Known for his utterly engaging voice and his distinct and subtle playing, Alexander Romanovsky was praised by The New York Times as “special, not just an extraordinary technician with a flair for color and fantasy, but also a sensitive musician and lucid interpreter”.
Highlights of the recent and future seasons include Rachmaninov’s n.3 with the Filarmonica della Scala under Myung-Whun Chung’s baton, his debut at the Royal Albert Hall in London playing Beethoven’s n.5 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s n.1 with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires, the complete Rachmaninov concerti with the Symphony Orchestra of Milan, the complete Beethoven concerti with the Pacific Symphony, recitals at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, at the Freiburg and Bern International Piano Series, at Moscow Philhamonic Society, at Brescia and Bergamo Festival, at the Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti in Rome.
In summer 2021, Romanovsky launched his Piano B – an outdoor recital tour, bringing live music of Chopin and Rachmaninoff to over 40 cities across Italy after the period of pandemic closures and limitations.
Romanovsky regularly performs with major orchestras throughout Europe, Asia and The America’s and collaborates with conductors of very high stature such as V. Gergiev, M. Pletnev, Sir A. Pappano, G. Noseda, V. Spivakov, Y. Simonov and J. Conlon.
In the recent years Alexander Romanovsky has been actively involved in the promotion of the younger generation musicians and mentoring, he is currently a piano professor at the Royal College of music in London and the Conservatory of Reggio Emilia in Italy.
Marco Pierobon has performed as a soloist with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Kammerkonzert, I virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala, I Solisti Veneti, the Junge Philharmonie Salzburg, Marchigiana Philharmonic, and with the Symphony Orchestras of Mantua, Bolzano, Vicenza, and Sanremo.
He won first prize in the international competitions of Passau, Germany and Imperia and Aqui Terme, Italy. From 1999 to 2002 he was principal trumpet of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, and from 2003 to 2008 he was principal trumpet of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra. He has collaborated as principal trumpet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Filarmonica della Scala Orchestra.
Pierobon has worked with conductors Zubin Mehta, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Etienne Siebens, Friedrich Heider, Guenther Neuhold, and Ralph Gothoni. He has also performed works dedicated to him him by composers Giancarlo Aquilanti, Angelo Sormani, Giuseppe Bonafine, and Michele Mangani.
In 2014, he premiered Aquilanti’s Trumpet Concerto on tour with the Stanford Wind Symphony and that same year he made his conducting debut leading the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra and the Haydn Symphony Orchestra of Bolzano.
In 2017 he conducted the Croatian National Theatre Orchestra Zagreb and the Orchestra da camera di Perugia. He was featured as soloist during the Astana 2017 Expo (Kazakhstan).
He was invited to perform at the International Trumpet Guild Conference (USA) 2017.
In 2018, he premiered Aquilanti’s Double Concerto on tour with the Stanford Wind Symphony In the same year he appeared as soloist with the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra (Mahler’s Third Symphony) and in worldwide live streaming with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala.
In 2021 he made his debut conducting the Slovenian National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Pierobon has released several instructional DVDs and solo recordings. Among them are: “Solo,” (2011, Marche Wine Orchestra with conductor Michele Mangani) “Nano Nano,” (2013, New Project Funk Orchestra) “The Golden Trump” (2015, Giovani Fiati Umbri with conductor Filippo Salemmi) “Made in Italy” (2015, Insubria Wind Orchestra with conductor Angelo Sormani) and “The Maestro” (2017, Orchestra di Fiati dell’Istituto Vecchi Tonelli di Modena e Carpi with conductor Massimo Bergamini).
Pierobon has held master classes in the United States, Argentina, Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Canada, England, Greece, Germany, Austria, and Italy. He has been a trumpet professor at the Bolzano Conservatory in Italy since 2007. He has recorded for Sony and EMI with the Accademia di Santa Cecilia under the direction of Antonio Pappano. As a member of the Gomalan Brass Quitnet, he has performed throughout the world and recorded four CDs and two DVDs for Summit Records and Naxos.
Pierobon is Yamaha Performing Artist and Wedge Mouthpiece Endorsing Artist and plays exclusively on Yamaha instruments and Wedge mouthpieces.
He currently lives in the countryside near Parma with his wife Francesca, violinist and music teacher, two sons, Biagio (Bassoon player) and Amelia (Horn player), and two dogs, Violetta and Alfredo.
He was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in 1946, from a Sephardic Jewish family, with whom he moved to Milan at the end of the 40s.
Trained as a singer of popular music under the guidance of Roberto Leydi with the group Ensemble Havadià, in 1984 he devoted himself to theater starting a series of collaborations with numerous personalities of the scene, including Pier’Alli, Bolek Polivka, Tadeusz Kantor, Giorgio Marini, Franco Parenti. This is Moni Ovadia’s opportunity to merge his experiences as an actor and musician, giving life to the proposal of a “musical theater” where, still today, he applies his expressive research.
Ovadia came to the attention of the general public and journalistic critics in 1993, with Oylem Goylem, a creation of musical theater in the form of cabaret
This show will be followed by many others such as Dybbuk, Ballad of the end of the millennium, The Kafka case, Mame, mamele, mamma, mamà… The Wandering Banker, The Army on Horseback, The Stories of Mr. Keuner, The Violinist on the Roof, The Beautiful Utopia, just to name a few, up to the most recent “The Supplics” by Aeschylus, “Liolà” by Luigi Pirandello and “God laughs, nish koshe”.
For the cinema he has worked with Nanni Moretti, Mario Monicelli, Roberto Andò, Roberto Faenza and others.
Radio, records, books, university lectures, act as a counterpoint to his main activity.
For 5 years he was Artistic Director of Mittelfest (Festival of Central European Culture) in Cividale del Friuli. Since March 2021 he has been Director of the Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Ferrara.
Throughout these years, he has received numerous awards for career and civil commitment including, as he himself likes to remember, the “Seal for Peace”, conferred by the city of Florence, the “Franco Enriquez Prize” for civil commitment, the “UBU Special Prize 1996” for theatrical experimentation, the “Premio Govi” by the city of Genoa, in 2009 the De Sica Prize for theater by the President of the Italian Republic and in the 2010 the prestigious Musatti Award from the Italian Psychoanalytic Society.
In the autumn of 2005, he was awarded an honoris causa Literature-Philosophy degree by the University of Pavia, in 2007, in Communication Science by the University for Foreigners of Siena and in May 2019 he was awarded an honoris causa degree in “Musicology and Performing Arts” by the University of Palermo.
Moni Ovadia is today considered one of the most prestigious and popular men of culture and artists of the Italian scene. His musical theater, inspired by the Yiddish culture that he contributed raising awareness for and of which he gave a contemporary reading, is unique in its kind, in Italy and in Europe. His audience embraces all generations.
He is also known for his constant ethical and civil commitment to support rights and peace.
Sara Mingardo is a highly sought-after and highly appreciated interpreter within a vast repertoire. She had an interesting and poignant collaboration with M. Claudio Abbado , she regularly collaborates with the major theaters in the world, under the direction of Masters such as Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi, Ottavio Dantone, Ivor Bolton, Riccardo Chailly, Myung Whun- Chung, Paul Daniel, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Emmanuelle Hàim, Marc Minkowski, Riccardo Muti, Sir Roger Norrington, Maurizio Pollini, Christophe Rousset, Jordi Savall, Peter Schreier, Kent Nagano, Pierre Boulez, Zabin Metha, Lorin Maazel, Daniele Gatti, Michele Campanella, Franqois Xavier-Roth, Jeffrey Tate, collaborating with prestigious international orchestras, such as Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, New York Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de France, Les Musiciens du Luvre, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Montevedri Choir and Orchestra, Concerto Italiano, Les Talents Lyriques, Academia Montis Regalis and many others. Particularly prolific in the concert repertoire, ranging from Pergolesi to Respighi, passing through Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak and Mahler.
Her opera repertoire includes works by Gluck, Monteverdi, Handel, Vivaldi, Rossini, Verdi, Cavalli, Mozart, Donizetti, Schumann and Berlioz. Sara Mingardo studied with tenor Franco Ghitti at the “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory in Venice, her hometown. Winner of numerous national and international competitions, she began her musical life playing the title role in La Cenerentola by G. Rossini, as the winner of the international competition Toti Dal Monte in Treviso. In 2001 she won two Grammy Awards for the live recording of Les Troyens by H. Berlioz, conducted by Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra and in 2009 the Association of Italian Critics awarded her the prestigious Abbiati Prize.
The Italian ensemble Micrologus has pioneered the discovery of medieval music, among the many early music groups in Italy. Today, after 35 years of activity, it continues to find new paths of interpretation and new styles of performance, attracting a growing number of listeners and enthusiasts, with concerts in Europe, the Americas and Japan.
Founded in 1984 by Umbrian musicians Patrizia Bovi, Goffredo Degli Esposti and Gabriele Russo, together with Adolfo Broegg (1961-2006), it has created over 60 different shows (some in theatrical form with scenes and costumes), and recorded 28 CDs, including two which have been awarded with the “Diapason d’Or de l’Année” (in 1996 “Landini and Florentine music” and, in 1999, “Alla napolitana“), one awarded with “The Best of 2000 Award” from Goldberg magazine and one, in the Top Classical Albums of the Year list, awarded as the “Biggest Surprise” from the Boston Globe in 2009,
Micrologus is regularly invited to many of the most important festivals and venues in Europe (Urbino, Montpellier, Vienna Konzerthaus, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Southbank Centre in London, York Early MusicFestival, Festival des Flandres, Krakow and Jeroslaw in Poland) not to mention worldwide (Japan, Mexico, Canada, United States).
The work of the Micrologus, closely based on careful research of the historical context of the music it performs, including work on oral traditions, gives it a well-deserved reputation as a leader in historically documented performance. However, the key to its success with the public is its exceptionally lively and, above all, accessible musical style, mixing various instrumental colors with vocal polyphony. It collaborates with theater and cinema, recording, among other things, the soundtrack of the film “Mediterraneo” by Gabriele Salvatores, and with other important artists of contemporary music, including the Mancuso Brothers, Giovanna Marini, the Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Vinicio Capossela. In 2007-2008, it made a long tour with the contemporary dance show Myth, created by Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, bringing its creativity on medieval music to an even wider audience than before.
For the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death, Micrologus was the protagonist of a tour in Italy and abroad with “Dante e la Musica”, a project dedicated to the music of Dante’s time. Since December 2009 it has been holding International Seminars and Courses at the European Study Center of Medieval Music “Adolfo Broegg”, in Spello (Pg) (www.centrostudiadolfobroegg.it).
There have been many recordings for RAI 1, RAI 2, Radio 3, Radio France Culture, Radio France-Musique, ORF Vienna, WDR Cologne, Radio Clara Belgium, Slovenian Television, Radio Suisse, Asahi Television in Osaka.
Trained at the great Maria Tipo’s piano school, he established himself at a very young age winning the “Dino Ciani” International Competition at the Teatro della Scala in Milan, and since then he has been playing all over the world with the most prestigious orchestras and famous conductors.
As early as 1994, his extensive solo and chamber music activity earned him the recognition of European musicologists, from whom he received – the only Italian artist- the Accademia Chigiana International Award.
He has many recordings to his credit, including Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Berg’s Kammerkonzert with the Dresdner Staatskapelle conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli, and the Luciano Berio’s Concerto II Echoing curves with the London Symphony conducted by the Author, for BMG.
His close collaboration with Berio continues with the last and challenging work for piano, Sonata, performed in world premiere in 2001 and recorded – with all the other piano work- in a CD AVIE Records, which is a reference edition. The live recordings of Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas for Stradivarius and the three recent Shubertian CDs for the German Audite have been equally celebrated.
Lucchesini is also devoted to teaching, mainly at the Fiesole Music School, which he directed untill 2016. Scholar of S. Cecilia since 2008, he is also involved in musical organization: after leading the Accademia Filarmonica Romana, he has recently been invited to take over the artistic direction of Florence Amici della Musica.
“We will often hear of Gennaro Cardaropoli in the coming years…”
Luca Segalla, MUSICA
Gennaro Cardaropoli is considered to be one of the best young Italian talents of today and in 2022 he won the
“YOUNG ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2022” award assigned by a jury of 17 members from all over Europe.
His discographic debut with Warner Classics was in 2019, together with pianist Alberto Ferro. The duo is invited
to play during the main Italian Chamber Seasons on a regular basis.
He performed as a soloist in the Symphony Orchestra of Salerno “Verdi”, the I Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra of
Milan, the Sicilian Symphony, the Abruzzese Symphony Orchestra, the Marchigiana Philharmonic, the Verdi of
Milan, the Toscanini of Parma and with the Orchestra San Carlo of Naples. He also performed for the Bologna
Festival, the Brescia and Bergamo Festivals, the Friends of Music in Florence, the GOG in Genoa, the Concert
Society of Milan, the Chigiana Music Academy of Siena, the Philharmonic Society of Trento, the Fenice Theater
Foundation in Venice and for the ‘Musical Union of Turin.
Other important theaters that see Cardaropoli as a protagonist are the Opéra of Monte Carlo, the Auditorium de
la Fundación Eutherpe of León, the Auditorio Nacional de Música of Madrid, the Swedish History Museum
(Barock Hall) of Stockholm, the Musikverein of Vienna, the Queen’s University Hall of Belfast, the Philharmonie
of Paris and Toulouse, the Kaunas Symphony Hall and the Lithuanian National Symphony Hall of Vilnius, the
Ekaterinburg Opera House, the Italian Embassy of Berlin, the Italian and French Embassy of Tunis and Italian
Embassy of Paris. Furthermore, he performed at the Huberman Festival in Israel and at the Eurasia Festival. In
the United States, he performed at the Carnegie Hall of New York, at the Philadelphia Concert Hall and at the
Washington Lincoln Center; he performed in Tampa, Orlando and Miami with the Florida Philharmonic
Orchestra, and also in Nevada with the Reno Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Alvise Casellati. He
also took part to a tour in Israel (Tel Aviv and Jerusalem) and in China (Hainan, Shanghai and Beijing).
When he was only 17, he was awarded with the 1st Grand Prize at the Arthur Grumiaux International Violin
Competition. Other important prizes he won are the 1st Prize at the Vittorio Veneto Festival, the 1st Soloist Prize
at the Violin Competition of the “Filarmonica della Scala” of Milan, the 1st Prize at the “Premio Nazionale delle
Arti” (promoted by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) as best Italian violinist, the 1st Place in
the RAI 1 live streaming of “Uno Mattino in famiglia – Conservatori a Confronto”, the 1st Place at the prestigious
Claudio Abbado competition, the 1st Grand Prize at the Stockholm Violin Competition and the title of best
soloist of Salerno awarded by the Claudio Abbado Symphony Orchestra.
Cardaropoli was born in Salerno in 1997. When he was only 9, he performed before His Holiness the Pope
Benedict XVI in the Vatican’s Nervi Hall on RAI live streaming. He graduated from the Domenico Cimarosa
conservatory of Avellino with top marks and honors. Later, he studied with Maestros Vadim Brodsky, Salvatore
Accardo, Boris Belkin, Zakhar Bron and Shlomo Mintz. He graduated from the Conservatory of Italian
Switzerland with Maestro Pavel Berman and currently he is studying with the Maestro Silvia Marcovici.
Since 2019 He is supported by the association “Musica con le Ali”.
He’s currently teaching at the “Niccolò Piccinni” Conservatory of Bari, lives in Milan and plays the Pietro
Guarneri, Venice 1735 ex Francisco Costa violin thanks to the kind concession of the Pro Canale Foundation of
Mario Brunello is one of the most fascinating, all-round and sought-after artists of his generation.
Soloist, conductor, chamber musician and recently pioneer of new sounds with his small cello, he has been the first European to win the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1986.
His authentic and passionate style has led him to collaborate with the most important conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Valery Gergiev, Myung-whung Chung, Yuri Temirkanov, Zubin Mehta, Ton Koopman, Manfred Honeck, Riccardo Muti, Daniele Gatti, Seiji Ozawa, Riccardo Chailly and Claudio Abbado.
Throughout his long career, Mario Brunello has performed with the world’s most prestigious orchestras including the London Symphony and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, NHK Tokyo, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Filarmonica della Scala and the Monaco Philharmonic, to name a few.
Brunello plays a precious Maggini of the early seventeenth century, sided in recent years by the small four-string cello . This instrument, widely used in the Baroque era, is built in the typical violin tuning (mi, la, re, sol), but at a lower octave, thus maintaining the depth and darker nuances typical of the cello. These peculiarities have indeed led Brunello to explore the musical masterpieces of the violin repertoire of Bach, Vivaldi, Tartini and contemporaries.
His recent recordings with the small cello include the complete 3 Sonatas and 3 Partitas by JS Bach, an album entitled ‘Sonar in Ottava’ together with the Accademia dell’Annunciata and Giuliano Carmignola and a third disc dedicated to Giuseppe Tartini for the 250th anniversary of his death. The last recording is dedicated to JS Bach’s ‘Sei Suonate a cembalo certato e violino solo’.
Two exceptional recordings were born from the close collaboration with Kremerata Baltica and Gidon Kremer : ‘The Protecting Veil’ by Tavener recorded at the Lockenhaus Festival and ‘Searching for Ludwig’ (November 2020) – a tribute to Beethoven, which sees two Beethoven quartets in the string orchestra version share the stage with contemporary Beethoven-inspired pieces by Léo Ferré and Giovanni Sollima.
Mario Brunello is the Artistic Director of the Arte Sella and Suoni delle Dolomiti Festivals.
In October 2020 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival, succeeding Gianandrea Noseda.
FRIDA BOLLANI MAGONI
Frida Bollani Magoni, daughter of art, was born in Versilia on September 18, 2004. Always surrounded by sounds and music, she begins to regularly study classical piano at the age of 7 under the guidance of maestro Paolo Razzuoli, who teaches her musical notation in Braille.
She has collaborated several times with the Orchestra Operaia di Massimo Nunzi (Jazz Big Band) both as a singer and as a pianist, performing at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. She performed as a guest at the Premio Bianca D’Aponte (competition for singer-songwriters) in the theater of Aversa in 2017 and at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics 2018 at the Montecatini racecourse, playing and singing in front of 10,000 people.
She has often performed as a surprise guest at her parents (Petra Magoni and Stefano Bollani) concerts, both in Italy and abroad. She has also experienced the world of musicals having participated as a singer in: “The Adventures of Peter Pan” and “Jesus Christ meets the Orchestra”.
She currently attends the Liceo Musicale Carducci in Pisa where she studies piano.
Frida’s live debut was held on July 23rd, 2020, at the Giardino Scotto in Pisa.
On April 23rd, 2021, she was a special guest of the successful Rai television program “Via dei Matti number 0”, conducted by her father, Stefano Bollani, and Valentina Cenni.
Frida, a rare talent, has recently held an exciting performance at the Quirinale, in front of the President of the Republic, for June 2nd celebrations. In addition to the touching interpretation of the national hymn, the young musician performed a moving instrumental and voice version of Lucio Dalla’s masterpiece “Caruso”, and paid tribute to Franco Battiato, recently deceased, with a beautiful interpretation of the song “La Cura”.
On June 12 she starts her first musical tour, leaving from Orbetello and crossing the whole peninsula. During the tour, which ended in October, and then resumed in December with 4 concerts in prestigious churches and cathedrals in Piedmont, Puglia and Basilicata, Frida has performed in almost 30 concerts, always sold out and on renowned stages. In September she plays in Milan to accompany Roberto Bolle in “The wonderful work. Roberto Bolle for the Duomo of Milan” and inaugurates the new edition of “Il tempo delle donne ” by Corriere della Sera at the Triennale. On January 1st, 2022, Frida was a guest on the show “Danza con me” by Roberto Bolle , aired on prime time TV on Rai 1.
During these months, full of commitments and projects, Frida also completes studio work and song production and accomplishes her first podcast with English music producer Jimmy Brixton.
Duccio Beluffi, Violinist and Violist.
Duccio Beluffi obtained a diploma in violin in Milan with Felice Cusano. He then graduated from the Superior Conservatory of Geneva under the guidance of Corrado Romano. At the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole he studied chamber music with Norbert Brainin, Stevan Gheorgyu, Dario De Rosa and Thomas Brandis. He studied string quartet with Franco Rossi. In 1997 he won the International Competition at the Teatro alla Scala, ranking first among the eligible participants.
He obtained a diploma with honors in viola in 2008, in the same year he won the Competition for Prima Viola at the Teatro S. Carlo in Naples. In 2009 he won the auditions, as first viola, at the Royal Scottisch National Orchestra in Glasgow and, as co-principal, at the London Philharmonic. He was then invited to collaborate with the Berliner Philharmoniker Camerata Ensemble.
In 2012 he obtained the eligibility as first viola (first and only eligible one) at the Orchestra dell’Arena di Verona.In 2014 he won the position of First Viola Soloist at the Teatre Liceu in Barcelona. As a violist he has played and recorded Mozart’s quartets with flute with Franco Gulli and Sir James Galway, and he has given string quintet’s concerts with Salvatore Accardo.
Christine Rhomberg was born in Dornbirn/Austria.
She studied Prehistory and Ethnology and graduated with a PhD at the Innsbruck University. Her professional career began as a museum and exhibition curator in the Culture Department of the Government of Vorarlberg/Austria, while also developing her skills in the fields of marketing and communication in different museums and exhibition projects.
Having been a board member and vice-president of the Bregenz Festival since 1987, Christine Rhomberg became the festival’s Director of Marketing and Sales in 1998. Five years later she moved on to the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland as a Director of Development. During these years she also supported the Hilti Foundation in Liechtenstein as a freelance consultant for cultural issues.
In 2012 Christine Rhomberg joined the Hilti Foundation. She is a member of the Executive Board of the foundation, responsible for the focus area “Music for social change”. Besides the engagement of the Hilti Foundation in different grassroot programs of the sector, Christine places a primary focus on advancing and innovating in the field of impact-based learning and networking between the established and social music fields.
He is currently living in Germany where he continues his career as a musician after being Solo-kontrabass for 14 years in the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.
During his time in Germany he has participated in numerous projects as a guest musician in orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Mahler Chamber, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Vorarlberg Symphony, Bregenzer Festspiele, Philharmonie Südwestfalen among others.
Graduated in Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador – Venezuela (UPEL) .Outstanding participation and training under the social-musical ideal of “El Sistema” founded by Maestro José Antonio Abreu.
Participated in Master class with Klaus Stoll, Janne Saksala, Anton Schaschenhofer, Nabil Shehata, Tobías Glöckler Alberto Boccini Therry Barbe among others.
Winner of special prize at the Sperger competition in Germany (2014) Winner second prize at Contrast festival in Argentina (2013) Semifinalist at Koussevitzky Competition in St. Petersburg (2013) and The ISB in EEUU (2015)
Winner of Stellvertreter Solo-kontrabass at Philharmonischen Orchester der Stadt Theater Trier – Deutschland (currently)
Named a Rising Star of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) in the 20/21 season, the violinist Diana Tishchenko appeared at Philharmonie de Paris, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, L’Auditori Barcelona, Konzerthus Stockholm and Festspiele Baden-Baden. Upcoming 22/23 season will include recitals in Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Vienna, Philharmonie Cologne, Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon and others.
The winner of the legendary Long-Thibaud-Crespin International Competition in Paris in 2018, Diana Tishchenko released her debut album on Warner Classics entitled Strangers in PARadISe, to universal critical acclaim.
BBC Music Magazine awarded the album five stars, while Gramophone Magazine complimented her for “a genuinely distinctive, individual voice” as well as “beauty of tone, polish and range of colours”.
Diana Tishchenko was born in Crimea, where as a child she learned violin from her aunt, later she studied with Tamara Mukhina in Kiev, with Professor Ulf Wallin at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin, completing her studies with Boris Kuschnir at Kunstuniversität Graz.
During her studies in Berlin Diana was assistant to Professor Wallin, and had already made her debut performance at the Berlin Philharmonie with the DSO Berlin. She has been receiving further musical inspiration by Ferenc Rados, Rita Wagner, Saschko Gawriloff and Sir András Schiff.
She performed in chamber music with artists such as Gidon Kremer, Steven Isserlis and Christian Tetzlaff in Kronberg Academy. Among her regular piano partners are Zoltán Fejervari, Jose Gallardo and Itamar Golan.
Diana Tishchenko currently plays a violin by a renowned italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi.
Born in Pesaro, he graduated with the highest marks, honors and honorable mention.
He studied with M. Scano, M. Cazacu, M. Maisky, A. Meneses, P. N. Masi, K. Bogino, P. Vernikov, A. Menieur and the Trio di Trieste. He has played as a soloist with several orchestras including the O.R.T , the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, I Pomeriggi Musicali, under the direction of conductors such as M. Whun-Chung, Sir A. Pappano, C. Poppen, K. Nagano, G. Pehlivanian. He also performed HK Gruber’s cello and orchestra concerto for the first time in Italy, under the guidance of the performer himself, and F.Gulda’s concert under the guidance of K. Jarvi for the first time in the history of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
In 1997, in Paris, at the international competition “M. Rostropovich”, he received the special award for the best performance of the song” Spins and Spells”by K Saariaho.
In 1998 he won the competition for 1° cello at the O.R.T. in Florence, and in 1999 he succeeded at the competition for 1° cello at the ‘Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
He is also 1° cello at the Mozart Orchestra since 2010, and he collaborated with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra at the invitation of C. Abbado.
He has collaborated as 1° cello with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Symphonica d’Italia and Mahler Chamber Orchestra. He has played with famous conductors such as M. Whun-Chung, G. Sinopoli, W. Sawallisch, Y. Temirkanov, L. Maazel, C. Abbado, R. Muti, G. Pretre, M. Rostropcwich, D. Gatti, V. Gergiev, K. Masur, Sir J. E. Gardiner, B. Haitink, H. Blomstedt and in chamber performances with Chung, A. Lonquich, S. Shoji, L. Kavakos, M. Brunello, M. Argerich.
He has recorded for La Bottega Discantica, Decca and Promu label.
He plays a cello “Carlo Giuseppe Oddone” from 1903.
“Walker is an outstanding performer…his playing was remarkable” The Guardian June 2020
At the forefront of a new generation of wind soloists, Adam Walker was appointed principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2009 at the age of 21 and received the Outstanding Young Artist Award at MIDEM Classique in Cannes. In 2010 he won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award and was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist of the Year Award.
As a concerto soloists Walker performs with the major UK orchestras including BBC Philharmonic, London Symphony, Hallé, and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Elsewhere he has recently performed with the Baltimore Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Malaysian Philharmonic, Malmö Symphony and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.
A committed chamber musician with a curious and creative approach to repertoire, 2018 saw Adam take up his place on the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s prestigious Bowers Program and last season he launched the Orsino Ensemble focusing on the wind quintet repertoire and of which he is Artistic Director.
Recent recital highlights include Wigmore Hall, LSO St. Luke’s, De Singel, Musée du Louvre, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Frankfurt Alte Oper and the Utrecht, West Cork, Delft and Moritzburg Chamber Music Festivals.
Adam Walker records for Chandos Records. His recital disc featuring the Franck Sonata is released in Spring 2021 with pianist James Baillieu.
Benedetta Senese obtains a Second Level Academic Diploma with the highest marks and honours at the “S. Pietro a Majella” Conservatory in Naples under the guidance of Laura Fusco. She receives further training with Nora Doallo at the Conservatory of Italian Switzerland in Lugano.
In 2014 she obtains a master in Music Pedagogy under the direction of Maestro Sandro D’Onofrio, with a thesis on the link between gestures and expressiveness in piano teaching. She plays for the “900 e presente” season created by Maestro Giorgio Bernasconi at the Italian Switzerland Radio’s Auditorium under the direction of A. Tamayo.
In 2011 she collaborates with the Kaleido Ensemble under the direction of D. Matheuz.
In 2019 she plays with MACH Ensemble, a part of MACH Project and Orchestra, at Festival Musica sull’Acqua in Colico.
She has collaborated with musicians such as Cristophe Morin, Simone Briatore, Patrizio Serino, Ingrid Fliter, Anton Dressler, Francesco Senese, Danusha Waskiewicz, Itamar Golan and Roberto Armocida, with whom she performs at the Mantova Chamber Music Festival in 2018.
She is a Master Practitioner in NLP Certified by Richard Bandler Society of NLP.
She is enrolled in Claudio Belotti’s Extraordinary Coaching School.
She is also training with Tony Robbins, the world’s leading expert in neurolinguistic programming.
After finishing his studies at the conservatoire in Barcelona (Gold Medal Unanimity and Jury congratulations, he won a Spanish government scholarship to continue his studies in France with Jean‐Yves Fourmeau and Nicolas Prost in Paris. Here he distinguished himself showing an outstanding sense of improvisation, blending classical, contemporary music and traditional music idioms.
His flexibility and knowledge of multiple musical genres coupled with his unique ideas were encouraged, leading to the creation of new compositions and performances.
A musician without limits, his music draws on various music sources and the result is music created by a melodic virtuoso who leads the audience in a world where everyone finds their stories, their origins.
The recipient of numerous international awards and concerts in Spain, Greece, France, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary his compositions are performed by saxophonists from around the world.
David Salleras is a Selmer Artist and Vandoren Artist, and his works are published by Edition Dinsic (Barcelona), Edition Billaudot (Paris) and Resolute Music Publisher (USA)
David teaches at the “Girona National Music Conservatory”.
Magnus combines being a soloist on tenor saxophone, flute and clarinet and at the same time arranging, composing and conducting to a large extent.
Magnus has collaborated with artists such as: Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter, James Ingram, Bobby McFerrin, David Foster, Take 6, Larry Carlton, Ivan Lins (Brazil), Till Brönner (Germany), Nicola Conte (Italy), Marie Fredriksson (Roxette, Sweden), Barbara Hendricks, Martin Fröst (Sweden), Ola Onabule (UK), John Beasley, John Patitucci, Ed Motta (Brazil), Youn Sun Nah (South Corea), Malena Ernman (Sweden), John Scofield, Chiara Civello (Italy)
As a soloist / conductor / arranger / composer, Magnus has worked with a number of major orchestras such as:
Bielefeld Symphony Orchestra,
During the years 1992-1997, during an undergraduate education at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, Magnus formed both his own big band and a jazz quartet.
Born in Buenos Aires, she began her studies with E. Westerkamp , V. Scaramuzza’s pupil, performing for the first time in public at the age of eleven, and making her debut with an orchestra at the Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires) at the age of sixteen. In 1992 she moved to Europe, where she continued her studies with V. Margulis at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg, with C. Bruno in Rome and with F. Scala and B. Petrushansky at the International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola.
She also participated to Masterclasses with L. Fleisher, A. Lonquich, L. Lortie and V. Bakk.She made her orchestral debut in the United States with the Atlanta Symphony, just a few days after receivingthe prestigious Gilmore Artist Award in January 2006.
She has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other U.S. symphony orchestras. She has played at some of the most important festivals, such as Mostly Mozart, Grant Park, Aspen, Ravinia and Blossom. As a soloist, she has given concerts at Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall), the Metropolitan Museum and 92nd Street Y (New York), the Chicago Orchestra Hall as well as in Boston, San Francisco, Vancouver, Detroit, Baltimore and Fort Worth (van Cliburn Foundation). In Europe and Asia, the Argentine pianist has performed in Amsterdam, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Salzburg, Cologne, St. Petersburg, Berlin and has played at festivals such as La Roque d’Anthéron (France), Prague Autumn (Czech Republic) and the World Pianist Series (Tokyo). Her recent engagements abroad include concerts with the philharmonic orchestras of Rotterdam, Stockholm and Israel, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony, the London Philharmonia and the Sydney Symphony. Recently she has given recitals in Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Tokyo, Sydney and London, both in the Wigmore and in the Queen Elizabeth Hall.Winner of numerous competitions in Argentina, she obtained the first prize in 1994 in both categories at the International Competition of Cantù and was awarded at the Ferruccio Busoni Competition in 1998. In 2000 she won the second prize at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. Recording exclusively for EMI, Ingrid Fliter recorded a first album, dedicated to Chopin , in 2008, and since 2009 she records exclusively for Linn records (England) , recording the complete Waltz, Preludes, Nocturnes and concerts of the same composer as well as a recording dedicated to Beethoven and Schumann and Mendelssohn’s concerts. Her recordings were considered among the “top 10” and chosen as the CD of the month by the English magazine Gramophone. She was also nominated for the “Gramophone Artist Award of Year” in 2015. She is a lecturer at the International Piano Academy of Imola “Incontri col Maestro”.
Julius Drake is considered one of the greatest pianists in the world and he works as a song recital accompanist.
There is a long list of famous names who wish to work with Drake, among them Thomas Allen, Olaf Bär, Phillip Langridge, Angelika Kirchschlager, Sergei Leiferkus, Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Mark Padmore, Christoph Pregardien, Amanda Roocroft, Jose Van Dam, Lorraine Hunt, Thomas Quasthoff, Willard White, Gerald Finley, Joyce Di Donato, Simon Keenlyside, Diana Damrau, Ian Bostridge.
Drake has been artistic director of Perth’s international Chamber Music Festival; he is also artistic director of a Welsh Chamber Music Festival and of “Julius Drake and Friends” Festival in London.
He directs a series of prestigious concerts at the Temple Hall in London and for a few years he has been holding his own concert’s seasons at the Wigmore Hall, also in the city. He is regularly invited to devise Liederabend song programmes for the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, for the BBC in London and other important festivals and theatres.
He is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and visiting professor at the Royal Northern College of Music. He also holds masterclasses in Amsterdam, Brussels, Oxford, Paris and at the Shubert Institute in Baden bei Wien. Since 2010, he has been professor at the Graz University.
He counts many past and ongoing collaborations with the world’s finest singers and instrumentalists, and he regularly works with the most important record houses. His CDs have received the highest international awards.
Julius Drake lives in London with his wife Belinda and their two daughters.
She began her studies at the Colmar Conservatory, obtaining the first prize in violin and harp, and she continued to study the harp at the Paris and Lion conservatories.
In 2004 she won the 2nd prize at the prestigious ARD in Munich; this led her to play with groups and musicians such as Quatuor Ebene, Tamestit, Magali Mosnier, Quartetto Modigliani.
In addition to her solo career, she collaborates as first harp with major European Orchestras (Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Concertgebouworkest, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, WDR Köln, BRSO, MCO, RAI di Torino).
In 2010 she played with the Mozart Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, who later invited her to the Lucerne Festival and other important projects under his direction.
In 2011 she became the first harp of the Fenice Orchestra in Venice, where she often performed as a soloist.
Her eclectic repertoire includes chamber and contemporary music; she has been invited to chamber music festivals all over Europe, including Kempten, St Come, St Geniez, Obernai. She is a member of groups such as the Laboratorium Ensemble, and the Psyche duo with the flautist Braiek Zacharie.
She is also passionate about ethnomusicology, particularly the practice of Javanese gamelan , and she has created a project of fusion of Persian music, through the santur, with western one, through the harp (Duo DARAMAD, with Fuad Ahmadvand) and the “Harpbeat” experiment ( drums and harp duo).
Considered by critics a reference voice for 20th century’s and current repertoires, Laura Catrani is ductile and musical in her dual role as a singer and an actress. She graduated with top marks in Singing and Chamber Vocal Music at Conservatorio Verdi in MIlan.
She interpreted various executions of modern and contemporary composers, and world premieres such as “il Dissoluto assoluto” by A. Corghi ( Teatro la Scala in Milan); “Leggenda” and “Il suono giallo” by A. Solbiati (Teatro Regio in Turin and Teatro Comunale in Bologna), “La metamorfosi” by S. Colasanti (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), and “Il gridario” and “Forést” by M. Franceschini (Biennale in Venice and Teatro Comunale in Bolzano).
She complements the 20th century’s repertoire with the traditional opera’s one, distinguishing herself in her Mozartian and 18th century’s roles.
She trained as an actress at the Scuola di Recitazione Paolo Grassi in MIlan and she specialized with Avi Kaiser, Sergio Antonino and Valentina Moar, together with whom she did dance, theatre and singing performances.
Fascinated by movement’s research and experimentation, she is a trainer for the GYROKINESIS® method, and she teaches regular lessons to musicians and opera singers.
She often holds masterclasses in contemporary vocality, with a focus on compositions for solo voice.
Since 2017, she leads the annual workshop “ Il Teatro della Voce”at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan.
She recorded for Naxus , Stradivarius and Ulysses Arts music labels.
British tenor Ian Bostridge obtained a PhD in history at Corpus Christi College in Oxford before devoting himself fully to music.
He regularly performs in major theatres, festivals and music halls all over the word, with a repertoire spanning from Monteverdi to contemporary music, in collaboration with the greatest directors and orchestras globally.
His CDs, exclusively distributed by Emi/ Warner, won all major international prizes, among which a Grammy.
He was elected Corpus Christi College’s honorary student in 2001 and he obtained an Honour PhD in Music at St Andrews University in 2003. He has been awarded a CBE.
He lives in London with his wife Lucasta Miller, writer and literary critic, and their two children.
His third book, Shubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, dedicated to Shubert’s Winterreise , was successfully published in 2015, with an Italian edition.
Throughout the lockdown period, he held a masterclass series on the Lied interpretation for Hochschule fur Musik in Munich, conferences/online lessons at the University Of Chicago and he recorded new versions of Winterreise with Die Shone Mullerin famous composer Thomas Ade at the piano. A CD entirely dedicated to Ottorino Respinghi will soon be released.
Graduated in Sport Science, I dreamed of becoming a professional athletic trainer to help young athletes realize their dreams, whichever sport they chose or art they would apply themselves to.
Day after day, I understood how mind and body are connected and inseparable, and therefore decided to pursue my other purpose in life: to support managers, entrepreneurs, artists and anybody who desires to improve their health in order to achieve a higher potential towards their goals.
Art in all its forms is a result of a creative mind and an interpretative body: the world of dance has been my field of experimentation; I then approached the world of music with great enthusiasm.
To be fine-tuned with your body is the premise for the external realization of inner creativity.
Winner of national and international competitions, he performs as a soloist in symphonic orchestras and chamber music ensembles in the most diverse formations.
Since 2003 he collaborates with Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Teatro San Carlo Orchestra in Naples, Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti in Naples, Teatro Olimpico Orchestra in Vicenza, Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra,under the direction of internationally renowned conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Wayne Marshall, Ennio Morricone, Myung-Whun Chung, Diego Matheuz, Alexander Lonquich, Andrew Grams, George Prêtre, George Pehlivanian, Nicolas Brochot, Antonio Pappano, Alessandro De Marchi, Will Humburg, Michel Plasson , Benjamin Pionnier, Andrea Sanguineti, Nicola Piovani.
He is a member of the MACH Ensemble, alongside musicians such as
Raphael Christ, Francesco Senese, Simone Briatore, Patrizio Serino, Johanee Gonzalez, Adam Walker,Nora Cismondi, Andrea Fallico, Fredrik Ekdahl, Tomás Medina, Nabila Chajai, Felix Mendoza.
He regularly performs with Louis Lortie, André Gallo, Michail Lifits, Andrea Rebaudengo, Francesco Senese, Benedetta Senese, Anton Dressler, Victor Morosco, Tommaso Lonquich.
Roberto Armocida is Yanagisawa Artist and Vandoren Paris Artist.
It all originates from a meeting with Giovanni Testori and the participation to the exhibition Artisti e Scrittori by the Rotonda della Besana in Milan.
In 2004, Electa publishes Velasco 20, a monograph on his first 20 years of work, with a contribution by Giulio Giorello.
Extramoenia (2004-2005) is an exhibition requested by the Region of Sicily and set up in Palermo (Palazzo Belmonte Riso) and Milan (Palazzo della Regione).
In 2005 he becomes part of the MACRO collection.
In 2011 he is invited to the Italian Pavilion at the Biennale in Venice, where he exhibits Veidrodis.
In 2012 he created Foresta Rossa, an artistic operation on Isola Madre (Stresa) and in Verbania.
In 2015 he is invited to the Berlinale as a producer and leading actor of the documentary Il Gesto delle Mani, directed by Francesco Clerici who films him during the creation of a bronze sculpture.
In June that same year, invited by Emilio Mazzoli, he returns to a gallery with the show FUGA, at the Galleria Mazzoli in Modena.
In 2017 he curates and plans his father’s exhibition “Time Out” at Palazzo Reale, Castello Sforzesco, Museum Of Natural History and Casa del Manzoni
Since 2009 Tony Lopresti has been Mime Director for the Festival Musica sull’Acqua, where he teaches intensive workshops on classical mime technique and directs and choreographs original theatrical interpretations of Festival music — classical, avant-garde, jazz, original compositions and improvisations.
Tony Lopresti has worked in NYC and Los Angeles as a writer, producer and actor in mainstream and experimental theatre, and in television and cinema. He had directed the video production for the New York City Police Department (NYPD).
For many years he led theatre workshops in the monastic community of Taize’.
For 8 years, he was a principal performer with the New York Pantomine Theatre, a classical mime company under the direction of Moni and Mina Yakin.
He performed as the leading actor with NYPD, and in full length works at Carnagie Hall and Lincoln Centre, as well as abroad.
He has devised video-based methodologies to train employees and treat high risk children and their families. He has worked as a recreational therapist at the Kennedy Hospital for special needs youngsters.
He obtained his violin diploma with Christine Anderson, the viola one with Davide Zaltron and the composition one with Giorgio Colombo Taccani.
He distinguished himself in various Italian contests and he attended advanced courses with Pavel Vernikov and Vadim Brodsky, Christoph Schiller, Bruno Giuranna, Wolfram Christ. He also participated to Tabea Zimmermann’s masterclass at the Centre de musique Hindemith” in Blonay (Svizzera) e at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festivalin Lubecca.
With Rai Symphonic Orchestra, he played Schnittke concert directed by Master Jansug Kakhidze , the Don Quixote by Richard Strauss and Harold en Italie by Hector Berlioz.
In 2015, together with violinist Roberto Gonzalez, he performed Mozart Symphony Concertante with the Orchestra of the Santa Cecilia Academy, under the direction of Master Christoph Eschenbach.
Since 2010 he is a regular guest of Portogruaro’s advanced courses, as a viola tutor.
From 1998 to 2009 he has been Prima Viola with Rai National Symphonic Orchestra, and since 2009 he is Prima Viola with the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome.
He won the first prize in the following contests: “Jugend Musiziert” in 1994, 1996 and 1998, Arles’ International Competion, Patronatsgesellschaft Baden-Baden’s Competion, , and “Deutsche Apothekenkammer” Competition.
Christ has performed abroad as a soloist with orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Berlin, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Mahler-Acadamy-Orchestra, Kopenhagen Philharmonic, Sinfonietta Köln, Basler Sinfoniker, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonic.
Raphael has given recitals at the Konzerthaus and Philharmonie in Berlin, and in Paris, Dublin and Jerusalem.
He plays in festivals such as Lockenhous, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Edinburgh Festival.
He has been invited as concertmaster in the “Gustav-Mahler Youth Orchestra” and the “Mozart Orchestra”.
In 2006 he was the second violins’ leader in the “Lucerne Festival Orchestra” and he has been guest concertmaster in the “Mahler Chamber Orchestra”, “Orchestre National de la Radio France” and in the “Kurpfalz Chamber Orchestra”.
Ha iniziato i suoi studi musicali all’età di 10 anni in Venezuela.
Ha studiato e si è prefezionato con Frank Pulccini, Antoine Curé, Laurent Malet, Jeffry Seagal, Wladimir Kafelnikoff, Pierre Tibau.
Nel 2000 ha studiato tromba al Conservatorio Rueill Malmaison di Parigi, con Eric Aubier.
Dal 2003 al 2017 è stato prima tromba nell’Orchestra Sinfonica “Simón Bolívar” diretta da Gustavo Dudamel, esibendosi in Germania, Italia, Francia, Francia, Stati Uniti, Russia, Austria, Svezia, Finlandia, Giappone, Corea del Sud, Cina, Belgio, Brasile, Oman, Abu Dhabi.
E’ stato diretto da Claudio Abbado e Giuseppe Sinopoli, Sir Simon Rattle e da Diego Matheuz suonando con solisti internazionali quali: Daniel Barenboim, Lang-Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Natalia Gutman, Martha Argerich, i fratelli Capuçon, Itzhak Perlman, Alisa Weilerstein, Gabor Tarkovic, Winton Marsalis, Yuja Wang.
Attualmente risiede nella città di Berlino, dove sta suonando con varie orchestre e gruppi europei. Condivide il suo lavoro artistico anche con il Simón Bolívar Trumpet Ensemble.
Born in Rome, he graduated in cello at S Cecilia Conservatory with the highest marks , honours and honourable mention.
Under the guidance of Maestro Strano, he obtained his specialization in cello at the Accademia di S. Cecilia in Rome with the highest marks and honours, receiving the Sinopoli award under the patronage of the President of the Republic.
He received further training with Ivan Monighetti in Basel and attended the masterclasses of Enrico Dindo, Enrico Bronzi ,David Geringas and Gary Hoffman.
From October 2005 to May 2007, he played as first cello at Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania, and he collaborated in the same role with the Orchestra of Roma and Lazio, the regional Orchestra of Tuscany, Orchestra of Carlo Felice, the Accademia of Santa Cecilia and Claudio Abbado’s Mozart Orchestra.
Since 2011, he has been chosen by Zubin Metha as first cello in the Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
Julian Rachlin è uno dei musicisti più apprezzati dei nostri tempi.
Ha suonato con la Filarmonica di San Pietroburgo e Mariss Jansons, l’Orchestra Mariinskij e Valery Gergiev, l’Orchestra Sinfonica di Montreal e di Boston.
Insieme alla solista Sarah McElravy e la Royal Northern Sinfonia ha suonato alla prima del Concerto Doppio per violino e viola di Penderecki, che è dedicato a lui.
Dirige l’Orchestra Filarmonica di Vienna, la Konzerthaus Orchester di Berlino, l’Orchestra Sinfonica di Chicago, l’Orchestra Filarmonica di Strasburgo.
Ha anche suonato con l’Orchestra Filarmonica di San Pietroburgo e Yuri Temirkanov, la Filarmonica della Scala con Riccardo Chailly, la Filarmonica di Monaco e Zubin Metha. Si esibisce regolarmente con Itamar Golan, Denis Kozhukhin, Denis Matsuev e Sarah McElravy.
È stato il più giovane solista a esibirsi con la Filarmonica di Vienna, sotto la direzione di Riccardo Muti.
Rachlin è ambasciatore dell’UNICEF e si impegna in progetti benefici per bambini e volontariato.
Suona uno Stradivari “Ex Liebig” del 1704 e una viola di Lorenzo Storioni del 1785, in prestito per gentile concessione della Dkfm. Angelika Prokopp Privatstiftung.
After having practiced for thirty-five years the decadent art of music criticism (in the last two decades for the newspaper La Repubblica), today Guido Barbieri collaborates permanently with the cultural pages of Il Manifesto. He has never forgotten the lengthy debt of gratitude that has bound him, for more than forty years, to Radio 3, the third radio network of Rai, for which he continues to conduct, although occasionally, some programs. And he also continues to carry out, not for too many years, the noble profession of teaching as a Professor of History and Aesthetics of Music at the Conservatory “B. Maderna” of Cesena. Last year he collaborated as a playwright at the Colleges of the Venice Music Biennale. And it is exactly musical dramaturgy that he has been practicing most assiduously for a quarter of a century now. He has written texts, librettos and readings for some of the greatest Italian composers, often sharing the stage with musicians of great value, as a narrator. His texts have been staged and interpreted by important personalities of the theater ,in Italy and sometimes abroad. He has often supported, without making it a profession, the role of the artistic director by founding and directing orchestras, theaters, foundations and concert societies. He still writes essays and lectures for the major Italian musical institutions. In 2009 he received the Feronia Prize for music criticism.
Over the course of her 30 years’ global experience , Patrizia has helped individuals and organizations to transform projects and dreams into tangible results through Coaching, classroom teaching and her job as a strategic executive.
Her extraordinary ability to identify and enhance one’s talents and unique skills has allowed her to help people define their direction and discover their innate motivation and vision.
With an international background in Management, Negotiation, Coaching, Talent Development, NLP, leadership, Diversity Management, today Patrizia is Chief People and Organization Officer for the Gefran Group, an Italian multinational organisation listed on Milan stock exchange on the STAR segment.
She developed her experience in the following areas: Performing Arts ( Teatro Tascabile in Bergamo, Performing Arts Academy) ; large scale distribution; fashion ( International Staff at OTB group); Technology and Sport.
She collaborates with Tony Robbins and Prima Group at a global level as a mentor and trainer.
She is a member of Scientific Committees of renowned Business Schools and Universities.
She stands out for her innovative multicultural spirit and ability to reach objectives through the growth of human value.
Inizia lo studio del corno all’età di 9 anni sotto la guida del M° Pietro Anfuso, conseguendo il diploma nel 2001 con il massimo dei voti sotto la guida del M° Luciano L’Abbate.
Si è perfezionato con: Froyodis Ree Wekre, Johnatan Williams, Alessio Allegrini, Radovan Vlatkovic, Luciano Giuliani.
Dal 2004 è membro dell’ Orchestra Mozart, fondata e diretta dal Maestro Claudio Abbado. È abitualmente invitato in importanti orchestre, tra cui Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Teatro Massimo di Palermo.
Nell’estate del 2003 viene selezionato per far parte della “EUYO” (Orchestra Giovanile Europea) sotto la guida di V. Ashkenazy.
Ha suonato sotto la direzione di prestigiosi direttori, fra i quali Claudio Abbado, Brüggen, Muti, Pinnock, Gardiner, Harding,Temirkanov, Korsten, Haitink. Ha partecipato a numerose registrazioni per Deutsche Grammophon, Archiv ed Harmonia Mundi.
Fa parte dei “Musicians for Human Rights”.
Born in Bologna, he graduated in 2002 with the highest marks, honours and special mention at the Conservatorio “A. Boito” in Parma, under the guidance of G.Serradimigni.
He specialised in Budapest, Nuremberg and Lucerne Si è perfezionato a Budapest, Norimberga, Lucerna with the masters V.Szabadi, D.Gaede and G.Carmignola.
He attended masterclasses with C.Rossi, P.Vernikov, L.Ciulei, A.Chumachenco and the Trio di Trieste.
He is a member of the Mozart Orchestra. Since 2008 he has been playing in the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. He plays with The Mantua Chamber Orchestra, he has collaborated with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, the GMJO, and the Filarmonica Toscanini under the direction of L.Maazel, M.Plasson,P.Domingo and M.Rostropovich. He has collaborated as a sidekick with the Orchestra of Teatro Petruzzelli.
He is one of the founding members of Spira Mirabilis.
Since 2016 he has been looking after “Classica per tutti”, the cycle of musical divulgation produced by Rai’s Simphony Orchestra in Turin.
He studied baroque violin with F.de Donatis and L. Giardini.
He is a member of the Lucerne Festival and Assistant Concertmaster of the Mozart Orchestra in Bologna; he played, on Claudio Abbado’s invitation, , with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra under the direction of Diego Matheuz and he performed solo with various orchestras including the Homan Rights Orchestra, conducted by Alessio Allegrini, and the Cameristi della Scala.
He has played solo with the Mozart Orchestra together with musicians such as Isabelle Faust, Raphael Christ, Danusha Waskiewicz and Alois Posh.
He is often a guest of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxenbourg and SWR Symphonieorchester.
He is one of the founding members and first violin of the Kaleido Ensemble.
He debuted in 2014 at the Stradivari festival in Cremona with the Matamoe Quarted, which he founded and where he is first violin.
On invitation of Claudio Abbado, he taught for the System of Youth and Infant Orchestras in Venezuela, founded by Jose’ Antonio Abreu, and he held masterclasses for young musicians in Caracas and Barquisimeto.
He is artistic director of the “Festival Musica sull’Acqua” in Colico, whe
Since January 2019 he has been teaching violin at the Musical Institute “V. Bellini” in Catania.
Ha studiato con importanti maestri come Peter Sadlo, Jan Schlichte e Rainer Seegers e dal 2004 è entrato a far parte della Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra come timpanista principale sotto la direzione di Gustavo Dudamel. Con questa compagine ha effettuato tournee in tutto il mondo riportando grandissimi successi.
Ha collaborato, fra le altre, con orchestre come Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart, l’Orchestra Filarmonica del Lussemburgo sotto la direzione di direttori come Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Daniel Barenboim, Lorin Maazel, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Pierre Boulez, Herbert Blomstedt, Krzysztof Penderecki, John Williams, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Andris Nelson, Gustavo Gimeno.
Apprezzato compositore, è direttore musicale di Atalaya Percussion Ensemble e membro del Venezuelan Brass Ensemble e della Big Band Jazz of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.
Svolge inoltre un’intensa attività come docente in America ed Europa per varie istituzioni e festival.
He has been principal guest conductor of the Mozart Orchestra since 2009, and of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 2013. He has been conductor of the Sinfonica Simon Bolivar de Venezuela since 2013, and he was principal conductor of the Teatro la Fenice from 2011 to 2014.
Born in Barquisimeto (Venezuela) in 1984 , he studied violin and orchestra conduction in the Venezuelan Stystem. Since then, he has conducted some of the major Italian orchestras (Santa Cecilia, Rai di Torino, Maggio Fiorentino, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra Verdi) and around the world (Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Philharmoniker Hamburg, Česká filharmonie, Radio France, Wiener Kammerorchester, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Philharmonia Zürich, Israel Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, Saito Kinen, NHK).
In December 2019 he directed and recorded with Deutsche Grammophon the 120th anniversary of the Gala Concert in Japan with Anne-Sophie Mutter and master Seiji Ozawa.
Nato nel 1980, dopo gli studi di pianoforte, a 16 anni si avvicina al contrabbasso. Studia al Conservatorio di Castelfranco Veneto diplomandosi nel 2002. Si perfeziona con M. Liuzzi, e segue masterclass con G. Ragghianti, G. Ettorre, F. Siragusa, A. Posch, P. Iuga. Si diploma all’Hochschule di Norimberga con D. Marc nel 2005.
Dal 2006 è membro dell’Orchestra Mozart diretta da Abbado.
A gennaio 2017 partecipa ai concerti di riapertura delle attività. Collabora regolarmente con l’Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro La Fenice anche come primo contrabbasso, l’Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala e l’Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, l’Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Regio di Torino, l’Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, l’Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, l’Orchestra d’Archi Italiana di Brunello. Dal 2012 è primo contrabbasso dell’Orchestra Regionale Filarmonica Veneta.
Affianca all’attività concertistica un’intensa attività didattica. Ha realizzato laboratori con il centro terapeutico dell’Antoniano di Bologna e presso la Cineteca di Bologna con i musicisti dell’Orchestra Mozart.
Born in Tangier (Morocco), deaf from birth, he started studying music at 20, and attended jazz drums courses with Kenny Clarke, classical music courses with Raymond Chazal and Silvio Gaulda, and Afro Cuban music courses with Miguel Fiannaca.
He got a diploma in Musicology at the Paris -VIII University and he graduated from the International Percussion Centre “Achantes”. He also holds the first prize of inter- conservatory percussion in Paris.
Between 1974 and 1976 he created mime and percussion shows with the famous mime Joël Chalude. From From 1985 to 1987 he taught at the National School for Circus Arts in Châlon-sur-Marnes.
In 1987 he created a music and percussion atelier doe deaf and hard of hearing people at the Suresnes Conservatory in France, where he still teaches.
He is a percussion professor at the “Schola Cantorum” in Parigi and at the Viry-Chatillon Conservatory. Since 2015 he has been playing in a jazz quintet in Paris.
Christian Guyot is a speaker on the themes “music and deafness” and “being deaf and musicians?”, and he currently the only deaf artist in the world to perform as a musician and to teach percussion in a public conservatory.
Vincitrice del concorso internazionale di violino Jean Sibelius di Helsinki.
Ha collaborato con direttori come Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gustavo Dudamel, David Zinman e Jonathan Nott suonando con l’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, l’Orchestra Festival di Budapest, la Rundfunksinfonieorchester Berlin, l’Orchestra Filarmonica Reale di Stoccolma e l’Orchestra Sinfonica della BBC, la Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin e la Mahler Chamber Orchestra, l’Orchestra Filarmonica di Los Angeles e di San Pietroburgo, la Philarmonia Orchestra.
Ha studiato violino barocco con Reinhard Goebel al Mozarteum di Salisburgo e mostra la sua versatilità in un repertorio molto ampio dal barocco al classico fino a opere moderne. Ha lavorato con musicisti come Steven Isserlis, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer e Menahem Pressler.
La sua passione per la musica contemporanea è evidente nella sua registrazione dell’opera omnia per violino di Pēteris Vasks, pubblicata nel 2012.
Appare inoltre in molte registrazioni televisive e radiofoniche.
Anton Dressler has performed all over Europe, Israel, Usa and Taiwan, playing with musicians such as Misha Maisky, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Julian Rachlin, Boris Petrushansky, Itamar Golan, Bruno Canino, Pavel Vernikov, Moni Ovadia, Ingrid Fliter, and ensembles such as the Szymanowsky Quartet, the Giovane Quartetto Italiano, the St. Petersburg Quartet, the Piccola Sinfonica in Milan and the Chamber Orchestra in Moscow.
He has been a guest of the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, the Festival of Isola d’Elba, the Aspen festival, the festival Musica sull’Acqua, Suoni delle Dolomiti, the Portogruaro Festival, the Mittelfest Festival, the Emilia-Romagna Festival, Da Bach a Bartók, the Colmar Festival…
In his concerts he employs elements of live electronics, a passion that led him to expand the instrument capabilities and develop new programs. He has recorded for Atopos (Italy), Russian Seasons (Russia), Chryston (Japan) e Quartz (UK).
In 2014 he recorded the cd “Due all’Opera” for the Bocconi University, together with the pianist Andrea Rebaudengo
All’età di 20 anni, ha vinto il primo Grand Prix Buffet Crampon al Concorso Internazionale Debussy Clarinetto a Parigi (2014). Nella stessa competizione ha ricevuto il premio Sacem per la migliore interpretazione del brano contemporaneo di Philippe Hersant “Sur la neige” e il premio per studenti Cyrille Mercadier. Ha anche vinto il Primo Premio al 24 ° Concorso Internazionale di Clarinetti Thomas Kuti ad Augsburg (Germania – 2015), il Concorso Internazionale di Musica 2016 Salzburg Grand Prize, suonando nella Wiener Saal Mozarteum e Golden Classical Music Awards in Carnegie Hall New York.
Ha conseguito il master in performance musicale dalla Haute Ecole de Musique di Ginevra nella classe di Romain Guyot.
Ha partecipato a numerosi masterclasses di famosi maestri come Calogero Palermo, Olivier Patey, Wenzel Fuchs, Patrick Messina, Lorenzo Coppola, Paul Meyer.
Ha collaborato come clarinetto solista con la Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, l’Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, l’Opéra de Toulon e con l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, l’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, il Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
Andrea Fallico è clarinetto solista del’Orchestra Nazionale Montpellier-Occitanie.
He has been defined as a “masterful pianist with a bold and intriguing personality” by B. Morrison. He trained with the M°F. Scala of the Piano Academy in Imola, where he is also a teacher.
He holds solo and chamber concerts in theatres such as Olimpico in Vicenza, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Hamburh Laeiszhalle, Fenice in Venice,” Al Bustan”in Beirut, Sala Verdi in Milan, Regio in Turin, Politeama “G. Garibaldi” in Palermo, Raanana Center Music, Filarmonico in Verona, “Verdi” in Pisa, Steinway Hall in London.
He performed solo with Hamburger Symphoniker, the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Württembergische Philharmonie, the North Czech Philharmonic, the Mozart Orchestra, the Arena in Verona, the Comunale in Bologna. He also performs at well-known festivals all over the world.
He is a passionate interpreter of the twentieth century, with full executions of authors such as Ravel, Satie, Poulenc and Debussy.
Lecturer at the Capobasso Conservatory, he has been Guest Professor at the Zuyd University in Maastricht e director of the Imola Piano Academy“Talent development”in Eindhoven.
He was born in Barcelona, Venezuela, in 1983. In 1993 he began his studies for “El Sistema”. In 2001 he joined the cello’ s Latin American Academy. He graduated in 2012 from “UNEATRE” as Licentiate of Mmusic Performance.
He received cello lessons with masters such has Yo-Yo Ma, Alisa Weilerstein, Natalia Gutman, Aldo Parisot, Phillipe Müller, Carlos Prieto, Arto Noras, Phillipe Tribeau, Francesco Strano, Mario Brunello, Jan Diesselhort and master classes of chamber music with Günter Pichler, José Antonio Abreu, Donald Weilerstein, Andras Keller, Levon Chilingirian.
As a cellist of the Simon Bolivar String Quartet, he recorded with Deutsche Grammophon in 2013. He performed in halls such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Philarmonie in Berlin, Wigmore Hall, Musikverein, Lincoln Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Palau de la música of Reina Sofía, Performing Arts in Seoul, Köln Rundfunk, Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Uomo di teatro, attivista dei diritti civili e sociali.
Nato a Plovdiv in Bulgaria nel 1946, da una famiglia ebraico-sefardita, alla fine degli anni 40, si trasferisce a Milano con la famiglia.
Formatosi come cantante di musica popolare sotto la guida di Roberto Leydi col gruppo Ensemble Havadià, nel 1984 si dedica al teatro avviando una serie di collaborazioni con numerose personalità della scena tra cui Pier’Alli, Bolek Polivka, Tadeusz Kantor, Giorgio Marini, Franco Parenti.
È questa per Moni Ovadia, l’occasione di fondere le proprie esperienze di attore e di musicista, dando vita alla proposta di un “teatro musicale” lungo il quale ancora oggi opera la sua ricerca espressiva.
Nel 1993 con Oylem Goylem, una creazione di teatro musicale in forma di cabaret, Ovadia si impone all’attenzione del grande pubblico e della critica giornalistica.
A questo spettacolo ne seguiranno molti altri quali Dybbuk, Ballata di fine millennio, Il caso Kafka, Mame,mamele,mamma,mamà… Il Banchiere errante, L’Armata a cavallo, Le storie del Sig.Keuner, Il Violinista sul tetto, la Bella utopia, solo per citarne alcuni, fino ai più recenti “Le Supplici” di Eschilo, “Liolà” di Luigi Pirandello e “Dio ride, nish koshe”.
Per il cinema ha lavorato con Nanni Moretti, Mario Monicelli, Roberto Andò, Roberto Faenza e altri.
Radio, dischi, libri, lezioni universitarie, fanno da contrappunto alla sua attività principale.
Per 5 anni è stato Direttore Artistico di Mittelfest (Festival della cultura mitteleuropea) di Cividale del Friuli.
Nel corso di questi anni gli sono stati conferiti numerosi premi alla carriera e all’impegno civile tra i quali, come egli stesso ama ricordare, il “Sigillo per la pace”, conferitogli dalla città di Firenze, il “Premio Franco Enriquez” per l’impegno civile, il “Premio Speciale UBU 1996” per la sperimentazione teatrale, il “Premio Govi” dalla città di Genova e nel 2009 dal
Presidente della Repubblica Italiana il Premio De Sica per il teatro e nel 2010 il prestigioso Premio Musatti dalla Società Psicoanalitica Italiana.
Nell’autunno del 2005 gli è stata conferita una laurea honoris causa in Lettere-Filosofia dall’Università di Pavia, nel 2007, in Scienza della Comunicazione dall’Università per Stranieri di Siena e nel maggio 2019 è stato insignito dall’Università degli Studi di Palermo di una laurea honoris causa in “Musicologia e Scienze dello Spettacolo”.
Moni Ovadia, oggi è considerato uno dei più prestigiosi e popolari uomini di cultura ed artisti della scena italiana. Il suo teatro musicale, ispirato alla cultura yiddish che ha contribuito a fare conoscere e di cui ha dato una lettura contemporanea, è unico nel suo genere, in Italia ed in Europa.
Il suo pubblico abbraccia tutte le generazioni.
E’ anche noto per il suo costante impegno etico e civile a sostegno dei diritti e della pace.
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