began studying music with Lidia Palo Giorgi; she obtained diplomas in Pianoforte at the Conservatorio "G. Nicolini" of Piacenza and in Chamber Music at the Conservatorio "B. Maderna" of Cesena with full marks; alongside her academic path she attended courses and master classes with notable musicians including Sergio Fiorentino, Pier Narciso Masi and Marisa Somma. She has maintained her interest in chamber music, which she regularly studies and practises, and continued her studies at the Accademia “Incontri col Maestro” of Imola, where she obtained the Diploma di Alto Perfezionamento in Chamber Music.
She appears frequently in concerts both as soloist and as chamber music partner, in a repertoire ranging from the 17th century to contemporary music. Her interest in this latter has enabled her to enrich her musical experience by taking part in important events such as
Novurgia of Milan, Dentro la Musica of Rome (Santa Cecilia Academy), Festival di Nuovo Musica of Reggio Emilia. She has played for the Universities of Macerata, Piacenza and Bologna and has recorded music by Beethoven and Glinka for RaiSat3. In 2008 she was invited to give one of the Official Concerts of the European Festival of Music 2008 in Rome.
As soloist and chamber musician she has appeared in important Italian and European venues, including Palazzina Liberty and Sala Verdi in Milan, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Teatro Municipale of Piacenza, Teatro Cavallerizza of Reggio Emilia, Teatro Magnani of Fidenza, Teatro di Roma, Sala Eutherpe of Léon and Teatro Ruskaja of Roma, drawing unanimous praise from public and critics. She is to give concerts and master classes in the United States in 2011.
In parallel with traditional concert activities, she collaborates constantly with the world of theatre and dance, conceiving and realizing, personally and in collaboration with other artists, shows in which music is combined and synthesized with the other arts. Her show "Mediterraneo", a journey in sound along the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea, made its debut in Rome and is to appear in other important centres in Italy, Spain and the USA. It was written of her in 2010: "The stars descend and roll on the floor… they cross the room unleashing many-coloured sparks, a romantic carnival developing among desires and passions to create an evening unlike any others, leaving us all anxious for a sequel".
en Georgia, de origen armenio, Serguei Mesropian es un destacado representante de la gran escuela chelística rusa. Sus primeros profesores son los prestigiosos maestros M. Abramyán, G Talayán y en el periodo de estudios de grado superior acude a clases con el maestro Mstislav Rostropovich. Ha sido profesor de violonchelo en el Conservatorio Superior de Erevan y director de la Escuela Musical Oficial de la misma ciudad. Como concertisita ha sido miembro integrante de las siguientes orquestas: Orquesta de Cámara Estatal de Armenia (cello solista), Orquesta de Música Antigua y Moderna de San Petersburgo, Orquesta Nacional de Radio y Televisión de Armenia (cello solista). Ha ejercido una gran actividad como director artístico de la Orquesta de Jóvenes de la Universidad, realizando varias giras por Europa y Rusia. Como solista o agrupaciones de cámara, ha realizado conciertos en las mejores salas de música alrededor de los cinco continentes. Ha sido invitado a los prestigiosos festivales de música como el Festival de Música Clásica de Tours (Francia), el Festival de Música Contemporánea de Zagreb (Antigua Yugoslavia), así como en Colmar, Aspen, Praga, San Sebastián y Segovia. Desde el año 2000 es miembro fundador del trío de música clásica, junto con el gran violinista Ara Malikian y el virtuoso pianista Serouj Kradjian. En 2004 realizó una gira por Japón, actuando como solista e impartiendo clases magistrales en varias ciudades de este país: Tokio, Osaka, Yokohama, Okayama, Nagasaki, Kioto.Además de su actividad concertística, desarrolla su actividad docente, colaborando habitualmente en ciclos de clases magistrales, desarrollando su actividad docente tanto en España (“Escuela Festival Internacional de Lucena”, “Fundación Magistralia” dirigida por Emilio Aragón, "Nueva Generación Musical" en Segovia, "Manuel Quiroga" en Pontevedra, Jaén, Linares, Córdoba, Almería...) como en el extranjero (San Petersburgo, Ereván, Tbilisi, Lisboa...). Sus alumnos han sido ganadores de premios en numerosos concursos nacionales e internacionales. Desde hace varios años es miembro invitado de la Orquesta de Cámara, "Virtuosos de Moscú", bajo la dirección de V. Spivakov, y desde el año 2000, viene siendo invitado a impartir conferencias magistrales en los Ciclos Universitarios de los Cursos de Verano de Nueva York.Es director musical y fundador, junto con Ara Malikian, del festival internacional “Caprichos musicales de Comillas”
que se celebra anualmente en esa villa cántabra.
pianist and composer performing concerts all over the world, and is recognized by international critics as one of the most interesting pianists of his generation.
His art of piano playing has the peculiarity that lays in the search of a sound that imitates the human voice. This art related to the “Bel Canto”, represented and handed down by the Neapolitan Piano School.
Since 2002, Mº Devastato has been a regular guest of the Ravello Festival, where he has performed the complete Beethoven’s Sonatas and Variations for Piano and Cello, in duo with Cellist Mº Silvano Maria Fusco and worked with orchestras like the Philharmonic Orchestra of IASI, Orchestra Sinfonica de Estado de Mexico, Venus Chamber Orchestra of Sofia, Kiev Neapolitan Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of New York.
In April 2008, Mº Devastato collaborated with the Neapolitan Music Society, at a world premiere concert at Skirball Center for Performing Arts, NYU, in the presence of Honorable Mario Cuomo and Mrs. Matilda Raffa Cuomo. Subsequently he was appointed Artistic Adviser of the Society.
Following his debut in Spain, at the “Fundación Eutherpe” he was appointed the responsible for the promotion of the cultural exchanges between Italy and Spain.
In December 2008 he was presented by the Soprano Mariella Devia, the award “Verzari giovani” for his outstanding production, “Hommagé a Mozart” performed by pianist Bruno Canino.
Mº Devastato records for Warner Chappell Music, CamOriginalSoundTracks, Classica Viva and for Television and Radio programs in Italy, Europa and the United States.
His next release in 2010, "The Neapolitan Masters", is a CD devoted to music from '700 to '900 Naples, which will be available in selected cities in Europe and United States.
For the characteristic of his pianistic touch has been called to account for many film scores where many composers have dedicated their compositions.
He performed with famous artists and most important theaters in Europe, Teatru Manoel (Malta), Sala Villanueva (Mexico), Auditorium de Leon (Spain), Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Skyrball Center in New York (USA) .
On March 17, 2010 gave a recital at the Austrian Embassy in Rome by running the "Largo" by Pergolesi in World Premiere at the tercentenary of the birth lla de GB Pergolesi.
Giuseppe is Artistic Director of the Accademia Pianistica Scuola Neapoletana "V. Vitale”. Currently holds master classes throughout Europe and is engaged as a composer for film productions.
graduated in Clarinet at the “Santa Cecilia” Conservatorio (Rome) and in Musicology at the “Tor Vergata” University (Rome). He also attended the apprenticeship in Clarinet and the course of High Professional Formation in Woodwinds at the “Santa Cecilia” Conservatorio. When he was only 13 he won the “Primavera Award”, assigned by the Conteporary Artists International Centre to worthy standing out artists. He has collaborated with the “Conservatorio Santa Cecilia”, “Mozart Sinfonietta”, “Giovani di Roma”, “Ensemble Strumentale di Roma” and “Franz Liszt Young Symphonyc” orchestras, directed by Fabrizio Ventura, Alberto Zedda and Kazimierz Morski. At the moment he is Soloist First Clarinet of the “Italian Militar Sailors National Association” Central Band. By 2004 he plays with several chamber music’s ensembles, expecially with Böhm Trio (flute, clarinet and bassetthorn), performing a vast repertory from Baroque to Contemporary music. He also plays klezmer music with the “Tumbalalajka” Orchestra, and jazz with the Saint Louis Marching Band. He played in important italian places as Teatro Marcello (Concerti del Tempietto), Palazzo Marini (Parliament Chamber), Palazzo Firenze (Dante Alighieri Society), “Ennio Morricone” Auditorium (“Tor Vergata” University) and Paolo VI Hall (Vatican). In 2010, invited by the Music Academy of Norway, he has played in Oslo with Böhm Trio. He works as teacher at the Eufonia, Ciac and A.I.M.A. Music Schools in Rome, and as journalist for the online newspaper “Livecity.it” and for the Vatican Radio. He has wrote the first authorized byography of the italian popular musician Renzo Arbore, with the title Renzo arbore ovvero Quello della Musica (Raro! Libri – Coniglio Editore, 2007). He is orgnizative and artistic director of Giovaninconcerto, review of young musicians, and of Eufonia piano’s review.