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Musica del CuoreMusica del Cuore was established in 2012.Since then Antonella Orefice and Neville Jason Fahy have performed on numerous occasions in Greece (Megaron Mousikis-Athens,Athenaeum concert hall,municipality of Saronikos concert hall,Chlemoutsi castle,Tinos,Saronida etc.)and Italy('Teatro del Settecento', 'Circolo Lirico'and 'Circolo Ufficiale' in Bologna).
In 2016 collaboration with the mezzosoprano Monica Minarelli began (Villa Smeralda, Cento, Circolo Ufficiale di Bologna) resulting in Monica Minarelli becoming a honorary member of the group in 2017 (Athenaeum, Villa Serena di San Lazzaro) .
On the 16th of September 2017, 'Musica del Cuore' paid tribute to Maria Callas with a concert at the Megaron Mousikis of Athens in commemoration of the forty years since she passed away. This homage has been presented in Greece (Numismatic Museum of Athens, Municipality of Lamia, 'Lithografio' theatre of Patras) Switzerland (Salle Paderewsky, Casino de Montbenon in Lausanne) and Italy (Centro F.Malpensa di San Lazzaro & Teatro G.Verdi di Buscoldo)


Musica del Cuore Η Monica Minarelli σπούδασε πιάνο και κλασικό τραγούδι στα Ωδεία “G.B.Martini” (Bologna) και “G.Frescobaldi” (Ferrara). Μαθήτευσε δίπλα στους καθηγητές Sesto Bruscantini & Franca Mattiucci. Ώθηση στην καριέρα της έδωσε η συμμετοχή στον διαγωνισμό 'L.Pavarotti' όπου έκανε αίσθηση η ερμηνεία της σε ρεπερτόριο των Mozart & Rossini. Έχει ερμηνεύσει μια πληθώρα ρόλων στα πιο σημαντικά θέατρα της Ιταλίας, όπως στα: San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Carlo Felice di Genova, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Teatro Comunale di Firenze κά. Έχει συμμετάσχει στην όπερα “Fedora” (Giordano) στο Teatro a La Scala di Milano, υπό την διεύθυνση του Andrea Gavazzeni, και εχει ερμηνεύσει Cherubino (“Nozze di Figaro”, Mozart) στο Teatro Comunale di Ferrara με μαέστρο τον Claudio Abbado. Άλλες συμμετοχές συμπεριλαμβάνουν: “La Traviata”(Verdi) & “Nozze di Figaro”(Mozart) στο Teatro Massimo, “V.Bellini” di Catania, “Notte di Maggio”(Rimsky Korsakov), “La Sposa Venduta” (Smetana), “Nabucco”(Verdi), “Der Fliegende Hollaenger” (Wagner) & “Jenufa” (Janacek) στο Teatro Comunale di Bologna, “Il Matrimonio Segreto” (Cimarosa) με μαέστρο τον Roberto Zarpellon σε σκηνοθεσία Emiliana Paoli στο Teatro Verdi di Casciana-Pisa, “Gianni Schicchi”(Puccini) στην Pisa, και τον ομώνυμο ρόλο της Carmen(Bizet) σε μια πληθώρα Ιταλικών θεάτρων. To 2015 συμμετείχε στο ανέβασμα της όπερας “'Giovanna d'Arco'(Verdi)” στο Teatro a La Scala di Milano. Eκτός Ιταλίας έχει τραγουδήσει στο Τελ Αβίβ, στη Δρέσδη, στη Στουτγάρδη, στη Ζυρίχη (όπου πραγματοποίησε το ντεμπούτο της ως Carmen), στο Δουβλίνο, στη Βασιλεία (Amneris στην Aida του Verdi & Azucena στο Trovatore του Verdi), στο Μόναχο, στο Βερολίνο, στη Βέρνη (Ulrica από “Un Ballo in Maschera” του Verdi), στη “La Gazzetta” (Rossini) στο Teatro de Wallonie Liege στο Βέλγιο,και στο Konzert House της Βιέννης (“Un Ballo in Maschera” του Verdi). Το 2009 έλαβε την τιμητική διάκριση “Grande Accademico” στο Konzert House της Βιέννης. Κατέχει ενα τεράστιο ρεπερτόριο σε διάφορες γλώσσες, έχοντας λάβει μέρος σε πολλά ρεσιτάλ. Ιδιαίτερο ενδιαφέρον παρουσιάζουν οι εμφανίσεις της με τον διάσημο πιανίστα Leone Maggiera στο Circolo Lirico di Bologna εις μνήμη του θρυλικού τενόρου Luciano Pavarotti. Από το 2016 συνεργάζεται με τη σοπράνο Antonella Orefice και τον πιανίστα Neville Jason Fahy σε συναυλίες σε Ιταλία και Ελλάδα.


Musica del Cuore Born in Bologna, Antonella Orefice started piano lessons at the age of fifteen with M. Crema at the Conservatory of Bologna. Whilst studying at the University of Bologna DAMS,she attended intensive courses 'Canto Lirico' with the soprano Giovanna Giovannini at the conservatory of Bologna. Her passion led her to create an ensemble with the violinist maestro Fabio Brunelli. She has collaborated with the choirs "Euridice" and "Novarcanto" directed by P.Scattolin, and G. Giovannini respectively. She has sang in various Italian theaters (Parma,Reggio Emilia,Bologna,Ancona). After moving to Athens she has collaborated in a variety of concerts with the pianists Neville Jason Fahy, Manolis Papasifakis, Regina Beletskaia,cellist Susan Norton, composers George Kouvaras and George Voukanos. She has sung in various venues in Italy and Greece(Teatro di Parma,Teatro di Reggia Emiglia Megaron Mousikis of Athens,B&M Theocharaki Foundation, Athenaeum Conservatory,Ancient Theatre of Ilida etc.) and has collaborated with the youth orchestra of Bobblingen and Hellenic Radio Television Choir. Antonella is also a member of the "Amberlink Ensemble". She has participated in seminars with William Matteuzzi and Michael Chance. In 2010, she was awarded the first prize at the European Music Contest "Citta di Sirolo".
Since 2016 she has collaborated with the mezzosoprano Monica Minarelli in a variety of concerts. Of special interest is the recital they did at the Teatro "U.Giordano" di Foggia with the famous pianist L.Maggiera. In October 2016 she sung the role of Michaela in "Carmen" (Bizet) in a production of M.Minarelli at the "Circolo Lirico" di Bologna with the pianist Ricci.


Musica del Cuore Neville Jason Fahy has studied piano in Athens at the “Ethniko Odeio” with Rita Vourtsi, the “Odeio Mousikis Etairias Athinon” with Nillian Perez – Ioannidou, in London at Trinity College with Anthony Peebles, and at the University of Indianapolis (Athens Campus) with Dr.Alla Halapsis and George Manesis. He has an MA in Music , is a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music, and holder of the Greek Soloist Diploma.He has also taken part in a variety of seminars with Ardakov,Ganev,Hatziniko,Halapsi,Lazko,Manesi and Vasary.
During his studies in London he took part in several competitions in England gaining first prize at the "Richmond upon Thames - Music Festival" , second prize at the "Hastings Musical Festival" and third prize at "Kingston upon Thames Festival of the Performing Arts" . He has appeared in concerts and festivals in Greece and abroad in solo repertoire as well as chamber music. He has performed with the “Melody Chamber Orchestra” ,”Bios Chamber Orchestra” of Athens, “UIndy Chamber Orchestra” of Athens, “Youth Orchestra of Bobblingen”, “Orchestra of Kifissia” and the instrumental ensemble “Cantabile” of Kifissia.As of 2012 he has collaborated with the composer George Voukanos (Megaron Mousikis of Athens, National Archeological Museum of Athens, Ionic Center, the 1st Festival of Andravida-Kyllini and the 25th International Festival of Ancient Ilida).
He is pianist and founding member of the “Duo Sopiano” (with Elli Anastasopoulou) , “Trio Lirico” (with Elli Anastasopoulou and Vassili Asimakopoulo) and “Musica del cuore” (with Antonella Orefice and Monica Minarelli) ensembles. As a pinnacle of the performances with “Musica del cuore” in 2017, he organized a series of concerts dedicated to his iconic muse Maria Callas in Greece, Italy and Switzerland.
He has composed, published and recorded three compositions for solo piano and one for piano and cello.(Music Creation Series,”Edition Orpheus Music House”,Nikolaidis,www.music-house.gr)
He teaches piano, theory, and Greek dancing at Campion School Athens and has also taught at St.Catherine’s British Embassy School Athens. In addition to the above he has persued an interest for Greek dancing,having danced with the central “ Lyceum club of Athens” troupe, and having taught at the “ Lyceum club” of Nea Ionia for a decade. Since 1993 he has taught the “ Kouroi and Kores “ group of Campion School ,Athens. He currently has a teaching post at the Scuola di Musica "J. Du Pre" ( "Fondazione Mariele Ventre", Bologna).