Francesca Santangelo

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Francesca Santangelo

Francesca Santangelo

Francesca Santangelo

... is traveling the World of Percussion. She is one of the artistic directors of the festival -days of percussion -italy. Since the beginning of our events, Francesca translates the masterclasses. She speaks five languages fluently. One of her important ideas for her aproach to music is portrayed in this quote: “Once I decide to play a piece - it may be a Cello Suite by Bach on the marimba or something contemporary as Linea by Berio - then I research in the piece, I analyze it, feel it. And each piece has a background, has a "why" it was created. What did the composer wanted to communicate? And what do I want to communicate?” She completed successfully her „Diploma in Strumenti a Percussione“ at Conservatorio di Musica “G.B.Pergolesi” Fermo, Italy with Professor A. Santangelo, her „Diplom KA in klassischem Schlagzeug“ at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart with Prof. Klaus Tresselt and Prof. Marta Klimasara and the "Advanced Studies Percussion” at the Freiburger Musikhochschule with Prof. Bernhard Wulff, Prof. Taijiro Miyazaki and Pascal Pons. Beeing always curious, staying open-minded and discovering the world of Percussion from so many perspectives led her to play with many known artists together on stage, playing in Orchestras such as the OSN Torino and being invited to Percussion Festivals as a Soloist and a Teacher all over the world.