Sergio Pellegrini

As a Clarinettist he collaborated with many orchestras like Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Orchestra Toscanini of Parma, Orchestra da Camera Italiana with Maestro Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Parma.

As for XX Century music, he collaborated, as principal clarinet, for two years with the “European Music Project” of Ulm (Germany). In 1993 he won the National competition for wind instruments groups “Amilcare Ponchielli” of Cremona.

In 1997 he founded The “Parma Opera Ensemble”, today denominated Solisti dell’Opera di Parma, formed, along with him, by prestigious instrumentalists. The group was later on denominated I Solisti del Teatro Regio di Parma. This ensemble played at the Rossini Opera Festival of Pesaro, the Teatro Regio of Parma, the Teatro Grande of Brescia, the Teatro Municipale of Piacenza, the Unione Musicale of Torino, the Sagra Musicale Umbra, the Festival Internacional de Musica of Cambrils, the Chelsea Festival of London, the Kyoi Hall of Tokyo, the Tofokuji Temple of Kyoto, at the “Otobutai festival”, at the Ginko Hall of Fukuoka, the Festival of S. Feliù de Guixols, at the headquarter of the United Nations and at the Carnegie Hall, in New York, at the Festival of Reus. Besides, he has been invited by the Philarmonic of Mosca to the Tchaikovsky Hall; to San Pietroburgo, Kaliningrad, Liepaja and Riga.

Since 1999, as president and artistic director of the Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Parma, which he founded, in Parma he took part to all the opera, symphonic and chamber music seasons, and to the Festival Verdi, until 2012. This activity provided the Orchestra 180 workdays per year. The Orchestra played in International festivals, in Opera and concert seasons all over the world: Italy, France, Spain, USA, Germany, Mexico, India, Japan, Korea and China. The Orchestra was – between 2003 and 2007 – conducted by Bruno Bartoletti and collaborated with conductors such as Muti, Maazel, Temirkanov, Bartoletti, Chung, De Burgos, and Plasson.

As orchestra conductor he collaborated as guest conductor with orchestras like the East European Philarmonic Orchestra, the Russian Philarmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Philarmonic of Arad (Romania), Philarmonic Orchestra of Bakau (Romania), with the Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza and the Philarmonic Orchestra of Oporto (Portugal) both in opera and symphonic seasons.
With the Orchestra of Teatro Regio di Parma he collaborated with soloists like Nikolaj Luganski, Corrado Giuffredi, Andrea Oliva, Andrea Bacchetti and singers like Leo Nucci, Vladimir Stoyanov, Fiorenza Cedolins, Desirèe Rancatore, Roberto Aronica, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Luca Salsi. In March 2012 he conducted the soprano Barbara Frittoli at the Lisinski Concert Hall of Zagabria.
He collaborated in several recordings – both as clarinetist and artistic director of the Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Parma – with Sony, Unitel e Stradivarius.

Desirée Rancatore

Is one of the leading-edge stars of Italian opera in the light lyrical repertoire, and is outstanding for her technique and passion for music. Born in Palermo, she studied violin and piano before beginning, at the age of 16, to extend her study of singing with her mother and, in Rome, with Margaret Baker Genovesi. At the tender age of 19 she debuted as Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro in Salzburg Festival, singing for the first time in Italy in 1997 at the opening of the season at the Regio di Parma Theatre (L’Arlesiana de Cilèa). Since then, and in spite of her youth, she has become a habitué in the foremost theatres in Europe and Asia, while accumulating prizes such as the Ibla de Ragusa Award (1995) the Vincenzo Bellini de Caltanissetta Prize (1995) and the Maria Caniglia de Sulmona Award (1996).

At the age of 20 she returned to Salzburg Festival to sing in Die entführung aus dem serail, which marked the beginning of a fruitful collaboration with the Austrian event, performing numerous concerts in the Salzburg Mozarteum and singing in operas like Don Carlo (conducted by Lorin Maazel), Jeanne d’Arc au Bûcher (Honegger) and Piramo e Tisbe (with Europa Galante Orchestra conducted by Fabio Biondi). At the age of 21 she debuted in the Massimo di Palermo Theatre (Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier), in the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Mahler’s 2nd Symphony) and sang her first Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffmann (Catania), one of the most gratifying roles that she has sung, having performed it in the Opéra National in Paris, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London, Zurich Ópera House, Massimo di Palermo Theatre, Rome Opera House, The Regio Theatre in Turin and Parma, The Toulouse Théâtre du Capitole, the Teatro Real in Madrid, la Scala in Milan, the Sferisterio di Macerata and the Orange Opera Festival. She debuted her Olympia in Vienna, returning to the Staatsoper with Rigoletto and Puritani while in Paris she also performed in the operas L’enfant et les sortilèges, Parsifal and The Magic Flute –recorded on DVD (Arthaus Musik), her Nannetta from Falstaff which she debuted in Covent Garden also went down in posterity on DVD (BBC).

Another one of the roles which has elevated Desirée Rancatore to the highest echelons of the international opera scene is Gilda from Rigoletto, which she has performed in Melbourne, San Francisco, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Tokyo, Venice, Mexico, Vienna, Arena di Verona, Parma, Beijing, Florence, Zurich, and this year (2017) in Barcelona, which performance was also live streamed into Europe’s main theatres. She debuted in the lead role in Lucia di Lammermoor in the Donizetti Theatre in Bergamo in the 2005-06 season, later doing a tour of Japan in this role, which included Tokyo, one of her favourite places. She sang the role again in the Oviedo Opera House, in the Zurich Opera House, the Comunale in Bologna, the Cilèa in Reggio Calabria and in the Comunale in Ferrara.

Another of her best-loved roles is Adina from L’elisir d’amor, which she debuted in Laurent Pelly’s production at the Bastille Opera House in Paris and which she performed again in the Lirico Theatre in Cagliari and in La Fenice in Venice in a historic performance in which it was she who had to give an encore of her aria after the clamorous applause of the audience, (not Nemorino, which is usual). After debuting as the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute in Paris, she also sang the role in Rome and Cagliari, and also received warm reviews for Il viaggio a Reims in the Bologna Comunale, in the Carlo Felice in Genoa and in the Théâtre de La Monnaie in Brussels. Another of her great roles is the lead in Delibes’ Lakmé, which she has sung in Palermo, the Campoamor in Oviedo and in the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo.

The role of Konstanze in Die entführung aus dem serail, which she sang for the first time in the Petruzzelli Theatre in Bari, was also her triumphant calling card at the Teatro Real in Madrid (2006), and in Palermo and Cagliari.

In December 2004, at the reopening of La Scala in Milan, she sang the role of Sémele in Salieri’s L’Europa riconosciuta, conducted by Riccardo Muti, with whom she travelled to Paris to sing Carmina Burana with the National Orchestra of France. She was invited to open the 2005-6 season at the Bologna Comunale in a new production n of Ascanio in Alba and in October 2008 she made her debut as Elvira in Bellini’s I Puritani in Palermo with which she also travelled to the Palacio de la Opera in La Coruña and the Wiener Staatsoper. In 2010 she sang the role of Amina from La Sonnambula for the first time in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

She has performed in festivals in Wiesbaden (Lucia di Lammermoor), and Valle d’Itria de Martina Franca (Les Huguenots), in the Umbria Music Festival (Stabat Mater de Pergolesi), and in the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro (where she debuted in 2006 as Fanny in La cambiale di matrimonio and where she returned in 2010 to perform in the opening concert of a cycle of bel canto), in Cincinnati Festival (Christ on the Mount of Olives, by Beethoven, conducted by James Conlon), the Savonlinna Opera Festival (I Puritani), in the Radio France Festival and Montpellier (Piramo e Tisbe and Stabat Mater).

In 2012 she is once again interpreting Donizetti’s characters singing the role of Marie in La fille du regiment at La Scala in Milano but also Madrid and Paris. In Paris she also debut the role of Norina in Don Pasquale under the direction of Enrique Mazzola at the Theatre des Champs Elysées. She sings in Liverpool directed by Ottavio Dantone alongside with the Liverpool Philarmonic Orchestra. She makes her debut in Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles directed by Daniel Oren.

In 2013 she sings the role of Violetta all around Europe (Palermo, Vienna, Madrid, Genova) and Japan in Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, also making her first appearance at the Montecarlo’s Operà with the direction of Marco Armiliato. She is the first ever to sing the role of Violetta at the new Muscat Theatre in Oman.

In 2014 she’s once again called by Laurent Pelly for the role of La Comtesse Adèle in Rossini’s Le Compte Ory, directed by Stefano Montanari at the Lyon Operà.

Among the numerous prizes she has received for her work, outstanding awards include the Ester Mazzoleni Special Prize, 2008, and the International “Mimosa d’Oro” Prize, 2008, which was bestowed by the City of Agrigento. In 2010 she was awarded the first Opera Oscar for the most popular soprano by the Verona Arena and it was in this same city that she won the Zenatello Prize for the best soprano in 2008.

Her recordings include El rapto en aus dem Serail with Sir Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; the film Mozart in Turkey shot in the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul; Die Zauberflöte in the Paris Opera House; and CDs for Dynamic (Les Huguenots, Lucia di Lammermoor, La cambiale di matrimonio, Les contes d’Hoffmann), Bongiovanni (Ascanio in Alba), Arthaus Musik (Die Vögel, Die entführung aus dem serial-hangar 7), TDK (Die Zauberflöte, Les contes d’Hoffmann), Naxos (Lucia di Lammermoor, La cambiale di matrimonio), and Brilliant(Les Pecheurs de perles).


080 Biscione, Coggiola, CaraComposers:
F.Biscione, A.Cara, P.Coggiola:

TRIO, Original Trios and Solos for Piano, Clarinet & Cello

Trio Tiberini – Malerba – Corrado

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From the booklet: “The composers of the works on this CD use the glass and do things with water. They believe that an author does not necessarily have to exercise his will on the elements of language in order to confirm his individuality.” TRACKLIST
Paolo COGGIOLA (b.1967)
Quattro interludi sottomarini, for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
[1] I
[2] II
[3] III
[4] IVFederico BISCIONE (b.1965)
Microsuite (Preludio, arioso e finale), for Piano
[5] Esitante
[6] Tempo I
[7] Spigliato

Alberto CARA (b.1975)
Piccole contraddizioni, for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
[8] I
[9] II
[10] III

Piccola rosa dei venti, for E-flat Clarinet
[11] Tramontana
[12] Bora
[13] Euro
[14] Scirocco
[15] Ostro
[16] Libeccio
[17] Zefiro
[18] Maestrale

Alberto CARA
Bop Sonatina, for Cello
[19] Fast
[20] Slow
[21] Straight

Preludio, notturno e finale, for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
[22] Moderato
[23] Delicatamente
[24] Allegro


  • Label: Da Vinci Classics
  • Genre: Chamber Music
  • Period: 21th Century
  • Catalogue No: C00080
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Trio Tiberini – Malerba – Corrado

The Trio of musicians that recorded this CD is composed by Irene Tiberini, clarinetist, Vito Francesco Malerba, cellist and pianist Annie Corrado.
The trio was born with the aiming of continuing the musical research on these instruments, of strictly classical nature and origin and enrich their repertoire with the great and countless influences of contemporary music created in the twentieth and twenty-first century.
The Trio Tiberini – Malerba debuted in May 2016 in the “Percorsi Contemporanei” exhibition in Rome into an event promoted by the Dodekachordon Cultural Association, in collaboration with the Consorzio Liberi Musicisti (CLM) and performed many pieces of contemporary composers.


072 InspirationTitle:
INSPIRATION, improvisation for two pianos

Roberto Plano, piano
Paolo Paliaga, piano

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From the booklet: “Two seemingly opposite worlds meet in Inspiration, a new, fresh experience, where Classical Music and Jazz make a long journey through tradition and into innovation. A journey that begins with a homage to the classic tradition with Bach and proceeds without a specific goal, a journey whose true guide is Inspiration.” by Paola Del Negro TRACKLIST
[01] Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude in C major
[02] Georges Ivanovič Gurdjieff: Bayaty
[03] Francisco Tarrega: Recuerdos de Alhambra
[04] György Ligeti: Musica ricercata n. 7
[05] P. Paliaga/R. Plano: Arvo’s world
[06] Paolo Paliaga: Autumn mist (ACT publishing)
[07] Manuel De Falla: Canción
[08] Egberto Gismonti: 7 Aneis
[09] Paolo Paliaga: Avec tendresse
[10] Ariel Ramirez: Alfonsina y el mar
[11] A. Scriabin/P. Paliaga: Impromptu (from Op. 14 No. 2)
[12] Paolo Paliaga: September
[13] Paolo Paliaga: Invariable geometries (ACT publishing)
[14] Astor Piazzolla: Finale

  • Label: Da Vinci Classics
  • Genre: Improvisation
  • Period: 21th Century
  • Catalogue No: C00072
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Roberto Plano

ROBERTO PLANO performs regularly all over the world appearing with prestigious orchestras and festivals. Mr. Plano was the First Prize Winner at the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition, a prize winner at the Honens, Dublin, Sendai, Geza Anda and Valencia competitions and Finalist at the 2005 Van Cliburn, in addition to having won first prizes in several national competitions in Italy. Mr. Plano’s engaging personality has made him a favorite guest on radio programs such as NPR’s “Performance Today,” and on TV shows for PBS and Japan’s NHK. He has recorded CDs for Brilliant, Azica, Arktos, Sipario, and he recently released two world premiere CDs on the Concerto label with music by re-discovered 18th-century Italian composer Andrea Luchesi that were reviewed with 5 stars out of 5 in the music magazine “Musica”. In May 2016 Amadeus magazine awarded the maximum 5-star rating of his new Decca CD recording of Liszt’s “Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses”. Plano studied at the Verdi Conservatory in Milan, the Ecole Normale “Cortot” in Paris and the Lake Como Academy. He was founder and director of the Music Association “Alfred Cortot” which he co-chaired with his wife, pianist Paola Del Negro. His master classes, taught at his own music academy and worldwide, are in high demand. Mr. Plano joined the faculty at Boston University commencing September, 2016. His hometown in Varese, Italy awarded him several prizes, including the Lumen Claro, given in the past to influential people like soprano Barbara Frittoli, stylist Ottavio Missoni and economist Mario Monti. In 2016 he was elected Honorary Member by the Lions Club Varese.

Paolo Paliaga

For years, carries on his work as a composer and a performer on the national and international scene with different formations. With his group “Alboran Trio” ,”Paolo Paliaga Quartet” and “Horizon Quartet” has recorded a dozen CDs. He studied jazz piano with, Sante Palumbo, Arrigo Cappelletti and Enrico Pieranunzi. He has composed soundtracks performed live for several films including “The Mother” by Vsevolod I. Pudovkin and “Peter Pan” by Brenon (1924). He lived a few years in France, where he collaborated with French musicians and recorded a CD with the goup “Faena”. He has played in several of the most important jazz festivals in Europe: “London Jazz Festival” and “Brecon Jazz Festival” in the UK, “Rome Jazz Festival”, Bergamo and Padova Jazz Festival in Italy, the “San Javier Festival” and “Madrid Jazz Festival” in Spain among others. With Alboran Trio was selected from among the eight best new jazz trio in Europe Award in Monaco, the BMW Welt. Again with Alboran Trio has played in Bulgaria, Turkey, Albania, Norway and Austria. It was the first Italian group to have an exclusive contract with the prestigious German label ACT. In 2008, the music critic Franco Fayenz called his trio “the musical event of the year.” He has collaborated with musicians such as Enrico Rava, Barbara Casini, Gianni Basso, Ares Tavolazzi and others. In recent years, he is producing concerts of solo piano and has participated several times in the radio show “Inventions for two voices” of Rai Radio 3 curated and designed by Pino Saulo. His musical research continues especially with Alboran Trio, in Piano solo and in the duo of pianos with classical pianist Roberto Plano.


058 DebussyComposers:
Claude Debussy

LA CATHÉDRALE TRANSFIGURÉE, improvisations on “La Cathédrale Engloutie” for Piano and Oboe

Ivano Leva, pianist
Marika Lombardi, oboe

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From the booklet: “The project “Debussy: la Cathédrale Transfigurée” is a tribute to the genius of the great French musician on the 100th anniversary of his death in 2018. A tribute having as its cornerstone the evoking fascination of the free improvisation: Debussy was devoted to it to seize the “colour” of the sound resonances that he called “the gift of the hearing”. by Ivano Leva TRACKLIST

[01] Nouvelle No.1
[02] Nouvelle No.2
[03] Nouvelle No.3
[04] Nouvelle No.4
[05] Nouvelle No.5
[06] Nouvelle No.6
[07] Nouvelle No.7
[08] Nouvelle No.8
[09] Nouvelle No.9



  • Label: Da Vinci Classics
  • Genre: Chamber Music
  • Period: 20th Century
  • Catalogue No: C00042
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Marika Lombardi

Born in Italy, MARIKA LOMBARDI studied at the National School of Music in Milan where she was awarded the first prize for oboe and for chamber music. Her career commenced in 1988 with a successful solo tour. She then studied at a number of schools in Paris, from which she was awarded several first prizes (Conservatoire National de Région de St Maur, Ecole Nationale de Musique de Montreuil, Ville de Paris). To perfect her technique, Marika studied with masters such as Pierre Pierlot, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Maurice Bourgue, Ingo Goritzki, Lothar Koch and Sergiu Celibidache. Prize winner at several international oboe and chamber music competitions, she was awarded a distinction at the international chamber music competition of Paris. Additionally, Marika was a prize winner at the Cziffra Foundation. Marika Lombardi plays regularly in chamber music and orchestral concerts in France and in Europe and gives master classes. She has played also with leading musicians including Bruno Canino, Frank Braley, Sylvie Gazeau, Henry Demarquette, Nathalie Dang. Since 2000, Marika has been the artistic director of the international music academy and festival « Risonanze Armoniche » in Lasino (Italy) and of the oboe festival in Paris « OBOE ». She has performed in many music festivals in Europe and has performed in the United States. Marika Lombardi has been teaching oboe in Paris since 1992 at the Conservatoire Municipal du Centre and du 9ème de Paris as well as at the national schools of music in Pantin and Chantilly, the CRR d’Aubervilliers and the Scola Cantorum. She received her National musical diploma for teaching in 1999. In 2012 she was invited to teach a master class at N.Y. University. Her cd SOLO has been chosen for several radio broadcasts, including those on France Musique (France) and Rai 3 Suite ( Italy). She plays a Howarth-London oboe.

Ivano Leva

IVANO LEVA was born in 1975 in Naples, Italy. He studied piano with Alexandra Brucher at the Conservatory of Campobasso and composition with Gaetano Panariello at the Conservatory of Naples. Having been interested even in improvising approaches and jazz music since his youthful years, he also attended regular courses of jazz piano with pianists Francesco D’Errico, Francesco Nastro and Enrico Pieranunzi.
An esteemed, award-winning composer, he currently receives commissions from important authorities and his works have been premiered in several places in the world, from Australia (Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Melbourne Recital Centre) to France (Auditorium M.Ravel, Académie Diplomatique -Paris) and Italy (Goethe Institut, Auditorium Scarlatti – Naples).
As piano player or real-time improviser he has appeared at many festivals and concert seasons (Katerinburg Jazz, Festival dei due mondi, Camerata Musicale Barese, Festival Oboe Paris, Nick La Rocca Festival, Pietà de’ Turchini, Piano City Napoli), enumerating also several exhibitions in tv and radio programs for the Italian national channel RAI. For a long time committed to exploring the possibility of merging classical music and real-time composition into an own unique style, he recently released a cd of original compositions, L’ala del silenzio, focused on the balance between the typical formal architecture of the piano quintet and elements of pure improvisation.
He also works as music tutor and lecturer, teaching both classical and jazz piano, harmony, and theory at the pre-academic courses of the Conservatory of Salerno.