Stranivari was born in May 2016 within the “Esedomani Terni” Association with the aim of representing a welcoming musical space open to all.
Curriculum vitae of the choir
The artistic direction is entrusted to the brothers Anna and Paolo Leonardi, who, through the study of different genres, create a transversal repertoire, retracing historical periods and styles: from Renaissance singing to pop, passing through tribal-inspired melodies. Despite the young age, the choir not only had the opportunity to perform numerous times in the city of Terni in the cultural centers of the city, but also in famous musical spaces known internationally including: the San Carlo Theater in Naples and the Gasteig of Munich. The Stranivari choir is also a founding member of Cromatica – National Association of Rainbow Choirs, together with choirs from the largest cities in Italy.
Anna Leonardi, completed her musical studies at the Higher Institute of Musical Studies “G. Briccialdi ”of Terni, under the guidance of Maestro Andrea Mion. He is currently completing the Master of Advanced Study in Contemporary Music at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano. In 2010 she was the winner of the audition at the Youth Orchestra of Rome with which she performed as a soloist the concerto for oboe and orchestra by B. Marcello. In 2011 he was a finalist in the VIII edition of the National Arts Award, announced by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, for the Wind Instruments section. In 2013 he won the audition for the training course for Orchestra Professor at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, at the Ernst and Young Talents Orchestra and at the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto, where he also attended the course as Professor of Ensemble of Modern and Contemporary Music held by Maestro Marco Angius. He then specialized in contemporary music by attending, in 2015, the “IMPULS” course, International Academy for Contemporary Music in Graz (Austria), with Maestro Ernest Rombout. He is a member of chamber ensembles such as: Duo Koinè, Oboe and Arpa and of the wind quintet “Pentarmonia”. In 2014 with the quintet “Pentarmonia” he won the first prize at the “SoundTrack” Chamber Music Competition in Foligno, the first prize at the 12th “Luigi Zanuccoli” International Competition, the second prize at the 5th Music Competition city of Florence ” Crescendo Prize “and the third prize at the VII International” Sonja Pahor “Chamber Music Competition in Ciampino. With this chamber music training he followed the Chamber Music course for wind instruments held by Maestro G. Pretto at the Fiesole Music School. Ha seguito il Corso di Perfezionamento Annuale sotto la guida del Maestro Christoph Hartmann (oboe dei Berliner Philarmoniker) presso l’Accademia dei Musici di Parma e quello con il Maestro Luca Vignali. He also attended the Annual Specialization Course in English Horn held by Maestro Renato Duca. He has participated in numerous Masterclasses and Advanced Specialization Courses held by the Masters: P. Grazia, G. Hunt, D. Orlando, C. Hartmann, F. Thouand. He concluded the three-year specialization course at the Music School of Fiesole with Maestro T. Indermuhle. He collaborates both for the role of first oboe and for that of English horn with numerous orchestral groups such as: Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra, Abruzzese Symphony Orchestra, Italian Youth Orchestra, ‘900 Orchestra, Rome Festival Orchestra, “The Harmonic Key” Orchestra, The Philarmonic FAO Staff Coop Orchestra, Italian Monteverdi Symphony Orchestra, I Solisti di Perugia, International Orchestra of Italy, Solisti Aquilani, Italian Cinema Orchestra, E&Y Talents Orchestra, Pistoiese Promusica Orchestra, Lebanese Philarmonic Orchestra. He has played under the direction of Masters such as: James Conlon, Carlo Rizzari, Nicola Piovani (for whom he records various works), Ernst van Tiel, Phililipp von Steinaecker, Guillame Tourniaire, Marco Angius. He has studied Conducting since 2012 under the guidance of Maestro Ennio Nicotra and from 2011 to 2013 he was assistant director of the FAO Staff Coop Orchestra. In December 2014 he performed Bach’s double concert for oboe and violin with the violinist A. Pellegrino for the Abruzzese Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2015 he won the audition for the Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie in Bayreuth (Germany). In December 2016, she was invited as solo English horn by the Lebanese National Philharmonic Orchestra, for the performance of G. Rossini’s Messa di Gloria in Beirut. Since 2013 you have held the role of Primo Oboe and English Horn at the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto. Since 2018 you have been a member of Riccardo Muti’s “Luigi Cherubini” Youth Orchestra. In March 2018 she is the first suitable winner of the audition announced by Europa Incanto to cover the role of Primo Oboe for three years. In August 2018 she teaches a High Specialization course in Oboe in Sicilì (SA), as part of her international Masterclasses organized by Musica nei Borghi. In the same August 2018 she performs as a soloist the double concert by J. S. Bach for oboe and violin with the Spanish violinist Andrea Calatayud and the Orchestra of the Cilento National Park. Since March 2017 she has been the Artistic Director of the Festival and of the Accademia della Piana del Cavaliere.