21 July 2013

Antonio de Innocentis

Antonio was born in Naples in 1961. In 1985 he was awarded ‘Summa cum Laude’ at the D. Cimarosa Conservatory in Avellino, Italy. From 1983 to 1990 he attended Master Classes by Eliot Fisk in Florence, at the Vienna Conservatory and at the Salzburg Mozarteum. He gave his first concert in 1980 and apart from playing all over Europe, since 2000 he has been regularly holding tours in the USA. He has won first prize in several guitar competitions including Pesaro (2nd National Contest, 1981), Bardolino (4th International Contest, 1981) and Genoa (4th National Contest ‘P. Taraffo’, 1984). He was the first guitarist in the world to have performed the entire ‘24 Caprices’ by N. Paganini in one single concert (Avellino, Italy, 1992).

07 July 2013

Amy Welsman-McCann

Amy Welsman-McCann was born in Toronto Ontario.  She was born into a musical family, with her great grandfather being Frank S Welsman, the first Founder and conductor of the Toronto Symphony. Amy began her musical studies at age 6 on the classical violin, her first teacher being John Montague of the Toronto Symphony. Under Mr. Montague's tutelage, Amy progressed through the grades of the Royal Conservatory for classical violin to high grade.