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"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle": the music and inspiration of Dante Alighieri ". A conversation with M. Cecilia Berioli, Artistic Director of UmbriaEnsemble (#IICMONTREALWEBINARSERIES)



The Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal, the Comitato di Montréal della Società Dante Alighieri and the Umbrian Regional Association of Montreal are pleased to present, on the occasion of the celebrations of the VII Centenary of Dante Alighieri's death (1321-2021), the video concert created and produced by UmbriaEnsemble. Cecilia Berioli, Artistic Director of Umbria Ensemble, talks with Francesco D’Arelli, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Montreal, and disseminate about the musical project, produced for the same Institute and performed for the first time.The project is also one of the events of the program developed, thanks to the collaboration of the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal with the Center d'études médiévales of the Université de Montréal, McGill University and Concordia University, to celebrate the VII Centenary of Dante Alighieri’s death.

Monday Aprile 19 2021, 3:00pm (Montreal), 9:00pm (Rome)

Registration required

E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle, is a live concert (in live recording) with three musicians from Umbria Ensemble (Viola, Violoncello and Piano), on stage with narrative voices, both in Italian and in French, and original music specially composed by Fabrizio De Rossi Re, Lucio Gregoretti and Mons. Marco Frisina.

Cecilia Berioli,graduated in cello at the “F. Morlacchi ”in Perugia, she then specialized in Chamber Music with Peyer and D. De Rosa (Trio di Trieste); in Cello with S. Palm (Rome, Lerici, Perugia, Bologna, Bern, Blonay-Vevey ...) for the modern and contemporary repertoire and for the classical repertoire with D. Grosgurin (Virtuosité, Geneve); and, for a long time, with A. Bonucci, under whose guidance he brilliantly obtained the Specialization Diploma at the Academy of Music in Pescara, and, subsequently, the Specialization Diploma in Cello with a special prize at the National Academy of S. Cecilia in Rome. Subsequently obtained the II Level Diploma, executive / interpretative address, at the Conservatory of Perugia. She was the first cello of several orchestras: Symphonia Perusina, Umbrian Philharmonic, The Rome Group, Symphonic Orchestra of Perugia, Sinfonietta Festival, Umbrian Philharmonic Orchestra, The Soloists of Perugia. From 1995 to 2000 collaborated regularly with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra (Turin) both participating in the institutional activity of the Orchestra (Concert Season at the Lingotto / Auditorium and tours abroad) and as a member of the chamber ensemble developed within to the same Orchestra.As a soloist and in chamber ensembles, he has toured in France, England, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Portugal, Bulgaria, Russia, Morocco, Malta, Greece, Japan, Belarus, Cyprus, United States United States, China, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Canada, South America, HongKong. A successful activity crowned, in the summer of 2007, by the invitation to play in Quintet with the Empress of Japan Michiko on the piano.Has recorded and recorded, among other things, for Raiuno, Raidue, Raitre, BMG, Sony, Brilliant Classics, Quadrivium, Dynamic, Tactus, UmbriaJazzRecord., La Maggiore / IMAIE, Giottomusic, Camerata Tokyo. Among her many activities, she has been the artistic director of UmbriaEnsemble since 2011. Lastly, she was awarded the 2018 "Donna Sapiens" award established by FIDAPA-BPW Italy and, in 2019, the prestigious UmbriaRoma Award for the "Music" sector.

UmbriaEnsemble, animated by well-known soloists and artistically talented chamber musicians, it presents itself as an ensemble in constant musical research, defined by critics as the "spearhead" of the current Italian chamber production, modular and agile in the ensemble:from the Trio to the Octet, up to the orchestral team with the Chamber Orchestra "I Solisti dell’Umbria”.Among other things, UmbriaEnsemble was invited to represent Italy with a concert in Brussels, Cercle Royale Gaulois on the occasion of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and to perform in a concert for the European Parliament in Strasbourg. UmbriaEnsemble is a member of the Music and Great War Association which operates in the field of research and promotion of music written in the war period with the high patronage of the Mission Structure for the Commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War.



Date: Monday, April 19, 2021

Time: At 3:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal - Associa

In collaboration with : Centre d’études médiévales dell’Université de Mont

Entrance : Free