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CRESCENDO - Martesana Youth Orchestra

Founded in September 2009, the CRESCENDO - Martesana Youth Orchestra has quickly become a great and lively project, the nucleus of the "CRESCENDO Project", a musical educational project based on the model of international youth orchestras. Based in Gorgonzola (MI), CRESCENDO is focused towards children and young people who come from various towns in the Martesana area, from Milan and Bergamo. Their work has led to performances, since 2009, of more than 100 concerts (Milan, Venice, Bergamo, Cernusco sul Naviglio, Cassina de'Pecchi, Gorgonzola, Cassano d'Adda, Inzago, Vaprio, Bussero, Lesmo, etc.) and the production of a CD. In 2013 the Orchestra performed in Annweiler am Trifels (Germany) and in 2014 in Ambert (France), enjoying great success and receiving an invitation for a concert tour held in 2015 in Germany. Supported by a Committee of Honor which includes eminent Italian and foreign musicians, in 2013 CRESCENDO was established as a non-profit association named "Associazione Culturale Orchestra CRESCENDO". Simone Fontanelli, composer and teacher at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, is its president.

Judit Foldes - Conductor  guest artist

Since 1997 she has been  violist of the prestigious baroque ensemble "I Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca", one of the most famous Italian ensembles that has been focusing for 30 years  on the performance of ancient music on period instruments. With "I Sonatori" she has participated in the most important festivals in Europe and South America, making numerous recordings that have been praised several times by international critics.

Born in Budapest, where she graduated at the Academy of Music "F. Liszt ", has specialized in the Baroque repertoire on original instruments. From 1983 to 1998 she was the violist of the "Concerto Armonico" in Budapest. From 1991 to 1999 she was part of the international orchestra "Le Concert des Nations" conducted by Jordi Savall.

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