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Italian Opera Excerpts
Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm$8 – $10
Alessia Paolini – Italian soprano Alessia Paolini received a Master’s Degree in Voice Performance from Houghton College (N.Y) and a Master’s degree in Voice summa cum laude with honors at the Conservatory of Music of L’Aquila, her hometown.
Alessia performed in the French Theatres of Arras, Grasse and Aix en Provence, with the dance and music spectacle “Qaddish”, in collaboration with the Nigerian dancer and choreographer Qudus Onikekku. In 2010 she earned a Bachelor in Piano Performance at the Conservatory of L’Aquila, where she studied Composition for eight years, under the guidance of M. Claudio Perugini. She performed with the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, the Accademia Ergo Cantemus and Orchestra di Tivoli, and the Baroque Ensemble of L’Aquila under the direction of Olivier Schneebeli, head conductor at the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles. Alessia loves teaching and she has been teaching since 2010, privately and in conjunction with various institutions (Kindergarden Diventar Grande, Conservatorio A. Casella of L’Aquila). She studied voice with the Italian Soprano Mariangela di Giamberardino and Dr Nicholas Kilkenny.
Antonella Di Giulio – Antonella Di Giulio is a pianist, a music theorist, a pedagogue, author and speaker.
In addition to her doctoral studies in Music Theory and Musicology at the University at Buffalo, Antonella Di Giulio holds a Master Degree in piano performance from the same University, post -diploma certifications in piano. The German Newspaper Rheinische Post describes her performances as enhanced by “…ihrer kompetente Virtuosität, ihrer breit gespannten Expressivität wie ihrer enormen Klangsensibilität…“ (her competent virtuosity, broad expressivity as well as her huge sound sensibility). She holds the position of Artistic Director of numerous workshops and Festivals. She is often invited as a guest teacher and pianist for lectures, workshops, and seminars. She joined SUNY Buffalo State College in 2015. She is author of “30 Days Time-Out: Journal of a Paused Friendship