Mariella Mochi graduated in piano, organ and composition in Florence at the music conservatory L. Cherubini, under the guidance of the teachers E. Scarlino and A. Esposito. She attended international specialization courses with the teachers L. F. Tagliavini, A. Heiler, J. Langlais and M. C. Alain. She has been the organ holder of the San Giovanni Battista Church (Autostrada del Sole Firenze-nord) from 1968 to 2000. She is the artistic director of the Italian Organ Music Academy of Pistoia. In 1975 she was awarded with the Cimento d'oro for artistic merits by the Lazio Literary Centre. She holds specialization courses in organ, with particular focus on the Italian baroque and renaissance repertoire. She is frequently requested as commission member for national and international organ competitions. In 1985 she was invited as the only Italian representative at the Organ Festival in Paris for the Bach celebrations. She carries out an intense concert activity in Italy, in several other European countries and in Japan. She made recordings on various historical instruments. She also recorded the whole organ opera of Alessandro Esposito on a double CD for the Milano Discantica.
Luca Magni. He graduated brilliantly in traverso's Flute at the Music Institute
"P. Mascagni "(Livorno) in 1991 under the guidance of M. Nicola
Mazzanti. He has performed numerous concerts in Italy (Rome, Turin, Milan,
Florence, Macerata, Bari, Bologna, Siena, Varese, Parma, Lucca, Modena
etc.) and abroad (Malta, France, Austria, Poland, Germany, S , St. Petersburg,
the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain,Denmark, Russia (St. Petersburg), Australia,
USA and a tourney in Japan, both in duoand as a soloist, always receiving
unanimous public and critical consents. of the Tuscan cultural heritage
through the production of repertoires combining popular literature with
Tuscan music, in collaboration with Prof. Carlo Lapucci. In 2000 he held
a Masterclass of Flute in Struer (Denmark) at the School Comunale di Musica
Since 2003 he has collaborated with Composer / Author Andrea Mati with
whom he recorded a CD in 2007 for "Tactus" in Bologna. In 2005
he held a Masterclass of Flute and Organo in St. Petersburg (Russia) "Manfredini
and co- authors "Flaut or Luca Magni, Mariella Mochi, for students
at the Conservatory and University of St. Petersburg, with recording of
the Rambler and Radio Russia channel. He performed solo concerts for flute
and orchestra (Florence OCF, Milan's PMI and Aquilana Chamber Orchestra).
In 2010 he held a masterclass on the music fairy at the Vibo Valentia Music
Conservatory. He performed a tour in 1991 in Japan performing concerts
at Gifu, Tokyo, Shirakawa, Tagimi, Nagoya for flute and organ, flute and
piano, flute and koto. He has held concerts for the Italian Cultural Institute
in Becanson (France), Amsterdam, Saragoza and Lund (Sweden). He has held
concerts in Miami and Naples in Florida (2010) and New York (2014) at Columbia
University (USA). In 2012 he performed concerts in Australia (Melbourne:
Beethoven Festival, Flute and Piano, Mildura and Ballarat: International
Organ Festival, Sydney S.Paul Church). Artistic Director of Casa Vacanze
/ Casa Musicale Villa Magni di Pistoia. www.villamagni.com and Piceno Classica
Festival in San Benedetto del Tronto.
Riccardo Magni is the owner of Villa Magni, a residence located in Pistoia. The city is rather small, but very well connected with cities like Firenze, Lucca, Pisa and many other important Tuscan places. In his spare time, Riccardo likes to study martial arts and teach Karate to both children and adults. He loves Japan, its culture and language, which is trying to learn by himself.
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