Professors

BORIS BELKIN Director

Boris Belkin began studying the violin at the age of six and made his first public appearance when he was seven with the great conductor Kyrill Kondrashin. He studied first at the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory with Professors Yankeievitz, Glezarova and Andrievsky, very quickly playing as a …

FRANCO SCALA Director

Director

Born in Imola, he got his degree at Conservatorio “Martini” in Bologna, and at “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” in Rome with Master Carlo Zecchi. He’s been teaching for over 30 years at “Conservatorio Rossini” in Pesaro. Many of his students have won the most prestigious international contests in the …

ROBERTO GIORDANO Deputy director

Piano

Born in 1981, he got his diploma in 1999 at the “Ecole Normale de Musique A. Cortot” in Paris and at the “Rossini Conservatory” in Pesaro. He was then Leonid Margarius and Piero Rattalino’s student at Imola’s Accademia Pianistica, where he got his Master degree. In 2003 he was awarded …

VOVKA ASHKENAZY

Piano

Born in Moscow, first child of two exceptionally talented musicians, he made his debut in his first concert for piano and orchestra by Tchaikovsky with the London Symphony Orchestra, directed by Richard Hickox at the Barbican Centre in London. From that moment on his carrier has taken him around the …

STEFANO FIUZZI

Piano e Fortepiano

Born in Florence, where he got his degree in Literature and another one in music at the “Luigi Cherubini” Conservatory and at the Rosary College University,Illinois. He’s played all over Europe, China and Japan, touring on a regular basis in the USA. He’s part of the jury in some of …

INGRID FLITER

Piano

She’s well known as one of the most authorative Chopin’s interpreters. She got first prize at the Cantù Contest in 1994, second prize at the Chopin Contest in Warsaw in 2000, the artist received the Gilmore Artist Award in 2006,which is a four-year award, given only to very few piano …

ANDRE’ GALLO

Piano

Trained in the class of Master Franco Scala at the Piano Academy of Imola, of which he is currently a lecturer, he regularly holds solo and chamber concerts in prestigious theaters in Italy and abroad. Bryce Morrison defines it: “A masterful pianist with a bold and intriguing personality”. He has …

JIN JU

Piano

Her name sounded in the whole world after the concert in the Nervi Hall in Vatican City, where she performed on seven ancient pianos for Pope Benedetto XVI. She was awarded in prestigious international contests such as Tchaikovsky’s in Moscow and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels, Jin Ju had previously won …

LEONID MARGARIUS

Piano

Born in Ucraine, he got educated under Regina Horowitz’s guide, concluding his studies at the High perfectioning School at the Moscow Conservatory. After intense concert activity, he made his name as professor of many young artists winners of the most prestigious international competitions: Reine Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, Busoni Contest …

ENRICO PACE

Piano

He studied with Franco Scala at Pesaro’s Conservatory and at Imola’s Accademia Pianistica. His carrier took a switch in 1989 winning First prize at the Franz Liszt competiton in Utrecht.He’s performed solo regularly all over Europe ever since.He’s a very appreciated solo player, he’s played with prestigious orchestras . Among …

BORIS PETRUSHANKY

Piano

Born in Moscow, he was admitted to the Moscow Central Conservatory when he was only 8 years old. In 1964 the fifteen-years old pianist met one of the greatest musicians of our times: Heinrich Neuhaus, and he becomes his last pupil. After the prizes won at the different competitions– Leeds, …

PIERO RATTALINO

Piano

He got his diploma in piano and composition at Parma’s Conservatory, he perfectioned in pianoforte with Marguerite Longa Parigi and with Carlo Vidusso in Milan. After a phase of composing and performing, he dedicated to critic and musical life organization. He was Art Director in Italian theatres and he held …

RICCARDO RISALITI

Piano

After his music studies at Florence’s Conservatory, di Florence, at Rio Nardi’s and Luigi Dalla Piccola’s schools;he went on with his preparation with Nikita Magaloff, Carlo Zecchi, Sergio Lorenzi. After winning some piano competitions, he started his concert carrier, debuting with Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, playing for various associations and …

IGOR ROMA

Piano

Born in Baden, he studied at Vicenza’s Music Conservatory with Carlo Mazzoli. In 1997 he got his diploma at Imola’s Accademia Pianistica, where he perfectioned with Franco Scala, Lazar Berman and Boris Petrushansky. In 1996, he triumphed at “Franz Liszt” contest in Utrecht, winning the first prize and the Critics …

ALESSANDRO TAVERNA

Hailed by the British music critics as the “natural successor to his great compatriot Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli”, Alessandro Taverna’s “music making stimulates the senses as does a visit to his native Venice”, and gives “rise to a feeling of wonderment”. When he reached the final and performed Chopin’s First Piano Concerto at the …

MARCO ZUCCARINI Director

He got his Diploma at Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan in Pianoforte and Clarinet, he kept on improving at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in chamber music with Maestro Riccardo Brengola. In 1982 he got two honorary diplomas and the “Peterlongo” Award at Accademia Chigiana in Siena. He’s had an …

MARLIES VAN GENT

Piano

Born in Rotterdam, she began studying pianoforte at her hometown Conservatory. She kept on with her studies in Amsterdam. She got her diploma in education and held Masterclasses in Goslar, Germany, with Erwin Schiffer and Andre Gertler. A consistent number of her students succeeded in piano competitions such as YPF, …

MARCO ALBONETTI

One of Italy’s leading concert saxophonist, Marco Albonetti is engaged in performing and teaching around the world. He has appeared at numerous international venues such as the Wiener Saal of Salzburg, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Gewandhaus of Leipzig, the Wits Great Hall of Johannesburg, the Palau de la Musica Catalana of Barcelona, the Teatro Espanol of …

NAZZARENO CARUSI

Musica da Camera

A pupil of Alexis Weissenberg, Viktor Merzhanov and Lucia Passaglia, he has played for many of the major musical institutions and most of his records (including three “live” at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and the Jewel Box Chicago Series) was published by …

MARCO DI BARI Director

Analysis and Music Composition

Born in Casoli (Chieti),he got his diploma in electronic music composition at Milan Conservatory and got his degree in Literature at Chieti University, he teaches composition at Imola’s Accademia Pianistica and at Novara’s Conservatory. Ten years of apprenticeship with Armando Gentilucci have been fundamental. He’s considered to be one of …