Aldo Ferrente, Violin

Born in Torre del Greco (Naples) in 1965, he brilliantly obtained the Diploma of Violin in 1989, and afterwards partecipated in the masterclasses of Giuseppe Prencipe (Concertmaster of Santa Cecilia Symphony Orchestra, Rome) and Giulio Franzetti (Concertmaster of "La Scala" Theatre Orchestra, Milan) for violin at Ischia and Orvieto, and Piero Farulli (Viola of "Quartetto Italiano) and the Trio di Trieste for string quartet and chamber music at Fiesole School of Music (Florence).
Winner of several national competitions for young violinists, was judges to be qualified after auditions for the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana (Italian Youth Orchestra) as principal secon violin and assistent concertmaster, the Jeunesse du Méditerranée, the RAI Orchestras of Naples and Rome, and the Orchestra of the Rome Opera House, and was winner of the auditions for permanent positions in the Orchestras of the San Carlo Theatre of Naples and "V. Bellini" Theatre of Catania, where he is currently engaged.
He is also engaged as violin lecturer both at the schools of music of Gela and Caltagirone. In 2007 he obtained a Academic Degree in Musical Disciplines at the University of Catania’s Music Institute.

                 

Antonio De Simone, Violin

Born in Cosenza in 1967, he pursued his musical studies in the Music Conservatory of his city, obtaining his Diploma in Violin brilliantly in 1990. He then studied further with George Monch and  partecipated in the courses held by Pavel Vernikov and Corrado Romano. Has been concertizing since a young age and has performed as soloist and in chamber groups for some of the major Italian and foreign concert associations. Winner of several national competitions for young violinists, has also played in the Orchestras of Rome Opera House and the "V. Bellini" Theatre of Catania, of which he currently is a member often as Principal Secon Violin.

Vincenzo Di Ruggiero,Viola

Born in Naples in 1965, after receiving the Diploma of Viola attended the professional courses for orchestra and chamber music at Fiesole School of Music (Florence) with Carlo Pozzi (Principal Viola of RAI Symphony Orchestra of Turin), Giuseppe Prencipe (Concertmaster of Santa Cecilia Symphony Orchestra, Rome) and the Trio di Trieste. Winner of a study grant for the "W. Stauffer" School of Music in Cremona, he studied subsequently with Bruno Giuranna. Has performed in concerts with various chamber music ensembles (quartet, quintet etc.). Judged to be qualified after auditions with diverse lyric-symphonic orchestras, has played in several orchestras including theOrchestra Giovanile Italiana (Italian Youth Orchestra) the RAI Orchestras of Naples and Milan, and the Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra of Milan. Since 1992 is engaged in the Orchestra of the "V. Bellini" Theatre of Catania.

                                

Marco Bologna, Cello

Born in Naples in 1968, he completed his studies at S. Pietro a Maiella Conservatory of Music in the same city, under the guidance of Eugenio Salvatore, further continuing his studies with Franco Maggio Ormezowsky. Has succesfully  partecipated in national and international chamber music competitions with various groups (trio, quartet, quintet). Has played in diverse lyric-symphonic orchestras of international level, including the Orchestra of San Carlo Theatre of Naples, the Orchestra of the Rome Opera House and the RAI Symphony Orchestra of Naples. Currently he is a member of the Orchestra of the "V. Bellini" Theatre of Catania