MARTA LEMANSKA - VIOLIN COACH
Marta Lemanska was born into a family of musicians. She started her violin lessons at the age of 5 and continued her musical education in Poland, graduating from the prestigious Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw. Then she completed her post-graduate course at the Maastricht Conservatorium of Music where she graduated in the class of prof. R. Szreder with special honors (Cum Laude), also taking regular lessons and masterclasses with Liviu Prunaru, Herman Krebbers, Ida Haendel, Yair Kless, Roman Totenberg.
Marta won the first prize at the Polish Music Competition in 1995 and also won many scholarships and prices from cultural foundations (like the Rottary Club Poland, etc) and from private sponsors. Since she was a child she was strongly encouraged by her father, a professional jazz guitarist, to learn improvisation. Using those skills she performed as a soloist a special piece composed for violin and symphony orchestra at the "Improvisation Music Festival in Maastricht" (2004).
At the moment, Marta is a member of the Sinfonia Rotterdam but also finds time to play with other Dutch and German symphonic orchestras, to perform as a chamber musician and give recitals.
MARCO BALDINI - CELLO COACH
julio fernandez guerrero - viola coach
Julio R. Fernández Guerrero starts studying violin at the age of 7 at Cordoba Professional Music Conservatory (Spain) with Prof. Carlos Ruiz Moral, with whom he will graduate as a violonist.
In 2015, Julio moves to Florence Conservatory and completes his violin education with Prof. Miriam Sadun, obtanining later a Master of Arts in viola with Mº Augusto Vismara.
During his studies, he actively collaborates with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles of the Florence area, performing with prestigious institutions such as Fiesole Music School, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Verdi Theatre.
As part of his work with amateur musicians, he coaches the viola section of Florence's “Desiderio da Settignano Orchestra” where, thanks to M° Johanna Knauf, he develops great interest for an alternative and non-professional approach to music.
Julio now teaches music education in two superior institutes of Granada and his concert activity continues in Andalusia with several local orchestras.
anna sorgentone - WIND coach
Anna studied oboe at Florence Music Conservatory with prof. Simone Bensi and Marco Salvatori.
After an Erasmus traineeship at The Hague, where she had the occasion to study with Alexei Ogrintchouk and Remco De Vries, she is accepted for a Master Performance at Basel Hochschule with M° Emanuel Abbuhl and Omar Zoboli. She then specializes in chamber music with Anton Kernjak.
Anna has followed the training course of Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and of Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with M° Francesco Di Rosa, with whom she is now following the “Solo” training course in Bologna.
Anna has collaborated with numerous orchestras such as Chamber Academy Basel, Neuer Orchester
Basel, Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Ensamble Colibrì, Teatro Verdi di Salerno among others, with great conductors such as Myung-Whun Chung, Michail Jurowski, Alexander Lonquich, Daniel Oren, Frédéric Chaslin, Alessandro Cadario, etc.
Anna won numerous prizes in international competitions such as Perusia Harmonica, Premio Crescendo, Medici International Music Competition.
VANESSA CHANSON - ORGANIzEr
Vanessa was born in Switzerland where she studied the violin, languages and tourism before moving to Florence in 2005 following her passion for Italy.
Putting together her various skills, she launched Musicando Italy in 2009, a professional agency that organizes all kinds of projects that combine tourism and music in Italy: tours for orchestras, bands and choirs; cultural trips combining major musical events and visits all over Italy; orchestral workshops for amateur musicians...
Before and during the Musicando Academy workshops, Vanessa is the reference person to assist participants in all non-artistic issues (registration, travel arrangements, accommodation, logistics, payments, etc).