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Banda Santa Cecilia - Besana e Triuggio

  • Banda Santa Cecilia Besana e Triuggio is an Italian Concert Band born from the cooperation between two Bands conducted by Dr. Armando Saldarini, Corpo Musicale S. Cecilia di Besana in Brianza and Corpo Musicale S. Cecilia di Triuggio. Banda Santa Cecilia is a band composed for over ninety percent by people whose job or study has nothing to do with music: a real Amateur Band. Banda Santa Cecilia Besana e Triuggio was born in the center of Brianza, a region located between two geographical locations known all over the world: the City of Milan, capital of Italian fashion, and Como Lake, an enchanted holiday resort. From the beauty of the places and the industriousness of the people who live there, Banda Santa Cecilia Besana e Triuggio wants to take the strength to express, at levels of excellence, the music played by an amateur band and prove how cooperation can lead to impressive results.
  • 12/21/2018 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  • Banda Santa Cecilia - Besana e Triuggio
  • Dr. Armando Saldarini
  • Dr. Armando Saldarini conducted numerous wind bands and orchestras both in Europe and in the United States, receiving critical acclaim and achieving results in National and International Contests. Among them, the first prize at the Windmaker 2006, an international competition for wind band conductors held in Vienna. Dr. Saldarini received a Diploma in Trumpet Performance and in Music Education from Como's Conservatory “G. Verdi”, Italy; the Diploma in Wind Ensemble and Fanfare Conducting from the Rotterdam’s Conservatory, the Netherlands; Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting (wind band and orchestra) from St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA and DMA in Wind Band Conductingfrom The University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi, USA. Dr. Saldarini has other notable activities such as trumpet player, music teacher, judge in musical competitions and promoter of musical events/activities. He played trumpet in several and different ensembles, performing from classical to jazz, from pop to country music. These musical experiences enlarged his musical horizon and improved his versatility. As music teacher he taught from elementary school to the university. It is important the enormous success as recruiter that Dr. Saldarini had. He founded the youth band of Besana Brianza and Triuggio. Both of these ensembles received the highest prizes in national competitions. Dr. Saldarini promoted several musical events/activities, among the others the Veniano Wind Orchestra (1998), co-founder of the Federation Bands of Como (2000), artistic director of the International Band Festival of Besana Brianza (2001-2009; 2016-present), promoter and artistic director of the musical project Musica Viva! Summer Wind Band (2010-present), promoter and artistic director of the Cultural Club Musica Viva! (2014-present) and promoter and conductor of the wind band BeTri (2016-present). He is often requested as judge for National and International band competitions.