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  • Marlène Prodigo

  • Lavinia Morelli

  • Sara Gentile

  • Anita Mazzantini

  • "I think the purpose of a piece of music is significant when it actually lives in somebody else. A composer puts down a code, and a performer can activate the code in somebody else. Once it lives in somebody else, it can live in others as well."

    Yo-Yo Ma

Sara Gentile 

 Sara Gentile


Got cello Diploma with highest marks at the Conservatorio "Niccolò Piccinni" in Bari, and Chamber Music Diploma at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, with Maestro Felix Ayo.

She has studied with M° Vito Paternoster, with M° Luigi Piovano, with M° Mario Brunello, with whom she attended Siena Master-classes and the triennial high further training of the "Romano Romanini" Foundation in Brescia.

Beyond this, she has attended, as scholarship holder, international stages with M° Radu Aldulescu in Spain (where she performed as soloist during the International Torroella de Montgrì Festival), with M° Young Chang Cho from Essen Hoch-Schule ( thanks to whom she performed as soloist to the Rencontres Internationaux in Courchevel, France), with M° Paolo Pandolfo for baroque music. She attended some lessons with M° Uzi Wiesel, from Rubin Academy in Tel-Aviv (Israel).

In 2001 she has attended Chamber Music Masterclass of the "Gustav Mahler" Foundation, held by M° Alfred Altenburger, in Bolzano (Italy). She is holding a Tutti Cello position in the Orchestra of Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, where she was suitable in 2009 competition, being already first suitable in 2006 audition and collaborating as substitute with the Orchestra since 2004.

She has collaborated with more other important symphonic orchestras, both as second and rank cello: Orchestra del Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Orchestra del Centenario "Verdi Opera Festival Orchestra" in Parma, Orchestra del Teatro Regio in Parma, Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali in Milano, Orchestra Regionale di Roma e del Lazio, Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera in Roma, Orchestra Filarmonica della Fondazione Toscanini in Parma, Orchestra del Ravenna Festival-Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Camerata Strumentale "Città di Prato".

There, she has been conducted by world-known artists among those Maazel, Muti, Pappano, Inbal, Temirkanov, Gergev, Chung, Gelmetti, Jurowsky, Masur, Pretre. She has also collaborated with the most important italian youth orchestras as: Youth Orchestra of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Youth Orchestra of Mahler Stiftung in Bolzano, Youth Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala in Milano, Youth Orchestra Cherubini.

Very engaged also with important chamber music groups: Concerto Italiano, baroque music ensemble, held by Rinaldo Alessandrini, Ensemble Cello Trekking, created by Mario Brunello, the Soloists of Accademia Filarmonica Romana, the Soloists of the Orchestra del Centenario di Verdi, the Soloists of the Orchestra of Teatro Comunale in Bologna.
She is fix member of Red4Quartet and Sestetto Stradivari.
Sara plays a cello by Arturo Fracassi, 1958 Cesena.

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