music by: John Cage, Andrea Cavallari, Philip Glass, Oliver Messiaen, Steve Reich
MICHELE MARASCO is one of the most famous flutists of today. Decisive for his training were the encounters with the composer Luciano Berio, with the directors Harnoncourt and Norrington, with the flautists Fantini, Klemm, Nicolet. Soloist in prestigious venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kioi Hall in Tokyo, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Parco della Musica in Rome, the Teatro alla Scala and the Sala Verdi in Milan, he performed for the major European festivals : Wien Modern, Salzburg, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Venice Biennale. His record activity is relevant with over 15 CDs recorded mostly live for Arts, Capstone, Diapason, Falaut, Frame, Nuova Era, Ricordi, Stradivarius. Several of his first performances of music by contemporary authors such as Berio, Cavallari, Donatoni, Einaudi, Hoffman, Maresz, Olivero, Sciarrino. First solo flute of the Zurich Opera, of the Leipzig Radio, of Santa Cecilia in Rome, of the Filarmonica della Scala and of the Orchestra della Toscana, he is actively teaching at the Il Trillo Music School in Florence, the Institute Vecchi-Tonelli in Modena, the Italian Academy of Flute in Rome, as well as the promotion of young musicians. Many of his students are teachers in Italian music conservatories and high schools, or first parts in the best European orchestras.
Graduated with the highest marks and honors under the guidance of Lucia Passaglia at the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, winner of numerous national and international chamber competitions, she is a teacher and collaborator at the Musical Institute "Vecchi-Tonelli" of Modena and the Academy of Imola. Her concert career has seen her perform for some of the most important Italian and European musical institutions: Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, Italian Institute of Culture in Strasbourg, Friends of Music and Bologna Philharmonic Academy, Valentinian Festival of Orvieto, Teatro Bibiena di Mantua, Tuscany Orchestra, CIDIM, Teatro Alighieri di Ravenna. He has collaborated with some of the best known international flutists, such as Cambursano, Formisano, Fromanger, Larrieu, Marasco, Oliva.