Giuseppe Nova – flute, Italy Giorgio Costa – piano, Italy

Described as one of the most outstanding Italian flutists of his generation, Giuseppe Nova made his debut in 1982 as a soloist with the RAI Symphony Orchestra. This marked the beginning of a brilliant career which has led him to perform in the most prestigious concert halls in Europe, the United States and Asia (Japan, Thailand, China, Korea, Singapour). As a soloist he performed with several orchestras in famous concert halls and Festivals. As one of the most eagerly sought-after teachers, he has given master-classes worldwide. He has recorded extensively with a lot of eminent performers, and since 2006 he records with well-known Japanese label Camerata Tokyo. He now teaches at the Aosta Music Foundation and he’s Guest Professor in St. Mary’s College of Maryland, USA. Giorgio Costa graduated with top marks at the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory in Turin and then specialized with Alberto Mozzati and Fausto Zadra at the “Ecole Internationale de Piano” in Lausanne. He also took part in courses held by Riccardo Brengola and participated in the master class held by Murray Perahia in Florence. Today Giorgio Costa plays both as recitalist and as soloist with orchestra, as well as in chamber music groups with well-known performers. In his carrier he has made concert tours throughout Europe, USA, South America and Japan. His discography includes several recordings for the RAI Italian broadcasting corporation. Giorgio Costa holds teaching positions in the Novara Conservatory and in the “Scuola Superiore di Musica” in Aosta.   Program:   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Rondo in D major, K. 485 Andante in C major, K. 315/285e   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Queen of the Night’s Aria “Der Hölle Rache kocht in                                                                     meinem Herzen” from Die Zauberflöte   Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848): Flute Sonata in C major   Paul Génin (1832-1903): Fantasy on themes from Verdi’s “La Traviata”   Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Meditation from “Thaïs”   Wilhelm Popp (1828-1903): Rigoletto Fantasie op. 335   Franz Doppler (1821-1883): Hungarian Pastorale Fantasy, op. 26   Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Entr’acte, theme and variations on the Habanera from “Carmen”