• Albini Giovanni

    • Composition
  • Allegrini Alessio

    • Horn
  • Arosio Roberto

    • Piano accompaniment

    Graduated with maximum mark at the “G.Verdi” Conservatory in Milan with Professor Esposito, he took part from 1992 to 2000 to the study group “Ottorino Respighi” that is branch of the Cini Foundation in Venice, directed by Professor Bagnoli, and he improved himself.

    In 1990 he made his debut as solo in Milan (Sala Verdi), performing the Ravel’s “concert in sol” with the RAI Symphonic Orchestra of Milan directed by Vladimir Delman.
    From that moment he took concerts both as solo and chamber musician in Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, Portugal, Korea, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, USA, Canada and Egypt, performing with very important musicians such as Bruno Giuranna, Mario Ancilotti, Roger Bobo, Joseph Alessi, Martin Hacklemann, Allen Vizzuti, Philip Smith, Alain Trudel and Velvet M.Brown.
    He won a lot of international Chamber Music Contests: First Prize in the International Contest of Chamber Music in Trapani and Special Prize for the Romantic Sonata, Second Prize in Paris (UFAM), Second Prize at the Trio Contest in Trieste and C.A.I. Prize as Best European Duo, Tina Moroni Prize at the Contest “Vittorio Gui” in Florence, New Careers CIDIM (Rome) and Second Prize at V.Bucchi in Rome.

    From 1992 to 1996 he was member of the European Youth Orchestra (E.C.Y.O.). He taped for the magazines Amadeus, Sax Record, Rivo Alto, Ediclass, Rainbow and Cristal, and he taped for Rai radio (Rome), SSDRS in Zurich, Radio France, RNE Madrid, Deutschland Radio Berlin and BBC in London. He cooperated as piano player at the Guebwiller Contest (France), Vittorio Veneto and the international courses of the Chigiana Academy and the Trumpet Academy in Bremen (Germany). In 2005 he obtained the “Franco Gulli” International Prize of Chamber Music at the “Europa Musica” Association in Rome.
    He is piano player in the singing section of Prof. Luisa Castellani, in the violin section of Valery Gradov and in the viola section of Prof. Bruno Giuranna at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano.

  • Ashkenazy Vovka

    • Piano
    • Continuing Education

    Vovka Ashkenazy, who is of Russian and Icelandic parentage, was born in Moscow but spent most of his childhood in England and Iceland. At the age of six, he began having piano lessons with Roagnvaldur Sigurjonsson, one of Iceland's foremost piano tutors. Ten years later he went to England to study with Sulamita Aronovsky in Manchester at the Royal Northern College of Music. He also benefited from occasional study sessions with pianists such as Peter Frankl and Leon Fleisher.

    Vovka Ashkenazy made his debut in London at the Barbican Centre in 1983 with the London Symphony Orchestra under Richard Hickox, with whom he performed Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto.

    Since then, Vovka Ashkenazy's career has taken him all across Europe, and to Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the Americas. He has participated in the Marlboro Festival in Vermont, as well as the Edinburgh and Spoleto festivals. Orchestras he has appeared with include nearly all the major British orchestras as well as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Australian Chamber, and the Berlin Symphony Orchestras. Conductors he has worked with include his father, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Semyon Bychkov, Martin Fischer-Dieskau and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, at venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, the Sydney Opera House, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Royal Festival Hall, London.

    Vovka Ashkenazy is very active as a chamber musician and has recorded a CD of Italian music for clarinet and piano with Dimitri Ashkenazy, his brother, with whom he toured Japan in 1997, 2000 and 2002. He has also performed and recorded with his father, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and their recordings on DECCA include Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Rachmaninoff's Suite for Piano Four Hands, Schumann's Andante and Variations for Two Pianos, Two Cellos and Horn, and a 2009 release of a new CD with French music for two pianos. A second two-piano CD of Russian music is planned for summer 2011. Their two-piano concert activities in 2010 have included performances in Italy, Switzerland and Turkey, as well as two tours of the Far East. A tour of Japan and South Korea is planned for the autumn of 2011. Vovka Ashkenazy has also worked together with the Reykjavik Wind Quintet and has released a CD with them on the Chandos label. A second CD is due out this year.

    Alongside his concert activities, Vovka Ashkenazy also devotes his time to teaching and masterclasses. He has given master classes in Australia, Denmark, England, Greece, Guatemala, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the U.S. and he is also a member of the chamber music coaching staff at Pro Corda in the UK. He was Professor of Piano at the Conservatoire Gabriel Faure in Angouleme, France, from 1998 until 2007, when he moved to Switzerland.

    Vovka Ashkenazy has contributed, through performances, to several charitable causes, including Action for Children and Cystic Fibrosis Trust in the UK, Telethon in Switzerland, and the Bridges Peace Foundation in Cambodia and the Philippines. He was made Honorary Artistic Adviser of the Guangzhou Opera House in November 2010.

  • Balmelli Carlo

    • Trombone pedagogy
    • Lugano, Bellinzona, Mendrisio
  • Barberis Alberto

    • Electronic music, Technologies

    Versatile artist, Alberto Barberis is active as composer, electroacoustic performer, code artist, programmer, sound engineer and electronic music teacher. Since 2017 he has taught 'Electronic Music', 'Musical Technologies' and 'Live Electronics' at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana of Lugano (CH). As a guitarist, he obtained the Diploma and the Master Degree at the Conservatories of Turin and Brescia (IT) studying, among others, with Maurizio Colonna, Giorgio Mirto and Bruno Giuffredi. He studied also engineering and composition, stimulated by his interest for algorithmic composition, electronic and computer music, code-art and digital-art. At the Polytechnic University of Turin (IT) he graduated in Cinema and Media Engineering. After attending the courses of mathematician and composer Giovanni Albini he moved to Lugano (CH) where he graduated with full marks at the Master of Arts in Composition and Theory and then at the MAS (Master of Advanced Studies) in Composition at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana of Lugano (CH), under the guidance of Nadir Vassena, Giovanni Verrando and Sylviane Sapir. Since 2012 he is the Assistant Artistic Director of the highSCORE New Music Center, and he is part of the collective of musicians linked to FloatingForest Record, record label of improvisational and experimental music. Since 2019 he is the executive Producer of the Association for contemporary music OGGIMUSICA. Recently he has worked with several contemporary music ensembles including Ensemble Recherche (D), Eutopia Ensemble (IT), and has participated in international festivals such as La Biennale di Venezia (Biennale Musica) (IT), ElectroPark Festival (IT), Nachtstrom (CH), Art Test Fest (IT), Lugano Musica (CH), Lugano In Scena (CH), Maggio Elettrico (IT), AFEKT (ET), Teatri di Vetro (IT), Oceano Indiano (IT), Festival Aperto (IT). He performed in important theaters such as Teatro Goldoni (Venice, IT), Teatro Argentina (Rome, IT), Teatro LAC (Lugano, CH), Teatro della Tosse (Genoa, IT), Teatro Valli (Reggio Emilia, IT), Teatro dell'Opera di Lausanne (Lausanne, CH). He is the winner of the Werkjahr2017 of the Christoph Delz Foundation of Basel (CH), with a research project about the interaction between orchestral instruments and electronic devices, with which he created the show INVISIBLE THROUGH BACH, a concert-installation for resonant motorized metal plates, cello, live electronics and visual art. In parallel to his artistic activity he develops softwares for music creation and education, including tiascolto (ear-training), FRAMES (graphical spectral processor), EARME and Ormé (sound spatialization). In his creations he combines acoustic instruments, electronic instruments, digital art and programming with a personal "biological tension".

  • Bartelloni Leonardo

    • Piano accompaniment

    Leonardo Bartelloni was born in Camaiore (Lu) – Italy. 
    He gratuated from the “Luigi Boccherini” Musical Institute – Lucca with magna cum laudeand honor mention, under the direction of Rossana Bottai. 
    He continued his studies at the “Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento musicale” in Saluzzo (Cu) – Italy, where from 1989 to 1994 he taught piano and chamber music. 
    He won many National and International piano competitions, as a soloist as well as in different chamber music groups, like “Città di Stresa” (solo and four hands), the Italian Pianists Cup – Osimo, in 1982 and again in 1984, the Albenga Piano Competition, the First Absolute Prize in the 1985 “Muzio Clementi” Piano Competition – Florence. 
    He also won the First Prize at the “Ugo Conta” Competition in Mantova with violin duo, the special prize for duo at the Vittorio Veneto Competition and the second Prize with special mention at the “Vittorio Gui” International Competition – Florence, where he also won the public and critics prize.

    He regularly performs as a soloist and in chamber music groups, playing with musicians of international acclaim as Uto Ughi, Pierre Amoyal, Massimo Quarta, Mario Ancillotti, Cristiano Rossi, Andrea Griminelli and others. 
    He has been invited by important concert associations (Società dei Concerti - Milan, Amici della Musica - Florence, Musica Riva, Festival Pontino, Gstaad Festival) and he has performed in many tourneès in France, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland and Turkey. 
    In 1997 he performed a concert tour in the USA, playing in cities like New York, Boston, Philadelphia; after that he was invited by Cidim to play in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. 
    In 2000 he performed in South Korea and Japan, where in 2001 he was invited as a soloist and also with various chamber music groups. He has appeared on both radio stations and private and National Televisions. In addition, he has also recorded many CDs. He has performed Mozart and Chopin in concerts as a soloist with different orchestras.
    He is a Professor in many seminars and courses like Sermoneta and Musical Academy “Chigiana” in Siena.

  • Bellu Cristina

    • Cello pedagogy

    Cristina Bellu earned the Diploma in cello in Florence, Italy at the Conservatorio L. Cherubini, under S. Guadagni. She pursued her studiesin Chicago, USA, where she earned her Master Degree with K. Scholes. 
    She performed with conductors such as P. Boulez, D. Baremboim, Z. Mehta, and others all over the world in orchestras such as the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino…  Since the age of sixteen, she has been part of chamber music ensembles in classical, baroque and light classical repertoire. Since 2005 she is also active as a soloist with orchestra. Composers such as P. Morehead, G. Lawrence and H. Mertens have written music for her.

    Her main interest liesin the field of pedagogy. Since 1999 she holds the chair of cello professor at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départementale de Mulhouse (F). More recently she has also earned the position of professor of cello pedagogy at the Scuola universitaria di Musica of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano (CH).

    In Lugano, she is also currently starting a research program that centers on approaching cello learning and teaching with respect with the development of children. 
    Cristina is engaged in diffusing string pedagogy at European level.
    She is currently president of ESTA France and she represents ESTA International at the Council of Europe.

  • Benda François

    • Clarinet


    François Benda was born in Brazil, but his musical roots are in Europe. François Benda’s international career began in 1988, when he debuted as a clarinet soloist at Zurich’s prestigious concert venue Tonhalle and at the Victoria Hall in Geneva. In 1991 François Benda was awarded the Premio internationale per le Arti dello Spettaccolo in Rome.

    Today François Benda performs at all the important music venues (Berlin’s Philharmonie, the Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London, the Tonhalle in Zurich) and appears as clarinet soloist with all leading orchestras. François Benda regularly appears as a guest artist at music festivals such as the Pablo Casals Festival, the Berliner Festwochen, Styriarte, Musicades Lyon, and the Pentecost Concerts in Ittingen, Switzerland. He appears in chamber concert recitals with Heinz Holliger, Paul Badura-Skoda, Bruno Giuranna, Isabelle Faust, Josef Silverstein and Bruno Canino. He’s also a member of the Benda Musicians, the Weimar Soloists and the Variazioni Ensemble. His comprehensive discography (for ECM, Fono, Pantheon, EPU, Hänssler und Genuin) includes also the clarinet concertos by Nielsen, Debussy, Busoni, and Rossini and, most recently albums with the complete Schumann works and complete Brahms works. François Benda’s intensive study of recent instrument making developments led to the founding of the Clarinartis Company, in collaboration with instrument makers René Hagmann and Jochen Seggelke. His broad repertoar has been enriched in collaboration with contemporary composers Krzysztof Penderecki, Heinz Holliger, Elliott Carter, Luciano Berio, Georg Friedrich Haas, Wolfgang von Schweinitz and Bernhard Lang. In addition to his solo career, François Benda is one of the most highly sought after Professors of Clarinet. He teaches at the Hochschule für Musik der Stadt Basel and at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano.

  • Berman Pavel

    • Violin

    Pavel Berman attracted the international attention when he won the First Prize and Gold Medal at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in 1990.

    Pavel Berman was born in Moscow where he studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and in 1992 he moved on to study with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School in New York and with Isaac Stern.

    Berman has appeared as a soloist and/or conductor with such orchestras as Italian Virtuosi, Moscow Virtuosi, Mantua Chamber Orchestra, Haydn and Bolzano Orchestra, Toscanini Symphony of Parma, Verona Symphony Orchestra, Genoa Theatre Orchestra, Orchestra RAI of Turin, La Fenice Orchestra of Venice, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philarmonie Orchestra, Prague Symphony, Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Portuguese National Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Royal Philharmonic, Lisboa Theatre, Wurtembergische Philharmonie Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, the Berliner Symphoniker, Vilnius Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Beijing Philharmonic, etc.

    Pavel Berman has reached audiences at the Carnegie Hall in New York, Théâtre des Champs Elysées and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Herkulessaal in Munich, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Bunkakaikan in Tokyo, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and others.

    He founded the Kaunas Chamber Orchestra in Lithuania in 1998, which became Symphony Orchestra and was Musical Director of the “Kaunas Symphony Orchestra”.

    Berman has recorded for Koch International, Audiofon, Discover, Phoenix Classics and Dynamic.

    He teaches at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano and performs on the Antonio Stradivari violin, Cremona 1702 ‘ex David Oistrach’ lent to him by the Pro Canale Foundation, Milan.

  • Bohte Eva

    • Complementary piano, Piano accompaniment

    Born in Ljubljana (Slovenia), Eva Bohte began the study of piano with her mother, Martina Bohte, a much appreciated piano teacher in Slovenia.
    She then attended the high school of music in Ljubljana studying piano under the guidance of Andrej Jarc. After receiving the highest note in this diploma, she continued the study of piano, pedagogy and chamber music at the Music University in Lubljana with Dubravka Tomsic, an internationally known pianist, and Primoz Lorenz (of the Lorenz Trio), again graduating with the highest notes.
    Beginning very young, she participated in competitions, winning prizes and awards in both piano and chamber music.

    She attended International masterclasses with Eugen Indjic (Paris), Jakob Lateiner (Juilliard School, New York), Leonid Brumberg (Vienna) and Arbo Valdma (Cologne).
    She obtained a three-year-scholarship from the Slovenian Government to complete her studies in the concert class of Rudolf Buchbinder at the Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel. For the concert diploma that she obtained in 1998, she attended courses in piano chamber music and lieder accompanying with Gerard Wyss, lied classes with Kurt Widmer, piano accompaniment with Albert Guttumann (Menuhin Akademie Gstaadt), contemporary music with Jürg Henneberger and Jost Meier, interpretation technique on historic instruments with Rolf Mäser and chamber music with Ivan Monighetti.

    At the Music University in Basel, she accompanied for the voice class of Kurt Widmer and in the clarinet class of François Benda.

    Since 1999 at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana di Lugano, Eva Bohte teaches piano and collaborates as piano accompanist in the clarinet classes of François Benda and Milan Rericha.

    She also performed as soloist and in chamber music ensembles, participating in television and radio productions in Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Croatia and Switzerland. 

  • Bossaglia Francesco

    • Ensemble and orchestral activities
  • Bragetti Stefano

    • Recorder pedagogy, Recorder
  • Camenisch Raphael

    • Saxophone
  • Carlisi Lydia

    • Harmony, Theory
  • Castellani Luisa

    • Voice

    Luisa Castellani, soprano, is recognised and appreciated for the extreme flexibility of her voice. Her ability to combine passionate temperament, irony, and comedy guide her in her precision in musical deepening. This quality is also put into service in her didactic work by enhancing the personal characteristics of every student. 

    Many composers such as Kurtág, Ligeti, Morricone and Sciarrino have made her a primary interpreter. The composer Berio wanted Luisa to sing in his Calmo. Specifically for her, he composed the role of Ada in Outis.

    Luisa Castellani has sung chamber repertoire and has done opera roles, at the La Scala Theater, La Fenice Theater, Teatro Real in Madrid, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Barbican Center in London, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Philharmonie in Berlin, Opéra Bastille and Châtelet in Paris. She was also invited to Carnegie Hall in New York by Maurizio Pollini. Luisa has also performed with many important conductors including Berio, Boulez, Gelmetti, Sinopoli, Tate, Thielemann and with orchestras such as Filarmonica della Scala, London Sinfonietta, Radio France, and the Israel Symphony Orchestra.

    Luisa has also been invited by the Wien Modern, the Salzburg Festival, the Biennials of Helsinki, Venice and Berlin, from the Settembre Musica of Turin and the Automne Musical of Paris. She sang the Marteau sans Maître by Pierre Boulez with the Ensemble intercontemporain of Paris and the Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt. Luisa has collaborated with the Arditti Quartet, the Contrechamps group in Geneva, and with soloists such as Ballista, Canino, Gaslini and Lucchesini.

    Luisa has recorded more than 40 LPs and CDs with the most important record companies including Teldec and Deutsche Grammophon. Special mention should be made to the integral of Mozart's Lieder, the monograph on the cantatas of Telemann, the "Pierrot Lunaire" by Schoenberg with Sinopoli, "Sequenza III" by Berio and the "Symphony No. 3" by Gorecki.

    You can find more detailed information on partners and places, the discography, audio and video examples, on its website: www.luisacastellani.ch

  • Cattarossi Monica

    • Piano accompaniment

    Monica Cattarossi’s early musical training began in Treviso, her home town. She then studied piano at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory in Venice, completing her diploma with distinction.

    Master courses with Jacques Rouvier (Paris) and Konstantin Bogino (Portogruaro) rounded out her artistic development. After further study with Andrea Lucchesini in Florence, she received her soloist diploma from the Conservatorio Claudio Monteverdi in Cremona in 2010 (Summa cum laude). For her dissertation in Musicology in 2006 in Cremona she also received the highest rank.

    Monica Cattarossi early discovered her predilection for chamber music, and, in a wide-ranged concert activity as soloist, soloist with orchestra, chamber musician, she is a favoured partner of many distinguished artists. She performs since 2005 with the italian cellist Enrico Dindo and she is often invited to perform at festivals, e.g. the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Seoul, Radio France-Montpellier, Festival S. Riquier, Allegretto Albania, the Malta Arts Festival, the Kronberg Cello-Festival, the Asiago-Festival, the Festival delle Nazioni, Ohrid.

    She plays concerts nationally and internationally, having performed, for example, in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Kuhmo Hall in Seoul, Kitara Hall in Sapporo, Beethoven-Saal in Vienna, La Pergola in Florence, Hubertussaal in München, Sala Verdi in Milan; among her partners: Julius Berger, Rocco Filippini, Dora Schwarzberg, Jing Zhao.

    She enjoys associations with many orchestras, such as Sinfonica “G. Verdi” Orchestra and “Pomeriggi Musicali” in Milano.

    Apart from performing, Monica Cattarossi holds a teaching position at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano; she is visiting professor in chamber music at Federico Ghedini Conservatory in Cuneo.

    Numerous recordings and radio programs for RAI and for Radio France complete the list of her many achievements.

  • Cincera Andreas

    • Double bass, Double bass pedagogy

    Andreas Cincera began studying the double bass while, at the same time, studying the violoncello. (His initial stimulus was the opportunity to be able to participate at a premiere of a composition by the Swiss composer, Frank Martin.) Shortly thereafter he began his musical formation in the bass, continuing to post graduate studies with Gary Karr, Francesco Petracchi and Duncan McTier.
    Since then, he has completely dedicated his career as a musician and pedagogue to the development and promotion of a polyvalent double bass and to excellence in musical education: from the beginning through professional tuition.

    After a long period in the orchestras of the “Orchester der Oper Zürich” and “Tonhalle Orchester” and for 12 years as member of the ensemble for contemporary music, the Collegium Novum Zurich, he now performs as soloist and chamber musician together with outstanding and international partners. Beside the modern double bass he enjoys playing the violone in baroque and classical tuning. His versatility is also evidenced in theatre productions, in which he combines classical, contemporary and improvised music with stage-art and literature.
    Andreas Cincera has interests and enthusiasm in all significant aspects of teaching and learning music in its whole stylistic variety; he is involved in research inspired by these interests.
    He is a professor at the Scuola Universitaria di Musica della Svizzera italiana in Lugano as well as at the Konservatorium Klassik & Jazz in Zurich and is head of the Institute for Music and Pedagogy IMP.

  • Clerici Brunella

    • Children’s choir conducting

    Brunella Clerici carried out her musical studies at Milan’s “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory, graduating in Choral Music and Choral Conducting with M. Bernardino Streito, Composition with M. Niccolò Castiglioni, Piano with M. Vittorio De Col.

    In 1984 she completed her high school studies with a pedagogy degree at the Como’s “Istituto Magistrale T. Ciceri” (Institute of Teacher Training).

    From ’89 to ’95 she performed in concerts as a pianist as a part of her chamber music studies and interests.

    In her post-graduation studies of central importance were the seminars at the Z. Kodaly Academies of Kecskemét (Hu) and Cuneo; other relevant seminars on Choral Conducting held by professors J. Jùrgens, B. Streito, N. Conci.

    Since 2001 she teaches and conducts children Choirs at the “Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana”. Currently she conducts the children Choir “Clairière” and coordinates the choral activities as part of the music training program for children from 6 years onwards.

    She coordinates the music theory programs ‘Cantar Leggendo’ for children aged 6 to 11.

    Since 2003 she teaches the course ‘Didattica delle Voci Bianche’. The course is aimed at Music Education Teachers of the primary schools; it is also designed as a post-graduation course for music professional passionate in Children Choirs conducting. The program theoretical basis is enriched by several training sessions where the trainee have the chance to direct the “Clairière” choir of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana.

    In her teaching and conducting experience at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, Brunella Clerici could combine her passion for choral singing with the care for children pedagogy and education. The “Clairière” Choir and the preparatory courses have trained more than 300 children in choral singing. Currently the “Clairière” Choir has 46 singers.

  • Colli Federico

    • Piano

    Federico Colli, winner of first prize and the special prize "Madame Fukuda" at the Mozart International Piano Competition in Salzburg in 2011 and first prize with Gold Medal at The Leeds International Piano Competition in 2012. He has performed all over the world, on prestigious stages, with renowned orchestras and conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yuri Temirkanov, Juraj Valčuha, Fabio Luisi, Ion Marin, Thomas Søndergård, Ed Spanjaard, Vasily Petrenko, Jasper Kaspszyk, Sir Mark Elder, Dennis Russel Davies, Sakari Oramo, Clemens Schuldt, Case Scaglione, Alan Burybaiev, Riccardo Frizza.
    He is regularly invited to give masterclasses at prestigious schools and academies around the world.

  • Conenna Andrea

    • Piano pedagogy

    Andrea Conenna was born in Milano. In 1989 he graduated in pianoforte with highest marks.

    He then was guided by internationally recognized methodology teachers and concert performers such as Boris Petrushanski, Paul Badura Skoda and Bruno Canino. Under the guidance of Konstantin Bogino he studied three years at the Academy of Portogruaro and afterwards he received his Master of Arts in Music Performance with first class honours degree at the University of Music of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana under the guidance of Nora Doallo.
    He was awarded prizes in several competitions, both as a soloist and a chamber music performer.
    Since 1989 he has played with various chamber music groups, mainly as a soloist, both in Italy and abroad.
    He received his Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy with honours at the University of Music of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana under the guidance of Roberto Braccini, and then he obtained a four-year Diploma in Teaching Methodology, with highest marks, at the Conservatorio di Musica di Como.
    From 1991 to 2006 he tought "pianoforte principale" at the Scuola Comunale di Musica di Desio(Mi) where he also held the position of deputy Headmaster.
    Since 2006 he has been teaching pianoforte at the Music School of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana. Since 2009 he has been working also in the Pre-College Department.
    In May 2011 he became lecturer of pianoforte didactics at the University of Music.

  • Conti Andrea

    • Trombone

    Andrea Conti was student by Giulio Gabbiani e Giuseppe Mangione in the "G. Verdi" Music School in Prato, Italy. In the 1985, at the age of 18, he got the Trombone Diploma in the "P. Mascagni" Musical Institute in Livorno, like private student.

    Later, he studied with Vinko Globokar in the Fiesole Music School and with William Cramer, teacher in the Florida State University. He continued this experience with stages in Chicago and Masterclasses in Italy, Swiss and Germany, where he attended, in the others, Arnold Jacobs, Edward Kleinhammer, Charles Vernon, Frank Crisafulli, Rex Martin, Abbie Conant and Joseph Alessi.
    He won auditions (for limited time contract) in the Orchestra Sinfonica dell'Emilia Romagna "A. Toscanini", l'Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the European Community Youth Orchestra (1988); and competitions (for unlimited time contract) in the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli (where he was 1st Trombone from Februar 1987 to April 1988), the Teatro dell'Opera in Roma, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Teatro Comunale di Firenze " Maggio Musicale Fiorentino" (where he was 1st Trombone for more than 9 years), the Bavarian State Opera (where he was 1st Solo Trombone for six years) and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Roma, where he is 1st Trombone from June 2003.

    He played, as 1st Trombone, in many Orchestras, such as RAI (Italian Braodcasting) Orchestra of Napoli and RAI Orchestra of Roma, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia di Roma, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Leipzig Broadcasting Orchestra (Mittel Deutscher Rundfunk Sinfonie-Orchester), the "Solisti Veneti", the "Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester", the "Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala", the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Filarmonica Toscanini, the Orchestra de la Comunidad Valenciana (Bass Trumpet in the Wagner’s Ring with Z. Mehta in the 2009), playing with conductor like C. Abbado, L. Maazel, M. W. Chung, C. M. Giulini, Z. Mehta, G. Pretre, R. Muti, S. Bychkov, C. Scimone, W. Sawallisch, G. Sinopoli, A. Pappano.
    Andrea Conti performed several times the Nino Rota Trombone Concerto: with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell'Emilia Romagna "Arturo Toscanini" conducted by Julian Kovatchev, with the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese conducted by Marco Zuccarini, with the Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo conducted by Marc Tardue, with the Orquestra Nacional do Porto conducted by Marzio Conti. In the 2002 he recorded this piece for the english label Chandos, with I Virtuosi Italiani conducted by Marzio Conti.


  • Conti Giovanni

    • Gregorian chant
    • Continuing Education
  • De Gregorio Luca

    • Piano accompaniment

    He was born in Milan in 1964 and studied under Carlo Vidusso, Alberto Mozzati and Paolo Bordoni at the "G.Verdi" Conservatory in Milan, where he graduated with honors at eighteen. He took master classes with Maria Tipo at the Geneva Conservatory where he received the "Perfectionnement" and "Premier Prix de Virtuositè" diplomas in 1989. He also graduated in Composition at the Milan Conservatory under Renato Dionisi and Bruno Zanolini.

    At the age of fifteen he won the 2. prize at the Maria Canals Ars Nova International Piano Competition in Barcelona (Spain) and at sixteen made his debut performing the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto n.2 with the Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra at Sala Verdi in Milan.
    Later he performed for major societies in celebrated European musical centers (Como Autunno Musicale, Midem in Cannes, Ami in Milan, Lyceum in Florence, Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Salle Paderevsky in Lausanne, Liszt Hall in Budapest etc.) recording for Radios and Televisions in France (TV5, Radio France), Italy (Rai3), Switzerland (RTSI, RSR, DRS) and USA (Radio Konc).

    He has been a guest artist with prestigious orchestras such as Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Angelicum di Milano and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra. With the Maggio Musicale Orchestra he performed at the Teatro La Pergola in Florence at the Maggio Musicale Festival for the Mozart Bicentennial in 1991.
    In 1992 he made his debut in the USA at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts in Phoenix (Az) performing the Brahms Piano Concerto n.2 with the Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra where he was invited again during the 1993, 1996 and 2002 musical seasons playing Beethoven, Saint Saëns and Schumann Concertos.
    In addition to the solo activity, he is a celebrated chamber musician. He has performed with famous european musicians like Francesco De Angelis, Stefan Schilli, Rex Martin. With the flutists Bruno Grossi and Maxence Larrieu he has recorded, for Iris Suono, a live cd dedicated to the 19th century flute repertoire and with the trumpeter Francesco Tamiati he has recently recorded for Sky Classica Television.

    Since 1985 he has been Piano Professor in the Milano, Parma, Pesaro and Alessandria Conservatories. He is presently Piano Professor at the "A.Buzzolla" Conservatory in Adria (I) and teachs "Tecnica dell'accompagnamento e della collaborazione al Pianoforte" at the Istituto Musicale Pareggiato "G.Puccini" in Gallarate (I).
    Since 1993 he is piano accompanist at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano.

  • Delmastro Sergio

    • Clarinet pedagogy

    Sergio Delmastro began his piano studies at very early age and subsequently studied clarinet and singing at the conservatory of Turin and, privately, composition.
    For many years he was also. conductor of a polyphonic choir.

    He was a member as solo clarinet of the following orchestras: Radio Symphony Orchestra , Teatro Regio Opera Orchestra in Turin ; I Pomeriggi Musicali and Milano Classica in Milan ; Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra of the Elba International Festival; Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia.
    He played with important soloists as: Yury Bashmet, Antonio Ballista, Ilia Grubert, Omar Zoboli, Francois Leleux, Pascal Moraguès and in prestigious chamber ensembles like: I Solisti Veneti, the Trio Matisse, the Zagreb Quartet, the Prajak Quartet, Moscow Soloists, and the Clarinart Ensemble of Bern, city where he lived for several years.
    He has been many times a member of the jury in international competitions.
    He has recorded for: Nuova Era, Stradivarius, BMG Ricordi, and MGA of Paris.

    Since many years he has also been dedicated himself to the antique clarinet, collaborating with diverse ensembles of early music.
    Since thirty years he is professor of clarinet at several Italian Conservatoryes and, from 1994 ,at the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi”of Milan. Many of his old students are currently solo clarinet in important orchestras, or else teachers by musical institutions.
    In short time will be published a book of him about the improvisation on the clarinet.

  • Dindo Enrico

    • Cello

    Enrico Dindo  was born into a family of musicians. 
    At the age of six he began studying cello and afterwards graduated at the "G. Verdi"  Conservatoire of music in Turin. Later on, he perfected his studies with Egidio Roveda and with Antonio Janigro.
    In 1987, at the age of 22, he began performing as principal cellist in the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, for eleven years until 1998.
    In 1997 he won the First Prize at  "ROSTROPOVICH" Competition in Paris, the great Russian Maestro wrote about him: “he is a cellist of exceptional qualities, a complete artist and a formed musician, with an extraordinary sound which flows as a splendid Italian voice”.
    Since then, he began the soloist activity performing in many countries, with prestigious Orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philarmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre Nationale de France, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Filarmonica della Scala, the  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Orchestra of Sao Paulo, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Orchestra. He also performed with important Conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Aldo Ceccato, Gianandrea Noseda, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniele Gatti, Yuri Temirkanov, Paavo Jarvj, Valery Gergev, Riccardo Muti as well as Mstislav Rostropovich.

    He was guest in numerous Festivals and Concert halls of the whole world among which London (Wigmore Hall), Paris Evian, Montpellier, Santiago de Compostela, participating at the Budapest "Spring Festival", at the Settimane Musicali of Stresa, and at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, and he was invited at the Dubrovnik Festival and by Gidon Kremer at the Lockenhaus Festival.
    In May 2000 the Associazione Nazionale Italiana Critici Musicali (Italian National Association of Musical Critics) confers him the “Abbiati” Prize as the best soloist of the 1998/1999 Season. In August 2004 he was named overall winner of the Sixth International Web Concert Hall Competition, and in November 2005 the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azelio Ciampi awarded him the “Vittorio De Sica” Prize for the music.
    Among his recent engagements we remind  concerts with the Swedish Radio Orchestra in Stockholm, with the London Philharmonic and two European tour (2010 and 2013) with the Gewandhausorchester, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, with concerts in Leipzig, Luzern, Paris, London and Vienna.
    Among the authors that composed music dedicated to him there are Giulio Castagnoli (Concerto for Cello and double Orchestra), Carlo Boccadoro (L’Astrolabio del mare, for cello and piano and Asa Nisi Masa, for cello, two horns and strings), Carlo Galante (Luna in Acquario, for cello and ten instruments) and  Roberto Molinelli (Twin Legends, for cello and Strings, Crystalligence, for cello solo and Iconogramma for cello and orchestra).

    In 2014 he has been appointed Principal and Musical conductor at the Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra in Zagreb.

    Enrico Dindo records for  Decca and plays a Pietro Giacomo Rogeri cello of 1717 (ex Piatti), confided to him by the  Pro Canale Foundation.


  • Doallo Nora

    • Piano
  • Doçi Admir

    • Guitar pedagogy

    Admir Doçi is one of the most innovative guitarists of his generation. His interpretations are acclaimed for their virtuosity, their big dynamic range, the technical mastery and for their artistic maturity from the press all over the world. 
    Born in Tirana (Albania) 1982 he studied at the Zurich University of the Arts with Prof. Anders Miolin and won over ten awards at international competitions in Switzerland, Thailand and Liechtenstein (among others the first prize at the international guitar competition of Liechtenstein). He is artist of the Marguerite Meister Foundation, Hans Schaeuble Foundation Zurich, Friedl Wald Foundation Basel and Schweizerischer Tonkünstlerverein Association. Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein awarded him “for his virtuosity and artistry”.

    His busy concert schedule includes appearances at renowned festivals, such as Boswiler Sommer, Forum Gitarre Vienna, Guitar Symposium Iserlohn, Verona International Guitar Festival, Ohrid Summer Festival, as well as long term collaborations with mezzo soprano Leila Pfister, cellist Mattia Zappa and the Galatea Quartet. 
    As a soloist he has performed with well-known conductors such as Kai Bumann, Markus Bosch or Carlos Dominguez-Nieto with Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden, Ensemble of contemporary music Zürich, Albanian Radio-Symphony Orchestra, Neues Glarner Musikkollegium, Zuger Sinfonietta and Swiss Youth Symphonic Orchestra. 
    He already made his debut at prestigious concert halls such as Tonhalle Zurich and Victoria Hall Geneve. 

    Contemporary music plays a special role in his career, premiering more than 30 works dedicated to him from composers like Martin Derungs, Fabian Müller or Martin Schmid. His CD recordings with label Guild are played worldwide by renowned radios such as BBC Radio, Fine Arts Radio Missouri U.S.A., or RTE Ireland. 
    Since 2003 he is a highly demanded professor for master courses at international guitar festivals worldwide. 2008 - 2018 he was professor at Tirana University of the Arts (Albania), Cantonal Highschool of Kusnacht (Switzerland), Evangelic Highschool of Schiers (Switzerland), Music Faculty at the State University of Tetovo (Macedonia), etc. 2016 & 2017 he was guest lecturer at Zurich University f the Arts, Conservatoire "Les Deux Muses" Paris and at Insitute Superieur des Arts et des Actions Culturelles Abidjan (Ivory Coast). From 2018 he is appointed as a guest professor at Conservatorio Statale di Musica "Giuseppe Verdi" di Torino (Italy). He lives with his family in Italy.


  • D'Onofrio Sandro

    • Piano

    Sandro D’Onofrio is an Italian pianist among the most appreciated in the international music scene. Formed with Eke Mendez and Nora Doallo, students of the school of Vincenzo Scaramuzza in Buenos Aires. It is perfected later with Jakob Gimpel in Los Ángeles and Eduardo Vercelli in Geneva and again later with Aldo Ciccolini, Alexis Weissenberg and Maria Joao Pires. At the same time he became passionate about the chamber repertoire thanks to the meeting with Sándor Vegh and Alberto Lysy who invites him to collaborate with his comrade in the context of the foundation "Yehudi Menuhin" recognizing him great esteem artistic. He later studied with Bruno Giuranna and Riccardo Brengola attaining the chamber music diploma at the academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome.

    He has played as a soloist in various chamber formations in all of Europe, the United States, The Far East and Latin America by making numerous recordings on disks.

    He has been living for years in Lugano where he teaches at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana. He has an intense concert activity and holds several piano Master Classes.

    Since the spring of 2016 he performs in the theater with the Italian actor Giuseppe Cederna in the play "Mozart. Ritratto di un genio", inspired by the biography of Wolfgang Hildesheimer "Mozart".

    Sandro D’Onofrio has indeed dedicated a passionate and in depth study of the composer from Salzburg.

    His interpretation is constantly a great success with the public and critics.

  • Fagone Enrico

    • Double bass

    He graduated cum laude at the conservatory ‘Giuseppe Nicolini’ of Piacenza (Italy) with Mº Leonardo Colonna and completed his studies with internationally renowned masters including among others Franco Petracchi and Klaus Stoll (Berliner Philharmoniker).In addition, he complimented his studies in Composition with Jorge Bosso and in Orchestral Conducting at the "Claudio Abbado" school in Milan, and with Jorma Panula in Helsinki (Panula Academy). Fagone is often invited as a Conductor and soloist all over the world, by numerous orchestras such as Dallas Symphony, Mendelssohn Chamber   Orchestra Youth Strings-England, Napa Valley Symphony, I Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino,  Orchestra di  Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Chamber Orchestra of Rosario, National Orchestra of Paraguay, I Musici di Parma, Italian Ensemble-Teatro Bellini of Catania,  Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, I Virtuosi Italiani.
    Recently Maestro Fagone was invited to conduct an important Gala concert - “Premio Falstaff 2017“ with high audience acclaim at the Teatro Verdi in Busseto-Parma (Birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi) with prominent vocalists; Vladimir Stoyanov, Amarilli Nizza, and the Parma Opera-House Chorus. Performing the monumental repertoire of G. Verdi and G. Puccini.
    In addition, he has performed Symphonic works in the Ristori Theater in Verona with the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana. For his next International appearance; this upcoming April, Fagone will conduct the newly formed "Long Island Concert Orchestra" at the Patchogue Theatre in New York. Performing the works of Prokofiev.

    Before commencing his conducting career, he had the opportunity to perform for fifteen years Symphonic and Opera Repertoire as a  Principal Double bass of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and in some of the finest orchestras and theaters throughout the world. Such as the Orchestra-Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Parma Opera Theater, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Festival Strings Lucerne, Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia, Rome Opera Theater, NHK of Tokyo. In addition to this seasoned experience, he has made appearances with the most notable conductors of our time. Including, Lorin Mazeel, Myung-Whun Chung, Nello Santi, Christian Thielemann, Bernard Haitink, and Daniele Gatti. 

    He is also a respected educator. Currently, he maintains a large teaching studio at the Conservatory of Lugano in Switzerland. He regularly holds Courses and Master Classes worldwide in the most important institutions including; The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music (USA), Royal College of Music of  London (UK), IUNA of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Royal Danish Academy (Denmark), Toho Gakuen of Tokyo (Japan), and The Paris Conservatory CNSMDP. (France)

    Fagone is a staple performer in the most prestigious festivals worldwide, collaborating with Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mischa Maisky, Vadim Repin, Kathia, and Marielle Labèque and countless others. His recording portfolio is vast with appearances on record labels EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, and Warner.


  • Forti Olena

    • Piano accompaniment
  • Francesco Di Rosa

    • Oboe

    Chailed by public and critics alike as one of the finest oboists on the international scene, Francesco Di Rosa currently holds the position of Principal Oboe at the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
    Born in Montegranaro (Fermo) in 1967, he studied with Luciano Franca and Maurice Bourgue.
    From 1994 to 2008, he was Principal Oboe at the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala and the Filarmonica, under the direction of Riccardo Muti and Daniel Barenboim.
    He was awarded the second prize at the Zurich’s “Jugendmusik Wettbewerb 1988” oboe competition, and six other prizes in national chamber music competitions.
    He has played in many of the most prestigious concert halls and under the baton of many renowned conductors: Abbado, Giulini, Muti, Chailly, Gatti, Boulez, Barenboim, Sawallisch, Pretre, Pappano, Maazel, Metha, Gergiev, and Chung.
    As a soloist, he has played under the direction of Riccardo Muti, Myung-Whun Chung, Ton Koopman, and Antonio Pappano; as a chamber performer, he has worked with numerous important ensembles. He currently plays with Quintetto di Fiati Italiano and Cameristi di Santa Cecilia.
    As first oboe, he has been invited by such prestigious orchestra as Berliner Philharmoniker, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Mahler Chamber, Camerata Salzburg, Claudio Abbado’s Orchestra Mozart, Orchestre National de France, and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva.
    He has recorded much of the oboe repertoire for EMI, Thymallus, Bongiovanni, Preiser Records, Musicom, Real Sound, Tactus, Dad Records, Aulia, Brilliant, and the magazine Amadeus.
    He has served as Vice President of Filarmonica della Scala.
    Artistic Director of Amici della Musica di Montegranaro, he is also a founding member of the Musicians for Human Rights movement and of the Human Rights Orchestra.
    He has held master classes in leading Italian Conservatories in Germany, Spain, the United States, Japan, and Iran.
    He teaches oboe in the master courses at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia and at the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna.
    He’s a Buffet & Crampon artist. His instrument is a Buffet “Virtuose” oboe.



  • Fratelli Diego

    • Early music

    Diego Fratelli has edited collections of polyphonic music, both lay and sacred, by a number of Italian composers, publishing them with Rugginenti (Milan), Turris (Cremona) and for the Luca Marenzio International Festival. 

    Together with Paolo Portoghesi and others, he has also written a study of music and architecture in G.B.Vittone's seventeenth-century treatise, published for the "Centro Studi" in Grignasco. He has collaborated with specialized journals and with music publishers, such as Amadeus, Ars Musici, Glossa, as well as with opera theatres for the staging of eighteenth-century music pieces (Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona, Teatro Regio in Turin).
    For the last few years he has been lecturing in a number of institutions such as the Accademia Internazionale della Musica (formerly the Scuola Civica in Milan) and the music state schools in Brescia, Florence, Lecce, Lugano, Perugia; he has also lectured in the Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra in Milan, teaching Renaissance and baroque music theory and praxis, choral work on original sources, ensemble music, vocal counterpoint, history of early music.
    He has also presented a number of papers at the Fondazione Cini in Venice, and organized workshops for the Early Music International Summer School in Urbino, for the Costanzo Porta Choir in Cremona, and for the music state schools in Aosta, Turin, and Venice.

  • Ghiretti Rino

    • Tuba

    Rino Ghiretti, born in 1965 at Pieve di Cadore (Belluno) began his musical studies at nine years of age in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, continuing at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory of Music in Milan, Italy from 1979 to 1984 with M° Bruno Ferrari. He has played in many important orchestras such as the Berliner Philarmoniker, Teatro la Fenice di Venezia, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala di Milano, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI di Torino, Teatro Regio di Torino, Orchestra A. Toscanini di Parma, Orchestra Filarmonica Toscanini di Parma, Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana, Orchestra Symphonica Toscanini, Orchestra de „I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano“, Orchestra di Stato Cluj Romania, Orchestra della Suisse Romande di Ginevra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana di Lugano, Orchestra G. Cantelli di Milano ed Orchestra G. Verdi Milano, Orchestra Sinfonica di San Remo. He ha salso played with many well known conductors, such as R. Muti, C. Abbado, L. Maazel, D. Ziman, S. Rattle, G. Pretre, Z. Mehta, R. G. De Burgos, W. Sawallisch, Ghierghiev, G. Patanè, G. Bertini, A. Lombard, S. Baudo, R. Chailly, C. Kleiber, M. Rostropovic, and many others.

    He also has extensive experience in the fields of pop and jazz music, playing with well known singers such as Mina, Ray Charles, Max Roach, Dave Brubeck, Dianne Reeves, Maynard Ferguson. Furthermore he belongs to the Gruppo di Ottoni of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, to the Italian Quintetto di Ottoni and to the Italian Ensemble di Ottoni.

    He teaches in master classes such as the Big Brass Festival in Torino with famous teachers such as J. Gourly, A. Icov, F. Meels and M. Becquet.
    He presently teaches at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, Switzerland and the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory of Music in Torino, Italy. He performs regularly with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and the Symphonic Orchestra Toscanini.

  • Gotlibovich Yuval

    • Viola

    A native of Israel, his main teachers include Atar Arad and Anna Rasnovsky.
    Gotlibovich holds first prizes in National and International Competitions, among them: First Prize and the Fridolin Rusch award at the 8th “international Lionel Tertis Viola Competition”, first prize at the 2004 “Aviv” Competitions in Israel and the 2004 American “Fischoff” Chamber Music Competition as a member of Trio di Colore.

    Gotlibovich´s concert activities span through Europe, United States and Israel. He has played as soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble, Texas Festival Orchestra and the Ostrobothnian chamber orchestra . He Collaborated in Chamber Music with world renowned artists such as: Menachem Pressler, Marc Andre Haemlin, George Pludmahcer, Nubuko Imai, Janos Starker among others. His concerts can be heard worldwide on networks BBC in the U.K, CBC in Canada, IBA in Israel, FRA in France, Deutschlandfunk in Germany and NPR in the United States.
    He has appeared in recital in such venues as: Wigmore Hall in London, and the Kennedy Center in Washington.
    Live music for the 1919 movie ¨The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari¨ by Gotlibovich for viola and cello duo had been premiered in Festival ¨Are More¨ in Vigo, Spain, Last year and is future to be performed in the Haifa International Film Festival among various venues in Israel and abroad.

    He is a regular guest at festivals and summer courses such as Kuhmo in Finland, Roundtp in Texas, Giverny and Villefavard in France and the world viola congresses.
    An album titled “Chamber Music of Jean Francai”x, had been released lately on xxi productions, featuring a premiere recording of the original version of Rahpsodie for viola and piano (1946) and trio for Clarinet, viola and piano.
    He has worked with Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt, Ensemble Callisto in Chicago, ICTUS in Brussels, 216BCN in Barcelona and 21 in Israel; and with Composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki , Henri Deutilleux, György Kurtág and Sofia Gubaidulina. Composers Alexandre Eisenberg and Justin Merritt have written Concertos for the Viola that were dedicated and Premiered by Gotlibovich.
    Gotlibovich had been the youngest Professor on the faculty of Indiana University from 2004 to 2008. He is join the faculty of Escuela Sperior de Musica Reina Sofia as assistant Pofessor to Diemut Poppen and he is Professor in Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana - Scuola universitaria di Musica, Lugano.

  • Habela Marcin

    • Voice
  • Harsch Mauro

    • Piano


    Mauro Harsch was born in Lugano and completed his musical studies in Venice and Milan. He studied with, among others, C. Vitalini, N. Méndez and M. C. Salomon.

    His performances and recordings - distributed in Europe, Australia and the United States - have received unanimous acclaim from audiences and critics. His Mozart interpretations are particularly praised: "Harsch's Mozart intensely expresses the sense of beauty, that Mozart beauty which is actually much more complex than one can imagine" (Yukiko Kano, YTC, Japan); "In Mozart, his elegant pianism expresses both the happiness of a child and the profound talent of a wise man" (JRL, USA). "Every performer tries to translate his feelings and ideas into sounds, but only when these vibrations touch our souls - as in this case - do we find ourselves before a true artist" (N. Galantha, PianoForum).

    Since 1987, he has taught piano and chamber music at the University of Music of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana. Numerous of his students have distinguished themselves in international competitions and perform in concerts and teaching activities.

    He has recently signed an exclusive contract with Idagio and received important awards in the context of record productions dedicated to the work of Fryderyk Chopin.

    In 2012 he created Il Villaggio della Musica in Sobrio (Valle Leventina), an international meeting centre where students, young musicians and established artists work on research in the artistic and pedagogical fields through innovative projects. The Village hosts master classes, courses, competitions and the Sobrio Festival - dedicated to solo recitals and chamber music - which takes place from the beginning of July to mid-October. The initiative also extends the students' artistic activities in the field of audiovisual and multimedia communication. The beauty of the location, the quality of the events on offer and the uniqueness of the project continue to attract more and more young talents and artists of international calibre to Sobrio, including members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Here too, Mauro Harsch regularly holds master classes (www.sobriofestival.com).

    The director Cristian Tudor Jurgiu chose Mozart's Variations K. 265, performed by Mauro Harsch, as the soundtrack for the concluding part of the film 'Cainele japonez', which was presented and won awards at various international film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival, the Warsaw International Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art-Film Society in New York, the Cleveland International Film Festival, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

    Mauro Harsch is frequently invited as a jury member to various international piano competitions.



    Student Recitals: https://www.youtube.com/arsdeiproductions/videos

  • Kissóczy Mark

    • Contemporary repertorie ensemble conducting

    Marc Kissóczy was born in 1961 in Canada, the son of Swiss/Hungarian parents. He studied violin in Zurich and Bern (concert diploma with distinction) and conducting. He expanded his knowledge of conducting by attending the Pierre Monteux School in the USA and received further important influence from Gustav Meier in Tanglewood, Pierre Boulez and Sergiu Celibidache amongst others. In addition to his awards and fellowships during his time as a student Marc Kissóczy also achieved later success at national and international competitions, including the prestigious Geneva competition 'Ernest Ansermet' in 1994, he later became a member of the jury and president thereof.

    The list of those orchestras conducted by Marc Kissóczy include, in addition to the 'Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich', all the major Swiss symphony orchestras, the 'Orchestre National de Lyon', the 'Ensemble Intercontemporain Paris', the 'Orquestra Municipal do Sao Paulo', the Taipei Sinfonietta, the 'Orquestra Nacional do Porto', the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, the 'Radiosinfonieorchester Saarbrücken' and many other international orchestras.

    Marc Kissóczy has become well known as an operatic conductor, in connection with new year and children's concerts, with film soundtracks and in the advancement of contemporary music - he has premiered many works and his concerts have been broadcast in Europe, Asia and South America.

    In 1999 he received the highest cultural prize from the nation of Vietnam for his services to music and his efforts to revive the Vietnamese music scene.

    Marc Kissóczy is principal conductor of the 'Camerata Zürich' and lecturer for orchestral conducting at the 'Musikhochschule Zürich' (Zurich School of Music').

  • Klemm Silvia

    • Elementary Music Education
  • Kobrin Alexander

    • Piano
    • Continuing education

    Alexander Kobrin, currently Associate Professor at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY has extensive teaching experience having taught at other renowned institutions such as the Artist Faculty della Steinhardt School della New York University and the Schwob School of Music della Columbus. He is the winner of numerous first prizes in internationally renowned piano competitions, including first prize at the Van Cliburn International Competition in 2005 and first prize at the Busoni International Piano Competition in 1999; he is also winner of the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in 2003 and the Scottish International Piano Competition in 1998. He has performed in the most renowned concert halls and with several of the world's most famous orchestras.

  • Kölliker Mark

    • Choir
  • Kravtchenko Anna

    • Piano

    In 1992,Anna Kravtchenko was awarded first prize and prize of the public at the International “ Feruccio Busoni”piano competition (the first prize hadn’t been awarded in the five previous years).Harold C.Schonberg,who was a member of a jury writes in “The New York Times Magazine”:”Her radiant sound and poetical interpretations could sometimes reduce the audience to tears”.

    Anna has performed at some of Europe’s most important halls and events: Berlin Philarmonic Hall, Musikverein Big Hall in Vienna, Amsterdam Concertgebouw’s “Meesterpianisten serie” , Brescia e Bergamo Festival, Herkulessaal in Munich , Ruhr Klavier-Festival, la Salle Gaveau di Parigi, Tonhalle di Zurich, La Roque D'Antheron Festival , Wigmore Hall in London, Victoria Hall in Geneve, Festival “Piano Aux Jacobins” in Toulouse, Bergen Festival etc.She also toured Japan ,USA,Canada and South Africa.

    Anna has appeared as soloist with the Berlin Rias Symphony Orchestra,the RAI Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic,the Israel Chamber Orchestra,the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra,Die Deutsche Kammerphiharmonie Bremen,the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra,the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,the English Chamber Orchestra,the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra,the Noord Nederland Orchestra,the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra etc.

    Since 2006 she has released two CDs on the DECCA label with music of Chopin and Liszt.

    Her last DECCA CD of all-Liszt recital received highest raitings in all main Italian music magazines including Amadeus(5/5),Classic Voice (5/5 and CD of the month),Musica (5/5), Classic Voice (5/5 and best CD of the month).

    In 2010, Deutsche Grammophon has selected four incisions to insert them in the casket of Anna "Big Classic" and "Classic Gold" published in May 2010.

    Born in 1976,Anna began to study the piano at the age of five.She studied with Maestro Leonid Margarius at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale of Imola,Italy,where she was admitted “Ad Honorem”.

    Since 2013 she has been teaching at Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana.

  • Krylov Sergej

    • Violin

    Born in Moscow into a family of musicians, Sergej Krylov started studying the violin at the age of five and made his debut with orchestra at ten, performing in Russia, China, Finland and Germany.

    At a very young age he won First Prize at the International Competition “R. Lipizer” and, after studying with Salvatore Accardo, he was awarded First Prize at both the “A. Stradivari” Competition in Cremona and the prestigious “Fritz Kreisler” in Vienna. Following this he has developed a highly successful career, performing at the Berlin Philharmonie, Munich Philharmonie and Herkulessaal, Wien Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Théatre des Champs-Elysées and Auditorium de Radio France in Paris, Athens’ Megaron Centre, Brussels Bozar, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Teatro La Fenice in Venice and Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

    Sergej Krylov appears with some of the most prestigious orchestras in the world, such as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, English Chamber Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt, Camerata Academica Salzburg, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonie, Orchestra Verdi in Milan, Filarmonica Toscanini, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg and Copenhagen Philharmonic.

    Among the most important personalities with whom he has worked, his friendship with Mstislav Rostropovich marks a very significant moment in Krylov’s artistic life. They have performed together several times.

    Krylov also appears with many conductors: Yuri Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Andrey Boreyko, Nicola Luisotti, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Jurowski, Dmitri Kitajenko, Saulius Sondeckis, Zoltan Kocsis, Julian Kovatchev and Yuri Bashmet.

    He often works on chamber music projects playing alongside Yuri Bashmet, Itamar Golan, Lilya Zilberstein, Aleksandar Madzar, Yefim Bronfman, Denis Matsuev, Bruno Canino, Stefania Mormone, Mikhail Rudy, Maxim Vengerov, Misha Maisky, Nobuko Imai, the Belcea Quartet and Elina Garanca.

    Since 2009 he is Music Director of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra.

    His discography, in addition to the recent publication of the Paganini 24 Caprices, includes recordings for EMI, Melodya and Agorà.

    Sergej Krylov plays the Stradivari “Scotland University” (1734) from the Sau-Wing Lam Collection, Courtesy of “Fondazione A. Stradivari” in Cremona.

  • Kündig Thomas

    • Complementary guitar
  • Maffezzoli Gaja

    • Arrangement and composition for pedagogy
  • Maggiolini Tommaso

    • Flute pedagogy
  • Mahler Gaby

    • Music and movement
  • Meszaros Gabor

    • Bassoon

    The bassoonist and conductor Gabor Meszaros is professor at the University of Music of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano (Switzerland) and solo bassoon of the Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden.

    At 26 years of age, he won the position of principal bassoonist in the Balearic Symphonic Orchestra. He also performed in other symphony orchestras in Switzerland, Spain and Germany.

    Different national and international music competitions regularly invite him to be a member of the jury. Besides his teaching activities at the University of Music, he has held masterclasses in Italy, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, China, Korea and Switzerland.

    His students have won awards at national and international music competitions and are members of different orchestras.

    An important part of his activity at the University of Music includes concerts of the wind ensemble that he conducts and in which he transmits to the new generations his wide experience in chamber music.

    His CD Music for Bassoon and Piano – “France” was reviewed very positively by critics.

    He is Artistic Director of the international music Festival TICINO MUSICA which gathers every year over 300 artists from all over the world.




  • Micheli Lorenzo

    • Guitar

    Hailed by the musical critics as "virtuoso extraordinaire" (Nice Matin), "absolutely astonishing" (Fort Worth Star-Telegram), "prodigious talent" (Soundboard), Lorenzo Micheli, theorbist and guitarist, has taken up a busy concert career throughout the world since winning the first prize in some of the most prestigious guitar competitions (Gargnano, Alessandria, Guitar Foundation of America).

    He performs regularly - both as a soloist, in duo and with orchestra - in Europe and all over the US and Canada, as well as in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As a researcher and scholar, he has written articles and contributions for a number of music journals, including Il Fronimo and Guitar Forum. He has been performing worldwide in duo with Matteo Mela, as "SoloDuo", in such venues as New York's Carnegie Hall, Seoul's Sejong Hall and Vienna's Konzerthaus. Their guitar duo was welcomed by The Washington Post as "nothing less than rapturous", and The New York Concert Review wrote about their Carnegie Hall debut: "It is hard to say what left more of an impression: their remarkable blend, their sublime artistry or their impeccable technique. Do not miss a chance to hear them." His discography include the music of Dionisio Aguado, the Quartets, op. 19, by Francois de Fossa, the Sonatas by Ferdinand Rebay and a CD of Italian music of the 17th century for baroque guitar, archlute and theorbo (Stradivarius); the complete guitar Concertos by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Brilliant); a selection of guitar music by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, the complete works by Miguel Llobet and the Duos Concertants by Antoine de Lhoyer (Naxos); an anthology of chamber works by Mauro Giuliani (Amadeus), and two collections of 19th and 20th century masterpieces for two guitars (Noesis and Solaria, Pomegranate), as well as the album Morning in Iowa with David Knopfler and Castelnuovo-Tedesco's 24 Preludes and Fugues for two guitars (Solaria). For further info, please visit www.lorenzomicheli.com and www.soloduo.it.

  • Moccia Alessandro

    • Violin
  • Modesti Anna

    • Violin pedagogy, Viola pedagogy
  • Molardi Stefano

    • Harpsichord, Organ

    Born in Cremona 1970 graduated in organ, organ and harpsichord. In addition he took a degree (with maximum marks) in musicology at Cremona University submitting a thesis on Olivier Messiaen's La Nativité du Seigneur.

    He pursued his studies with Kooiman, Stembridge, Vogel and Tagliavini, supplementing this by taking master classes with M. Radulescu at the Hochschule für Musik of Vienna in Vienna between 1996 and 1999.

    He collaborated with Radulescu on the basso continuo) at the Acadèmie Bach in Porrentruy (Switzerland).

    He was awarded first prize at the International Organ Competition of Pasian di Prato (Udine), and at the Concorso Nazionale Città di Viterbo. He was also a prize-winner at several other national and international competitions, including Brugge (Belgium) and the prestigious Paul Hofhaimer of Innsbruck .

    He then completed his training in the field of ensemble music and conducting with Pierangelo Gelmini and Andrea Marcon.

    Both as soloist and continuo player, Molardi is an active performer and has concretized at major music festivals in Italy (Musica e Poesia in S. Maurizio, Teatro La Fenice, Venice) and other European countries (Amsterdam, Conzertgebow, Utrecht, Rotterdam, London Barbican Centre), as well as in the U.S.A. (Los Angeles Walt Disney Concert Hall, Boston Jordan Hall, New York Carnagie Hall), Brasil (Sala Sao Paulo).

    Molardi teaches organ, harpsichord and chamber music at the University of Music of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano (Schwitzerland). Masterclasses and conferences on Baroque Music in Schwitzerland, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Spain.

    Stefano Molardi has a full concert schedule, appearing at numerous national and international festivals, both in Italy and in other European countries, International Festival of Payerne (Switzerland); Wiener Orgelkonzerte (Austria); Europäische Orgelmusik Nürnberg, "C. Monteverdi" Cremona Festival, Treviso Festival, "Musica e Poesia in S, Maurizio", Milan, International Festival of Maastricht , Arnstadt, Gräfenhain, Magadino and other.

    2005-2013 Molardi, conducts the ensemble " I Virtuosi delle Muse”, devoted to the performance and the rediscovery of the vocal and the instrumental music, especially the Italian one of the 17th and 18th century, which he himself founded and with which he has toured important festivals of early music.

    As conductor he performed: the Opera Ademira of Lucchesi (Bibbiena, Italy December 2006), Mitridate of Porpora (Theatre of Valladolid, Spain, March 2007), Bach’s S. Matthew Passion and S. John’s Passion (S. Cristoforo’s church, Ferrara, April 2007), Magnificat (Ferrara, S. Giorgio church), Farnace and Giustino of Vivaldi (Vienna Theater an der Wien and Paris, Theatre Champs-Elysées) concerts in Bilbao, Vienna (Theater an der Wien), Oldenburg, Cremona (Festival Monteverdi), Rheingau, Nantes, Orléans, Munchen, Innsbruck, Paris, Schwetzingen, Montpellier, Venice, Miami, Istanbul and other.

    He has recorded for Christophorus, Tactus, Divox, Deutsch Grammophon. For his latest recordings, Molardi has obtained many positive reactions from music critics (Amadeus, Early Music) and important international awards (5 “diapasons” from the French journal, 5 stars Goldberg).

    He played in 2008 and 2009 in Lugano the complete organ works of C. Franck and F. Liszt.

    He recorded in 2013 the complete organ works of J. S. Bach, in 15 CDs for the label Brilliant-Classics, on historical organs in Germany

  • Monte de Fez Jorge

    • Horn
  • Murray Robert

    • Voice
  • Naboré William Grant

    • Piano
    • Continuing Education



    William Grant Naboré, a native of Roanoke, Virginia (USA), began his formal piano studies at the age of 8 with Kathleen Kelly Coxe, and two years later was accepted at the exclusive Hollins College as a special student of the noted musicologist Anne McClenney. At 17 he won a scholarship from the Italian government and continued his piano studies with Carlo Zecchi (a pupil of Busoni and Schnabel) at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He also studied with the eminent pianist and pedagogue Renata Borgatti. Later he was coached privately by Rudolf Serkin, George Szell and Alicia de Larrocha. He studied chamber music with Pierre Fournier in Geneva and won the Premier Prix de la Virtuosité and the Prix Paderewski from the Geneva Conservatory.

    For more than 20 years, in collaboration with the City of Geneva, he performed the complete chamber works of Brahms, Schumann, Dvorak, Beethoven and Schubert, plus the essential works of the French and Russian repertoire, with ensembles including the Amadeus, the Talich, the Gabrieli and the Brindisi Quartets. He was also active as a member of the Studio de Musique Contemporaine where he performed European premieres of several important American works. In 1988 he founded the Amadeus Festival on the outskirts of Geneva.

    Mr. Naboré has received critical recognition on the international concert circuit as Cultural Ambassador for the United States, and has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Munich Chamber Orchestra. His distinguished discography is broad and eclectic.

    An outstanding teacher of his instrument, William Grant Naboré; has formed some of the finest and most finished artists of the young generation. In 1993 he became founding director of the International Piano Foundation "Theo Lieven", and with Martha Argerich created the International Piano Academy Lake Como in 2002.

    The International Piano Foundation Theo Lieven was founded by the German Industrialist, Theo Lieven. In less than twenty years it has become one of the most respected musical institutions in the world. This is due to the extraordinary success of its students who have won an array of international competitions and awards and they are considered some of best young pianists of the young generation.The faculty is composed of outstanding pianist-pedagogues. This activity is now available at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana.


  • Narcisi Lello

    • Assistant class A. Oliva

    Diplomatosi con il massimo dei voti in Italia e in Svizzera, deve la sua formazione in particolare ai Maestri: A.Ragno, M.Ancillotti ed A.Oliva.
    Sin da giovane si dedica con passione all’insegnamento del flauto e della musica da camera, affiancando all’attività didattica una regolare attività concertistica in Italia e all’estero come solista e camerista. In tale ambito, ha collaborato con prime parti di orchestre e gruppi da camera tra i più importanti al mondo (Berliner Philharmoniker, La Scala, Santa Cecilia, Royal Concertgebow, Il Giardino Armonico ecc..).
    Nel 2011 ha vinto il concorso come docente di flauto al Pre-College del Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana e nel 2015 è stato scelto dal M°Andrea Oliva come suo assistente nei corsi Bachelor e Master.
    Dal 2017 collabora regolarmente con il Colibrì Ensemble in qualità di primo flauto e
    Nel 2020, il suo disco insieme al Furibondo String Trio per Da Vinci Classics dedicato ai quartetti concertanti di Fiorillo, ha ricevuto il prestigioso riconoscimento delle 5 Stelle dalla rivista specializzata MUSICA.
    Suona uno strumento artigianale Mateki 14K all gold unico al mondo, nato dalla collaborazione tra Edi Savoldi e gli artigiani della Mateki.


  • Oliva Andrea

    • Flute


    “Andrea Oliva is one of the best flute players of his generation, a shining star in the flute world”, as quoted by Sir James Galway.

    Andrea has been Principal Solo Flute with the Orchestra Nazionale dell’ Accademia di Santa Cecilia since 2003. Before that, he was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the Herbert von Karajan Academy, where he worked with prestigious conductors including, Claudio Abbado, Seiji Ozawa and Pierre Boulez.

    Aged 23, he was invited by the Berliner Philharmoniker as Guest Principal Flute, under the baton of Claudio Abbado, Bernard Haitink, Valery Gerghiev, Maris Jansons, and Lorin Maazel.

    Born in Modena in 1977, Andrea graduated from Conservatorio Vecchi-Tonelli in Modena-Carpi with full marks, under the mentorship of Gabriele Betti. He continued his studies with Claudio Montafia, Michele Marasco, Glauco Cambursano, Jean Claude Gérard, Michael Hasel, Andreas Blau, and Sir James Galway.

    Winner of several international flute competitions, Andrea was awarded First Prize at the Kobe International Flute Competition (2005) and Third Prize at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich (2004). Furthermore, he has given concerts at some of the most prestigious halls worldwide: Carnegie Hall - New York, the Tate Modern with HM Queen Elizabeth II in attendance, Wigmore Hall, Berliner Philharmonie, KKL Luzern, Palau de la Música de València, Hong Kong Academy, Bunka Kaikan Hall Tokyo, together with performances in Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Chile, Canada, Argentina and Cuba.

    Invited by Claudio Abbado, he worked with the Orchestra Mozart of Bologna and was a tutor at its academy. As a principal flute, Andrea regularly performs with Bayerische Rundfunk, Bamberger Symphoniker, NDR Hamburg, Human Rights Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. As a soloist he has performed numerous times with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, led by Christopher Hogwood, Myung-whun Chung and Antonio Pappano. In 2012 Andrea premiered in Rome, at the Concerto for Flute and Orchestra by French composer Marc-André Dalbavie, under the baton of Manfred Honeck.

    A passionate chamber musician, he is the founding member of Quintetto di fiati di S. Cecilia e Concertgebouw and I Cameristi di Santa Cecilia, with which he regularly gives concerts throughout Europe.

    In high demand as teacher and tutor, Andrea Oliva holds the title of professor at the University of Music at Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana (CSI Lugano). Since 2019, he has been a visiting professor at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. In Italy he tutors at Alto Perfezionamento I Fiati at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Conservatorio Vecchi-Tonelli in Modena-Carpi and at the Accademia pianistica in Imola. A devoted educator, Andrea conceived, and is Artistic Director of, the International Competition “Gabriele Betti” in Modena and the “Conrad Klemm” Competition in Lugano, both of which support talented young musicians with scholarships.

    Andrea boasts a rich discography, including the Bach Flute Sonatas with pianist Angela Hewitt on the “Hyperion” label, which gained him the prestigious Best Itunes 2013 PrizeAs a soloist, he has performed the Sonata da Concerto by Giorgio Federico Ghedini, conducted by Daniele Rustioni with Orchestra della Toscana and recorded by “Sony”. Additionally, Andrea records for “Decca”, “Aulicus Classics” and “Da Vinci Records”. His arrangements for flute and ensembles are published by “Da Vinci Edition”.

    Andrea Oliva’s concerts are broadcast globally on Stingray Classic and RAI 5 TV.


  • Palermo Carmine

    • Complementary piano
  • Piricò Matteo

    • Education sciences
  • Plano Roberto

    • Piano

    Roberto Plano, currently a permanent associate professor at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, USA, has extensive teaching experience, having taught at other prestigious institutions such as Boston University. Winner of first prizes in a number of internationally renowned competitions including first prize in the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 2001, winner of the American Prize in 2018, finalist in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2005, and graduate of the Honens Competition in 2003. He has performed in some of the world's most prestigious venues, also appearing as soloist with leading orchestras and great conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, James Conlon, Pinchas Zuckerman.

  • Pollini Lorenza

    • Harp

    Lorenza Pollini, born in Verona, Italy, graduated in 1983 from the Dall’Abaco Conservatory of Verona with a degree in Harp, having studied with Mirella Vita.

    In 1983, ’84, ’85 she attended Master Classes in France with Pierre Jamet, in 1984 with Giovanna Verda and in 1987 with Silvie Beltrando.
    In 1990 she received the Konzertreife Diplom from the Academy of Music of Basel, a student of Ursula Holliger.
    After winning first prizes at the "Città di Stresa" and "Città di Porcia" International Contests, she began her career specializing in chamber music and solo concerts.
    In 2001 Lorenza Pollini attended the Didactics of Harp Master Class with Gabriella Bosio. From 2001 to 2004 she attended the three-year experimental course of Baroque Harp at the Conservatory of Verona.

    She is active in the Celtic harp universe too, attending traditional Breton, Scottish and Irish music Master Classes with D. Bouchaud, Enrico Euron, Grainne Hambly, Catriona MacKay, Catherine Rhatigan and Paul Dooley.
    Lorenza has recorded many CDs as soloist and with different ensembles, often personally arranging the music.
    In 2008 she received a Masters Academic degree of Music Therapy from the Dall’Abaco Conservatory of Verona.
    As far as orchestral activity is concerned, she has been the first harpist with the Youth Orchestra of the European Countries, the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Michigan, the Orchestra Sinfonica of San Remo, the Angelicum of Milan, the Orchestra Filarmonica of Tirreno and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana. She is currently harpist with the Arena of Verona Orchestra (from 1986).
    After having taught at the Conservatories of Castelfranco Veneto and Brescia, since 1986 she teaches at the Conservatory of Southern Switzerland (CSI) of Lugano, Switzerland, a part of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.

  • Polo Asier

    • Cello

    Considered by the specialist music press as one of the most important cellists of his generation, Asier Polo has worked with many of the major international orchestras, such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionalle della RAI, Dresdner Philharmonie, Orchestre de Paris, BBC Philharmonic, Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Berliner Symphoniker, Orquesta Nacional de México, Orquesta Sinfónica de Sao Paulo, Louisiana Philharmonic, Spanish National Orchestra and the Basel Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of distinguished conductors such as John Axelrod, Pinchas Steinberg, Christian Badea, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Claus Peter Flor, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Günther Herbig, Juanjo Mena, Antoni Wit and Anne Manson.

    He is a regular guest at prestigious festivals, such as those held in Schleswig-Holstein, Nantes, Ohrid, Biennale di Venezia, Rome, Lisbon, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Morelia, Granada and the Quincena Musical in San Sebastián.

    He has appeared with great artists such as Silvia Marcovici, Nicolás Chumachenco, Sol Ga­betta, Maxim Rysanov, Isabelle van Keulen, Josep Colom, Eldar Nebolsin, Gerard Caussé, Cuarteto Janácek, Cuarte­to Casals and Alfredo Kraus, who in the last years of his career invited him to perform as soloist at his concerts, with engagements at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London, Tonhalle in Zurich and the prestigious Musikverein in Vienna, as well as a successful tour in the major concerts halls in Japan.

    He is devoted to contemporary music, especially from his native country. Always in demand to perform new compositions, he has a great interest in repertoire that is somewhat unknown by the general public (for example works by Tomás Marco and Carmelo Bernaola). Composers such as Gabriel Erkoreka, Jesús Torres, Luis de Pablo, Jesús Villa-Rojo, Fernando Velázquez and Antón García Abril have all dedicated their cello concertos to Asier Polo. He enjoys combining modern music with the great classical repertoire, covering everything from Bach’s Suites, classical and romantic concertos, to contemporary music such as Dutilleux, Cristobal Halffter and Sofia Gubaidulina.

    He has recorded 17 albums for major record labels such as NaxosClaves, RTVE, IBS Classical and Marco Polo, playing some of the major Spanish repertoire for cello, such as the concertos by Usandizaga, Rodrigo, Escudero, Marco, Bernaola and Rueda. Highlights include the nominated for the Gramophon Editor’s Choice Award CD dedicated to the work of the composer Sofía Gubaidulina (Et’cetera Records) and the recording of the “Ecos y Sombras” [Echoes and Shades] DVD dedicated to Cristóbal Halffter, performing his Cello Concerto Nº2 with the Spanish National Orchestra (Koala KPA 111), as well as Rachmaninov and C. Frank’s Sonatas with the pianist Marta Zabaleta and Brahms’ Cello Sonatas with the pianist Eldar Nebolsin (IBS Classical).

    Two new albums will soon been released with the Spanish National Orchestra, conducted by Juanjo Mena: Joaquín Rodrigo’s two cello concertos, “Concierto como un Divertimento” and “Concierto in modo Galante”, as well as Alberto Ginastera’s second Cello Concerto, Op.50 (1980).

    Asier Polo studied in Bilbao, Madrid, Cologne and Basel with Elisa Pascu, María Kliegel and Ivan Monighetti, and also received guidance from János Starker, Natalia Gutman and Mstislav Rostropovich in various masterclasses. He soon stood out as a promising young musician, winning the first prizes in Cello and Chamber Music at the National Young Musicians Competition in Spain.

    Asier Polo has been awarded numerous prizes, and amongst others, the “Ojo Crítico” by Radio Nacional de España (2002) and the Fundación CEOE Prize for Musical Interpretation (2004). In 2009 he was appointed “Ilustre de Bilbao” (Bilbao being his native city).

    He is regularly invited to be on the judging panel of international cello competitions, such as the Dotzauer Wettbewerb (Germany), Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition (México), Benedetto Mazzacurati Competition (Italy) and the Manhattan International Music Competition (New York). He also gives masterclasses in many countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil.

    Asier Polo plays a Francesco Ruggeri cello (Cremona, 1689) purchased in collaboration with the Fundación Banco Santander.

  • Pons Jordi

    • Clarinet a.i.

    Jordi Pons was born in Barcelona and started to play the clarinet from the age of ten. In 2000 he graduated from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Zaragoza, Spain. That same year he went to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2004 he graduated from the Academy and started a Masters course (Solisten Diplom) at the Musik Akademie der Stadt Basel, receiving lessons from renowned clarinettist François Benda.

    Jordi has been the recipient of several prizes and awards. He was the winner of the CIRIT Prize for Music and Research, Spain, the ‘Premio de Honor’ for Woodwind Solo Playing, Spain, the ‘Juventuts Musicals de Catalunya’ Prize, Spain, the ‘2002 Guinness Music in the Community Award’, and the ‘2004 Mortimer Development Award’, UK, and received 3rd Prize in the V International Clarinet Competition Città di Carlino, Italy. In 2006 he was also awarded a scholarship from the Department of Culture in Catalonia.

    As a soloist he has worked with many orchestras, performing, with great acclaim, the Mozart and Copland Concertos and, most recently, performing Nielsen’s Concerto with Basel Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland. In chamber music he has toured extensively, performing with players like Dame Felicity Lott, Vincent Lucas, Carlo Colombo, Felix Renggli, Emanuel Abbühl, Hartmut Rohde, Diego Chena, Nigel Clayton and the Pavão String Quartet. In 2008, he was invited to teach and perform at the ‘Pablo Casals International Music Festival’, France. In 2011 was invited to teach and perform at the MIMU Festival, in Uberlândia, Brazil.

    His orchestral experience includes renowned orchestras like the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, the Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Opera House of Barcelona) Spain & Camerata Bern, Switzerland and working with conductors like Sir Colin Davis, Kurt Masur, Bertrand de Villy, Keneth Kreisler, Sir Charles Mackerras, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Robert King, Trevor Pinnock, amongst others.

    Jordi has recorded an album with Camerata Bern, with Antje Weithaas and Alexander Lonquich, and is now working on a new project, which includes pieces for clarinet and electronics from composers Steve Reich, Luciano Berio and Pierre Boulez.

  • Quarta Massimo

    • Violin

    Born in 1965, Massimo Quarta began his musical studies at age of nine and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Honourable Mention from the "St.Cecilia" Conservatory in Rome as a student of Beatrice Antonioni. He subsequently studied with Salvatore Accardo, Pavel Vernikov, Ruggiero Ricci and Abram Stern.

    Winner of the most important Italian violin competitions ("Città di Vittorio Veneto 1986 - Concorso "Opera Prima Philips" 1989), in 1991 he won the first prize in the prestigious "Nicoló Paganini International Violin Competition" in Genoa (Italy).

    As a result of the extraordinary success achieved from this prize, he started an international career which has taken him to be invited to major concert societies, playing in Paris (Salle Pleyel, Théâtre du Châtelet), Munich (Philharmonie im Gasteig), Berlin (Philharmonie), Frankfurt(Alte Oper), Dusseldorf (Tonhalle), Tokyo (Metropolitan Art Space, Bunka Kaikan), Warsaw (Warsaw Philharmonic), Moscow (Great Hall of the Conservatory), Milan (Teatro alla Scala,Societá del Quartetto,Serate Musicali), Rome(Accademia di Santa Cecilia,RAI,Teatro dell'Opera), Firenze(Amici della Musica), Torino (Unione Musicale), Napoli (Teatro San Carlo), Bologna (Teatro Comunale), Cannes (Midem), Zagreb (Lisinski Hall).

    Firmly established soon as one of the most brilliant violinists of his generation, he also performed with the Radio Sinfonie Orchester Frankfurt, the Orchestra Sinfonica dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Tokyo Philarmonic Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Real Orchestra Sinfonica de Sevilla,the Budapest Symphony Orchestra,playing with conductors like Miun Wun Chung, Daniele Gatti, Daniel Harding, Daniel Oren, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Christian Thielemann.
    Guest of renowned festivals such as Stresa, Sarasota, Kuhmo, Spoleto, Berliner Festwochen, Bratislava, Kfar-Blum(Israel), Bodensee, Ravenna, Lyon, Naples, Sapporo, Potsdam, alongside his solo career Quarta has an intense chamber music activity, playing with musicians like Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Giuranna, Rocco Filippini, Franco Petracchi, Natalia Gutman, Joseph Silverstein, François Joël Thiollier, Patrick Gallois, Alfons Kontarsky, Karine Georgian, Robert Cohen.

    In 1992 he has been awarded of the International Prize "Foyer Des Artistes" and in January 1995 of the "Gino Tani International Prize for Arts and Spectacles".
    He is Professor at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana (Musikhochschule) in Lugano.
    Massimo Quarta recorded for Philips and has appeared several times on television.
    He has recorded for Dynamic a CD with music by N. Paganini, the "Four Seasons" by A. Vivaldi with the Moskow Chamber Orchestra for Delos has just concluded the recording of the 6 Niccolò Paganini Violin Concertos with the “Cannone”Guarneri del Gesú violin owned by the great Genovese virtuoso.

    He plays the "Marechal Bertier-ex von Vecsey" Antonio Stradivari from 1716.


  • Rebaudengo Andrea

    • Piano
    • Continuing Education

    Andrea Rebaudengo was born in Pesaro, Italy, in 1972. He is the winner of the International Piano Competition in Pescara (1998) and he was tributed the third prize at the Robert Schumann International Piano Competition in Zwickau in 2000. He took part into several Italian music seasons such as Serate Musicali in Milan, Unione Musicale in Turin; Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona, Amici della Musica in Verona, Amici della Musica in Ancona. As a soloist, he was invited by the Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, Philharmonic Orchestra in Zwickau, Philarmonic Orchestra in Pescara, Symphony Orchestra “G. Verdi” in Milan and Accademia Filarmonica Urbinate. He performed in Germany, U.S.A., Spain, England, Ireland, Poland, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Serbia, Emirates. He performs regularly with the ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi in contemporary music festivals and seasons (Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Rome; Settembre Musica, Turin; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; Biennale Musica, Venice; Skif Festival, St. Petersburg; Illkhom Festival, Tashkent). In duo with Cristina Zavalloni they performed in Rome, Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Aterforum Festival in Ferrara, Cheltenham Festival, Music Garden Festival in Warsaw and more. He graduated in Milan at the Conservatorio “Giuseppe Verdi” with Paolo Bordoni. He then attended master- classes in Salzburg with Andrzej Jasinski and Lazar Berman at the Accademia pianistica in Imola, Italy. He has just released a cd on piano solo, published by Bottega Discantica, with music by Stravinsky, Bartòk, Milhaud, De Falla.

  • Renggli Felix

    • Flute

    Felix Renggli was born in Basel/Switzerland and studied the flute with Gerhard Hildenbrand, Peter-Lukas Graf and Aurèle Nicolet. He gave up his chair as a solo flautist with the Symphony Orchestra of St. Gallen, to start a freelance career in the same position with several orchestras in Europe (Tonhalle Zürich, Festival Orchestra Lucerne, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe) and perform as soloist at several international festivals as in Paris, Bourges, Lucerne, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Lockenhaus etc. Working and playing regularly together with oboist, composer and conductor Heinz Holliger has deeply marked his musical career. He tours as soloist and member of different chamber music groups, such as for example the “Ensemble Contrechamps”/Geneva (music of the 20th century), the “Holliger-woodwind-quintet”, “Nova Stravaganza/Köln” (on baroque instruments), etc…, in Europe, Japan, China, Korea, Southamerica and USA, playing in prestigious halls like Merkin Hall/New York (Solorecital), Opera Bastille/Paris, Beethoven Hall/Tokio, Alte Oper/Frankfurt, etc. Felix Renggli has been awarded prizes at various international music competitions. He has recorded for the radio in different countries and appears on a growing number of compact discs, with the Ensemble Contrechamps, Heinz Holliger, the Arditti Quartett, the pianist Jan Schultsz and others. (Philips, Koch International, Accord, Stradivarius, Discover, Genuin Artist Consort) Renggli teaches a professional flute class at the Music Academy of Basel, having been nominated for this place as successor of P.-L. Graf., and gives regularly masterclasses in Europe (Int. Summercourses Montepulciano/Italy, Masterclasses Goslar/Germany), Japan (Int.summer academy of Musashino Music University Tokio) Australia and Southamerica (Argentina, Brasil ). His repertoire includes a wide range of music: from the 18th century, played on historical instruments (Nova Stravaganza/Köln), up to the avant garde of our time, having played first performances from many solo-and chamber-music works. (also with „Ensemble Contrechamps/Geneva). Since 1999 he is one of the three artistic directors of the new released concert serie in Switzerland, „Swiss Chamber Concerts”.

  • Ricciardo Natalino

    • Horn pedagogy
  • Rizzi Marco

    • Violin
  • Rossi Danilo

    • Viola

    Danilo Rossi graduated with full distinction in 1985 with and then completed and perfected his studies with Dino Asciolla, Piero Farulli and Yuri Bashmet. At only 20 years-old he was chosen by Riccardo Muti to fulfill the role of first viola solisoist of both the theatrical and philarmonic orchestras of la Scala, so becoming the youngest ever first violista in the history of this world-famous and prestigious Opera House.
    It is this role in which we still find him.

    Student of some of the most important viola masters (Merlini, Farulli, Asciolla, Bashmet) and getting his diploma with the highest grade (cum laude), Danilo Rossi shown his musical skills already when he was 16, when he won his first International Competition. At 20 he has been chosen to take the part of First Soloist Viola at the prestigious Teatro alla Scala di Milano, becoming the youngest musician of the whole history of the theatre to cover that position. Since that moment his career became an infinity of concerts, festivals, meetings and recitals that brought him all around the world.

    During his career as soloist he performed the whole viola repertoire guided by Riccardo Muti, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Riccardo Chailly, Gianandrea Noseda, Ottavio Dantone, Mung Wung Chung, Seji Ozava, Zubin Mehta, Mario Brunello, Lorin Maazel, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Adam Fischer, with some of the most prestigious orchestras of the world (Filarmonica della Scala, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, l’Orchestra d’Archi Italiana, Rai di Torino, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Regio di Torino, Suddeutchekammerorchester, Filarmonica di Mosca, Kioi Symphony Orchestra di Tokyo, I Solistidi Mosca, Filarmonica di Budapest, Orchestra dellla Svizzera Italiana di Lugano, etc.).

    During the last 30 years, covering the role of First Viola at the Teatro alla Scala, he collaborated with some of the best living orchestra conductors, like Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Carlos Kleiber, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Daniel Harding, Gustavo Dudamel, Leonard Bernstein and Daniele Gatti.

    Danilo Rossi has also been a practicing chamber musician. Indeed, he has been guest of some of the most relevant Festivals of Chamber Music (ST. Moritz, Cork, Asolo, Ravenna, I Suoni delle Dolomiti, Vicenza, Joliette, Nijny Novgorod, etc.), where he performed with some of the greatest musicians: Paul Tortelier, Jury Baschmet, Pier Narciso Masi, Bruno Canino, Giuliano Carmignola, Mario Brunello, Andrea Lucchesini, Tomas Brandis, Franco Gulli, il Quartetto Arditti, il Fine Arts Quartet, il Nuovo Quartetto Italiano.

    In 2018 Danilo Rossi will celebrate a 30-years collaboration with the pianist Stefano Bezziccheri. Together with him, Rossi played in the most important European concert halls, recording many CDs that cover completely the relevant repertoire for viola and piano.

    Numerous the radio a tv recordings that have seen Danilo Rossi performing, as well as the 40 CDs published. About this, in 2016 he has been dedicated of five episodes by the well-known radio broadcast RadioTreSuite, owned by RadioRai.


  • Rosso Fabrizio

    • Contemporary music, Score and sight reading
  • Sabbadini Gioacchino

    • Trumpet pedagogy

    From 1994 to 2007 he collaborate as first trumpet with the civic orchestra di fiati of the municipality of Milan with which he has been exhibited also as solo player with well-known directors like De Mej, Frank Battisti, Jan van der Roost etc.

    In 1999 he has been pointed out at the symphonic orchestra of Emilia Romagna’s "Arturo Toscanini" auditions with which he has collaborated in various productions in the course of year 2000.
    From 2001 he collaborate during the lyrical season with the orchestra dei Pomeriggi musicali of Milan.
    In 1998, 2002 and 2003 has has been recognized suitable at the Arena di Verona lyric agency’s auditions.
    He has been pointed out as first trumpet organized by the symphonic orchestra “G.Verdi” of Milan with which he collaborates from 2002 to 2007.

    From 2004 to 2007 he collaborates with the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana at the realization of the concerts’ cycle “musica del ‘900” orchestrated in collaboration with the RTSI.
    With his brass quintet “Milan brass” he exhibited in various Italian and Swiss reviews, among which it’s worth to be mentioned the participation to the prestigious one Festival Wien-Berlin (2003), the festival fiati of the conservatorio di Novara’s opening-day, and the registration of a CD for this year.
    He was trumpet teacher at the scuola civica musicale of Cerro Maggiore, the accademia “Puccini” of Legnano, the scuola musicale of Poschiavo until November 2007 and at the students’ philharmonic of Montagnola, Lurago D’Erba, Moltrasio, Giussano and Rovellasca.

    In 2007 he has been invited by Gabriele Cassone to hold a Master at the conservatorio di Novara. He has been member of the technical commission of the FE.BA.CO (federazione bande comasche). Since 1997 he has been the artistic director of the band of Lanzo d’Intelvi with which he participated at the contest “bande in pedana” in Porlezza in 1999 reaching the third place of the first category. Since 1998 he has been the artistic director of the corpo musicale “G.Verdi” of Rovellasca and since 2005 he has been director of the young band. Since Spetember 2002 he has been the artistic director of the Filarmonica Comunale di Poschiavo in Switzerland with which he got the first place of the third category at the Kantonales Musikfest in Scuol in 2007.

    From 2003 to 2007 he has been the artistic director of the corpo musicale “G.Verdi” of Anzano del Parco. Since 2004 he has been the artistic director of the corpo musicale “Collina d’oro musica” of Montagnola (TI-Switzerland).

  • Sahatci Klaidi

    • Violin

    Klaidi Sahatçi was born in Tirana and began his musical studies at the age of six in his home town in Liceu Artistik “Jordan Misja”.In 1992 he moved to Italy to enrich his musical knowledge and was admitted at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory in Milan. In 1994 he obtained the violin diploma with the highest grade cum laude and a mention of honour under the guidance of G. Maestri.

    He then continued studying with Salvatore Accardo at the W. Stauffer Academy in Cremona and afterwards with Boris Garlitzky in Lyon.

    Klaidi Sahatçi made his début-performance with the Orchestra Sinfonica della Radio Televisione Italiana in Milan with very successful results and this marked the beginning of a remarkable career.

    Klaidi Sahatci played as soloist with Tonhalle Orchester Zürich,Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Zürcher Kammer Orchester, I Virtuosi Italiani, Orquesta National de Chile,Cameristi della Scala and performed with conductors such as D.Zinman,A.Lombard, M.Tang,H.Griffiths,M.Nesterowitz.

    He has an intensive concert activity with chamber music ensembles. He played for many important seasons such as the Settimane Musicali in Lugano, Meisterzyclus Zürich, Stagione Concertistica al Teatro Grande di Brescia, Voyage d’hiver a Lyon, Kammermusik in Tonhalle Zürich, Società del Giardino, Società dei Concerti and Teatro alla Scala in Milan. He has performed chamber music with musicians of international fame such as B. Canino, R. Oleg, T. Grossenbacher, D. Sitkovetski, J. Rachlin, F. Say etc.

    In orchestral field has won several international competitions covering from 1995-2001 the position of Violon Solo of National Orchestra of Lyon, 2001-2004 Second Concert-Master of Italian Switzerland Orchestra , 2004-2007 First Concert-Master of Zürich Chamber Orchestra, 2007-2009 First Concert-Master of Teatro alla Scala Orchestra of Milan and Filarmonica della Scala of Milan, from 2009 is currently First Concert-Master of Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.

    He has recorded for Mezzo,CLC, France3 and TLM in France, Radio Rai in Italy, Drs, Rtsi in Switzerland and Gasparo Records in Usa.

    Klaidi Sahatçi plays a Antonio Stradivarius violin the “Wieniawsky“ of 1719 offered by Mercedes-Benz Zurich.


  • Sarti Matteo

    • Piano accompaniment

    Born in 1980, he graduated in piano at the Musical Institute "Pietro Mascagni" of Livorno with honors. While learning the solo repertoire began his chamber music studying with Maestro Riccardo Cecchetti (member of the Trio Intimae Voices). Numerous performances as soloist, also harpsichordist and chamber musician. He continued his training chamber with Maestro Alessandro Specchi. 

    Winner of the audition for the Italian Youth Orchestra in 2001, began his concert activity in Italy and abroad as soloist (Concertino premiere of Luis de Pablo for two pianos and string orchestra) in various chamber ensembles and orchestras OGI and Vincenzo Galilei under the direction of Gianandrea Noseda, Gabriele Ferro, Daniele Gatti, David Geringas recording for RAI radio and tv. Furthered his studies at the Academy of Musical Theatre Cinghio of Parma under the guidance of Maestro Alberto Miodini (member of Trio di Parma), recipient of Federal Scholarship for foreign artists, he obtained with honors diplomas in "Interpretation and Performance" under the guidance of Nora Doallo and "Piano Pedagogy" under the guidance of Roberto Braccini at Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana.

    Finally he  achieved Master of specialization as a soloist under the guidance of Nora Doallo concluding his career with the brilliant performance of the Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra by D. Shostakovich accompanied by the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana - OSI.

    From 2005 to 2006 he worked with the orchestra "Luigi Cherubini" directed by maestro Riccardo Muti playing in important addition to participating theaters went on tour that involved the same orchestra for the Ravenna Festival and the Arena in Pula in Croatia under the leadership of Directost Temirkanov and Muti. Also participates in the opening concert of the Italian Film Festival in Rome playing music of Nino Rota. 

    Since 2006 participated in the concert season of contemporary music "900 and present" for the RSI in collaboration with the Swiss Italian Conservatory of both ensembles and as soloist, performing the great Jazz Symphony of G. Antheil's Piano and Orchestra conducted by Maestro Giorgio Bernasconi. He participated in the Festival Argerich in Lugano as an accompanist of Ivry Gitlis Masterclass and was invited to participate in the Festival "Love The Piano" in collaboration with the International Piano Foundation "Theo Lieven" performing and participating in masterclasses with William Grant Naborè, John Perry and Peter Frankl.

    He's member and founder of Trio Degas which has been awarded by Prize "P. Fioretti" in Florence, distinguished itself in many International Competitions and Reviews, getting a large number of awards, as the 1st outright Prizes at: 5th Music Compet. "Riviera Etrusca", 5th European Chamber Music Competition "Vasto", 9th Chamber Competition "Rospigliosi", 12th Music Competition "Città di Grosseto".  At the 3rd International Piano & Chamber Music Competition "Città di Pesaro" in 2006 Trio Degas got the highest prize of the whole contest.  In 2009, it won the 3rd prize (no 1st) at "G. Bergamo Classic Music Awards 2009 "in Lugano (Switzerland). 

    In 2010 the Trio Degas gained the 1st Prize at the International Competition "Marco Fiorindo" in Turin and the 2nd Prize (no 1st) at International Competition "Città di Assisi". In October 2011 comes the victory of two awards at the International Chamber Music Competition "Luigi Nono" of Venaria (To), 2nd Prize and Special Prize "Twentieth Century", concerning the performance of the Nino Rota's Clarinet Trio. In June 2012, finally, the trio Gained the 3rd prize at the International Competition "Gaetano Zinetti" in Sanguinetto (VR).

    He is currently Artistic Director of Scuola Musicando in Lugano and piano accompanist and professor at Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana.

  • Schüssler Frank

    • Saxofone pedagogy
    • Assistant class R. Camenisch

    Frank Schüssler, born in September 1968 received his classical training in saxophone playing from Iwan Roth. 

    Having received his soloist diploma from the Basel academy of music, he went on to receive prizes at the German federal ‘Jugend musiziert’ competition, the ‘Concours international de musique de chambre’ at Ilzach, and the ‘Prix public’ at the Saint-nom-la-Bretech competition.

  • Skorski Leslaw

    • Accordion



    Leslaw Skorski was born in Poland and studied accordion with Lech Puchnowski at the F. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, where he graduated in 1984.

    He has given concerts in Poland and Switzerland. Since 1989 he has been teaching the accordion class at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana.

    From his class came out several accordionists who awarded prizes in important competitions and have brilliant concert careers.

    He was invited to be jury member in several accordion competitions.

  • Strobel Kai

    • Percussion

    Kai Strobel is 1st place winner and recipient of the audience award at the 68th ARD Music Competition 2019.
    As a soloist, the 1992 born percussionist has performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck, the Tonkünstler Orchester Niederösterreich, the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra, the Asko| Schönberg Orchestra Amsterdam, the Musicum Collegium Basel and the St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra, among others.
    He is a scholarship recipient of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and the German Music Competition, and an honoree of the Mozarteum International Summer Academy.
    Since 2022 Kai Strobel got appointed Professor at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano and is the International Visiting Tutor at the RNCM Manchester. As a lecturer Kai is regularly invited for Masterclasses such as Eastman School of Music (Rochester), University für Music und Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (Leipzig), Mt San Antonio College (Los Angeles), Leeds Conservatoire (Leeds) und Royal Northern College of Music in (Manchester). Furthermore together with his chamber music partner and brother Marc Strobel he initialized the Boum-Percussion Academy, a Music Workshop for young students from all around the world, which takes place since 2021 every year in the Region of their Hometown Stuttgart/ Germany.
    Being endorsed by companies like ADAMS Musical Instruments, Zultan Cymbals and Meinl Percussion, Kai also does research on innovations in percussion instruments.
    In the newly founded ensemble including percussion, bandoneon and piano, Kai puts his instrument in a innovative chamber music focus. Especially in the rhythmic structure and the powerful character of the Tango Nuevo, Kai saw many parallels and fitting parameters for an innovative continuing of the Genre while at the same time valuing the music’s rules and norms.

  • Tamayo Arturo

    • Contemporary repertorie ensemble conducting
    • Continuing Education

    Arturo Tamayo studied music at the Conservatoire of Madrid, his home town. He simultaneously studied law at Universidad Complutense, although he ultimately left his law studies to devote himself completely to music. He graduated in composition with honours degree. He studied conducting with Pierre Boulez in Basel, Francis Travis in Freiburg and Witold Rowicki in Vienna. He also did postgraduate studies in composition with Wolfgang Fortner and Klaus Huber in the Musikhochschule in Freiburg. At this school he also obtained his Diploma in Orchestral Conducting with the highest grades. 1979/1998: Proffesor of XXth Century Music Interpretation in the Musikhoschule of Freiburg.

    As a guest conductor, he has performed at the most prestigious Music Festivals in Europe, including the Salzburg Festival, the Luzern Festival, the Wien Modern Festival, the London Proms, the Venice Biennale, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Holland Festival, the Autumn Festival in Paris, the Berliner Musikbiennale, the Kölner Trienale, the Steyrischer Herbst, the Autumn Festival in Warsaw, the Wiener Festwochen, or the Donaueschingen Festival.

    Throughout his career he has premiered numerous works of major composers, such as John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Giacinto Scelsi, Klaus Huber, José Luis de Delás, Brian Ferneyhough, Wolfgang Rihm, Maurice Ohana, Sylvano Bussotti, Niccolò Castiglioni, Luis de Pablo, Gonzalo de Olavide, Giacomo Manzoni, Philippe Manoury, and he has often collaborated with the leading composers of our time, such as Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Olivier Messiaen, Goffredo Petrassi, Luigi Nono, Witold Lutoslawski, Morton Feldmann, Helmut Lachenmann, Salvatore Sciarrino, etc..

    As an opera conductor, Arturo Tamayo has also appeared in numerous opera houses, such as the Deutsche Oper in Berlin (with Tutuguri and Jakob Lenz, by Wolfgang Rihm; The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, and Mendelssohn-Spoerli’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream), the Wiener Staatsoper (with Mauricio Kagel’s Tantz-Schul; The Three-Cornered Hat by Manuel de Falla; The Rite of Spring, by Igor Stravinsky), Covent Garden (Peter Grimes  by Benjamin Britten), the Paris Opera (first performance of La Celestina by de Maurice Ohana), the Champs Elysées Hall in Paris (I Capuletti ed i Montecchi by Bellini), the Opera Comique in Paris (La Favorite by Donizetti), Teatro La Fenice in Venice (108 by John Cage and Merce Cunningham), the Rome Opera (Tieste by Sylvano Bussotti), the Teatro Lirico de Cagliari (Britten’s The Turn of the Screw), the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania (Weber’s Der Freischütz), the Teatro Real in Madrid (Henze’s The Bassarids), Graz Opera House (Doktor Faustus by Busoni, Moses und Aron  by Schoenberg and La Bohème  by Puccini), Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid (Alban Berg’s Lulú; Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin; Verdi’s Stiffelio, featuring Plácido Domingo in the title role), Basel Opera House (premiere of Schwarzerde  by Klaus Huber. Next season he will be conducting Erwartung  by Arnold Schoenberg and La Voix Humaine by Francis Poulenc with Jessie Norman at the Sadler Wells Hall in London and the Tokyo Opera House.

    Among the orchestras he regularly works with, we could mention Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Radio Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Radio Symphonie Orchester Frankfurt, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Rundfunk-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin WDR Orchester Köln, Rundfunk Symphonieorchester Stuttgart, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Wien, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Philharmonia Orchestra in London, Orchestre Nationale de France, Orchestre de l’Opera de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre Nationale de l’Île de France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestre de Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Basler Symphonie Orchester, Orchestra Nazionale della RAI di Torino, Orchestra dell Accademia Santa Cecilia di Roma, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra dell’Opera di Roma, Orquesta del Teatro La Fenice, The Hague Residence Orchestra, Hilversum Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de Belgique, Orchestre Philharmonique de Anvers, Prager Symphonieorchester, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Argentina, Philarmonisches Orchester Oslo, Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra in Lisbon, Portuguese National Orchestra and the vast majority of Spanish orchestral ensembles.

    His work in the field of recording is also plentiful and varied. We could mention, among his latest CDs, the three volume set with Maurice Ohana’s works for orchestra, which has deserved 16 international awards, the monograph recordings of the orchestral works of Goffredo Petrassi and Franco Donatoni. He is currently working on the recording of Iannis Xenakis’s works for orchestra (the three first CDs of this project have already been released, having obtained numerous international awards). He also recorded a monograph CD featuring the works of Franco Donatoni with the Hilversum Radio Symphony Orchestra, which was equally received with international awards. In the near future he will be recording a monograph with the works of Klaus Huber and the Concerti per Orchestraby Goffredo Petrassi with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra.

    He is a permanent member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Granada (Royal Academy for the Fine Arts), and he lectures in orchestral conducting at the Cursos de Especialización Musical (Advanced Music Courses) at the Aula de Música (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares [Madrid]). He was given the Spanish Premio Nacional de Interpretación (National Performance Award) in 2002.

    Selection of composers from the XXth. century that have been performed by Arturo Tamayo:
    Gilbert Amy, Jean Barraqué, Richard Barrett, Francis Bayer, Georges Benjamin, Luciano Berio, Harrison Birtwhistle, André Boucourechliev, Pierre Boulez, Luc Breways, Earle Brown, Francis Burt, Sylvano Bussotti, John Cage, Elliot Carter, Niccoló Castiglioni, Friedrich Cerha, Agustí Charles, Luigi Dallapiccola, José Luis de Delás, Luis de Pablo, Edison Denisov, James Dillon, Franco Donatoni, Pascal Dusapin, Henri Dutilleux, Jean Claude Eloy, Francisco Escudero, Franco Evangelisti, Ivan Fedele, Morton Feldman, Philippe Fénélon, Brian Ferneyhough, Wolfgang Fortner, José García Román, Roberto Gerhard, Gerardo Gombau, Francisco Guerrero, Joan Guinjoan, Gérard Grisey, Georg Friedrich Haas, Jonathan Harvey, Philippe Hersant, Hans Werner Henze, Manuel Hidalgo, York Höller, Heinz Holliger, Klaus Huber, Félix Ibarrondo, Michael Jarrell, Helmut Lachenmann, Mauricio Kagel, Milko Kelemen, Rudolf Kelterborn, Tristan Keuris, Barbara Kolb, György Kurtag, André Laporte, Ton de Leeuw, György Ligeti, Magnus Lindberg, Witold Lutoslawski, George Lopez, Bruno Maderna, Mesias Maiguasca, Ivo Malec, Philippe Manoury, Giacomo Manzoni, Yoritsuné Matsudaira, Olivier Messiaen, Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny, Isabel Mundry, Tristan Murail, Luigi Nono, Christian Ofenbauer, Gonzalo de Olavide, Mauricio Ohana, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Juan Carlos Paz, Goffredo Petrassi, Henri Pousseur, Roman Haubenstock Ramati, Enrique Raxach, Steve Reich, Michèle Reverdy, Wolfgang Rihm, Uros Rojko, Kaja Saariaho, Giacinto Scelsi, Salvatore Sciarrino, Matthias Spahlinger, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Robert Suter, Isang Yun, Iannis Xenakis, Bernd Aloys Zimmermann.


  • Tamiati Francesco

    • Trumpet
  • Teqja Redjan

    • Piano
  • Thouand Fabien

    • Oboe
  • Tomasoni Omar

    • Trumpet

    Omar Tomasoni graduated with honours from the conservatory of Brescia, where he quickly established a career as principal trumpeter with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, the Janáček Festival Orchestra and – from 2004 to 2008 – the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the direction of Zubin Mehta. Tomasoni has worked as a substitute with the Concertgebouworkest, the Mozart Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. In 2008, he was appointed principal trumpeter with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, led by Sir Antonio Pappano.

    Since August 2013 Omar Tomasoni is principal trumpet player with the Concertgebouworkest.

    He was awarded the Bronze Medal of the Italian Republic in 2003 for his achievements as an active member of the European Union Youth Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Tomasoni is a member and co-founder of the eclectic wind quintet Italian Wonderbrass.

    Omar Tomasoni has a C trumpet, built by Gerd Dowids, on loan from the Foundation Concertgebouworkest. This instrument is a gift from the Freundeskreis Schweiz, the Swiss Circle of Friends of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. He also plays on a Flügelhorn, which was financed by the Els Mosler Fund, a Named Fund.

  • Trini Monica

    • Voice, Voice pedagogy

    Monica Trini approached the music since she was a joung girl, studying piano until she reached the “Corso Superiore” (upper level). After the Istituto Magistrale diploma, she began studying singing at the Conservatorio (Academy of Music) G. Verdi in Milan getting a diploma while still very young. In the meantime she took part  in the performances of Aida, Turandot, Tannhauser, I Lombardi and Requiem by Verdi  with the Teatro alla Scala, joining in the tournées in Vancouver (1986), Berlino (1987), Mosca and Saint Petersburg (1989) under the direction of L. Maazel, G. Gavazzeni, N. Santi, G.Kuhn, C. Abbado and  R.Muti. After winning the “Student Prize” of the “Concorso Verdiano di Busseto” (a music contest for students), she improved herself with Carlo Bergonzi, interpreting, at the end of the course, the role of  Mimì at the teather of Busseto. She attended the Academy of Montegridolfo directed  by Gustav Kuhn and the Specialization Courses conducted by Hildegard Roetger and Hilde Zadec. Furthermore, she also achieved the Certificate of Music Pedagogy and the  Singing Specialization Diploma at the “Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana” studying with the Soprano Karin Ott.

    She took part to the Madama Butterfly at the Opera in Rome directed by Daniel Oren; to Aida at the Point Teather in Dublin (CD Naxsos) and to Nabucco at the Festival of Avenches with Rico Saccani;  for the Attavanti Festival (Maggiore Lake)  she sang  Zanetto by Mascagni.
    She also performed in recitals, at the Teatro delle Erbe in Milan, for the “Società dei Concerti”, interpreting arias by Vivaldi, Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Verdi; moreover she was also at   the Teatro Greco in Milan, at the Museum of Teatro alla Scala for the “Amici del Loggione” (“the Gallery Friends)  with musics by Rossini and the “Duetti Buffi” by Padre Martini in “first performance”;  Then at the Teather in Siena, at the Teather Regina in Cattolica, at the Teather in Carpi with Michele Pertusi. At the Teatro Studio of  Milan, for the two evening performances of Giorgio Strehler dedicated to the Reading of Wilhem Meister by Goethe, she sang the Lieder Mignon by Schubert and, still in Milan, during  the litterary award “A.D.O.N.A.I.” won by the poetress Alda Merini, she sang pieces of  H. Pousseur, E. Morricone, Donati and G. Manzoni as a “solo voice”.

    She cooperated  with pianists as Roberto Negri, Walter Baracchi, Raimondo Campisi, with the guitarist Nicola Oteri, with harpist Anna Loro.  
    With “Loie Fuller Ensemble” at Palazzo Malvezzi in Bologna, and at the Teatro Ebe Stignani in Imola, she interpreted pieces of Debussy (Chansons de Bilitis) and Ravel (Les Chansons Madecasses). With Orchestra Nuova Cameristica conducted by A. Monetti, she opened the Lago d’Orta Festival with “Les Illuminations”  of Britten and, the following year, at Villa Tallone (Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli studying residence) she performed songs of Tosti, Debussy, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Ravel and Turina. With the Varese Orchestra and Europae Cantores Choir  , directed by Jeffrey George, she performed the Fauré Requiem, the Paukenmesse and  the Missa Brevis in Sib Maggiore by Haydn. With the Milan “Orchestra Nuova Cameristica” and the “Polyphonic Choir Benedetto Marcello” and the  “Città di Como Choir”, she performed the Vivaldi Gloria, the Schubert  Messa in Do Maggiore, the Haydn Missa in Tempore Belli, the Mozart Requiem and Incoronation Mass, the Boccherini Stabat Mater, the Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat mater, the Poulenc Gloria,and the Verdi Messa Requiem. At the Congress Palace in Lugano, with the Novara Orchestra of Teatro Coccia, directed by Aldo Tarchetti, she performed Verdi Duets and Arias in Recitals with the baritone Pietro Cappuccilli, and in Stabat Mater di Pergolesi directed by M° Bruno Amaducci. In Locarno San Francesco Church, with  the Orchestra of the  “Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana” directed by Denise Fedeli, she sang in the Mass D176 by Schubert, in the Cantata BWV 209 by Bach;  moreover, again with the same orchestra and director, she interpreted  arias and duets from Otello, La Forza del Destino, il Trovatore by the Teatro Sociale in Chiasso.

    She was also present at Auditorio Stelio Molo of RSI in Lugano for the Review “Novecento Passato e Presente” (past and future of twentieth-century) with the “Trois Poemes” by Stephane Mallarmé by M. Ravel and “Offrandes” by E. Varèse.
    In Magadino, on the occasion of the evening performance dedicated to Maestro C.F. Semini, she performed the “Tre poemi” by Hermann Hesse, “L’ape”, “Astrakan”, accompanied at the piano by the author (double CD, Carlo Florindo Semini) of whom she interpreted, first in the world,  at the Basilica of Loreto (Italia)  “Angeli Lauretani” for voice and organ, which was performed again  the same year, in Rome,at the  Swiss Ambassy, accompanied by the organist A. Macinanti and at the 34th Festival Organistico of Magadino with  the  American organist James Diaz.

    Besides, she held concerts in Holland, Germany, France, Sweden, Greece, Turkey and U.S.A., singing opera pieces of eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and  pieces of G. Lorca and E. de Falla, in a “duo” accompanied by guitar.
    With the Choir and Orchestra Sinfonica G. Verdi of Milan, she sang in Russian “Le Nozze” by Stravinsky (December, 2000 and April 2002), and for the “Stagione Sinfonica” 2004-2005 the C. Orff Carmina Burana,  directed by Romano Gandolfi, and for the “Stagione Sinfonica” 2005-2006 the Mozart Requiem Directed by Claus Peter Flor.
    She sang again, with great success, “Le nozze”, at the Auditorium della Gran Guardia, for the Fondazione Arena di Verona (arena di Verona Foundation) (December, 2003) and at the Teatro Filarmonico (October 2004) in Verona directed by Marco Faelli; at the Teatro Due in Parma and Castel Sant’Elmo in Napoli, directed by Danilo Grassi  (December, 2005).
    She opened the twentyfifth edition of Gressoney Music Summer with the “Stabat Mater” by Boccherini (first version of 1781) accompanied by the Solisti of Milan.
    On the 25th September 2004, the “Magnifico Ordine delle Antiche Tradizioni Verones” (the magnificent Order of the Veronese Ancient Traditions), conferred her the title of “Nobile Cavaliere” (Noble Knight) as an appreciation of her prominent virtues and sublime merits.

    She combines artistic and teaching activities, being Singing teacher in the pre-and professional classes by the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano.


  • Turriziani Enzo

    • Trombone

    Principal Trombone of the Vienna State Opera and the Wiener Philharmoniker. Born in Rieti-Italy in 1989, he has his first approach with music at the age of 6 in the Band of his village directed by his grandfather Giacomo Di Mario alongside his father, a trombonist also.

    At the age of 15 he began his first professional experiences in orchestra (Città Aperta orchestra, Lazio Regional Orchestra, Terni Symphony Orchestra, Rome Symphony Orchestra and others). He made orchestral specialization courses at the “Scuola di Musica del Trasimeno” in the years 2005-06-07-08-09.

    He was awarded 2 times by winning the “INNER WHEEL” scholarships as best student A.A.2007 / 2008 and the “Sergio Secci” as the best graduate in 2009.

    He attended courses and master classes with: A. Mazzucco (RAI italian Radio-television National Symphony Orchestra), A. Conti (Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia Roma), D. Morandini (Israel Philarmonic), J.Alessi (New York Philharmonic), C.Vernon (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) and Ian Bousfield (Wiener staatsoper / Philharmoniker).

    In 2006 he was eligible for the audition to take part at the Italian youth orchestra. In June 2009 he obtained a conservatory diploma in Istituto Musicale “G. Briccialdi-Terni” with full marks and honors.

    From September 2010 he had the eligibility to play in the orchestra at the audition for principal trombone in Teatro “G. Verdi” of Trieste. In November 2010 he record a live DVD with the “Italian National Air Force Band” with the Bolero – M.Ravel.

    In October 2009 he won the position of first trombone at the Symphony Orchestra of Rome with which he collaborates permanently for some years. In October 2011 he won the position of first trombone at the RAI Italian radio-television national symphony orchestra, with which he worked for about 3 years.

    In February 2014 he won the audition for the job of first trombone at the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia-Roma.
    In May 2017 he won the position of first solo trombone (soloposaunist) at the Vienna State Opera having direct access to the Wiener Philharminiker.

    As a soloist among the major collaborations stand out:  The festival of “Santa Fiora” in duo with piano, the festival “Marenco” in Novi Ligure accompanied by the military Band of the Italian Air Force, the season of the 2014 Filarmonica Umbra accompanied by the Symphonic Band of Umbria and the Udine Estate 2020 in recital with piano.

    In August 2017 there is the first world perform “A friend for a friend” by the composer Nicola Ferro dedicated to Him and his collegue Andrea Conti for 2 trombones and piano for last concert before the departure to Vienna.

    In February 2019 he is invited to play Ferdinand David concerto for trombone and orchestra at the Istituto Musicale “G.Briccialdi” in Terni-Italy for the opening season and academic year concert.

    He is the Trombone class teacher in “Associazione Sincronia Musica”. He’s regularly invited to hold master classes and lessons at festivals and conservatories.

    He has also worked as a guest with the Tito Schipa orchestra in Lecce and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

    He is involved in the social with the “Human Rights Orchestra” cooperating with the greatest musicians in the world.

  • Vassena Nadir

    • Acoustics, Composition, Contemporary music

    Born in Balerna, Switzerland in 1970. Nadir Vassena studied composition in Milano with Bruno Zanolini and with Johannes Schöllhorn in Freiburg i.B. 

    In 1993 he participated in composition courses in Royaumont, held by Brian Ferneyhough. He has been invited to numerous international festivals and awarded prizes on various occasions; in 1992 to the Competition of the WDR of Köln, Germany, in 1994 to the Institut für Neue Musik der Hochschule der Künste of Berlin (first prize ex aequo), in 1997 to the Mozart-Wettbewerb of Salzburg, Austria. In 1999 he was awarded the first prize of the Christoph Delz Foundation of Basel, Switzerland. In 2000 he received a grant from the Schloss-Solitude Foundation of Stuttgart and in 2002, the artists' residence Denkmalschmiede Höfgen/Margarethenstiftung. For the academic year 2002-2003 he is a member of the Istituto Svizzero of Rome.

  • Verrando Giovanni

    • Orchestration and theory of composition

    Giovanni Verrando (Sanremo, 1965) began his musical studies in France at a very early age with the piano and classical guitar. He later studied composition at the Conservatorio "G. Verdi" in Milan with G. Manzoni, N.Castiglioni and G. Zosi, and philosophy at the State University in Milan. He continued his training at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena with F.Donatoni, receiving Siae Prize and the Diploma of Merit in 1990. In 1993 he moved to Paris, where he attended the "Cursus annuel d'informatique musicale" of IRCAM. He lived here until 1997, developing as a composer his research on musical informatics. In the '90s and later he received many prizes in prestigious international compet it ions: IRCAM/Ensemble Intercontemporain Reading Panel, Gaudeamus Music Week in Amsterdam, Festival International d'Art lyrique in Aix-en-Provence, ISCM World New Music Days and many others.

    His research on language, orchestration and electronics has led to his receiving commissions from european institutions (French Ministry of Culture, Biennale of Venezia, IRCAM in Paris, MaerzMusik in Berlin, and others) and his works have been performed by orchestras, ensembles and soloists of international fame (Arditti String Quartet, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, and many others). In these years his music has been presented at festivals and seasons all over the world: Wien Modern, Centre G. Pompidou - Paris, Berliner Festspiele, Festival Musica - Strasbourg, Opera Bastille - Paris, Biennale di Venezia, Tonhalle - Zürich, Milano Musica, Stockholm New Music, Roma Europa, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Archipel de Geneve, Festival Ultima - Oslo, Shangai, Varsavia, Tokyo, Royaumont, Köln, Helsinki, Amsterdam, etc.
    He is the co-founder of RepertorioZero, the electric ensemble and group of musicians formed in Milan in 2007.The CD "Orchestral works", with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai conducted by Pierre-André Valade, was issued in early 2008.

    He leads Composition courses at the Scuola Civica in Milano and seminars in Italy and abroad. He leads Orchestration and Theory of composition courses in the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana of Lugano, where in the two year period 2009-10 he is developing a research project on the orchestration and the new lutherie.
    His music is published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni, Milano.

  • Vracheva Galina

    • Piano improvisation
    • Continuing Education
  • Yamashita Taisuke

    • Cello
  • Zampar Luciano

    • Percussion pedagogy

    Luciano Zampar was born in Cambe' (Parana' - Brazil) in 1979.

    In Brazil he studied with Dr. Ney Rosauro and with Dr. Gilmar Goulart. In 2000 he completed his Bachelor Degree in percussion at the Federal University of Santa Maria (Rio Grande do Sul).

    In 2001 he moved to Lugano (Switzerland) to continue his studies with Prof. Mircea Ardeleanu, pursuing both the "Pedagogic Diplom" and the "Soloist Diplom" at the "Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana".

    Subsequently he studied orchestral conducting with Prof. Giorgio Bernasconi and with Prof. Arturo Tamayo. In 2010 he graduated with a Master of Arts in Music Performance (Ensemble conducting contemporary repertoire).

    Luciano Zampar is a founding member of the "K-TZ Musica para Percussao" quartet, a project devoted to the research, creation, and performance of the percussion repertoire. The group is also involved in education seminars and outreaching projects.

    During his career as a percussionist Luciano Zampar had the chance to perform in various masterclasses, festivals, and competition, working closely with artists such as Luis Anunciaçao, John Boudler, Carlos Tarcha, Joaquim Abreu, John Beck, Bill Malenhof, Siegfried Fink, Jan Willians, Joao Carlos Dalgalarrondo, Leigh Howard Stevens, Eduardo Gianesella, Carlos Stasi, Alfredo Lima, NEXUS Percussion Ensemble, David Friedman, Nana' Vasconcelos, Marcio Bahia, John Bergamo, Rainer Seegers, Emmanuel Se'journe', Maurizio Ben Omar, William Blank, Bernhard Wulff, Mike Quinn, Isao Nakamura, Steven Schick, and others.

    In Switzerland he won the "Alfonso Sprecher/BSI" scholarship.

    He performed as soloist with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (OSI) at EXPO SUISSE `2002. He performed with this orchestra in various occasions – both in concerts and recording sessions – with various conductors: Heinz Holliger, Gaunther Herbig, Charles Dotoit, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Alain Lombard, Sir Neville Marinner and others.

    In Germany, he won the Stipendienpreis at the Internationalen Ferienkurse faur Neue Musik (Darmstadt 2002) and in 2003 Karlheinz Stockhausen granted him the First Prize in Performance at the Stockhausen-Kurs (Kaurten-Kaoln).

    Frequently involved in the creation of new music, he performed in numerous festivals: ELAP latino AMERICA, ISCM World New Music SUISSE, IPCL Luxembourg, Martha Argerich Project, Berlin Tanz Tage, Moscow perc. Festival, TanzFaktor Suisse and others.

    Luciano Zampar is often involved in the creation of music for multimedia, theatrical, and dance projects, working closely with writers, painters, sculptors, and other performers as well.

    At the moment he has a very busy schedule as percussion teacher around the Ticino area.


  • Zanichelli Barbara

    • Voice pedagogy
  • Zicari Massimo

    • Music history

    Massimo Zicari is Deputy Head of Research at the University of Music (Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana) in Lugano, where he also teaches music history since 2005.

    In 2009 he was visiting Fellow at the Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, for a project concerning the reception of Verdi’s Operas in London. His studies focus mainly on opera reception and his most recent publications in this domain include: Verdi in Victorian London. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2016; La prima recezione di Giuseppe Verdi a Londra: Henry Fothergill Chorley e l’Athenaeum” (Schweizer Jahrbuch für Musikwissenschaft, 2011; “Critica musicale e opera italiana a Londra: George Bernard Shaw”, (Musica e Storia, 2011); “Nothing but the Commonest Tunes: The Early Reception of Verdi’s Operas in London, 1845-1848” (Dissonanz, 2011); The Land of Song, La terra del Belcanto sulla stampa londinese nel decennio 1890 - 1900 (Peter Lang, 2008).

    His research areas include also the historically informed performance practice of Italian opera such as acoustics and performance science (“’Ah! non credea mirarti’ nelle fonti discografiche di primo Novecento: Adelina Patti e Luisa Tetrazzini,” Schweizer Jahrbuch für Musikwissenschaft, 34/35 (2014/2015), pp.193-222; “Expressive Tempo Modifications in Adelina Patti’s Recordings,” Empirical Musicology Review Vol. 12, n. 1-2 (2017)) and acoustics (Zicari, M., MacRitchie, J. et al. “Trumpet mouthpiece manufacturing and tone quality”, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134 (5), November 2013, p. 3872–3886). He takes an interest also in the investigation of music teaching and pedagogy.

  • Zink Michael

    • Analysis, Theory

    Michael Zink was born in 1977 in Stuttgart. He studied Schulmusik, piano and theory at the college of music and philology at the university of Stuttgart.

    From 2005–2012 he taught music theory at the colleges of music at Stuttgart and Trossingen and from 2009–2012 also at Frankfurt. Since 2012 he teaches at the college of music at Luzern and since 2013 also at Lugano.

    His research interests focus on the Italian treatises on counterpoint in the seventeenth century, which was also the topic of his doctoral thesis, the musical language of the second half of the eighteenth century and compositional techniques of the twentieth century.