Andrea Cavallari

studied piano and composition. After graduating from the Music Conservatory he attended courses in composition in London. His music has been played in Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Poland, Spain, Purtugal, Japan and the United States as well as in major events such as the "Festival dei Due Mondi" at Spoleto, "Documenta" at Kassel, "Festival Ninety-seven" at Cincinnati, Ohio, "Jornadas de Musica del Siglo XX" at Segovia, and the Royal Festival Hall in London. His music has been recorded by Rivoalto (Italy) and Capstone (New York). in 1999 he was Artistic Director of the Festival Estate Fiesolana in Florence. At present he lives and works between Florence and London where he is Artistic Director for the festival FIRENZE SUONA CONTEMPORANEA and co-artistic director for the festival LONDON EAR. Cavallari's music is published by Verlag Neue Musik GmbH - Berlin |



Mario Ruffini
Artistic Direction

Mario Ruffini (Teramo, April 8, 1955) is an Italian musicologist, conductor and composer.
He lives since 1975 in Florence, where he studied music at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini (composition, piano, choral music and choral conducting), the Music School in Fiesole (conducting) and at the University Florence (Humanities). He was guest conductor at the National Theatre of stable Opera and Ballet "MP Mussorgsky's "St. Petersburg (1990-1995), since 2002 he is scientific director of "Projects of Music and Visual Arts" associated with KHI-Max-Planck-Institut in Florence, and scientific director of the Fund since 2005 at the Carlo Prosperi Contemporary Archive "Alexander Bonsanti" Cabinet Scientific Literary GP Vieusseux, Florence. Since 2012 Ruffini is the artistic director of the Florence Festival for Youth Orchestras (FOG Festival Orchestre Giovanili). He is also a professor at the Conservatory of Music "GB Martini "in Bologna. On 18 October 2012 he was named Academic of Honor by the Academy of Art and Design for his studies of Music and Visual Arts, the first musician from the 1860s to be part of the historic Academy founded in Florence in 1563 by Cosimo I de 'Medici on suggestion of Giorgio Vasari. Her studies focus mainly on Luigi Dallapiccola and Johann Sebastian Bach, and the relationship between music and the visual arts.


Ilaria Ippoliti

She studied Foreign languages and literatures at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of Florence. Following periods of study and work in Germany, Spain, Russia and India she returned to Florence and started a collaboration with Accademia San Felice as tour manager for youth orchestras performing in Italy. She's working as Production Assistant for FOG, taking care of all the logistic aspect of tours.


Veronica Del Signore

After a degree in Textile Design at the Istituto Statale d'Arte of Florence, I opened and worked in a textile studio together with my sisters for 14 years. In 1995 I moved to London and started with Andrea Cavallari the Company Accademia San Felice, working in music between Florence and England for many years, which is what I'm still doing now.


Camilla Laschi

Camilla studied Piano at the Conservatorio Cherubini in Florence, has a degree in architecture and has been teaching music for many years. She has attended various teaching courses and has taught music at primary and nursery levels. She is also involved in producing musical shows for adults and children. Since 1998 she has managed the Accademia San Felice music school, where she teaches piano, and in 2000 became President of the association. She is currently working as part of the team for FOG, in the production and administration of musical events.

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