V. Danubia Talents International Music Competition - jury

Elio Orio violinist and violist

Elio Orio

He’s a Chamber music teacher at “Pollini” Padova's State Conservatoire. He started to study music at Asti’s local music school, where he was violin teacher for nearly 20 years. He went on studying with Camillo Grasso (first violin at Rome’s Opera Theatre), Corrado Romano (teacher of Uto Ughi) and Franco Gulli (concert performer and teacher at Bloomington University- USA). Before getting his degree in violin he started to work for some of the most important National Orchestras (RAI national television, “Carlo Felice” Theatre in Genova, Opera Theatre in Rome, Regio Opera Theatre in Torino and some others…).

Then, he devoted himself to the study of chamber music and founded the  Athenaeum Piano Quartet that made him win several prizes in different competitions. He also performed concerts for important associations and attended Siena’s Chigiana Academy (tnanks to a grant) where he got a merit degree. He played in a quartet with Bruno Canino and Pier Narciso Masi, two of the most important Italian pianists. Besides, he often performed solo concerts and he was first violin in many Italian orchestras. He founded Asti’s Chamber Ensemble and promoted Asti’s Symphony Orchestra, whose first concert, conducted by Orio himself,  took place at the “Alfieri”  Theatre in Asti.

After taking a public examination he became a  conservatoire teacher.

He has been giving summer proficiency courses since 1999 and Masterclasses in Malaga and Oviedo, (Spain), Cyprus, Banska Bystrica (Slovak), Porto and Braganca (Portugal), Istanbul (Turkey), Timisoara (Romania), Thessaloniki (Greece), Francisco Beltrao (Brazil), China (Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Wuhan, and others), Kazakistan (Astana and Almati).

He played in Italy, Swisserland, Germany, France, Austria, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Slovak, Chek Republic, Brazil, China, Kazakistan, Cyprus, Syria.

Invited by State Conservatory in St. Petersburg for an educational meeting.

In addition, he got a degree in viola.

He was often invited as a member of the Tekfen Filarmonyc Orchestra in Istanbul, formed by the best musicians of more than 20 different countries.

From november 2009 to 2015 he was director of the “Buzzolla” Conservatory of Music in Adria.

Prof. Rintaro Akamatsu pianist

Rintaro Akamatsu

Born in 1978, he started learning the piano and the violin from the age of 2, and the cello from the age of 6. He started becoming active from a very young age. When he was 5, he made his TV debut in the progressions of Mr. Minoru Ozone and Mr. Yasushi Akutagawa. At 10, he performed Mozart’s concerto with his original cadenza. Since winning the 1990 All-Japan Student Music Competition, he has gone on and won several major competitions in the country. In 1993, he received a commendation from the Sendai City Board of Education for educational achievement. In 1996, he joined the ?rst Hamamatsu International Piano Academy. After winning third place at the Clara Schumann International Piano Competition (the judges included Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire), he was hailed as “intelligent and talented” by Dr. Joachim Kaiser. Later, he would go on to win more than 10 awards at international competitions.

After graduating from Kobe University, all the judges unanimously awarded him the Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste for both piano and chamber music at L’ Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (all the judges awarded him full marks for chamber music). He studied the piano with Reiko Kumagai, Mikhail Voskresensky, France Clidat, Jean Micault, György Nádor and Zoltán Kocsis, chamber music with Nina Patchett and Christian Ivaldi, and musicology with Akeo Okada.

He has performed with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Metropolitan Orchestra, the Royal Chamber Orchestra and the Danube Symphony Orchestra etc. Many of the tracks can be found on YouTube. “Due Domenico”, “Angel del Piazzolla”, “And the Bell Tolls” and “Hommage a Invention”, which were released under King International, have been acclaimed in several magazines. In addition to major concert halls within Japan, he has performed in USA, Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Taiwan and Columbia. From 2016, he has served as a judge for “Danubia Talents”, “Osaka”, “Xabia”, “Liszt”, “Orbetello”(Junior) and “Monegrarte” International Music Competition. He has mentored over 1,000 musicians, and has produced many winners at major domestic and overseas competitions (PTNA Grand Prix, Silver Award, Gold Award, Tokyo Music Competition Champion and many international competitions). Other than being a judge and a Masterclass lecturer, he has also written essays which were published in newspapers and magazines.

Currently: Professor of Budapest International Piano Masterclass, visiting professor at Senzoku Gakuen Music College, a specially-appointed associate professor at Osaka College of Music, and visiting professor at Utsunomiya Junior College.

http://rintaro-akamatsu.com/

Julianna Kiss pianist

Kiss Julianna zongoraművész

Julianna Kiss was born in Miskolc (Hungary), she started her musician studies at the age of 5. She has received her first teacher Degree from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Miskolc in Hungary. She has a concert diploma in piano from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Pecs in Hungary. From 2012 to 2015 she studied Mentor teacher program and Kovács-method at the Budapest ELTE-PPK University. She received further impulses from professors  of  piano,  such  as  Sándor  Falvai,  Gyöngyi  Keveházi,  László  Gyimesi,  Attila Némethy,  Tamás  Vásáry,  Dénes  Varjon,  Csaba  Király.  Who  are  famous  teachers  of  the Hungarian piano school.

She studied heritage of Liszt and Bartók and Russian piano school method from them. She studied the fortepiano music on the Masterclass of legendary Prof . Malcom Bilson. She studied chamber music at the Music University of Padua. She won on several National and International Music Competition for example: She won X. International Music Competition “Musica Insieme” 5th Concorso Internazionale “ Don Vincenzo Vitti “.

Her repertoire is vast: it includes piano solo and several chamber music pieces. She is a piano accompanist for several choirs. 

She  works  in  Budapest  as  a  sought-after  piano  teacher  and  is  also  employed  by  the Hungary as a piano mentor and piano consultant. She  is  an  enthusiastic  representative  and  advertiser  of  Kovács-method,  which  takes  an important part in her work.

In  2013,  EMMI  (Ministry  of  Human  Resources,  department  of  Hungarian Government)  adjudicated  her  the  „Bonis  Bona  –  For  the  Talents  of  the  Nation”  award, because of her prominent work in music teaching and talent management. From 2014 she is a member of „Nemzeti Pedagógus Kar” (National Teacher Faculty). She became consultant for music teachers in 2015. Head of the Keyboard Department in her school since 2012. 

Her  piano  students  have  already  won  close  than  200  prizes  at  national  and  international competitions.

Julianna is the founder and artistic director of the Danubia Talents International Music Festival and Competitions.

She hold several masterclasses in Hungary and abroad. She  is  also  jury  president  or  member  at  various  national  and  international  competitions  in Catania,  Rome,  Ischia,  Orbetello – Italy,  Xabia – Spain,  Wien – Austria,  and  Budapest - Hungary.

I. Danubia Talents International Music Competition Vác 2016. 
7th. International Competition “Youth Academy Awards” Rome 2017. 
II. Danubia Talents International Music Competition Vác 2017. 
8th. International Competition “Youth Academy Awards” Rome 2018. 
VI. Concorso Internacional de Piano “Vila de Xabia” Spain 2018. 
I. Wiener Danubia Talents International Music Competition Wien 2018. 
III. Danubia Talents International Music Competition Vác 2018. 
I. Danubia Talents Liszt International Music Competition Rome 2018. 
5th. Concorso Musicale Nazionale “Nellina Cappellani Costa” Catania 2019. 
7th. International Piano Competition “ISCHIA” Ischia 2019. 
IV. Danubia Talents International Music Competition Budapest 2019. 
II. Danubia Talents Liszt International Music Competition Rome 2019. 
II. Wiener Danubia Talents International Music Competition Wien 2020. 
Orbetello Piano Competition Orbetello 2020. 

As  a  concert  pianist  she  tours  all  over  Europe,  playing  concerts  in  Italy,  Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary. She has given many charity concert in Hungary and abroad. Her artistic work includes hundreds of concerts. She has invited to play with Daniel Lugosi clarinetist he performed live for TV broad casting. (VirtuososTalent Show) Daniel Lugosi won on the Virtuosos Talent Show. She organized the first Casio Festival in Hungary and gave a concert.(Liszt, Bartók, Piazzolla piano pieces) 

She has organize concerts and exhibitions for young talents and supports young talents in many ways form. 
She  participated  with  four  Hungarian  young  students  in  an  ERASMUS  program  in  ITALY (2018. Music, a bridge among cultures). 
She  collaborate  with  AIMART  (Accademia  Internazionale  di  Musica  e  Arte  Rome)  and Accademia d’Ungheria Rome. 
Publications:  dr.  Kovács  Géza  Memory  book:  Kovács-method  in  professional  piano education.
Source: http://www.hetek.hu/interju/201402/zenelni_csak_szivvel_lehet
Contacts: kissjuli.info@gmail.com,  zongorilla7@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/juli.kiss.520

Edda Silvestri

Edda Silvestri

Training

Edda Silvestri completed her studies at Naples Conservatory, graduating in transverse flute (1973) at 18 with M° Ferdinando Staiano. She took this further with Jean Claude Masi and Conrad Klemm. Contemporarily she studied Composition with M° Bruno Mazzotta and Percussion with M° Antonio Bonomo.

In 1973 she won First Prize at Concorso Nazionale Musicisti in Rome. She has been a flute maestro since 1974, teaching at Campobasso and Frosinone Conservatories. Since 1990 she has held tenure at Rome’s Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music.

Activities as Director

In the Rome Conservatory she held position of Vice Director from October 2005. She was Vice Commissioner of the Conservatory from 28 September 2006 to 9 October 2007, acting as director, pursuant to art. 6 of D.P.R. 132, 2003. She was then elected Director for the Triennial 2007/2010, and when this expired, she was reconfirmed for a further mandate until 2013.

In the two mandates available, Edda Silvestri focused on her primary objective of returning to the Santa Cecilia Conservatory its role, centrality and functions so it would again be the greatest musical educational institution in Italy. This aim was reached and how. The results obtained are important and varied: reclaiming teaching; relocating the Conservatory into the national and international productive panorama; redefining qualified relations with other Institutions in the sector; reclaiming the premises and instrumental park the Conservaory enjoys.

She saw to a systematic intervention plan, which led to the sonorisation of the Academy Hall and the construction of a research laboratory for studying sound spacing (€130,000 invested in the capital account). A multi-year purchase plan was completed, with investments equal to €230,000 to renew the instrumental park.

Interventions to statically consolidate the premises and reclaim the Academic Hall with investments of € 500,000.

Thanks to M° Edda Silvestri, who on her on volition firmly made further spaces necessary, second premises for the Conservatory, through continued work soliciting political and military Institutions, lasting three years (2010/2013), the Ministry of Defence gave Santa Cecilia Conservatory the State Property of the Santa Andrea delle Fratte Complex, ex convent, ex Royal Crew barracks, ex High Command Fifth Department premises. This means 1400 sq m, turned into halls and rehearsal rooms, just 700 metres away from the historic headquarters on via dei Greci.

Conventions and agreements

M° Silvestri has struck many conventions and agreements with national and international Organs and Institutions, firstly for the Santa Cecilia Conservatory: Tokyo – Conservatory of Tokyo (Japan); Peking Central Conservatory and Guangdong Conservatory Association (China); Kazakhistan Conservatory; Seowon University (Korea); Conservatory of Milan; then for Pianeta Arte: Xin Hua College of Sun Yat-Sen University (China); Lu Opera Group of Dongying City People’s Republic of China; Temple University; Korea Lifemusic Association (Korea); Universidad EAFIT (Colombia); Chengdu Shangkun (International) Art School international Center (China); Beijing Zhong Yikun Tecnology Training.

Since 2018, Pianeta Arte has been in the China Conservatory of Music project.

Further, on 28 September M° Silvestri was awarded the title of Honorary Director of the Art, Design and Media Faculty and the Music Faculty of Xin Hua College Of Sun Yat-Sen University.

Edda Silvestri has also enjoyed intensive concert activities.

She has been guest artist for internationally important Organs, Festivals and events. Since the ‘90s she has furthered her study of contemporary music and devoted herself to her solo repertory of different types of flute: flute in C, flute in G, bass flute.

Alisa Katroshi

Alisa Katroshi

Alisa Katroshi is an internationally renowned soprano with unique ‘brown voice’ starring in title roles of classics such as Tosca and Aida throughout Europe.

Leading Roles

Alisa has starred as Mimi in La Boheme, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly as well as Aida in Aida and Floria Tosca in Tosca. Further key roles have been performed by Alisa in ‘La forza del destino’ as well as ‘Un ballo in maschera’.

Defining Directors

Alisa has cooperated with directors of the calibre of Andrea Battistoni, Hermann Breuer, Daniela Candiotto, Wolfgang Seeliger, Helge Dorsch, Hans Friedrich Harle as well as Alfredo Sorichetti and performed with a number of leading orchestras such as: l’Orchestra dell’Arena di Verona, the Orchestra of the Albanian National Opera & Ballet Theatre, the Frankfurter Symphoniker Orchestra, the Rhein-Main Philharmoniker, the Orchestra of the National Theatre of Constanta as well as Radio & Television Orchestra of Tirana.

Famous Stages

Alisa has performed in recent years on stages such as Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Teatro Nuovo di Verona, Teatro Camploy di Verona, Auditorium Della Gran Guardia di Verona, Teatro Verdi di Padova, Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, UP Ujpesti Theatre Budapest as well as at secondary stages in Rome, Milan, Imperia, Alassio, Palermo, Taormina, Frankfurt, Mainz, Darmstadt, Budapest, Presevo and Skopje. Alisa is always welcome to her original home stage of the National Opera of Tirana.

Impactful Teachers

Alisa has been studying with Daniela Dessi (key impact on technique), Mirella Freni (key impact on interpretation of music), Marcello Lippi (key impact on artistic interpretation and dramatic personalities) as well as Alida Ferrarini, Fiorenza Cedolins and Maria Noto. She is currently studying with Sylvia Sass.

International Excellence

Alisa is the winner of multiple prestigious singing competitions from ‘Villa in Canto’ to ‘Martinelli Pertile’, from ‘O.M.E.G.A’ to ‘Cavalier Davide Vignolo’, from ‘Antonio Salieri’ to ‘Anita Qerquetti’ and more. Alisa graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana (2005) and Summa Cum Laude from Conservatorio di Verona (2009).Alisa spends significant time in Hungary, Albania as well as Italy.

Gusztáv Hőna

Hőna Gusztáv

DLA, professor emeritus

Tanulmányok:
1968-71: Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Főiskola Tanárképző tagozat, tanára: Pehl András
1971-73: Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Főiskola ötéves tagozat, tanára: Dr. Újfalusi László
1978-79: 3-3 hónapos ösztöndíj, Florida State University, tanára: Dr. William F. Cramer
2004: DLA fokozat megszerzése. Disszertáció címe: Kortárs magyar harsonairodalom a dolgozat készítőjének ajánlott művekről

Oktatói tevékenység:
1990 óta a Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem tanára, 1999 óta egyetemi docensként
2001-2013: a Fúvós Tanszék vezetője

Vendégtanári állások, mesterkurzusok, zsűrizések:
1981: Eastern Trombone Workshop - előadás, szóló koncert, tanítás
1982: Universität Justus-Leibig, Giessen - előadás
1983: Nemzetközi Harsona Találkozó Belmont College, Nashville - előadás
1983: Rézfúvós Seminar Neuhofen, Ausztria - mesterkurzusok
1984: II. Nemzetközi Rézfúvós Kongresszus, Indiana University, Bloomington - előadások,
mesterkurzusok
1986: Indiana University, Bloomington - mesterkurzus
1988: Zeneakadémia, Malmö - előadás, mesterkurzus
1988: Queensland University, Brisbane - zsűrizés, előadás
1990: Boston University, Harvard University, Juilliard School of Music, University of North
Carolina, Texas University és több más amerikai egyetemen tartott előadások
1996: German Brass Academy - mesterkurzus, tanítás
1997: Nemzetközi Harsona Fesztivál, Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois USA - tanítás
2009: Nemzetközi Harsona Verseny, Moszkva - zsűrizés
2010: Prágai Tavasz Nemzetközi Harsona Verseny - zsűrizés
2014: Mesterkurzusok - Friburg, Párizs
2015: Nemzetközi Harsona Verseny (Visegrádi Négyek), Brno - zsűrizés

Fontosabb koncertek, zenekari tagság:
1972 óta a Magyar Rádió Szimfonikus Zenekarának tagja.
1974: Modern Rézfúvós Együttes alapítása
1983: Hőna Harsona Quartet alapítása
1982: Universität Justus-Leibig, Giessen; koncert
1983: Nemzetközi Harsona Találkozó Belmont College, Nashville; koncert
1984: II. Nemzetközi Rézfúvós Kongresszus, Indiana University, Bloomington; koncert
1986: Indiana University, Bloomington; koncert
1988: Zeneakadémia, Malmö; koncert Malmö Szimfonikus Zenekarral
1988: I. Ausztrál Nemzetközi Harsonaverseny és Szimpózium, Queensland University, Brisbane
koncertek
1989: Szóló turné az USA-ban.
1990: Szóló turné az USA-ban, koncertek Boston University, Harvard University, Juilliard School of
Music, University of North Carolina, Texas University és több más amerikai egyetem
1992: Nemzetközi Harsona Quartet Verseny és Harsona Fesztivál Detmold; zsűrizés, koncert,
1997: Nemzetközi Harsona Fesztivál, Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois USA; szóló koncert,
tanítás
1998: Százéves a Magyar Harsona Tanszak - ünnepi koncert, Zeneakadémia Nagyterem
2000: Jubileumi koncert, Zeneakadémia Nagyterem
2003: Helsinki, Nemzetközi Harsona Fesztivál
2013: 115 éves a Magyar Harsona Tanszak - ünnepi koncert nemzeközi harsonaművészek szereplésével, Zeneakadémia Nagyterem
2014: Koncertturné és mesterkurzusok Corpus Harsona Quartettel USA

Díjak, kitüntetések:
1977: Nemzetközi Harsonaverseny Toulon, Bronze Medaille
1979: Nemzetközi Rézfúvós Verseny Ancona 1. Díj. (Modern Rézfúvós Együttes tagjaként)
1992: Liszt-díj
2002: Artisjus Zenei Alapítvány díja
2010: International Trombone Association (ITA) Award - a Nemzetközi Harsona Szövetség életműdija
2013: Bartók-Pásztory díj

Honlap: http://ghoena.uw.hu/

Edit Hruby

Hruby Edit

Egyetemi diplomáját a Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem Debreceni Konzervatóriumában szerezte. Tanulmányai utolsó évében Firenzében nyert énekversenyt, majd a New York Sate University és a Greater Buffalo Opera Company ösztöndíjasa lett Amerikában.

Amerikából hazatérve egy éven át a Magyar Rádió énekese, majd a Budapesti Operabarátok Ösztöndíját nyerte el. A Magyar Állami Operaházban Puccini Bohéméletének Musetta-jaként debütált, majd olyan darabokban énekelt, mint Bizet: Carmen, Britten: Peter Grimes, Verdi: Rigoletto, Vajda: Leonce és Léna, Kacsóh: János vitéz, stb. Ezzel párhuzamosan a Debreceni Csokonai Színházban Mozart: Varázsfuvolában Pamina, Cimarosa: Titkos házasságában Carolina. Tíz éven át a Pesti Vigadóban, majd a Belvárosi Színházban működő Interoperett  primadonnája.

Együtt dolgozott többek között Lukács Ervinnel, Medveczky Ádámmal, Kovács Jánossal, Pál Tamással, Oberfrank Péterrel, Köteles Gézával, Török Gézával, Kocsár Balázzsal, Kesselyák Gergellyel, Tokody Ilonával, Wiedemann Bernadettel, Kiss B. Attilával, Kertessi Ingriddel, Temesi Máriával, Fekete Attilával, csak hogy néhány nevet említsünk. Mesterei Pászthy Júlia és Laki Krisztina voltak.

Meghívott vendégművészként fellépett Európa szinte minden országában, Ausztriában, Olaszországban, Svájcban, Belgiumban, Franciaországban, Németországban, Hollandiában, Romániában, illetve az Amerikai Egyesült Államokban.

Énekesi pályafutása mellett mindvégig a tanításnak is ugyanolyan fontos szerepet tulajdonított. Majd’ 10 évig Újpesten a magánének-tanszak vezetője. Az Erkel Opera-stúdió alapítója, művészeti vezetője, mely 2018-ban bekerült Magyar Alapfokú Művészetpedagógia Értéktárába.

Nagy sikerrel tart énekes mesterkurzusokat is.

2013 óta Debreceni Egyetem Zeneművészeti Karán a Magánének-tanszék mesteroktatója, a tanszék szakmai vezetője, tanszékvezető-helyettes.

Pier Paolo Maccarrone cellist

Pier Paolo Maccarrone

Pier Paolo Maccarrone was born in Catania in 1978. He began studying the cello at the age of 10 with the professor Alfio Borzi. Then he continued his musical studies at the Vincenzo Bellini Music Institute of Catania with the professor Giuseppe Rizzari, Paolo Ognissanti and for many years with Benedetto Munzone. He alzo studied orchestral conducting with famous italian conductor Daniele Belardinelli.

In 2010 he obtained in Turin the qualification for cello teaching with the Suzuki method at the Suzuki Italian Institute with professor Antonio Mosca. He has been studying the performance practice of ancient instruments at the Conservatory of Music "Alessandro Scarlatti" in Palermo where he graduates the Bachelor's Degree in baroque cello and basso continuo with prof. Andrea Fossa and then he also graduates in Viola da gamba with prof. Cristiano Contadin. He obtained the Diplome in the Annual Course of Musical Interpretation and the Premium Diploma in the Orchestral Conducting Course at the "Escuela de Dirección de Orchestra y Banda" in Huelva (Spain) approved for ABRSM (Associated Board of  The Royal College of Music) with prof. Navarro Lara.

He attended cello and chamber music masterclasses with famous concertist: Anton Niculescu, Valeriano Taddeo, Alain Meunier, Sandro Laffranchini, Erich Oscar Hutter, Riccardo Bovino and Willen Ranck, Michael Flaksman,  Marianne Chen, Luc Toten, Augustin Lefevbre, Vadim Pavlov, Enrico Bronzi, Rocco Filippini. He is winner in several national and international music competitions. He has performed in numerous concerts as a soloist and in orchestra in many italian and foreign cities such as: Palermo, Siracusa, Naples, Perugia, Turin, Lucca, Florence, Rome, Graz, Nancy, Huelva. He performing also with famous soloist ssuch as:Gianpiero Sobrino, LucioDegani, Sebastiano Zorza, Claudio Marini, Enzo Ligresti, Demetrio Comuzzi, Pavel Berman, Stefano Pagliani, Claudio Marini, Jensang Lee, Bertrand Giraud, Anton Niculescu, Louis Lanzarini, Katia Ricciarelli, Marcello Giordani, Daniela Schillaci, Simone Piazzola, Lucia Aliberti, Cosetta Gigli, Massimiliano Drapello, Sergey Girscenko, Dmitry Sinkosky. He has collaborate dwith famous conductors Riccardo Muti, Carlo Rizzari, Tomaz Bugaj, Michael Brousseau, Stefano Ranzani, DaisukeSoga, Carlo Moreno Volpini, Walther Themel, Gert Meditz, Gesualdo Bufalini, Claudia Patane, Orlando Pulin, Massimo Incarbone, Antonio Florio, Francisco NavarroLara, Juan Rodriguez, Gerardo Estrada, Missak Baghboudarian, Montserrat De La Cruz.

He haspublished books for publishing houses: Simple of Macerata, Book Sprint of Salerno and other book available in Amazon. He is co-author with the famous conductor Navarro Lara of two best-sellers books in Amazon. He has recorded CDs and DVDs for the PDR record of Catania and Ragusa's Shine Records. In 2004 he obtained also a degree in Pharmacy at the University of Catania. He has been associated with the S.I.E.M (Italian Society of Musical Education) since 2008 and to the Suzuki Italian Institute. His students have already distinguished in national music contest and in auditions for  prestigious youth orchestras such as the Junior Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome. From 2010 is President of the Cultural and Musical Association "A.M.A.C." of Gravina di Catania that is actively involved in the diffusion of classical music in Italy, organizing musical instrumental courses (with particular attention to teaching in early age). The association organize some musical events, concerts, "Nellina Cappellani Costa" Music Competition and the Santa Cecilia Music Festival at the Theater Rex according with the Etna Santa Cecilia Music Academy of Giarre (Catania). The association actively collaborates with the Haffner Orchestra of Catania and has collaborated with Sicilian Polyphonic Choir, AFEM (Euro Festival Mediterranean Association) and University of Catania.

He has been the Cello teacher at Conservatory "Fausto Torrefranca" of Vibo Valentia, in Music High School in Enna, in Conservatory in Cesena. Currently he's teaching cello at the Secondary School of Music "De Cruyllas" of Catania (Italy).

Kazue Kuwana oboist

Kazue Kuwana

Oboist, cultural art organizer