Villa Solomei Festival

The discovery of America - A small music anthology from and for the “new world”


Sunday 23 June 2024 - 11:00

Accademia Neoumanistica

Musicological conference curated by Silvia Paparelli

A journey through American music, amid skyscrapers and pastures, realism and the vanguard. A sound landscape arising from a "polyglot culture, different from any other in that it is non-indigenous" (Mellers) and populated by highly diverse American and European composers, the latter often in search of a "new world".

Silvia Paparelli

Pianist and musicologist, she has been teaching History of Music since 2001 at the “G. Briccialdi” Conservatory, Terni. She is the author of dozens of publications, including a monograph on Stanislao Falchi, published by Lim, Lucca. She has participated in conventions, conferences, radio broadcasts (in Italy and France), held and prepared seminars for organisations, institutions, universities (University of Pavia, SDA Bocconi, Milan, Michigan State University) and conservatories in Italy and abroad. She has played in major Italian institutions (I Concerti del Quirinale - broadcast live on European radio - Amici della Musica di Firenze, Teatro Comunale and Amici della Musica di Modena, Scarlatti Association, Naples, Bologna Festival, Ravello Festival, Festival di Nuova Consonanza, Oberdan Musica Milan, Umbria Music Festival, Parma Festival, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Società Barattelli L'Aquila), in Europe (France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Latvia, Hungary, Malta) and the Far East. She is particularly focused on modern and contemporary repertoire, participating in numerous premiers by major Italian authors, recordings and RAI, as a soloist and with the In Canto Ensemble, as the foundation's pianist and harpsichordist. She has performed under the direction of the maestri Weiser, Maestri, Bonucci, Boccadoro, Borgonovo, Martinotti, Lucci, as a soloist with Italian and foreign orchestras. She also has extensive experience as maestro sostituto (San Carlo Theatre, Naples, Verdi Theatre, Salerno, The international Worksite of Montepulciano, Teatro Regio, Turin, Pergolesi Festival, Jesi, OperaInCanto Festival). After obtaining a Diploma in Piano with full marks and a first class honours degree in History of Music (University of Perugia), she attended postgraduate courses and masterclasses with maestri including De Rosa, Canino, Damerini, and continued her postgraduate studies at Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt” in Weimar.