Lincoln Almada was born in Paraguay. At a very young age he started playing as a percussionist in various groups, especially in traditional band music. Later, he would integrate these experiences in his interpretation of the harp, dedicating himself to traditional music.
Luc-Marie Aguera began playing the violin in Rouen (France), where he met the well-known French professor Dominique Hoppenot, who was to play an influential role in his later musical life. Then he entered the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Paris in Gérard Jarry’s class, and was later awarded the violin and the chamber music first prizes.
Award-winning in several national and international competitions, among the others the “Concours International d’Exécution Musicale (CIEM)” in Geneva (1995), Luigi Attademo began his studies in his village in South of Italy with Giuseppe Racioppi, and continued under the guide of the guitarist-composer Angelo Gilardino. Among his teachers, Julius Kalmar (conduction), composers as Giovanni Guanti, Alessandro Solbiati, and the harpsichord player Emilia Fadini (Baroque music).
Luca Benucci’s vast performing and didactic career spans over 30 years and has left an indelible mark on the international music scene. Championing all genres of music under the batons of the most notable Orchestral Directors of our time,
Susanna Bertuccioli studied at the Conservatorio “G. Rossini” in Pesaro, under the guidance of B. M. Monteverde. She studied also with M. Costello at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, л.I. Roncea at the Italian Cultural Institute in Bucharest and S. McDowell in Umbria Jazz.
Duccio Bianchi studied at the “L. Cherubini” Conservatory of Music in Florence where he was graduated with honors in 1991. He continued his studies following the Master Class Program’s of the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and parteciped in the specialization courses held by J. Tomàs, A. Company, L. Brouwer and by O. Ghiglia at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena.
Was born in Prato, Italy, and graduated from the L. Cherubini Conservatory Florence as a student of Alfredo Brandi. He continued his studies with Franco Petracchi, with whom he established a long and fruitful rapport.
He studied flute under Stefano Agostini at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and obtained a diploma from Istituto Musicale R. Franci in Siena. He took degrees at the University of Florence with a final paper on Music History, and, taking honors, at the two-year jazz program of Conservatorio L. Cherubini in Florence.
Winner of the first prize at the XX International J.S. Bach Competition in Leipzig, Paolo Bonomini is currently Solo Cello in Camerata Salzburg, and is the teaching assistant of Jens Peter Maintz at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. He is also regularly invited as teaching assistant to Antonio Meneses at the Hochschule der Künste Bern.
Leader of The Chamber Orchestra of Europe (Abbado, Harnoncourt, Haitink) since 2008 and founder member of Spira mirabilis the florentinian Lorenza Borrani performs as leader, director, soloist and chamber musician in the most important halls and concert seasons all around Europe and the World.
Born in Florence, she began as a child classical dance studies at the Teatro Comunale in Ferrara then at the Hamlin school in Florence. She finally pursued her career at the school of Balletto di Toscana until she became a jazz dancer at the Opus Ballet, while starting to teach in Italy and Spain.
She graduated at Conservatorio “F.Morlacchi” in Perugia and subsequently obtained the specialization master's degree in piccolo flute with the best grades. She continued her studies under the guidance of A.Oliva, M.Marasco, D.Ferrrario, N.Mazzanti and she attended a lot of Masterclasses with: M.Evangelisti, A.Marion, M.Larrieu, B.Cavallo, M .Valentini, C.Montafia, A.Persichilli, M.Ancillotti, M.Simeoli, C.Tonelli.
He studied with Maestro A. Borghese at the "L. Cherubini" Conservatory in Florence where he graduated with the highest grades. After three years of following the Special Courses at the School of Music of Fiesole, he deepened his preparation with Maestro G. Puddu while participating in Masterclasses with the major figures of international guitar. He has performed concerts both as a soloist and in chamber formations.
Bruno Canino has performed in major concert halls and festivals in Europe, America, Australia and Asia. For sixty years he has played in a piano duo with Antonio Ballista and for thirty years was member of the Trio di Milano. He has collaborated with distinguished performers as Gazzelloni, Cathy Berberian, Accardo, Amoyal, Nicolet, Vittora Mullova, Itzhak Perlmann and Uto Ughi; and with the Amadeus Quartet, Borodin, Tokyo String Quartet and others.
Graduated in 1994 at the "Giuseppe Verdi" Conservatory of Turin in the class of Maestro Sergio Lamberto. Between 1992 and 1995 he studied Composition at the Turin Conservatory with Maestro Mario Lamberto. From 1994 to 1998 he was a member of the Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino.
Matelda Cappelletti has established a reputation as one of Italy's foremost young stage directors. She has received particular attention for her imaginative approach to the current economic instability; her fresh and innovative productions on a limited budget have been widely praised.
Oumoulkhairy Carroy is a pianist a performer and a teacher. After her master degree in Chamber music at the Conservatory of Florence, she continued her development at the Arts Academy in Rome with Konstantin Bogino.
Born in Vitoria da Conquista, south-western city in the state of Bahia, Ricardo Castro revealed at the age of three a clear interest and ease to play the piano, listening at home his older sister’s classes with their aunt. At the age of five, drawing the attention of Esther Cardoso, a Margerith Long fellow, for his ability to play by ear combined with the skill to address and understand what he was shown, despite his youth, he was exceptionally accepted to join the School of Music and Performing Arts of the Federal University of Bahia.
Graduating in Renaissance and Baroque Singing at the Conservatory "L. Cherubini" of Florence under the guidance of Maestro Patrizia Vaccari, she regularly collaborates in concert activities with M Enrico Rotoli as chorister and soloist of his choir, with Ensemble Lilium Cantores founded by M Umberto Cerini and Ensemble Pro Musica directed by M Gabriele Micheli.
Duccio Ceccanti graduated with honours from Cherubini Conservatory of Florence with Andrea Tacchi and then perfected his studies with Salvatore Accardo, Felix Andrieswski, Stefan Gheorghiu and Boris Belkin.
The soprano Elena Cecchi Fedi received her diploma in singing and vocal music from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence and subsequently received a diploma in organ and organ composition from the G B Martini Conservatory in Bologna.
Graduated with top scores cum laude under the guidance of Lucia Passaglia at Conservatorio “L.Cherubini” in Florence, she particularly focused her studies on chamber music at Scuola di musica di Fiesole, Accademia Filarmonica della Scala, and with maestros Franco Rossi and Piernarciso Masi at Accademia di Alto Perfezionamento di Imola.
She began studying violin at the age of eight at the Music School of Fiesole and in 1995 started studying viola with Maestro Antonello Farulli. The same year she joined the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, touring in Italy and abroad under the guidance of conductors Carlo Maria Giulini, Riccardo Muti and Gyorgy Gyjorivany Rath.
Graduated from the Conservatory of Pescara under the guidance of Maria Vittoria Romano, in 1986 he won the "Adriano Belli" Competition of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto making his debut as Count in the preparations of the Marriage of Figaro with the direction of Gigi Proietti.
Studies violin with Gabriella Armuzzi and graduates brilliantly in violin and viola, perfecting her studies under the guidance of Pavel Vernikov, Zinaida Gilels and Ilya Grubert. Almost thirty years ago she founded the Quartetto di Fiesole, as first violin (First Prize in the 1996 International V. Gui Competition in Florence).
Originally from Tuscany, Patrizia Ciofi is one of the most viewed sopranos of her generation. Her international career brought her to the biggest stages in the world: la Scala de Milan (Traviata under the direction of Riccardo Muti, L’Elisir d’amore, Lucia di Lamermoor, Idomeneo, Il Viaggio a Reims, Un Ballo in maschera), the Royal Opera House of Covent Garden (Rigoletto, La Fille du Régiment, Don Giovanni, Robert le diable),
Was born in 1995 in Bagno a Ripoli. He started his piano studies with Giovanni Carmassi and Maria Teresa Carunchio at the “Luigi Cherubini” Conservatory of Florence, graduating in 2016 with full marks and Honorable Mention. He performed in a lot of recitals all over Italy, playing for important festivals like the Spoleto Festival, or “Musei di Sera” (in the Vatican Museums).
CLARICE CURRADI (Firenze,Italy 13/09/1988) graduated in violin in September 2008 with a grade of 10 (out of 10) from “Istituto di Alta Cultura Musicale Luigi Boccherini in Lucca”in the class of M° Alberto Bologni .She began her musical studies at seven years of age at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.
Silvia Da Boit graduated in Piano at the Conservatorio “L.Cherubini” in Florence, with full marks and distintion, with Professor L.Rocchetti, later she specialized with R.Buchbinder, B.Canino, M.Gendron, S.Palm.
She graduated in 1991 in Flute at the Conservatorio "Luigi Cherubini" in Florence and in 1993 she obtained a diploma of Advanced International Performance at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano.
She studied saxophone in the “Scuola di Musica di Fiesole” with the Professor Alda Dalle Lucche. She brilliantly graduated at the “Istituto superiore di studi musicali Orazio Vecchi – Antonio Tonelli”. She also attended advanced courses with Maestro Jean Yves Fourmeau and with Maestro Mirko Guerrini getting a first approach to improvisation.
Piero Di Giuseppe studied Classical Guitar at the “Scuola di Musica di Fiesole” under the direction of Silvano Mazzoni and he obtained his diploma at the “Istituto Musicale Pareggiato “Pietro Mascagni” of Livorno.
Francesco Dillon (b.Turin, 1973) already has a brilliant international career to his credit, characterised by the originality and variety of the repertoire that he has embraced. As a soloist he has performed on such prestigious concert stages as the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Herkulessaal of Munich,
Daniele Dori, born in Siena in 1987, studied at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome (Baccalaureate and Specialized License in Organ, Baccalaureate in Composition), the Equalized Musical Institute "F. Vittadini "of Pavia (diploma in Piano) and the" L. Cherubini ”in Florence (II Level Academic Diploma in Composition).
Completed his musical studies at the music schools of Fiesole, Sesto Fiorentino and privately (choral singing, piano), and graduated in Lettere from the University of Firenze with full marks and honors. Journalist, member of the National Music Critics Association, since 2010 he has been the titular music critic of "Corriere Fiorentino",
Student of Piero Farulli (violist of the legendary Quartetto Italiano) Antonello Farulli is one of the most active Italian violists both in the concert and the teaching fields. Former member of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), since 1994 Farulli has served as first solo violist of Claudio Scimone’s Solisti Veneti, with whom he has performed in the most important concert halls worldwide.
She studied saxophone at the Music School of Fiesole in the class of Prof. M ° Alda Dalle Lucche brilliantly obtaining her diploma at the G.B.Martini Conservatory of Bologna. She followed several Masters and courses held by Prof. Master Alda Dalle Lucche and participated in Masters held by Jean-Yves Fourmeau and Mario Marzi Masters.
Marco Fiorini started to study the violin with his mother Montserrat Cervera and he obtained his diploma under Mila Costisella’s tutoring at the Conservatory of S. Cecilia in Rome in 1988, with full marks and a note of distinction. He then specialised in violin with Pavel Vernikov, Zinaida Gilels and Eugenia Chugajeva in Portogruaro and in Wien, as part of a quartet with Piero Farulli, Raphael Hillier and Sadao Harada.
Born in Florence in 1978, Matteo Fossi studied piano and chamber music at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole from his early childhood, graduating from the Ferrara conservatory with top marks. Among his most important teachers were Tiziano Mealli, Piero Farulli, Maria Tipo and Pier Narciso Masi. After graduation he attended master classes with Alexander Lonquich, the Trio di Milano, Mstislav Rostropovich, Maurizio Pollini (at Accademia Chigiana di Siena).
Diana Gaci Scaletti was born in Pisa in 1993. She began studying violin under the guidance of M. Angela Landi at the music school “Sinfonia” in Lucca and then at the “L. Boccherini” Conservatory with M. Luca Celoni.
Elettra Gallini was born in Florence in 1986. She began studying Violoncello at "Scuola di Musica di Fiesole" with M° F. Burchietti. Her studies continued at the Florence Conservatory of Music "L. Cherubini" under the guidance of M° S. Guadagni, thus graduating in 2010.
Since 2014 Augusto Gasbarri is the Principal Cello of the Orchestra della Toscana, before that he was cello tutti in the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin and he collaborated with the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Camerata Salzburg, I Solisti Aquilani and the Orchestra Mozart conducted by C. Abbado.
Since childhood Luana has had a great passion for singing, which she has cultivated with amateur choral experiences. After finishing secondary school she begins studying singing under the guidance of M.V. Romano, and graduates with M ° N. Panni at the "L. D'Annunzio" Conservatory of Pescara.
Francesco Gesualdi has made a name for himself among European critics as one of the most original Italian accordionists engaged in the development and interpretation of contemporary works for the accordion.
Gianna Ghiorigraduatedat a very young age in Trumpet and Trombone at the Conservatory of music of La Spezia. She then gets the degreein ChoirConductingat the Guido Monaco Foundation in Arezzo and the diplomain Choir Singing at the Conservatory of music of Siena.
The Salzburg-based Italian cellist Giovanni Gnocchi has established himself as one of the most interesting personality of his generation, with an international activity both as a soloist and refined chamber player.
Following musical studies in France, Romania and Germany (with the members of the Amadeus Quartet), Christophe Giovaninetti founded the YSAYE Quartet in 1984. After 11 successful years as 1st violinist, he left for a new challenge, creating, in 1995, the ELYSEE Quartet.
Born in Florence (Italy) on September 13, 1975, started studying clarinet at the age of 6, saxophones and piano at the age of 10. His career started very young features several collaborations in jazz, classical and pop music. He has played and recorded, among others, with Tom Harrell, Lee Konitz, Fred Hersch, Stefano Bollani and the Vienna Art Orchestra.
First Prize at Tokyo 4th International Oboe Competition, Second Prize (First not assigned) won at the Munich 42th Internationaler Musikwettbewerb with the “Bibiena” Quintet, with which in 2003 he was also assigned the prize “Abbiati” by the critics.
Graduated from the “L. Cherubini” Conservatory of Florence with full marks, where he studied with Susanna Bigongiari. He then specialized in Chamber music with Alessandro Specchi at the Accademia Musicale di Firenze and obtained the second level specialization degree in Chamber Music from the Conservatory of Florence under the lead of Rolando Russo.
Petru starts his musical journey at a young age with his father who is a violin player, and at the age of ten joins the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole where he gets a BA in cello in 2010 under the guidance of Filippo Burchietti.
Was born in Bern in 1951 into a Swiss family of musicians and received his musical training from Heinz Holliger at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg, Germany, and from Maurice Bourgue in Paris. He subsequently served as solo oboist of both the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra for many years.
Jones' mission has taken him around the world, transfixing audiences with his richly characterful playing - in Spain they dubbed him "Esplendoroso Jones". His flair is founded upon a solid basis of technique, acquired over years of study from the age of six to his studies at the Royal College of Music with Marisa Robles where he is now professor.
Gian Luca Lastraioli was born in Florence. After completing his studies at Bologna University and Conservatorio “Dall'Abaco” of Verona he started his professional career as lutenist and theorbist in 1982.
Born in Israel, Yair Kless began playing the violin at the early age. He graduated from Tel Aviv Music Academy, under the tutelage of Israel Amidan. Following a recommendation from Nathan Milstein, Yair moved to Brussels to study with Prof. Andre Gertler in the Royal conservatory and Chapelle- Musicale Reine-Elizabeth, graduating with the highest distinction in both instrumental and chamber music.
Kamran was born in Teheran in May 1950. He started studying music a the age of 8. He attended Conservatory of Classical Music of Teheran. In 1971, he moved to Italy where he studied at Conservatorio “G.Verdi” in Milan, and in 1982 he graduated at Conservatorio “L.Cherubini” in Florence.
Gregory Lecoeur is Principal Timpanist of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra since 2005. Born in France, he studied at the CNR in Tours, the CNSM in Lyon, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and at the Conservatorium von Amsterdam.
After graduating in double bass, he devoted himself to the study of the Viola da Gamba and to performance practice on historical instruments at the Koninklijik Conservatorium Brussels , attending the advanced course in the Historical Instruments department.
Fabio Lombardo studied composition, analysis, electronic music, voice and choir conducting in Florence, Paris, Arezzo and Siena. In 1982 he founded "L'Homme Armè", a group that is mainly dedicated to the execution of Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary music. In 1987, at the invitation of Piero Farulli he founded the Schola Cantorum "Francesco Landini" of the Fiesole Music School.
Trained under the guidance of Maria Tipo, Andrea Lucchesini garnered international recognition at a very young age when he won the "Dino Ciani" International Competition at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
He studied under the guidance of Tiziano Mealli at the Music School of Fiesole, graduating with honors in 1993. He later perfected himself with Piernarciso Masi, with Giovanna Prestia and at the same time followed in duo with Boriana Nakev the music courses by chamber of Maestro Franco Rossi.
Born in Carrara, he graduated in piano at the "P.Mascagni" Musical Institute under the guidance of Maestro Giuseppe Bruno. He then attended the upper two-year specialization in Master Collaborator and Accompanist at the piano at the "L.Cherubini" Conservatory of Florence, graduating in May 2007 with full marks and honors.
Was born in Madrid, where she began to study the violin at age five. Upon turning twelve, she entered the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia, where she studied with Professors Serguei Fatkouline and Zakhar Bron, with whom she finished her studies at the Hochschule für Musik Köln. Concurrently, as a member of Cuarteto Casals, she recieved a special chamber music degree under the tutelage of the Alban Berg Quartet.
He studied under the guidance of Tiziano Mealli at the Music School of Fiesole, graduating with honors in 1993. He later perfected himself with Piernarciso Masi, with Giovanna Prestia and at the same time followed in duo with Boriana Nakev the music courses by chamber of Maestro Franco Rossi.
Alain Meunier studied music at the Conservatoire de Paris (four first prizes), in his birthplace. It has always to be especially independent life, emphasizing the repertoire of chamber music and meeting his fellow…
Andrea Melani started to play Jazz professionally in 1989 with Stefano Bollani and Antonio Licusati. The trio collaborated with many Italian musicians, including Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Marco Tamburini, Pietro Tonolo, Fabrizio Bosso, Stefano Di Battista, Emanuele Cisi, Kenny Wheeler.
Studied cello with P. Grossi at the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. He further honed his craft with A. Navarra and A. Baldovino. He has won numerous competitions. In 1980 he was awarded the “David di Michelangelo” prize for his achievements in national and international performances.
Niccolò Nardoianni was born in Arezzo in 1987, he started his piano studies at the age of seven with Fabio Bidini. He continued his studies with Alessandro Tricomi and then he studied with Daniel Rivera at Conservatorio Mascagni in Livorno where he graduated with high distinction and cum laude in 2009.
Guitarrist, Musician, Engineer. He studied at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pisa. He worked at the CNR in digital audio processing and at the laboratory MARTLab for old sound documents restoration. Since 2004 he has taught musical computer science at the Conservatories of Music in Venice, Bologna and Florence and Computer Science at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. He is currently teacher of Electronic Music at the Conservatory of Music L. Cherubini in Florence.
Simone Ori, born in Prato in 1977 is a conductor, continuo player (on harpsichord, fortepiano and organ), organist and pianist. He works in numerous theaters and with numerous Italian and European orchestras, also alongside Stefano Montanari, of which he is assistant.
Born in Vinci, she completed her musical studies under the direction of María Tipo, winning several competitions for young pianists and earning a diploma in piano with honors at the Conservatory "L. Cherubini" in Florence. At the same time, she studied humanities by graduating in Music History at the University of Florence.
Florentine pianist and concert player, she plays in various chamber music ensembles and dedicates a passion to the teaching of the piano fueled by long experience. She teaches Complementary Piano and Piano Practice courses at the Music School of Fiesole (Italy), and is currently tenured professor at the Conservatory A.
Vieri Piazzesi began his musical education at the age of 4 at Fiesole Music School, an institue of great renown near Florence. There, at the age of seven he started playing double bass in the class of M° Alberto Bocini.
Born in Siena in 1984 Francesca studied the violin since she was a child and graduated with 19 at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Firenze. Having always also played the viola for fun, she officially started studying it in 2006 under the guidance of Antonello Farulli. In July 2008 she graduated with top marks at the Conservatorio Giovanni Battista Martini in Bologna.
Luisa Prandina studied at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan, graduating at 15 years with full marks. At ten years of age he won the first prize at the "Bellini" national competition in Como and subsequently several national and international competitions.
My name is Roberto Prezioso. I graduated in “Music and New Technologies” with full marks. I started by playing the piano and eventually turned to the trombone. I initially studied with Maestro Fabiano Fiorenzani, then with Maestro Antonio Sicoli at the Fiesole School of Music.
Graduated from the Conservatory in Livorno with the highest possible marks, under the guidance of Mario Del Zoppo. He continued his studies at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena with Prof. G. Garbarino. From 1981 to 1994 he served as principal clarinet of the Orchestra della Toscana.
Was born in Caracas, and educated in “El Sistema”, Venezuela’s famous musical, education and social program. She continued her studies in Spain with Stefano Canuti at the Conservatory of Aragón and in England at the Royal Northern College of Music being awarded with the International Artist Diploma.
Chiara Saccone is a pianist specializing in contemporary music, although she plays all types of classical music, especially music from the early 1900s as a soloist and in ensembles. In the last few years she met and worked with composers like Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer, Simon Steen Andersen, Frederic Rzewski, Vinko Globokar, Wolfgang Rihm, Sofia Gubaidulina, Jennifer Walshe and Francesco Filidei.
In 1984 Federico Maria Sardelli founded the Baroque orchestra Modo Antiquo, with which he appears at major festivals and concert halls throughout Europe as both soloist and conductor. He is regularly invited to the most prestigious European concert halls.
Oleksandr Semchuk began studying violin at 4 years of age with Maestro I. Pylatiuk. When only eight years old he started his brilliant career performing his first concert as a soloist with orchestra. Among his teachers are such violinists world renown as Bohodar Kotorovych, Yehudi Menuhin, Tibor Varga, Viktor Tretyakov and Alberto Lysy.
Carlo Serra was born in Milan on 09/11/1959, where he graduated in philosophy on the basis of a report by Giovanni Piana, at the chair of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Milan with a thesis on The conception of the musical space in the thought of Jacques Chailley.
Antonio Sicoli was born in 1973. He graduated in Trombone in 1992 at the Conservatory of Music S. Giacomantonio of Cosenza under the guidance of Lino Lappano. He furthered his studies at the School of Music of Fiesole with Roger Bobo and Vinko Globokar and then with Michel Becquet, Joseph Alessi, Jacques Mauger and Rex Martin.
Silvia Spinelli graduated in Medicine and Surgery and postgraduated in Audiology and Phoniatrics specialization at theUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza”. Phoniatrics consultant at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, where she provides general medical and phoniatrics assistance during the tournee inTokyo in 2014 and 2018 and in Oman in 2018. Phoniatrics consultant of the Stage Enterteinment Italia at the Brancaccio Theatre in Rome.
He was born in 1976 in Assisi (Pg). In 1995 he obtained a diploma in violin with the maximum mark (and a special note of merit) under the direction of Patrizio Scarponi from “F. Morlacchi” Conservatory of Perugia.
Coming from Livorno, He was introduced into the music field by his mother. At the age of 13 He joined Maria Tipo’s class, a crucial point for his musical education entirely held by the famous Neapolitan pianist. At the age of 18 He got his piano’s diploma with the highest scores, graduated with honors and distinction at “L.Cherubini” conservatory, Florence.
Aldo Tarabella divides his time primarily between directing and composing. He has written for the Royal Academy of London, the Symphony Orchestra of Cannes, the ORT (Orchestra della Toscana), the Festival di Nuova Consonanza of Rome, RAI (Radiotelevisione italiana), the Two Worlds Festival of Spoleto and the Mozarteum of Salzburg.
Andrea was born in Viareggio (Lucca, Italy) on July 26, 1965. Mentioned on Wikipedia in 5 languages and in many other music books and encyclopedias, he began to study music and trumpet in 1975 in the wind ensemble of his village Torre del Lago Puccini with some musicians close to Dean Benedetti, the famous italo-american jazz saxophonist mentioned in all official Charlie Parker biographies.
Chiara Tonelli is Principal flûte of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. For many years she worked with M. Claudio Abbado and appears in concert halls around the globe with many of the today's most celebrated conductors.
Born in Arezzo (Italy), Silvia Vajente (soprano) graduated in opera singing at the Conservatorio Martini of Bologna where she studied with Mrs D. Debolini. Afterwards, she attended several lyrical and chamber musical theatre courses, and also some masterclasses with L. Serra, C. Desderi and J. Savall.
Received her first piano lessons from her grandmother, Anastasia Virsaladze. After attending the conservatory, she left her native city and moved to Moscow, where she studied with H. Neuhaus and Y. Zak. At the age of twenty she won the third prize in the Tchaikovsky Competition. She is recognised today as an exceptional teacher whose students have won sensational recognition at competitions.
Paolo Vivaldi is a well-known and esteemed film score composer. He studied composition at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome under Teresa Procaccini, graduating in 1989 and his creative inspiration is mainly addressed to emotional music for movies, television series and theatrical plays.
Born in Belgium in 1992, Livia Zambrini is a pupil of Federica Ferrati. She attended Fiesole School of Music with Maria Grazia Cantelli and she graduated in 2012 at the Conservatory “G. Frescobaldi” in Ferrara
After attending the Conservatoire of Florence, he studied at The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague under the guidance of Martijn van Iterson. He has performed with outstanding musicians including Alex Sipiagin, Ben van Gelder, Darcy James Argue, Fabrizio Bosso, Emanuele Cisi, Nico Gori, Walter Paoli, Raffaello Pareti, Jesper Bodilsen, Giovanni Falzone, Umberto Fiorentino and many others.
Matteo Zetti was born in Florence in 1986. Composer and musician is mainly dedicated to the contemporary and experimental classical sector. Always fascinated by pop music, he studies singing, electronics and guitar, composes soundtracks, music for advertising, for theatrical performances, for concerts and various events.
As a child, he switched from guitar to electric bass and then to double bass. While studying classical music at the Luigi Cherubini Music Conservatory in Florence, he further deepens explored and improved his experience in jazz playing and recording with Stefano Battaglia, Fabrizio Bosso, Marco Tamburini, Gabriele Mirabassi, Cristiano Arcelli, Luca Santaniello.
Andrea Zucco began studying the bassoon when he was 10. He studied, among the others, with Sergio Azzolini at the Musik Akademie of Basel and with Stefano Canuti. At only 22 he was Principal Bassoonist of the Rome Opera House and from 2006 is Principal Bassoonist of the “Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” of Rome.