Musicians

Gianni Maestrucci

percussionist

He graduated in 1995 in percussion instruments with the highest marks in the Conservatory of Perugia and perfected by following masterclasses and lessons by David Friedman, Mike Rosen, Mike Mainieri, Gert Mortenzen, Mike Quinn, Evelyn Glennie.
He has worked for 15 years with the orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin and with the chamber ensembles of the theatre, for which he has composed original music and arrangements. Since 2005 he is actively involved in the production of the Orchestra Città Aperta and Officina Musicale dell'Aquila
He is a founding member of the ensemble Tetraktis (www.tetraktis.org). Since 1993, the ensemble has performed concerts throughout Italy and toured Europe, Africa, North America and Asia.
Addressing many musical genres, he has collaborated on studio and live projects with Jonathan Williams, Nicola Piovani, Terry Riley, Stefano "Cocco" Cantini, Alessandro Carbonare, Alessio Allegrini, Joe Chamber, Peter Tonolo, Ramberto Ciammarughi, Giovanni Sollima, Riz Ortolani Elio Pandolfi, Nico Gori, DJ Ralf, Philip Geist, Lorenzo Cherubini "Joavanotti" and The permanent laboratory on the Art of the Actor Domenico Castaldo (Turin).
He has recorded for labels such as Universal, Decca, Egea, Rare ...
He has made concerts, performances and shows in festivals and concert seasons such as the Ravello Festival, Venice Biennale, Umbria Jazz, Perugia JazzClub, Settembre Musica (Italy), Music Lingotto (Turin), Società del Quartetto (Milano), Amici della Musica di Firenze, Unione Musicale (Turin), Grotowsnky Institute (Poland).

Laura Mancini

percussionist

 

studied at the Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia where obteined her Master in Percussion Performance. Contemporary she had her Master Degree in Civil Engineering at the Università degli Studi di Perugia.

She continued her studies with Leigh Howard Stevens, Ney Rosauro, Emmanuel Sejourneè, Maurizio Ben Omar, Stefano Cantarelli and, at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, with Olli-Pekka Martikainen, Sami Koskela and Antti Rislakki.

Laura is a Tetraktis Percussion  member (in 2013 recorded for Decca Records, and is now working on a Cd for Brilliant Records), she palys also in Time Works Trio (with Daniele Roccato and Vitaliano Trevisan) and in D-brane Duo. One of her new project (2014) in contemporary music is the Ensemble Suono Giallo, with them she recorded the album “Omaggio ad Alberto Burri” for A simple Lunch label, since 2016 the Ensemble hold the IlSuono Academy, masterclass for young composers in Città di Castello.

Her chamber music projects are various and concern from baroque to contemporary music. She works with Accademia Barocca Willelm Hermans and with the ensemble Ludus Gravis (in 2009 recorded for Wergo Records). She plays also with Nyky Ensemble and SE Ensemble (Finland).

Some festivals and concert seasons she played in Europe: Musica D’Hoy (Madrid, Auditorio Nacional), Imago Dei (Krems – Wien), AngelicA (Bologna), Società del Quartetto (Sala Verdi – Milano), Rassegna di Nuova Musica (Macerata), Cantiere Internazionale D’Arte (Montepulciano), Musiikkitalo (Helsinki), NYCEMF (New York City), Ravello Festival (Italy), Stresa Festival (Italy), Meng Minwei Concert Hall (Beijing), Ravenna Festival (Italy), Festival Mantica (Cesena - Italy), L’Aquila Contemporanea Plurale (L’Aquila -Italy), Associazione Alessandro Scarlatti (Napoli -Italy), Sagra Musicale Umbra, Festival dei 2 Mondi (Spoleto – Italy), Festival delle Nazioni (Città di Castello – Italy). Collaborations: Stefano Scodanibbio, Butch Morris, Alessandro Carbonare, Ramberto Ciammarughi, Jonathan Williams, Alessio Allegrini, Daniele Roccato.

In her activity as a percussionist in orchestras she plays with: Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Parma (tourneè in Beijing - NCPA and Bilbao - Palacio Euscalduna), Orchestra Sinfonia Veneta, Orchestra Sinfonica di Perugia e dell’Umbria, Orchestra Sinfonica di Terni, Camerata Strumentale Città di Prato, Orchestra dell’Università degli Studi di Perugia, Billi Brass Ensemble, Orchestra Filarmonica del Centro Italia. And also Musicians for Human Rights, United Artists for Peace Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra del Royal Northern College of Music Manchester, Sibelius Academy  Symphony Orchestra,  Ladies Italian Chamber Orchestra, and Collegium Vocale Tifernum.

She recorded for the labels: Wergo, Decca, Brilliant Classic, A Simple Lunch, Quadrivium, Cemat.

In the field of avant-garde theatre, she worked with Emilia Romagna Teatro and China National Peking Opera Company.

Laura Mancini was born in 1984 in Città di Castello and she’s living in Perugia.

Leonardo Ramadori

percussionist

 

He lives in Perugia, where he completed his high school studies before taking a diploma in percussion instruments.

He has been a guest performer in the percussion section of many of Italy’s major orchestras, amongst which are those of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, the Filarmonica della Scala (a tour of Japan in 1997, Mozartwoche Festival in Salzburg, Musikverein in Vienna, Lugano and elsewhere), the RAI National Symphony Orchestra (a South American tour in 1999 and elsewhere), together with the Orchestras of the Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Teatro San Carlo (Naples) and Rome Opera.

Amongst the conductors with whom he has performed are Riccardo Muti, Riccardo Chailly, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Mstislav Rostropovich, Eliahu Inbal and Daniel Oren. Whilst he has taken part in chamber concert repertoire with the Ensembles  Artisanat Furieux and Musica Novecento, as well as with the group Hyperprism, it is with “Tetraktis Percussioni”, a group that he founded along with other percussionists in Umbria, that Ramadori has most frequently given concerts of chamber proportions throughout Italy, in Germany, the USA, Turkey and Nigeria, all of them well received by public and critics alike.

Since 2001 he collaborates regularly with the the composer and guitarist Battista Lena in various instrumental lineups.

The publishing house Margiacchi has published four books of his Rhythmic Exercises for groups, designed to help learn about rhythmic notation and making music together in general (“Il Corpo Sonoro”, “Ta-Pa-Ciaf-Bum”, “Tre Filastrocche”, “Musica Senza Strumenti”).

Leonardo Ramadori teaches at a number of Music Schools throughout Umbria and together with Bruno De Franceschi he also holds workshops on the subject of rhythm for actors, dancers and singers.

He performed on percussion for the CD “Safari” (2008) by the popstar Jovanotti.

He has taught percussion instruments at the State Conservatoires of Trieste (“Giuseppe Tartini”) and Foggia (“Umberto Giordano”).

He has recorded for RAI, Mediaset, PH Musicworx, Giotto Music, Fonit Cetra, Label Bleu, Universal.

Gianluca Saveri

percussionist

Having graduated in percussion instruments with honors, he devoted much of his career to orchestral and chamber music as the founder of the Tetraktis Percussion quartet in Perugia. The group has been performing since 1993, both nationally and internationally, and has many CDs: "Millennium Bug", "Drama" and "Liaisons Dangereuses" "Piazzarama", with original pieces composed and dedicated to Tetraktis by Italian authors such as Giovanni Sollima, Carlo Boccadoro, Tonino Battista, Ramberto Ciammarughi and others. Tetraktis Percussioni is on the "Safari" CD by Lorenzo Jovanotti. In November 2013, the CD "Inventions" was presented by DECCA Records, featuring the soloist Alessandro Carbonare at the clarinet and the ensemble Tetraktis Percussioni. In December 2016 a recording work will be presented for the Brillant Classic dedicated to the authors who in the twentieth century composed important pieces for percussion instruments: Varèse, Chávez, Powell, Harrison, Cage, Reich. For 2017 there will be the presentation of a new album with the label DECCA, in collaboration with the Trio Metamorphosi. In 2021 a new CD dedicated to contemporary Italian composers will be released. This work includes composers such as Federico Gardella, Riccardo Panfili, Mauro Montalbetti, Claudio Ambrosini, Stefano Gervasoni, Gianvincenzo Cresta. The compositions are dedicated to the Tetraktis Percussion quartet.
The ensemble boasts collaborations with Alessandro Carbonare (clarinetist), Alessio Allegrini (horn), Philipp Geist (video artist), Ramberto Ciammarughi (jazz pianist) and is invited by important festivals, Italian and foreign associations: Lingotto Musica, Amici della Musica, Teatro Regio di Torino, Rai Radio Tre, Gesellschaft fur Kammermusik in Lucerne (CH), Ferrara Music, Musica Insieme Bologna, Filarmonica Romana, Milan Quartet Society, Ravenna Festival, Ravello Festival, Stresa Festival, A. Scarlatti Concert Association of Naples, IUC, Classical Lucca, Macerata Opera Festival, American Universities.
Gianluca Saveri was 1st percussionist of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra conducted by Daniel Harding (2002/2006) and is a member of the prestigious Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted until 2013 by Claudio Abbado. With the
same he has recorded for the Virgin Classic and for the Deutsche Grammophon., For the TV Arte, EuroSat and other international broadcasters, performing in the most prestigious auditoriums. He was also directed by Lorin Maazel, Mstislav Rostropovich, Georges Prêtre, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Riccardo Muti, Christopher Hogwood, Eliahu Inbal, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Yuri Temirkanov, Antonio Pappano, Pierre Boulez, Gustavo Dudamel, Riccardo Chailly. A suitable result in numerous auditions, he has collaborated with the most important Italian symphonic and theatrical institutions: Teatro dell 'Opera in Rome, Comunale di Firenze, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Symphonica Toscanini, National Symphony Orchestra of Rai of Turin. As a soloist he plays pieces by contemporary authors such as: Vinko Globokar, Giorgio Battistelli, Iannis Xenakis, Javier Alvarez, Georges Aperghis.
He collaborated with the actor Elio Pandolfi for musical theater performances.
He performs with the duo "Plunk & Pulse" together with the guitarist Emanuele Segre, training that from 2020 will be engaged in a trio with the clarinetist Alessandro Carbonare for a project dedicated to Brazilian music.
He is the author of arrangements and elaboration dedicated to the percussion instruments ensemble. For 2019 the elaboration by contralto and quartet of percussion will be published by Shott Music "Funf Neapolinanische Lieder" by Hans Werner Henze. He holds the chair of percussion instruments at the G. Rossini Conservatory of Music in Pesaro. Gianluca Saveri is active in the Musicians for Human Rights movement, performing with the Human Right Orchestra conducted by Maestro Alessio Allegrini.