assistant director and production manager. Since 1979 Alessandra Abbado has collaborated with
prestigious artists and cultural personalities in important theaters,
festivals, Italian and europen concert institutions.
Since 2014 she has been
President of the Mozart14 Association. She manages and coordinates its social
Together with her
brothers, she is the founder of the Claudio Abbado Foundation. Since its
creation in 2014, she has been a member of the Board of Directors.
“Each artist is
a dreamer, or should be,” says Ramzi Aburedwan when speaking of his musical journey.
“Borders have been created by human beings. But through music we can dream,
break down these borders. In music, I feel completely free… I can travel with
the sounds wherever I want.” The musical oeuvres of Palestinian violist,
bouzouq player, composer, arranger and artistic director Ramzi Aburedwan are
the living sonic expression of this sentiment. Ramzi’s music spans and bridges
the embodied pull of Palestinian folk music, the deep emotionality of tarab,
the complex harmonic and polyphonic vocabulary of Western music, the
spirituality of Sufi traditions, and the playfulness embedded in a variety of
improvised world traditions.
music offered Ramzi are intimately entwined with his personal history and life
experiences. As a child growing up in Al Amari refugee camp (Ramallah,
Palestine), Ramzi was exposed to the violence of the Israeli occupation, most
especially during the first intifada. He also experienced poverty and lack of
access to many things, music education least among them. However, in 1997 a
chance encounter led to an invitation for Ramzi to study at the Edward Said
National Conservatory of Music, which had opened just a few years beforehand.
The encounter with music changed the course of Ramzi’s life. From here on, his
lifelong purpose and mission combined his own career as a professional musician
and artist in tandem with the development of music education and cultural life
in Palestine. Ramzi received a scholarship to study in Angers, France, where he
completed his studies with honors. His artistic endeavors are anchored in the
tremendous hardships, and also the joys, experienced in the places in which he
lived, and in his musical travels within and between them.
Ramzi is the
founder, composer, musical director and driving spirit of several ensembles
that have extensively toured Palestine and internationally to critical acclaim
While still a
student in France, Ramzi founded Al-Kamandjâti (2002), a nonprofit organization
that today manages a multi-branch conservatory in Palestine and Palestinian
refugee camps in Lebanon, establishes introductory music programs in
Palestinian schools, organizes events and festivals, and develops locally-based
orchestras and ensembles. As part of his directorship of Al-Kamandjâti, Ramzi
is also the founder, producer and co-director for several annual music
festivals in Palestine, including the Musical Journey for Spiritual and
Traditional Music Festival (starting in 2016), the Baroque
Festival (2005-2015), and the Music Days Festival (2006-2015).
Ramzi and Al-Kamandjâti are the recipients of the Prince Claus
Award for Culture and Development (2006), the Takreem Award
for Cultural Excellence in the Arab World (2015), and the Stars
Foundation Impact Award (2016) for outstanding locally led
organizations that improve the lives of children and young people.
The story of
Ramzi’s life and of Al-Kamandjâti is the subject of several documentaries (It’s
Not a Gun, 2005; L’archet de la Paix, 2012; Just
Play, 2012), a play (Al-Kamandjâti Show, 2008) and a book (Children
of the Stone: the Power of Music in a Hard Land, Sandy Tolan, Bloomsbury
Ramzi is also a
2017 recipient of the Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award.
Salvatore Accardo made his debut at 13 and two
years later he won Geneva and Paganini Competitions.
In addition to playing with world's leading
orchestras and conductors, he plays recitals, chamber music, founded the Accardo Quartet, the Walter Stauffer Academy, the Orchestra
da Camera Italiana and conducts also opera. He recorded a lot and received
many international prizes. He plays a violin Guarneri del Gesù “Hart” 1730.
Alessio Allegrini is principal horn
of the Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, of the
Lucerne Festival Orchestra and of the Mozart Orchestra founded by Claudio
Abbado. At the age of 23 he was chosen by Riccardo Muti as Principal Horn soloist
at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. He has been guest principal horn in
prestigious international orchestras, among which: the Berliner
Philarmoniker, the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchester and the Mahler
Chamber Orchestra. He has won many international awards, among which the Prague
Spring Competition and the A.R.D. Competition of Munich; he has performed as a
soloist in many concerts under the baton of such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Riccardo
Muti, Myung-Whun Chung, Jeffrey Tate and Antonio Pappano. He is teacher of horn
at the Conservatory of Italian Switzerland; as a teacher, he is regularly
invited to hold masterclasses in important Academies and Universities
worldwide, such as the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College, the Guidhall
School in London, the Birmingham Conservatory, as well as in Latin American and
Japanese University. He is also socially committed to supporting projects which
aim to improve society through music education. He is founder of “Musicians for
Human Rights” and Artistic Director of the “Human Rights Orchestra” supporting
humanitarian and social projects with fundraising concerts. In 2006 he received
from Don Mazzi's Exodus Foundation the "Premio Internazionale la Casa
delle Arti" for his ability to combine his professional commitments and
Katrin Amunts is a German neuroscientist, and well known for her work in human brain mapping. In order to better understand the organizational principles of the human brain, she and her team have created the cytoarchitectonic Julich-Brain atlas, as a basis to integrate multi-level and multi-scale brain data into a common reference brain, and use methods of high-performance computing to generate ultra-high resolution human brain models.
Katrin Amunts is a full professor for Brain Research, and director of the C. and O. Vogt Institute of Brain Research, Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf (since 2013), and director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1), Research Center Juelich. Since 2016, is is the Scientific research director of the European flagship, the Human Brain Project.
She did a postdoctoral fellowship at the C. & O. Vogt Institute of Brain Research at Duesseldorf University, Germany, and the set up a new research unit for Brain Mapping at the Research Center Juelich, Germany. In 2004, she became professor for Structural-Functional Brain Mapping, and in 2008 a full professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at the RWTH Aachen University as well as director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1) at the Research Center Juelich.
Katrin Amunts is a member of the editorial board of Brain Structure and Function. She was member of the German Ethics Council 2012-2020. Katrin Amunts is the programme speaker of the programme Decoding the Human Brain of the Helmholtz Association, Germany. Since 2017 Katrin Amunts is co-speaker of the graduate school Max-Planck School of Cognition and since 2018 she is a member of the International Advisory Council Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives, Canada.
Avanzini is emeritus chairman of the Departement of
Neurophysiology of the Neurological Institute C. Besta of Milano where he spent
the largest part of his scientific life. His main research interests are: Basic
and Clinical Neurophysiology, Epileptology and Neuromusic. This last line of interest that he developed with the
support of the Fondazione Mariani, stems from his belief that a better knowledge
of the "musical brain" can significantly advance our understanding of
both brain function and biological
foundations of music.
Luciano Ballabio, after obtaining a degree in philosophy, and after various experiences
in public schools and private companies, decided, in 1998, to become a
freelance educator, coach and emotional trainer, obtaining the AIF (Italian
Association of Trainers) certification of quality in 2004. He was a member of
AIF-Italian Association of Trainers, FIC-Italian Coach Federation,
ICF-International Coach Federation and founding member of the University delle Persone. Four of his
projects on team and personal coaching, carried out between 2006 and 2009,
received the Mention of Excellence at the Filippo Basile AIF-PA National
Awards. He is the author of thirteen volumes, including, in collaboration with
(personal-professional), Ispirati dalla
bellezza (inspired by beauty), Come
un’orchestra (like an orchestra) (FrancoAngeli), and Un’Orchestra da amare (an orchestra to love), laVerdi (Skira). In
1986, at the age of 34, he began studying the violin with Adalberto Murari
going on to advanced studies with Silvana Pomarico. Since 2006 he has been a
violinist with the most important Italian Amateur Symphony Orchestra, laVerdi per tutti, created that same
year by the Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir Foundation of
Milan. From 2012 to 2015 Ballabio also played with the Carisch Orchestra and,
from 2016 to 2018, the Maria Teresa Agnesi Orchestra of Merate.
Barbieri, music critic of La Repubblica newspaper, teaches History and
Aesthetics of Music at the "Bruno Maderna" Conservatory of Cesena.
"Historical" voice of Rai Radio 3 he dedicates itself, today, to
musical dramaturgy, paying particular attention to the "music of
reality". He has written texts, libretti and readings for many theaters in
Italy and abroad, in collaboration with some of the most famous Italian
musicians, composers and directors: Riccardo Nova, Franghiz Ali Zadeh, Lucia
Ronchetti, Silvia Colasanti, Ennio Morricone, Adriano Guarnieri, Paolo
Marzocchi, Andrea Molino, Michele Tadini, Mario Brunello, Andrea Lucchesini,
Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, Elio De Capitani, Moni Ovadia, Alessio Pizzech and
many others. The most important titles are Portopalo.
Nomi su tombe senza corpi, Night
Commuters, Three Miles Island, Al Kamandjati, based on the story of the
palestinian musician Ramzi Aburedwan and so on. Numerous, in particular, the
texts and the shows dedicated to the music of the Shoah. Among others, La corda spezzata, a radioplay about
Terezin's musicians produced by Radio 3 and presented at the Prix Italia, the
adaptation of Aaron Appelfeld Badenheim
1939 and I Cannibali by George
Tabori, Le imperdonabili on Etty
Hillesum's Diaries, Un violoncello nell’
inferno di Terezin, Dove almeno
troverò un po’ di pace, dedicated to the story of Orlando Orlandi Posti,
one of the martyrs of the Fosse Ardeatine, Il
diario di Dora Klein, Storia di Jean
e Jean, devoted to the story of Jean Le Boulaire/Jean Lanier and also the
libretto of the opera Il Viaggio di
Roberto. Un treno per Auschwitz, with music by Paolo Marzocchi.
writes essays and lectures for the major Italian musical institutions. He is
currently the artistic director of the Guido Michelli Concert Society of Ancona
and a member of the artistic director of the National Diary Archive of Pieve S.
Stefano. In 2009 he received the Feronia Prize for music criticism.
Nationality of Luana Berghmans:
Kunstloc Brabant, Art Educator - province of North-Brabant, The Netherlands
of expertise: art education, culture management and policy
2019 - 2020 Cordinator Art Education
and Policy – Kunstloc Brabant / BrabantStad, NL
2019 - 2020 Project leader Art
Education – Kunstloc Brabant, NL
2015 - 2019 Consultant Art Education –
Kunstloc Brabant, NL
2013 - 2015 Initiator and Consultant
Art Educational projects, Buenos Aires, AR
2008 - 2013 Consultant Art Education –
Moos VZW, Leuven, BE
2016 - 2017 Culture Management – Postgraduate
- University of Ghent, BE
2005 - 2010 Master of Education in
Theatre - Fontys School of Arts, Tilburg, NL
2004 - 2005 Liberal Arts and Sciences –
University of Antwerp, BE
Luigi Berlinguer was born in
Sassari and currently lives in Siena. He obtained his law degree from the
University of Sassari and shortly afterward, became its Dean. He continued his
academic studies at the University of Siena and held, among other roles, that
of Director of the Department of Political Studies, Political-Legal History and
subsequently that of President of the University Commission. He was Rector of
the University of Siena from 1985 to 1994 and Secretary General of the
Permanent Conference of Italian Rectors (CRUI) from 1989 to 1994. In1993 he was
appointed to the Ciampi Cabinet as Minister of Universities, Science and
Technology. Berlinguer then served as the Minister of Education between 1996
and 2000 in the cabinets led first by Romano Prodi and then by Massimo D'Alema.
In addition, he served in both the Chamber of Deputies and the Italian Senate.
He was elected as a member of the European Parliament in 2009, sitting as part
of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. There, he served as
first vice-chair of the committee on legal affairs and as a member of the
committee on culture and education beginning in 2009. He was awarded the Grand
Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Legion of Honor
and the Grand Cross of the Italian Republic.
Graduated in violin at the Cherubini Conservatory of Florence under the guidance of Maestro A.Tacchi, Francesca Bing attended advanced courses with the masters Vernikof, Romano, Skampa, at the Fiesole music school. He was a member of the Italian youth orchestra and of the Mimesis course within the program of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence in the role of shoulder of the second violins. He has played and still collaborates with various Italian orchestras (International Orchestra of Italy, Florentine Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Prato, Opera di Fiesole, Regional Orchestra of Tuscany, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Agimus Arte Orchestra, Orchestra of Lucca).
She performs concert activity in quartet formation in the "Quartetto il Poggio".
Graduated in Music Therapy at the Tuscan Music Therapy Center in June 2000, was admitted to the register of Italian music therapy professionals A.I.M
In November 2006 he participated in a master's degree at NYU, Nordoff Robbins music therapy department, enjoying considerable success for his work. She has carried out music therapy activities for pregnant women at the maternity wellness center, Pozzolatico Florence.
In collaboration with the Meyer pediatric hospital of Florence and with the University of Pediatrics of Florence, she was invited to develop and carry out a research project "Live music: the mother-child relationship in the prenatal phase" whose experimentation is it ran from November 2012 to January 2013. He worked at the Adult Autism Center in Florence and at the Il Sole (Down Syndrome) association in Pistoia where he still carries out his work.
She was curator and speaker in October 2017 of the national conference in Florence on music therapy, entitled "Sound frequencies and medicine, Functional Music Therapy". He is a lecturer in the post-graduate course of the University of Ferrara "Music, music therapy and neurology". He is a teacher at the Cherubini Conservatory of Florence for the course "Performance anxiety in the musician" she carries out Musicotherapy activities in the private studio "Le Curandaie" in Florence.
Gianni Biondi was born in Rome on 16.02.1946
– Training (Sinthesis)
Degree in Pedagogy (110/110). University of
Rome. 1970. Professional Register of the Order of Psychologists no. 960.
08.11.1990. Eligibility to practice psychotherapy by the Order of
Volunteer psychologist at the Institute of
Child Neuropsychiatry. Faculty of Medicine, University of Rome. Dir. Prof. G.
Bollea. (Mental Insufficient Center: Prof. Gastone Mazzei. Behavioral Disorders
Center: Prof. Roberto Mayer; Center for the treatment of Epilepsy: Prof. Pietro
Benedetti; Psychotherapy Service: Proff. Adriano Giannotti / Andreas
Giannacoulas). From 1971 to 1975.
Professional experiences (Sinthesis)
Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesù. Rome
and Palidoro. From 1979 To 2011.
- Head of
the Pediatric Psychology Unit. Department of Neuroscience. Dir. Prof. Federico
of the Day Hospital of Child Development and of the Outpatient Clinic.
intervention: Improvement of the quality of care for the hospitalization of minors
and their parents.
Organ transplants (from preparation
Assistance in chronic diseases:
Oncohematology, Cystic Fibrosis, Immuno-depressed, Dermatology (EBE), Rare
Development assessment and
psychological support for families of disabled children.
Therapeutic groups. Balint’s
(Centro di solidarietà). Coordinator
of the multidisciplinary team of young people addicted to alcohol and
psychotropic substances. Director: Don Mario Picchi. From 1972 to 1975.
Prison House of Regina Coeli. Rome. Member of
the interdisciplinary team. Assistance to drug addicts in prison .
From 1975 to 1978.
Juvenile Court. Rome.
(President C.A. Moro). Psychologist, conductor of groups
of parents awaiting special adoption. From 1976 to 1978
Municipality of Rome. Department of
Health. Service IV - School Medicine. Coordinator of the
socio-psycho-pedagogical teams in integration of disabled children into normal
school. From 1979 to 1980.
Police Protection Service: Referent
a project for health protection of children who are collaborators of justice. Dr. C. De Ranieri, Dr. Francesco
Mangiaracina, Dr. Franco Gabrielli. From 1998 to 1999.
Teachings and Conferences (Sinthesis)
of Pedagogy. University of Rome. Assistant to the Chair.
Prof. Ugo Barbano. From 1970 to 1972.
of Rome. Social Diseases’ Center: Drugs addictions. Dir.
Prof. S. Rubino. From 1975 to 1978.
of Bologna. Psychology Faculty. Teaching: Pediatric
Psychology. Special Pedagogy Institute. Prof. Nicola Cuomo. From 1991 to 1994.
Catholique de Louvain. Director of the Seminaire
"Stress, organisation and Communication dans des équipes de Soins
Pédiatriques"; Institut de Psychiatrie de liaison. (Prof. A Serrano). 1992.
of Lausanne . School of Specialization: Psychologie de la
Santé. Adjunct Professor de Psychologie pédiatrique. From 1992 to 1996.
- University of Rome. La Sapienza. 2nd School of Specialization in
Clinical Psychology. Free contract professor of Pediatric Psychology. From 1992 to 2010.
of Malaga, Department of Education. Prof. Miguel Lopez Melero.
Course: handicapped young people Inclusion. From 1994 to 1997.
University. European Project Tempus. Teaching Psychology
of Disability. 1998/99
- University of Rome. La Sapienza. Faculty
of Medicine and Surgery. Master of Psycho-oncology and
relationship with the patient. Dir. Prof. Massimo Biondi. Teaching of Pediatric
psychology. From 2000 to 2017.
of Murcia Corsos extrardinarios. El envejecimiento de las
personas con discapacidad intelectual. Teaching Disability Psychology. 2008.
of Palermo. Master of Pediatric psychology. Dir. Prof. Giovanna Perricone.
Teaching of Pediatric Psychology . From 2014 to 2020
- Moreover lectures
and conferences in the Universities of: ROMA3, Bologna; Fribourg (CH);
Malaga, Alicante, Basic Research Institute (NY), Osaka, Ikuno …
national and foreign assignments o tasks (Sinthesis)
of Rome. Health Dpt.
Member of the Drug Addiction Commission. From 1972 to 1973.
- Italian Senate.
Study Commission for the Law 685 for drug addicts. Pres. Sen.
Eugenio Scalfaro. From 1974 to 1975.
- Opera Don Guanella. Rome. Scientific consultant for the reorganization of assistance to the
severely disabled. 1997.
- Ministry of Health. Member of the National Commission for the realization of an evaluation
protocol of rehabilitation methods. From 1997 to 1998
- Ministry of communication. Member of the Committee for Media and Minors since
- FIAMC (International Federation of Catholic Medical
Associations). (Tirana (Albania). Education
oh health Personal to a new Hospital, dedicated to Mather Theresa. From 2001 to
- SIPSITO (Italian Society of Transplant Psychology
and Psychiatry). Founder and member of the
Board and referent of the scientific research group (pediatric
transplantation). From 2007 to 2015
- SIPPed (Italian Society of Pediatric Psychology) Founder and member of the Board of the since 2016
- Italian Association of X Fragile Syndrome. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Since 2013.
Director and co-director of more
than twenty researches.
Author of articles in scientific and
specialized journals and of the following books:
(edit): Psicologia in ospedale/Psychology
in Hospital; Nuova Editrice Spada. Roma. 1991.
G., Biondi G., Cuomo N.: Lo sviluppo e
l'educazione del bambino con Sindrome di Down; Omega Ed., Torino. 1992.
Biondi G.: Lo sviluppo del bambino in carcere;
Franco Angeli, Milano. 1994.
G., Biondi G.: Disabilità dello sviluppo
ed invecchiamento; Omega Ed., Torino. 1996.
Biondi G.: Infant
in prison; Delfi, English Edition. 1999
(edit) Insegnanti allo specchio. Omega Ed. Torino. 1999
Biondi G. (2020): “The Quarantine for Covid19. Now
and After. Children Between 2-6 Years”; Sito AEPEA Europe. (Association Européenne
Psychopathologie de l’enfant et de l’adolescent). 3.06.2020.
Marino I, Biondi G.: (2020): “Gli adolescenti: storie da una quarantena”; Linkedin
(a cura della SIPPed. Società Italiana di Psicologia pediatrica).
Biondi G., Poduti E. (2020): “Self-harm
behavior in preadolescence: an integrated intervention model
pediatric-psychologist”; Pediatric Reports. Vol 12, No 2s.
Biondi G. (2020): “La quarantena degli
adolescenti e il ritorno alla normalità”; Pediatria, Vol.10, 6,
Biondi G. (2020): “Autismo: pediatri e
psicologi assieme nel sostegno alla famiglia”; Pediatria, Vol.10, 7/8,
Areas of expertise: Pediatric
psychology, chronic childhood illness, disability, organization of structures
for first aid to refugee children, emergency situations (National Association
of Civil Protection-Health).
of The Chamber Orchestra of Europe (Abbado, Harnoncourt, Haitink) since 2008
and founder member of Spira mirabilis (www-spiramirabilis.com) 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. Berlin
Philarmonie , Edinburgh Festival , Köln Philarmonie, Paris Citè
de la Musique, Aldeburgh Festival, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Sydney Opera
House are a few examples of venues that
hosted her as soloist and director in the last seasons in collaboration with
the Chamber orchetsra of Europe and ensembles like Freiburger Barockorchester,
Australian chamber orchestra, European Union Youth orchestra, the Norwegean
Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonie du Radio France.
2003 she had become Konzertmeister of
the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini conducted by Maazel while between 2005
and 2008 she has been playing in Orchestra Mozart. With Claudio Abbado as
conductor, in november 2006, she performed the rarely played Concert n.7 by
W.A.Mozart in Teatro Comunale di Ferrara.
a soloist she has collaborated with conductors like Yuri Harohnovich, Gyorgy
Gyorivany Rath, Emmanuel Krevine, Claudio Abbado, Trevor Pinnock, Yannik Nezet
Seguin, Bernard Haitink, and took part to many chamber music festivals
performing with artists like Isabel Faust, Helene Grimaud, Antoine Tamestit, Daniel
Hope, Andras Schiff, Pierre Laurent Aimard, Irina Schnittke, Tabea Zimmermann,
Christan Tetzlaff, Alexander Lonquich, L. Zilberstein, Pavel Gililov, Janine
Borrani teaches violin and chamber music in Scuola di Musica di Fiesole , the
school where she has studied with Alina Company, Piero Farulli, Zinaida Gilels
and Pavel Vernikov .After her diplom, in 2000 and after the Scientific
Highschool diplom, She has attended a Post Graduated course at the Universität
für Musik und darstellende Kunst di Graz with Boris Kushnir and several masterclasses with S. Rostropovich, Ana
Chumachenko, Maya Glezarova.
2019 she is Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Giuseppe Bucaro is a professor at the Pontifical
Urbaniana University in Rome, author of “Filosofia della religione – forme e
figure” (Philosophy of religion - forms and figures), “Come una ladra a lampo”
(like a she-thief in a flash) with Maricla Boggio and Luigi M. Lombardi -
Satriani, and “Qui si fanno miracoli. Gli ex-voto di Altavilla Milicia” (Here,
miracles are performed. The votive offerings of Altavilla Milicia). He is
currently Director of Cultural Heritage of the Archdiocese of Palermo, where he
has given impetus to discoveries and restorations of precious monuments, such
as the monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and the church attached to it.
He is the founder of the young people’s orchestra "QuattroCanti," in
which music represents a supportive existential opportunity for young people in
socially difficult situations.
Paolo Alberto Caneva completed his Master Degree in Music therapy in Assisi, finalising his
post-graduation at the Bristol University in Bologna and at the “Università
Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore” in Rome.
his training with Arthur Hull on the Drum Circle techniques, he studied body
percussion with Omero Naranjo Javier and Keith Terry.
has recently completed his training as Neurologic Music Therapist by Michael
Thaut’ s Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy.
the ’90 he has been working with children with PMLD, mature adults living with
Dementia and Alzheimer, in mental health and end of life settings.
combines his clinical work with teaching music therapy in several Universities,
Academies and Conservatories as the Scuola Triennale di Specializzazione in
Musicoterapia “Giovanni Ferrari” dell’Universitè Europèenne Jean Monnet di
Bruxelles; Conservatorio Statale di Musica “E.F. Dall’Abaco” in Verona.
also delivers seminars and workshops on the use of the sound, body and rhythm
for private Institutions and Universities.
his publications and contributions, we can mention
composizione di canzoni come strategia di intervento musicoterapico” per i tipi
dell’Armando Editore, 2007;
Therapy. Itinerari, principi e pratiche per un’altra musicoterapia” in
collaboration with Stefania Mattiello, Franco Angeli Editore, 2018.
In press, “Music
NeuroFit: 50 esercizi di stimolazione cognitiva con la musica” in collaboration
with Sara Demoro and Giulia Martini, Gesualdo Editore.
Writer and music historian, Sandro Cappelletto
studied harmony and composition with Robert Mann. To cite some of his principal
publications: the first critical biography of Carlo Broschi Farinelli (La voce perduta [the lost voice], EDT, 1995); an essay on Gaetano Guadagni (Nuova
Rivista Musicale Italiana, 1993); a political inquiry on Italian opera
companies (Farò grande questo teatro!
[I'll make this theater great!], EDT 1996). In 2006, his book Mozart – La notte delle Dissonanze [Mozart –
The Night of Dissonance] (EDT) was published, dedicated to the mysterious
introductory Adagio of String Quartet K 465. In 2014, he published Da straniero inizio il cammino – Schubert,
l’ultimo anno [I begin my journey as
a foreigner – Schubert, the final year] (Accademia
Perosi). Coming out in 2016 was I
quartetti per archi di Mozart [Mozart’s String Quartets] (il Saggiatore). He curated and was scientific director
of the volume Musica [Music] for the series Il contributo dell’Italia alla storia del
pensiero [Italy’s Contribution to the History of Thought] published by
Treccani in 2018. From the year 2020, we have Mozart. Scene dai viaggi in Italia [Mozart. Scenes from his Italian
Journeys] (il Saggiatore).
del teatro moderno e contemporaneo [the history of modern and contemporary
theater] (Einaudi, 2001), he wrote the essay Inventare la scena: regia e teatro d’opera [Inventing the scene: stage
direction and opera theater]. In 2002, with Pietro Bria, he published Wagner o la musica degli affetti [Wagner or music of passion] (Franco
Angeli), a collection of reflections by and interviews with Giuseppe Sinopoli,
whose Il mio Wagner - il racconto della
Tetralogia [My Wagner — the story of
the Ring cycle] (Marsilio) he edited in 2006. In 2008 the Perosi Academy of
Biella published L'angelo del Tempo [The Angel of Time], a volume dedicated
to the Quartet for the end of Time by
Cappelletto is the author of radio and
television programs for Rai, the
Italian radio and television broadcast company. Scholar of the Rome
Philharmonic Academy, he held the position of artistic director from 2009 to
2013. He is a professional journalist and a Santa Cecilia scholar.
Fabrizio Cariati was born in Germany and moved to Calabria at
the age of 11. He graduated in Psychology at the University of Parma and
obtained a post-graduate diploma in music therapy at Music Space Italy in
Bologna, where he currently lives. He has been singer-songwriter and front
man of the folk-rock music group Nuju since 2009. Engaged as a teacher and
tutor in a vocational education and
training center, he also deals with the prevention of school
drop-out through music workshops. He is a music therapist in the
juvenile detention center of Bologna.
Fabrizio Cariati is part of the group of professional
music therapists of MusicSpace Italy, an association for training and
professional promotion of music therapy, which collaborates with Mozart14 in
the activities of Leporello and Tamino (oncohaematology and pediatric
Chance has established a worldwide reputation as one of the foremost exponents
of the male alto voice in all areas of the classical repertoire, in equal
demand as an opera, concert and recording artist.
appearances in oratorio and recital over more than three decades have taken him
from New York Carnegie Hall to Amsterdam Concertgebouw,
Hall to Vienna Musikverein, Berlin Philharmonie to Tokyo Opera City. He has had new work
written for him by Richard Rodney Bennett, Alexander Goehr, John Tavener, Elvis
Costello, Sally Beamish, Harrison Birtwhistle and Master of the Queen’s Music Judith
Weir, to name a few.
began his operatic career with Kent Opera under Ivan Fischer in L’Incoronazione
di Poppea and Agrippina. He went on to sing regularly with Glyndebourne, Covent
Garden, ENO, Maggio Musicale, Opera Australia, Netherlands Opera, Bavarian
State Opera and many others in Handel, Britten, Monteverdi, Gluck, and Haydn,
as Orfeo, Oberon, Apollo, Giulio Cesare, and other gods and heroes.
regularly led masterclasses for the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh, as well
as widespread internationally.
sung on over 150 recordings, winning a Grammy in Semele for DG and a nomination
in Death in Venice for Chandos. He was awarded the CBE in 2009.
Chance is Artistic Director and CEO of The Grange
Festival which launched to great critical acclaim in summer 2017.
Patron of Oxford Bach Soloists, Norwich Baroque and Vasari Singers, and
Professor at Royal Academy of Music, London, and Royal Conservatorium, The
Changeux is Honorary Professor at the
Collège de France & at the Pasteur Institute Department of Neuroscience,
The publication of his book Neuronal
Man: The Biology of The Mind in 1985 brought Changeux celebrity status
among the wider public. Since then he has authored or co-authored several other
books directed towards the non-scientific public. Notably, Conversations on
Mind Matter and Mathematics with the mathematician Alain Connes (1998), What
Makes Us Think with the philosopher Paul Ricoeur (2002), Physiology of
truth (2005), La beauté dans le cerveau (2016), The Enchanted
Neurons with the
composers P.Boulez and P.Manoury (2019) which
initiated an instructive dialogue between neuroscience and other disciplines.
Jean-Pierre Changeux’s academic accolades
include the Gairdner foundation award in 1978, the Wolf prize in 1983, the
Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine in 1993, the Goodman and Gilman Award in drug receptor
pharmacology in 1994, the Balzan
Prize in 2001, the National Academy of Sciences Award in Neurosciences USA in
2007, the Olav Thon international
research award in biomedicine, Oslo, Norway, 2016, the Albert Einstein World
Award of Science, Hong Kong, 2018, the Goldman-Rakic Prize in Cognitive
Neuroscience, New-York 2018.
Jean-Pierre Changeux has been the curator of three
major exhibitions on Art and Science: De Nicolo dell'Abate à Nicolas Poussin: aux sources du
Classicisme 1550-1650, Musée
Bossuet Meaux in 1988, with catalog. L'Âme au Corps,
Arts et Sciences, 1793-1993 (with Gérard
Régnier), Galeries nationales du Grand Palais Paris in 1993-1994 with catalog. La
lumière au siècle des Lumières et aujourd'hui. Art et science : de la
biologie de la vision à une nouvelle conception du monde, Galeries Poirel Nancy
in 2005 with catalog.
Andrea Cimatti graduated cum laude at the University of Bologna (1990) and obtained the PhD degree
at the University of Florence (1994). In 1995, he was awarded with the Livio Gratton Prize for the best PhD thesis
in Astronomy in Italy. After an extended period in Germany and USA, he returned
to Italy with a research position at INAF - Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory. In
2006, he was awarded with the Bessel
Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Since 2006 he is full
professor at the University of Bologna – Department of Physics and Astronomy. He
was awarded with Premio L. Tartufari
dell’Accademia dei Lincei (2016) and with the title of Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (2017). His
main research fields are cosmology and galaxy evolution. Andrea is a founder of
the ESA Euclid space mission where he
is now involved in the forefront. He published several peer-reviewed articles with
high impact. Since 2020, he is visiting professor at Gran Sasso Science
Institute. He authored the textbook Introduction
to Galaxy Formation and Evolution (Cambridge University Press) and the popular
science book L' universo oscuro
(Carocci), whose first edition was awarded with the 1st prize of Premio Nazionale Divulgazione Scientifica
(Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences category).
Luisa Dalla Chiara, professor emeritus
of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University Florence is a past
president of the "International Quantum Structures Association" and
of the "Italian Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science". She is
the author of books and articles concerning the following fields: quantum
logic, quantum computation, foundations and philosophy of quantum theory, semantics
of music. With Roberto Giuntini, Riccardo Luciani and Eleonora Negri she has
written the book From Quantum Information
to Musical Semantics (College Publications, London, 2012).
Michele Dall'Ongaro was born in Rome in
He studied at the Rome
Conservatory, furthering his studies in composition with a PhD with Aldo
Clementi, and in conducting with Franco Ferrara.
In 1975 he co-founded “Spettro sonoro”, an ensemble
dedicated to contemporary music. in 1979, they were was first to perform
the complete musical compositions of Friedrich Nietzsche.
As a pianist, he has collaborated with the Rai
Symphony Orchestra in Rome, and with the Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera in
Rome, and taught in several Italian Conservatories for more than twenty years.
From 1985 Dal'Ongaro started a 30-year collaboration
with Rai Radio, becoming Rai 3’s Controller of programming between 2000 and
2015, and from 2008 becoming the Director General of Rai National Symphony
Orchestra. From 2011 to 2016, he created and established the TV programme Petrushka for
He has written several essays on music, among them: La musica tra suono
e silenzio in “Atlante del Novecento” (UTET, 3 volumes, 2000),
and La musica liquida del XXI Secolo (NOVA, L'Enciclopedia
UTET, 2005). In 1986 he published an
essay dedicated to the analysis of Giacomo Puccini’s works (Pacini Editore,
His own compositions, published by Suvini-Zerboni and
recorded on several albums, have been performed by the most important Italian
and international ensembles (including the Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Recherche,
Ensemble 2E2M, Ex-Novo Ensemble). He has collaborated, among others, with several
distinguished artists such as Luca Ronconi, Carlo Cecchi, Claudio e Daniele
Abbado, Luciano Berio, Michele Serra, Stefano Benni, Alessandro Baricco.
Between 1993 and 1999, he was a music consultant for
Romaeuropa Festival, and became President of “Nuova Consonanza” from 1996 to
1999. Other appointments have included Music Programmer for the Venice Biennale
Contemporary Music Festival (February 1999-March 2001), continuing as a
consultant between 2003 and 2004. He was Vice-President of the “Centro Tempo
Reale”, founded by Luciano Berio. He is currently a member of the Advisory
Board of the Accademia Filarmonica Romana, and of the scientific committee of
the “Claudio Abbado” Foundation and of the “Luciano Berio” Study Center.
For his work as a producer, he was awarded the
“Prix Italia” and also the “Ugo Gregoretti” Prize in 2008. In 2012 the Italian
President Giorgio Napolitano awarded him with the title of “Knight of the
Order of Merit of the Italian Republic”.
In 2008, he became a member of the Accademia
Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and from the 20th of February 2015 he has
been elected as President-Superintendent of this institution and and
re-elected to a second term on 26 November 2019.
In 2017, he was named a
member of the Steering Committee of the Services Centre for Recreational,
Cultural, Artistic, and Performance activities at Rome’s Università La
Dei is full professor of chemistry at the University of Florence. At present he
is President (Magnifico Rettore) of the
University of Florence. Internationally recognised scholar of material
chemistry, he is author of more than 150 papers. He published also some books
on science popularisation and relationship between science and literature, art
Carlo Delfrati was born in Milan (Italy) on December 14, 1938.
Main present tasks:
Progect manager of Pedagogical Area, Accademia
Teatro alla Scala (Milano). Since 2013,
Manager of the pedagogical project, VoxImago,
MUSICOM Milano. Since 2012.
Progect manager Opera Domani, As.Li.Co.
(Association for Opera and Concert, Como). Since 1997.
· Consultant of Italian Ministry of
Education (1978. 1983. 2000) and Educational Local Authorities.
of SIEM (Italian Society for Music Education), 1969. SIEM President
(1969-1976), Vicepresident (1976-1990), Arbitrator (since 1990).
· Member of ISME (International
Society for Music Education) Board of Directors (1970-1974, 1976-1980).
· Responsible of Trento Music Schools Pedagogical Guidance (1995-1997).
· Consultant of Rovereto Music School
Centro di ricerca e sperimentazione per la didattica musicale (Fiesole)
Scientific Commettee (1991-2002)
· Graduate in Music Paleography (Parma
· Graduate in Choral Composition (Music
Conservatory of Music, Milano, 1968)
· Degree in Humanities (Catholic
University, Milano, 1974)
1963-1970 Teacher of Music Education and Humanities
(High School, Milano)
1970-1980 Teacher of Music History and Pedagogy
(Conservatory of Music, Parma)
1980-2000 Teacher of Music History and Pedagogy
(Conservatory of Music, Milano)
1970-1988 Head of Jeunesses Musicales Summer
Courses for Music Teachers
Since 1969 Courses and seminars
for music teachers all over Italy, Switzerland, Chine, and Spain (Madrid
& Las Palmas).
2015 Seminar for music
teachers, Muscat (Oman)
Society for Music Education Award (2008)
A. Pedagogy and Musicology
problema storico e pedagogico dell’educazione musicale. Metodologia
dell’educazione musicale scolastica. La musica nelle scuole speciali e le
prospettive d’indagine sull’educazione musicale,
Roma, Cultura e Scuola, 1967-1968
Musicale. Guida per gli Insegnanti. Milano, 1969.
musicale e creatività, Parma, Conservatorio di Musica 1974
“La Musica nella Riflessione Pedagogica”, Cultura e Scuola. 1983.
d’Ascolto nella Scuola dell’Obbligo (Ed.). Milano, 1987.
grandi compositori. Audioguida all’ascolto,
di Pedagogia Musicale. Milano, 1989.
Education in Italy: Organizations, Achievements, and Problems”, The Quarterly,
Vol. I, No 4, Winter 1990.
Esperienze d’ascolto nella scuola
dell’obbligo, Milano, 1987
Napoli, Morano 1987
Interrogare il passato.
Introduzione alla ricerca storica sull’insegnamento della musica in
Italia, Fiesole, Centro di Ricerca e Sperimentazione
per la Didattica Musicale 1997 Professione
musica. Le scuole musicali in Italia, Milano, 1997
voce espressiva, Milano,
e formazione iniziale. Per una nuova figura professionale in ambito
musicale, Milano, 2006
di pedagogia musicale, Torino, 2008
Il maestro ben temperato.
Metodologie dell’educazione musicale, Milano, 2009
I giovani e l’opera
lirica, Milano, 2011
dell’insegnamento della musica in Italia, Loreto, 2018
Processo al solfeggio, Loreto, 2018
Orizzonti della Musica. Napoli, 1973.
dei Suoni. Milano, 1988.
Sonori . Napoli, 1990.
· Lanterna Magica (with L. Martarelli). Napoli, 1993.
Educazione al suono e alla musica, Milano, 1995
Il pensiero musicale, Milano, 2006-2007
MusicLab, Milano, 2019
articles in Italian musical and educational journals.
Born in Fasano in 1974, in 1992 Vincenzo Deluci
achieved the Graduate Diploma in “Trumpet”; in 1994 in “Jazz Music” and
“Electronic Music” in 2020.
He was honoured with the title of
“The best musician” in the International Competition “Siena Jazz”.
He took part to several
International Music Festivals.
He collaborated with famous jazz
musicians such as: G. Trovesi, M. Raja, B. Tommaso, L. Rossi, R. Ottaviano, G.
Gaslini, P. Minafra, B. Caruso, E.
Fioravanti, V. Curci, B. Moover, G. Lenoci, Juan Carlo Caceras, G. Lomuto, A.
Breschi, Dabirèe Gaben, Juan Angel Jricaray, R. Gatto, R. Marcotulli, T. Scott,
A. Salis, E. Reijseger, T. Berne, S. Lacy, C. Actis Dato, M. Tamburrini, A.
Osada, P. Leveratto.
He performed in live concerts with Sergio
Caputo, Vinicio Capossela, Renzo Arbore, Avion Travel, Lucio Dalla and in 2003 with
American musicians such as M. Ribot, Q. Davis, U. Okegwa, A. Doije, C. Wilson,
as solo trumpet player in “Bruno Tommaso Orchestra” and in “Orchestra Sinfonica della Provincia di Bari”.
He recorded several albums; he
performed in film soundtracks and in theatre plays.
In 2006, going back home at evening
after a concert, had a serious car accident. He became quadriplegic but his love
for music and the irresistible claim coming from his audience, from the
emotions and from the sound of his trumpet, gave him the strength not to give
up. With the help of informatics and engineers, a special trumpet was built for
him and since that time, he has reacquired the joy to play in concerts again.
In 2011 he founded “Accordi Abili”
Association whose aim is to give to other disabled persons the opportunity to
play again a musical instrument.
in 1994 in Foreign Languages (English and French), Maria Dibello taught in several schools
and to children and adults of different ages.
She teaches French at “Scuola Secondaria di Primo Grado
G.Bianco-G.Pascoli” since 2004. In
that school she was the coordinating person for Comenius, Grundtvig, Erasmus
projects since 2005.
out twinnings projects with French schools.
collaborated as headteacher in many responsibility roles.
years 2017-2019 she coordinated the Erasmus project “The different colours of
music” as coordinating school. The project she conceived, wrote and carried
out, involved schools and associations from 6 European countries. It ended with
a final show involving many students of different origins and with special
abilities and disabilities.
Giorgio Fabbri (www.giorgiofabbri.net),
composer and orchestra conductor, author of the book "As an
orchestra", Ed. Franco Angeli, is Analysis Professor at the Conservatory of
Bologna, and adjunct professor at the Department of Neurology of the University
of Ferrara and at the University of Pavia. TEDx speaker, business coach and trainer,
he created programs which combines music and management, in workshops for over 50,000
managers, awarded with the Adriano Olivetti Award for excellence in training. He
was director at the Conservatories of Adria and Ferrara for 13 years.
Student of Piero Farulli, viola of the legendary Quartetto
Italiano, and, later of Mazumi Tanamura and Nobuko Imai, Antonello Farulli is one of the most
active Italian violists in both concert and didactic fields. Member of the
Youth Orchestra of the European Union (EUYO), and first viola of the Solisti
Veneti, he played an important concert activity that brought him to the most
important halls in the world. He has also passionately developed his role as
mentor of some of the best young instrumentalists in business today and of some
ensembles among which the name of the Cuarteto Casals and the Quartetto Adorno
stands out. He recorded for Dynamic, Stradivarius and Tactus. His teaching
activity took him to Europe, Switzerland, the United States and China. Teacher
at the Internationale Sommerakademie at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, he has been,
on several occasions, tutor at the Mahler Jugend Orchester, and at the Academy
of the Mozart Orchestra. For some years he has been part of the teaching staff
of the Royal College of Music in London. After teaching string quartet for a
decade at the prestigious Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia, he is today
the holder of the Chair of Viola at the State Conservatory "G.B. Martini
”in Bologna. He is also the author of the text “La viola del Pensiero” and
artistic director of the Sesto Rocchi Festival, the first in Italy dedicated to
professional and non-professional musicians of all ages. For 18 years he was
Director of the European Quartet Academy within the ECMA (European Chamber
Music Academy), a project of the Fiesole School of Music to perfect and promote
young chamber music groups. He is currently President of ESTA Italia European
String Teachers Association.
Born in Parma (Italy) in 1969, Luca Franzetti starts to play cello at 17 years
The first performing concert at
In 2004n he was invited by Claudio Abbado in Orchestra Mozart and later in
Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
Since 2013 the “Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali” in Reggio Emilia,
gives him the position of main cello teacher, role which he’s still occupying
At the present time his career is focused on soloist repertoire; Regular
recitals and solo concertos in Italy, Svizzera, Norway, and Japan, Venezuela,
some of them broadcasted on SKY CLASSICAL HD Television Channel.
Available his CD containing the
six Celo Solo Suites by J. S. Bach in shops and on the web.
Cristiano Gualco is violinist with the Quartetto di Cremona.
Since its formation in 2000, the Quartetto di Cremona has established a reputation as one of the most exciting chamber ensembles on the international
stage. Regularly invited to perform in major music festivals in Europe, North and
South America, and Far East, they garner universal acclaim for their high level of
“BBT Fellowship” prize winner in 2005, the Quartetto di Cremona received by the
Borletti Buitoni Trust also the “Franco Buitoni Award” (2019 edition) for its
constant contribution to the promotion of chamber music in Italy and around the
In 2020 the Quartetto di Cremona celebrates its first twenty years of career, an
important milestone for an Italian ensemble. For the occasion, distinguished
concerts and recording projects will be developed over consecutive seasons:
several performances of the complete Beethoven quartets’ cycle, CD releases, a
tour with Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue”, new music expressly composed for the
Quartet. Further 2020/21 season’s highlights include concerts in Geneva,
Istanbul, Milan, Rome, London (Wigmore Hall) and the debuts at the Carnegie Hall
in New York and at the Rudolfinum in Prague. Numerous are the collaborations
with artists of the level of Angela Hewitt, Eckart Runge, David Orlowsky, Emerson
Noteworthy recent recording projects include a double CD dedicated to Schubert
and featuring cellist Eckart Runge. The album was recorded with the Stradivarius
set of instruments named “Paganini Quartet”, on kind loan from the Nippon Music
Foundation (Tokyo), and attracted high levels of acclaim in the international
press. Same goes for the Beethoven’s string quartets cycle: the eight volumes won
prestigious awards (including Echo Klassik 2017 and ICMA 2018) and received
numerous recognitions from specialized critics. Expected in Fall 2020 the release
of “Italian Postcards”, a new album including works by Wolf, Mozart, Čajkovskij
and a brand-new piece by Nimrod Borenstein.
Frequently invited to present masterclasses in Europe, Asia, North and South
America, since 2011 they are Professors at the “Walter Stauffer Academy” in
Cremona. They are ambassadors for the international project “Friends of
Stradivari” and honorary citizens of Cremona, UNESCO Cultural Heritage for
violin making. They are also testimonials for “Le Dimore del Quartetto” project
and Thomastik Infield Strings.
Keller is Professor of Physiology, and Head of the Laboratory of Developmental
Neuroscience, at University Campus Bio-Medico in Rome. He is also a member of
the Perception-Movement-Action Research Consortium at the University of
Edinburgh. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Zurich in 1982.
He worked first at the Institute of Pharmacology of the University of Zurich
with P.G. Waser, on molecular mechanisms of axon guidance and axon-target
interactions. From 1988 to 1991 he was postdoctoral fellow with E.R. Kandel at
the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
Columbia University. From 1991 to 1994 he was a postdoctoral fellow with M.E.
Schwab at the Brain Research Institute of the University of Zurich. In 1993 he
moved to University Campus Bio-Medico, where he became full professor of
Physiology in 2002. Here he has been working on molecular mechanisms of brain
development, in particular serotonin and Reelin, a candidate gene for autism,
focusing on interactions of the Reelin gene with sex hormones, to understand
the male prevalence of autism. More recently, he has started an intense
collaboration with engineers in the field of motor development and cognitive
motor physiology, aiming at developing tools and strategies to understand
infant behavior. His most recent field of interest is music perception,
especially in children. He is author of many publications in scientific
journals, such as Science, Journal of Neuroscience, Molecular Psychiatry. He
has also written book chapters on the physiology of emotions, the body-mind
problem, and the problem of free will. He has received many research grants,
including grants from the European Union, the NIH, and Autism Speaks. Since
2016, he is also promoter and Conductor of the Chamber orchestra of University
Corina Kolbe holds a university degree in Romance
Studies, German Philology and History. As
a Berlin-based freelance journalist and music critic she writes for
newspapers and magazines, such as Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Der Spiegel, Il Corriere Musicale, Crescendo, Rondo or Das
Orchester. She is also a regular
contributor to magazines and program books published by orchestras and
festivals, such as Lucerne Festival, Dresdner Philharmonie or Alte Oper Frankfurt. In collaboration with the Italian
Cultural Institute IIC, Società Dante Alighieri, Teatro Comunale di
Ferrara and Civico Museo Teatrale Carlo Schmidl, Trieste she curated film
screenings and panel discussions in memory of the conductor Claudio Abbado.
In 1977 Alexander
Lonquich won the First Prize at the Casagrande Competition: since then he has
given concerts in all the main musical centres of the world; he has
collaborated with orchestra conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Ton Koopman,
Emmanuel Krivine, Heinz Holliger, Sandor Vègh and many others. In the chamber
music field, Alexander Lonquich collaborates with esteemed partners such as
Nicolas Altstaedt, Vilde Frang, Joshua Bell, Isabelle Faust, Carolin Widmann
and Jörg Widmann, to name a few. Alexander Lonquich has received numerous
awards from Italian and international critics, such as the "Diapason
d’Or" and the "Premio Abbiati" (as ‘best soloist’ in 2016). In
the role of conductor/soloist he collaborated with the Orchestra da Camera di
Mantova, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, the
Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre des Champs Elysées, the Filarmonica
della Scala, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI and the Accademia Nazionale
di Santa Cecilia. Alexander Lonquich is a regular guest of internationally
renowned festivals including Schubertiade, Lockenhaus, Mozartwoche Salzburg in
Austria, Beethovenfest Bonn and Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspielen in Germany.
Among the most relevant engagements outside Italy we mention collaborations
with the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, the Münchener Kammerorchester, the
Camerata Salzburg. Very active also in the recording field, his most recent
publication (October 2018) is a double CD for the Alpha-Outhere label entitled
"Schubert 1828" and containing the Sonatas D958, D959 and D960. Since
2014 Alexander Lonquich has been Principal Conductor of Orchestra del Teatro
Olimpico in Vicenza. Since September 2020 he has been appointed as Artistic
Director of Fondazione Scuola di Musica di Fiesole O.n.l.u.s. In 2013 he
created, together with his wife Cristina Barbuti, ‘Kantoratelier’, a theatrical
space where his favourite subjects - psychology, music and theatre - are
studied and developed thanks to workshops, seminars and concerts.
MD-PhD, specialized in Neurophysiopathology, PhD in Neuropsychopathology of
developmental learning processes.
Medical Doctor at the Rehabilitation Center “Villa Immacolata”,
Viterbo. Scientific Director School of Music Therapy Oltre, Rome. Scientific
coordinator for Neuroscience and Music, Fondazione Mariani, Milano.
Teaches in various universities, including University of Rome Tor
Vergata; University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Catholic University of Rome -
VITERBO-“Villa Immacolata”; University of Pavia; Conservatory of Padova.
Maria Majno is a musician,
musicologist, manager and graduate of both Milan’s Conservatoire and its State
During her extensive tenure
as the artistic and executive director of the Società del
Quartetto di Milano, Maria Majno oversaw a number of thematically based seasons as well as
a complete performance of Bach’s Cantatas. And, since 2002, she has been
involved in the international network of European
In this network of the 10 countries visited by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maria
Majno coordinates initiatives in the areas of performance, scholarly research,
publishing and educational projects. Since 2006, she has been the president of
Majno is part of the culture management and economics faculty at the
Università Cattolica in Milan and is a founding member of the SIMM [The
Social Impact of Making Music] platform. As the vice president of the Mariani
Foundation for Paediatric Neurology, she is in charge of activities which
look at the relationship between the neurosciences and music, in particular, at
those which focus on cognitive and rehabilitation issues. In a continuation of
her work in this field, she also cooperates with the Università Statale
Milano Bicocca and the Università di Pavia on research projects which assess
the social and cognitive impact of music education.
Heeding the call of Claudio
Abbado, Maria Majno has been instrumental in helping to initiate the global
presence of Sistema and still leads SONG -
Sistema in Lombardia, which spearheads Sistema approaches within Italy. On top of her
Sistema roles within Italy, Maria Majno also serves as the vice president of
association and is often invited to contribute her eclectic expertise to
articles, conferences and university courses.
Makarova was born in Moscow in 1981. She started to play violin at the age of 5
in a class of Honoured Artist of Russia Ludmila Egorova.
age of 10 she won the first prize at the Moscow International Youth Tchaikovsky
Competition. Hereafter she won different prizes at numerous state and
2005 Svetlana graduated the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and in 2008
finished her postgraduated studies with professor M. Glezarova.
actively plays and gives concerts as a soloist and as a part of different
also made several CD recordings (with pieces of Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Brahms,
Shubert, Schönberg) as a soloist and as a member of chamber ensembles.
2003 Svetlana is a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra, and from 2006 - of
the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, where she collaborate with such a great
musicians as J. Levine, V. Gergiev, M. T. Thomas, Y. Bashmet, D. Sitkovetsky,
M. Vengerov, Y. Temirkanov etc.
takes part in different Festivals such as Verbier Music Festival (Switzerland),
Miyazaki Music Festival (Japan), Musical Spring (Moldova), Musical Festival in
LA (USA), Eilat Chamber Music Festival (Israel), Festival
"Paganiniana" (Italy) etc.
2005-2008 she was teaching at famous Gnessin's Music College in Moscow.
2008 she was invited by Prof. Vernikov to collaborate with him in numerous
master classes in Italy, Israel and Austria.
to 2011 she was co-pricipal in the Orquestra Palau de Les Arts Reina
Sofia in Valencia (Spain), where principal conductors were Maestri L. Maazel
and Z. Mehta.
2010 she teaches at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Italy.
2013 she worked as an Assistant of Prof. Pavel Vernikov at the Haut Ecole
de Musique de Lausanne (Site de Sion) in Switzerland and at many Master
Classes in Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland and Japan.
also performed as a violinist at many festivals in Austria, Italy, France,
Switzerland and Japan.
2014 she works as a Professor for Violin at the Haut Ecole de
Musique de Lausanne in Switzerland.
plays a violin by Nicola Gagliano made in 1738.
Choral conductor, singer and composer, Michele Napolitano graduated in Choral Music and
Choral Conducting with M° P. P. Scattolin and received MA's Degree in Vocal
Composition and Choral Conducting at the Conservatory of Rovigo. He
specialized with M° R. Rasmussen at the Music Conservatory-University of Tromso
(Norway) and studying conducting and composition at the Akademia
Muzyczna of Krakow (Poland). In 2003 he also graduated cum laude from
Dams Music of the University of Bologna. For some years he has collaborated
with the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna and is currently a
professor of Choral Composition and Choir Direction at the "G.
Frescobaldi" Conservatory of Music in Ferrara.
Sara Pagliai is currently in charge
of the Coordinator of the Italian Erasmus+
National Agency INDIRE (National Institute for Innovation, Research and
Education). Her tasks include coordination, planning and programming of all activities
of the Italian Erasmus+ National Agency Indire, including the eTwinning (the
European community of schools), Epale (the Electronic Platform for Adult
Education) and Eurydice Units (the Network of Education systems and policies).
Implementation of the Erasmus+ Programme at national level for the educational
sector – School, Higher Education and Adult Education – in accordance with the
requirements identified by the European Commission and the national priorities
set by the Ministry of Education. She is also in charge of the coordination and
management of the European Language Label.
Previously she worked as head of
Unit for Comenius, Grundtvig and Study Visits, managing all activities related
to the Lifelong Learning Programme in the School and Adult Sector and to the
Study Visits of policy makers in the field of Education and Training.
Francesco Saverio Pavone got his Laurea
degree in Physics at the University of Florence in 1990. In 1997 he worked at
the "Ecole Normale Superieure" (ENS) of Paris with Prof. Claude
Cohen-Tannoudji (1997 Nobel price in Physics). In 2005 he became Full
Professor at the university of Florence. Pavone is authors of many
international papers and editor of international books. He has more than 100
invited talk and he is editors of international journals. He coordinates several
European projects; he is member of the Scientific Infrastructure Board of the
European Flagship Human Brain Project and he has organized several
international congresses. He won an Advanced Grant of European Research Council
(2016-2021). He has been Director of the European Laboratory for Non Linear
Spectroscopy in Florence (2013-2019). He is in the evaluation panel of the
European Research Council (PE3) and the DFG (Germany), fellow of SPIE, AIMBE
and OSA. Finally, Pavone is founder of the academic spin off company
Light4tech (ww.l4t.it) and author of several patents.
Massimo Pinca is currently double
bass professor and chairman of the strings department at the Conservatoire
populaire in Geneva. His activity as a performer ranges from early music on
period instruments to free improvisation, and is completed by his activity as
composer and researcher. He holds a Master in Law, a Master in Double bass
performance, a Master in double bass pedagogy. His main teacher has been
Alberto Bocini at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and in the Haute école de musique
de Genève. His discography, current projects and publications can be found on
the website www.massimopinca.ch
PhD in Pedagogy, Amalia Lavinia Rizzo is a lecturer in Inclusive Education at RomaTre
University, Department of Education and Department of Philosophy, Communication
and Performing Arts. She is a pianist and she is graduated in Music Education
and in DAMS. She specializes in support activities for children with
disabilities and in music-therapy. Her
own research focuses on the concept of inclusive music applied to the Italian
context of “full inclusion”, and identifying also a specific curricular
planning for lower secondary school based on inclusive music. Her study
activity takes into account the orientation of Evidence Based Education within
the special education field.
Mario Ruffini has dedicated his life as a
musician and scholar to the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Luigi
Dallapiccola, two composers who, throughout their lives, made music theie
primary means of social commitment. His published volumes on these composers have
become central to our understanding of their works: L'opera di Luigi
Ragionato (Milan, Suvini Zerboni,
2002); J.S. Bach. Lo specchio di Dio e il segreto dell'immagine
riflessa (Florence, Polistampa, 2012); Luigi Dallapiccola e le Arti
figurative (Venice, Marsilio, 2016). Ruffini’s
meetings with Laura Dallapiccola (thanks to whom he became permanent guest
conductor of the M.P. Musorgskji Opera and Ballet Theatre in St. Petersburg
from 1989 to 1995) and with Max Seidel (thanks to whom he became Head of the
Department of Music and Figurative Arts at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in
Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut from 2002 to 2018) were fundamentally important
to his career. In 2005-2010 Ruffini directed the newly created Carlo Prosperi
Fund at the "Bonsanti" Contemporary Archives of the Gabinetto
Vieusseux. Since 2010 he has frequently volunteered at the Sollicciano Prison,
where he has carried out countless musical activities for the inmates and
founded the "Luigi Dallapiccola" Music School for the children of
prison guards. He currently teaches at the "Luigi Cherubini"
Conservatory of Music and is president of the Luigi Dallapiccola Study Center.
Functionary at the Department of Education
and Training of the Ministry of Education
since 2007, Annalisa Spadolini is a member of the
National Committee for the practical learning of music for all students as
well as national
coordinator of the Technical Operational Unit of the same Committee.
a professional musician and instrumental teacher, she combines being a musician with being a
researcher and educator. She has organized and coordinated numerous national training
projects for in-service teachers on behalf of
the Ministry of Education.
During the 2016-2017 school year,
Spadolini was the national coordinator of the nation-wide pilot project "Music is
school" centered on workshops, research and training activities. She also coordinated the "National Forum for Music Education".
Annalisa Spadolini was part of the team that drafted the
Legislative Decree of April 13, 2017 n. 60 and contributed to the drafting of
the related decrees for its implementation. She
acts as general coordinator for the Ministry of
Education-CNAPM for the "Project Musica
a scuola" (Music at School),(www.musicascuola.indire.it). She is the creator and promoter of the network of learning centers for the promotion of musical and theatrical activities https://www.musicorte.org/ mission. In collaboration with Trinity College,
London and the University of Lancaster, Spadolini coordinates
a research project for an impact study on
international music certifications in Italian school system and a member of the Trinity College international panel of researchers.
Arthur van Dijk studied literature and
musicology. He has been general manager of the National Youth Orchestra of the
Netherlands and the Brabant Orchestra.
At present he is a
board member of Kunstloc Brabant, Cultuur Oost en Opera Zuid. Besides that he is
working on a biography of the Dutch composer Willem Pijper.
Pavel Vernikov, a
student of David Oistrach and S. Snitkowsky, gained a reputation as virtuoso
violinist more than twenty years ago. Among other prizes he won the
International ARD Violin Competition in Munich and the Grand Prix at the
International Violin Competition “Vittorio Gui” in Florence. He has appeared at
such prestigious venues as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall and
Kennedy Center in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, etc For the last 30 years he has been a member of
the Tchaikovsky Trio.
partners have included Sviatoslav Richter, James Galway, Maria Tipo, Natalia
Gutman, Yuri Bashmet, Elisso Virsaladze, Christian Zimmermann, etc. He teaches
and gives master classes around the world and has been invited to be member of
the jury in the most important international competitions such as Szigeti, Kreisler, Gui, ARD-Competition
in Munich, Sendai (Japan), Budapest, etc
Professor at the Konservatorium
Wien University and at the Haute
Ecole de Musique de Lausanne (Site de Sion), among
his many laureate students are people like Massimo Quarta (1. Prize Paganini
International Violin Competition, Genua), Fumiaki Miura (1. Prize Hannover
International Violin Competition), Lorenza Borrani (Leader of the Chamber
Orchestra of Europe).
In 2013 he was
appointed Artistic Director of the Sion Festival in Switzerland.
has recorded for RCA, Ondine and Dynamic.
He plays the Giovanni Battista Guadagnini
violin, Milano 1751, owned
by the family of Tibor Varga.
Andrea Zanettovich lives and works in Trieste (Italy).
a family of musicians, he also studied the piano and then took a different
path. He graduated in Medicine and then trained as a psychotherapist at the
Centro Studi in via Ariosto, in Milan, for almost twenty years.
with individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adults. In addition to
clinical activity, he dedicates himself to teaching and training.
professor of Dynamic Psychology at the Degree Course in Psychological Sciences and
Techniques of the University of Trieste.
Director of the Training and Research Center in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of
Trieste, He is the Director of the Trieste branch of the Ravenna School of
Specialization in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
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