Ilaria Iaquinta, soprano
Ilaria Iaquinta, soprano, graduated as an opera singer at the Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella in Naples. She also attended courses taught by Mirella Freni, Christa Ludwig and Sherman Lowe. Additionally, she has specialized in “chamber music” under the tutelage of M° Antonio Florio and has performed at the Ancient Music Center “Pietà dei Turchini”, French and German repertoires.
She graduated in “Conservazione dei beni culturali” at the University of Naples “Suor Orsola Benincasa” with a study on Jacques Offenbach and French operetta.
Ilaria Iaquinta won in 2002 first prize in “Chamber Music” at the “Don Matteo Colucci” competition and second place at the Napolinova Competition. She is winner of “Francesco Albanese” (2004) and “Tirindelli” (2009) in Conegliano-Venice competitions.
She recorded a song in the “Enciclopedia italiana dei compositori contemporanei” (ed. Pagano) cd collection and she also recorded, in 2014, a cd “Les bouffes napolitains” with the pianist Giacomo Serra (Polosud records). In 2011 she sang live in Milan for the broadcast Channel Radio Rai.
Ilaria Iaquinta has been very active in the musical concert scene. She sang in Scarlatti Hall, Ravello Festival, St Denis Festival, Kolner Philarmonie, Associazione Scarlatti of Naples, Teatro Coccia in Novara, Concerti del vespro in Milan, Festival Beethoven in Sutri, Rassegna “La Soffitta” in Bologna, Festival Piatti in Bergamo, Festival l’Eure poétique et musicale in Normandie, Les Heures musicales in Bretagne.
She has played main roles in comical operas such as V. Fioravanti’s “Le Cantatrici Villane” (Campobasso Opera), P. Auletta´s “La Locandiera”, D. Scarlatti´s “La Dirindina” (Capri Opera Festival), D. Sarro’s La furba e lo sciocco and L. Rossi’s “Un Maestro ed una cantante”.
In 2000, she participated in the Film-Opera “Traviata a Paris” for World-Wide Television, which was directed by Zubin Metha and Patroni Griffi. Ilaria Iaquinta conducted several performances at the Rendano Theater in Cosenza, Verdi Theater in Trieste and La Fenice Theater in Venice.
Giacomo Serra, piano
Giacomo Serra studied in Venice and Milan Conservatorio where he graduated with Riccardo Risaliti. He perfected himself for many years with Dario De Rosa pianist of the famous “Trio di Trieste” performing a lot of piano four-hands and two pianos concerts.
He played in Teatro Verdi Trieste, Foro Italico Roms, Accademia Chigiana Siena where he recorded Schubert music for italian television RAI1. He won piano competitions in Osimo Stresa and Albenga.
Giacomo Serra graduated in musicology at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari with a study on Carlo Goldoni and the 18th century italian opera. He won an audition in Teatro San Carlo, Naples where he is since 1995 maestro sostituto and orchestra pianist. He has played with important conductors like Daniel Oren, Gustav Kuhn, Giuseppe Sino poli, Mitislav Rostropovich, Jeffrey Tate and many others in operas of italian and european repertoire (Strauss, Schostakovich, Wagner, Janacek).
He gives many solo and chamber music concerts. Recently he played Mozart piano and orchestra concert K595 with Nuova Scarlatti orchestra in Naples; Mozart and Beethoven Quintets with first instruments of San Carlo orchestra. He has been maestro di sala in Wagner Parsifal performed in Academy of S.Cecilia, Rome, conducted by Daniele Gatti.
Gorlice - Muzeum Dwory Karwacjanów i Gładyszów
F. Schubert - Die Forelle
L. Van Beethoven - An die ferne Geliebte op.98
-Ziemlich langsam und mit Ausdruck (Piuttosto lento con espressione)
-Nicht zu geschwinde, angenehm und mit viel Empfimdung (non troppo mosso, piacevole e con molto sentimento)
-Andante con moto cantabile, Ziemlich langsam und mit Ausdruck (Piuttosto lento con espressione), Allegro molto e con brio
G. Rossini - “Soirées Musicales”
F. Schubert - Impromtus op.90 n.4 per pianoforte
Buzzi Peccia - Colombetta Serenata veneziana
da “La vie parisienne” Je suis veuve d’un colonel
da“La Périchole” Griserie
da “La grande duchesse de Gérolstein” Ah! Que j’aime les militaires!
E. Satie - La Diva de l’Empire
M.P.Costa Era de maggio
Saverio Mercadante - La sposa de lo marenaro
F. P. Tosti - Marechiare
Ilaria IAQUINTA - soprano
Giacomo SERRA - piano