BIOGRAPHY

the studies

Roberta was born in Milan in 1989 and she discovered the classical guitar when she was a teenager. She achieved her Bachelor Degree with highest points at the Conservatory “Giacomo Puccini” of Gallarate in Italy, studying with Marco Bonfanti.

In 2016 she moved to Brussels for her Master studies at the "Koninklijk Conservatorium" with Antigoni Goni where she graduated with honours. There, she also perfectioned the repertoire for romantic guitar with Dirk De Hertogh. Passionate by historical instruments she dedicated to Renaissance and Baroque guitar studying with Edwin García in Barcelona.

Over the years she also attended several masterclasses with renowed musicians: Matteo Mela, Lorenzo Micheli, Zoran Dukic, Ricardo Gallen, Adriano Del Sal, Hopkinson Smith, Carlo Marchione, Andrea Dieci, Elena Papandreu and Duo Melis.

She is now inscribed at the Musicology Faculty of Cremona.

Together with music, she also built a parallel career around literature and languages obtaining a Master Degree in "Foreign Languages and Literature" at the University of Milan and a didactic Master for teaching Italian.

 

 

concert activity

She has been playing in Italy, Australia and Belgium as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles. 

In 2016 she started a collaboration with the Orchestra Alchimia with whom she performed the "concerto in D major RV93" by Vivaldi in the Unesco Site “Collegiata” of Castiglione Olona and in 2018 she played the concerto “Fantasia para un Gentilhombre” in the theatres of Busto Arsizio and Castano Primo.

Since she moved from Italy she has engaged in lecture-concerts for the promotion of Italian culture. The project, called COR(D)E D'ITALIA, shows five centuries of Italian music on five historical instruments. 

In 2018 she created a new project between music and theatre entitled ACTIN-G-UITAR. The first show, called "Present Past", involves the actors Stefan Gota and Luca Callegari and has been performed in Belgium and Italy.

as a teacher

Over the years she had an intense didactic activity in several schools of Italy, Belgium and Spain. 

She conducted youth guitar orchestras that used to meet in annual events organized for the promotion of music and solidarity in collaboration with the Maestro Emanuele Segre. 

Currently she works for the Belgian school "Italia per Passione" where she teaches Italian culture and history of music to foreign people. There, she is also responsable for music projects and courses. 

She also collaborates with the Italian associations "Musikademia" as a history of music teacher. 

 as a musicologist

 

From 2014 to 2016, she worked for LaVerdi of Milan in the writing of concert notes and in the pre-concert conferences of the symphonic season. 

She now writes concert notes for the chamber music festival "Stagione cameristica di Villa Calcaterra" and the symphonic festival of Busto Arsizio.

 

© 2018 by ROBERTA MANGANO

Milan, Italy  /  Brussels, Belgium