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MUSIC TEACHERS

ANNA AURIGIWith a degree in History of Music from the University of Florence and a diploma in Vocal Chamber Music from the "Luigi Cherubini" Conservatory, Anna performs in numerous concerts in Italy and abroad, devoting herself in particular to chamber music, contemporary music and the Baroque repertoire. In the opera sector she has mainly had roles in operas from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. She teaches vocal techniques, baroque singing, diction for singers, and opera arias. CV: PDF
VOCAL TECHNIQUES - RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE SINGING

The pleasure of knowledge

Kate BoltonKate Bolton teaches History of Music at the AEF and other prestigious English and American institutes. Before moving to Italy in 2007, she was Senior Producer of the BBC Arts and Classical Music in London where she produced concerts in the leading London concert halls, as well as festivals, documentaries and conferences. She has also won important international prizes and written numerous academic publications in her intensive career as a journalist and music critic. CV:PDF
THE HISTORY OF MUSIC

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less

GREG BURK

Pianist/composer/educator Greg Burk has lived, studied, educated and performed around the world. As a student at UMASS Amherst, he was fortunate to have Yusef Lateef and Archie Shepp as teachers. He earned a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies at New England Conservatory having studied with George Russell, Danilo Perez and Paul Bley. He also played with Curtis Fuller, Sam Rivers, Cecil McBee and the George Russell Big Band. He continues to record and perform as well as teach: he taught Jazz Piano and Aural Comprehension at NYU Florence from 2008 to 2012 and now teaches at the Milan Conservatoire. www.gregburk.com CV: PDF

AURAL COMPREHENSION  - JAZZ PIANO

ALDA DALLE LUCCHE

Graduated at Conservatory "L. Cherubini" in Florence summa cum laude. Her musical experiences range from the contemporary to the avant-garde, from chamber music to multimedia shows with actors. She won international contests such as Kawai award and Astor Piazzolla award. She cooperates with numerous orchestras including ORT, Teatro Carlo Felice Orchestra, Italian Swiss Orchestra, Teatro Lirico Orchestra and performed, among others, under the conduction of Metha, Berio, Abbado, Prêtre, Maazel, Bychkov, Oren, Bartoletti. Since 1997 she plays with Maggio Fiorentino Musicale Orchestra. Since 2002 she has been a Yamaha saxophone endorsee in Italy. www.aldadallelucche.it  CV: PDF

SAXOPHONE

GABRIELE EVANGELISTA

Gabriele is one the youngest Italian musicians to achieve an international music career with some of the most famous players in the jazz scene. After graduating with honors, he started playing in chamber ensembles and orchestras winning awards and prizes. In 2007 he was a part of the Gustav Mahler International Academy for young musicians, then took part in the Siena In.Ja.M courses (2008 and 2010). Since 2010 Gabriele has been a member of Enrico Rava "Tribe "Quintet. He also plays in the Simone Graziano Quintet, Riccardo Zegna trio and Alessandro Paternesi P.O.V quintet. CV: PDF

JAZZ DOUBLE BASS

ROBERTO FABBRICIANI

Original interpreter and versatile artist, Roberto Fabbriciani has innovated flute technique. Though coming from a classical background, he has developed one of the most unique careers in contemporary music, collaborating with the main composers of our time. He has played as a soloist with the most important conductors and orchestras. He performed concerts at prestigious theaters and musical institutions and has recorded several albums. He has been professor of master classes at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg and taught private flute lessons and chamber ensembles at NYU Florence program. www.robertofabbriciani.it CV: PDF

 FLUTE

GIOVANNI FALZONE

Giovanni Falzone combines a solid classic background with a brilliant career as jazz soloist and composer and arranger. He graduated at Conservatory “V. Bellini” (Palermo) and graduated with honors at the Conservatory "G. Verdi" of Milan. From 1996 to 2004 he has collaborated with the Symphonic orchestra in Milan and has played with soloists of international fame. From 2004 he is devoted to jazz and composition of original music. Awarded best Italian Jazz Trumpet player in 2011 he also won many prices and awards for his albums as leader. He taught Trumpet and Jazz Ensemble at the NYU music program in Firenze (2009-11) and currently teaches in Milan.  CV: PDF

 TRUMPET - JAZZ ENSEMBLE

NICO GORI

Nico started playing clarinet at the age of 6. Graduating from the Conservatory “Luigi Cherubini” in Florence, he has studied with Dave Liebman and Tony Scott. Since 1987 he has regularly performed in prestigious festivals and worked for the Italian Television. In 1999 he started his collaboration with Stefano Bollani and Enrico Rava. He has taught at the Washington University in St. Louis and since 2006 he is a member of the Vienna Art Orchestra.

CLARINET

Vivien HewittWith a masters of philosophy from The Queen’s University of Belfast, Vivien has been the stage director and/or costume designer for over 40 stageings of opera in major venues across the world, including the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Bunka Kai Kan in Tokyo, Seoul Arts Centre in South Korea, Teatro Municipal in Lima (Peru), Teatro Solìs in Montevideo, Baltimore Opera. An author of numerous books and publications, theatre and video scripts, she has collaborated as a Puccini and opera expert with many TV and radio programmes for the BBC, Channel 4, France 5/Arté, RAI, Carlo Felice Streaming and Rete Versilia, and holds the singular distinction of having had more performances of her productions at the Puccini Festival than any other director in its 61 years of existence. CV: PDF
MUSICAL DRAMA - OPERA DIRECTION - OPERA LIBRETTOS

Alessandro Lanzoni

His formation is the result of an intense road, developed in two directions: Classical Studies, graduating Magnum cum Laude with a Diploma in Piano in 2012 from the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, and a thorough study of the Jazz Language.
Alessandro has also refined his studies in Cello and Composition, earning a Degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging in 2015. He is a regular at major jazz festivals in Italy and abroad, and was the recipient of the "Top Jazz 2013" award, as best new talent of the year. www.alessandrolanzoni.com

JAZZ PIANO - ENSEMBLES - JAZZ IMPROVISATION

BATTISTA LENA

Battista started his guitar and musical studies at an early age. In 1985 he began his collaboration with Roberto Gatto and a few years later with trumpet player Enrico Rava. In 1997 he directed the project "Banda Sonora". He also composed and interpreted works such as “Mille Corde” and the double cd “I Cosmonauti Russi”. In 2008 the Koln Wdr Big Band (German Radio Big Band) recorded a tribute to his music. He has intensively worked on theatre and cinema, writing and performing filmscores for some of the major contemporary Italian directors. He taught Jazz Guitar and Composition and Film Scoring at NYU Florence Music Program from 2008 to 2012. www.battistalena.eu CV: PDF

 JAZZ GUITAR - FILMSCORING - COMPOSITION

cristiano manzoniA graduate of the “L. Cherubini” Conservatorium of Florence, Cristiano collaborates as accompanying pianist for operas, operettas, theatrical comedies, auditions for opera singers, opera singing competitions and master courses for singers. The winner of numerous prizes, he also has an intense concert agenda involving singers of international fame in Italy and abroad. CV: PDF
OPERA REPERTOIRE
- DICTION FOR SINGERS - PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR PIANISTS - PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR SINGERS

If you sing... don’t sing! If you don’t sing....sing!

MAURO OTTOLINI

Mauro graduated with honors at the Verona Conservatoire and then continued his studies in Los Angeles. After a few years in the Arena di Verona Orchestra, he started to play with jazz musicians like Enrico Rava and pop artist Vinicio Capossela. As a sideman he performed and recorded with many artists. He's also a brilliant composer, arranger and leader of different ecletic projects: from the “Slide Family” a band made of thirteen trombones, two drums and one Dj, to “Sousaphonix”, an Italian Jazz all star band. Sousaphonix last album, The sky above Braddock, has been awarded as one of the best 100 jazz albums of 2010 by the jazz magazine Jazzit. www.mauroottolini.com CV: PDF

 CLASSICAL AND JAZZ TROMBONE - BASS TUBA - SOUSAPHONE - JAZZ ENSEMBLE

LEONARDO PIERI

Leonardo studied Classical Piano, Classical Composition and Jazz in Florence; Composition and Jazz Composition at Berkley College in Boston; 20th Century Composition and Computer Music in Paris; Jazz Orchestra Arranging and Composing at Siena Jazz Academy. He earned his Master's Degree in Jazz in 2006. He taught Music Theory and Keyboard Harmony at NYU Florence Music Program from 2008 to 2012. Since 2006 he has been performing in Angelo Branduardi's Group. In 2000 he was a finalist in the European auditions for l'Orchestre National du Jazz Français (the only pianist-keyboard player) and the only pianist accepted in the Orchestre National du Jazz. CV: PDF

MUSIC THEORY - KEYBOARD HARMONY

SUSANNA RIGACCI

Italian-Swedish soprano, Susanna sings in six different languages and has a vast repertoire including baroque operas and coloratura roles in Mozart operas, as well as Rossini, Donizetti and many others. She exhibits in all the most prestigious theaters in the world and with leading directors. She has also been very successful with contemporary repertoires. CV: PDF
VOCAL TECHNIQUES

I try to convey to my students not only the technique, but also the right mental attitude. This is what makes a professional.

Francesco RomanoFrancesco studied in Paris and Reggio Emilia and obtained a Diploma of Advanced Perfection from the Accademia Angelica Costantiniana in 2006. He has attended numerous perfection courses and masters, and has dedicated himself to teaching since 2004. He regularly performs as a soloist and as a Choral Director and has received prestigious awards at a national level. CV: PDF
PIANO
 
- VOCAL ENSEMBLE MUSIC

ACHILLE SUCCI

Achille began self-taught and later won several scholarships that gave him the chance to study in some of the most important schools in the world (Berklee, D.Liebman masterclasses, Kopenhagen Rhythmic conservatory, Siena Jazz). Among the many artists he has collaborated with, there are Uri Caine, Ralph Alessi, Sylvie Curvoisier, Steve Swell, etc. He has recorded many CDs and teaches Music Ensemble in Nonantola. Since 2001 he has been a faculty member of Siena Jazz summer workshops and taught at the In.Jam master classes; since 2006 he also teaches clarinet and improvisation techniques at the Ferrara, Bologna and Brescia Conservatories. www.achillesucci.it CV: PDF

ALTO SAX - BASS CLARINET

SANTINA TOMASELLOWith a Diploma in Piano and Singing from the “A. Corelli” Conservatory of Messina, Santina then obtained a Harpsichord Diploma and II level Academic Diploma in Vocal Chamber Music from the “L. Cherubini” Conservatorium of Florence. Thanks to a Degree in Modern Literature she has been able to combine her studies in the literary field with those of singing and music. She follows a very active artistic and concert career, and also transcribes documents of Sicilian oral tradition. She currently teaches Theory, Reading and Audio-perceptive Training at the “L. Cherubini” Conservatorium.CV: PDF
RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE SINGING

"This art does not suffer mediocrity"  G. Caccini, from the preface of Le Nuove Musiche (1601)

MARCELLO VARGETTOAfter obtaining an Honors Diploma in Opera Singing from the “A. Corelli” Conservatory of Messina, Marcello continued studying the opera and chamber music repertoires. In 1988 he began an intense concert career with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, both as part of the choir and soloist. He has also taken part in important recording projects that have received great acclaim internationally. He currently forms part of the Odecathlon, Nova Ars Cantandi, I Solisti del Madrigale and L’Homme Armé ensembles. CV: PDF
RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE SINGING

"This art does not suffer mediocrity"  G. Caccini, from the preface of Le Nuove Musiche (1601)

stefano zenni

Stefano Zenni is a well-respected musicologist whose vast knowledge ranges from the History and Analysis of Jazz and Afro-American Music at the Bologna and Pesaro Conservatoires, to Jazz Theory at the Siena Jazz University and the History of Music of XX and XXI Century at New York University in Florence. He is currently the President of the Italian Society of Afro-American Musicology (SIDMA) and Artistic Director of numerous international jazz festivals such as Metastasio Jazz, Chieti in Jazz and Torino Jazz Festival. He is author of many books. www.stefanozenni.com CV: PDF

THE HISTORY OF MUSIC

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