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A Musical Voyage of Venetian Baroque

October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public. Please register to reserve your seat.

Gianluca Campi, accordion
Arianna Menesini, cello
Laura Lanzetti, piano


A. Vivaldi
Concerto in sib

A. Vivaldi
Fantasy from “The Four Seasons” 

B. Marcello

G. P. Reverberi
Rondo’ Veneziano

Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with PianoForte Foundation

Born in Genoa in 1976, Gianluca Campi began studying accordion at the age of 11, under the direction of Giorgio Bicchieri. At 12 years of age, he participated and won the Vercelli international competition for accordion and later participated in the Italian championship, held in Genoa, where he ranked again in 1st place, gaining huge success. At the age of 13 he took part in the international competition of Vercelli, ranking 1st and receiving compliments from Wolmer Beltrami, who called him a “child prodige” and the “Paganini of the accordion”. In 2000 he won the world accordion trophy, held in Alcobaça, Portugal. He has performed in prestigious concert halls throughout Italy, and in important festivals throughout the world. In 1998 he collaborated with the orchestra of the N. Paganini Conservatory in Genoa, performing in various Italian theaters and abroad, the Kammermusik 1 by Paul Hindemit under the guidance of director Gianmarco Bosio. He played as an accordion soloist in many prestigious orchestras, such as that of the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, under the baton of Maestro and Composer Nicola Piovani. He currently works with the Poseidon Orchestra conducted by Maestro Roberto Bacchini. He has collaborated with various chamber ensembles. He is currently the only performer in the world of the “M.Dallapè” Liturgical accordion, which is permanently housed in the Vatican. Along with his intense concert activity, he also teaches at the Center Musical Genovese E.Mancini and holds master classes in Italy and Germany. He is frequently asked to serve on the jury for for the most important national and international accordion competitions. He has the authro of many compositions for accordion, published by Edizioni Berben and Sonytus.

Arianna Menesini graduated in 1993 with the highest marks under the guidance of M. Chen Arianna Menesini and obtained the Diplome in 1996 de Perfectionement at the Conservatoire Superieure de Musique de Genève in Switzerland, obtaining a scholarship for the achievement of the Prix de Virtuositèe. At a very young age, she began collaborating as 1st cello with the Genovese Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Mozart of Milan, the Milan Chamber Orchestra and the Angelicum Orchestra. In 1997 she won the scholarship announced by the G.O.G concert season in Genoa, for the constitution of the Ensemble, “Aulodia”, aimed at specializing in the interpretation of modern music and contemporary, directed by M ° P.Borgonovo. She has collaborated with the orchestras of prestigious concert halls, such as Teatro Carlo Felice di Genoa, Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Teatro Regio di Parma, Philharmonic Orchestra of Verona, Classical Orchestra of Alessandria, Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, United Europe Chamber Orchestra and the Orchester des Rencontres Musicales de Lausanne-CH-, performing both as concertino and 1st cello. She is the cello soloist and artistic director of the group “Rondò Veneziano” with which she still performs in the most important concert halls in Europe, North American and Russia. She conceived and founded the Dodecacellos groups and the Muses. In addition, her recordings include: “Four Seasons” by A..Piazzola, Rondò Veneziano XXV ° Anniversary, RondoVeneziano Kammer Orchestra, as well as various cinematographic, television and theatrical soundtracks.

Laura Lanzetti graduated with the highest marks in Piano and Music Education at the “Paganini” Conservatory of Genoa. She continued her specialization in Bucharest and Novara at the Icons Academy with Marian Mika as a teacher and mentor. She has received awards in numerous national and international competitions and enjoys an intense and active career in Italy and abroad as part of various chamber ensembles. She has collaborated with prestigious theaters such as the Teatro Nuovo and the Lingotto Auditorium in Turin, Carlo Felice from Genoa, the Rome Auditorium, and MITO in Milan. Her repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary music. As a soloist she has worked with the Italian Opera Orchestra in various productions such as the complete Bach concert series. She has participated in four editions of the Italian Festival Style Chicago and Italian Expo. For the anniversary of the Unification of Italy, she performed a world premiere composition in London at the Chamber of Commerce Gala on the occasion of the “Dolce Vita”. Lanzetti also performed during the “Carnevale degli Animali” tour by Vinicio Capossela. In addition, she performed at the Opening Concert for the Italian transfer of the Presidency in the European Community in Ankara, organized by the Embassy. Under the patronage of the Consulate General of Japan in Milan, she organized the “WA” event “on the tea routes” as part of the Rocca Grimalda International Classical Music Festival (AL). Laura Lanzanetti recorded the “Oriental” CD recently released by Fortuna Records.

Free and open to the public


October 10, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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