PREPARATION AND SIMULATION OF COMPETITION FOR TIMPANI AND PERCUSSIONS IN ORCHESTRA 

The course is aimed to all the graduates and not graduated percussionists, who want to deepen through technical exercises and orchestra steps, the study of percussion and timpani in preparation of auditions and competitions.  The 4-day course will be focused on:

- the technical-interpretative analysis of the first steps of the orchestra for timpani and percussion of the symphonic repertoire,

- the audition simulation, in which it is possible to obtain a positive and automatic response, taking into account a development of psycho-emotional self-control.

Type of lessons: group lessons

Minimum enrollment limit to activate the course: 6 students.

The course is not open to auditors.

 

CLAUDIO ROMANO
He began his musical studies at the "Alfredo Casella" Conservatory of L'Aquila, under the guidance of prof. Antonio Striano. At a very young age, he graduated in Percussion with full marks and also obtained a diploma in Trumpet. In 1978 he won the international competition as Primo Timpanista at the Rai Symphony Orchestra of Rome and since 1994 he has held the same role in the Rai National Symphony Orchestra.
He has played under the guidance of the greatest conductors in the world. He has collaborated with the Filarmonica della Scala, the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, the Mozart Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
He was Professor of Percussion at the "Alfredo Casella" Conservatory of Music in L'Aquila and is currently a two-year professor at the "Giuseppe Verdi" Conservatory in Turin. In 2010 he was invited by the Salzburg Mozarteum as a teacher of a master's degree on symphonic literature and repertoire.
He founded a school of Timpani and Percussion in Rome where he personally follows young students from all over Italy.
On the occasion of the 10th Festival "Giornata delle Percussioni" held in Fermo, he received an international career award.

JONATHAN FARALLI 
He studied percussion and composition with Renzo Stefani and Gaetano Giani-Luporini at the Luigi Cherubini State Conservatory in Florence, where he graduated with the highest honors. Alongside these studies, he also took lessons from David Lee Searcy and Christoph Caskel, who teaches at the Cologne Hochschule and is the percussionist preferred by Karlheinz Stockhausen for the first performances of his works. Faralli then went on to perfect his training at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam with Peter Prommel (marimbaphone), Jan Pustjens (drums) and Jean Labordius (timpani); he later also studied under Christian Hamouy and Gabriel Bouchet at the school of "Les Percussions de Strasbourg". Faralli performs both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, and has given many world premieres of percussion works by contemporary composers. He regularly works with "Les Percussions de Strasbourg", "Contempoartensemble", "European Music Project", "Modern Times Duo" and "Moscow Virtuosi". He has performed under the most eminent conductors and in the most prestigious international concert halls and theaters. Faralli also works with the "Tempo Reale" institute for music research (computer science and computer music) which is headed by Luciano Berio.