Dr. Angelo COLAFEMMINA President

Prof. The A Vice President
M ° MAURIZIO MATARRESE Artistic Director
Prof. SSA Maria Teresa SOMMA Artistic Consultant
Rag. Sebastiano PIETROFORTE Accountant
Prof. SSA Sandra LUISI Artistic Secretary and Component COMMITTEE
Prof. SSA Carla Aventaggiato COMMITTEE Artistic Component
M ° Francesco GIRARDI COMMITTEE Artistic Component
Mrs Lina RAIMONDI Advisor
Mrs Vitina Rosa SPINELLI Advisor
Prof. SSA Emily Colafemmina Advisor


MAURIZIO MATARRESE He graduated with the highest honors and honors at the Conservatory of Music "Niccolò Piccini" in Bari under the guidance of Marisa Somma. Later he continued his piano studies with Novin Afrouz, Paul Badura Skoda, Aldo Ciccolini and FRANÇOIS-JOËL THIOLLIER. debuted at the age of seventeen by executing the "Op Konzertstücke. 79 "of Carl Maria von Weber at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, accompanied by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Bari. Since then, he has followed a brilliant concert career, both solo and piano duo with his wife Carla Aventaggiato, and has played for important musical associations in prestigious venues (Rome, Milan, Lecce, Brindisi, Rovigo, Cosenza, Matera, Potenza, Ravello, Amalfi etc.) With the public and the critics everywhere. On the occasion of the New Year 2008 he performed the "Rhapsody in Blue" of George Gershwin at the Teatro Piccinni in Bari, a concert recorded and televised by the TV station "Telenorba".  Awarded in numerous national and international piano competitions, he has his credit for the engraving of two CDs: "Franck & Beethoven" (Fonit Cetra 1990), "Nino Rota, the piano music of Fellini's films" (Ducale 1997). This last recording received very flattering critical judgments: "...Brilliant, fascinating and intensely poetic execution (Rome); ...Happy interpreter and fervent temperament (La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno ";...Work with remarkable artistic value (Amadeus); ...Intimacy and sweetness (Il Sole 24 Ore).
Regularly invited to be part of jury committees of national and international piano competitions, he is artistic director of the National Piano Competition "Città di Casamassima", of the Musical association "Amadeus" di Casamassima and the "Giovanni Colafemmina" study centre of Acquaviva delle Fonti. Master Piano teacher at the Conservatory "N. Piccini" In Bari, has been teaching activities since the age of eighteen years and his thirty-year experience is comforted by the success of many of his pupils in competitions and concerts. He has held seminars on piano technique and specialization courses in Bari, Lucera, Borgia, Trani, Vieste and Marina di Pietrasanta.
They wrote about him: "...Sound and intuitive interpretative reading
", "...Matarrese has a nice sound, backed by an excellent technical background", "...A purity of climate, a wealth of ideas that allows him to give consistency and thickness to his own expressive vein".