coordinator of the Exhibition M° Paolo Sebastiani
SATURDAY 29 JUNE AT 18:00
Spoleto – Basilica of S. Ponziano
(Organ "Giovanni Fedeli", XVII cent.)
natural trumpet Andrea Di Mario
organ Gabriele Catalucci
musical excerpts from the XVII and XVIII centuries by
Gabrielli, Scarlatti, Stradella, Stanley, Händel e Clarke
SUNDAY 30 JUNE AT 18:00
Cascia – Church of S. Antonio Abate
(Organ attributable to "Luca Neri", XVI cent.)
soprano Mariangela Campoccia
organ Angelo Silvio Rosati
vocal music by
Loreto Vittori, Barbara Strozzi, Giovanni Battista Brevi, Pasquale Anfossi
music for organ by
Baldassarre Galuppi, Giuseppe Gherardeschi, Giovanni Morandi
SUNDAY 7 JULY AT 18:00
Trevi – Church Museum of S. Francesco
(Organ originally of "Mastro Paolo di Pietro Paolo from Montefalco ", XVI cent.)
organ Liuwe Tamminga
Girolamo Frescobaldi, Giovanni Battista Ferrini, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Athanasius Kircher, Santiago de Murcia, Diego Fernandez de Huete, Luigi Vecchiotti, Gaetano Greco...
SATURDAY 13 JULY AT 18:30
Spoleto – Basilica of SS. Domenico e Francesco-
(Organ positive "A. Carbonetti", 1991)
violins Emanuela Agatoni, Marta Lazzari
cello Niccolò Degl’Innocenti
organ Alessandro Bianconi
Church sonatas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
the first-ever performance in modern times of excerpts from the organ works by Padre Antonio Maria Musilli (1792 – 1880).
Emanuela Agatoni had her musical training at the Music Conservatory "F. Morlacchi" in Perugia where she obtained a degree in Musical Disciplines in 2009 under the teaching of Maestro Patrizio Scarponi.
She attended a number of masterclasses and improvers courses, among which a course included in the "Preggio Festival", held by Maestro Scarponi, and the Music Campus in Fontecchio (AQ) with Maestro Hans van Dijck.
While a student first and also after obtaining her diploma, she has collaborated with various chamber ensembles, giving many interesting and widely appreciated concerts in Italy and abroad.
From 2004 to 2009 she has been playing continuously with the Orchestra Sinfonica of Perugia and Umbria, conducted by Maestro G. Silveri.
During the winter seasons in 2010, 2011 and 2012, she has collaborated with a series of chamber ensembles from Umbria and Tuscany, among which "I Solisti di Perugia", "Camerata Musicale Luigi Mori", "Orchestra Nova Prometeo", "Camerata Strumentale Umbra", the orchestra "Camerata Città di Prato"; she took part in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 editions of the Operafestival in Florence.
Besides the study of violin, she also dedicated herself to opera singing under the teaching of professor Sabrina Sannipoli. She has collaborated with many local choirs, as a soloist and as a chorister, among which "Ars Cantica" from Milan, the octet of the Foundation "Guido d’Arezzo", the choir "Vox Cordis" from Arezzo and the choir "Città di Bastia"; with the latter, she participated, and won, in the national competition "Guido d’Arezzo" as a soprano soloist.
She is vocal trainer at the Schola Cantorum "A.M. Abbatini" in Città di Castello and she teaches music in some schools in the Valtiberina district.
Alessandro Bianconi obtained his degree in Organ and Organistic Composition in 2008 at the Conservatory "F. Morlacchi" in Perugia, under the teaching of Wijnand van de Pol.
He attended improvers courses and masterclasses with Michel Radulescu, Gherard Gnann, Bine Bryndorf, David Titterington and Josep M. Mas Bonet. He participated in the most important organistic reviews in Umbria, among which the Festival "L. Antonini" in Spoleto, the Maggio Organistico Amerino, the Dicembre Organistico in Città di Castello, the Organ Festival "Morettini" in Panicale and the Festival Organistico Laurenziano in Perugia.
In 2007 he won the second prize (the first prize being not assigned) at the First International Organistic Competition on Historical Organs of Lower Friuli, and in 2009 he won the audience prize at the Second International Organistic Competition "Elvira di Renna".
In 2009, for the "Amici della Musica" of Foligno, he performed the organistic part in the first public performance of the "Oratorio Angela da Foligno" by Carlo Pedini.
He played various times for the Sagra Musicale Umbra, accompanying in 2010 the Philippine Madrigal Singers in the performance of Credo ad 8 voci by Cherubini; in 2011 the New College Choir of Oxford, performing the Three Meditations from Mass by Bernstein and Fauré’s Requiem; in 2012, the St. Jacob’s Chamber Choir from Stockholm conducted by Gary Graden in the first-ever performance of the Credo by Bruno Moretti and, in 2013, still with the St. Jacob’s Choir, M. Duruflè’s Requiem.
His activity as organist is paralleled by his direction of the Schola Cantorum "A.M. Abbatini" in Città di Castello, with which he performed in 2010, for the first time in modern times, the Missa Pro Defunctis by G.B. Martini and, in 2011 the first-ever performance of the Missa Sanctorum Floridi et Amantii by Piero Caraba.
He is the author of some historical essays published in "Pagine Altotiberine" and in "Arte Organaria Italiana", on organs and organ makers in the Valtiberina district.
He issued CDs for Rainbow, Quadrivium, Editrice Francescana and the label Tactus, with which he recorded the first-ever performance in modern times of the organ works by Father Antonio Maria Musilli.
Since 2008 he has been the organist of the Papal Basilica of San Francesco, Assisi.
Soprano Mariangela Campoccia started her piano study at an early age and went on with vocal studies with L. Marimpietri and later in Philadelphia (U.S.A.) with M. Casiello, teacher at the "Curtis Institute of Music". She followed improvers studies on the Lied with B. Roman and studies on Baroque vocalism with Maestro M. Morgan and R. Meister. She obtained her diploma with highest honours at the Conservatory "S. Giacomantonio" in Cosenza. In 2007 she brilliantly obtained her degree with specialization in Chamberistic Singing at the Musical Institute "G. Briccialdi" in Terni under the teaching of S. Rigacci. She attended courses in Choir Conduction with Maestro A. Cicconofri and Maestro B. Zagni.
She was awarded at the singing competitions ´´V. Bellini´´ in Caltanissetta and ´´T. Schipa´´ in Lecce.
She gave concerts in a number of seasons in Italy and abroad, in Italian theatres (Teatro Lirico of Lecce, Institution "Collegium Artis" of Rome, "Fête de la Musique" in Paris, "Festival dei Due Mondi" in Spoleto, and others); she is soloist in chamber ensembles and she interpreted in many recitals, performing opera repertoire. She is also a soloist of sacred repertoire (Gloria e Magnificat by Vivaldi, Messa in Do by Schubert, Il Natale del Redentore by Perosi, Requiem by Mozart, etc..); she performed in main roles in operas (Die Zauberflöte, Nozze di Figaro, Bohème, Cavalleria Rusticana, etc...) under the conduction of M. Marvulli, H. Karius-Maier, F. Maraffi, F. Maestri and others. She transcribed and performed some arias by the Spoletan L. Vittori and she made the first-ever performance of excerpts from the opera "Fantasia Pagana" by A. Onofri.
Since 1988 she has been teaching singing at the Spoleto City School of Music "A. Onofri".
Born in Amelia (Terni), he studied piano in his hometown with Pina Ardizzone; then he obtained his diploma at the Conservatory "F. Morlacchi" in Perugia, both in Organ and Organistic Composition, with Wijnand van de Pol, and in Harpsichord, after studying with Annaberta Conti and Maria Teresa Garatti. Besides, he studied orchestra conduction and has participated in improvers courses for organ, with Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini at the Academy of Pistola, and for harpsichord with Kenneth Gilbert at the Foundation Cini in Venice. He attended courses at the School of Palaeography and Musical Philology of the University of Pavia, brilliantly passing the exams.
At the end of the studies he started his concert career as harpsichord, organ and fortepiano soloist, and as orchestra and choir conductor in many seasons and theatres in Italy and abroad (Austria, Argentina, France, Germany, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey).
He recorded many CDs (more than 20 for Bongiovanni, Eco, Frequenz, Dynamic, Carrara) and radio shows (RAI) as conductor, organist, harpsichordist and at the fortepiano). He curated revisions of music dramas and of sacred and instrumental music dating to the XVII-XIX centuries; he held many seminars on various aspects of ancient music’s performing practices and was invited as member of jury in choral competitions.
At present, he is the director and holds a tenure of General Musical Culture and of the course of Historical Keyboards in the frame of the Experimental Upper Biennium at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali "G. Briccialdi" in Terni; in such field, he studies and teaches the keyboard repertoire till the early XIX century, also on his original fortepianos Clementi & Co. (London 1827) and Johann Schanz (Wien 1820-25).
He is the conductor of the Corale Amerina and is Director of music and Titular organist by the English Anglican Church of All Saints in Rome. He forms a duo with Andrea Di Mario (Baroque trumpet) with whom he founded the Ensemble Girolamo Fantini (3/5 trumpets, Baroque timpani and organ-cymbal).
Nicolò Degl’Innocenti begins his cello studies at the Conservatory "San Pietro a Majella" in Naples with Maestro L. Signorini, obtaining his diploma in 1995 at the Conservatory "D. Cimarosa" in Avellino under the teaching of Maestro R. Parente. Later he went on to specialize with Maestro R. Filippini, attending the Academy "W. Stauffer" in Cremona.
Besides, at the Fiesole Music School he attends special courses of Chamber Music held by the "Trio di Milano". With his trio, he gets top-rates at the national and international competitions "A.M.A. Calabria" and in Acireale. He attends various specialisation courses with Maestro R. Filippini (in Foligno, Città di Castello, Fiesole) and courses in orchestral formation (Lanciano). He collaborates with various symphonic and chamber orchestras, among which the Alessandro Scarlatti Orchestra from Naples, the Grosseto Symphonic Orchestra, the Florentine Chamber Orchestra, the Agimus Firenze and Arezzo Orchestra, the Opera Festival and others, playing with conductors and soloists such as P. Maag, O. Màga, M. Pradella, P. Bellugi, F. Petracchi, R. Filippini, D. Renzetti, L. Jia, F.A. Krager, F. Ayo, G. Angeleri, M. Fornaciari, M. Ancillotti.
He is a member of the Baroque ensemble "La Corte Sveva", a small Baroque group that plays original instruments.
ANDREA DI MARIO
Andrea Di Mario, Rome 1966. He studied with his father Giacomo, then at the Conservatory "S. Cecilia" in Rome with Maestro Gastone Franchi. He specializes at the National Academy "S. Cecilia" with M. Bennet and A. Plog, winning at national competitions and auditions. He collaborated with the most important Italian orchestras, among which the National Academy "S. Cecilia", the Opera Theatre in Rome, the Italian Broadcasting Company RAI. He founded the Gruppo Italiano di Ottoni, the Quintetto Ottoni in Rome and the Tubulustrium Ensemble. He is first solo trumpet in Roma Sinfonietta, with which he has been touring the world for more than a decade with Maestro E. Morricone, with whom he recorded soundtracks as a soloist, as well as his absolute music. Also as a soloist, he has been recording with Bacalov, Ortolani, Piersanti, Buonvino and Piovani. With the instrumental group Musica d’Oggi and with the Ensemble In Canto he has played in first-ever performances of the most important contemporary composers. Since 2010 he is first trumpet of PMCE (Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble). He has been playing in theatres and concert halls of absolute prestige throughout the world. With the Baroque trumpet he collaborates with: Cappella della Pietà de’ Turchini, Complesso Barocco, Ensemble Seicentonovecento, Ensemble In Canto, Accademia Hermans, Concerto de’ Cavalieri, Capilla Real de Madrid, Teatro Armonico, Centro Italiano di Musica Antica. He forms a duo with G. Catalucci (historical keyboards), with whom he founded the Ensemble "G. Fantini". He has been playing live for a number of Italian and foreign radio and TV shows. He recorded for labels such as Bongiovanni, Ricordi, Naxos, Sony, Universal, Bottega Discantica. He is the artistic director of the Musica in Carcere musical review and he conceived the project Musi(a)c(qu)a for the construction of water wells in dry areas of the world.
Marta Lazzeri gets her diploma in July 2002 with Maestro A. Perpich with top-rates and highest honours, by the Conservatory "E.R. Duni" in Matera. From 1996 to 2000 she attends the Superior International Academy "L. Perosi" in Biella with Maestro C. Romano. Later she specializes with Maestro M. Fiorini. At present she is dedicating herself to the study of baroque violin with Maestro S. Montanari. In a duo with piano, she has been attending specialization courses held by Maestros F. Rossi and K. Bogino. She collaborates with pianists Marco Lazzeri, Samuele Amidei and Andrea Turini. With the latter and with cellist Alice Gabbiani she formed a trio, with which she toured Spain. She teaches violin at the School of Music "Le 7 Note" in Arezzo and at the "Accademia Musicale Valdarnese" in San Giovanni Valdarno.
In the field of teaching, at present she is specializing and she obtained the Suzuki method second-level teaching certification by the Italian Suzuki Institute (ISI). Many among her students were awarded in various music performing competitions across Italy. Since 2003 she has been a permanent member of the "Musici Aurei" ensemble, whose musical director is Luigi Piovano, first solo cello of the Santa Cecilia National Academy Symphony Orchestra. Such instrumental group, composed of thirteen elements, has been collaborating with internationally known soloists and conductors such as M.W.Chung, A. Pappano, F.J.Thiollier, F.Manara, L.Bacalov, S.Bollani, G.Allevi, M.Vacatello, S.Bustric, G.Bertagnolli, S.Mingardo, L.De Fusco, M. Campanella, F. Nicolosi, with whom she recorded the integral piano works by G. Paisiello for the label Naxos. With the same group she toured Japan, where the ensemble played in prestigious concert halls in the most important cities of the Asian country. Lately the CD "The Four Seasons" (Vivaldi) was issued by Eloquentia, featuring solo violin by G. Raimondi. With this ensemble she also played at the Paoline Chapel of the Quirinale Presidential Palace, in a live show broadcast by RAI Radiotre. In 2010 she collaborated with the "Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino".
At present she is the training Maestro of the string section of the Arezzo Youth Orchestra, that includes many of her students, with which she has recently played a repertoire by Vivaldi as a soloist and along with Maestro M. Fornaciari. She plays on a 1998 P. Sorgentone piano.
ANGELO SILVIO ROSATI
Angelo Silvio Rosati obtained his diploma in Organ and Organistic Composition with top-rates at the Conservatory "F. Morlacchi" in Perugia. Later he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in organ by the prestigious "Curtis Institute of Music" in Philadelphia (PA – U.S.A.), also with top-rates. He went on to specialize in the study of ancient organ literature with L. F. Tagliavini, M. Chapuis, H. Vogel and J. L. Gonzalez Uriol.
He regularly plays as a soloist, with an orchestra, accompanying a choir and as a member of various chamber ensembles. Besides he recorded for the labels Bongiovanni and Tactus as a cellist and organist.
Among his many performances in Italy, Germany, U.S.A. and Mexico there are the concerts held for the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York, N.Y., for the Organ Festival "Fernando Germani" at the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in Rome and at the International Organ Festival of Guanajuato, Mexico.
Liuwe Tamminga is considered one of the major specialists of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italian repertoires for organ. He is the organist of the historic organs at the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna together with Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, where he plays the magnificent instruments by Lorenzo da Prato (1471-75) and Baldassarre Malamini (1596). He has recorded several compact discs, among them the complete works of Marc’Antonio Cavazzoni (awarded the "Diapason d’Or," Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2005, Goldberg 5 stars); the complete Fantasies of Frescobaldi (best recording of Amadeus, March 2006 and Diapason 5 stars); "Mozart in Italia" (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2006 and Diapason 5 stars); and a recording dedicated to Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli, together with L. F. Tagliavini ("Choc de la musique" and the International Prize "Antonio Vivaldi" of the Cini Foundation in Venice, 1991).
In 2008 three recordings dedicated to Fiorenzo Maschera, "the historic organs of the Canary Islands" and to Giacomo Puccini. Recently has been issued Frescobaldi’s complete Ricercars ("Diapason d’Or"), and complete Capricci .
Tamminga has also edited keyboard music by Giovanni de Macque, Giulio Segni, Palestrina, Jacques Buus, and Marc’Antonio Cavazzoni.
In 2010 he was nominated curator of the museum of musical instruments "San Colombano-Tagliavini Collection" in Bologna.
He performs all over Europe, in the U.S.A, and in Japan.