Home for the Holidays
A Festive Evening of Italian Music
Ginevra Petrucci, flute
Paola Pisa, piano
With Kostja Kostic, clarinet
Giulio Briccialdi (1818-1881)
Fantasia on Verdi’s Aida
Roberto Scarcella Perino (b. 1967)
Violetta for flute and clarinet
Le Attuali Emozioni d’Italia
Nathan Hudson (b. 1992)
Hark the herald angels sing for flute, clarinet and piano
Sleepwalking scene from Verdi’s Macbeth
Roberto Scarcella Perino
Fantasia on Verdi’s Il Trovatore
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 has performed throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia, appearing in recitals at many of the world’s most celebrated venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Santa Cecilia in Rome, Salle Cortot in Paris and Ohji Hall in Tokyo.
As a chamber musician, she has worked closely with world-renown artists, including Bruno Canino, Boris Berman, Emmanuel Ceysson, the Kodály Quartet and I Musici di Roma.
She has recorded several CDs for international labels, including the first world recording of Briccialdi, Dupuy and Büchner’s Concertos, albums dedicated to Wilhelm Kempff and Robert Muczynski, and the first CD ever recorded on flauto d’amore.
Born in Rome in 1989, she studied at Conservatorio ‘Santa Cecilia’ of Rome with her father, to continue her education at École Normale ‘Alfred Cortot’ in Paris, at Yale University and SUNY Stony Brook, where she is currently completing her Doctorate.
Some of Ginevra’s recent projects include the rediscovery and creation of a new repertoire for the flauto d’amore, in collaboration with some of the most exciting young composers of the New York area. She is Principal Flute at Chamber Orchestra of New York.
Paola Pisa is an Italian collaborative pianist, vocal coach and educator who has been working and performing with singers and instrumentalists for over thirty years.
Educated at the Conservatory in Ferrara, Italy, she began her career as a coach and piano accompanist at San Marino courses in 1985 with the world-renown soprano Renata Tebaldi. Since then she has concertized with singers and instrumentalists throughout Europe and in the United States.
She edited and published essays, reviews, and piano arrangements for publishers Ricordi, Curci, LIM, Lemoine, Zimmermann and Billaudot. She has been the official piano accompanist at San Marino courses in 1985 with the world-renown soprano Renata Tebaldi.
She has also collaborated with flutists András Adorján, Susan Milan, Alain Marion, Maxence Larrieu, Denis Lupachev, Janos Balint, Wolfgang Schulz, Andreas Blau, Andrea Griminelli.
Mrs. Pisa teaches collaborative piano at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome since 1989, where she also coaches and accompanies singers in the opera and vocal literature department.