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Carlo Benatti

Carlo Benatti, born in Mantua, graduated with honors at "Lucio Campiani" Conservatory of Music in Piano, Organ, Gregorian Chant and Organ Composition, Choral Music and Choir Direction, Chamber Vocal Music for the piano lieder repertoire, under the guidance of the Masters Paduano, Gaddi , Barzaghi and Busch. Titular organist in the church of San Leonardo in Mantua. He published for Armelin, Carrara and Eridania editions. For the label La Bottega Discantica of Milan, he recorded a CD entitled "The organ in Italy from the theater to the church and from the church to the theater", and, for the Bongiovanni record company in Bologna "Masters and composers in Mantua ". Accompanist pianist in singing classes and instruments, at the "Giuseppe Verdi" Conservatory of Como. He has been director of Palestrina Choir from September 1995 to June 2002, then he maintained with the Choir an active collaboration as pianist and organist.

Gianantonio Manzini

Gianantonio Manzini, he graduated in Piano, Harpsichord and Electronic Music. He perfected his piano studies under the guidance of concert performer Womni Kim, Piero Guarino and Leonard Hokanson. He attended courses on the German Lied held by Erik Werba. He has performed in numerous recitals, as a soloist, with orchestras and in chamber ensembles, in Italy and abroad. He participated in music festivals and took part in television recordings. As a concert conductor he has directed numerous operetta performances: Il paese dei campanelli, La Vedova Allegra, Il Cavallino Bianco, Cin ci la. His concert activity ranges from the baroque repertoire with harpsichord to the contemporary one with "live elettronics". He collaborates with numerous opera singers, with whom he performs in recitals in the traditional nineteenth-century repertoire.

Lelio Capilupi

Lelio Capilupi (http://leliocapilupi.it) Graduated in Composition, Piano and Singing, he has perfected his vocation and direction of the Music Academies of Siena, Assisi and Nice and, for the teaching of singing, he attended a Master Class with Paolo Zedda (National Conservatory SupĂ©rieire de Musique, Paris) , Marvin Keenze (Rider University, Princeton, New) Jersey, USA)) and Neil Semer (New York). He received the Campogalliani Prize and the Diploma of Merit at the Accademia Chigiana and at the Schubert National Competition; he established himself at the International Competition of Sesto Fiorentino and Bardolino, at the International Piano Composition Review (Rome) and at the International Composition Competition for Singing and Piano (Piacenza). He has played leading roles in works from the baroque and contemporary period, has participated in major music festivals and is one of the main players in the industry. He was chosen as a soloist for the first absolute performances (among which, in 1998, the UNESCO musical initiatives). He has performed concerts in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Brazil and South Korea, where he held Master Class of Lyrical Singing at the University. He has taught at the Conservatory of Music of Trieste and at the Music Institute of Modena; since 1995, winner of the national competition, he has been a singing teacher at the "Arrigo Boito" Music Conservatory in Parma. It is Director of the Chamber Orchestra "The Cameristi Virgiliani": In 2010 he was elected President of AICI, the Italian Association of Singing Teachers, of which he is a member; he was a founding member and director for ten years of the "Notiziario Aici", a periodical of the Association. He was director of the choir of Palestrina from September 2002 to June 2010.