Italia per Passione has recently become the only centre in Brussel hosting music courses in Italian. The classes are destined to Italians and non- Italians who wish to learn about music in the language of the music!
We offer lessons for individuals and for couples, for children and for adults.
The teachers are all Italian and professional performers.
Group or couple lesson
Matteo Gemolo: flute
Born in Venice in 1985, Matteo Gemolo is an Italian flautist, musicologist and Ph.D. candidate at Cardiff University (Wales, U.K.). He has been praised as ‘one of the leading exponents’ in researching and performing contemporary music for period instruments (British Flute Society, 2020).
Between 2013 and 2015, he worked at the prestigious B. Marcello Conservatoire in Venice, teaching historically informed performance practice for the flute. Since 2016, he has been invited as a lecturer by several institutes in Europe and the U.K., including Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, University of Aveiro, Orpheus Instituut in Gent, University of Huddersfield, and Goldsmith, University of London. He records for internationally renowned labels such as Warner Classics & Erato, Arcana and Glossa. His first solo album La Solitude à deux (Arcana, Outhere Music 2018) has been praised by the critics as a recording of ‘pure beauty, from which emanates rare poetry’ (Laurent Graulus - Musiq3).
His latest recording Affect is no Crime. New Music for Old Instruments (Arcana – Outhere Music, 2019) obtained great recognition from top-ranked magazines including DIAPASON (4 diapason) and AMADEUS (5 stars). Since 2015, he is the artistic director of the Belgian collective Europa Ritrovata.
Roberta Mangano: guitar - history of music
Roberta comes from Luino, a little village in the North of Italy.
Passionate about foreign cultures, she studied Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Milan and in the University College of Dublin. Then, she enrolled in a didactic Master for teaching Italian as a foreign language.
At the same time, Roberta achieved her Bachelor Degree in guitar at the Conservatory G. Puccini of Gallarate and her Master Degree at the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Brussels. She is now enrolled at the Musicology Faculty of Cremona.
Over the years Roberta has lived in Italy, Australia, Belgium and Spain where she has worked as a teacher of music and of Italian language and culture. She loves sharing her passion for literature and music with crossover courses, seminars and performances.
She speaks French, English, Spanish and Catalan. She collaborates with Italia per Passione in the music and cultural courses for adults.
Marco Marcelletti: piano
Born on 7th August of 1999 at Penne (PE), he began studying piano in 2009 under the guidance of M° Angelo Trabucco. In 2013 he joined the "Amadeus" youth orchestra directed by Mike Applebaum. He attended the "Berklee Music School at Umbria Jazz Clinics" in Perugia in 2016 and, at the same time, he was admitted to the Bachelor of Jazz Piano at the "L. D'Annunzio " conservatory in Pescara, at the age of sixteen. In 2018 he founded the "Marco Marcelletti Trio" with the drummer Michele Santoleri and the bassist Pietro Pancella. In 2019 he has been selected as an Erasmus+ student by the "Conservatoire Royal De Bruxelles", where he completed his Bachelor in Jazz Piano. In 2020 he joined the Big Band of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and he enrolled in the Master courses in Jazz Piano at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel.