Remembering Fellini: A Concert Celebrating Federico Fellini 25 Years After His Death

May 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60605
Remembering Fellini: A Concert Celebrating Federico Fellini 25 Years After His Death @ PianoForte Studios

This concert is free and open to the public, but we ask that you register to reserve your seat.



Caroline Rothstein, violin
Andrew Hesse, cello
Roberta Terchi Nocentini, piano
Laura Perkett, Oboist and Soprano

Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with PianoForte Foundation on the occasion of FARE CINEMA 2019, the Italian Cinema Week in the World, an initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation


La voce della luna

8 e mezzo
La dolce vita
Il padrino
La strada
Romeo e Giulietta

Il postino

Scent of woman
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
E più ti penso
Gabriel’s oboe
La leggenda del pianista che visse sull’oceano
C’era una volta il west

La vita è bella

Caroline Rothstein enjoys an active and diverse career in the Chicago area and currently serves as concertmaster of the Manitoba Underground Opera each summer, appointed in 2015. She received her master’s degree in violin performance from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, where she was the recipient of the Anna Schauffler Lockwood endowed scholarship for excellence in string music. Her principal teachers and mentors include Chicago Symphony violinist Blair Milton and Milwaukee Symphony concertmaster Frank Almond. Caroline also attended Northwestern as an undergraduate, where she concurrently earned Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees and graduated with honors in both programs.

Andrew Hesse is a cellist, teacher, father, amateur woodworker, and insurance professional in the Chicago area. A native of Normal, IL, Andrew spent seven years in the nation’s capital before returning to the Land of Lincoln in 2014. He has performed as a season substitute with the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, Assistant Principal Cello with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Fairfax Symphony. He has been a member CHAI Collaborative Ensemble since the group’s inception in 2015. As both a chamber musician and soloist, Andrew takes pride in advocating the works of lesser-known contemporary and historical composers.

Andrew earned his D.M.A. from the University of Maryland in 2018, where he served as teaching assistant to Professor David Teie. Previously, he received his M.M. from Northwestern University and B.M. from Illinois Wesleyan University. He lives in Downers Grove with his wife, Molly, and sons, Isaac and Oliver.

Roberta Terchi Nocentini
Italian collaborative pianist Roberta Terchi Nocentini has an extensive repertoire across both vocal and instrumental genres. Considered a top class vocal coach, she has regularly performed in recitals and concerts in Chicago, Rome, Strasburg, Bucharest, and London. Highlights include chamber music events at Pianoforte Foundation (events for the Italian Institute of Culture), North Park University, Wigmore Hall, and David Josefowitz Recital Hall. As a répétiteur, she has worked on a broad range of operas including La Traviata with Teatro Verdi (2007), Carmen at Anfiteatro Romano di Terni (2006), The Little Sweep with Società Aquilana dei Concerti (2007), and L’Impresario in Angustie with Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese (2010). She has also appeared as a pianist in recital with the vocal faculty of the Royal Academy of Music Opera Programme alongside Gareth Hancock. In April 2016, she worked as a language coach and répétiteur for Il Tabarro at St. Luke’s in Barbican.

Roberta recently graduated (with Merit) from the Royal Academy of Music with a Master of Arts in Piano Accompaniment under the tutelage of Michael Dussek and James Baillieu. Roberta holds Masters of Music in Piano (with Distinction) and in Opera Répétiteur (cum laude) from the Conservatorio Statale di Musica “Alfredo Casella” – L’Aquila where she studied with Pietro Iadeluca, Luciano Bellini, and Marina Boesch. Roberta also obtained a Master of Arts in Modern Languages and Cultures (with Distinction) from the University of L’Aquila. As a teacher, she began teaching at the JazzOn Music School in Italy. In London, Roberta worked as an Italian Language Coach for the Trinity Laban Conservatoire and for the Piano Accompaniment Course at the Royal Academy of Music. In Chicago, Roberta has worked as an Italian Language Coach for Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium’s Summer Opera Workshop of La finta giardiniera (2018) and Sing-Thru of L’elisir d’amore (2019). In 2009, she founded the Suonincanto association which aims to give young musicians the opportunity to perform in prestigious venues.