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ginevra petrucci

artistic director

Praised by the Italian press as being "one of the most interesting talents of her generation", and described as having "a beautiful phrasing, brilliant virtuosity and a legato worthy of a great singer" by The Flutist Quarterly, GINEVRA PETRUCCI is an internationally renowned musician with a dynamic performance schedule. Her concert diary has led her to perform in some of the most prestigious concert halls throughout Europe (Sala Accademica di Santa Cecilia of Rome; Villa Medici, Rome; Teatro La Fenice, Venice; Sala Maffeiana, Verona; Villa Pignatelli, Naples; Salle Cortot, Paris; Liszt Academy, Budapest; Chopin Academy, Warsaw), America (Carnegie Hall), Japan (Shinjuku Bunka Center, Keyaki Hall), Brazil, Israel, Turkey and Africa, alongside acclaimed artists, that including pianist Bruno Canino - a regular collaborator - harpist Emmanuel Ceysson, and harpsichordists Jory Vinikour.

An active chamber musician, Petrucci regularly performs with ensembles such as I Virtuosi Italiani, I Musici di Roma and the Kodály Quartet. Her recordings include Giulio Briccialdi´s four flute Concerti with I Virtuosi Italiani (first world recording, Bongiovanni 2009), the complete Quintets by Friedrich Kuhlau with the Kodály Quartet (Brilliant Classics 2013) and the complete Flute Duets by Haydn (Brilliant Classics 2014). A recital CD with Bruno Canino was released in 2014. As principal flute of the Yale Philharmonia, the Yale Baroque Ensemble and the Chamber Orchestra of New York, she has played with world renowned conductors in many of the most important concert halls of the American East coast. She is a founding member of the Delphi Chamber Orchestra and of the chamber group Cantata Profana, both based in the United States. She has been visiting professor and has presented masterclasses and lecture-recitals at Accademia Flatus (Sion, Switzerland), Académie Musicale de Villecroze (France), and Accademia Musicale Sherazade (Rome). She is Professor at the Accademia Angelica Costantiniana of Rome and at the European Culture and Performing Arts Association of Tokyo.

As a strong advocate of modern and contemporary music, she had direct collaborations with composers Kaija Saariaho, Steve Reich, George Crumb, Betsy Jolas and Jean-Michel Damase, as well as with several composers of her generation both in the United States and in Italy, where she collaborates with Nuova Consonanza Contemporary Music Festival and La Biennale di Venezia. Born in 1989 in Rome (Italy), she studied at Conservatorio ´Santa Cecilia´ of Rome with her father, to continue her education at Ecole Normale ´Alfred Cortot´ (Paris) and at the Yale University (USA). In 2012 she was named the recipient of the The Thomas Daniel Nyfenger Prize for highest standard of excellence in woodwind playing by the Yale University. She is President of Associazione Musicale Leonardo De Lorenzo.

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