Elsebeth Dreisig, soprano. One of the leading sopranos i Denmark. She has sung all the the major sopranoparts in the famous operas. Lately at the Jyske Opera where she sang Madame Butterfly. She is also a popular soloist with all the Danish Symphony orchestras. She has won several prices for her performances – among others for her interpretation of Juliette in “Der Tote Stadt”.
Paolo Zampini, flute
For more than 30 years he has been leading an active concert life, performing as a soloist and as a member of important orchestras and ensembles: the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra, the “Gruppo di Roma”, the AMIT Orchestra and the Soloists Ensemble of the Roman Philharmonic Academy.
As a soloist, he has recorded hundreds of movie soundtracks.
One of Maestro Ennio Morricone’s favourite performers, Paolo has been playing the Maestro’s film and chamber music for many years. He has given concerts all over the world. Together with Gilda Buttà and Luca Pincini, he stars in the Warner DVD “Ennio Morricone Arena Concerto”.
Since 1980, Paolo has been teaching the flute in three National Conservatories: the “Francesco Cilea” in Reggio Calabria, the “Licinio Refice” in Frosinone and, currently, at the “Luigi Cherubini” in Florence.
Luca Pincini, violoncello
He attended the Conservatory in Pesaro and graduated with highest honors.
He plays chamber music with the Trio di Trieste, ‘Academy of Duino and with Accademia Chigiana in Siena.
Very young, he won the First Prize at “L. Perosi” in Biella and at the National Review of Vittorio Veneto. Winning international competitions, he started a brilliant career as a cellist in prestigious Italian orchestras, playing with the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Teatro Regio in Turin, Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Teatro dell ‘Opera Rome, RAI Turin Symphony and National Symphony Orchestra of the RAI.
At the same time he developed an excellent concert activity as a soloist, in duos and trios, performing for important institutions throughout the world.
For over fifteen years he has worked as principal cellist with Ennio Morricone, the discography on CD and DVD, ( “I Ennio Morricone”, “Film Music”, “Arena Concerto”, “Live in Japan”, “Concerto Peace “) and various productions, concerts at Radio City Music Hall and the Palace of the ‘UN in New York, Herod Atticus in Athens, Royal Albert Hall in London, International Music Forum in Tokyo, the Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Arena di Verona, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, the Piazza San Marco in Venice, the Piazza del Duomo in Milan, the Ljubljana Festival.
Gilda Butta, pianoforte
Born in Sicily. She began her studies at age of six with the violinist father, won a scholarship to the Conservatory of Milan, and graduated at the age of sixteen with the highest honors.
In the same year she made her debut as a soloist with the ‘Orchestra of the RAI in Milan, and was soon winning national and international competitions.
She has played for the most important institutions, both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles throughout the world.
Her repertoire for piano and orchestra is ranging from Mozart to Beethoven, Brahms, Gershwin, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, up to Nyman.
She has been honored with several awards.
For over 25 years she collaborated with Ennio Morricone, (“I Ennio Morricone”, “Film Music”, “Piano Solo”, “Arena Concerto”, “Yo Yo Ma Plays Morricone”, “Ennio Morricone- Dulce Pontes “,” Live in Japan “,” Concert for peace “,” Live in Monaco “) in various concerthalls. She is the pianist on scores such as “the legend of the pianist on ‘ocean”, “Reverse Charge”, “Love affair, “” The untouchables, “” Frantic, “” Casualties of war “,” The Good Pope “,” Bugsy “.
After being pianoteacher at the conservatories of Florence and Pescara, she now teaches at the “L.Refice” in Frosinone, also for the Biennium Superior.
For “Weights & Measures”, with Luca Pincini, she recorded “Two Skies”, with music by Rachmaninov, Gershwin, Ferrio and “Clataja” special guest Roberto Gatto and Luca Bulgarelli. For the U07 Records she has recorded in duo with Luca Pincini, “Composers”, “Absolutely Ennio Morricone” and “Playing George Gershwin”.
Is originally trained double bass player from the Royal. Danish Academy of Music and subsequently privately trained conductor. He has thereby received teaching of particular Michael Bojesen, Alice Granum and prof. Dan-Olof Stenlund.
Torben has as conductor made the construction of large oratorio with choir and orchestra for his thesis, and the list of works includes Verdi’s Requiem, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Jephtha, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and St. John Passion and Haydn’s Creation.
Torben has led Birkerød Choir since 1996. He further directs the Copenhagen Kantatekor.
The Danish soprano Sine Bundgaard made her professional debut in 2003 at the Royal Danish Opera as Gilda in Verdis Rigoletto. Her international debut was as Zerbinetta in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos at Opera municipal de Marseille in 2002. Her German debut at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich was as Fiakermilli in Strauss’ Arabella in 2006. Since then she has enjoyed an extensive international career, both as an opera, concert, oratorio and recital singer. Her EMI debut-series recording, with orchestra songs by Strauss, Duparc, Berg and Poulenc, was voted Vocal CD of the Year 2005 and received raving reviews internationally.
She has been a guest at Opera National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper and Drottningholm Slottstheater in Stockholm, aswell as in Marseille, Antwerpen, Nancy, Lausanne, Theatre de Champs-Èlysèe Opera Comique, teatro delle muse di Ancona, Holland Festival in Amsterdam, Innsbrucker Festwochen der alten Musik and the Danish National Opera.
In 2009 she was invited to join the ensemble at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, where she has covered a wide range of the lyrical soprano-repertoire: Contessa Almaviva, Pamina, Donna Elvira, Juliette, Michaëla, Nedda, Nannetta, Lauretta, Lulu, and Manon Lescaut (Henze)