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Alessandra Di Gennaro

Teacher in: Piano
Languages of teaching: Italian, Spanish, English

Alessandra was born in L’Aquila (Italy) in 1994 and started early to study piano under the guidance of his father. In 2005 she joined the class of M° Elena Matteucci at the Conservatory of Music “Alfredo Casella” in L’ Aquila, where at the age of twenty she obtained her master degree with full marks “cum laude”. She has won the First Absolute Prize in several National Piano Competitions, such as the ” National Competition of the Adriatic” (2008) and the ” Magliano Sabina National Competition” (2009). She took part of master classes held by internationally famous pianists: Kostantin  Bogino, Boris Petrushansky, Franco  Medori, Laura Pietrocini, Daniel  Buranovsky, Ida Cernekà and Frantisek Pergler (from “Bratislava Academy of performing Arts”), Fausto Di Cesare, Ruta Riktere  (from “Lithuanian Academy  of  Music and Theatre”  in  Vilnius- Lithuania) and others. She also gave concerts as soloist or in chamber music ensembles for many Institutions and Musical Associations, having the opportunity to perform in important concert halls and theaters in Italy such as the “Sala Casella” of Roman Philharmonic Academy in Rome, the Auditorium of “Accademia musicale Praeneste” in Rome, , the “Auditorium del Parco” in L’Aquila,  the “Castello Orsini” Auditorium in L’Aquila, the Auditorium “Diocleziano” in Lanciano, the ” Manlio” Theater in Rome and the “Auditorium  Gaber” in Milan. After the devastating earthquake of April 2009, she gave numerous concerts in favour of  L’Aquila’s reconstruction, and she also performed during the inauguration  of the new Conservatory’s building at the presence of M° Riccardo Muti. In September 2012, she played as soloist the Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra K 365 by W.A. Mozart with the “Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese”. In 2014 she won a scholarship for joining the Erasmus program at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag, where she is currently studying under the guidance of Ellen Corver. During her experience in the Nederlands Alessandra had the great opportunity to collaborate with musicians from all over the world, performing with “Asko Schönberg” ensemble, joining masterclasses taught by David Kuyken, Kalman Drafi, Ronald Brautigam, and playing in important concert halls in Den Haag such as the “Grote zaal” and the “Arnold schönbergzaal” of the Royal Conservatory.

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Dorota Gorlow

Teacher in: Baroque & Classical Oboe, Piano & Music Theory
Languages of teaching: English, Dutch, Polish & Russian

Dorota was born in St. Petersburg but was raised in Cracow, where she started her musical education at the School for Young Talent on Piano. She holds undergraduate degrees on both oboe and piano. Dorota graduated from the Cracow Academy of Music with her Master’s degree in modern oboe and teaching in 2004 and from Royal Conservatiore in The Hague with a Bachelor degree in historical oboes in 2009, under guidance of Frank de Bruine. She was awarded the S. Cohen prize in 2006, and has undertaken masterclasses with Alfredo Bernardini, Michael Niesemann, Elizabeth Wallfish, Jaap ter Linden, Peter van Heyghen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Laurence Cummings. She is founding member of “the OBOE ensemble” and plays regularly with “The Bach Orchestra of Netherlands” and the baroque orchestra “Nova Silesia”. She specialises in preparing piano and oboe students for the ABRSM Exams, as well as group theory lessons for all students.

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Magdalena Morales

Teacher in: Cello & Piano
Languages of teaching: Spanish, English, German

Magdalena Morales was born into a family of musicians and teachers, experiencing music as a companion since birth; “My development as a music teacher has always been guided by a personal belief that everyone deserves the chance to receive a quality education. Whether one becomes a professional musician or not, I am always committed with the responsibility as a teacher on guiding the path of my students the best the situation allows…” Magdalena’s focus is directed toward awakening the motivation and self-confidence of her students, applying the various pedagogical tools for an efficient and exciting learning experience.  Her many years of training and experience give her many tools to apply during lessons, adapting to each individual student’s specific learning style and needs. This sees her sit naturally at home amid the Virtuosi family of teachers. “Perseverant, charismatic and passionate would be three things that describe myself well. Thanks to these qualities, I am able to connect easily with people and students who are eager to find out the profound world behind music learning.” Magdalena is a graduate from el Centro Universitario de Estudios Musicales in Querétaro México, and Currently follows the Master in Music Education program at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague in The Netherlands.

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Laura Motta

Teacher in: Piano, Harpsichord, Fortepiano
Languages of teaching: English, Italian

Laura Motta began her piano studies at the age of 7, following on at the Conservatory “G.Nicolini” in Piacenza where she graduated in piano under the supervision of Cristina Frosini. After her initial piano degree she choose to study the harpsichord in order to explore and discover baroque to expand her historically informed knowledge of this particular repertiore. She attended both a Bachelor and Master (cum laude) at the Conservatory “G.Verdi” of Milano under the supervision of Laura Bertani, Maria Cecilia Farina and Giovanni Togni where she additionally attended several masterclass with Emilia Fadini, Christophe Rousset, Pietr Jan Belder and Francesco Corti. After her graduation in Italy, she decided to improve her musical skills by enrolling as a student in the Bachelor programme at The Koninklijk Conservatorium of The Hague, where she’s currently studying with Fabio Bonizzoni and Patrick Ayrton. Laura is also studying fortepiano under the supervision of Bart van Oort and Petra Somlai as part of her minor degree. Laura joins Virtuosi as a piano teacher since 2017, and is happy to share her knowledge with pupils of all ages from beginner to advanced.

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Stefania Pigozzo

Teacher in: Piano
Languages of teaching: English, Italian

Stefania Pigozzo, born in Pordenone, Italy in 1992, began her music education as a child with Professor Lucia Grizzo. She continued her studies with the same Professor at the Scuola di Musica Pietro Edo in her hometown white also attending advanced classes with Professor Marian Mika. She graduated cum laude at the age of 16 at Conservatorio Polini in Padova. She was subsequently was admitted to the ‘Biennio a indirizzo Interpretativo” programme at Conservatorio Monteverdi in Bolzano among the students of Professor Davide Cabassi graduating with honours in 2014. Stefania also holds a MA in Music Pegadogy from Conservatorio del la Svizzera (Lugano, Switzerland), where she studied with Professor Sandro D’Onofrio. In September 2016, she was admitted to Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag., where she is currently studying with Professor Ellen Corver.

Stefania has taken part in numerous national and international competitions. She has received more than 20 first prizes and first overall prizes, with honourable mentions by the jury.. (Concorso Nazionale Citta di Ortona, Concorso Nazionale Citta di Cesenatico, Concorso Nazionale Musica in Luce in Milano, Concorso Internazionale Citta di Occhiobello (RO), Concorso Internazionale Citta di Tolmezzo, International Music Competition in Trieste, Concorso Nazionale Citta di Feltre (BL), Concorso Nazionale Citta di Piove di Sacco (PD), Concorso Internazionale Citta di Padova, Concorso Nationale di Castiglione delle Stiviere (MN), Concorso Nazionale Gradus ad musicum Certamen in Lastra a Signa (FL) and more. She has also won the prestigious Pia Baschiera-Tallon Foundation’ Scholarship in Pordenone, Italy and in 2007, as part of the celebrations for the local Cultural Association’s 60″ anniversary, was honoured with an award for outstanding results in her music career.

Stefania made her orchestral debut at 13 years of age playing Mozart’s H414 Concerto conducted by Maestro Nicoletta Fenati & has since has given regular recitals including Festivals, International Competitions and causes such as UNICEF.  Stefania has taken part in numerous Master Classes with many prestigious pianists including Aldo Ciccolini, Bruno Canino, Paolo Bordoni, Benedetto Lupo, Riccardo Risatiti, Giorgio Lovato, Igor Tcetuev, Tatiana Larionova, and is happy to share her insights and knowledge with both young & adult pupils of all levels.

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Indigo Smith-Poelz

Teacher in: Piano, Harpsichord & Violin
Languages of teaching: English & Dutch

Indigo Smith-Poelz began her musical journey at age six on the violin and a few years later added piano lessons.  A native of Boulder, Colorado, Indigo was introduced to the harpsichord at a summer music institute and at age fourteen, beginning lessons with Dr Elizabeth Farr – harpsichord and organ professor – at CU Boulder. She majored in harpsichord performance and graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory (Oberlin, Ohio, USA) with a BM in historical performance in 2007, studying with Lisa Goode Crawford and William Webb Wiggins. Indigo has also partaken in master classes with Edward Parmentier and Mitzy Meyerson.  In 2007 she moved to Holland as a  student of Jacques Ogg, before continuing her studies at the Utrecht Conservatorium with Siebe Henstra. Currently, she resides in Voorburg and teaches music lessons privately and for Virtuosi in Den Haag.

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Edoardo Valorz

Teacher in: Piano, Historical Keyboards, Basso Continuo, Ensemble & Organ
Languages of teaching: English & Italian

Edoardo is accomplished and equally at home on Piano, Organ and Harpsichord, and can teach harmonic accompaniment on all keyboard types including basso continuo and historical fingering. He was previously Organist at the church of St. Domenico of Friscole and other Florentine churches, and previously taught at the Scuola di Musica Comunale in Montecello Conte Otto in Vicenza before coming to Holland to further his career. His scholastic awards are wide and varied – Musicology at the University of Pavia (Cremona), Harpsichord at the Vicenza Conservatory under Patrizia Marisaldi  recieving his Bachelor with High Distinction –  Masters Degree from the Royal Conservatiore in The Hague with focus on articulation techniques in the 17th century, while studying the practice of figured bass and improvisation with Mr Patrick Ayrton, while the student of Ton Koopman & Tini Mathot. International Festival appearances include Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival (NL), Seoul Early Music Festival (KR) Antiqua Festival Barcelona (ES) International Early Music Festival and Exhibition (UK) Gottingen Historical Music Series (D) Stichting Musica Antica de Camera (NL) Festival dos Abrazos Santiago de Compostela (E) Semana Grande de Santander (E), As both a soloist and continuo player. He regularly perform in The Hague with the ensembles Opera2Day, La Villanesca, L’Arco Sonora, on period historical instruments, and has released two CD’s with Concordi Musici.