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From July 12th to July 30th, 2017 Narnia Arts Academy and the City of Narni will offer the sixth season of the Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program for instrumentalists, singers, and dancers in the beautiful city of Narni (Italy).

Young artists come together in the heart of Umbria for a unique program that combines musical study and an immersion into the Italian culture.

The result is a rich program of events, which will include lessons, workshops, master classes, conferences, exhibits, guided tours, and concerts and shows in the most prestigious halls and in the most suggestive archaeological sites of Narni.

Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Cristiana Pegoraro is the Artistic Director of Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program (www.cristianapegoraro.com).

With the patronage of:

Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri – Ministero degli Affari Esteri – Ministero per la Cooperazione Internazionale e l’Integrazione – Regione Umbria – Provincia di Terni – Comune di Narni – Diocesi di Terni, Narni e Amelia – Camera di Commercio di Terni.


The Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program was founded in order to provide students with the tools needed to become professional artists. The staff includes highly qualified, internationally renowned teachers.

  • PIANO – CRISTIANA PEGORARO (July 16 – July 30)
    Languages: Italian, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese

    Cristiana Pegoraro Italy

      • Narnia Arts Academy

    Cristiana Pegoraro×

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

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

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

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

    Her piano artistry can be heard on 25 compact discs released by Decision Products, Dynamic, Nuova Era, Diva and Eden Editori. 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.

    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 during the “Italian Heritage and Culture Month” 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.

    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.it). The 2014 season of 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 www.cristianapegoraro.com

  • PIANO – GILEAD MISHORY (July 24 – July 30)
    Languages: German, English, French, Hebrew

    Gilead Mishory Israel

      • University of Music Freiburg

    Gilead Mishory×

    Gilead Mishory was born in 1960 in Jerusalem and studied at the Rubin Academy. On the recommendation of Alfred Brendel he completed his studies with Gerhard Oppitz in Munich and with Hans Leygraf in Salzburg at the “Mozarteum”.

    Gilead Mishory is the first pianist to have recorded the complete piano works and chamber music with piano by Leos Janácek. Other CDs with works by Haydn, Brahms, Bartók, Debussy, his own compositions and numerous radio-recordings received instant critical acclaim. Enthusiastic reviews of the press describe him as a “magician of sound”, a “technically perfect poet of the piano” and a “pianist with a sense of sound, charm and esprit”.

    Mishory’s cycle “Lider-Togbuch” after poems by Sutzkever, premièred in 1998, was his breakthrough as a composer. His affinity to literature as a source of inspiration is shown also in his “Hebrew Ballads”, with poems by Else Lasker-Schüler, “Fugitive Pieces” for piano, after the novel by Anne Michaels, the string quartet “Psalm” after Paul Celan, or ”Di Vayte Haymat Mayne”, for tenor and orchestra, after poems by Marc Chagall. His first opera, “Isaac’s Youth”, was completed in 2010. The new CD with Mishory’s own works came out in 2011 by NEOS. “To Aeneas: you. Nocturne” was composed on commission of the European Piano Contest Bremen, 2014 and is published by “Peermusic Classical”. The other four movements of the cycle followed it.

    Since 2000 Gilead Mishory is senior professor at the renowned University of Music in Freiburg as the successor of Seemann, Levin and Béroff and is leading there an excellent piano-class. He is regularly invited to give masterclasses all over the world.

    More information on www.mishory.de

  • PIANO – PATRICK JOVELL (July 16 – July 23)
    Languages: Swedish, English

    Patrick Jovell Sweden

      • Pianist, Pedagogue

    Patrick Jovell×

    Swedish pianist Patrick Jovell was born in Helsingborg in 1960. Trained by Professor Dagny Norling in Gothenburg, he made his debut at the age of 17 with Mozart’s C major concerto KV 467. He later continued his studies and took his Master’s degree at Malmö Academy of Music under Professor Hans Pålsson. With scholarships from the University of Lund, the Crafoord Foundation, the Ax:son Johnson Foundation and others, Jovell continued his post-graduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and privately with American pianist Garrick Ohlsson in San Francisco and New York.

    Jovell’s interest in the piano music of A. N. Scriabin led to degrees in musicology and performance, including doctoral studies at the University of Gothenburg and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales – IRCAM in Paris with support from the French government, the Wallenberg Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. This not only resulted in CDs and video recordings but also offered access to rare autograph materials generously provided by the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and the Glinka Museum in Moscow. Patrick Jovell’s lectures, seminars and Master classes are enjoyed internationally.

    Jovell has been heard in recitals, chamber music and with orchestras in more than 15 countries throughout Europe, the USA and Asia. Jovell’s piano videos and short films have been distributed to more than ten countries and have been heard at film festivals and music exhibitions worldwide such as MIDEM, POPKOMM and MUSICORA. During 2002-2003 Jovell was the top downloaded classical pianist in Japan (LISTEN-Japan). The 2004 short film “Russian Preludes” by Nguyen Fasck Brown was followed by another 30-minute production, “Scarlatti Sonatas”, shot on location in Italy, Spain and France during 2005.

    Jovell has had the great pleasure of co-operating with outstanding Swedish musicians such as Christian Davidsson, Per Enoksson, Jan Hammar, Håkan Hardenberger, Bengt Ola Morgny, Progetto Avanti and Mats Rondin. Jovell’s collaboration with composers has resulted in piano works by Carl Faia, Henry Gammelgård, Kent Olofsson, a piano concerto by Aloisia Lasko and most recently the work “Triathlon” by Michel Mare.

    He has functioned as lector and teacher at the conservatories of Gothenburg, Sweden and Tilburg, the Netherlands. His students are prize winners in national and international piano competitions.

    Mr. Jovell is a former board member of the Swedish Piano Teachers Association (EPTA-Sweden).

    More information on www.patrickjovell.com

    Languages: Italian, Portuguese

    Gianluca Persichetti Italy

      • Conservatorio U. Giordano - Foggia
      • Accademia Romana di Musica

    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 www.accademiaromanadimusica.com/stru...

    Languages: Italian, English

    Carlo Biancalana Italy

      • Conservatorio U. Giordano - Foggia
      • Accademia Romana di Musica

    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.

  • VIOLIN – KHULLIP JEUNG (July 16 – July 30)
    Languages: English, Korean

    Khullip Jeung USA

      • The Juilliard School - New York

    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.

    More information on www.khullipjeung.com

  • VIOLIN – NADEZDA TOKAREVA (July 16 – July 30)
    Languages: Russian, English

    Nadezda Tokareva Russia

      • Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow
      • Maimonides State Classical Academy, Moscow

    Nadezda Tokareva×

    Russian – Slovenian violinist Nadezda Tokareva was born in 1977 in Penza, Russia into a family of musicians. After Penza musical college (class of L. Romadina) she entered the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in 1996 to study in the class of People’s Artist of the USSR, Professor Edward Grach. Nadezda became a laureate of a number of International violin competitions during her academic career: Third prize at VII International competition of violinists in Germany (Kloster – Schontal, 1997) , Grand Prix at I International competition “The Violin of the North” (Yakutsk, 1997) , First prize at II International Yampolsky Competition (Penza, 1999) , Special prize at XII International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 2002) , Special prize at the International Competition M. Long – J. Thibaud (Paris, 2002) , Second prize at the I Paganini competition (Moscow, 2003) , Winner of international festival «April spring» (North Korea, 2006). Nadezda has also participated in a number of prestigious international master classes and music festivals, including: international master courses Мonti Azzurri Аcademy (Italy, 1998) and Keshet Eilon (Israel, 1999), and international musical festivals in Оhrid, Macedonia, “Guadix Classica”, Spain, international musical festivals in Tours, Nice, and Eu, France, “Stars of Planet”, Yalta, Ukraine, “Kharkov`s Assambleas”, Ukraine, “Daytona Winterfest”, the USA, IV Gabala International Music Festival, Azerbaijan. Since March 1999 Nadezda Tokareva is the soloist-violinist of Moscow State Academy Philharmonic Society where she worked until emigration to Slovenia in 2011. She has performed in the principal Moscow concert halls, including the Great and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Hall, and the Svetlanov and Chamber Halls of the International House of Music. Her concert schedule includes venues in more than 30 countries including Russia, the United States, several countries of Western and Eastern Europe, Israel, Turkey, China and Japan. The artist performed with Russian and foreign symphonic and chamber orchestras, such as: Russian State Symphony orchestra, Symphonic orchestra of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic society, State Symphony orchestra of Cinematography, Moscow Symphony Orchestra ” Russian Philharmonic”, Moscow State Radio Symphony orchestra, Symphony orchestra “Classica” St.Peterburg, State Symphony orchestra of republic Tatarstan Kazan, National Symphony orchestra of Ukraine Kiev, State Symphony orchestra of Polish Radio Warsaw, Vietnam National orchestra Hanoi, Georgian State Symphony orchestra etc. She has toured twice as soloist and concertmaster with the Moscow State Radio Symphony orchestra in the United States in 2004 and 2010. A good deal of her concert activity revolves around the Russian State Concert Company “Commonwealth”, with which Nadezda Tokareva has collaborated closely for more then 10 years. During Russia’s Culture Days, she has presented and still presents on the art of the Russian violin and constantly receives high consideration from music critics as well as the enthusiastic delight of her concert audiences. Since 2002 Nadezda Tokareva is an associate professor of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State conservatory. Her pedagogical life is very active: In March, 2004 she was a member of the jury in IV Open Competition named after N. Sabitov in Ufa. In August, 2004 she was invited to teach in XII Summer school “New Names” UNESCO (Suzdal, Russia). In May 2008 – she served as a member of the jury at the I International Competition «Where the Art Takes Birth», Russia, Krasnodar. In December 2006 – teacher of Mobile Academy of Arts (international project of the Russian Fund of culture, Russia, Ekaterinburg.) From 2006 to 2009 – she has been a professor of Kurashiki Sakyo University, Japan. Since 2011 – she has been an associate professor of the Maimonides State Classical Academy, Moscow. Some of her students became laureates of the international competitions. Since 2011, Nadezda Tokareva is living in Slovenia.

    More information on nadezda-tokareva artists-classic.com

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  • VIOLIN – ALBERTO MINA (July 17 – July 23)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Alberto Mina Italy

      • Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

    Alberto Mina×

    Alberto Mina ha studiato violino a Roma dove si è diplomato al Conservatorio Santa Cecilia con il massimo dei voti sotto la guida di Yvonne Ekman.

    Dopo aver conseguito il perfezionamento con Pavel Vernikov ha vinto il concorso per l’Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di cui fa tuttora parte come prima parte solista nel ruolo di Spalla dei secondi violini.

    Dal 1990 ha partecipato a tutte le tournée e le incisioni discografiche dell’ente che lo hanno portato a collaborare con grandi direttori come Giulini, Sawallisch, Temirnakov, Chung, Gergiev, Maazel, Pretre, Gatti, Pappano, e suonare in tutto il mondo in sale come Vienna (Musikverein), Berlino (Philarmonie) , Londra (Albert Hall) , Tokyo (Suntory hall).

    Con i Solisti dell’Accademia ha partecipato più volte alla stagione da Camera dell’Ente esibendosi con solisti d’eccezione come M. W. Chung al pianoforte (Quintetto di Brahms op. 34), L. Kavakos (Ottetto di Mendelssohn), Martha Argherich e Antonio Pappano (Carnevale degli animali di Saint Saens di cui è in uscita un CD per Warner Classic). Ha inoltre inciso l’offerta musicale di Bach con il pianista Ramin Bharami per la Decca e partecipato a un progetto su musiche di Hermann e Prokofieff con il Clarinettista A. Carbonare in un concerto in diretta per la stagione di radio tre presso la Cappella Paolina del Quirinale.

    È Primo Violino solista dell’Orchestra della Cappella Ludovicea con la quale si esibisce regolarmente con un repertorio di musica Barocca nei concerti organizzati dall’Accademia di Francia presso la Santa Sede (Trinità dei monti e San Luigi dei francesi).

    Ha seguito come tutor la juniorchestra presso il Parco della Musica a Roma e tenuti corsi di violino a Norcia.

    Suona su un violino M. Capicchioni del 1950.

  • VIOLIN – JISUN KANG (July 16 – July 30)
    Languages: English, Korean

    Jisun Kang USA

      • Mannes College of Music, New York

    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.

  • VIOLIN – ALESSANDRO ASCIOLLA (July 17 – July 23)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Alessandro Asciolla Italy

      • Conservatorio L. Refice, Frosinone

    Alessandro Asciolla×

    Alessandro Asciolla comes from a well-known musical family.

    He graduated from the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome.

    He performs actively as violin solo and as a chamber musician, in such ensembles as duos, trios, string quartet, quintet etc. with whom he performs concerts at important Italian and foreign concert associations.

    He has also been a member of various instrumental ensembles with programs spanning from the classic to the contemporary repertoire, with whom he also performed some world premieres; among them the Camerata Strumentale Romana, with whom he has made numerous television recordings, and the International Chamber Ensemble.

    He collaborated on numerous occasions with the Orchestra della Rai di Roma and with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia.

    He has taught master level courses for performance practice, solo and orchestral repertoire.
    After teaching violin at the conservatories in Campobasso, Latina, Reggio Calabria, Cagliari, Cosenza, and Avellino, he is currently a faculty member at the Conservatory in Frosinone.

    Languages: German, Italian, English

    Katharina Fasoli-von Harten Germany

      • Stuttgarter Kammerorchester

    Katharina Fasoli-von Harten×

    Katharina Fasoli-von Harten started playing the violin at the age of 6. After having studied with the concert master of the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Stefan Wagner, she began her studies at the University of Music Trossingen (Germany) with Prof. Winfried Rademacher, and got the Diplom Musiklehrer in 2005, then completed her studies at the University of Music Freiburg (Germany) with Prof. Rainer Kussmaul, and received the Diplom Künstlerische Ausbildung in the year 2007.

    2004 she had an apprentice year in the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, since then she works also with the Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim. From 2006 to 2008 she was a member of the Academy of the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, where she also had a temporary employment until 2009. There she had the possibilities to work with conductors like Zubin Metha, Kent Nagano and Kirill Petrenko. In the years 2010/2011 she played in the Staatstheater Stuttgart (Germany), principal conductor till 2011 Manfred Honeck, where she could work with Juraj Valcuha and Patrick Fournillier.

    Katharina Fasoli-von Harten has given a lot of concerts as a soloist and as a chamber musician in various groups. Lastly, she played the violin concertos of Haydn and Mozart with different orchestras in Germany and Italy.

    Especially interested into the Contemporary Music, she played in the Ensemble Modern Orchestra with Pierre Boulez as the conductor, and since 2002 she is the first solo violin of the Ensemble PolyphonieT, where she could cooperate with composers like Dieter Schnebel and Hans Zender, and with soloists like Jean-Guihen Queyras and Chen Halevi.

    Conducted by Kent Nagano she was the concertmaster in the premiere of the music theater “liebe.nur liebe“ composed by Minas Borboudakis (2007).
    Katharina Fasoli-von Harten is playing regularly with the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, the Staatstheater Stuttgart, the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg and the Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden (Switzerland). Since 2011 she is the first concertmaster of the Theatre Giuseppe Verdi in Sassari, Italy and she is the manager of the string department of the Musical Academy of Taggia, Italy. Since 2015 she is a member of the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester.

    Katharina Fasoli-von Harten is playing a violin by Fritz Bauer, Stuttgart 1937.

  • VIOLIN – CARLO MARIA PARAZZOLI (July 24 – July 30)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Carlo Maria Parazzoli Italy

      • Concertmaster Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome

    Carlo Maria Parazzoli×

    Carlo Maria Parazzoli è Primo violino solista dell’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

    Dal 1990 al 1996 è stato Primo violino del Quartetto “Guido Chigi”, gruppo ufficiale dell’Accademia Chigiana di Siena. Ha suonato come solista con alcune orchestre italiane quali: Angelicum e Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Sinfonica di Sanremo, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Orchestra del Festival Internazionale di Brescia e Bergamo.

    Ha collaborato come violino di spalla con le orchestre dei Pomeriggi Musicali e l’Orchestra della Rai di Milano, Haydn di Bolzano, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Teatro alla Scala e Filarmonica della Scala. Nel 2006 ha eseguito il Doppio Concerto di Brahms con l’Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia diretta da Kent Nagano; nel 2012 ha preso parte all’esecuzione del Quintetto “La trota” di Schubert, ai Concerti per pianoforte di Bach con Alexandre Tharaud alla tastiera e al Quintetto op. 44 di Schumann con Martha Argerich al pianoforte.

  • VIOLIN – PAOLO PIOMBONI (July 24 – July 30)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Paolo Piomboni Italy

      • Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome

    Paolo Piomboni×

    After successfully graduating from the Conservatory “l. Cherubini” in Florence under the guidance of M° Cristiano Rossi, Paolo Piomboni won the international contest organized by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, which is part Symphony orchestra as first violin in a row since 1990.

    Artist by multiple interests, he devoted himself to Baroque: Philology has founded with Paolo Pollastri (first oboe soloist in the orchestra of the Accademia), the Accademia Barocca di Santa Cecilia chamber orchestra playing on period instruments, with which, as first violin soloist, a position he holds since the Foundation of the ensemble, played four seasons of a. Vivaldi on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the Bank of Italy, whose concert was produced CDs and DVDs. With The Baroque Academy also performed live on TV Rai in 2007 Christmas concert by the Senate of the Italian Republic, and undertook activities in Italy and abroad (the tour with concerts in Montréal and in Ottawa for the Canadian Senate).

    It is also interested in theater, having been featured in various shows in which passes from the violin to the recitation: “a town called” orchestra, “Dissonance”, “room for four”, with texts by Daniele Ciccolini, were represented at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, at the MART in Rovereto and at the Teatro Comunale of Piacenza.

    He devoted himself with passion to teaching, with particular attention to the younger ones (many of his pupils were awarded in national and international competitions), and takes care of the technical preparation of the arches of Juniorchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome since its foundation. With the Juniorchestra he edited also as a soloist and conductor le Quattro Stagioni, performed for children in four Pediatric Hospitals in Italy (Meyer in Florence, Bambino Gesù in Rome, Sant’Orsola, Bologna, Pausilipon di Napoli) in collaboration with Telecom on whose site is still possible to see the shows.

    He plays a violin m. Capicchioni of 1954 and an original violin a. Jais of 1793.

    Languages: Italian, English, French

    Aldo Campagnari Italy

      • Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, Lugano
      • Conservatorio S. Giacomantonio, Cosenza

    Aldo Campagnari×

    Aldo Campagnari is second violin and founder member of the Prometeo Quartet.  He is active in various chamber ensembles and is a member of the Alter Ego ensemble (Rome). He teaches quartet at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano and has been professor of violin at Conservatorio in Bari and Pavia.

    More information on quartettoprometeo.com

  • VIOLA – RAFFAELE MALLOZZI (July 17 – July 23)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Raffaele Mallozzi Italy

      • Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

    Raffaele Mallozzi×

    Born in Naples, he graduated with first class honors cum laude in the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory of his home town, his teacher being M° Giovanni Leone. He has won several times the Vittorio Veneto Competition, in particular for the Young Violists Competition; in 1980-81 as a string quartet member, in 1978 as soloist. Raffaele has won various principal-violist competitions: in 1982 in Naples and Florence, in 1984 in Bologna and in 1987 in Rome Opera Theatre and in Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. In 1991, he has been invited by the latter, for “recognized prestige”, to hold the office of principal solo violist. He has cooperated with numerous chamber ensembles, as a principal violist as well as a soloist, examples are the Nuovi Virtuosi di Roma, the Solisti Italiani, the Santa Cecilia Chamber Orchestra. He has played for the principal Italian and international music institutions. Recently, Raffaele has joined the Bach Ensemble, headquarters in Monte Antico (Tuscany), as a solo violist, extending his solo repertoire thus including rarely performed music. He is a founding member of the Stradivari Sextet.

  • VIOLA – LUCA SANZÒ (July 24 – July 30)
    Languages: Italian, English, Spanish

    Luca Sanzò Italy

      • Conservatorio Santa Cecilia

    Luca Sanzò×

    A pupil of Bruno Giuranna, Luca Sanzò has performed as soloist and in collaboration with renowned musicians in many of the major concert halls of the world. He is a permanent member of the group FREON, specialized in music of the nineteenth-century, and a founding member of the Quartetto Michelangelo with whom he has toured Europe and North and South America. He has been first viola/soloist with various opera, symphonic and chamber orchestras, such as the Rome and Cagliari Opera Theatres and the Concerto Italiano, with whom he has undertaken an in-depth study of the philological performance of Baroque music on original instruments, together with some of the finest instrumentalists in the field. For Ricordi he has published a revision of Campagnoli’s 41 Caprices for Viola Sola and is Professor of Viola at the Conservatorium “Santa Cecilia” in Rome. An appreciated performer of contemporary music, he is also particularly attentive to its’ production and diffusion. Many Italian composers have chosen him as their point of reference and dedicated their compositions to him. Amongst his recordings can be found Goffredo Petrassi’s “VIOLASOLA”. In 2004 he made his debut at Stuttgart’s Staatsoper Forum Neues Musiktheater as soloist in the opera “Last Desire” by Lucia Ronchetti. He participated in various electroacoustic music festival such as Synthèse of Bourges (France) in 2006, EMUFEST (Rome 2008) and MUSICACOUSTICA FESTIVAL (Pechino 2009). He recorded for Nuova Era, BMG Ricordi, Opus 111, Tactus, Edi Pan, Stradivarious, Naïve, Chandos and Naxos. He plays a 1956 Igino Sderci’s viola and a 1977 Pietro Gaggini’s viola previously owned by Luciano Vicari.

    More information on www.lucasanzo.com

  • VIOLA – ILONA BALINT (July 24 – July 30)
    Languages: Italian, English, Hungarian

    Ilona Balint Hungary

      • Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome

    Ilona Balint×

    Ilona Balint graduated with top marks in 1993 from the Conservatory “Liszt Ferenc” in Szeged under the guidance of Ágnes Nagy.

    She later graduated from the Milan Conservatory and at the Accademia Stauffer in Cremona with Bruno Giuranna.

    From 1992 to 1994 joined the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester led by Claudio Abbado, orchestra founded in 1986 to bring together young talents from Eastern Europe and from the iron curtain. From 1996 to 1999 she played at La Scala and took part at the masterclasses of Bobbio and Pavia with Danilo Rossi, principal viola of La Scala.

    She continued her studies at Academia Chigiana in Siena with Jurj Bashmet and Kim Kashkashian. In 1999 she played with the London Symphony Orchestra.

    Since 2000 she lives in Rome and is violist of the Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia Orchestra. From 2001 to 2013 she performed extensively in Italy and abroad with the Stradivari Sextet. In 2013 she began teaching viola to create the experimental section of violas of the Juniorchestra Kids. She is the mother of two kids, Danti and Marta.

    Languages: English

    Alexia DelGiudice Bigari USA

      • The Juilliard School

    Alexia DelGiudice Bigari×

    Born in Rome, Italy, Alexia DelGiudice Bigari began playing viola at the age of 9. She recently received her bachelor of Music from the Juilliard School as a viola student of Misha Amory and Heidi Castleman. In the fall of 2016, Alexia will be attending Northwestern University for her Masters Degree in viola performance under the tutelage of renowned violist, Helen Callus.

    Alexia attended the Orford Music Festival in Canada in 2015 / 2016 under the tutelage of Yutta Putthammer. She also attended the Meadowmount School of Music, which she received a full merit scholarship.

    In 2012, Alexia had the honor of being featured on a live broadcast of National Public Radio’s “From the Top,” where she played Bloch’s Suite Hebraic with pianist Christopher O’Riley, and she was given the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. She has also received the 2011 Virtu Foundation Award, where she was granted an 1890 Vuillaume Viola from Paris, which she is proud to be playing.

    Alexia’s awards include Mary Foulger Scholar, the New York Viola Society award, 1st place in the Young Promise Awards International Competition; a semi-finalist in the American String Teachers Association competition, a finalist in the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston competition, and a finalist in the New England String Ensemble competition. Alexia has also been a finalist in the Rhode Island Philharmonic competition.

    Her past teachers include, Patricia McCarty; David Rubinstein; Mai Motobuchi, violist of the Borromeo String Quartet; and Katherine Almquist. Alexia resides in New York City.

  • VIOLONCELLO – CARLO ONORI (July 17 – July 23)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Carlo Onori Italy

      • Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

    Carlo Onori×

    Born in Fermo in 1964, Carlo Onori began studying the cello at the age of six at the Conservatory G. B. Pergolesi of Fermo where was awarded by Cassa di Risparmio with the “Golden report card” as best pupil, then graduating from the Conservatory G. Rossini of Pesaro under the guidance of prof. W. Di Stefano. He then studied with R. Aldulescu at the Lisy Academy, with A. Janigro and M. Brunello in Mezzolombardo, with A. Baldovino in Fiesole and the Trio di Trieste at the Accademia Chigiana.

    he was a founding member of the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana where he was principal cellist and at the age of 21 he was the winner of the competitions of the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Firenze and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, where currently he serves as Concertino with the obligation of the first, and principal cellist of the Baroque Orchestra.

    With the Klavier Trio won the competitions of Capri and Pozzuoli, was first cello soloist of “I Cameristi Italians” and worked in the Chamber season of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia with violinists as L. Kavakos and S. Malik, and pianists such as A. Lonquic, A. Tharaud and R. Bahrami, playing for the Chamber and for the Senate in the presence of the President of the Republic of Italy.

    He is also first solo cellist of the Orchestra of the Ludovicea Chapel in Trinità dei Monti, specializing in sacred music, and a member of the ensemble “I Cameristi di Santa Cecilia” with which it carries out activities in Italy and abroad.

    Languages: Italian, English

    Roberto Boarini Italy

      • Liceo Musicale "Farnesina"

    Roberto Boarini×

    Roberto Boarini graduated with the highest score in Cello, Choir conducting, Composition, Orchestral conducting, with a specific degree in Music Teaching.

    He also attended international courses and masterclasses held by M. Flaksman, K. Georgian, T. Campagnaro and has a particular interest for ancient and baroque music.

    He regularly works with important orchestras in Italy and all over Europe. He also has an intense activity in chamber music, with Trio Sphera (piano trio) as well as with other ensembles.

    Since 2001 he has been working on film scoring, in partnership with Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Rome). He cooperated with well-known Italian actor Ascanio Celestini as a cello player and as a composer/arranger.

    Mr. Boarini is extremely interested in Choral Music and has been conducting choral ensembles and larger choirs for the last 20 years.

    He teachers cello at Liceo Musicale “Farnesina” in Rome.

    He plays a 1916 cello by Italian luthier Carlo Colombo Bruno.

  • VIOLONCELLO – DIEGO ROMANO (July 24 – July 30)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Diego Romano Italy

      • Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome

    Diego Romano×

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

    He was born in Napoli in 1976.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



  • VIOLONCELLO – MARIT SJÖDIN (July 16 – July 30)
    Languages: English, German, French, Swedish

    Marit Sjödin Sweden

      • Gothenburg University

    Marit Sjödin×

    Marit Sjödin is a devoted chamber musician and has performed many concerts and tours with a variety of ensembles over the years.

    Born in Uppsala, where she started her musical training, Marit went on to complete a Master of Fine Arts in Music at the University of Gothenburg. Following this, she undertook three years of postgraduate study in Paris, where she was awarded the highest accolades in both solo cello performance and chamber music. In 2004 she was Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada.

    In addition to the Scandinavian countries, Marit has performed in France, Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Portugal, and Canada. She has been working with many of Sweden’s professional orchestras, such as the Gothenburg and Malmö Opera Orchestras, Malmö and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestras and The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and she now plays regularly for chamber music societies and festivals. Her wide-ranging musicality has led to many successful collaborations with jazz musicians, actors, and dancers, where performances have explored experimental improvisation and acting. She also has a particular passion for women composers from different centuries, often playing their repertoire at her chamber music concerts, in ensembles such as Nordic Art Trio, Trio Netzel and Duo Tempra, three groups which regularly produce new music programs and shows.

    Marit is a certified Suzuki cello teacher from the European Suzuki Association and graduated as a cello teacher from the University of Gothenburg. She has many years of experience teaching at several levels, from beginners to more advanced students, and for all ages, from 6 years to adults.

    Languages: Italian, English

    Antonio Sciancalepore Italy

      • Primo contrabbasso solista
      • Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

    Antonio Sciancalepore×

    At a very young age he graduated in double bass with honours with M° Emilio Benzi at the Conservatory Antonio Vivaldi in Alessandria, and completed his studies with Franco Petracchi at the Accademia Walter Stauffer in Cremona, later continuing with Gary Karr.

    He has won auditions and competitions in some of the most important Italian orchestras, among which the Arena in Verona (1984), La Fenice in Venice (1986), the RAI in Rome (1986, where he played steadily until 1996), the Teatro Regio in Turin (1989). In 1996, he won the competition for principal double bass at the “Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia” in Rome, the position that he currently holds.

    He is a founding member of the double bass quartet “The Bass Gang”, with whom he has toured the United States, Portugal, more then once Japan, Korea and, recently, Germany performing with the Berliner Symphoniker. The Quartet has recorded four CDs and DVDs so far.

    As the principal double bass, Antonio Sciancalepore is a regular visitor of the “Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana” in Lugano.

    At present, he collaborates with the Mozart Orchestra led by Claudio Abbado and the Ensemble of Soloists of Europe.

    He has taught at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome as professor of both double bass and orchestral performance practice and he is regularly invited to hold master classes in various conservatories and important institutions in Italy and abroad.

  • FLUTE – VALERIO FASOLI (July 16 – July 30)
    Languages: Italian, English, German

    Valerio Fasoli Italy

      • Wilhelm Bernhard Molique Gesellschaft Stuttgart

    Valerio Fasoli×

    Born in Padua, Valerio Fasoli studied at the Conservatorio di Padova with Clementine Hoogendoorn Scimone, at the Accademia Italiana del Flauto in Rome with Raymond Guiot, with Janos Balint and at the University of Music Trossingen with Arife Gulsen Tatu, and took part in masterclasses with Aurele Nicolet, Peter-Lukas Graf, Jean-Claude Gerard, Karl-Heinz Zoeller, Rien de Reede, Marzio Conti, Ramson Wilson.

    He started very young his cooperation with “I Solisti Veneti di Claudio Scimone”, where he played as soloist and with soloists like Salvatore Accardo, Evgeny Kissin and Sir James Galway.
    In 1997 he started playing as principal flute with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Savona, president Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor Filippo Maria Bressan.

    In 1997/1998 he won prizes in National and International Competitions like the Emanuele Krakamp Flute National Competition and the Cittá di Racconigi International Chamber Music Competition.
    2001 he started playing with the Ensemble PolyphonieT, conductor Manfred Schreier, with whom he studied as conductor too, and he started an intensive activity as soloist and chamber musician, in cooperation also with the Bach Academy Stuttgart. At the same time he started an important activity in contemporary music working with f.e. Marco Stroppa, Dieter Schnebel, Hans Zender and Sukhi Kang. Very interested in supporting young composers, for his performances are composed at least 5 new works every year.

    After being flute teacher at the University of Music Trossingen (Germany) and since that he is regularly invited to workshops and master classes in universities worldwide, like the Seoul National University, the Istituto Nacional de l’Arte in Buenos Aires, and in contemporary music festivals like the Daegu Contemporary Music Festival.

    His CD “Chamber Music for Flute and Violin”, recorded with the violinist Katharina von Harten for the German label Thorofon (Naxos Group), received in 2015 fantastic critics, among the other by the German music magazine “das Orchester”.

    In the year 2010, he founded the Accademia di Musica di Taggia, of which he is artistic director.
    In 2012 he set up the „EnsembleSolisten“ chamber orchestra, in Stuttgart (Germany) of which he is conductor and artistic director, and with whom he got a fantastic success already at the first concert.
    Since 2014 Valerio Fasoli is Faculty Member in the Narnia Arts Academy, Narni, Italy.
    In 2015 he set up the Pasquale Anfossi Institute, for the research, the edition and the performance of the works of composer of the 18th century.
    Since 2016 he is president of the Wilhelm Bernhard Molique Gesellschaft Stuttgart (Germany).

    More information on www.valeriofasoli.de.rs

  • FLUTE – CALOGERO GIALLANZA (July 24 – July 30)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Calogero Giallanza Italy

      • Accademia Romana di Musica

    Calogero Giallanza×

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More information on www.calogerogiallanza.net

  • CLARINET – PER JOHANSSON (July 16 – July 30)
    Languages: English, German, Swedish

    Per Johansson Sweden

      • Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

    Per Johansson×

    Per Johansson, Swedish clarinetist.

    After studying for Sölve Kingstedt at The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, Per spent three years studying with the legendary professor Hans Deinzer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover. Over the years Per has also studied with such prominent clarinet players as Michel Lethiec, Antony Pay, Giora Feidman, Kjell-Inge Stevensson, Karl Leister and Yehuda Gilad.

    Per has been solo clarinetist of Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra for 20 years. Apart from concerts, international tours, and CD-recordings, he has also been a devoted chamber musician. Per has played in numerous ensembles, including the woodwind quintet Pollux and the electric duo Essens:1. The latter is a duo together with violinist Ian Peaston in which they cross all possible genres and explore the new sonic worlds of electric violin, electric amplified clarinet, and two computers. Essens:1 has had several works written especially for them and over a period of five years they have performed over 200 concerts.

    Per has several times performed Mozart’s clarinet concerto on basset clarinet with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and has also performed the Richard Strauss Duo Concertino with the Swedish chamber orchestra Musica Vitae. As a guest artist, he has played solo clarinet in Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Danish Radio Orchestra and Malmö Symphony Orchestra. Per has given concerts in Sweden, Norway, Finland, United Kingdom, USA, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Brazil.

    One of Per’s most recent projects is to search for possible improvements in the clarinet itself. He is inventor and producer of a new kind of clarinet barrel with the brand name AIDONI. The world-famous clarinetist Martin Fröst is a valuable co-creator in this exciting project which is now spreading over the clarinet world.

  • ACCORDION – PIETRO ROFFI (July 17 – July 23)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Pietro Roffi Italy

    Pietro Roffi×

    “The young and talented accordionist manages, as only the elected ones
    can do, to transform his accordion in various instruments.” (Daily
    Newspaper punctual, Argentina)

    “A technique that was stylistically and technically brilliant and
    demonstrated a complete mastery of this complex instrument.”_ _(The
    Times of Malta)

    “The Italian accordionist showed his great talent, his intense study
    […]. He dealt with a various repertoire that is, both technically and
    stylistically, extremely difficult and that showed his technique and his
    executive agility.” (Ziauru Fadia, Romania)

    “Pietro gave one of the most memorable recitals we have had for years.
    Wonderful colors flowed continuously from his black accordion, and the
    hall was filled with the warmth of his music and his personality. We
    were privileged to have this remarkable young man spend time with us.”
    (John Marsden, Australian writer)

    “As Einstein said, «everybody knows that something is impossible to
    achieve, until some naive person who doesn’t know this comes along and
    invents it». The “naïve person”, after a tour that brought him
    everywhere, became a world famous star. Let’s not have low
    self-esteem. We are still the Italians we used to be”. (Tosca, Italian

    Pietro Roffi is a young accordion concert artist. He was born in 1992
    near Rome; he started studying music when he was six years old and he
    graduated with full marks, honors and honorable mention at the
    conservatory “S. Cecilia” in Rome under the direction of the
    Professor Massimiliano Pitocco. He is considered one of the best
    talented artists of his generation and he won more than fifteen national
    and international competitions in the modern genre, among which the
    third prize at the Accordion World Trophy (Spain, Vigo 2010) and the
    first prize at the International competition of Castefidardo (Italy,
    2010). During his music education, which is completely devoted now to
    classical, baroque and contemporary music, he attended seminars with O.
    Murray (United Kingdom), C. Jacomucci (Italy), Y. Shishkin (Russia), F.
    Angelis (France), M. Rantanen (Finland), S.Hussong (Germany), C.X. Cing
    (China), R. Sviackevicius (Lithuania), A. Melichar (Austria). He carries
    out an intense concert activity and he performed in more than one
    hundred concerts all over the world. In Italy, he performed, among
    others, at the Theatre of Villa Torlonia, at the Eliseo Theatre, at the
    National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary art, for EXPO Milan 2015,
    for Summer Nights in Castel S. Angelo, for Nuova Consonanza’s Festival
    and for Narnia Festival. He went on tour in England where he performed
    at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at Peterborough Cathedral
    near Cambridge; he also performed in Malta (for the Bir Miftuh
    International Music Festival), in Croatia, in Spain, in Romania where he
    performed in Cluj-Napoca (at the Academia de Muzica “Gh.Dima and at
    the Auditorium Maximum) and in Bucharest (at the National University of
    Music where he also gave two master classes) and he recorded a live
    concert for Romanian national television and radio. He went on tour in
    China (both in 2013 and 2014) in Beijing, Tianjing and Nanjing (at the
    Nianjing University of Arts), for the Italian Cultural Institutes of
    Beijing and Shangai and in Argentina, where he performed in thirteen
    cities, meeting great acclaim by the audience and by the critics. In
    June 2016 he performed in Australia, in Melbourne (at the Italian
    Cultural Institute) and for the Woodend Winter Arts Festival (Victoria
    State) and at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest where he held a
    concert as soloist with the Romanian Youth Orchestra (directed by
    Gabriel Bebeselea). He will soon leave for South Africa where, among
    other concerts, he will perform at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg
    with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra (directed by the well-known
    Richard Cock).

  • ANDREA DELGIUDICE (July 12 – July 30)
    Languages: English, Italian

    Andrea DelGiudice USA

      • Voice Faculty/Artistic Development Director

    Andrea DelGiudice×

    “A voice of astonishing power and beauty.” Newcastle Journal, England.

    Andrea DelGiudice, has enjoyed a full career in Europe and the United States as a leading international soprano. Venues include the Scottish National Opera, Munich State Opera, Liege Opera, Opera Bonn, Edmonton Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, DiCapo Opera Theater and Arizona Opera. Her verismo roles include the Puccini and Verdi heroines alongside renowned artists such as Placido Domingo, Johan Botha, Sherill Milnes, Alexei Steblianko, and Nicola Martinucci.
    Andrea has been featured as a concert soloist at Boston’s Jordan Hall with some of Boston’s foremost instrumental soloists, Brockton Symphony Orchestra and WGBH’s “Morning Classics” in Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs and original works including Shema by composer Simon Sargon.

    Andrea’s diverse talents led to numerous international recording contracts in over 200 major films and animated features in Rome, Italy with Walt Disney/ Buena Vista, RAI television and Sundance Films.

    Ms. DelGiudice currently serves as Resident Artist Artistic Development Director at Dicapo Opera Theater in New York City; Artistic Advisor and Voice Faculty at the Narnia Arts Academy in Narni, Italy, and Voice Faculty at the Neighborhood Playhouse of the Theater in New York City.

    Private Studios are located in New York City and Boston.

    Andrea was Artistic Advisor and Voice Faculty at the Tuscia Opera Festival in Viterbo, Italy from 2009 – 2013.

    As Founder and Artistic Director, of Operatunity Outreach in Boston, Andrea developed a community conservatory Opera training program for musically merited children in need. Operatunity served nearly 20 different cities producing operas in after school programming integrating children and professional opera singers.

    Ms. DelGiudice is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and an accomplished pianist. She is fluent in Italian. College Faculty and Resident Artist appointments include Dean College, Salem State College, Stonehill College and Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts.
    Youtube – Andrea DelGiudice soprano

    More information on www.andreadelgiudice.com

  • TIMOTHY LEON (July 12 – July 30)
    Languages: English, Italian

    Timothy León USA

      • Voice Faculty/Assistant Conductor

    Timothy León×

    Timothy León has been featured with such companies as Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pacific Chorale, Pacific Repertory Opera, Golden State Pops Orchestra, Nevada Opera Theater and in Europe with Opera Toscana, New Operafestival di Roma and Tuscia Operafestival.
    Mr. León is an uniquely diverse artist, equally adept as an operatic tenor, a conductor and a pianist. Until recently he specialized in Italian repertoire singing the leading roles in such operas as Norma, La Traviata, Don Giovanni, and Madama Butterfly. Mr. León’s recent engagements have included singing Tamino in Die Zauberflöte. and his first Wagnerian tenor role in Los Angeles Lyric Opera’s production of Die Feen.
    Maestro León conducts opera and concert music and his credits include Pagliacci and Suor Angelica for StageWorks Festival in Washington, D.C., Le Nozze di Figaro, La Traviata, Suor Angelica, La Boheme in Italy for Tuscia Operafestival, as well Stabat Mater of Pergolesi, andEsultate Jubilate of Mozart. He sustained a critical relationship as a singer, coach and conductor for both the Tuscia Operafestival and the International Lyric Academy of Rome and Viterbo for the past 14 years. His collaborative colleagues have included renowned singers Carol Neblett, Rod Gilfrey, Elizabeth Futral, Birgit Nilsson, Fedora Barbieri, and Giorgio Tozzi.
    Mr. León has served as Artistic Advisor and Conductor for Tuscia OperaFestival, Assistant Conductor for Pacific Opera Project, Assistant Conductor for the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival, Assistant Conductor for Pacific Repertory Opera, and is the newly appointed Assistant Conductor for the Narnia Festival in Italy. Future engagements include singing the role of Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos in the fall. He maintains private vocal studios in both Los Angeles and Denver.

  • LORENZO PORZIO(July 16 – July 30)
    Languages: Italian, English

    Lorenzo Porzio Italy

      • Principal Conductor - Orchestra Filarmonica di Roma

    Lorenzo Porzio×

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • MARIA ROSARIA OMAGGIO (July 16 – July 30)
    Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish

    Maria Rosaria Omaggio Italia

      • Director

    Maria Rosaria Omaggio×

    Maria Rosaria Omaggio is an Italian actress become popular very young through cinema and television, but most of all performing on stage. She is also writer and director.
    For her commitment to social issues is UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2005.
    Languages: Spanish, English and French.
    Skills: Instructor Yang style Taijiquan of the Grand Master Li Rong Mei school, Golf Handicap.

    With the short film Hey You! she won the Jury Prize 2016 during the ninth edition of the International Short Film Festival “Tulips of Black Silk” in collaboration with RAI Cinema. At the Giffoni Film Festival 2015 it was the preview of Hey You!, that she wrote, directed and performed with music of PFM-Premiata Forneria Marconi; it is produced by Jacques Lipkau Goyard and Human Touch Productions.
    With the film Walesa-Man of Hope by Andrzej Wajda, which premiered in September 2013 during the 70th Venice International Film Festival and TIFF in Toronto (2013), in which she played the role of Oriana Fallaci, she won the Pasinetti Award, the golden Arechi of the 67th Festival of Salerno cinema and Oriana Fallaci prize 2014. She starred a cameo in To Rome with love by Woody Allen (2012). In October 2013, she was invited at the Nice International Film Festival because of starring in Bloody sin directed by Domiziano Cristopharo, who already directed her in The museum of wonders in 2010. With the young director Simone Barbetti she is in the short film Shortcuts, selected for Giffoni 2010 and Cortinametraggi Silver Ribbon 2011. She plays the role of Elsa Morante in Guido che sfidò le Brigate Rosse by Giuseppe Ferrara co starring with Massimo Ghini and Gianmarco Tognazzi. She has also starred in: Rome at gunpoint and The Cop in blue jeans, all both co starring with Tomas Milian – La lozana andalusa, film shot in Spanish, by Vicente Escrivá, under whose direction also plays two movies shot in Valenciano inspired by the novel Visanteta’s Virgo – Culo e camicia by Pasquale Festa Campanile – It was a dark and stormy night, by and with Alessandro Benvenuti – Rimini year after by Corbucci – II Generale by Luigi Magni co starring with Franco Nero, Erland Josephson and Jacques Perrin. She played in English both Adventures of Hercules co starring with Lou Ferrigno and William Berger that Nightmare city with Paco Rabal and Mel Ferrer. Jean Claude Lubjansky, directed her playing in French in Four sided triangle starring with François Marthouret and Alain Maratrat. Muzzi Loffredo directed her, playing several roles, in Black eye, eye blond, feline eye….., film presented at the Venice Film Festival XL and in the MoMA in New York. She is the protagonist of Another her, Intolerance film’s segment, written and directed by Rocco Mortelliti, awarded during the New York Festival. In 2008 she shot two short films: Adagio by Patrizio Cigliano and End of tv broadcasts by Marcello Cotugno.

    For the next tv season 2016-2017, in the role of Roberta Moretti, she filmed in Madrid La Sonata del silencio, international series in 9 episodes drawn from the eponymous best seller by Paloma Sánchez-Garnica. On RAI 1 in the TV movie At headlights off in the night, Anna Negri directed her playing in the role of an alcoholic mother. Among her fictions note: Don Matteo with Terence Hill and from her beginnings – Fantastic stories by Daniele D’Anza with Vittorio Mezzogiorno – the Feydeau’s play Couturier pour dames with Alberto Lionello – Stars on fire by Italo Moscati with Massimo Venturiello – Ivy and Passions, both directed by Fabrizio Costa – Micaela shot in Argentina where she played in Spanish language – Dear Master 2 and Leo and Beo, both directed by Rossella lzzo, for which he also starred in A woman as a friend. Alive in French, after having performed under the direction of Robert Mazoyer, who entrusted for her the role of Pauline Bonaparte in the European television series Josephine, la comédie de les ambitions, she was been chosen by Christian-Jaque for the TV movie The suitcase for the Indies and The Suez Man co starring with Guy Marchand. Directed by Serge Nicolaescu, she interpreted Badesse Huguette in Francois Villon, co production France and Germany. On April 2001, she starred Mafia’s Women by Giuseppe Ferrara, film in two episodes produced by RAI Fiction. In the same year she was the guest star of the RAI 3 serial The Police Team. Including TV shows are noted: after her debut in the ’73 -’74 Canzonissima with Pippo Baudo – Orchestra tells us about and Two by everything by Enzo Trapani – Vanity with Lando Buzzanca directed by Giorgio Capitani – All included co starring with Boldi and Teocoli, directed by Giancarlo Nicotra. For Unbelievable, 13 TV episodes on the mysteries produced by RAI 2, she was also the author.

    In The Oriana’s words – Tribute to Fallaci in concert she tells Oriana Fallaci’s life, using a montage of her exact words chosen from her many works: the recital is a sort of conference on the piano music with Cristiana Pegoraro. Her show Homage to you, accompanied by flute, accordion and sax of Maestro Andrea Pelusi, opened the 2015/2016 season at the Roman Theater of Tanners, to celebrate her 30 years on stage. During the summer of 2015 she was protagonist of MeDea-variations on the myth, by and with Maurizio Donadoni. March 2015 staged again Diatribe of love against a seated man, the only play by the great Colombian Nobel author Gabriel García Márquez, with a new staging directed by Emanuela Giordano. As the best event of the Roman Carnival 2015 she signed the script with the director Francesco Sala and she performed in Christina of Sweden, Queen in Rome, starring with Alessandro Benvenuti. Care planning and theatrical text for a Tribute to Gabriel García Márquez: imaginary interview performed with Massimo Dapporto and the full reading in Marathon with 150 collegues of “One Hundred Years of Solitude”. For Memorial Day 2014 interprets the AntiSemitism, a monologue by Oriana Fallaci, on stage and in concert with Maestro Luis Bacalov. He staged and performed for the closing of the Jewish Literature Festival 2013, opened by Roberto Saviano, If this is a Man – In memory of Primo Levi, with choreography by Mario Piazza. For the 2012-13 season she set up and directed Golda’s Balcony by William Gibson, that she translated and adapted in Italian, with Paola Gassman in the role of Golda Meir and with music by Luis Bacalov, on tour also for the Abruzzo National Theatre during the season 2013-14. She was Graciela, opening of the 2007/08 ETI-Ente Teatrale Italiano season, directed by Alessandro D’Alatri in Diatribe of love against a seated man, the only play by Gabriel García Márquez, from whom she received the exclusive performing rights for Italy. The book is published in the Oscar Mondadori. In 2006 she interpreted Women’s words and El dia que te quieras, both the shows collaborating with David Cavuti accordionist. She is the creator of The Theatre for Unicef, for which she involved almost 100 colleagues and ten famous authors, as Maraini, La Capria, Camilleri, Merini, Bevilacqua, Comencini, Tani, Erba, Cavosi, Franceschi and all of them wrote specifically performances for children. On autumn 2005 she opened the season 2005/06 of the Teatro Vittoria in Rome with Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward directed by Attilio Corsini. During the year 2003 she was on stage with La Venexiana directed by Beppe Arena, which also directed her in Phaedra by Seneca. In her long carreer we note from her debut: she was The Oriental slave by Carlo Goldoni – the protagonist of the play A Saint riding broom written and directed by Luigi Magni, opening the new Teatro Della Cometa in Rome – The Claudio’s wife by Alexandre Dumas. She performed with Mario Scaccia in The sign by Jacopone – she interpreted Grazia Deledda e Maria Carta in Grazia and Maria directed by Maria Assunta Calvise – played the monologue from Filumena Marturano by De Filippo directed by Enrico Maria Lamanna – in Shakespeare horror show she starred on stage Henry V, Othello, Romeo and Juliet directed by Claudio Boccaccini. For this opera she was awarded with Premio Randone 2000. In the 2000/01 season she starred with Pietro Longhi Under a school desk, comedy by Domenico Starnone and directed by Silvio Giordani. During the Spoleto Festival 2001 she starred Gin and tonic, a play written and directed by Silvano Spada, the only show of prose replicated throughout the duration of the festival in the Caio Melisso theater. In 2002 she interpreted verses of peace by Cesare Pavese for Butterfly and Parriots at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome with Franco Nero and Carla Fracci. In summer 2002 she made her debut at the Villa Adriana in Tivoli with Women, the knights, arms… I sing, a Renaissance evening tour directed by Paul Todisco.

    On May 24, 2015 for the centenary of the First World War she directed The battlefront of women by and with Lucilla Galeazzi and LeVocidOro choir and she starred in the prologue Talk a woman of Matilde Serao too. She was director, text author and interpreter of history between D’Annunzio and Eleonora Duse in D’Annunzio’s feelings. Back to interpret The song of Dido, directing the preparation and translating by the Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid, VII by the Epistle of Ovid and lyrics by Ungaretti, a melologue on several classical music themes for Dido Abandoned for soprano, choir and piano. In 2007 she directed and starred in Histoire du soldat by Igor Stravinsky-Ramuz. She is author and producer of the entire chiamalavita project, Recital in concert broadcast by RAI On Stage, presented in Benevento City Entertainment Theater Festival and arrived in the DHL Auditorium of the U.N. headquarters in November 2005. The theatrical event, performed in many Italian cities, is playing on the theme of war and UNICEF which granted movies and touching photos of children affected by armed conflicts. She wrote and set up the text by works by Italo Calvino, organizing it on music and songs (four of them written by Calvino on Sergio Liberovici music) with singer Grazia Di Michele and the musicians Andrea Pelusi, Livio Matrone and Filippo De Laura. In April 2005, Rai Trade has published the CD, also designing to raise awareness of Calvin lyricist. The proceeds helped UNICEF Italy to build sewers and drinking water wells to save about 2350 Iraqi children. She was the design and the creator of the recital of Futurist poems Zang tumb tumb FuturismOggi, Entertainment magnetic theater concert with Livio Matrone on 64 percussions and with Enrico Maria Lamanna as supervisor director. The show was also graphically developed for video wall installation in London. On the occasion of the Jubilee 2000 she was starring with Mariano Rigillo on lyrics by Vincenzo De Vivo and Baget Bozzo, the opera Passio et resurrectio composed by Master Sergio Rendine for large orchestra, the Solisti Aquilani chorus and Enzo Gragnaniello soloist, replicated in Easter 2007. the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has entrusted her in 2001 for I heard the voice, I heard the cry, melodrama from the Medea of Euripides in three movements composed by Maestro Alessandro Cusatelli, for voice, cello, percussion and orchestra synthesized computer. In December 2003 in Taormina-Arte she was on stage with The Rock, opera by Vincenzo Spampinato, with Oriella Dorella étoile. The Impresario by W. A. Mozart, opera conducted by Maestro Giuranna and staged by Tonino Del Colle, represents her first step of a successful collaboration with musicians. She goes on with George and Chopinsky, letters between George Sand and Chopin, a concert with Luca Lionello actor and Roberto Parrozzani pianist – Words on edge of the water, from D’Annunzio with A. Paolini at the piano – Alba Italica by Leoncavallo-Belvedere, a tribute to Goffredo Mameli with the orchestra conducted by Maestro Bonavolontà, for which he also recorded Das Lied Von Der Erde (the songs of the earth) by Mahler – Incidental Music, by Maestro Antonio Di Pofi, with Leopoldo Mastelloni – Missa de Beatificatione, broadcast around the world from the Vatican’s Nervi Hall in honor of Padre Pio’s beatification, composed by Maestro Sergio Rendine and lyrics by Francesco Zimei, opera conducted by Maurizio Dones, with José Carreras as soloist.

    She was seventeen years old only when she debuted with The riser and following successful programs such as Hi guys and You and me. From 1981-82-83-84 she writes and leads White Paper and she is rewarded with a silver microphone for best audience. In 1985 she cooperates with Radio Montecarlo. From 2003 to 2006 she was narrator of Radio Rai3 for the series La Storia in giallo, edited by Idalberto Fei. Significant for Radiorai3 she is the author and she interprets the great journalist Oriana Fallaci in two episodes for Scarlet Red, a broadcast by Antonella Ferrera. Since 2010 she also collaborates with Vatican Radio in Words and Pages – Impossible Meetings edited by Laura De Luca: she writes and performs Oriana Fallaci, Oriana Fallaci interview Golda Meir with Paola Gassman in the role of Golda, The smile, Cornelia mother of the Gracchi, and the Volcano.

    The last publication by Baldini & Castoldi Dalai Editors is: The language of the jewels – The hidden meaning and refound of the eternal adornment art from A to Z, for which she won the Premio Alfredo Cattabiani. She published Unbelievable Journey, essay with which she won, among others, the Fregene Literary Award – Transparent Healing Energy with crystals, precious stones and metals, translated into English, Spanish, Portuguese and German and reprint for XVII editions in Italy, for which it has been asked for a re-release with update. For the video-book Healing with crystals, gems and metals she is author and director too. The tales Once upon a time, there is always and there will still be, edited by Corbaccio-Longanesi, was awarded with Chiantino Prize 1999.

    2016 Jury Prize for Best Short film Tulips Black Silk and RAI Cinema, to the short film Hey You! by and with Maria Rosaria Omaggio – FormiaFilmFestival career achievement award 2015 – Award Oriana Fallaci in 2014 Florence – Prize San Valentino Terni 2014. For the film “Walesa-The man of hope” at the 70th Venice Film Festival in Venice in 2013, she was awarded the Pasinetti Award honorable mention for his portrayal of Oriana Fallaci, in the 67th International Film Festival Salerno Salerno receives the 2013 Golden Arechi “for her masterful performance in Wajda’s film” and in Rome the Palladium Prize for Lifetime Achievement. Best director Shadow of the evening-Volterra Theater 2012 for “Golda’s Balcony” by William Gibson. In addition to three Silver Masks, a Gromo plaque to Saint Vincent Golden Grolle, a Golden Ticket in Taormina, Camelot in San Sebastian Festival and Peña Valentin in Spain, the best performer at the Festival des films des femmes in France, she received the Salvo Randone award in 2000 for Shakespeare horror show – Campidoglio Woman’s culture prize (2007) – L’Aquila d’oro in 2009 for her portrayal of Graciela in “Diatribe of love against a seated man” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

    More information on www.mariarosariaomaggio.it

  • PETER RANDSMAN (July 16 – July 30)
    Languages: English

    Peter Randsman USA

      • Randsman Artists Management

    Peter Randsman×

    Peter Randsman “Randsman Artists Management” is proud to be responsible for the careers of over 50 internationally successful opera singers performing at esteemed Opera houses throughout the world including The Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Washington National Opera, LA Opera, La Scala, Milan, Vienna State Opera and The Liceu in Barcelona, In addition to his artists management company, Mr Randsman is in high demand for his extraordinary Master Classes, Career Consulting and role preparation. Recent companies include New York Opera Collaborative (where he currently serves as co -producer), Opera San Jose, Utah Festival Opera Company, Westchester Summer Vocal Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music, Dartmouth University for Opera North, Narnia Festival in Italy, Yeoryia Studios, DiCapo Opera Theatre, and New York Lyric Opera. Mr. Randsman also served as Artistic Director of National Grand Opera, at the Tillis Center for the Performing Arts at C.W. Post Campus in Long Island.

    Born in Long Beach, Long Island, NY, Mr. Randsman developed a gifted bass voice and fine dramatic skills. He graduated as a drama major from both Nassau Community College and Hofstra University. Broadway credits include singing the song, “Liza Liza” in a duet with film legend, Ruby Keeler, in a tribute to the Ziegfeld Follies. National Broadway tours include both operetta and Gilbert & Sullivan Productions including Kismet with Metropolitan Opera star, John Reardon and under the music direction of Evans Haile. Additional productions include appearances in the roles of Clifford Bradshaw in CABARET, Charlie in CHARLEY’S AUNT, Dick in DAMES AT SEA and Peter’s personal favorite role of Gabey in ON THE TOWN.

    In television and film, Mr. Randsman was chosen by Burger King to appear as the “The Whopper Boy” airing nationally for many years. Movies include, Brighton Beach, with Ruth Gordon and Lee Strassburg. On the opera scene, Mr. Randsman joined the New York City Opera chorus, where he performed in many Lincoln Center productions and a nationwide tour with The New York City Opera National Company. Additional performances include, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER telecast of Boito’s Mefistofeles starring Samuel Ramey, and conducted by Julius Rudel.

    More information on www.randsman.com

  • CHORUSJASON TRAMM (July 16 – July 23)
    Languages: English

    Jason Tramm USA

      • Guest conductor

    Jason Tramm×

    Jason C. Tramm’s work in the operatic, symphonic and choral repertoire
    has received critical acclaim throughout the Unites States and abroad.
    Maestro Tramm serves as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the
    MidAtlantic Opera with whom he made his Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium) and
    Lincoln Center (Alice Tully Hall) debuts in the past two seasons with his
    critically acclaimed “Prayer for Peace”concerts.

    Currently in his 10th season as Director of Music, in Residence, of
    the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, Tramm leads the choral,
    orchestral, and oratorio performances in the 6,500-seat historic Great
    Auditorium in the summer months. In addition to the historic Ocean Grove
    Choir Festival, the largest sacred music festival on the East Coast, Tramm
    conducts orchestral and sacred masterworks. He has appeared on two National
    Public Radio broadcasts with organ virtuoso Gordon Turk and a large
    orchestra. Mr. Tramm is also Music Director/Principal Conductor of the
    Teatro Lirico D’Europa, a touring professional opera company, with whom he
    will conduct over 25 performances this season in 6 states in performances of
    Turandot, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Carmen and La Traviata. Tramm led the NJ
    State Opera as principal conductor and Artistic Director from 2008 to 2012,
    where he collaborated with some of the finest voices in opera, including
    Samuel Ramey, Vladimir Galouzine, Angela Brown, Gregg Baker, and Paul
    Plishka. His 2009 HDTV broadcast with PBS affiliate NJN of “Verdi Requiem:
    Live from Ocean Grove,” garnered a regional Emmy Award nomination.

    An accomplished educator, Tramm serves on the faculty at Seton Hall
    University as Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities, College
    of Communication and the Arts where he leads the University Choir, Chamber
    Choir, Orchestra, and teaches voice and conducting. He is also actively
    sought as a clinician and regularly presents lectures. He holds degrees in
    music from the Crane School, the Hartt School, and a DMA in Conducting from
    Rutgers University, where he was the recipient of their prestigious
    Presidential Fellowship. In 2003, he joined the ranks of Metropolitan Opera
    Stars Renee Fleming and Stephanie Blythe in being honored with the Rising
    Star Award from the SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association. A frequent guest
    conductor, he has led operatic and symphonic performances in Italy, Romania,
    Albania, and Hungary, where he recorded an album of rarely heard French
    operatic arias with the Szeged Symphony.

    More information on www.shu.edu/profiles/jasontramm.cfm

  • CHORUS MAURO MARCHETTI (July 20 – July 23)
    Languages: English, Italian

    Mauro Marchetti Italy

      • Direttore Coro Città di Roma
      • Docente di Direzione di Coro presso il Conservatorio Corelli di Messina

    Mauro Marchetti×

    Born in 1963 in Rome, Mauro Marchetti graduated in Harp at “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory in Rome. He performed both as a soloist and in duo and trio with singers and instrumentalists, in orchestra, like Accademia Santa Cecilia, Opera di Roma.
    He studied Choir Conduction with many teachers (Paolo Lucci, Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden, G. Graden, S. Kuret).
    He conducted several vocal and instrumental groups and since 1992 is the conductor of Città di Roma Choir in Rome, a polyphonic mixed choir which performed all over Europe and abroad. Under his direction, the choir won many first prizes and special jury prizes in national and international competitions.
    He is the conductor of the Modus Ensemble, a vocal group specializing in early and contemporary music.
    He conducted premiere works of Ennio Morricone, Michele Josia, Javier Busto, Piero Caraba, Andrea Basevi, Lorenzo Donati, Manolo Da Rold and Italian and European premieres of Eric Whitacre and Benjamin Britten.
    He is the artistic member of the artistic committee of the FENIARCO. He was often appointed as a jury member in competitions of composition and choral performance.
    He has been a teacher for many courses in choral conducting and composition. Currently, he teaches at the Conservatory of Music of Messina.
    Awarded for Best Choir Conductor at the International Choral Competition in Varna (Bulgaria) and the Polyphonic Arezzo (Italy).

    More information on www.mauromarchetti.com

    Languages: Italian, English

    Lorenzo Porzio Italy

      • Principal Conductor - Orchestra Filarmonica di Roma

    Lorenzo Porzio×

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Languages: Italian

    Marco Morgantini Italy

    Marco Morgantini×

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

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

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

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

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

    Languages: English

    Andrew Arceci USA

      • University of Oxford

    Andrew Arceci×

    Developing a varied career as performer, composer/arranger, and scholar, Andrew Arceci performs regularly on the viola da gamba (viol), violone, and double bass throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

    As viol soloist with orchestra, Arceci has performed historical and/or contemporary works with Oxford Baroque (UK), and numerous ensembles throughout the United States––the National Philharmonic, L’Académie, Cambridge Concentus, Les Bostonades, Juventas New Music Ensemble, and the New Juilliard Ensemble, giving the North American premiere of Elżbieta Sikora’s Canzona: for Viola da Gamba & Orchestra at New York’s Alice Tully Hall.

    He has given workshops at the University of Oxford (UK), the University of Cambridge (UK), the University of Edinburgh (UK), the Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan), and Burapha University (Thailand). Additionally, Arceci has presented at several musicology conferences–– I Encontro Ibero-Americano de Jovens Musicólogos (Portugal), Music & the Seicento (UK), and the Royal Musical Association (UK). Arceci recently contributed to the BBC-One drama series Silent Witness , working with BAFTA-nominated composer Sheridan Tongue.

    Represented by Jarvis-Lundt.

    Languages: Italian, English, Spanish

    Alessia Demofonti Italy

    Alessia Demofonti×

    Da sempre appassionata di danza, ho iniziato gli studi di flamenco nel 1992 a Roma presso lo IALS con i maestri Carmen Fuentes e Marc Aurelio.
    Per approfondire lo studio di questa meravigliosa cultura mi sono recata spesso a Siviglia e Madrid dove ho avuto l’opportunità di studiare con Manolo Marìn, La Tona, Carlos Robles, La Tati, Carmela Greco, Hyniesta Cortes, Joselito Fernandez, etc.
    Nel corso degli anni ho avuto l’opportunità di studiare con altri maestri di grande spessore quali Angel Atienza, Felipe Mato, Leonor Leal Chamorro, Marco Flores, Concha Jareno, Marcos Jimenez, El Junco, Irene La Sentìo, El Grilo, Belen Maya, etc.

    Ho lavorato con famose compagnie italiane: Cantares di M. Lanza, Pasion Gitana di C. Costa, Danzarteflamenco di S. Javier e, ancora oggi, con Flamenco Tango Neapolis di Salvo Russo.
    Ho ballato in numerosi teatri, rassegne e festival in Italia ed all’estero: Teatro Bellini (Napoli), Teatro di Vittoria e Teatro di Modica (Sicilia), Teatro Centrale (Roma), Teatro Colosseo (Roma), Teatro dell’Orologio(Roma), Teatro d’Europa (Avellino), Teatro Greco (Roma), Festival Duni (Matera), Flamenco Ankara Festival (Turchia), etc.

    Con l’attuale compagnia Flamenco Tango Neapolis mi sono esibita su palchi prestigiosi con il primo spettacolo “Encanto”: Itali@rte all’Aventino (Roma), Musica in cortile (Vasto), MusicalmentEstate (Ortona), Musica & Arena (Milano), TropeaMusica (Tropea), Auditorium della G. Florio (L’Aquila), Teatro Sannazaro (Napoli), Teatro del Giglio (Lucca), Festival Etnico (Civitavecchia), Rassegna La MaMa Spoleto Open (Spoleto), etc.

    Con lo spettacolo “Viento” (attualmente in scena) mi sono esibita al Teatro Sannazaro (NA), Rocca dei Papi (VT), Teatro Golden (RM), Agerola Music Festival, Muntagninjazz Festival, Auditorium della Conciliazione (Roma), Maschio Angioino (Napoli), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Roma), etc.

    Dal 1998 insegno e coordino l’attività di corsi di flamenco suddivisi in tre livelli di competenze: principiante, intermedio, avanzato. Mi occupo di gestire e supervisionare alla fine dell’anno un saggio-spettacolo al quale partecipano tutti gli allievi dei tre corsi.

    Ho partecipato a diverse trasmissioni televisive e film al cinema:
    • “Ballando con le stelle“, in onda su Rai Uno, come insegnante di flamenco per vip e ballerini professionisti (2007-2009) ondotta da Milly Carlucci
    • Film di Natale “Olè” di C. Vanzina con Vincenzo Salemme e Massimo Boldi (2006)
    • Trasmissione “Amore” condotta da Raffaella Carrà (2006)
    • spot della Tic Tac in occasione dei mondiali di Formula Uno (2001)
    • trasmissioni televisive Green (RAI3) e Videosapere (RAI1) – (1996)

    Languages: Italian, English, Spanish

    Daniela Demofonti e Lucas Gatti Italy - Argentina

    Daniela Demofonti e Lucas Gatti×

    Daniela Demofonti si forma giovanissima come ballerina classica e contemporanea nella scuola di Mimma Testa, che frequenta per circa 10 anni. Si orienta successivamente verso il teatro con Francesca Romana Coluzzi.
    Studia flamenco, hip-hop, yoga e danza contemporanea. Queste ultime due discipline sono ancora oggi fonte di studi e approfondimenti.
    Nella danza contemporanea, i suoi riferimenti principali sono Sacha Ramos, con cui studia 9 anni e Annarita Pasculli, coreografa della compagnia di cui fa parte per circa quattro anni.
    Durante questo percorso conosce il tango e lo sceglie come forma di espressione prevalente.
    Inizia a studiare tango a Roma con Alicia Mabel Vaccarini, Gustavo Saenz e Osvaldo Roldán.
    Successivamente approfondisce con:
    Osvaldo Zotto e Lorena Ermocida, Damian Rozenthal e Celine Ruiz, Damián Esell y Nancy Louzan, Carlos Gavito, “Teté” Rusconi, Gabriel Missé & Alejandra Mantiñán, Mariano Frumboli & Juana Sepúlveda, Sebastián Arce & Mariana Montes, Dana Frígoli & Adrián Ferreyra.

    Programmi Televisivi e Film:
    Ballando con le stelle insieme a Beppe Fiorello
    Preparazione intensiva di Tango per Beppe Fiorello nel film ‘Il Sorteggio’
    Cominciamo Bene Estate RAIUNO
    Costume e società, RAIDUE
    Il mondo a colori, RAIDUE
    Carràmba che sorpresa, RAIUNO
    Partecipazione alla Fiction “Tutti i sogni del mondo”. Regia P. Poeti
    Partecipazione alla Fiction “Distretto di Polizia 3”
    Partecipazione al Videoclip musicale del gruppo “Dual Gang”

    Tra i Principali Spettacoli di Tango:
    “Noche de Tango y Bolero” recital. “Tierra Mia Querida”, Montecatini Terme Tettuccio, Italia- Salonicco, Grecia “3° Festival di Tango”Barletta con Alma de Tango, Castello Svevo, Orchestra Sinfonica di Bari, “Mirando la Luna” Regia Sergio Javier, Teatro Cassia, Roma, Taormina (08)
    ACDB Dance Bayon, Nancy Francia, 4éme Nuit Des Etoiles, Roissy en Brie, Parigi Francia (07)
    El Abrazo del Tango, Estate Aventino, Roma, 100 Anni Di Tango, compagnia Buenos Aires Tango tournée italiana, “Tango che”, coreografia Oscar Benavidez, in MSC crociere (Caribe, Spagna, Marocco)

    Thais opera lirica, regia Joseph Franconi Lee e coreografie Annarita Pasculli, Oviedo
    Tauen, compagnia Annarita Pasculli, Teatro Greco Roma
    Ospiti con “Regalandomi un silenzio” al quinto Festival Internazionale di Bucarest
    Spettacolo musicale nel Festival “Roman Holiday” Shanghai, Cina.

    Lucas Gatti nato a Buenos Aires, Argentina il 14 febbraio 1978.
    Calciatore professionista in diverse squadre in Argentina, Scozia e Spagna come: Argentinos Jrs, Boca Jrs, San Lorenzo, Dundee FC, CD Badajoz.
    Inizia nel 2005 i suoi studi di Tango tra Argentina e Spagna.
    Influenzato dai suoi maestri, a Madrid comincia una ricerca personale che lo porta ad esplorare diverse discipline come, le arti marziali, pilates, yoga, arricchendo così il suo ballo e il suo metodo d’insegnamento.
    Attualmente vive e lavora a Roma, dove continua la sua ricerca.


    Lavora regolarmente a Madrid con lezioni e Workshops dal 2008. Ha lavorato a Napoli e Roma con Alejandra Mantinan ed ora collabora stabilmente da 7 anni con Daniela Demofonti.


    Spettacolo CONCEPTANGO di Leo Calvelli & Eugenia Usandivaras. Madrid
    Festival Aventino Mediascena ‘ENCANTO’ FlamencoTangoNeapolis. Roma
    Teatro Greco Taormina ‘NOCHE DE TANGO’. Sicilia


    La sua ricerca si basa nella preparazione del corpo, perché si adatti alle necessità del ballo, indipendentemente dallo stile.
    Un ballo nel quale i fondamenti principali sono radicati in tre connessioni basiche.
    Connessione con la terra, connessione interna, connessione con il compagno.

    In questo modo l’energia fluisce dalla terra alla terra in forma circolare, tramite un corpo preparato per questo.

    Si ricerca fluidità, morbidezza, un corpo che lavora in maniera sana, la possibilità di generare più movimento, con meno forza, senza rigidezza.
    L’obiettivo è un ballo sano, naturale, fluido e libero.

    Languages: Italiano, English, Spanish

    Salvo Russo Italy

    Salvo Russo×

    Musicista, compositore, body percussion performer.

    Si è diplomato in pianoforte nel 1998 presso il Conservatorio “S. Pietro a Majella” di Napoli sotto la guida del M° Marisa Carretta. Ha frequentato il corso di preparazione al concertismo con Aldo Ciccolini e svolto attività concertistica come solista ed in formazioni da camera. Ha partecipato ad importanti concorsi pianistici nazionali vincendo numerosi premi ed ottenendo ampi consensi di critica e di pubblico. Ha studiato piano flamenco con David Peña Dorantes alla “Escuela International de Musica Clasica y Flamenco” di Utrera. E’ fondatore e Direttore artistico di FLAMENCO TANGO NEAPOLIS, un progetto che, attraverso la musica, la danza ed il teatro, unisce le sonorità della tradizione classica napoletana con quelle dell’ Andalusia e del Sud America in un’originale contaminazione di stili e che vanta 2 lavori discografici e 2 produzioni artistiche nazionali “Encanto” e “Viento – Da Napoli a Siviglia a Buenos Aires” (musiche ed arrangiamenti di Salvo Russo).

    Ha collaborato con: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Atene, Conservatorio “G. Verdi” di Torino, Cristiana Pegoraro, IDA International Dance Association, Glazbena Udruga Opus di Zagabria, Mvula Sungani Company, Samuel Peron, Samanta Togni, Mariano Manzella, Ricardo Diaz, Carmen Gamero, Maite Olivares, Rosa Angeles Garcia Clavijo, Caterina Lucia Costa, Sergio Javier, Alejandro Villaescusa, Milagro Acustico, Camerata Strumentale Campana, Fondazione William Walton, Ondanueve String Quartet, Trio Harmonius, S.O.S. e tanti altri.

    Ha partecipato a diversi Festival e Rassegne musicali nazionali ed internazionali tra cui: Ankara Flamenko Festival (Turchia), Narnia Festival, La Mama Spoleto Open (Spoleto), Muntagninjazz, Musica & Arena (Milano), Folkest (Udine), Flamenco Tango Jazz (Roma), Capristo Day in Sundern (Germania), Cassino Multietnica Festival Chiusi nella Danza, Cultural Bridge Festival, Agosto Montefalchese, MusicalmentEstate (Chieti), Intricanti Music Festival, Festival di Musica Etnica (Civitavecchia), Tropea Musica Festival (Tropea), Itali@rte all’Aventino (Roma) e tanti altri.

    Si è formato in Musicoterapia presso il Corso Quadriennale del C.E.P. di Assisi e presso la SFOM di Aosta. Ha frequentato il Corso di formazione in Didattica musicale Metodo Orff-Schulwerk e molti altri stages, seminari e corsi di formazione sulla didattica musicale e sulla musicoterapia. Incantato dai suoni e dai ritmi naturali del corpo, si è specializzato in tecniche di Body Percussion ricercando le più svariate modalità di produzione ritmico/sonora. Scrive brani di musica per il corpo e tiene Corsi di formazione per docenti, Stages e Workshops di Body Percussion e Teatro del Ritmo in tutta Italia e all’estero, collaborando con Conservatori, Scuole, Associazioni e Accademie della musica, dell’arte e dello spettacolo. Svolge intensa attività didattica da oltre 15 anni ed è autore di molti brani di musica per il mondo della scuola. Recente è la pubblicazione del suo lavoro discografico “Marmocchi musicali” – Nuove idee musicali per i bambini della scuola dell’infanzia e della scuola primaria.
    Ha inoltre collaborato con Alma Edizioni nella formazione didattica per insegnanti d’italiano per stranieri e L2, con TV2000 nella trasmissione Revolution e con l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Atene. Ha ideato e realizzato SUONO E SENSO, un’associazione culturale di cui dirige e coordina le attività, le iniziative ed i progetti inerenti alla didattica, alla musica e allo spettacolo.

    More information on www.salvo-russo.com; www.flamencotan...

    Languages: Italiano

    Gaia Vazzoler Italy

    Gaia Vazzoler×

    Gaia Vazzoler graduated in piano under the guidance of M° Tiziana Polletta and Carmela Pistillo, she graduated in 2000 with honors in DAMS at the University Roma Tre with Prof. Mario Bortolotto, arguing the thesis in history of music “Richard Wagner and the piano”, which earned her the prestigious scholarship of Richard Wagner Bayreuth Stipendienstiftung.

    She worked as a Musicologist at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia for over ten years as a curator of numerous musical festivals of listening guide, music history and introduction to concerts.

    Presenter of numerous concerts and cultural events, promoted the project Noteinviaggio (musical journeys in collaboration with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia), and published the essay Rome notes, musical route in the eternal city from the past to the present.

    She regularly works for the most important cultural institutions of Rome, performing as pianist both as soloist and in Chamber music, with a repertoire ranging from the great classics to the early twentieth century.

    Among other activities, she collaborates with Vatican Radio and Radio Capital. She made the documentary video “Liszt and Rome” in collaboration with M° Michele Campanella, presented in concert form in the Sala della Protomoteca of Capitol and broadcasted in its entirety by RaiNews.

    She is artistic director of “Best Of”, in collaboration with numerous Italian conservatories and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, organizer and presenter of the show Museicalmente 2015, artistic director of the show Suonaroma. She is currently preparing a television format on youth and classical music. She will be artistic director of the event Villa Borghese Piano Day (June 2017), in collaboration with the municipality of Rome and the Ferruccio Busoni competition.

    Languages: Italian, English

    Danilo Rea Italy

    Danilo Rea×

    One of Italy’s leading jazz pianists, Danilo Rea received a solid musical training, obtaining his degree from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome.

    Among the artists he has worked with on-stage and in the recording studios are Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Steve Grossman, Bob Berg, Michael Breker, Billy Cobam, Aldo Romano, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano and others.

    In the field of pop music his peerless credentials include Mina, Pino Daniele, Claudio Baglioni, Fiorella Mannoia and many others. He has worked with Giovanni Tommaso’s quintet “Lingomania” (Top jazz 1987). He has given concerts in Italy, France, England, US, India, Senegal and China.
    Together with percussionist Roberto Gatto he recorded Improvvisi (Gala Records). He is currently co-leader of the trio “DOCTOR 3”(with Enzo Pietropaoli and Fabrizio Sferra), one of the most highly-acclaimed groups in Italy. Under the “Via Veneto” label he has recorded the solo CD Lost in Europe which brings together the highlights of his year 2000 tour.

    He is also much sought-after as a performer in classical music settings. Noteworthy among these are Roberto De Simone’s Requiem for PierPaolo Pasolini under the direction of Zoltan Pesko at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. At the Teatro Rossini in Pesaro, in-ensemble , he performed in “Rossini, mon amour” production for the “Rossini Opera Festival”.

    He has also appeared with Roberto Gatto in the context of a jazz festival at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome.

    In recent years he has dedicated himself to teaching and master classes in jazz and improvisation techniques.


The program is open to students of all ages and nationalities.
Students can take part in the Festival as a participant or an auditor.

With the Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program, the Narnia Arts Academy presents an innovative vision of the concept of “summer course” by offering an academic program which allows students to improve their musicianship and learn about many other fundamental aspects of music making which are not usually taught in school, such as:

  • how to organize a career without a manager
  • the importance of communication
  • performing in front of audiences
  • the advantage of a healthy posture
  • how to develop a persuasive and powerful stage presence
  • techniques to overcome performance anxiety and more.

Ample time will be dedicated to chamber music in various ensemble formats, and to symphonic and sacred music repertoire with orchestra.

Upon requests, it is possible to take lessons of solfège, harmony and musical analysis (not included in the tuition fee). Please inquire.

The Narnia Arts Academy offers all students the chance to participate in the Narnia Festival (July 18th – July 30, 2017) with daily concerts and shows held in prestigious venues in Narni and Umbria. Those preparing international competitions are given priority and will be offered a special solo recital.

During the program, students will have many chances to try out their improved skills while being fully immersed in the magic atmosphere of one of the most beautiful medieval Italian cities.

The program guarantees a minimum of four private lessons per week.
Classes run usually from 10am to 1.00pm and from 3.00pm to 6.00pm, 6 days per week or at the teacher’s discretion.
Master classes, lectures, and workshops could take place at different timetables.

Practice pianos will be available to all pianists for 2-3 hours daily at the additional cost of 30 euros per week.

Student concerts will be held every day from July 18 to July 30 at 6.00pm. Every student will be given the opportunity to perform.

Weekly excursions will connect the students to the vast culture and history of Italy, offering them the same inspiration and inner enrichment that for centuries have influenced the greatest artists.


  • private lessons
  • chamber music classes
  • orchestra classes (sacred music and symphonic repertoire)
  • master classes*
  • lectures*
  • workshops*
  • concerts
  • guided tours

*The master classes, lectures, and workshops program will cover the following topics:

    • Creative and effective musical performance
      How to improve your skills in presentation, preparation, and communication, how to acquire a strong stage presence and overcome performance anxiety.
    • Music business
      How to start your career on your own, manage a well-organized business and be a successful artist. How to prepare for festivals and competitions, and plan creative recitals.
    • Pedagogy
      Method and practice of teaching.
    • Developing composition skills
      From finding a theme to final completion of the composition, it will be a fun “building” adventure, easy to understand. This approach also helps students analyze music they are studying.
    • Developing lyrical and virtuosic playing
      The complete musician is one who can balance the nuance needed to perform lyrical pieces with the virtuosity required to play “showstoppers.” Learn techniques—coupled with appropriate repertoire—to effectively develop both of these aspects in performances.
    • Improving your improvisation skills
      From the inside out, students can easily become proficient in transposition, harmonization, improvisation and vocalization. Where does one start? How can the student develop playing by ear? This workshop leads you through simple and thorough approaches to developing improvisation skills.
    • Acting for singers
      Unique ‘theatre-centric’ training program for musical performers. Learn to break down the barriers of interpretation through the use of drama. The workshop will focus on the facial and spoken interpretation of the text, with the addition of physical movement.
    • Collaborative skills: Playing well with others
      A discussion of the significant pedagogical benefits to young musicians from exposure to and exploration of the vast repertoire of chamber music. Ensemble playing, working with singers and instrumentalists: we focus on cultivating musicianship.
    • Using the whole body when playing an instrument
      Go beyond concentrating on the fingers to explore how to make use of the entire body when playing an instrument, resulting in a healthy technique suitable to the entire range of music repertoire.
    • From touch to tone, discover secrets about your instrument
      Learn why some instruments “feel” so natural to play, why tone changes, how mechanical parts interact. This is an opportunity to ask questions and get answers – a hands-on class that will help you understand more about the relationship between touch, tone, and technique – about caring for and improving your own instrument.
    • Understanding repetitive strain disorders in the music industry
      Repetitive strain disorders have increased by 200% since 1996. Join a famous chiropractor as he explains these injuries and why they affect musicians. He will discuss preventative measures as well as treatment options.


The Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program takes place in magnificent historical buildings, including a classical Italian style opera house, the S. Domenico Auditorium, the University of Narni, the City Museum in Eroli Palace, in several ancient churches and numerous practice and teaching studios provided with wireless internet connection.




All payments must be submitted in Euros.

  • A non-refundable application fee of € 130 is due by June 1st, 2017. This fee will be refunded if a course will not be activated due to an insufficient number of students.
  • A tuition fee of – see below for each course – is due by July 1st, 2017.

Payments will be accepted until July 12, 2017, assuming spots are still available.

It is possible to participate in a single course as an auditor paying an application fee of € 130 and a tuition fee of € 70 per week.

One can enroll in the International Campus as an auditor by paying a flat rate of € 200. This fee will allow to listen to every lesson of every course for a two week period.

All fees do not include room and board.

Although some programs run for two weeks, it is possible to participate for one week only.

The program guarantees a minimum of 4 private lessons per week and orchestra coaching.
It is possible to participate in the chamber music program for an extra € 200 per week.

Practice pianos available for 2-3 hours daily for € 30 per week (please request at time of application).


  • PIANO – Cristiana Pegoraro (July 16 – July 30): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • PIANO – Gilead Mishory (July 24 – July 30): € 200
  • PIANO – Patrick Jovell (July 16 – July 23): € 200
  • CLASSICAL GUITAR, BRASILIAN GUITAR, CHORO & BOSSA NOVA – Gianluca Persichetti (July 24 – July 30): € 200
  • CLASSICAL GUITAR – Carlo Biancalana (July 24 – July 30): € 200
  • VIOLIN – Khullip Jeung (July 16 – July 30): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks<
  • VIOLIN – Nadezda Tokareva (July 16 – July 30): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks<
  • VIOLIN – Jisun Kang (July 16 – July 30): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • VIOLIN – Alberto Mina (July 17 – July 23): € 200
  • VIOLIN – Alessandro Asciolla (July 17 – July 23): € 200
  • VIOLIN – Katharina Fasoli-von Harten (July 16 – July 30): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • VIOLIN – Carlo Maria Parazzoli (July 24 – July 30): € 200
  • VIOLIN – Paolo Piomboni (July 24 – July 30): € 200
  • VIOLIN & STRING QUARTET – Aldo Campagnari (July 24 – July 30): € 200
  • VIOLA – Raffaele Mallozzi (July 17 – July 23): € 200
  • VIOLA – Luca Sanzò (July 24 – July 30): € 200
  • VIOLA – Ilona Balint (July 24 – July 30): € 200
  • VIOLA/JUNIOR CHAMBER MUSIC – Alexia DelGiudice Bigari (July 16 – July 30): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • CELLO – Carlo Onori (July 17 – July 23): € 200
  • CELLO – Roberto Boarini (July 17 – July 23): € 200
  • CELLO – Diego Romano (July 24 – July 30): € 200
  • CELLO – Marit Sjödin (July 16 – July 30): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • DOUBLE BASS – Antonio Sciancalepore (July 16 – July 30): up to 5 days € 30 per day, one week € 200, two weeks € 340
  • FLUTE – Valerio Fasoli (July 16 – July 30): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • FLUTE – Calogero Giallanza (July 24 – July 30): € 200
  • CLARINET – Per Johansson (July 16 – July 30): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • ACCORDION – Pietro Roffi (July 17 – July 23): € 200
  • COMPOSITION – Marco Morgantini (July 24 – July 30): € 200
  • WORKSHOP OF MUSIC HISTORY, HARMONY, ANALYSIS OF MUSICAL CONTENTS and STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS, SOLFEGE – Lorenzo Porzio (July 16 – July 30): € 200 one week, € 400 two weeks
  • CHOIR – Mauro Marchetti (July 20 – July 23): € 100 (application fee not required)
  • FLAMENCO – Alessia Demofonti (July 21 – July 23): € 135
  • TANGO – Daniela Demofonti and Lucas Gatti (July 21 – July 23): € 135
  • BODY PERCUSSION – Salvo Russo (July 21 – July 23): € 135
  • SALOTTI MUSICALI- Gaia Vazzoler (July 28 – July 30): € 240 lodging and tours included


SPECIAL MASTERCLASSES (application fee not required):

  • Danilo Rea – Jazz & Beyond (July 18): € 30

Chamber Music: € 200 per week (one hour daily lessons)
For students enrolled in one of the instrumental courses, the choir and orchestra programs are free.


Tuition fee includes:

  • Lessons, coaching, master-classes, lectures and participation in live performances
  • Credits (transferable)
  • Accompanists
  • Use of practicing and performance facilities
  • Diploma of participation
  • All excursions with private guide listed under “excursions”


Airfare not included.


Students enrolled in any of the courses of the International Summer Training Program can participate in the Narnia Culture&Leisure Program and in the Italian Language and Culture Courses getting a 20% discount.


Scholarships and opportunities for the students

At the end of the program and at the discretion of the Narnia Arts Academy, scholarships will be given to the most talented students chosen among all disciplines.

Opportunities for the students

Students who – according to the evaluation of the respective instructor and of the Artistic Director of the Narnia Arts Academy – excel particularly during the Courses will have the opportunity of being introduced to the attention of several concert institutions in Italy and, where possible, the possibility of being included in their respective programs, as well as being inserted in the concert seasons of the Narnia Arts Academy.


Deadline: June 1, 2017
Applications will be accepted until July 12, if spots are still available.

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

Method of payment

  • Bank transfer to the following account:
  • Branch Address: Via Turati 25, 05100 Terni, Italy
  • Account Owner (Beneficiary): Narnia Arts Academy
  • Account Number: 2000 405
  • Iban: IT32 B062 2014 4060 0000 2000 405
  • Swift (BIC): BPBAITR1
  • Please specify the student’s name and instrument in the bank transfer.
  • Applicants are responsible for all bank transfer fees.

Lodging & Meals

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

Meals Conventions

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

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


Lunch/dinner coupons available at a special price of €4, €8, €11 and €14 each can be purchased exclusively at the Narnia Arts Academy office (cash only).

It is necessary to book the meals option at the time of application checking the related box on the application form.

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

Those who do not want to take advantage of this special meal package, can handle the food on their own.

For participants in the Campus, special discounted prices on “a la carte” menu at I Guardiani di Narni, Ristorante Il Pincio, Gattamelata and Terra e Arte.

20% discount on drinks at Bar dei Priori.


Lodging Conventions

NARNIA ARTS ACADEMY has a special and exclusive agreement with the following lodging facilities.

  • Le Stanze del Giglio – Appartamenti
  • Hotel La Loggia dei Priori
  • Ostello Sant’Anna
  • Residence per studenti “Palazzo Barilatti”
  • Torre Palombara – Dimora storica
  • Hotel Terra Umbra

Le stanze del Giglio Apartments, Hotel La Loggia dei Priori, the Student House Palazzo Barilatti and the Sant’Anna Hostel are very close to the campus venues. Torre Palombara – Luxury Country Relais is located 7 Km (4.3 miles) from the main square in Narni, Hotel Terra Umbra is located 9 Km (5.5 miles) from the main square in Narni.

Upon request, accommodation can be arranged in apartments for rent and B&B outside the historical center of Narni (some B&B have a swimming pool), ideal for families with cars. Please specify this request on the application form.

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

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

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

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

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



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

  • Spacious room with four, five or six beds with private bathroom, inside or outside the room: €25 per person

The price is per night and includes breakfast.
Also included, free of charge: use of the large common room, the library, a large garden, parking area, television, a large panoramic terrace, bed linens and daily cleaning service.
Towels are not included in the price and guests must bring their own, or they can rent a set for €3. Internet: €3 for the whole stay.



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

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

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


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

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

  • ROOM 1
    equipped with: 1 double bed in loft + 1 double bed in living room, possibility of adding 1 single bed
    single occupancy: €76
    two occupants: €39 per person
    three occupants: €36 per person
    four occupants: €29 per person
    five occupants: €28 per person
  • ROOM 2
    equipped with: 2 single beds, possibility of adding 1 single bed in living room
    single occupancy: €56
    two occupants: €36 per person
    three occupants: €35 per person
  • ROOM 3
    equipped with: 1 double bed, possibility of adding 1 single bed in living room
    single occupancy: €56
    two occupants: €36 per person
    three occupants: €35 per person
  • ROOM 4
    equipped with: 1 double bed in loft + 1 double bed in living room
    single occupancy: €76
    two occupants: €39 per person
    three occupants: €36 per person
    four occupants: €29 per person
  • ROOM 5
    equipped with: 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms – 1 double bed + 1 single bed in the first room; 2 single beds in the second
    single occupancy: €91
    two occupants: €59 per person
    three occupants: €41 per person
    four occupants: €33 per person
    five occupants: €28 per person
  • ROOM 6
    equipped with: 2 single beds
    single occupancy: €56
    two occupants: €36 per person
  • ROOM 7
    equipped with: 2 single beds
    single occupancy: €56
    two occupants: €36 per person
  • ROOM 9
    equipped with: 1 double bed in bedroom and 1 single bed in the living room, possibility of adding 1 single bed in the bedroom
    single occupancy: €76
    two occupants: €39 per person
    three occupants: €36 per person
    four occupants: €29 per person
  • ROOM 10
    Equipped with: 1 double bed in bedroom + 1 double bed in living room; possibility of adding 1 single bed in living room.
    single occupancy: €76
    two occupants: €39 per person
    three occupants: €36 per person
    four occupants: €29 per person



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

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

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


TORRE PALOMBARA Dimora storica XV-XVI sec.

Strada della Cantinetta, 3 05035 Narni (Tr)
Tel +39 0744744617 – Fax +39 0744090173

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

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

Breakfast included.

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



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

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

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

Breakfast included.

Distance from Narni main square: 9 km.


The Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program will offer several tours in Narni and surroundings with private guide.

Historic downtown:

  • Undergrounds of San Domenico (XII century) and Auditorium,
  • Undergrounds and Church of Santa Maria Impensole (built in 1175), Eroli Museum.

City Tour:

    • Churches: Cathedral (XIII century), Santa Margherita (XVII century),
      Santa Restituta (IV-V century), Sant’Agostino (XIV century),
  • Theater (built in 1856)
  • Palazzo dei Priori (built in 1275)
  • Main Squares
  • Albornoz Fortress (built in 1370)
  • Ponte d’Augusto (27 B.C.)
  • Rome (full day by private bus)
more about Narni


During the two-week program, Narnia Arts Academy will organize dinners, entertainment and open air concerts in beautiful places.

Reach Narni

Narni – Geographic centre of Italy, situated in the province of Terni, in the region of Umbria.

It’s a typical Umbrian town, built on a hill 790 feet above sea level with 20.570 inhabitants and strong medieval traces. The town has outstanding views over the river Nera valley and the wide plane of Terni. Narni offers artistic, archaeological and religious itineraries, plus an abundance of natural history for the tourist. The town’s theater dates back to 1800.

It is surrounded by cultural gems, including the renowned cities of Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Spoleto.

Narni is situated 62 miles from Rome and 46 miles from Perugia.

  • Programs July 16 – July 23: Participants are suggested to arrive on July 16
    (lessons will start on July 17 in the morning) and leave on July 24 in the morning
  • Programs July 24 – July 30: Participants are suggested to arrive on July 24 in the morning
    (lessons will start on July 24 in the morning) and leave on July 31 in the morning
  • Programs July 16 – July 30: Participants are suggested to arrive on July 16
    (lessons will start on July 17 in the morning) and leave on July 31 in the morning

How to reach Narni by plane:

The nearest airport is Rome Fiumicino (FCO).

The Narnia Arts Academy provides private transportation by bus from the Rome Fiumicino Airport to Narni and from Narni to the Rome Fiumicino Airport for €20 each way. This offer is for all students, parents and chaperons.

Those who would like to take advantage of our private transportation options should arrive and leave accordingly to the dates and schedule in which the service is offered.

Bus from the Rome Fiumicino Airport to Narni:

  • July 16, approximate time of departure between 1.00pm and 2.00pm
  • July 24, approximate time of departure between 1.00pm and 2.00pm

Bus from Narni to the Rome Fiumicino Airport:

  • July 24, approximate time of departure between 6.00am and 7.00am
  • July 31, approximate time of departure between 6.00am and 7.00am

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

How to reach Narni by train:

The nearest train station is Narni – Amelia and is connected with Roma Termini or Roma Tiburtina train station by hourly trains.
Check the train schedule on www.trenitalia.com.
The Narnia Arts Academy provides car transportation from the Narni – Amelia train station to all lodging facilities and from all lodging facilities to the Narni – Amelia train station for €10 each way.

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

How to reach Narni by car:


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


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

Average temperatures in July:

72F – 78F (22C – 25C)

Historical information:

Although Neolithic people lived in this region, the first historical document mentioning the town is dated 600 B.C.
Narni was a Roman colony under the name of Narnia, a name that comes from the Nar River, which today is called the Nera.
In 233 B.C., with the construction of the via Flaminia from Rome to Rimini on the Adriatic coast, Narni became of major importance and it was heavily fortified because the road passed through the town.

In 90 B.C., Narnia became a municipally (semi independent) town within the Roman Empire.
The first Christian Bishop of Narni, Giovenale from Cartage, was chosen in 368 A.D. and later was consecrated as Patron Saint of the town.
Narni’s strategic position, standing as it does above the deep gorge of the river Nera, has made it a target of many invading and barbarian forces.
In the 11th Century it established its power as a free “Comune” (autonomous town).
Between the 12th and the 14th century it reached its greatest splendor.
In 1371, the Pope Reformed the Statutes of the city and Narni became part of the Papal State.
Narni developed a school of painting and goldsmithing. Many artists of the renaissance period produced work for clients and patrons in Narni: Rosellino, Ghirlandaio, Gozzoli, Vecchietta, Antoniazzo, Romano and Spagna.
On the 17th of July 1527 the Lanzichenecchi (northern mercenaries) stopped on their way back from the sacking of Rome and destroyed Narni.
Slowly the walls, buildings and churches were rebuilt and by the end of the century, Narni had been re-established.
After the rebuilding, many important artists returned to Narni, including Vignola and Zuccari. Also Sangallo and Scalza, who took part in the reconstruction of the town.
In 1664 the town library was founded. Many famous people were born in Narni, including: the emperor M.C. Nerva, Gattamelata, the Beata Lucia, Bernardo, Eroli, Galeotto Marzio and S. Cassio.

Terms and Conditions

  • Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program is open to all Italian and foreign artists with no age limit. For underage students, parents will need to sign the parent’s authorization exempting the organization from any liability with respect to the child.
  • Students enrolled in any of the courses of the International Summer Training Program can participate in the Narnia Culture&Leisure Program and in the Italian Language and Culture Courses getting a 20% discount.
  • Students enrolled in the Campus for piano will have the use of a student instrument for 2-3 hours daily for 30 euros per week.
  • Students (except pianists) will have to bring their own music stand.
  • All students enrolled in the Campus will perform concerts for the Festival provided they are dressed appropriately.
  • The courses will be active with a minimum of 6 students up to a maximum determined by each teacher, except in special cases decided by the management.
  • The management reserves the right to cancel one or more courses at its own discretion. In this case the students will be warned immediately and will be refunded the registration and participation fees.
  • If a course is cancelled due to a teacher’s serious problem, participants will be refunded the registration and participation fee, less bank transfer expenses.
  • Those having enrolled who are unable to attend the course will be entitled to a refund of only the participation fee as long as they give notice at least 30 days before beginning of the course. The management, however will retain 15% for processing fees.
  • The application fee is non refundable. This fee will be refunded if a course will not be activated due to an insufficient number of students.
  • It is forbidden to take or give private lessons within the Campus. If requested, Narnia Arts Academy will organize private lessons between the student and the teacher. Payments for private lessons will have to be done in cash to the Academy and not directly to the teacher.
  • Management does not assume any risk or damage arising from the activities of the participants in the courses.
  • At the end of the program, Narnia Arts Academy participants will receive a certificate of attendance. It is necessary to pick up the certificate before leaving Narni. Certificates will NOT be sent after the end of the programs.
  • Among those who will perform for the Narnia Festival, the Board, at its sole discretion, may choose one or more particularly deserving artists who will be invited to perform in Narni, within the general framework of future programming.
  • The organization is not responsible for any damage to persons and property which may occur during the period of the Campus. Participants are responsible for any damage to persons and property they may cause during the period of the Campus.
  • Application to the Campus requires the unconditional acceptance of this regulation and the release to Narnia Arts Academy/Narnia Festival for use of photos and filming of lectures, concerts and any other event related to the activity of the course, without any rights resulting from this use by the course participants.

For more information, please contact Cristiana Pegoraro – narniaartsacademy@gmail.com.

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