About – Junior Masterclasses – eng

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

  • July 16 – July 23, 2017 (with final concert on July 23)
  • July 24 – July 30, 2017 (with final concert on July 30)


“…The Junior Masterclasses aim to teach children the beauty of ensemble playing, sharing, working towards a common goal, and trusting one another–all in a fun and constructive way…”

Cristiana Pegoraro, Artistic Director

Course requirements:

Age: Six years and up
Intruments: piano, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, guitar, flute, clarinet.
Level: basic

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

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

Teachers will evaluate the minimum level necessary to be inserted in the various chamber music groups and the orchestra.

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

Participants in the Junior Masterclasses will feature at the Narnia Festival final concert. The Junior Orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Lorenzo Porzio. Special guest: pianist Cristiana Pegoraro.

Program

  • Single Lessons
  • Chamber music lessons
  • Orchestra rehearsals
  • Group orchestra sections rehearsals
  • Music history classes
  • Solfège

Lessons will take place daily.

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

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

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

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

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

We have chaperons at the campus. You can leave your kid with us for the whole duration of the course. A group will be formed with unaccompanied kids. The group will lodge at the hostel. A chaperon will accompany the group to all daily activities and to lunch and dinner. Please inquire for additional information. The service has an additional cost.

Courses and Faculty

JULY 16 – JULY 23

  • PIANO CRISTIANA PEGORARO

    Cristiana Pegoraro Italy

      • Concert Pianist, Pedagogue, President of 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

  • VIOLIN KHULLIP JEUNG

    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 JISUN KANG

    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 KATHARINA FASOLI-VON HARTEN

    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 ALBERTO MINA

    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 ALESSANDRO ASCIOLLA

    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.

  • VIOLA/JUNIOR CHAMBER MUSIC ALEXIA DELGIUDICE BIGARI

    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

    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.

  • VIOLONCELLO ROBERTO BOARINI

    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 MARIT SJÖDIN

    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.

  • FLAUTO VALERIO FASOLI

    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

  • CLARINET PER JOHANSSON

    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.

  • ORCHESTRA LORENZO PORZIO

    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”.

JULY 24 – JULY 30

  • PIANO CRISTIANA PEGORARO

    Cristiana Pegoraro Italy

      • Concert Pianist, Pedagogue, President of 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

    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

  • GUITAR (CLASSICAL AND BRAZILIAN) GIANLUCA PERSICHETTI

    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...

  • GUITAR CARLO BIANCALANA

    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 PAOLO PIOMBONI

    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.

  • VIOLIN ALDO CAMPAGNARI

    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

  • VIOLIN KHULLIP JEUNG

    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 JISUN KANG

    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 KATHARINA FASOLI-VON HARTEN

    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.

  • VIOLA LUCA SANZÒ

    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

    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.

  • VIOLA/JUNIOR CHAMBER MUSIC ALEXIA DELGIUDICE BIGARI

    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 DIEGO ROMANO

    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

    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.

  • DOUBLEBASS ANTONIO SCIANCALEPORE

    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.

  • FLAUTO VALERIO FASOLI

    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

    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

    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.

  • ORCHESTRA LORENZO PORZIO

    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”.

Fees

APPLICATION FEE € 130 (non refundable – This fee will be refunded if a course will not be activated due to an insufficient number of students). Bank transfer deadline: June 1st

TUITION FEE FOR ONE WEEK € 200, FOR TWO WEEKS € 400 (includes daily single lessons, chamber music lessons, junior orchestra, group orchestra sections lessons, solfège). Bank transfer deadline: July 1st. Payment can also be done upon arrival at the Narnia Arts Academy offices (cash only).

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

Application

Deadline: June 1, 2017
Applications will be accepted until July 10, if spots are still available.

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

  • Application form – Click here to download the Application Form
  • Photocopy of an ID
  • Parent’s authorization if the student is a minor – Click here to download the Parent’s Authorization Form
  • Short resumé
  • Short audio/video recording (max 3 minutes, it is not necessary to be professional, smartphone quality is enough). The recording will help us understand the level of the student in order to place him/her in the right ensemble group.
  • Application fee (non refundable – This fee will be refunded if a course will not be activated due to an insufficient number of students) of 130 euros. Please attach a copy of the bank transfer’s receipt.

Methods of payment

Bank transfer:

Bank: CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI ORVIETO
Bank address: Via Turati 25, 05100 Terni, Italy
Beneficiary: Narnia Arts Academy
Account number: 2000 405
Iban: IT32 B062 2014 4060 0000 2000 405
Swift (BIC): BPBAITR1

Narnia Arts Academy’s address is: Via Cavour 3 – 05100 Terni.

Please specify the student’s name, instrument and JUNIOR MASTERCLASSES on the bank transfer.

Applicants are responsible of all bank transfers fees.

Accommodations and Meals

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

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

Upon request, accommodation can be arranged in apartments for rent and B&B. Some B&B are outside the historical center of Narni, have a swimming pool and are ideal for families with cars. Please specify this request on the application form. For more information, send us an email at narniaartsacademy@gmail.com.

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
    Bread
    Water
  • Pizza (€8 exclusively at I Guardiani di Narni) includes:
    Pizza
    Water or soft drink
  • Buffet Meal (€8 exclusively at La Bottega del Giullare) includes:
    Buffet
    Water
  • 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
    Coffee
    Water
  • 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
    Water

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.

In order to book hotels/hostel 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 hotels.

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.

 

 

OSTELLO CENTRO SPERANZA SANT’ANNA

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.

 

PALAZZO BARILATTI

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

Right in the medieval center of Narni (just steps away from the area where the courses will be held) is Palazzo Barilatti, a completely renovated period building. All the apartments have private bathrooms, kitchenette, LCD TV, air conditioning and free 24 hour Internet. The large, bright rooms are airy and comfortable, thanks to furnishings which are both functional and cozy. Cleaning service is 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.

LE STANZE DEL GIGLIO – APPARTAMENTI***

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

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

  • 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

 

HOTEL LA LOGGIA DEI PRIORI***

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

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

  • 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
info@torrepalombara.com
www.torrepalombara.com

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

  • 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).

 

HOTEL TERRA UMBRA ****

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

Situated on the outskirts of the mediaeval Umbrian town of Narni and set amongst 15 acres of parkland and surrounded by wooded hills, close to the imposing Rocca 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.

Excursions, Culture & Leisure

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

  • Narni underground with concert: €20
  • Underground of San Domenico (XII century) and Auditorium
    Underground and church of Santa Maria Impensole
    (built in 1175): 7
  • Eroli Museum: €5
  • Historic Downtown: 10
    Churches: Cathedral (XIII century), Santa Margherita (XVII century), Santa Restituta (IV-V century), Sant’Agostino (XIV century), Theater (built in 1856), Palazzo dei Priori (built in 1275), Main Squares.
  • Albornoz Fortress (built in 1370): €10
  • Augustus Bridge (27 a.C.): €10

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

 

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CULTURE & LEISURE ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND KIDS


To make the best of your free time, Narnia Arts Academy offers a selection of Culture&Leisure activities good for all ages
.

  • Lectures-Performances on the great composers.
    Introducing Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin.

ADULTS €20,00 – KIDS €10,00

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

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

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

  • Lectures on Medieval art, history and architecture

ADULTS €20,00 – KIDS €10,00

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

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

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

ADULTS €20,00 – KIDS €10,00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADULTS €55,00

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

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

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

  • Culinary courses on traditional Umbrian cooking (kids course)

KIDS €25,00

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

Reach Narni

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

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 30, 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:

Northbound

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

Southbound:

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

Terms and Conditions

  • The Junior Masterclasses are open to all Italian and foreign students with no age limit. For underage students, parents will need to sign the parent’s authorization form exempting the organization from any liability with respect to the child.
  • Students (except pianists) will have to bring their own music stand.
  • Practicing pianos and keyboards are available for pianists two hours every day.
  • All students enrolled in the Junior Masterclasses will perform public concerts provided they are dressed appropriately.
  • The courses will be active with a minimum of 6 students up to a maximum determined by each teacher, except in special cases decided by the management.
  • The management reserves the right to cancel one or more courses. In this case the students will be warned immediately and will be refunded the registration and participation fees.
  • If a course is cancelled due to a teacher’s serious problem, participants will be refunded the registration and participation fee, less bank transfer expenses.
  • Those having enrolled who are unable to attend the course will be entitled to a refund of only the participation fee as long as they give notice at least 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.
  • Management does not assume any risk or damage arising from the activities of the participants in the courses.
  • At the end of the course, all the participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
  • The organization is not responsible for any damage to persons and property which may occur during the period of the Campus.
  • Application to the Campus requires the unconditional acceptance of this regulation and the release to Narnia Arts Academy/Narnia Festival for use of photos and filming of lectures, concerts and any other event related to the activity of the course, without any rights resulting from this use by the course participants (please check the related box on the application form).

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

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