EMY BERNECOLI is an Italian violinist who has received international recognition due to her extensive focus on the works of the major Italian composers of the 20th century. She made her recording debut with the widely acclaimed label Naxos in 2013, and since then her CD has received critical appraisal from Gramophone, Strad, and BBC Music Magazine.
Her dedication to chamber music has allowed her to build a vast repertoire, which includes the most significant works for violin and piano. She also has a wide experience with string quartets and piano trios, and has collaborated with renowned artists such as Luca Simoncini and Rocco Filippini. Emy gained an Academic Diploma in music studies, receiving maximum marks with distinction for her thesis on Paganini’s ‘Le Streghe.’
She specialized in early music with Alfonso Fedi in Florence, and for several years performed as a soloist and leader with various Italian Baroque ensembles. After studying with Pavel Vernikov and Mariana Sirbu, she gained a diploma in 2006 at the Accademia di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale ‘R. Romanini’ in Brescia with Domenico Nordio, with an emphasis on solo repertoire.
FLORALEDA SACCHI is regarded as one of the most interesting and original harpists in the international concert panorama.
Born in Como, Italy, Floraleda was inspired to play the harp by Annie Challan. From Baroque music to contemporary, or from Romantic to experimental music, she is always convincing, communicative, and original. She graduated from Como Conservatory. Later on, she continued her studies with Alice Giles (Frankfurt), Alice Chalifoux (Salzedo School, USA) and Judy Loman (Toronto, Canada).
Floraleda records regularly with companies such as Phillips and Deutsche Grammophon. She appears often as a soloist with a variety of orchestras (Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Camerata Portuguesa and Milli Reasurans Orkestrasi) in major halls such as Carnegie Hall-Weill Recital Hall and Konserthaus, Berlin.
In 2016 she will tour as a soloist, presenting a new harp concerto dedicated to her by Claudia Montero (Grammy Award – Best Composer 2014), and her original arrangement of Piazzolla’s Seasons. She regularly gives masterclasses in Europe and the United States.