Artists of the 12th Epidaurus festival 2018.


RENZO RUGGUERI (Italy)



Renzo was born in Roseto degli Abruzzi (TE, Italy) and studied standard accordion with M° Aldo Rampa and free bass accordion with M°Vittorio Pomante. until graduation in jazz piano at the CPM in Milan under the great pianist Franco D'Andrea. Specializations: "Jazz Accordion" with Frank Marocco 1995, Adriano Mazzoletti 1996, Richard Galliano 2000 & Umbero Fiorentino 2002. Course of "Arrangement and composition for big band jazz" with Mario Raja 2001 and "Music for Film" with M ° Ennio Morricone 1991.

He is the leader of projects ranging from "solo to the symphonic orchestra", with which he has played over 2000 concerts all over the world (Russia, USA, UK, China, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Scotland, Slovakia, Canada, Ireland, Iceland, England, Holland, Belgium, France, Lithuania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Ukraine, Belarus). He has performed on prestigious stages such as the Arena di Verona, Shanghai Grand Theater, Ariston Theatre in Sanremo, Gnessin Hall in Moscow, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, White Hall in St. Petersburg, Rome Opera Theatre, etc.

The first to realize a completely improvised CD with his second solo album "Solo Accordion Project". He was artistic director of festivals such as Pineto Accordion Jazz Festival, Dolci Romori Jazz Festival, Gold Accordion Fest and currently the Accordion Art Festival of which he is also the creator and of the prestigous International Prize Castelfidardo (PIF). In 2009, at the International Accordion Festival of Castelfidardo, he was awarded the "Voce d'Oro", previously assigned to other famous musicians including: Richard Galliano, Gorni Kramer, Astor Piazzolla, Art Van Damme, etc. In 2013 he was awarded the "Silver Disk" from the prestigious Gnessin Academy of Moscow. His CDs "Inni d'Italia" and "Collection" won the prestigious Orpheus Award for Best Accordion Jazz CD of the year. He has participated in over one hundred productions publications CDs, DVDs, compositions and educational texts. He has also written music for theatrical works including "Il Ratto di Proserpina" by R. San Secondo (Greek-Roman Theatre in Taormina, 1997), "La leggenda del fiore di lino" Stipo/Del Giudice (Theatre Rome Opera, 2001) and "Van Gogh and Tutankhamen" Marco Goldin (Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, 2013) and many other works.

Renzo is the first accordionist in Europe to publish and create a modern education for jazz accordion. He has an intense teaching activity with an original work philosophy used by Club Voglia d'Arte, which he founded and which is followed by several schools in Italy. He taught at the conservatories of Cosenza, Teramo, Castelfranco Veneto, Nocera Terinese, L’Aquila and held many seminars (from Canada, Russia, USA, China, etc.). His students have won major international competitions (CIA, CMA, Castelfidardo, Ikaalinen, Italia Award) and many are already engaged in educational activities, concerts and recordings. Renzo teaches advanced courses in modern and jazz accordion in his Music Academy that includes a recording studio and record label “Voglia d'Arte Production”.

He has collaborated with Ellade Bandini, Fabrizio Bosso, Antonio Calenda, Sergio Caputo, Gianni Cazzola, Franco Cerri, Stefano Cocco Cantini, Gabriele Cirilli, Roberto Colombo, Gianni Coscia, Simone Cristicchi, Paolo Damiani, Bruno De Filippi, Mauro De Federicis, Tullio De Piscopo, Piera Degli Esposti, Paolo Di Sabatino, Dolcenera, Umberto Fabi, Fiorello, Roberto Gatto, Marco Goldin, Tonino Guerra, Monica Guerritore, Mark Harris, David Haughton, Roberto Herlitzka, Flavio Insinna, Linda, Judith Malina, Massimo Manzi, Frank Marocco, Germano Mazzocchetti, Piero Mazzocchetti, Ron, Morgan, Massimo Moriconi, Gino Paoli, Lino Patruno, PFM, Nicola Piovani, Peppino Principe, Enrico Rava, Danilo Rea, Davide Riondino, Antonella Ruggiero, Michael Supnick, Ares Tavolazzi, Art Van Damme, Ernesto Vitolo, Marco Zurzolo.

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IVANA MARIJA VIDOVIĆ(Hrvatska / Croatia)



"A young artist with great natural instinct, beautiful musicality, a lovely desire to express herself artistically with taste, poetry and extroversion. Ivana's love of music is engaging!" ~ Alicia de Larrocha
After her performances with several leading orchestras worldwide in few world bests' concert halls such as Sala São Paulo (the first Croatian artist to perform there) or Beethoven Geburtshaus Kammersaal in Bonn, Ivana Marija Vidović has emerged as one of the most interesting Croatian pianists of her generation. Born in Dubrovnik and nurtured by music teacher mother and elder brother who also was a very gifted musician. Aged four she started piano studies at “Luka Sorkočević” School of Arts. She completed her initial studies in 1991-1992 during the war in Croatia. Subsequently she continued her musical education at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana with Tatjana Ognjanovič graduating with honours in 2002. Further studies with E.Timakin, N.Starkmann, A.Portugheis, E.Indjić, Lazar Berman and from 2005 to 2009 with Alicia de Larrocha. Ivana Marija Vidovic performs worldwide regularly and is an often guest to numerous festivals and concert serieses. She has collaborated with many musicians such as: Ivo Drazinić, Tonko Ninić, Zlatan Srzić, Marko Vatovec, Luis Fernando Mahleiro, Luis Gustavo Petri, Kypros Markou, Alberto Portugheis, Pavel Berman, Fatos Qerimaj, Marina Horak, Maria Thompson Corley, Judith Vander Weg and with actors such as Frane Perišin, Ante Čedo Martinić, Giovanni Carta, Massimo Franceschi. Numerous composers have dedicated compositions to Mrs Vidović notably Slovenes P. Ramovš, G. Pirš, Ž. Stanič (Slovenia), Croatians P. Šiša, T. Vorel, E. Plenar, P. Seabourne (UK) and M. Denhoff (Germany). Ivana is often a member of the jury at the piano competitions and as a guest professor, giving master classes and lectures. She was appointed a piano professor at the «Luka Sorkočević» School of Fine Arts in Dubrovnik from 2012 to 2015. Ivana Marija's extensive repertoire ranges from Bach to Ligeti and encompasses numerous concertos. In September 2007 she founded the Epidaurus Festival in Cavtat, Croatia and has been its artistic director since then. Ivana is fluent in five languages and has published several books of poetry. In 2006 Ivana became a member of Akkuaria (Italy) for which she has been publishing poems ever since. She was also named an Ambassador of Italian culture in Croatia and is a Laureate of the numerous prestigious awards for her both musical and poetic outstanding achievements.

MARIJKE BREKELMANS & RONALD DRENTEN (Holland)


TRIO FRIEDRICH (Italy)



The three musicians completed their musical studies at the Milan Conservatories. They also attended several advanced courses at some of the major Music Academies in Italy and abroad, perfecting themselves with the Masters Giuranna, Rossi, Patrignani, P. Silverthorne (viola) and Porta, Noferini, De Lorenzi (violin); C. Ciocian, V. Mariozzi, M. Ferrando, A. Pay, (clarinet) and A. Serrapiglio, S. Cardo (bass clarinet); E. Perrotta, C. Pastorelli, P. Masi (piano). The trio plays an intense concert activity, playing for the major organizations and major Italian and foreign Musical Associations. Among others, we remember the collaborations with the Municipalities of Viareggio, Sarzana, Ferrara and Milan; the Tempo Vivo Association of Asti, the Coretto Association of Bari, the Franceschi Music Association of Milan; the Terre d'Arezzo Festival 2008, the XXXVI Musical Season of the Canonica in Brezzo di Bedero, the 34th Concert Season of Taormina, the 28th Sestri Levante Chamber Music Summer Festival, VI Classical Torino Season; "Concerts clàssics L'Escala-Empúries 2017" of the Assocociació Cultural Pau Casals of l'Escala-Empúries, Spain; the 26th International Festival of Classical Music "Interfest" in Bitola, Macedonia; The Pomeriggi Musicali Aulos of Lugano, Switzerland... In the VIII "Scintille di Musica" Concert Season (composers and performers from Brescia) the Trio Friedrich performed at the San Carlino theater in Brescia the "Flatus per Lumina" Opera written specifically for this trio by the composer from Brescia Rossano Pinelli. The musicians of the Trio Friedrich accompany the concert activity, an intense didactic activity: in fact they are teachers of the State Musical High Schools of Milan and Monza Brianza.

PIANO DUO FANTASIA / Klavirski duo Fantazija (Hrvatska / Croatia)



Piano duo Fantasy is born from mutual love for the music and piano, and is a result of a long friendship. These two eminent Dubrovnik pianists once were professor and a student at the Dubrovnik Art School Luka Sorkočevic: today they are inseparable colleagues and friends. They have long dreamed about forming a piano duo to work together, create music and to perform. The Duo has already performed at numerous concerts with great success in Croatia; this yearitn is also invited to numerous prestigious festivals in Croatia and abroad. With words of praise, it is wonderful to work and travel together, and this year their performances are dedicated to the unique and rich piano repertoire of Claude Debussy, who died 100 years ago (Paris, 25/3/1918).It was exactly the capital masterpiece by Franz Schubert, the beautiful Fantasy for the four-handed piano among the very first pieces they have performed together in concerts.Since then, they have their name: Duo Fantasy!

IVANA MARIJA VIDOVIĆ
"A young artist with great natural instinct, beautiful musicality, a lovely desire to express herself artistically with taste, poetry and extroversion. Ivana's love of music is engaging!" ~ Alicia de Larrocha
After her performances with several leading orchestras worldwide in few world bests' concert halls such as Sala São Paulo (the first Croatian artist to perform there) or Beethoven Geburtshaus Kammersaal in Bonn, Ivana Marija Vidović has emerged as one of the most interesting Croatian pianists of her generation. Born in Dubrovnik and nurtured by music teacher mother and elder brother who also was a very gifted musician. Aged four she started piano studies at “Luka Sorkočević” School of Arts. She completed her initial studies in 1991-1992 during the war in Croatia. Subsequently she continued her musical education at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana with Tatjana Ognjanovič graduating with honours in 2002. Further studies with E.Timakin, N.Starkmann, A.Portugheis, E.Indjić, Lazar Berman and from 2005 to 2009 with Alicia de Larrocha. Ivana Marija Vidovic performs worldwide regularly and is an often guest to numerous festivals and concert serieses. She has collaborated with many musicians such as: Ivo Drazinić, Tonko Ninić, Zlatan Srzić, Marko Vatovec, Luis Fernando Mahleiro, Luis Gustavo Petri, Kypros Markou, Alberto Portugheis, Pavel Berman, Fatos Qerimaj, Marina Horak, Maria Thompson Corley, Judith Vander Weg and with actors such as Frane Perišin, Ante Čedo Martinić, Giovanni Carta, Massimo Franceschi. Numerous composers have dedicated compositions to Mrs Vidović notably Slovenes P. Ramovš, G. Pirš, Ž. Stanič (Slovenia), Croatians P. Šiša, T. Vorel, E. Plenar, P. Seabourne (UK) and M. Denhoff (Germany). Ivana is often a member of the jury at the piano competitions and as a guest professor, giving master classes and lectures. She was appointed a piano professor at the «Luka Sorkočević» School of Fine Arts in Dubrovnik from 2012 to 2015. Ivana Marija's extensive repertoire ranges from Bach to Ligeti and encompasses numerous concertos. In September 2007 she founded the Epidaurus Festival in Cavtat, Croatia and has been its artistic director since then. Ivana is fluent in five languages and has published several books of poetry. In 2006 Ivana became a member of Akkuaria (Italy) for which she has been publishing poems ever since. She was also named an Ambassador of Italian culture in Croatia and is a Laureate of the numerous prestigious awards for her both musical and poetic outstanding achievements.

VESNA MILETIĆ
Dubrovnik's renowned pianist and teacher Vesna Miletic was born in Vienna. Already in her early childhood she showed great love for music, and soon became a student of Prof. Radojka Jordanović. Her musical journey was dazzling and rich, so still as a student of the music school in Dubrovnik, she had a number of successes performing regularly. Her concerts were always noted and highlights, particularly those with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, and later on as a distinguished chamber musician, and as a highly respected accompanist. She graduated from a five year study programme - at the Music Academy in Zagreb, as the last student of the famous Croatian pedagogue Svetislav Stančić. She then proceeded in Rome in class of the well-known Italian pianist and pedagogue Guido Agosti where she obtained the "Diploma di merito". In 1975 she became a professor of piano and became a prominent piano teacher at the Luka Sorkočević Music School in Dubrovnik, where she remained until her retirement.
She has 'given birth' to numerous generations of musicians, few of them continued on her way, but most notably: Ivana Novak, Alberto Frka and Ivan Marija Vidović with whom she continues to create and perform in Croatia and abroad with their Piano duo Fantasia.

MARKO MANDIR



Zagreb born Marko Mandir is a graduate professor of philosophy and religious culturologist, president of the Croatian Culture Association of Maribor (HKDM), and chief editor of the newsletter 'HKDM a Inglés'. the Croats sing in downtown Pittsburgh Since 1998. He was a permanent member of Zagreb's National Theatre of Music. After graduating from the Academy of Music in Zagreb (2006), in 2009 he completed a master's degree in Music at the University of Music and Fine Arts in Graz. Since 2005 he has worked on numerous bass roles, especially particularly Hermann in Offenbach's 'The Tales of Hoffmann', Sarastro in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Pope Leon, Count Ceprano, the Great Priest or as Dr. Grenvil in Verdi's operas Atilla, Rigoletto, Nabucco and La traviata. He is also devoted to teaching, and is artistic director of 'Male Klapa Dalmari' and the Maribor vocal quartet.

VESNA MICULINIĆ PREŠNJAK (Hrvatska / Croatia)



Completed law and psychology studies, lived in Cernik: due to the death of her father she moved to Rijeka where she lives and works. She has spent all her life working educating students. Vesna is a member of the Society of Croatian Writers – Rijeka Branch, Croatian Literary Society of Rijeka, Matica hrvatska - Ogranak Rijeka; Čakavian chairs "Ivan Matetić Ronjgov"; "The Chair of the Chakavian Parliament for Grobnik" and many humanitarian organizations. She writes in Chakavian and standard Croatian language. Mrs Prešnjak has published numerous poetry collections, a children's picture book and a novel for which she was awarded the Literary Feather Award for the best published novel "On the Edge of Night" in HKD 2008/2009. It was represented by Dr. Iva Lukežić in the book The Grave Writers of the Twentieth Century (Grobnik, 1994), and was included in the Anthology of the Croatian Scientific and Fantastic Story (Rijeka, 2005) and in many others. She is a co-author of magazines in Croatia and abroad, and on radio. She often collaborates with piano duo Fantasia and Ivana Marija Vidović, with whom they are linked with the same poetic language.

ANNAROSA PARTIPILO (Italy)



ANNAROSA PARTIPILO was born in Bari on 01/14/1996. She began her musical studies at the age of 5 with the maestro Domenico Bruno. She is currently a diplomat in the piano class of Professor Celestina Masotti at the "Niccolò Piccinni" Conservatory of Bari and attends the postgraduate course with Maestro Daniel Rivera at the Aimart Academy in Rome. In addition, she undertook the study of the organ with the master Sergio Biancofiore and now perfects himsel f wi th Professor Margherita Sciddurlo.
She attended high-level courses with internationally renowned pianists, always finding appreciation and recognition, such as Ivelina Ivancheva, Marisa Somma, Michele Marvulli, François-JoëlThiollier, Marius Sielsky, Roberto Cappello, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Daniel Rivera. Ivelina Ivancheva remembers her like this: "With so much respect for the art she brings in herself." She is the winner of numerous national and international competitions: 1st International Music Competition "Città di Bari", 15th International Music Competition "Euterpe ", 2nd International Harvesting Competition" Wanda Landowska ", 7th International Competition" Eur Orchestra NuoviInterpreti 2015 ", 16th National Competition of Music" Igor Strawinsky ", European Music Competition" City of Moncalieri ", National Competition of Musical Execution" In the moonlight "," National Competition City of Ortona "," Concours Musical de France "," Grand Piano Virtuoso London Competition "," Golden classical music awards ". She has held several concerts at the Circolo Unione di Bari, the Musical and Cultural Association "Tempi & Itinerari Musicali", the "Hamadeus" association, the "Ars" Association, the "Novartistudium" association, the Sacred Heart Church, the "La Vallisa" Diocesan Auditorium on several occasions, where she also performed in absolute premiere the songs of the masters Nicola Scardicchio "Preludio Ballata" and Gianni Giacomazzo "Invenzione a DueTimbri", with live recording.
And again at the Church of Carmine, the Church of Santa Teresa dei Maschi, the Basilica "San Paolo Maggiore" in Naples on the occasion of the Napoli piano city, in Tortona for the Perosi Music Academy, holding two concerts in one day, in the National Gallery Devanna, in the "Nino Rota" auditorium, for the Piano Lab in Martina Franca, in Europe at the theater of Saint -Maur-des- Fossés (Paris) and at the Elgar Room (Royal Albert Hall-London) and at the Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall-New York) .To study music associated with humanistic studies attending the third year of the Bachelor's degree in Literature at the "Aldo Moro" University of Bari. In addition, he collaborated as music proofreading for the publication of the First Edition complete of the second ballad of Liszt by MarioAngiolelli (Florestano Edizioni).

CELESTINA MASSOTI (Italy)



Prof. Celestina Masotti. a pianist and composer from Bari, also performs in chamber music training, preferring the piano duo and for over 10 years she has played the role of lyric- symphonic orchestral collaborating with eminent conductors. He completes his didactic course with the first level Master "The Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century" University Tor Vergata Roma, and a Degree in Musical Disciplines of II level Jazz Interpretate Compose , at the Conservatory of Monopoli, also the composition of film music, acusmatica, orchestra direction and Kodàly method.
Publish with the Musical Publishing Houses: Bèrben (An), Glissato (Le), Preludio (Mi). Many of her songs are winners of contests and 24 are collected in the 2 CD "ALL IN ONE " and "ANGEL DREAMS". Arrangia for duo and piano trio music by Liszt, Ponchielli, Strauss, Rossini, Vivaldi etc. but it is with the 11 soundtracks of Nino Rota that collects success. Since 1979 he has been Professor of Piano, Contemporary Practice, Piano and Orchestra, Academic Courses of I and II Level and the Master "Il Solista e l'Orchestra" at the Conservatory of Bari.

Piano Duo Celestina Masotti & Annarosa Partipilo (Italy)



The piano Duo Masotti - Partipilo, although recently formed (4 years), immediately distinguished itself in the wide musical panorama of the original literature and the transcriptions for piano duo, both four hands and two pianos, maturing a consolidated fusion in a intense concert activity also in the international field. Unique training that can make use of the arrangements of the film music by Nino Rota developed by Prof. Masotti.

ANNA MIERNIK (Poljska / Poland)



Anna Miernik has already performed on 5 continents in 32 countries (Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Peru, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, USA).
In 2015 she performed in Carnegie Hall in New York in Weill Recital Hall. She performs in prestigious concert halls such as Sydney Opera House, Gran Teatro Nacional in Lima, Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. During her second stay in Australia in 2016 she performed with an orchestra on a very special occasion. It was a concert in Melbourne Town Hall where, exactly 111 years ago, her great compatriot Ignacy Jan Paderewski had concerts. She has performed in cities such as Ottawa, Calgary (Canada), Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth (Australia), Wellington (New Zealand), Paris (France), Rome, Bari (Italy), Tbilisi (Georgia), Yerevan (Armenia), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Tel Aviv, Haifa (Israel), Miami (USA), Sao Paolo, Brasilia (Brazil), Bogota (Colombia), Lima (Peru), Santiago de Chile. Her first CD containing Sonatas by J. Brahms and C. Franck was released in 2014. The idea for this recording originated with Patrycja Piekutowska, world-renowned violinist, who invited Anna to join her in the project.
The disc has received enthusiastic reviews, and according to Newsweek Polska it is: ‘an enjoyable portion of classical music’. In August 2017 Anna recorded a CD featuring songs written by Feliks Nowowiejski, which is also widely available in major streaming services. What makes this compilation unique is the selection of the works for the recording; they have never been publicly performed before and their recording is based on manuscripts that are kept in the Raczyński Library in Poznań. Its release was followed shortly by another CD, this time featuring F. Nowowiejski's works for piano solo.
The music from both discs is available in popular digital music services (Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, etc.) Anna received her honours degree from the Academy of Music in Kraków in 2013, after completing her studies in professor Andrzej Pikul’s piano class. She has also studied under tuition of professor Sławomir Zubrzycki (constructor of viola organista, the unique instrument designed more than 500 years ago by Leonardo da Vinci). Anna participated in master classes run by eminent pedagogues, such as prof. Paul Badura-Skoda, prof. Andrzej Jasinski, prof. Dina Yoffe. As her repertoire comprises the works of 30 Polish composers, the artist regularly adds their compositions to the programs of her concerts. In this way she promotes Polish music abroad.
The pianist performs pieces of music that represent different epochs, genres and styles. Thanks to her fascination with modern music Anna participated in several premiere performances of various compositions – even the ones that were dedicated to her.

ENJOY DUO (Italy)



Formed and consecrated by artists of international importance such as Radu Aldulescu, Jano Starker, Arturo Bonucci, Vito Paternoster, Aldo Ciccolini, Alicia de Larrocha, each of the members of the Duo performs in major European theaters, sometimes as Spalla and Soloist.
The Duo includes among its activities the dissemination of musical culture through the Concert Season of the Sala Carabellese in Molfetta, in southern Italy: a multi-purpose center dedicated to music, dance and Yoga, inviting and accompanying soloists and international personalities of the world of music and theater.
This evening's music program is divided into two parts: the first has a romantic imprint with Respighi, Schumann and Paganini, while in the second part the two musicians will play a more modern repertoire with Sollima, De Falla and Piazzolla. For the Enjoy Duo this is the debut in Croatia. Enjoy!

TRIO GALANT

Giuseppe Nova


Giuseppe Nova's performances have been hailed in international publications. The Washington Post called his performance "charming." Other critics have commented enthusiastically: "enlightened performance... an extraordinary musical sense" (Il Giornale); "a magic performance of virtuosity" (Gazzetta del Sud); "musical art at its perfection" (Nice Matin, France); "a genius mode dialogue" (Nürtinger Zeitung, Germany); "in a class of his own" (Secolo XIX); and "simply divine…" Concert Reviews UK, ... Canino and Nova for an evening of excitement ... the bravura and more, the class, the artists "Monthly Lombardy" ... charmer and elegant, straining to empty, like a cornucopia, his flute with music pearls "HubCulture", The public has long applauded the main performers Maxence Larrieu and Giuseppe Nova ... admirable quality approach, with fluid, gentle and mild interpretation... Arena di Verona " Graduated from the Conservatory in Turin and Conservatoire Supérieur de Lyon where he studied with the celebrated Maxence Larrieu. Described as one of the most outstanding Italian flutists of his generation, Mr. Nova made his debut in 1982 as a soloist with the RAI Symphony Orchestra. This marked the beginning of a brilliant career which has led him to perform in the most prestigious concert halls in Europe, the United States and Asia (Japan, Thailand, China, Korea, Singapour). Soloist with several Orchestras, such as Prague Virtuosi, Ensemble of Tokyo, Orchestre de Cannes Côte d'Azur, Camerata Bohemica, Arena di Verona Orchestra, Turin Philharmonic, Tübinger Kammerorchester, Thailand Philharmonic, West Bohemian Symphony orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Chesapeake Orchestra, Astana Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, in prestigious concert halls and Festivals, like Suntory Hall Tokyo, Rome Parco della Musica, Dvorak Hall and Rudolfinum in Prague, Seoul’s Art Center. Teatro Filarmonico in Verona. He taught at the Accademia di Pescara, at the Arts Academy Foundation in Rome, at the Scuola di Saluzzo, visiting artist at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, USA, he now teaches at the Conservatoire de la Vallée d'Aoste. He has recorded extensively (Camerata Tokyo, Universal) and many are available on iTunes. Giuseppe Nova received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Kyoto, he has performed at the G20 in Guatemala City and in 2011 he received in Prague the European Award for Artistic and Cultural activities. He’s regularly invited by the Conservatoire de Lausanne and the Conservatoire Supérieur de Lyon as Expert Juror for Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees.

Simona Mango


Simona Mango studied classical singing in Rome with Amedea Nogas-Perrino, Margaret Baker-Genovesi and Doris Andrews. She attended mastercourses at the Ateneo Internazionale della Lirica in Sulmona with soprano Margaret Baker-Genovesi, conductor Dario Lucantoni and stage director Italo Nunziata, and at the Accademia di Arte Lirica in Osimo wi th Sergio Segal ini 's. She took par t in masterclasses with Gabriella Tucci and Mirella Freni and had the privilege of perfecting her art with Luciana Serra. Her activity includes opera (Madama Butterfly, West Side Story, Orfeo ed Euridice, Nabucco, Mefistofele, Cavalleria Rusticana, Così fan Tutte, Orphée aux Enfers, L’Italiana in Algeri amongst others), Lied (2nd Prize and Audience Prize at the "C. A. Seghizzi" international chamber music competition in Gorizia; two live CDs "Sogno d'amore" and "Canciones de amor y otros amores"), sacred music (from Bach to Bacalov), and private teaching. in 2016 she started staging concerts under her own brand, Allegro con Fuoco, in Switzerland (a new production of Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte) and Spain (concerts and recitals with international guests). Her greatest passion is spreading the knowledge and love of classical music, which she likes to bring to unusual places and occasions.

Ivana Marija Vidovic

NENA ĆORAK – composer abuot herself



My childhood was 'colored' with Konavle and Dubrovnik, with hills, sea and music. These pictures and sceneries accompany me throughout all my life and my composing. Although I started to play piano when I was only twelfth, I have been curiously discovering simple instruments from the earliest age and improvised. Classical music has always fascinated me, so harmony and polyphony became my most interesting mathematic. During the last year of my studies at the Academy of Music - at the Piano Department I also started compositional studies. After graduating from piano, I have taught piano at the Luka Sorkočević Art School in Dubrovnik and I've been engaged in chamber music ever since. This gives me the opportunity to work on the pieces of music and many of literature. Working with children has given me new motivation and approach therefore there are many compositions inspired by the children's world which I've adapted to their age and possibilities.

KOJI MIURA (Japan)



Koji Miura was born in Aichi, Japan. He studied clarinet at Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo under the unforgettable of prof. Kálmán Berkes. After graduation, he studied in Freiburg, Germany under the supervision of prof. Jörg Widmann. After returning to Japan, he is as the international musician based in Japan. As a soloist, he had performed with many bands, including Republic of China Air Force Band (Taiwan), Hong Kong Band Directors Wind Orchestra (Hong Kong), Nontri Orchestra Winds (Thailand). At many worldwide music festival, including Alexander Arutiunian International Wind Festival (Armenia), ICA ClarinetFest® (Belgium), ECA Clarinet Festival (Hungary) and Taiwan Clinic (Taiwan), he was invited as a soloist and lecturer. In 2017 he was invited from the Alexander Arutiunian International Wind Festival in Yerevan, Armenia. He performed with string quartet members of the Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet orchestra. Also he is enthusiastic about music education. He had be many lecture to educational institution all over the world, including Hofstra University (USA) and Shobi College of Music (Japan). He is one of a young great musician with much expected in the world. Since 2017 he is the RZ Artist and Gonzales Artist. He plays on RZ "BOHEMA STAR" Golden Edition. This is Miura's debut in Croatia!

Diana Hilje (Hrvatska / Croatia)



Dijana Hilje born in Dubrovnik, studied at the Zagreb Academy of Music, in the Voice Department, where she also received her master's degree. She has been participating in the performances of the entire opera repertoire of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. She has gradually directed her attention towards the repertoire of French and Italian music, but she also gives quite a number of performances of the works by contemporary Croatian composers. Since 2015. She performs with the pianist Ivana Marija Vidović as a duo Vox Ragusei and performs at concerts and in operas in Croatia and abroad.

Vera Hrga



Professor, translator, a versatile member of the Slovenian society Triglav in Split, Vera Hrga was born in Slovenia but lives in Split where she works as a professor of Slovenian language. She has been a chief Editor of the magazine Planika, which counts more than 20 editions...She was also the artistic director of the Sl. Triglav society in Split and continues to be its important member and a professional assistant for many activities...

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