Concert by the Felix Piano Trio

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The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with PianoForte Foundation, is pleased to present a concert of music by the Felix Piano Trio by the following muisicians:

Catia Capua, piano

Matteo Scarpelli, cello

Riccardo Renato Bonaccini, violin


Joseph Haydn (15') Trio n. 39 “Gipsy”


Poco Adagio

Rondo all'Ongarese

Ludwig van Beethoven (18')

Trio n. 4 in Sib maggiore op. 11

Allegro con brio


Allegretto con variazioni

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (23') Trio n.1 in re minore op. 43

Molto allegro ed agitato

Andante con moto tranquillo

Scherzo. Leggero e vivace

Finale. Allegro assai appassionato

Jacob Fiastri (6') Burlesque

Catia Capua graduated from the "Santa Cecilia" Conservatory in Rome, where she studied under the prestigious guidance of Maestro Rodolfo Caporali. At the same conservatory, she also graduated with honors in Chamber Music, studied Music Teaching with Maestro Luciano Cerroni and obtained a degree in "Musical Disciplines," completing a two-year specialization in "Piano - Accompanist and Collaborator on piano" with the highest marks. She is the winner of national and international competitions including the Campi Flegrei in Pozzuoli competition, the Villar Perosa International Competition, A.M.A. Calabria of Lametia Termae, and the International Music Tournament. She is the founder of the Associazione Musicale Amadé in Rome.

Matteo Scarpelli graduated in Cello and Chamber Music at the "Santa Cecilia" Conservatory in Rome, studying respectively under Mario Centurione and Marco Lenzi, and subsequently obtained a master's degree in Music at the National Academy of St. Cecilia with Felix Ayo. He has played light music with the RAI Rhythmic-Symphonic Orchestra at three editions of the San Remo Festival. He has also performed for some of the most important Italian and foreign musicians, in concert and recordings, including Lucio Dalla, Pino Daniele, Fiorella Mannoia, Claudio Baglioni, Gianni Morandi, Renato Zero, Andrea Bocelli, Adriano Celentano, Ray Charles, Mercer Ellington, Dee Dee Bridgewater and others. He holds the Cello Chair at the A. Casella Conservatory of L’Aquila and is a teacher at the Marymount International School.

Riccardo Renato Bonaccini began studying violin with Maestro Ivan Kriwensky in Milan at the age of six, and immediately showed remarkable talent. Afterwards he continued his studies at the "Santa Cecilia" Conservatory in Rome where he graduated with honors. On that occasion, he was named his year’s best graduate by ARAM and was invited to play in concert for the Italian Central Institute for Sound and Audiovisual Heritage (former State Record Library). At the same time he attended the Conservatory of Geneva under the guidance of Maestro Corrado Romano (who had previously taught Uto Ughi), graduating with a diploma and "the firstfor virtuosity". At the end of his courses, he was chosen to perform as a soloist with the Suisse Romande Orchestra at the Victoria Hall in Geneva. Currently he is principal teacher of violin at Conservatoire G. da Venosa di Potenza.

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