On Tuesday 2 August, the Villa del Balbianello will host the concert for flute and harpSuggestions and Inspirations by the Duo Salerno-Micheli, an appointment of Lake Como International Music Festival 2022.
Entrance includes the visits to the garden of Villa del Balbianello.
Matteo Salerno, graduated in Ravenna and subsequently attended the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome with Angelo Persichilli. He attended the master classes at the Accademia Incontri col Maestro in Imola followed by Glauco Cambursano, Massimo Mercelli, Maurizio Valentini and Angelo Persichilli, participating in the master classes of internationally renowned flutists including, A. Nicolet, M. Larrieux, A. Adorjan, A. Marion, J. Balint, D. Formisano and JC Gerard. He took part in a master class at the Padua Conservatory with Sir James Galway and attended the Summer Music courses in Portogruaro and Gubbio Festival with Patrick Gallois. He won several competitions for flute and chamber music including in 1995 the one held by the Filarmonica della Scala, chaired by Riccardo Muti, in which he was awarded a scholarship for the best Italian graduates.
Much of his activity is dedicated to chamber music with various formations and ensembles with which he has performed for over twenty years on behalf of the main Italian concert institutions. Among these we remember: the Lingotto of Turin, the Pavarotti Theater of Modena, the Coccia Theater of Novara, the Ravenna Festival, the Angelo Mariani Association of Ravenna, the Sant’Anna University of Pisa, the Friends of Music of Perugia, the Roman Music Association, the Reggio Emilia Theater Foundation, the Friends of Milan Music, the Umbrian Music Festival, the Bologna Philharmonic Academy at the Mozart Hall, the Friends of Music in Foligno, the Bibbiena Theater in Mantua, the Lipizer Association in Gorizia, the Citadel of Music in Civitavecchia, the Emilia Romagna Festival, the International Festival In the Sounds of Places, the Giuditta Pasta Foundation of Saronno, the Reggiana Artistic Family at the Teatro Valli in Reggio Emilia, the Gubbio Music Festival, the Pergolesi Spontini Festival, the Rossini Open Festival etc. Abroad he has performed in chamber ensembles in England, Germany, France, Spain, Canada, Switzerland, Cuba, Albania, Malta, Kosovo.
Since 1999 he has been principal flute of the “Città di Ravenna” Orchestra with which he has taken part in all opera and symphonic productions both in Italy and abroad; he has collaborated with the Luigi Cherubini Orchestra under the guidance of various conductors including P. Fournellier, B. Pounidefert, K. Durgarjan and taking part in productions with Riccardo Muti at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Malta and Piacenza; he was also a member of the youth orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Rome, of the International Orchestra of Italy, of the Orchestra Stabile of Como and of the Rimini Classica Orchestra. He is qualified as first flute for the Lazio Regional Orchestra. As a soloist he was accompanied by the I Solisti della Scala, the “City of Ravenna” Orchestra, the Orchestra Ensemble Mariani, the European Philharmonic Orchestra.
He recorded for radio and television programs including the concert for flute and piano broadcast by Rai Radio3 Suite interviewed by Michele dall’Ongaro; in 1998 he participated alongside the actor Ugo Pagliai in the concert for RAI 1 broadcast worldwide from the Sala Nervi in the Vatican on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the pontificate of John Paul II who was extraordinarily present in the hall. He loves experimenting with repertoires other than the classic one and has collaborated on musical and theatrical projects with well-known names in the entertainment world including Franco Battiato, Fabio Concato, Mario Biondi, Kelly Joyce, Teo Ciavarella, Filippo Graziani and the actors Gene Gnocchi, David Riondino, Elio Pandolfi, Ugo Pagliai, Marina Massironi and Ivano Marescotti.
He is currently professor of flute at the Vecchi Tonelli Conservatory of Modena.
Monica Micheli, born in Pesaro in 1972, completed her musical studies at the “G. Rossini ”in her city, graduating in Harp in 1995 under the guidance of Prof. Bianca Maria Monteverde Amadori. She performed concerts both as a soloist and in numerous chamber ensembles, strongly preferring the latter.
With the Dalma Harp Quartet she obtained the first prize at the 7th National Competition “Riviera dellaVersilia” in ’97 and the diploma of honor at the “Contemporary Music Competition” held in Perugia as part of the “4th European Harp Symposium” with a piece by the composer Paolo Giaro, written specifically for this formation and, subsequently, broadcast on “Lampi d’Inverno”(RadioRai2). With the same song they participated in the closing concert of the “Pesaro Spring Festival ’99”. In the 1998 edition of Umbria Jazz she attended the jazz harp masterclass held by Professors Carrol Mc Laughlin and Park Stickney in collaboration with the Berklee School of Boston.
She collaborated with numerous orchestras, including: Pesaro Symphony Orchestra and ProArte Marche Orchestra, the Rossini Symphony Orchestra, the Marche Chamber Orchestra, the “Accademia della Libellula” women’s orchestra, the Orchestra FilarmonicaMarchigiana, the “Città di Ravenna” Orchestra, the “D. Alighieri “(Ravenna), the” B. Maderna “in Forlì, the Marrucino Theater Orchestra (Chieti), the State Police Band, etc. Since 2000 she has been stage harp of the “Sferisterio Opera Festival” of Macerata.
She participated in the recording of an episode of “Don Matteo 5”, in which you play Schubert’s Ave Maria. She collaborated with choirs, dance companies (contemporary and dance therapy) and actors, also creating “mixed shows”, in which several arts (including painting and cooking) compete.
Since 2006 he has joined his concert activity with teaching at the Accademia Feronia in S. Severino Marche. In 2008 he obtained, with full marks, the Academic Diploma in Second Level Harp, under the guidance of Prof. Stefania Betti, at the Conservatory “B. Maderna ”of Cesena (FC).