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Costa Sara

Piano
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With flair and passion, italian pianist Sara Costa walks on international stages, playing as soloist and chamber musician.  Her vast repertoire spans from Bach to Kurtag.

Her first solo album “Correspondences” edited by Da Vinci Classics, is winner of Silver Medal at Global Music Awards and has received many enthusiastic reviews from Pizzicato Magazine (review by Remy Franck) and Musica (4 Starsa and review by Piero Rattalino).

In Italy she’s a regular guest artists in the main Festivals and Concert Institutions of the country. She performed in Rome for “I Concerti del Quirinale” live on Radio3 and at Auditorium Parco della Musica, in Sala Puccini (Milan) for “Società dei Concerti”, at Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile, at Teatro Donizetti and Sala Piatti in Bergamo, just to name a few.

Abroad, Sara has performed in Europe, China, Japan and Israel. Among the others, in Europe Sara has played at Royal Albert Hall and Saint Martin-in-the-fields in London, at Hr Sendesaal in Frankfurt, at Grunewaldsalen in Stockolm, at Huqyaldy Festival (Czech Republic), at Zagreb Concert Hall (Croatia), at Ptuj Festival (Slovenia). Outside Europe, recent highlights include China (Beijing National Library Arts Centre, Tianjin Grand Theatre, Chengdu Concert Hall, Yangzhou Grand Theatre and Harbin Concert Hall), Japan (Phoenix Hall and Opus Hall in Osaka) and Israel (Eilat Festival).

 

As a soloist, she’s worked with Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Roma Tre Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica of Chioggia, Orchestra “Il Clavicembalo Verde”, “Musica Festival Donizetti” Orchestra in Bergamo, with italian conductors such as Stefano Ligoratti, Pietro Perini, Giovanni Pelliccia and Paolo Belloli.

Sara’s charismatic musicianship and devotion for chamber music has created numerous human and artistic collaborations across the globe with artists such as Pavel Vernikov, Igor Volochine, Alexander Zemtsov, soloits of the prestigious Berliner Philarmoniker, and in Italy with violinist Christian Saccon.

From 2014 she has a piano duo with Fabiano Casanova and they have released in 2019 their first four hands CD for Da Vinci Classics label, winner of Global Music Award in California, USA (Best Album and Best Duo).

Her discography includes also a CD with violinist Christian Saccon (2011 - Wide Classique) , a CD with violinist Germana Porcu which got a 4 Stars review on “Musica” newspaper ( June 2018 – Da Vinci Classics) and a CD with Trio Carducci (December 2018 – Brilliant Classics).

Born in 1984 in Bergamo, Sara started to play piano at the age of 8 under the guidance of her father, who is an amateur organist and grew up in a family with a strong love for music.

Her training is rooted in some of the best international pedagogical traditions.

After graduation with highest honors at “G. Donizetti” Conservatory in Bergamo as student of Maria Grazia Bellocchio, from 2007 she focused her studies on the Russian School under the guidance of Konstantin Bogino, at  Santa Cecilia Academy in Bergamo and Accademia Perosi in Biella.

In 2011 she obtained with highest marks the Chamber music Degree at Pianistic Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, under the guidance of Tchaikovsky Trio. In 2019 she got a II Level Master in Piano and Chamber music at “C.Pollini” Conservatory in Padua (IT).

Sara has also been selected to participate in many prestigious masterclasses by Norma Fisher, Martin Roscoe, Andrzej Jasinski, Sergei Dorensky, Vasilly Lobanov, Pavel Gililov, Mats Widlund, Alexei Kornienko and Marian Rybicki.

Sara is recipient of many awards: Mayr Award, Edoardo Gavasso Award, First prize in the International Piano Forum in Chioggia, Third Prize at Open Piano Competition in London (2013), II Prize at London Grand Prize Virtuoso (2017). She received as well scholarship from Accademia Perosi of Biella (2008) and Royal Academy of London (2011).

Sara’s concerts are often broadcast by national public radios, such as Rai, Radio Classica and Radio Vaticana.

Her interest for synaesthetic experiences in music led Sara to give life to an association, together with other friends, with the aim to promote music and contamination among arts. Associazione Cluster has also the purpose to promote young talents, giving them the possibility to perform.

Believing in the healing power of music, she has often performed in hospitals and prisons, for Associazione Soldano in Brescia, and more recently for “Donatori di Musica”.

She is Artistic Director, together with Fabiano Casanova, of “Il Castello Armonico” Concert Season.

Sara is also a beloved and passionate teacher. In 2019/2020 she has been Chamber Music Professor at “L.Perosi” Conservatory in Campobasso. From December 2020 to March 2021 she has been Piano Professor at “U. Giordano” Conservatory in Foggia. For academic year 2020/2021 she is Piano Professor at “J.Tomadini” Conservatory in Udine.

From 2013 she also teaches Piano for pre-academic students at “G.Donizetti” Conservatory in Bergamo.

Her love for sharing emotions and music experience have established Sara among the finest and versatile italian concert pianists of new generation.

Costaperaria Alessandra

Musical pedagogy (Didactics)

D'Arcano Grattoni Maurizio

Bibliography and Music Librarianship

De Nicolò Roberto

Music theory, solfeggio and melodic dictation

Deidda Alfonso

Musical improvvisation

Son of art, he and the brothers Sandro and Dario are considered among the best realities of Italian jazz. He began very young to study the piano, and then continued with the clarinet to finally pass the alto saxophone to 16 years, an instrument that has never left, following in fact a growing passion for Jazz.

After the Technical Maturity (1989) he graduated in Saxophone (1998) at the Conservatory "G. Martucci" of Salerno, playing in parallel an intense activity of jazz concertist mainly as saxophonist (alto, baritone, soprano and tenor) and pianist, playing however sometimes also flute, bass and soprano clarinet, percussions.

In 2005 he graduated with honors in Jazz Music at the Conservatory "S. Pietro a Majella" of Naples, under the guidance of Maestro Bruno Tommaso and Maestro Pietro Condorelli.

In 1996 he ranks 2nd in the 1st "Massimo Urbani" competition for alto saxophonists, held in Urbisaglia (MC).

He plays in several TV and radio productions, on Rai and Mediaset: Pippo Chennedy Show (1997), Comici (1998), Saranno Maturi (1999), L'Ottavo Nano (2001), Furore (2001 and 2003), Bravo, Grazie! (2004), Attenti a Quei Due (2013), Non Sparate On Pianist (2013).

Since 1998 he plays regularly in the vocalist band Gege Telesforo, recording with him 5 records.

Always attracted by the Afro-Cuban sounds, he formed the band "Cuban Stories" in 1999, also making 2 albums in his name: in 2004 with Groove Master Edition he created "Cuban Stories", in 2012, published by Dodicilune, realizes "Nuevas Huellas" .

In 2015 he made his first recording work (in his name) entitled "Lucky Man", published by JandoMusic, with Fabrizio Bosso, Julian O. Mazzariello, Dario Deidda, Alessandro Paternesi.

From 2005 to 2010 he taught at the "G. Martucci" Conservatory of Salerno, taking courses in Theory and practice of Jazz improvisation.

From 2012 to 2016 he taught Jazz Saxophone at the "J. Tomadini" Conservatory of Udine.

In 2014-15 he was Professor of Musical Improvisation Techniques at the "F. Torrefranca" Consortium of Vibo Valentia.

In 2015-16 he was Professor of Musical Improvisation Techniques at the "C. Pollini" Conservatory of Padua.

From 2016-17 he is Professor of Musical Improvisation Techniques at the "J. Tomadini" Conservatory of Udine.

He is currently part of the project "Soundz For The Children" for Unicef, with the band of Gege Telesforo, and of the project "L'Insiùm" with Glauco Venier and Michele Corcella, a stable creative workshop made up of 12 of the best musicians from all 'Italy.

During his career he has played with internationally renowned jazz musicians including: Mike Stern, Tom Harrell, Jimmy Owens, Lester Bowie, Peter Erskine, Ronnie Cuber, Michel Petrucciani, Mulgrew Miller, Carl Anderson, Carl Allen, Norma Winstone.

Among the various musicians with whom he collaborated are Gegè Telesforo, Gianni Basso, Romano Mussolini, Enrico Rava, Roberta Gambarini, Giovanni Tommaso, Franco D'andrea, Flavio Boltro, Glauco Venier, Maurizio Giammarco, Stefano Di Battista, Dado Moroni, Fabrizio Bosso, Umberto Fiorentino, Antonio Faraò, Danilo Rea, Tullio De Piscopo, Roberto Gatto, Sandro and Dario Deidda, Daniele Scannapieco, Max Ionata, Julian Mazzariello, Domenico Sanna, Andrea Pozza.

Del Cont Adolfo

Accordion

Adolfo Del Cont was born in Aviano (Pn) in 1968. He studied accordion since the age of seven years with S. Cortella and then with B. Flocco. He then followed numerous COURSES PERFEZIONANENTO with prestigious professors, including F. Guerouet (France), L. Gore and P. Soave (USA), R. Tomic (Serbia), J. Mornet (France). He graduated in accordion and piano with highest honors in the conservative state.

He has given numerous concerts throughout Europe, Russia and the US, presenting a vast repertoire Spaziante from baroque to contemporary, even in important international concert seasons: Friends of Music, AGIMUS, Muzicka Omladina of Kragujevac, The Music Center in Detroit (USA), Festival Geilo (Norway) and Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), Carniarmonie, "Summer On The Riviera" (Croatia), etc..

He TRANSCRIBED for classical accordion works by important composers published by Editions Berben in Ancona, and distinguished himself in important INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS for accordion concert performers, including: FIRST PRIZE in 1988 to Camalò (Tv) and the Grand Prix "Lacroix" (St. Etienne - France), in 1990 in Los Angeles (USA) and in 1992 the Tournament Int. Music (TIM).
Second prize in 1987 at the Premio di Castelfidardo (An) and in 1988 at the World Trophy CMA in France. Finalist in Klingenthal, Germany, in 1989.
He is regularly invited as a giury in music conservatories and international competitions.
He has realized various recordings, including the CD "Classic Accordion" - bayan solo, with important works from the Baroque period to contemporary accordion repertoire, presented on RAI Radio Three.
 
Being a TEACHER classical accordion Associazione Musicale Carnia Tolmezzo (Ud), the Annual courses of the Accademia Musicale "La Certosa" Giavera (Tv) and the Conservatory of music "J. Tomadini" of Udine.
Many of his students were winners of international competitions and have graduated in state conservatories, being a classical accordion teacher at the "Associazione Musicale della Carnia" of Tolmezzo (Ud), at the "Amici della musica" school in Villalta di Fagagna (Ud) and at the State Music Conservatory "J. Tomadini" of Udine.

Delle Donne Luca

Practice piano

Delle Vedove Beppino

Organ and Organistic Composition
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Nato a Udine nel 1964, ha compiuto gli studi musicali presso il Conservatorio del capoluogo friulano diplomandosi in Organo e Composizione Organistica e in Clavicembalo. In seguito, vari corsi di perfezionamento in Italia, Germania e Svizzera lo hanno portato a contatto con le più grandi personalità del mondo cembalo-organistico: L.F. Tagliavini, S. Innocenti, E. Fadini, M. Radulescu, H. Vogel, M. Chapuis, A. Isoir, J.L.G. Uriol, O. Mischiati e L. Tamminga.

Già docente presso i Conservatori di Piacenza, Cagliari e Palermo, dal 1998 è titolare di cattedra di Organo e Composizione Organistica presso il Conservatorio “Jacopo Tomadini" di Udine. Svolge attività solistica in Italia ed all'estero (Europa, Canada e Stati Uniti) con successo di critica e di pubblico. Ha suonato per l’inaugurazione di organi nuovi e per il restauro di organi antichi.

E’ stato membro di giuria in concorsi nazionali ed internazionali di esecuzione organistica. Ha registrato per la Rai e per varie emittenti private regionali e inciso CD su organi del territorio friulano e siciliano.

Dal 2004 è organista titolare della Cattedrale di Udine. Nel 2007 ha fondato l’Associazione “Accademia Organistica Udinese” per la valorizzazione del patrimonio organario della nostra regione; è ideatore e direttore artistico del Festival Organistico Internazionale Friulano “G.B. Candotti”.

Docente da nominare

Music poetry and and musical dramaturgy

Feruglio Marco

Music theory, solfeggio and melodic dictation

Fornari Valentina

Piano
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Valentina Fornari graduated in piano at the “F. Bonporti ”of Trento and in 2008 he obtained the 2nd level academic diploma in solo-concert piano performance with full marks. Alongside his musical studies, he graduated in Psychiatric Rehabilitation at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of Verona. She specializes in Music Therapy at the Department of the University of Bristol (UK) and graduates in Music Education at the F. E. Dall'Abaco Conservatory in Verona and in Chamber Music at the Trento Conservatory with full marks and honors.

Awarded in over 60 national and international competitions (Trani, Osimo, Albenga, Pisa, Ovada, Vasto, Tagliolo Monferrato, etc.), she has a brilliant concert career with a predilection for chamber music that led her to perform in the most important Italian cities. Recently he played for the Embassy of Madrid, Finland at the International Music Meeting Suomitaly and for which he regularly holds masterclasses, in Germany, France. She performed with the “Benacus Chamber Orchestra”, the “Zabados Ensemble” conducted by Maestro Andrea Battistoni, the “Dumitrescu” Orchestra of Valcea, the “Dodekacordon” Orchestra of Verona.

She has collaborated with the soprano Stefania Bonfadelli, the violinist Vadim Brodsky, the first violin and first cello of the Orchestra of the Arena di Verona Foundation, and is a pianist of the Visconti Ensemble with which she performs regularly.

She attended the Masterclasses of the Masters Nelson Delle Vigne, Peter Lang, Andrea Lucchesini, Massimiliano Damerini, Riccardo Risaliti, Carlo Fabiano, Philipp von Steinaecker, Roberto Prosseda, Rocco Filippini at the Stauffer Academy in Cremona.

She enthusiastically dedicates herself to piano teaching : since 2003 her students have won more than 350 prizes in national and international competitions and are regularly called to perform for important Italian and foreign cultural associations (Palacio Municipal de Madrid for Queen Sofia, in Padua alongside the “Solisti Veneti”, for the Italian Red Cross , for Unicef, for the Fazioli Concert hall in Sacile and many others).

She has received awards and prizes for teaching, as a teacher with the highest number of students awarded in numerous national and international piano competitions and is regularly invited to hold masterclasses at the ACM Rospigliosi Association in Marina di Pietrasanta (LU).

In 2019 she took part as a juror in the ArticPianoFest 2019 in Rovaniemi (Lapland) and in the Diapason D'Oro competition in Pordenone.

She is the founder of the Amadeus Piano Duo together with the pianist Alberto Nosè with whom she has an intense concert activity, and has an active recording for the Amadeus Sound Project label with music for 4 hands piano by F. Schubert , T. Gouvy, N. Kapustin and M. Ravel.

She is founder and president of the Amadeus Academy of Valeggio sul Mincio, artistic director of the Benacus Chamber Orchestra and of the international piano competition Amadeus Competition in Lazise.

Since 2010 she has been adjunct professor of "Music therapy and techniques of artistic and expressive derivation" at the University of Medicine and Surgery of Verona.

She is professor of piano propaedeutics at the FE Dall'Abaco Conservatory of Verona and teacher of principal piano at the J. Tomadini Conservatory of Udine.

Giannino Emanuele

Performing art

Grespan Massimo

Ensemble music for wind instruments
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Diplomato in trombone nel 1985 al Conservatorio "C. Pollini" di Padova sotto la guida del M° Cesare Michieli.
Nel 1986 è direttore del Corpo Filarmonico “Città di Noale” (VE).
Nello stesso anno diviene insegnante di Educazione Musicale per la Scuola Media.
Dal 1986 al 1990 collabora con la Big Band "KEPTORCHESTRA" di Venezia in numerosi concerti a fianco di Enrico Rava, Paul Jeffry (già saxofonista con Gillespie e direttore del Dipartimento di Musica Jazz alla Berkley University), ai saxofonisti Pietro Tonolo, Maurizio Caldura e al pianista Marcello Tomolo partecipando anche al "Dizzy's Day" tenuto a Bassano del Grappa con la presenza di Dizzy Gillespie.
Negli anni 1988, '89 e '90 segue i Corsi per Direttori di Banda organizzati dall' Associazione Nazionale Bande Musicali Italiane Autonome (ANBIMA) tenuti dal M° Jo Conjaerts docente di Direzione, Concertazione e Strumentazione per Banda presso il Conservatorio di Maastricht (Olanda).
Dal 1988 al 1992 studia elementi di composizione col M° Wolfango dalla Vecchia allora titolare della cattedra di composizione presso il Conservatorio "C. Pollini" di Padova.
Nel 1991 frequenta l' Accademia Federale Tedesca della Musica per Strumenti a Fiato di Trossingen sotto la guida del compositore olandese Henk van Lijnschooten e del direttore statunitense Robert Reynolds, allora docente alla Michigan University.
Nello stesso anno segue un corso di direzione presso il Conservatorio di Maastricht (Olanda).
Nel 1994 assume la direzione della Filarmonica di Crespano del Grappa (TV) con cui incide un CD nel 2000 per l’etichetta Phoenix Classics.
Nel 2000 e nel 2002 segue i corsi di perfezionamento per ottoni tenuti in Italia da Rex Martin, allievo di Arnold Jacobs, già Bassotuba alla Chicago Symphony Orchestra e attualmente docente alla North Western University di Chicago.
Come insegnante ha tenuto corsi triennali di formazione e perfezionamento per Direttori di Complessi di Fiati per l’ AMBAC (Associazione delle Bande del Veneto).
Dal 1997 é docente di Musica d' Insieme per Strumenti a Fiato; attualmente insegna presso il Conservatorio "J. Tomadini" di Udine dove è anche responsabile del progetto relativo all’Orchestra di Fiati del Conservatorio.