Artists

Alejandro Fasanini

Alejandro Fasanini, Composer

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He studied at the “Juliàn Aguirre” Conservatory, at the Schools of Music “Musica Popular Avellaneda” and “Sebastian Piana”, all located in Benos Aires. He then specialized in Harmony and Composition with Maestros R. Alchoruon e Juan C.Cirigliano (former collaborator pianist of Astor Piazzolla). He studied in Spain contemporary composition with Maestro Luis de Pablo. 
He studied at the Academia Nacional de Tango with teachers R. Ostuni, H. Ferrer, J. Gabello, H.Negro and O. del Priore. Always in the Argentine capital, he attended the School for Lyricists “S.A.D.A.I.C.”.

In  1987, he began attending courses in literature held by professors Vicente Sito Lema, Maria Barrientos and Roberto Ciglioni.

At the beginning of 1990 he founded with other writers from the south of Buenos Aires the “Grupo literario La Masacuata” which he released the anthology “Poesía Tapada”, with Gabriel Martin, “Poesía en escena” and with Alfredo Lescano “Las tres caras de la Moneda”, the other face of the history of Argentina. Later he published his own poetry books: “El Típico Guacho Latinoamericano”, “Don Juan Buenos Aires”, “Sueños y poesía pendiente” . He founded the magazin “Revista literaria El Poeta”. In Italy he published a book with translations of lyrics of tango: “Tangos para bailar”. Also in Italy he published “De noches días y rosas” y “La divina donna”

Parallel to the musical education, he began studying Tango as a dancer at the “Movimiento de Tango Argentino” School, and then perfected in the technique of “Tango Dancing” with Rodolfo Dinzel.

He’s currently dedicated to both activities of Musician and Dancer, as performer and teacher.

In 1999 he published his first tango record: “Reo que confiesa”  with which, in 1999, he won a mention of honour in the “Certamen Hugo del Carril” of the city of Buenos Aires.

In Italy he studied social psychology at “Escuela de prevención José Bleger – Psicoanálisis operativa,  concepción operativa de grupo”. After finishing his studies he applied these techniques to his pedagogical and artistic activities.

For 25 years he taught tango (10 in Buenos Aires and 15 in Italy) and he worked as tango DJ all over Italy. He is art director of the “Festival de tango de Pesaro” and implemented during these years various concerts and events in Italy and Europe.

He executed two tours in Portugal presenting his Fado record “A rua amarella” with lyrics by Portuguese poet Carlos Martins interpreted by the singer Elisa Ridolfi and guitars Riccardo Bertozzini and Alejandro Fasanini.

In Italy he won the “Festival della canzone italiana” preceded by Gianni Bella with his song of the album “Alelí” interpreted by Valeria Visconti.

He founded the orchestra “Hijos ilegítimos de Astor” with which he released the “Trilogy of contemporary tango”, won “Il festival delle orchestre di Roma” and performed concerts in Italy and Europe.

 

 

 

Daniela Ferrati, Piano

Graduated in piano at the “G. Rossini” Conservatory in Pesaro, under the guidance of Prof. Paola Mariotti, then perfecting with E.Verona, M.C. Carini, A.Rebaudengo and – for chamber music – with P.N. Masi and C. Bützberger.
She worked for Spoleto Festival, Teatro Stabile del Veneto, Teatro Due of Parma and Stabile of Torino, collaborating with directors such as Piera Degli Esposti, Eugenio Allegri and Henning Brockhaus.
In 1992 she founded the “Trio Diaghilev” (two pianos and percussions), specialized in a contemporary repertoire including most of the masterpieces by Stravinsky, Milhaud, Satie, Bartòk, Bernstein. Together with this formation, she was selected for “special merits” by Piero Rattalino e Roberto Hazon (GMI) and invited to perform at important concert series in Italy and abroad, each time meeting with an extensive and unanimous acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
Also with Trio Diaghilev, she was invited to participate in the Rai radio show “Radio Tre Suite”, in the radio program “The thrill of classical music” transmitted from Salone del Lingotto in Turin, and recorded the CDs “Petrushka, The rite of spring” (music by Stravinsky) and “Der Wunderbare mandarin” (music by Bartok) for the TauKay Edition of Turin.
Between 2003 and 2005, with the Ensemble “Sottomondo Urbano”, she has been on tour for the Andalusian musical circuit organized by the Junta de Andalucia, and has recorded a CD for DNA Records with music by Kurt Weill, Manuel Quiroga, George Gerswhin.
She also collaborated with “Compagnia del Balletto Italiano” directed by Carla Fracci and Beppe Menegatti, with “MmCompany” of Reggio Emilia, with the Seattle “Spectrum Dance Theatre” directed by Donald Byrd, and with the “Balletto Teatro” of Torino, directed by Matthew Levaggi.
She  worked as répétiteur (assistant conductor) at the Wexford Festival, the Rossini Opera Festival and the Macerata Opera Festival.
She graduated with honors in Philsosphy from the University of Urbino.

 

Giampaolo Costantini Bandoneón

Graduated in piano at the “F. Morlacchi” Conservatory of Perugia, Giampaolo Costantini began his career as pianist.
In  1991 he founded the Tango group “VOX900”, with a particular focus on Astor Piazzolla’s music, playing there first as pianist and later as bandoneonist. He performs all over Italy, as well as for RAI and Vatican Radio.
In addition to Alejandro Fasanini’s orchestra, he regularly performs with some of the Italian most renowned formations playing Argentine Tango, such as “Ensemble Hyperion”, “Orchestra Tipica Alfredo Marcucci”, “Letras de Tango”, and others.
He’s also been performing at the most popular Tango Festivals taking place throughout Italy and Europe: for example Torino (Lingotto), Mantova (PalaBam), Firenze (Teatro Sashall), Fivizzano, Patrasso, Baden Baden, Montpellier, Losanna, etc.
He plays an original Argentinian diatonic bandoneon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riccardo Bertozzini Guitar

Graduated in Classical Guitar at the “G. Rossini”  Conservatory in Pesaro, under the direction of Maestro Ferrante Faedi. He studied then Jazz Guitar with Franco Ranieri. He deepened his studies of the Flamenco Guitar with Maestro Juan Lorenzo. He currently works as a performer, teacher and composer.
Collaborations with:
Lucio Dalla, Sylvie Vartan, Paul Manners, Ellade Bandini, Antonio Marangolo, Marco Poeta, Adriano Pedini, Ferrante Faedi, Walter Painter, Tony Scotti, Francesco de Benedittis, Alain Lanty, Juaquin Grilo, Manuel Betanzos, Davide Di Gregorio, Paolo Belli, Musicultura, Centro Universitario Studi Teatrali (Urbino), RAI 1, Universal France, JLA Production, Andrea Marzi and Conoscevo Gaetano in collaboration with Bonsai Music France, Alejandro Fasanini, Elisa Ridolfi, Valeria Visconti, Matteo Moretti.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francesco Bonacini Violin

Graduated in violin with full marks at the A. Boito Conservatory in Parma in the class of M. Giacomo Monica, he gets the two years second level degree of violin at the music school Vecchi-Tonelli in Modena, studying with M. Ivan Rabaglia and achieving the highest honors. After that he perfects in violin and chamber music with important musicians such as Luca Fanfoni, Enrico Bronzi, Stefano Pagliani, Olga Arzilli, Peter Zajfart, Pierpaolo Maurizzi etc.
Not yet graduated he performs in Brescia the world premiere concerto soloist for violin and orchestra, by the contemporary composer Juan Gadea Baladan Gadea, present at the execution. In 2005 he cooperates with musicians Per Arne Glorvigen, Ivan Rabaglia, Enrico Bronzi, Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli at the complete recording of guitar compositions by Astor Piazzolla released by the label Stradivarius.
He collaborates with various orchestras and chamber ensembles as I Pomeriggi Musicali, the orchestra Accademia Mozart, the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano, I Musici di Parma, Allegro Ensemble, with hom he played in major theaters in Italy and abroad as the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Kyoto Concert Hall, KKL Lucerne, Prague Opera House etc.. Since 2011 works as first violinist in the Orchestra Adrian Ensemble of Reggio Emilia.

 

 

 

 

Aurelio Venanzi Viola

Graduated at the “G. Rossini” Conservatory in Pesaro with the highest honors under the guidance of Antonio Bigonzi, then specialized in violin with Franco Gulli and in conducting with Donato Renzetti. In duet with guitar and piano, he was the overall winner of several national and international instrumental competitions; he’s part of the “Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana” since its foundation.
He has also been part of the orchestra “Jeunesses Musicales”, the Chamber Orchestra of Mantua, the “Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia”, the “Rossini” Orchestra of Pesaro and the Chamber Orchestra of Bologna, performing as first violin, first viola and soloist in major halls and teathers in Italy and abroad, and collaborating with artists like S. Mintz, F. Gulda, A. Piazzolla, N. Kennedy, L. Pavarotti, and many others.
He works together with a variety of chamber ensembles, from duo to sextet. He’s a professor of violin at the “G. Rossini” Conservatory of Pesaro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Agostinelli Cello

Started studying cello at the age of 8 and graduated with top marks at the “G. Rossini” Conservatory in Pesaro, under the guidance of M° Sante Amadori. Then he perfected attending international classes held by Maestros Franco Maggio Omerzovsky and Enrico Dindo.
He’s an eclectic musician, whose intense activity ranges from classical to pop music, collaborating as First Cello with orchestras as well as with chamber music formations, thus leading him on important stages all over the world.
Since 2004, he’s member of the prestigious orchestra called “I Solisti di Pavia”, also there collaborating as First Cello. Moreover, he’s founder of the “Quartetto delle Marche” group, and Cello teacher at the “G. Paisiello” Musical Insititute in Taranto. He plays a French cello from the first half of the nineteenth century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valeria Visconti Singer

Studied flute at the “G. Rossini” Conservatory in Pesaro, and modern singing since the age of 11 years. Always at the Conservatory of Music “G. Rossini”, she graduated in classical singing under the guidance of Master L. Macnez. In 1998 she began to study jazz singing and then won the 5th National Competition for Young Musicians “Luigi Zanuccoli.” In 2006 she met Master Luciano Pavarotti, who encouraged her to pursue classical studies. She then studied and experimented the “Basic Mode” of breathing for lyrical singing, together with M° A. Patalini.
She performed in several Italian cities and abroad.
In 1994 she participated in the Festival of Sanremo with the song “Così vivrai,” and the German critics rated her as the best emerging voice.
In 1995, she still participated in Sanremo with the song “E’ con te”, by Carlo Marrale. With the “Fonit Cetra”, she achieved ​​two of his record works, “Valeria Visconti” (1994) and “Tell me about it” (1995).
She is one of the soloists of “Cameristi del Montefeltro” Orchestra conducted by Maestro Massimo Sabatini. She’s currently working with Stefano Fucili in the celtic-pop Opera “Tristan and Isolde”; she’s also the founder of the cultural association “Musincanto” and of “Accademia Musicale del Montefeltro”, where she teaches.

 

 

 

 

Ivan Gambini Percussions

Graduated with highest honors in Percussion Instruments at the “G. Rossini” Conservatory in Pesaro. In the same school, he obtained the Diploma of Clarinet and Jazz Music.
He was the winner of numerous international and national competitions, performing in concerts with “The Trio Diaghilev” (pianos and percussion).
In addition to chamber music concerts, he also numbers important collaborations with several dance companies, including the Seattle “Spectrum Dance”, “Teatro Balletto” of Turin” (BTA) and Carla Fracci. In 1992 he started working with the Oscar winner Nicola Piovani, participating in numerous film productions (“The Tiger and The Snow”, “Pinocchio”), plays and records (“Concerto Fotogramma”, “La Pietà”, “Concha Bonita “,” EPTA “) and collaborating with Lello Arena, Gigi Proietti, Amij Stewart, Vincenzo Cerami. He took part in the making of the album “Ovunque proteggi” by Vinicio Capossela. He worked with several symphonic orchestras, including the “F.J. Hyden” of Bolzano and “Cantelli” of Milan. He’s member of the jazz “Cirano Quintet” and counts a recent collaboration with the “Daniele Di Gregorio” quintet.

 

 

 

 

 

Giacomo Dominici Double bass

Graduated  in double bass at the Conservatory “G. Rossini” in Pesaro with Maestro Riccardo Donati. Later, he studied with Maestro Alberto Bocini at the School of Music of Fiesole. He played with the Youth Orchestra F. Fenaroli of Lanciano with the Orchestra Galilei, with the “Orchestra Sinfonica Rossini”, and the “Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana”. In addition he took part in chamber ensembles performing in numerous festivals of international renown. In 2007 he graduated in Jazz Music with the highest honors, studying with Bruno Tommaso. In 2011 he completed his studies at the Conservatory of Adria obtaining the second level academic degree in Jazz Music with the highest honors. Also active in jazz music, has won numerous awards in national competitions, he has performed in important Italian jazz clubs and festivals of international renown. He has recorded several albums, some of which, for major labels such as Blue Note (EMI), Rai Trade Edizioni, etc…
He has collaborated with musicians of national and international prestige including: Garrison Fewell, Israel Varela, Stefano Bollani, Stefano Battaglia, Fabio Zeppetella, Maurizio Giammarco, Fabrizio Puglisi, Roberto Rossi, Gaetano Partipilo, Daniele Di Gregorio, Massimo Manzi, Massimo Morganti, Simone La Maida, Michele Francesconi, Miles Osland, Russell Peterson, Michael Zsoldos, Rene van Helsdingen, Roger Beaujolais, Gianni Lenoci, Mirko Guerrini, and many other. Also active in the pop music scene, and entertainment. He has partnered with Elio (leader of “Elio e le Storie Tese),” Bruno Mariani (Lucio Dalla guitarist), David Riondino. Etc. … He has played in several teatral show tours collaborating with famous actors including Lunetta Savino, Paul Bessegato, Catherine Casini, etc. .

 

 

 

Claudia Toscano, Singer

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
He studied at the Conservatory of Art of Morón, then he perfected himself in singing with the Masters: Héctor De Rosas, Vicky Buchino, Alberto Marcó, Elizabeth Dolinska, Jorge Diez.

For more than a decade he sings in different stages of Buenos Aires:
The theater house, Paseo la Plaza, Piazzolla Tango, The house of Anibal Troilo
The corner of Homero Manzi, Taconeando, Antigua L ‘Aiglon

TV and Radio programs:
“Aguante Tango” driving Silvio Soldán. “I still love you” Driving Leonardo Fabre.
Radio Belgrano, Radio FM Tango.

Tournèe, Japan, Chile, Brazil
Winner of the Julio Bocca Foundation Prize
Finalist of the Hugo del Carril Contest of the City of Buenos Aires

Discography:
Los 70 de Gardel – Juanjo Dominguez
Ojos verdes cerrados – Carla Pugliese