Program for June 2024

June 06, 2024 /Thursday/  

18.30 hours      Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov”

Conductor: Roselise Gentile


L. van Beethoven – Egmont Overture
Jean Sibelius – Karelia Suite  op.11
J. Brahms – Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op.98

Roselise Gentile

Roselise Gentile carried out her studies in Piano as well as Harmony and Counterpoint at the Conservatorio “A. Boito” in Parma, Italy. After her diploma, Roselise studied Choir conducting with G. Acciai and R. Gabbiani, following the three-year Advanced Course in Choral Practice and Choir Conducting “R. Goitre”. Roselise founded the “Ensemble Vocale Alia Musica”: under her direction the Ensemble took part in some of the most important International Festivals and Competitions After moving to England Roselise has worked with Mirabilé Vocal Ensemble (Nottingham) with which she has won the first prize at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod competition. In parallel Roselise studied Orchestra conducting following international course held by Julius Kalmar for the “Hans Swarowsky” Association, and international course in Orchestra Conducting “Franco Ferrara”, held by Luis Salomon at the “Teatro Sociale” in Como, Italy. She subsequently studied with Romolo Gessi and Donato Renzetti following the Master Classes and the three years Course at the European Academy in Vicenza. Roselise has worked with different instrumental ensembles, including the Regional Choir and Orchestra of Umbria, and the Chamber Orchestra “Cappella Musicale di Minerbio”, composed by leading members of the Orchestra of Teatro Comunale in Bologna, working with important soloists and singers such as Anna Caterina Antonacci. In Switzerland, Roselise carried out projects dedicated to Carlo Florindo Semini, one of the most renowned Swiss composers. She has conducted the Chamber Orchestra “Farnesiana” (Parma, Italy) with a vast repertoire ranging from baroque to XXth century music. As assistant of M°George Pehlivanian Roselise took part in projects with Slovenian Philarmonic Orchestra, in Slovenia and France. Roselise has also worked as coach at the “Festival dei Due Mondi” in Spoleto, at the 52th International Festival of Contemporary Music for La Biennale in Venice. In England Roselise has conducted the Barnet Symphony Orchestra in London and the Marlborough Concert Orchestra in Marlborough. In Europe she worked with the orchestra of Teatrul Național de Operă și Balet “Oleg Danovski” in Constanța (Romania) and in 2022 she was invited to conduct the Vienna Royal Orchester at the Haus der Industrie, Wien (Austria). In November 2022 Roselise conducted the Budapest Symphony Orchestra at the Pesti Vigadó in Budapest (Hungary).  In the 2023/2024 season Roselise will be conducting in Bratislava (Slovakia) will hold a workshop on Verdi’s Requiem in London, and will be involved in projects in Beijing, Guangzhou and Taiyuan (China).



June 13, 2024 /Thursday/  

18.30 hours      Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov”

Conductor: Roberto Gianola

    Soloist:  Maurizio Moretta – piano


V. A. Mozart – Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 21, C major, K467

L. van Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”, op.55


Roberto Gianola

Roberto Gianola boasts significant collaborations that have led him to conduct orchestras worldwide: Europe, the USA, Central and South America, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, China, Korea, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates. He has been the Principal Conductor of the Izmir State Opera and Ballet since May 2023, and for nine years, he also served as the Music Director of the Istanbul State Opera, conducting numerous operas, concerts, and ballets. A guest in renowned venues such as the Musikverein in Vienna, the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, the Seoul Arts Center, the Smetana Hall in Prague, Sala Verdi in Milan, and theaters in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Macau, he has collaborated with prestigious Italian institutions such as the Fondazione Arena di Verona, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro Del Giglio di Lucca, and with orchestras such as I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Orchestra Regionale della Toscana, Orchestra del Festival Pucciniano, I Virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala, I Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra, and the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra. The 2023 season saw him on the podium at the Hong Kong Opera with La Boheme, the Ljubljana Opera with Il Trovatore and Romeo and Juliet (Ballet), the Teatro Coccia in Novara with Il Paese dei Campanelli, the Teatro Verdi in Sassari with The Barber of Seville, the Skopje Opera with Aida, the Astana Opera, the Fuerteventura Opera with Nabucco, and concerts with I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, the Bari Metropolitan Orchestra, the Magna Grecia Orchestra in Taranto, as well as invitations to Poland, Bulgaria, and London with the London City Philharmonic Orchestra. The 2024 season will see him embarking on a major concert tour throughout China, returning to the Hong Kong Opera with Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, conducting Falstaff at the Izmir Opera, The Barber of Seville at the Fuerteventura Opera, and performing concerts in Bulgaria and Italy. As an artistic director, he founded the Lake Como Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lake Como Music Academy on Lake Como, which have distinguished themselves over 20 years for organizing major events (operas and concerts), competitions, and masterclasses. Roberto Gianola’s discography includes a Stradivarius CD with I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano and a CD with music by Respighi recorded with the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra and published by the magazine “Amadeus”.

Maurizio Moretta

Maurizio Moretta, born in Gravedona (Lake Como), completed his musical studies at the V. Appiani Musical High School in Monza under the guidance of Rosamaria Losi and Gianluigi Centemeri. He graduated in main piano from the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan with top honors. He pursued further studies in Milan with Vincenzo Balzani and later in Munich with Ludwig Hoffmann. Winner of the first prize at the Viotti International Piano Competition in Varallo (7th edition), he embarked on a rich concert career highlighted by laudatory reviews (Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, Il Giorno, Panorama, Epoca, Capital, L’Espresso, etc.), leading him to perform throughout Italy and abroad for prestigious concert associations and in renowned theaters, including: Smetana Hall in Prague, Musikverein in Vienna, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Felipe Villanueva Hall and Bicentennial Theater (Mexico), Verdi Hall in Milan (Societа dei Concerti and Serate Musicali), Manzoni Theater in Milan (Gruppo Fininvest), Palazzo Barberini and Chiostro del Bramante in Rome, Ducal Palace in Massa. He has collaborated as a soloist with prestigious orchestras such as: Wiener Mozart Orchester (Vienna), North Czech Philharmonic and Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra (Prague), Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Istanbul Chamber Orchestra, State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, I Cameristi del Verbano, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra (Moscow), Oradea State Philharmonic, Dinu Lipatti Philharmonic Orchestra (Satu Mare), Mihail Jora Philharmonic (Bacau), Paul Constantinescu National Philharmonic (Vidin), Grosseto Symphony Orchestra, Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, Friuli Venezia Giulia Symphony Orchestra, ICO Orchestra of Magna Grecia; Abruzzese Symphony Orchestra, Elblag Chamber Orchestra (Poland). Recently, he enjoyed great success with a tour in China, where he performed with symphony orchestras in 25 prestigious theaters. Active also in teaching, he has been a main piano teacher at the V. Appiani Musical High School in Monza and is currently Director and main piano teacher at the Civico Istituto Musicale Dongo- Menaggio-Porlezza. He has frequently been invited to judge national and international competitions and as an external Commissioner for Conservatory exam boards. He has served as Artistic Consultant for the Provincial Administration of Como, Artistic Director of the Lake Como & Insubria Festival, and currently holds the position of Artistic Director of the Pianomaster International Festival, the Varenna Festival, and the Giuditta Pasta International Opera Competition in Saronno.


June 20, 2024 Thursday/  

18.30 hours      Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov”

Conductor: Amir Shiff 



V.A.Mozart – Divertimento in D Major, K. 136

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No.6 Pastoral


American-Israeli Conductor Amir Shiff, was born in Israel. He studied the violin with Alice Fenyves and Yair Kless in Israel.  Shiff continued his studies in the US with the legendary Dorothy Delay and Hyo Kang.As Principal Violist of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Virginia Opera Company, and later on as Principal Violist with the renowned “Philharmonia Hungarica” of Germany, Shiff performed as Soloist with those orchestras on numerous occasions.  Amir Shiff performed as soloist with orchestras in the USA, in South Korea at the Arts center of Seoul, in Daegu, at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow with Vakhtang Jordania as conductor (premiering Jan Radzynski concerto for viola and orchestra which was dedicated to him), in Lithuania with the Vilnius Chamber Orchestra and the Festival Orchestra, in Kaunas, New Zealand, Italy, and on numerous occasions in Israel as soloist with the Jerusalem Radio Orchestra, different chamber orchestras, and on Israel tour with “Symphonietta Hungarica“.  Shiff gave as well numerous Master Classes in China, in the US, Italy and the Baltic States, and was a member of the Jury at the “William Primrose” International Viola Competition.   Amir Shiff started conducting worldwide in 2010, after his successful debut with the “Pacific Encore” Opera Company at the Axelrod Arts Center in New-Jersey, the United States. The concert included 17 Arias from the major repertoire, and due to the highly successful performance, his conducting activity took off, first with the Opera Company and soon-after internationally. Shiff is in great demand in mainland China, conducting some of the better Orchestras there, including the Shenzhen Philharmonic. In 2011.          In recent years, engagements included Symphony concerts in the USA, Israel, Romania and Bulgaria. His opera debut with the State Opera of Stara-Zagora, Bulgaria, in ”La Traviata” ,which took place in July of 2015, was followed in the summer of 2016 with couple of productions of Puccini’s “Tosca”.  – Symphonic Concert in Kansas City, USA , International Music Center, 2011 – Symphonic concert, “Raanana Simphonette”, Israel, 2013 – Opera debut with the State Opera of Stara-Zagora, Bulgaria, in La Traviata, 2015 – Russe Opera and Philharmonic Society, Bulgaria, Tosca, Puccini, 2016 – Stara Zagora State Opera , Tosca, 2016 – Symphony concerts with the Pazardjik Philharmonie, and with the Stara Zagora State Opera  Symphonie Orchestra, 2017 – A production of Carmen, Bizet, with the State Opera Stara Zagora, 2018 – Symphony concerts in Bulgaria, 2018 – Rigoletto, Verdi, with the “National Opera and Ballet Oleg Danovski”, Constanta, Romania 2019 – Burgas Philharmonic, Bulgaria 2019 – Concerts as Violist, Tel-Aviv, Israel 2019