assisi” in Casoria (Province of Naples) with a final grade of 75/100 on July 16, 2001.
    He graduated with a diploma in Jazz under the guidance of Maestro Ettore Fioravanti with highest honors (10/10), on July 8, 2002 from the State Music Conservatory in Benevento.
    He obtained the diploma of the Is Jazz Ensemble biennial training course (2002/2003) organized by Istituto Nazionale per lo Sviluppo Musicale del Mezzogiorno, held by Maestro Francesco D’Errico.
    In 2005 he was the winner of the competition organized by the
    Italian Ministry of Defense as orchestral instrumentalist of the Italian Navy Band in the roles of 2nd soprano saxophone and 2nd contralto saxophone, as well as achieving final qualification for the roles of 1st tenor saxophone (classified 2nd), 2nd alto saxophone
    (classified 3rd) and 2nd tenor saxophone (classified 4th).
    He graduated from the two-year Course of Advanced Specialization in solo saxophone, of the State Music Conservatory of Perugia, on April 4, 2008 with a final grade of 110/110.
    He took part in the Competition for 26 performers of the Band of the Italian Financial Police for 2nd Tenor Saxophone, obtaining 3rd place in the final ranking of February 10, 2008.
    He earned a diploma in Electronic Music, from the State Music Conservatory of Latina under the guidance of Maestro Luigi Ceccarelli on March 18, 2016 with a final grade of 8.5/10.
    He has participated in various workshops held by world famous musicians such as: Jean Marie Londeix (saxophone), Eugene Rosseau (saxophone), Paolo Fresu (jazz), Claudio Rufa (Ancient Music), Bruno Pedros (Flamenco), Bruno Tommaso (jazz arrangement), Marco Sannini (big band), Enrico Renna (contemporary music), Stefano Battaglia (jazz workshop), Mario Corvini (big band), Francis Dhomont (electronic music), Patrizio Fariselli (improvisation), Francesco Bearzatti (improvisation), Marco Siniscalco, Bruno Chevillon and Giancarlo Gazzani (arrangement), etc.
    He has participated in numerous competitions achieving good positions including: 1st Prize “City of Barletta” International Chamber Music Competition, 1st Prize “City of Melito” National Competition, 2nd Prize “City of Naples” National Competition of Chamber Music, finalist at the “Luigi Nono” International Competition of 20th Century Chamber Music, Venaria Reale (Province of Turin), finalist at the “Barga Jazz Festival” jazz performance competition in Barga (Province of Lucca) and finalist at the “D. Caravita” Competition in Ravenna.
    He has performed in over 500 concerts in Italy and abroad, in various Italian and foreign cities including Naples, Benevento, Perugia, Macerata, Rome, Venice, Orvieto, Chioggia, Parma, Verona, Avellino, Caserta, Rovereto (Province of Trento, Valencia (Spain), New York, Milan, Brindisi, Taranto, Assisi, Palermo, Ystadt (Sweden), Madrid, Mons (Belgium), Ancona, Arezzo, Menton (France), Adria, and in various Italian theaters and concert halls: Teatro dell’Opera of Rome, Teatro “San Carlo” of Naples, Teatro la Fenice of Venice, Teatro Regio of Parma, Teatro “V.Bellini” in Naples, Teatro “F.Morlacchi” and Teatro Pavone in Perugia, Teatro “R.De Simone” and Teatro “Vittorio Emanuele” in Benevento, “Auditorium Parco della Musica” in Rome, in the Sale S.Cecilia, Sala Petrassi and Sala Sinopoli, “Teatro dal Verme” Milan, “Teatro della Biennale di Venezia,”

    “Auditorium della Conciliazione” Rome, Teatro “G.Verdi” in Brindisi, “Teatro delle Muse” Ancona, “Auditorium N. Paganini” Parma, Palazzo Cà Rezzonico and Palazzo Grassi in Venice, the Quirinale Palace Gardens, Teatro Comunale of Adria, Auditorium of Chioggia, Sala Accademica Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome, Auditorium Maxxi in Rome, Casa del Jazz in Rome, as well as holding concerts in major Italian Jazz Clubs such as Gregory’s Jazz Club, Elegance Cafè Jazz Club, Cotton Club, Round Midnight, Caffe Bugatti etc., performing in groups ranging from duos with piano, duos, trios, quartets, quintets and saxophone ensembles, big bands, “grande banda” (with 120 musicians) and symphonic orchestras both as an orchestral instrumentalist and as soloist.
    He has appeared in various television programs for Rai and Mediaset (Festival di Napoli, Speciale “Benevento Città Spettacolo”, Rai Educational, “La vita in diretta” etc.).) and many of his concerts have been reviewed by critics in Italian newspapers; he has participated in festivals including: the “11th World Saxophone Congress” Valencia (Spain), “Benevento Città Spettacolo” (1992/93/94/95/96 editions, under the guidance of Maurizio Costanzo), “Festival di Primavera” Perugia, “Vinestate” Torrecuso (Province of Benevento), “Musica al Castello” Lauro di Nola (Province of Avellino), “Tre notti…e più di luna piena” Ceppaloni (Province of Benevento), “Napoli strit Festival” Naples, “Lo Sguardo Giramondo del Viaggiatore” Rome, “Festival di Martinafranca” Martinafranca (Province of Taranto), “Rovereto Festival” Rovereto (Province of Treviso), “Pertosa Jazz” Pertosa (Province of Salerno), “Penombre 0506” Foligno (Province of Perugia), “Festival verdiano” Parma, Ravenna Festival, Festival di Novi Ligure, Segnali 2014 Perugia, Gaeta Jazz Festival 10, Percorsi Jazz Festival in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions and many others.
    A musician active in both classical and jazz contexts, he has collaborated with groups such as “Orchestra ‘900” conducted by Maestro C. Ciampa, the big band conducted by Maestro M.Sannini (where he performed as 1st Alto Saxophone), the Ensemble of Marco Zurzolo, the “G.Pierné” saxophone quartet (where he performed as soprano saxophone), the “J.J.Quintet” jazz quintet, the “Is jazz Ensemble” conducted by Maestro F. D’Errico; he has also performed with big names such as: Jean Marie Londeix, Dave Liebmann, Mike Lee, Dick Halligan, Marco Grisanti, Claudio Rufa, Carla Marcotulli, Joel Frahm, Paolo Fresu, Stefano Battaglia, Ettore Fioravanti, Fulvio Sigurtà, Marco Siniscalco, Mike Aspinali, Rosario Giuliani, Stefano Cantarano, Paolo Damiani, Emanuele Urso, Pierpaolo Principato, Fabio Mariani, Giancarlo Gazzani, Marco Sannini, Elvio Ghigliordini, Paolo Bonolis, Antonio Esposito etc.
    He has worked in recording studios both as an instrumentalist and as an arranger and has published “Intimation of immortality” for the Energeia label, ” Cappuccetto Rosso – Is Jazz Ensemble” for the Advar label and DVDs of the concerts held in 2005 and 2010 for the International Festival of Military Bands, the DVD of the Ystad International Military Tattoo 2011 (Sweden), the “The Italian Merchant Navy Anthem” CD edited by the Italian Shipping Academy and the “Mozart” and “Banda all’Opera” CDs published by Edizioni Eufonia with the Italian Navy band.
    He is active both as a composer and an arranger; several of his creations have been used for various works (theater, musicals, etc..). He also collaborates with the magazine “I Fiati” where he has published several of his essays.
    He has been a saxophone teacher with the “L. van Beethoven” Academy of Pozzuoli (Province of Naples), with the association “Pro Arte” Piedimonte Matese (Province of Caserta), as a teacher for the “Progetto Arcobaleno” promoted and organized by the Municipality of Naples, as well as a saxophone teacher for the experimental courses held at the Circolo Didattico of Pietrelcina (Province of Benevento) and the Olgiata Music University of Rome directed by Fabio Mariani.
    He founded and currently directs the Patrizio Destriere BoProject jazz quartet with the collaboration of Ettore Fioravanti on drums.
    Currently he not only collaborates in duo with pianist Luigi Maio, but also performs as soprano saxophone in the Xas Saxophone Quartet, in the big band conducted by Mario Corvini, the

    Moonlight Big Band, La Mambo Puente Orquestra conducted by Elvio Ghigliordini, with the Italian swing group “Conosci Mia Cugina.” He mainly performs as an orchestral instrumentalist of the Italian Navy Band in the role of soprano saxophone and contralto saxophone.

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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

    Hailed by The New York Times as “an artist of the highest caliber,” Italian-born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the United Nations (New York), the Sydney Opera House, Festspielhaus (Salzburg), Musikverein (Vienna), Royal College of Music (London), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome), Amici del Loggione del Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Theatro Municipal (São Paulo), Theatro Municipal (Rio de Janeiro), the Opera House (Manaus), and at music festivals including the Budapest Spring Festival, Umbria Jazz, Umbria Jazz Winter, Sorrento Jazz Festival (Italy), Saint Petersburg Festival (Russia), Edinburgh Festival, Klavierfestival Ruhr (Germany), Shabyt Festival Astana (Kazakhstan), the Aichi World Expo (Japan), and the Zaragoza World Expo (Spain), among others.

    Ms. Pegoraro has appeared as a soloist with acclaimed orchestras and ensembles such as Salzburger Kammervirtuosen, Hannover Kammerorkester, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Garland (Texas) Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Arlington (Texas), Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra (Texas), COS Youth Symphonic Ensemble (USA), MAV Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), Darzhava Philarmonia Shumen (Bulgaria), National Orchestra of Georgia (Tbilisi), Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota (Colombia), Orquesta Sinfonica de Cuyo, Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Orquesta Sinfonica Pro Lirica (Peru), Kazakhstan Chamber Orchestra, State Chamber Orchestra of the Music Academy of Astana (Kazakhstan), and Philharmonic Orchestra of Oradea (Romania).

    In Italy, she has performed with Orchestra Verdi di Milano, I Musici di Parma, Istituzione Sinfonica di Roma, Orchestra da Camera dell’Umbria, Orchestra Filarmonica Città di Roma, Orchestra Filarmonica di Civitavecchia, Orchestra Filarmonica di Roma, Orchestra Filarmonica Umbra, Orchestra Filarmonica Veneta, Orchestra del Narnia Festival, Ensemble Estro Tanguero, Orchestra Sinfonica Accademia Musicale Pescarese, La Camerata Ducale di Parma, Orchestra Sinfonica Carlo Coccia di Novara, Chamber Ensemble of Rome, and Orchestra L’Armonica Temperanza.

    She has collaborated as a soloist with the Banda Centrale della Marina Militare and with the Banda dell’Arma dei Carabinieri, with whom she performed before an audience of 3,000 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica of Rome. Her 2003 New York City concert with the Banda Centrale della Marina Militare, as part of the celebration of Columbus Day, took place in the presence of the city’s mayor Michael Bloomberg aboard the battleship-museum USS Intrepid.

    Cristiana Pegoraro is the first Italian female pianist to perform all 32 Piano Sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven, and among few pianists in the world to have performed all five Beethoven Piano Concertos in a single day. During her tours of the Persian Gulf countries, she became the first female pianist of any country to perform concerts of classical music in Bahrain, Yemen, and Oman.

    Over the years, she has appeared before many of the world’s highest dignitaries, including the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, the President of Italy, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Governor of New York State, the Mayor of New York City, Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, the Italian Minister of Economic Development, and the President of the Austrian Senate.

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

    Her piano artistry can be heard on 28 CDs released by Decision Products, Nuova Era, Dynamic, Diva Productions, Eden Editori, Da Vinci Publishing and Promu.

    Pegoraro’s “Astor Piazzolla Tangos”, released in 2016, won the gold medal at California’s prestigious Global Music Awards. The pianist’s two most recent recordings comprise a CD entitled “Gioacchino Rossini Overtures – Piano Transcriptions,” featuring her newly-written transcriptions of the composer’s most famous overtures, and a second CD, “Fantasia Italiana, ” with more new transcriptions, for piano and string orchestra, of Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”

    As a composer, she has released six highly acclaimed albums of her own original compositions (“A Musical Journey”, “Ithaka”, “La mia Umbria”, “Volo di note” and “Piano di volo” and “Colors of Love”) and has had various compositions used in films and documentaries. Ms. Pegoraro 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 11, 2004, in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack. She wrote the soundtrack for the documentary “La casa dell’orologio” (“The House of the Clock”) by Italian director Gianni Torres.

    On March 22, 2021, her video clip “RAIN,” with original music, debuted on the occasion of the United Nations’ “World Water Day.” The video was made under the auspices of the UN and was entered in the UN’s official Gallery.

    Cristiana is the author of a book of poems called “Ithaka” and a series of children’s books based on Italian operas. Her poems are published in the book “Poeti Umbri Contemporanei” by Il Formichiere and in the 2020 edition of “Il Corniolano,” released on World Poetry Day, declared by UNESCO.

    At present, she has received over 40 international awards. They include:
    – The World Peace Award from the Circolo Culturale Italiano of the United Nations “for her effort in advancing peace in the world.”
    – The Mela d’Oro Premio Bellisario by Fondazione Marisa Bellisario with a live ceremony on RAI1 broadcast worldwide, and a private visit with the President of the Republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella.
    – The Melvin Jones Fellow Award “for dedicated humanitarian services” from the Lions Clubs International Foundation.
    – The Premio Simpatia, awarded by the Mayor of Rome 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 have included film directors Federico Fellini and Franco Zeffirelli, actress Sophia Loren, and Mother Theresa.
    – The 2010 ILICA Woman of the Year Award by the Italian Language Intercultural Alliance in New York.

    Cristiana supports various international organizations such as UNICEF (for which she is a spokesperson), Amnesty International, World Food Programme, Emergency, Lions Clubs International, and Rotary International in their humanitarian efforts.

    She has been a featured artist on radio and television, on WQXR New York, 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). Concerts of hers have been broadcast on RAI 5.

    Ms. Pegoraro created, produced, and directed, for Oltretutto Radio (Italy), the show entitled “The Magic of the Piano,” with biographies of the great composers and her performances at the piano.

    Cristiana regularly presents master classes at The Juilliard School in New York City and in much of the USA, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia as well as outreach and music appreciation programs, with the goal of spreading the love for and the interest in classical music.

    In addition to her concertizing and teaching activities, she is also involved in arts and organizational management and production, working with important institutions and for music events at both national and international levels.

    From 2011, she is the Founder and President of Narnia Arts Academy (www.narniaartsacademy.com) and Artistic Director of Narnia Festival (www.narniafestival.com), a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote the arts and the cultural, architectural and historical heritage of Italy through a vast array of initiatives. Both the Academy and the Festival are eight-time recipients of the “Medal of the President of the Italian Republic” for their outstanding programming.

    She is a spokesperson for her native region of Umbria’s tourism campaign throughout the world and Ambassador of San Valentino to the world.

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

    For more information, visit www.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 & 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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  • CLARINET: MARCO CORSALINI

    Marco Corsalini Italy

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    Marco Corsalini

    Clarinettista della Banda Musicale della Polizia di Stato, inizia a sette anni lo studio del clarinetto diplomandosi, sotto la guida di Paolo Venturi, presso l’Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “G. Briccialdi” di Terni (2004), dove ha conseguito anche il Diploma Accademico di secondo livello con la votazione di 110 e lode.

    Ha integrato i propri studi musicali frequentando corsi di perfezionamento di clarinetto con Alessandro Carbonare, Ciro Scarponi, Calogero Palermo e Ricardo Morales e di musica da camera con Dario De Rosa, Dalton Baldwin, Erik Battaglia e Valentina Valente.

    Nel 2007 è risultato vincitore della selezione per Professore d’Orchestra presso il Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto ‘A. Belli’ con il quale ha svolto tournè in 14 città del Giappone (Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Fukuoka, etc.), in Italia e in Qatar diretto da illustri maestri quali Marco Angius, Vito Clemente e Carlo Palleschi.

    Nel 2008, previa selezione nazionale, è entrato a far parte dell’Orchestra Giovanile Italiana con la quale si è esibito per rassegne musicali di notevole importanza (Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano, Ravenna Festival, Estate Fiesolana, Tempo d’Orchestra Città di Mantova, etc…) sotto la guida di celebri direttori come Gabriele Ferro, Riccardo Muti, Nicola Paszkowski e Jeffrey Tate.

    Nello stesso anno partecipa alle selezioni internazionali per la European Union Youth Orchestra risultando tra i finalisti.

    Attualmente svolge un’intensa attività concertistica come solista e come camerista che lo ha portato ad esibirsi per numerose associazioni e festival quali, Ass. ‘Amici dell’Istituto Mascagni’ (Livorno), Festival ‘Villa Solomei’ (Solomeo), Ass. Filarmonica Umbra, ‘Todinotte’, Ass. ‘Quartospazio’ (Rieti), Fabrica Festival etc.

    Ha collaborato con l’Orchestra “I Solisti di Pavia” diretta da Enrico Dindo, con l’Orchestra dell’Accademia di S. Cecilia diretta da Antonio Pappano, con l’Orchestra Sinfonica di Terni, con l’Orchestra del Teatro Verdi di Terni, con l’Orchestra Lirica di Roma e con prestigiosi gruppi cameristici come “InDivenire Ensemble” e “Wind Projekt Ensemble” con il quale ha anche inciso un CD per l’etichetta discografica “Stradivarius” di Milano.

    Dal 2009 ricopre il ruolo di clarinetto di fila nella Banda Musicale della Polizia di Stato, con la quale ha calcato palcoscenici di rilievo internazionale (Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Teatro “Massimo” di Catania, Teatro “Petruzzelli” di Bari, Auditorium della Conciliazione di Roma, Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma, Teatro “San Carlo” di Napoli, Teatro Romano di Spoleto, Castello di Schonbrun di Vienna, Teatro “Verdi” di Trieste, Teatro “La Fenice” di Venezia, Teatro romano di Aosta etc..) esibendosi per importanti associazioni musicali (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Festival di Stresa, Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, etc..).

    Nel 2016 intraprende lo studio della Direzione d’orchestra con Dario Lucantoni presso il Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma proseguendo poi con Fabio Maestri e Federico Longo all’Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “G. Briccialdi” di Terni, dove ha recentemente conseguito il Diploma Accademico di II livello con il massimo dei voti e la lode.

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  • TRUMPET & ENSEMBLE FOR WINDS: 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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  • VOCAL PERFORMING ART – POP VOCAL COURSE – GIANNI NERI (July 22 – July 25)

    Gianni Neri Italy

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    Gianni Neri

    Gianni Neri
    interprete, compositore/autore, insegnante di canto Pop e Vocal Coach.

    Ha studiato presso la Jazz University diplomandosi in canto Jazz.
    Si diploma in composizione per musica leggera al C.E.T. di Mogol sotto la guida di Mango, Mario Lavezzi, Gianni Bella, Oscar Prudente e lo stesso Mogol.
    Ha frequentato il corso per il metodo Voicecraft con Elisa Turlà conseguendo un attestato per il 1° livello, 2° livello e Specialistico.
    Ha frequentato corsi di Vocologia Artistica con il Prof. Franco Fussi.
    Ha frequentato corsi di perfezionamento didattico dei metodi Speech Level e Vocal Power con Seth Rigs, ed Elisabeth Howard.
    Da circa trenta anni svolge l’attività di insegnante di canto e Vocal Coach dedicandosi ai giovani, ed ha fondato la Vocal Master, accademia di canto, musica, recitazione e danza dove oltre alla tecnica vocale si approfondiranno argomenti di foniatria, logopedia, dizione, recitazione e presenza scenica.
    Ha avuto collaborazioni in studio e nei live con vari artisti come il M. Pregadio, Nek, Ricchi e Poveri, Tullio De Piscopo, Mario Lavezzi, Francesco Salvi, Drupi, Mino Reitano, Ricky Gianco, Angela Melillo, Lighea, Sabina Stilo e Alex Damiani.
    E’ responsabile artistico per i live di Virginio artista vincitore di AMICI 2011
    Ha lavorato al fianco di Luciano Cannito in due produzioni live come direttore e responsabile musicale accompagnando artisti come Noemi e Diodato.
    Vince due edizioni del Sanremo autori nel 1996 e ’97.
    Ha scritto e prodotto un Musical sulla leggenda di San Valentino dal titolo “LE ROSE DI VALENTINO” del quale è anche uno dei protagonisti principali al fianco di Francesco Antimiani e Rosalia Misseri con la regia di Massimo Zannola.
    Per quello che invece concerne l’attività artistica è impegnato in varie produzioni in qualità di front man: “IL NOSTRO CANTO LIBERO“, un concerto che ripercorre la carriera del più grande autore Italiano con lo stesso Mogol presente sul palco.
    “Ci Vuole un Fiore“ Tributo a Sergio Endrigo, un Recital/Concerto che ripercorre la carriera del cantautore Istriano in versione acustica Chitarra e Fisarmonica il tutto riadattato a duetti Uomo/Donna con momenti recitati da un attore sui testi dei brani di Endrigo.
    “Canzoni e Monologhi Tributo al Califfo” concerto dedicato alla vita artistica di Franco Califano.
    Recentemente gli è stato conferito il premio Museo Michetti di Francavilla per meriti artistici.

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  • VOCAL PERFORMING ART – POP VOCAL COURSE – DIANDRA DANIELI (July 22 – July 25)

    Diandra Danieli Italy

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    Diandra Danieli

    Diandra Danieli, cantante, insegnante e vocal coach classe 1988.
    Ha iniziato a studiare musica all’età di 6 anni con il violino classico, per poi cominciare a studiare canto all’età di 15 anni.
    A 12 anni si diploma in solfeggio e setticlavio presso il conservatorio di Fermo,
    poi nel 2014 si laurea al Conservatorio di Musica G.B. Martini di Bologna, in “Canto Jazz e
    tecniche di improvvisazione” ed inizia successivamente ad insegnare.
    Come docente ha insegnato nelle più importanti accademie italiane, come “AIMA”, “Vocal
    master”, “Ariadimusica”, “Coro milleunavoce” e nel 2022 diventa direttore artistico dell’
    “Accademia italiana di musica e arte” di Roma.
    Nel 2017 e nel 2018 è stata chiamata ad insegnare al KJC (Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory) in
    Nepal per insegnare la musica occidentale e l’ear training.
    Nel 2020, in piena pandemia, inventa e organizza il primo campo estivo
    denominato “Dammi un la music summer camp”, dove 15 giovani artisti si incontrano con rinomati insegnanti in una settimana di lavoro intensa per imparare a scrivere canzoni, a produrre e arrangiare musica.
    Come vocal coach, scrive Jingles per la tv (quali Mezzogiorno in famiglia – Rai2, My weddings – Gold tv) e canzoni per diversi artisti (tra cui Jas&Jay).
    Nel 2019 e 2020 e dirige il coro dei bambini “milleunavoce” per la raccolta fondi di beneficenza Thelethon in diretta tv nazionale sia Rai1.
    All’inizio del 2022, con l’associazione “Demodè” realizza il progetto “Long Train Runnin”, un progetto con il patrocinio della regione Emilia Romagna che punta sulla ripartenza della musica nel mondo dopo la pandemia, portando 5 artisti da diverse parti di Italia che viaggiano in treno e suonano e cantano in giro per l’Europa.
    Come cantante e artista, si è esibita in oltre 300 concerti in tutta Europa, con la rock band “the banditi”, pop dance band “indigo light club”, nel ruolo di Julia nel musical “le rose di Valentino”, con il gruppo vocale “I love Sofia”, con cui ha vinto la trasmissione televisiva nazionale “24 mila voci”, corista di Domenica in, duetto con Tiziano Ferro nel programma “il treno dei desideri”.

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  • VOCAL PERFORMING ART – POP VOCAL COURSE – RICCARDO LEONELLI (July 22 – July 25)

    Riccardo Leonelli Italy

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    Riccardo Leonelli

    Attore, regista, drammaturgo e sceneggiatore, insegnante, Riccardo Leonelli si è diplomato all’Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica “Silvio d’Amico” di Roma. È stato direttore artistico del Terni Film Festival nel 2021 ed è vicepresidente dell’Associazione Povero Willy. Ha perfezionato i suoi studi con workshop diretti da Michael Margotta dell’Actor’s Studio di New York, Duccio Camerini, Francesca Zanni, Vito Mancusi, Jorgelina Depetris, Jurji Ferrini, Aurelio Grimaldi, Giovanni Veronesi, Marzia Ubaldi.
    Dall’inizio degli anni Duemila a oggi ha collaborato con importanti attori e registi come Michele Placido, Matteo Rovere, Luca Manfredi, Franco Branciaroli, Carlo Carlei, Isabella Leoni, Mario Missiroli e Mario Ferrero, interpretando e dirigendo numerosi spettacoli teatrali, fra cui Inferno e Purgatorio da Dante Alighieri, Non giocarti la testa col diavolo da Edgar Allan Poe, Hot-hello, Passione e potere nell’Impero, Amatores, Antonio e Cleopatra di Shakespeare, La locandiera di Goldoni, Non si sa come di Pirandello, Edipo re di Sofocle.
    Al cinema è stato il protagonista della pellicola internazionale Corpo estraneo (Foreign body) del maestro Krzysztof Zanussi, nonché co-protagonista dei film Young Europe e Outing – Fidanzati per sbaglio, diretti da Matteo Vicino. Col suo cortometraggio Taxi, ha vinto 11 premi negli Stati Uniti, tra cui Miglior Attore (Actors Award di Los Angeles, Best Actor Awards di New York, Global Monthly Competition) e Migliore Sceneggiatura (New York International Film Awards, Terni Film Festival).
    In televisione è coprotagonista delle serie di Rai Uno Non mi lasciare e La fuggitiva con Vittoria Puccini, Nero a metà 2 con Claudio Amendola, Lea – Un nuovo giorno con Anna Valle e Giorgio Pasotti, Don Matteo 12 e Un passo dal Cielo 3 con Terence Hill, Il Paradiso delle signore (prima stagione), Luisa Spagnoli con Luisa Ranieri, Baciato dal sole, Una pallottola nel cuore 1 e 2 con Gigi Proietti e Centovetrine per Canale Cinque.
    Come drammaturgo ha composto undici opere teatrali, fra cui La gabbia elastica, segnalata al Premio Ugo Betti 2016 e terza classificata al Premio Letterario Lago Gerundo 2016. Come sceneggiatore ha scritto e interpretato i cortometraggi Taxi, I cialtroni, Run ed è co-autore del lungo Linee invisibili, scritto a quattro mani con Matteo Ceccarelli.
    Dirige da anni un corso di recitazione professionale al Caos di Terni, è stato acting coach di Serena Autieri ed è docente del laboratorio “Yorick” per ragazzi presso il Teatro Clitunno di Trevi.

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Fees

APPLICATION FEE € 160 (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.

TUITION FEE FOR ONE WEEK € 230, FOR TWO WEEKS € 460 (includes daily single lessons).

TUITION FEE CHAMBER MUSIC COURSE FOR ONE WEEK € 80 per participant, FOR TWO WEEKS € 160 per participant (includes daily chamber music lessons)

– Package: Application, Tuition, and orchestra fee for the double bass course with Mayra Pedrosa and Pierpaolo Mastroleo: € 230

TUITION FEE FOR THE JUNIOR ORCHESTRA PROGRAM WITH MAESTRO LORENZO PORZIO (two-hour daily orchestra rehearsals, orchestra sections lessons, and final concert. Includes orchestra parts, which will be sent by email € 80

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 22 – July 28 € 80 (free for participants of the courses by Rocha, Persichetti, Giallanza, Rossini).

Bank transfer deadline: July 1st. Payment can also be made 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, 2024
Applications will be accepted until July 16, 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 repertoire to play at the campus
  • 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 to place him/her in the right ensemble group. Recording, resumé, and repertoire are not necessary if the applicant is already a student of one of our faculty members.
  • Application fee of 160 euros (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 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 Il Fondaco
  • Ristorante Mamarama
  • Pub Arcomincio

Lunch/dinner coupons available at a special price of €8, €11 and €16 each can be purchased exclusively at the Narnia Arts Academy office (cash only).

  • Pre Fix Menu (€8 exclusively at La Taverna dell’Aquila Nera and Pub Arcomincio) includes:
    • First course
    • Second course with vegetable
    • Bread
    • Water
  • One Course Meal (€11 exclusively at Fondaco, Mamarama and Pub Arcomincio) includes:
    • Choice of first course or second course with vegetables
    • Coffee
    • Water
  • Two Course Meal (€16 exclusively at Fondaco and Mamarama) 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 Domus Narnia
  • Residence Palazzo Barilatti
  • Hotel Terra Umbra

Le stanze del Giglio Apartments, Hotel La Loggia dei Priori, the Residence Palazzo Barilatti, and the Domus Narnia Hostel are very close to the campus venues. 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 €2.50 per person per night.
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, July 30, at 9.00pm. If you choose not to keep the room for the night of July 30, the check out is required by 12noon of July 30.

OSTELLO DOMUS NARNIA

Via Gattamelata 74 – Narni
Cel. 329.6018920 – info@domusnarnia.it
www.domusnarnia.it

  • Spacious and comfortable rooms with four/six/eight beds with private bathroom, inside or outside the room: €29 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.

PALAZZO BARILATTI

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

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

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

LE STANZE DEL GIGLIO – APPARTAMENTI***

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

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

  • ROOM 1
    equipped with: 1 double bed in loft + 1 double bed in living room, possibility of adding 1 single bed
    single occupancy: €79
    two occupants: €42 per person
    three occupants: €39 per person
    four occupants: €32 per person
  • ROOM 2
    equipped with: 2 single beds, possibility of adding 1 single bed in living room
    single occupancy: €61
    two occupants: €42 per person
    three occupants: €39 per person
  • ROOM 3
    equipped with: 1 double bed, possibility of adding 1 single bed in living room
    single occupancy: €61
    two occupants: €42 per person
    three occupants: €39 per person
  • ROOM 4
    equipped with: 1 double bed in loft + 1 double bed in living room
    single occupancy: €79
    two occupants: €42 per person
    three occupants: €39 per person
    four occupants: €32 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: €94
    two occupants: €62 per person
    three occupants: €44 per person
    four occupants: €39 per person
    five occupants: €33 per person
  • ROOM 7
    equipped with: 2 single beds
    single occupancy: €59
    two occupants: €39 per person
  • ROOM 8
    equipped with: 1 full size bed
    single occupancy: €59
    two occupants: €39 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: €79
    two occupants: €42 per person
    three occupants: €39 per person
    four occupants: €32 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: €79
    two occupants: €42 per person
    three occupants: €39 per person
    four occupants: €32 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 €61
  • Double €44
  • Triple €38
  • Quadruple €31

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 €82
    • Single with full size bed €88
    • Double standard €53
    • Double economy €49
    • Triple €43
    • Triple Suite €50
    • Quadruple €37
    • Quadruple Suite €42

    Tourist tax €2.50 per night
    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

 

NARNI, MEDIEVAL JEWEL OF RARE BEAUTY – Click to watch the video
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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
.

  • 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 15 – July 21: Participants are suggested to arrive on July 14 or July 15 in the morning.
    (lessons will start on July 15 in the morning)
  • Programs July 22 – July 28: Participants are suggested to arrive on July 21 or July 22 in the morning
    (lessons will start on July 22 in the morning)

How to reach Narni by plane:

The nearest airport is Rome Fiumicino (FCO).

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.

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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