Massimo Marin - Violin
Born in Turin, Massimo Marin studied music under the guidance of Lorenzo Lugli. After graduating at a very young age, he played in several of the most prestigious Italian orchestras. He furthered his training with Salvatore Accardo, Leonid Kogan, Corrado Romano. Active as a soloist in Italy and abroad, and as a member of chamber ensembles (duo with pianist Andrea Bambace, Quintet Italian, Solisti Veneti, New Virtuosi di Roma, Italian Soloists), Marin has made concert tours all over the world. He was invited by Claudio Abbado to work with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and chosen by Riccardo Muti for the Prime Parts of the Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, where he played under the greatest conductors. In 1992 he was awarded the “A Life for Art” prize. He has taught violin at the Conservatory of Turin for many years. He plays a violin G. B. Guadagnini – Piacenza 1747.
Dario Destefano - Cello
After training with Renzo Brancaleon, Antonio Janigro and Johannes Goritzki , Dario Destefano graduated from the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Turin, Italy, and the Hochschule “Schumann” in Dusseldorf, Germany. In 1987, at the age of twenty-two, he became the principal cellist in the orchestra of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna. As first cello he has also collaborated with the RAI Orchestra and the Teatro Regio in Turin. He played in theaters in Europe and around the globe, and has performed numerous pieces as world premieres. He is professor of cello at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Turin. He plays a cello Santagiuliana – Vicenza 1821.
Filippo M. Del Noce - Flute
Filippo Maria Del Noce began his musical studies in the class of Antonmario Semolini at the conservatory “G. Verdi” of Turin, where he graduated in 2011 with the excellent result of 10/10 cum laude and honorable mention. He is now principal flute at the Ruse Philharmonic orchestra and he is increasing his preparation completing his master course with the Professor Dieter Flury at the Graz Kunstuniversität. During his artistic training he took part in several masterclasses with Peter-Lukas Graf and Davide Formisano at the Académie internationale d’Eté de Nice and the Mozarteum Internationale Sommerakademie of Salzburg and he had the opportunity to gain experience in orchestra and chamber music playing thanks of his partecipation into prestigious academies and festivals. He was in fact invited to play at the Aurora classical music festival under Kurt Masur, as first flut with the Penderecki Orchestra Academy conducted by the well reknowned composer and with the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie at the Klangspuren festival in Innsbruck. Currently he is a member of the Ensemble Nuove Musiche with whom he partecipated in tournees in Italy, Spain and United States. He had also been working for four years with the Antidogma Musica chamber orchestra performing especially modern and contemporary music works and becoming familiar with this repertoire. Since 2012 he has been regularly playing in duo with the guitarist Edoardo Pieri, together they qualified first in the european competition EUPLAY for chamber music. Filippo Maria Del Noce plays a Harry Gosse gold flute belonged to the flutist Willy Freivogel.
Roberto Bocchio - Clarinet
He has studied with musicians such as G. Deplus, G. Garbarino, T. Friedli, F. and B. Mezzena. In 1992, Roberto Bocchio won the 1st prize with honorable mention at the National Conservatory of Nice under the guidance of Maestro M. Lethiec. He collaborated with the most prestigious Italian orchestras and performed in France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan. Since 1984 he is professor of clarinet, and since 2005 he has been teaching at the Conservatory “G. Cantelli” of Novara. He plays clarinet Buffet Crampon and Ance Rico.
Alessandro Marangoni - Piano
Pianist and soloist who used to work together in various ensembles, has long established himself on the national and international scene. Dates back to 2007, his recital at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in a tribute to Victor de Sabata side by side with Daniel Barenboim. He has performed in major European theaters and, overseas, in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Canada, with considerable public and critical success. It also performed some of Mozart concerts on tour with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He collaborated in theaters with Valentina Cortese and Filippo Crivelli. He was the first Italian musician to perform in the virtual world of Second Life, performing more than one hundred concerts with great success. He has made prestigious recordings for Naxos.
Francesco Ottonello - Percussions
Percussionist Francesco Ottonello studied between Milan and Turin, graduating in Percussion Instruments, Composition and Band orchestration. He collaborated with major Italian theaters (Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Carlo Felice, Orchestra Verdi in Milano, Europa Galante) and various European musical institutions (Komorní Opera Praha). He took classes in orchestra conducting at the Liegi Conservatory and Prague Conservatory. Ottonello played with prestigious conductors, such as Riccardo Muti, Fabio Luisi, Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Harding, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Myung Whun Chung, and others. He is graduated in Musicology at Milan University (thesis supervisor Prof. E. Sala), where he pursues his interest in the Italian opera in the era of Rossini.
Guido Maria Guida - Conductor
Conductor Guido Maria Guida graduated in piano, composition and conducting at the Conservatories of Turin and Milan. He continued his studies at the École Normale in Paris and the Accademia Chigiana under the leadership of Franco Ferrara, where in 1978 he obtained a diploma of merit. From 1982 to 1994 he worked as the musical assistant of Giuseppe Sinopoli, actively participating in numerous symphonic and opera productions at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Covent Garden in London, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Nazionaltheater of Munich, the Teatro alla Fenice in Venice. In January 1995, he performed in Japan with the National Orchestra of RAI. With Giuseppe Giacomini he recorded for the Bongiovanni; he also made many other recordings for Capriccio, Memories, Fonit-Cetra, Disc Mountains and Urtext. He has worked with soloists such as Maria Tipo, Cyprien Katsaris, Laura De Fusco, Horacio Gutierrez, David Geringas, Placido Domingo, and Juan Pons. From 1996 to 1998, Guida was the principal conductor of the Opera Bellas Artes in Mexico City, where from 2003 to 2006 he performed the entire cycle of “The Ring of the Nibelung” by R. Wagner, getting an enthusiastic response from the public and critics. In October 2004 he made his debut at the Opera Theater in Houston, where he performed the world premiere of a new opera by Daniel Catan “Salsipuedes”, receiving critical acclaim from the public and the international press. Conductor Guida is professor of score reading at the Conservatory “G.Verdi” in Turin.
Marco Zambelli - Conductor
Born in Genova in 1960, he completed his Organ curriculum with a Diploma at the Conservatorio “N. Paganini” in 1983 and was awarded a Premier Prix de Virtuosité in the class of Lionel Rogg in Geneva in 1986. The same year, he won the 2nd Prize at the Orgelwettbewerb in Kaltern. He has played chamber music, accompanied instrumentalists and singers and giveb numerous solo recitals until 1988. In 1989 became Chorus Master at he Opéra de Lyon and had the chance (and the pleasure) to be chosen by eminent Maestros, like M. Arena, B. Campanella, E. Krivine, N. Marriner and J. E. Gardiner, to be their Assistant. Suddenly, conducting looked like the “natural development” to all these diverse formative experiences. Since 1994 he has conducted both Symphonic and Operatic repertoire in all the five continents but mostly in Europe, where he has been in front of Orchestras like the London Philarmonic, Royal Liverpool Philarmonic, BBC NOW, OSPA, TSO, Philarmonie de Monaco, Jerusalem Symphony, ICO , Prague Philarmonia, Hungarian Radio, etc., alone or sharing the spotlights with artists of the level of Julian Lloyd-Webber, Peter Wispelwey, Leo Nucci and Rolando Villazon just to name a few, in Concert Halls like the Philarmonie in Munich, Berlin and Köln, the Gewandhaus, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the TCE in Paris, the Smetana Hall in Prague, the Tivoli Auditorium in Copenhagen, Ranieri III in Montecarlo, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moskow, The Israel Festival, Glyndebourne. In his own country he has conducted at eh Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Regio in Parma and in Turin, the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo, Venice, Cagliari, Genova, Catania. Has recorded for BBC, Czech TV and Virgin Classics.
Renata Campanella - Soprano
Catania native Soprano Opera singer, Renata Campanella started at an early age the musical studies at the conservatory “Vincenzo Bellini” in Catania, where she graduated with the top marks in canto lirico. In conjunction with her musical and theater studies she graduated in Liberal arts (Humanistic Studies). Renata Campanella attended also the “G. Verdi –Toscanini Academy” in Parma and “Liric Academy” in Osimo. Winner and finalist of various international Opera Singer Competitions (“Flaviano Labò” in Piacenza, “Gian Battista Viotti” in Vercelli and “Voci Verdiane” in Busseto), she has gained recognition as an accomplished and highly versatile Lyric soprano, defined as “a phenomenon of vocal and dramatic intensity. She performes an intesive theater and concertistic activity”. Renata Campanella operas performances include: Mimì in “La Bohème”; Contessa, “Le Nozze di Figaro”; Donna Anna, “Don Giovanni”; Giovanna, “Ernani”; Cio-Cio San, “Madama Butterfly”; Rosina, “Barbiere di Siviglia”; Violetta, “La Traviata”; Leonora, “Il Trovatore”; Suor Angelica, “Suor Angelica”; Santuzza, “Cavalleria Rusticana”; Floria Tosca, “Tosca”; Suzel, “L’Amico Fritz”. With a newly discovered passion to contemporary music she participated in performing movies soundtracks. Recently she performed at the Greek Theater in Taormina singing during an important Opera Gala.