The Artistic Director
Antonio Di Cristofano performs in piano recitals and as a soloist at prestigious Italian and foreign institutions. After making his debut in 2006 with great success in the Weill Hall in New York, he performed in the Isaac Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall with the New England Symphony to great acclaim. His debut in the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus in Vienna with the Wiener Mozart Orchestra in 2006 is also noteworthy, followed in 2007 by a concert in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein. He has held masterclasses for the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow, for the Academy of Dubrovnik, for many American Universities including Denver-Louisiana-Memphis-Houston-Florida-Vancouver, for the SMC Academy in Seoul, the Conservatory of Shanghai and Ningbo in China and the Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Valencia and Sofia and the Orpheus Academy of Vienna. He has recorded various CDs for Velut Luna and Millenium, the last of which has recently been released under the title Encores. He has received the Paul Harrys Fellow Culture Award three times from the Rotary Club. He is Guest Professor at the Xiamen Conservatory (China) and Professor at the Orpheus Summer Academy in Vienna. In 2018 he received the Golden Griffin, the highest honor from the City of Grosseto
The Organizational Director
Massimo Merone is conductor of orchestra, choir and violinist. He collaborates with some of the most important Baroque groups including Auser Musici, Europa Galante, the Barocchisti, Musica Perduta. Since 2000 he has directed the choral ensemble “G.P. da Palestrina “with whom he performed in Italy and abroad. Recently he was in charge of conducting the Ager Cosanus choir. In 2010 Maestro Piero Bellugi indicated him for the realization of a concert in Florence with the “Florence Synphonietta” orchestra. He graduated from the European Academy of Conducting in Vicenza with M ° Romolo Gessi. He distinguished himself in the Berliner Masterkurse held with the Berliner Simphoniker by M ° Lior Shambadal, who, on the occasion of a masterclass on Beethoven’s IX symphony, awards him the diploma of merit of the course. He attended the specialization courses of the Chigiana Music Academy of Siena held by Maestro Gianluigi Gelmetti. Recently he attended the courses on opera held by Maestro Vittorio Parisi. Since 2018 he has been director of the Vivace Città di Grosseto Giovani Orchestra. He has conducted various symphonic ensembles such as the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, the “Città di Grosseto” orchestra, the OIDA orchestra of Arezzo, the “G. D’Arezzo “, Capella Tiberina.