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Di Nunzio Mariano born in Naples on 27/07/1969 – Trumpet player, composer, arranger and teacher
He graduated in trumpet in 1988 at the Conservatory of S. Pietro a Majella in Naples.
From 1988 to 1990 he participated as a musician in various theatrical works, collaborating with various actors, directors and Neapolitan musicians including Antonio Casagrande, Eugenio Bennato, Sergio Solli, Bruno Colella, Carlo Buccirosso, Maurizio Casagrande and others.
From 1992-1994 participates in the television broadcast of R.A.I. “Naples before and after” with the permanent Orchestra of the Neapolitan song “Giuseppe Anepeta”.
In 1992 he began his professional activity in the jazz field winning some scholarships issued by the EEC for the courses of high Professional Qualification for Jazz musicians at the Siena Jazz Association “National Academy of Jazz”. He took part in the most important festivals on the national territory including: Siena Jazz, Clusone jazz, Roccella jonica, Pescara jazz, Barga jazz, jazz festival in Florence and many others. He has played with Italian and foreign musicians: (B. Tommaso, G. Gazzani, R. De Simone, P. Fresu, M. Tamburini, Caliri, M. Sannini, M. Raja, M. Grossi, P. Tonolo, D. Fusi, F. Castri, G. Trovesi, R. Migliardi, Fioravanti, G. Schiaffini, E. Colombo, R. Fassi, and many others from the Italian scene; among the foreigners J. Newton, P. Erskine, J. Taylor, P. Daniellson, K. Wheeler) both in small formation and in orchestra.
From 1992 to 1997 he played with the Italian Youth Jazz Orchestra, directed by the Masters Bruno Tommaso, Giancarlo Gazzani, Mario Raja and the American flutist James Newton. With the same orchestra performed a tour with the trio of Peter Erskine (John Taylor and Palle Daniellson), participating in some of the most important musical events on the national territory.
In 1996 he took part of the “Amedia Ætas” Orchestra of Maestro Roberto De Simone
In 1997 he composed the original music for the theatrical comedy “Miles Gloriosus” by Plauto, directed by Maria C. Massari.
He has about 9 CDs of which 6 in his name.
Projects from 1996 to date as a leader and co-leader:
1996 Co-leader – “Il Volo di Lindbergh”, engraved the CD Kurt Weill with the label La Carrozze Rcords
2000 Leader – Mariano Di Nunzio trio barracina – records the CD barracina with the label La Carrozze Rcords
2005 Leader – Mariano Di Nunzio XQuartet -includes the “Suite For Quartet” CD with the label Splasc (h) records
2010 Leader – Mariano Di Nunzio trio barracina +2 – recording the “Sonata a 3 + 2” CD with the label DODICILUNE
2014 Co-leader – AlmostModern3 – records the CD “AlmostMdern with the label MarDin Records
2017 Leader – Mariano Di Nunzio Walking Quartet records the CD “DAY BYDAY” with the label MarDin Records
2008 Publishes the book “First approach to jazz improvisation” DRYCASTLE edition
He took part as a teacher during workshops:
In 1999 he teaches the “Training Course for Composition and Performance of Music for the Theater
(TUSCANY REGION – EEC – SIENA).
2007 -08 -ACCADEMIA UNIKA Teacher for the 1st and 2nd edition of the “Ba.Si. Jazz Workshops “taking care of the teaching programs of the following subjects: jazz trumpet, improvisation techniques for singers and winds, ensemble music, music theory and ear training.
2013 to 2017 “Senesi Seminars of September – for the 4th – 5th – 6th – 7th – 8th edition” Kind Of Blue “September
He currently lives in Siena and plays concerts as a leader of sound projects and as a sideman with various training.
He teaches jazz trumpet, ensemble music and ear training at the “PRE – ACCADEMIC COURSES”. He is a teacher of ear training and ensemble music at the S.J.U. “SIENA JAZZ UNIVERSITY” (1st level Academic Diploma) at the Siena Jazz Association, National Academy of Jazz.
A 2018 winner of a Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, Chia-Ying LIN is a Taiwanese composer whose works have been performed in Taiwan, the UK, Finland, Italy, Hungary, Switzerland, Greece and South Korea. Her works have earned international recognitions since 2015, including a third prize at the International Jean Sibelius Composition Competition (Finland), a first prize at the First International Composition Competition Piero Farulli (Italy), a second prize at the International Composition Competition Michele Novaro (Italy), a first prize at William Howard’s Love Song Composing Competition (UK) and a commission prize from the Goethe-Institut Korea for its Asian Composers Showcase 2017.
Described as having “manifest flair” (The Sunday Times), her Chanson Perpétuelle for piano was released on Orchid Classics (London) in 2018, while her orchestral work Occultra on the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra in 2014. Her String Quartet was published by Ricordi (Milan). Upcoming projects include a commission for a premiere by Quatuor Béla at Festival Archipel 2019 in Geneva and a commission to be premiered by the Philharmonia Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall, London in June 2019.
Chia-Ying studied composition in Taipei, Manchester and Rome. She completed a 6-month mentorship programme at the Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation and was selected for the Philharmonia Orchestra/RPS Composers’ Academy led by Unsuk Chin.
Matteo Dentellato is president of the Il Trillo School of Music, vice president of Florence International Music services, and director of the Il Trillo Corea Italian Music School. With a diploma in classical piano, Maestro Dentellato perfected his studies while working with prestigious musicians at the Conservatory “Morlacchi” of Perugia in their “International Musical Interpretation” program, studying under Maestro Guido Agosti. Matteo also took part in the “Composition and Analysis of Modern Music” program at the music school of Fiesole, studying under Maestro Sylvano Bussotti. At the Music Academy of Pescara, under Maestro Franco Donatoni, he studied “Modern Composition” and shortly thereafter headed to Paris to complete various seminars in electronic music through IRCAM. He was chosen to record a concert for R.A.I. television as a promising young pianist. In the field of contemporary and electronic music, Matteo has performed in numerous concerts for theatre and dance. As the director of the Centro Cultura Contemporanea of Florence, Matteo was asked to compose music for an installation project of young artists from Berlin. Aside from performance, Matteo specializes in music education and has taken part in numerous courses on new teaching methods for children. He utilizes these skills during informative courses which enlighten the relationship between children’s literature and music. His work in this field has been presented at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome and at the Teatro Comunale in Florence. Matteo Dentellato has created and produced, with Maria Clara Medina, various educational music theater projects for children that are presented in public and private schools. He is an artistic director for the Florence International Music Festival and Flautisti in Festa.
He was born in Malvagna on October 24, 1958 and resides in Florence.
He was graduated in clarinet on 1983 at the State Conservatory Luigi Cherubini of Florence under the guidance of Professor Attilio Zambelli.
He attended the International Chamber Music and Orchestra courses of Pommerssfelden in Germany.
In 1985/86 he attended the summer courses of Riva del Garda, as an actual student of M ° Karl Leister.
He performed the 1st Weber concert with the Regional Orchestra of Tuscany (having won the selection of the graduated students to perform a concert with orchestral accompaniment).
In 1985 he won the audition of a post of second clarinet with the obligation of the first at the Teatro Liglio Symphony Orchestra of Lucca.
It was suitable for two clarinet auditions at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
He is classified second suitable for the competition for small clarinet with the obligation of the row at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino theater (chairman of the Zubin Meta commission).
He attended conducting courses with Maestro Piero Bellugi.
He has collaborated with the following lyrical institutions:
Teatro della Scala in Milan – San Carlo Theater in Naples – Theater of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (where is regular clarinet, clarinet, and clarinet in DO since 1985) – Treivso Municipal Theater Orchestra – Livorno Liric Body – Regional Orchestra of Tuscany – Florentine Chamber Orchestra – Bellini Theater of Catania – Symphonic Opera Orchestra of the Giglio Theater of Lucca – Florence Symphnietta Orchestra of Florence – Orchestra of Lirica City of Pisa – Orchestra Camerata of Prato – Orchestra of Opera Festival of Fiesole.
He carries out educational activities at various Music Schools in the Florentine area and in the province:
Accademia Musicale di Firenze – Music School of the L.Cherubini Philharmonic Orchestra of Bagno a Ripoli – School of Music Il Trillo – School of Music Il Ponte.
Born in Florence, Maria Costanza Nocentini studied with Suzanne Danco and graduated “cum laude” at the G. B. Martini Conservatory of Bologna. After her diploma she took part in a Mozart project managed by Claudio Desderi making her debuts in the roles of Despina in Così fan tutte, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and Zerlina in Don Giovanni.
Winner of the 1992 edition of the «Toti Dal Monte» Competition and of the International «Viotti» Competition 1992 in Vercelli, Maria Costanza Nocentini has also received a special prize for the best Rossini interpretation and the special «Miguel Cervantes» prize at the «Francesco Viñas» Competition 1992 in Barcelona.
Since her debuts, Maria Costanza Nocentini has been invited by some of the most important theatrical institutions in Italy (Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Valli di Reggio Emilia, Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Spoleto Festival, Festival of Martina Franca, Festival of Cremona), and abroad (among them, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, New Israeli Opera, Salzburg Festival, Bayerischer Staatsoper, Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile, Wiener Staatsoper, Scottish Opera of Glasgow, Opéra de Nice, Teatro de La Maestranza in Seville, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Tokyo Japan Opera Foundation, New Zealand Opera,Opernahus in Zurich, Stockholm Royal Opera, Malmoe Opera).
She has appeared in the main soprano roles in such operas as Il turco in Italia, La scala di seta, L’occasione fa il ladro,La Visita Meravigliosa by Nino Rota, Die Zauberflöte, L’elisir d’amore, Werther, Le convenienze e inconvenienze teatrali, Aci e Galatea, Le cinesi, La princesse jaune by Saint-Saëns, Rinaldo, Lucia di Lammermoor, Le nozze di Figaro, Semele, La Bohème, La gazza ladra, Orfeo ed Euridice, Falstaff, L’incoronazione di Poppea, Don Pasquale, Il matrimonio segreto, Rigoletto, La figlia del reggimento, Oedipe, Don Giovanni, Traviata, Maria Stuarda, Luisa Miller.
On the concert side, she has performed with several important orchestras and musical institutions, such as the Festival International in Beaune, the Amici della Musica di Firenze, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Festival Siglas de Oro of Madrid.
During her concert and operatic activities, she has the chance to collaborate with such conductors as R. Alessandrini, M. Benini, F. Biondi, F. Brüggen, G. Carella, M. W. Chung, R. Clemencic, A. Davies, G. Gelmetti, M. Guidarini, C. Hogwood, L. Langrée, L. Maazel, R. Muti, D. Oren, D. Parry, E. Pidò, C. Rousset, C. Rovaris, J. Tate, as well as with stage directors as P. Avati, F. Crivelli, A. Fassini, M. Hampe, N. Joël, P. L. Pizzi, L. Puggelli, J. Taymor, M. van Hoecke, G. Vick, H. Wernicke, F. Zeffirelli, Kaper Bech Holten.
Her discography includes Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali recorded for Ricordi, La princesse jaune by Saint-Saëns for Chandos, and Mercadante’s Emma d’Antiochia on the Opera Rara label.
From February 2012 she started to be singing teacher at the Conservatory of Music “G. Verdi” in Como, than “ F. Venezze” in Rovigo, “G. Martucci” in Salerno and currently in Modena at “Vecchi-Tonelli”.