Tutors

MOLISE YOUTH ORCHESTRA – MYO

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, GENERAL MANAGER  AND TUTOR FOR FLUTE AND PICCOLO

FERNANDO FRACASSI

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Fernando Fracassi – Flute Instructor @ Daniel Baremboim/Edward Said Foundation

Flutist, piccolo player, composer, arranger, instructor, writer and producer studied Flute with Alessio Persichilli, Conrad Klemm, Peter Lukas Graf, William Bennett, Arrigo Tassinari and Stephen Preston achieving two Masters Degrees in Music Performance and Education, Flute and Chamber Music, respectively at `L. Perosi´ Conservatory of Music (Campobasso, Italy) and `G. Braga´ Higher College of Musical Studies (Teramo, Italy). Principal Flute Solo at Molise Symphony Orchestra (Italy), Co-Principal Flutist at the Oradea State Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania) and Tîrgu Mureș Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), Piccolo Soloist at the European Union Military Band (Italian Representative, the Netherlands), Piccolo Soloist at the Italian Army Symphonic Band and Flutist at Rome Musicians Union Symphonic Orchestra (Cinecitta´Movie Studios), Fernando Fracassi has performed as a Piccolo soloist for the Head of Italian State Professor Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and Her Majesty the Queen Beatrix of Holland. He has been also Flute Instructor at the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra (ROSO), Muscat Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (MRPO) and the Royal Guards of Oman Military School of Music working under His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos bin Said. During this period, he collaborated with Placido Domingo and William Bennett. Between 2018 and 2019, he has been Flute Instructor at `Daniel Barenboim – Edward Said´ Music Foundation (`Philistine Youth Musician Orchestra´) and worked in Ramallah (West Bank). His outstanding performances includes between others solo concerts at the famous `Rockefeller Center´ of New York (USA, Columbus Day, Edition 2004), San Feliciano Auditorium (Lodi, New Jersey, USA, 2004), Hong Kong City Hall (China, 2015), `Parco della Musica´ Auditorium of Rome (Italy, 2004) and `Carl Maria von Weber Museum and Memorial House´ of Dresden (Germany, 2018). Fracassi recorded for Olympia (London, UK), Scomegna (Turin, Italy), Electrecord (Bucharest, Romania) such as RAI, National Italian Broadcasting (Third Channel and RAI International) and Radio Romania Cultural. He hold also an interview for the popular program `Good Morning America´ broadcast by the famous `CBS´of New York City (USA). He cooperated with different Universities and Cultural Institutions worldwide including: the New York University (USA), the Southern Mississippi University (USA), Mönchengladbach University (Germany), UNISA (University of South Africa), `La Sapienza´ University (Rome, Italy), the Swedish Institute of Cultural Studies in Rome, the Romanian Academy in Rome, the Goethe Middle East Institute (Sultanate of Oman) near many others Institutes of Culture, Cultural Associations and Foundations in the world (see References for a complete panorama about his international collaborations and principal performances). Actually, Fracassi performs live regularly and holds masterclass worldwide using Ancient, Ethnic, Modern and Amplified Flutes and Piccolos in combination with Live Electronics. His private collection includes at moment fifty flutes, piccolos and recorders coming from all Continents. His repertoire ranges from Classical to Latin Jazz, from Easy Listening to World Music. As a composer, he is specialized in various musical genres such as: Classical, Ambient, Soundtracks, Electroacoustic Music and Crossover. From 2017, Fracassi holds his company Fernando Fracassi Music in Germany and shares different musical, theatrical, cultural and educational projects with similar companies such as State and private Institutions worldwide. He composes, writes, arranges and records his compositions and texts in his private rehearsal and recording studio at his farm located in Germany. He publish his music, arrangements and books through his publishing house.

 

ORCHESTRA TRAINER (CONDUCTOR)

DANIELE TERZANO

 

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Daniele Terzano achieved a Degree in Piano with Honors at Conservatory of Music of Italian State `Lorenzo Perosi´under the guidance of Professor Alessandra Rossi. In 2009, he obtained a Master Degree with honors as a student of O. Maione and G. Tomassi. Besides, in 2014, Terzano graduated in Orchestra Conducting with M. Angius and S. Monterisi. Actually he continues his study of Piano with Carlo Maria Dominici. Terzano was awarded in various national and international piano competitions. Between them, he took part also to the National Arts Award, Edition 2013, Section Orchestra Conducting obtaining the second price. In 2014 he received the third prize at the prestigious Competition for Opera Conductors `L. Mancinelli´. In 2015, he conducted the Abruzzo Symphony Orchestra. He has performed in Italy, USA and Europe as a soloist and in Chamber Music ensembles. In 2016, Terzano achieved the Master Degree in Orchestra Conducting receiving a mention of honor. He has also collaborated as a substitute teacher, stage master and assistant conductor for various productions with L. Castriota Skanderbeg in Italy and in Slovenia (Lubjiana RTV) . He is currently the conductor of the`Nuova Tartini´Youth String Orchestra with which he performs live baroque and modern repertoires.

INSTRUMENT/SECTION TUTORS

 

VIOLIN

PASQUALE FARINACCI

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He graduated in Violin at the Conservatory of Music of Italian State `Lorenzo Perosi´of Campobasso. Later, Farinacci followed courses and masterclasses under the guidance P. Vernikov, C. Chiarappa, Y. Kless, S. Girchenko, N. Boiarsky, B. Antonioni, S. Georghiu, F. Gulli and F. De Angelis at `Chigiana Academy´of Siena (Italy). Besides, he graduated in Chamber Music at the ´Santa Cecilia´National Academy´of Rome with F.Ayo. Winner of numerous prizes in national and international competitions, as well as auditions at major orchestras, he has often performed in challenging solo recitals such as the complete `24 Capricci for Solo Violin´ by N. Paganini and the `6 Sonatas´by E. Ysaye. From 2005 to 2012, Farinacci has been First Violin at `Molise Symphony Orchestra´and Solo Violinist at the `Monésis´Ensemble by F. Scogna with whom he made recordings and first performances. He is also founder and member of the ensemble ´Storie di Tango`specialized in the execution of compositions by A.Piazzolla. Farinacci is an expert of the `Aberastury´Method, learned directly from the violinist Nestor Eidler such as Reiki and Kundalini Yoga of which he holds a professional Ikita certification. His book ´Technique of Scales and Arpeggios´on violin will be published soon by the editions ´Progetti Sonori`.

 

VIOLA

PAOLO CASTELLITTO

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Paolo Castellitto graduated with full marks and honors at the National Academy of `St. Cecilia´ with M. Paris. Later, he Studied with D. Rossi, L. Ranieri, S. Di Rocco, P. Masi and S. Morgione. Castellitto has collaborated with the most important Italian orchestras such as the `Teatro alla Scala´Philharmonic Orchestra of Milan (Italy), the RAI National Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra (Rome, Italy), the Tuscany Symphony Orchestra (Florence, Italy) such as the`A. Toscanini´Symphonic Orchestra of Parma (Italy), playing under the guidance of celebrated conductors including: D Baremboim, S. Bychkov, M. W. Chung R. Muti, R. M. Giulini, D. Gatti and R. Chailly. He recorded for the label `Brilliant´. He also taught Viola at the `G. Martucci´ Conservatory of Salerno (Italy). Actually, he performs on Viola and Viola d´amore in various Chamber Music ensembles.

 

CELLO

REMO IANNIRUBERTO

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Remo Ianniruberto is a musician from Molise. He graduated in Cello at Conservatory of Music of Italian State `L. Perosi´under the guidance of M.Chiapperino. Later, he obtained Masters Degree in Music Education, Music Performance at the same institution. Ianniruberto followed masterclasses with R. Filippini, L.Piovano and G. Caramia and performed as an orchestra player with the `Santa Cecilia´ Young Orchestra such as the `Santa Cecilia National Academy´Orchestra. He has been for thirteen years First Cello and Concertino at `Molise Symphony Orchestra´. During his career he has collaborated with several orchestras including the `A.Toscanini´Symphony Orchestra of Parma (Italy), the emsemble ´I Solisti Aquilani´, the `Scarlatti´Symphonic Orchestra of Naples  (Italy) playing under the conducting of P. Maag, D. Renzetti, M. De Bernart, M.W. Chung, F. Mannino and G. Gelmetti.

 

DOUBLE BASS

MORRIS CAPONE 

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Graduated in Double Bass and in Music Education at the Conservatory of Music of the Italian State `Lorenzo Perosi´of Campobasso, Capone won the audition in 1984 for the position of Section Double Bass at the Opera Theater of Rome and performed for two summer season concerts at `Terme di Caracalla´summer season.  He is the founder of the Chamber Orchestra ´N.Amati´and had various collaboration with: F.Petracchi, S.Diaz, P.Vernikoff and other artists. From 1997 to 2010, he has played as a First Double Bass (Principal) at the Orchestra of Conservatory of Music of Italian State ´L.Perosi´of Campobasso (Italy) and held workshops for teachers at primary schools. In 2012, he won the competition for First Double Bass (Principal) at `Molise Symphony Orchestra´ (Campobasso). He cooperated with D. Rea, L. Bacalov, F. Bosso, L. Einaudi. As an orchestra player, he recorded in studio many movie and fiction soundtracks. Actually, he is double bass player at `Novamusa´ensemble and perform World Music. He is also a member of the ensemble `Storie in Tango´ specialized in the repertoire of A.Piazzolla such as a member of the string orchestra`Stilnovo Ensemble´.

 

OBOE

FABIO D´ONOFRIO

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Born in Capua (Neaples, Italy) in 1974, he gained his performer’s Diploma in Oboe in 1994 at the Conservatorio `San Pietro a Majella´of Neaples under the guidance of P. Pollastri and F.Leleux. In 2000, he obtained the professional qualification as an Orchestra player by Scuola di Musica of Fiesole (FI). He has played under the batoons of conductors like C.M.Giulini, G.Sinopoli, P.Bellugi, E.Inbal, P.Maag, O.Maga, V.Globokar, D.Gatti, L. Bakalov, G.Apap, G.Bertini, G.Ferro, A.Francis, V.Spivacov and G.Pretre and given concerts in South America (Mexico) and Europe (France, Germany, Holland, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland such as the United Kingdom performing in most of the major world venues and theaters including the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Barbican Hall (London), `Theatre de Chatelet´ and `Theatre des Champs-Elysees´ (Paris), `Teatro de la Zarzuela´ and Auditorio Nazionale de Musica (Madrid), `La Maestranza´ (Siviglia) , `Shiller Theater´ and `Konzerthaus (Berlino), `Theater an der Wien´ and `Musikverein (Vienna), the `Opéra Royal (Versailles), the `Palacio de Bellas Artes´ (Mexico City) . Having always been passionate about 18th century music, in 2002 Fabio D’ Onofrio began his studies in Philology and early instruments under the guidance of P. Pollastri. In 2003, he attended courses taken by M. Stadler at the 18th Internationalen Handel-Akademie of  Karlsruhe (Germany). In 2005, he achieved the Diploma of Specialization in Baroque and Classical Orchestra from the `Academia Montis Regalis´of Mondovì (Italy). In the same year, TD´Onofrio was admitted to the course of Baroque Oboe and studied with Paolo Grazzi at the Department of Ancient Music Instruments at the Conservatory ofd Music of Italian State of Verona. At this Institution, he followed his philological studies obtaining the Masters Degree in Baroque Oboe. D´Onofrio has appeared as Principal Oboe in many ensembles. Between them we remember: the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble `Matheus´ (France), Ensemble `Philidor´ (France), `Accademia Bizantina´, `Orchestra Barocca Italiana´, Accademia `Ottoboni´, `Romabarocca Orchestra´, `Concerto de’ Cavalieri´, `Verdi Barocca of Milan,`Harmony of Nation Baroque Orchestra´ ,`I Barocchisti, `Il Complesso Barocco´, `La Pietà de’ Turchini´, `Academia Montis Regalis´, `Le Concert d’Astrée´ (France), `Bremer Barock Orchester´, `Orchester Wiener Akademie´and `Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra´of Los Angeles (USA). He collaborated as an orchestra player with important conductors and soloists like: A.Beyer, O.Dantone, C.Astronio, L.Mangiocavallo, E.Onofri, A.Tampieri, A.Grazzi, A.De Marchi, S.Phipps, D. Fasolis, A.Curtis, J.C. Spinosi, M. Haselbock, J. Hiemetsberger, R. Brautigam, G. Carmignola e E. Haïm. D´Onofrio currently teaches Baroque and Classical Oboe at the Conservatory of Music of Italian State `San Pietro a Majella´of Naples. He has recorded for Naive, Virgin Classics, Raitrade, Fondazione Amadeus, Classic Voice, Brilliant, Arcana, Stradivarius and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi. He is currently Principal Oboe at the `Orchester Wiener Akademie´, `Bremer Barock Orchester´ such as founder member of the Baroque music ensemble `RUAH´.

 

CLARINET

FRANCESCO MASELLIS

 

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He began his Clarinet studies in a very early age and graduate brilliantly in 1990 at the Conservatory of Music of Italian State`N. Piccinni´of Bari under the guidance of M. Consueto. Later, he followed masterclasses with J. Mc Caw and R. Tudorache at `Pescara Academy of Music´(Italy). He followed Chamber Music courses with D. Losavio such as several  orchestra courses and classes held by D. Renzetti and M. Andrae. Winner of several musical performance competitions both as a soloist and as member of Chamber Music ensembles (between them: Stresa (Italy) and Sorrento (Italy), he achieved the First Price at the National Competition`G. Briccialdi´of Rome. Since 1993, Francesco Masellis is First Solo Clarinet at the Symphonic orchestra of the Metropolitan City of Bari with which he has made numerous tours in Italy and abroad (Belgium, Holland, Spain, Croatia, Albania) and performed as a soloist. With this ensemble, he has performed under the direction of P. Bellugi, B. Aprea , D. Renzetti, C. Mandeal, D. Oren, W. Proost and B. Brott for various productions.

 

BASSOON

ANDREA CIULLO

 

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Graduated in Bassoon at the Conservatory of Music of the Italian State `L.Perosi´of Campobasso (Italy) and in Economic and Social Sciences at the `Molise University´ of the same city, he obtained the Master Degree in Bassoon at the Conservatory of Music of the Italian State`L. D´Annunzio´of Pescara (Italy) with honors. The years of studies under O. Malavasi, M. Costantini, A. Corsi and P. de Ritis were very significant for his future professional career. In over 25 years of activity he has taken part in more than 2.000 concerts, in Italy and abroad (France, Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Albania, Bulgaria, Israel, Palestine, China, Russia, Canada), working with directors and soloists including: R.Muti, D.Oren, D.Renzetti, P.Bellugi, N.Samale, S.A.Reck, M.Marvulli, B.Canino, M.Campanella, P. Iannone, M.Maisky, L.Bacalov, J.Carreras. As a First Bassoon he collaborated with prestigious orchestras including: `Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti´of Naples (Italy), `Roma Symphonia´Orchestra, Fondazione `Petruzzelli´ of Bari (Italy), `Magna Grecia´ Orchestra, Italian Philharmonic Orchestra, `Greater Princeton´ Youth Orchestra (USA), Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado Vargas (Venezuela). Since 2008 he is Principal Bassoon at the Bari Symphony Orchestra (Italy). He has recorded for Bongiovanni, EMI, Naxos, Farelive and for RAI Italian State Broadcasting. After a collaboration as a Bassoon teacher at the `G.Verdi´ Music Institute of Ravenna (Italy), he currently teaches Bassoon at the `G.M.Galanti´ Institute in Campobasso (Italy).

 

FRENCH HORN

GIOVANNI D´APRILE

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After getting the diploma with the highest score at the Conservatory of Music of the Italian State `N. Rota´of Monopoli (Bari), he specialized in Horn with  such as S. Accardi, A.Allegrini, L.Giuliani, R.Pandolfi, K.Wakefield. He has been First Horn at the orchestra of `Petruzzelli´Theater of Bari and, since 1996, he made tours of concerts in Russia, Australia, Brasil, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, England both as a Chamber Music musician and an orchestra player. Since 1991, he has a regular collaboration with the Orchestra of the National Academy of `St. Cecilia´ of Rome, Orchestra of Teatro Regio of Turin,`Teatro alla Scala´ Philharmonic Orchestra of Milan, International Orchestra of Italy conducted by  various guest artists as W.Sawallish, R. Muti, M.W.Chung, G.Sinopoli, G.Pretre, D.Gatti, L.Maazel, A.Pappano, K.Nagano, J.Tate, F.Mannino, C.Thielemann, G.Ferro, J.Temirkanov, D.Harding. Member of the winds ensemble `I Cameristi di Roma´, D´Aprile performed in Italy and abroad. He recorded for various televisions and radio such as  music labels like Dynamic, Tactus, Rainbow, Dad, Musikstrasse and Stradivarius. Actually, he is Horn Professor at the Conservatory of Music `Lorenzo Perosi´of Campobasso (Italy) and Horn Professor at the Higher College of Musical Studies `G. Braga´of  Teramo (Italy).

 

ACCOMPANIST PIANIST

ANNA BALINT

 

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Anna Balint was born in Kiev (Ukraine). She received the first piano lessons at the age of only five years old and later learned Piano at the Music College of her city. From 1993 to 2003, she studied at ‘Kincses Margit’, University of Miskolc (Hungary). In 2003, she won the third price at the `Rachmaninow Competition´ of Debrecen (Hungary) receiving the honor mention of ‘Experienced Concert Pianist and Chamber Music musician’. In 2005, Anna Balint achieved the Diplom in Art at ‘Ferenc Liszt Music University’ of Szeged (Hungary) under the guidance of Zoltán Zsigmond. From that moment, she began an intensive carrier as Chamber Music and Opera accompanist in Germany, Hungary and Ukraine. Since 2006, she is a Piano Teacher at ‘Sterzik Musik Institut’ of Nuremberg (Germany). Since 2012 she plays as pianist with the International Ladies Salon Orchestra ‘Bella Donna’ (Germany). Since 2018, she is the official pianist of Fernando Fracassi and collaborates with him for concerts tours, recordings and other projects.

 

 

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