Courses and Faculty

JULY 19 – JULY 25

  • PIANO: CRISTIANA PEGORARO

    Cristiana Pegoraro Italy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More information on 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”.

    More information on lorenzoporzio.it

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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

    Khullip Jeung United States

    • The Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music
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    Khullip Jeung

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

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  • VIOLIN: JISUN KANG

    Jisun Kang United States

    • Mannes College of Music
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    Jisun Kang

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

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

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

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

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  • VIOLIN: PAOLO PIOMBONI

    Paolo Piomboni Italy

    • Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
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    Paolo Piomboni

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • VIOLIN: ZENEBA BOWERS

    Zeneba Bowers United States

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    Zeneba Bowers

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

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  • CELLO: MATT WALKER

    Matt Walker United States

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    Matt Walker

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

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  • DOUBLE BASS: 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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  • ACCORDION: SARIA CONVERTINO

    Saria Convertino Italy

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

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

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

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

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  • PIANO CRISTIANA PEGORARO

    Cristiana Pegoraro Italy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More information on cristianapegoraro.com

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

    Lorenzo Porzio Italy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More information on lorenzoporzio.it

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  • GUITAR: (CLASSICAL AND BRAZILIAN) GIANLUCA PERSICHETTI

    Gianluca Persichetti Italy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • GUITAR: CARLO BIANCALANA

    Carlo Biancalana Italy

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

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

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

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

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  • GUITAR: TALI ROTH (ONLINE)

    Tali Roth United States

    • The Juilliard School
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    Tali Roth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More information on taliroth.com

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  • VIOLIN: KHULLIP JEUNG (ONLINE)

    Khullip Jeung United States

    • The Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music
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    Khullip Jeung

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

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  • VIOLIN: JISUN KANG (ONLINE)

    Jisun Kang United States

    • Mannes College of Music
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    Jisun Kang

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

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

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

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

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  • VIOLIN: ZENEBA BOWERS

    Zeneba Bowers United States

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    Zeneba Bowers

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

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  • VIOLIN: RUGGERO MARCHESI

    Ruggero Marchesi Italy

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

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

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  • VIOLIN & QUARTET: DAVIDE SIMONELLI

    Davide Simonelli Italy

    • Quartetto Sivis; La Camerata Ducale di Parma
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    Davide Simonelli

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

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

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

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  • VIOLIN & VIOLA: ELEONORA BISACCIONI

    Eleonora Bisaccioni Italy

    • Scuola di musica "Concertino" di Narni
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    Eleonora Bisaccioni

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

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  • CELLO: MATT WALKER

    Matt Walker United States

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    Matt Walker

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

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  • FLUTE: CALOGERO GIALLANZA

    Calogero Giallanza Italy

    • Accademia Romana di Musica
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    Calogero Giallanza

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • FLUTE: ANDREA SALVI

    Andrea Salvi Italy

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

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

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

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

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  • CLARINET: MARCO BONFIGLI

    Marco Bonfigli Italy

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    Marco Bonfigli

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

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

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

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

     

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  • TRUMPET: FABRIZIO ANTONELLI

    Fabrizio Antonelli Italy

    • A.C.Concertino
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    Fabrizio Antonelli

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

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  • HARP: AUGUSTA GIRALDI

    Augusta Giraldi Italy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • DRUM SET & BRASILIAN PERCUSSION: STEFANO ROSSINI

    Stefano Rossini Italy

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

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

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

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