The ‘Amici del Parnaso’ Music Association

Since 1998, the year of its foundation, has made musical events in collaboration with the Embassies of Georgia and Serbia in Italy, Radio Vaticana, the Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Banca d’Italia CASC, the City and the Province of Rome, as well as numerous initiatives of interassociated. He organized the concert season for several years and the Harmoniae international piano competition. It is produced in the publication of articles, CDs and printed volumes. Promotes the annual music courses at the Pontificio Oratorio of S. Paolo in Rome, and is regularly invited to attend the European Music Festival. Currently, the Association has its headquarters in Ariccia (Rm).


Albano Lake

is a small volcanic crater lake in the Alban Hills of Lazio, at the foot of Monte Cavo, 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Rome. Overlooking it is Castel Gandolfo, where the Pope has a villa. It was known to the Roman Empire as Albanus Lacus. In its vicinity stood Alba Longa. The lake is the deepest, about 170 m (560 ft), in Lazio. It is about 3.5 km (2.2 mi) long by 2.3 km (1.4 mi) wide, formed by the overlapping union of two volcanic craters, an origin indicated by the ridge in its center, which rises to a depth of 70 m (230 ft). Plutarch reports that in 406 BC the lake surged over the surrounding hills, despite there being no rain nor tributaries into the lake to explain it (Life of Camillus). The ensuing flood destroyed fields and vineyards, eventually pouring into the sea. It hosted the canoeing and rowing events of the 1960 Summer Olympic Games that were held at Rome. The lane marking system developed for these events is commonly referred to as the Albano buoy system.


Legend of the water level 

has it that in 396 BC, before the fall of Veio, the soothsayers predict that only when the water of Lake Albano had followed an unusual path, the Romans were able to conquer Veio. Therefore it is said that the Romans began to dug the emissary of Lake Albano, a tunnel length of 1800 meters, which caused the lowering of water levels. Later, Marco Furio Camillo was able to conquer Veio.



Composer graduated from Cairo conservatory 1986-1987, Composing and conducting Department. He studied under Gamal Abdel-Rahim. Post-graduate study under Awatef Abdul Karim and Ahmed Alsaidi. Worked in the field of teaching, starting from 1992, now he is a teacher assistant. He was known as a player for keyboard instruments until recently. He composed works for chamber music and orchestra, many other transcriptions for chamber music and orchestra. He entered the field of movie soundtracks. Some sound tracks are I love cinema, Double faces, Wahed Sefr. Short films are Sabah Elfol directed by Sheriff El Bendary, Hada Ilak by Gehan Elasar and Rubble road directed by Alia Elbialy, experimental films, including the “Leone d’Oro per le Nazioni” at the Venice Biennale in 1995.


Ab Oracolo ad Cuniculum

Khaled SHOKRY (1958)   (free adaptation for saxophone soprano and piano by  the performers on the themes of the Shokry’s Piano Sonata 1994 Waterfall) -Proemio -L’Oracolo di Delfi -Cuniculus -La presa di Veio -Epilogo Color Duo: Biagio ORLANDI (soprano saxophone), Massimiliano CHIAPPINELLI (piano)


from “Magma” by Maria Lanciotti

Libri fatali Arsi nei fondali Memoria verticale Di polveri e diamanti Scagliati nella nebbia Con immenso boato.

Fonde nel segreto Balsamo e veleno Strappano veli ai cieli Vapori ribollenti.



BIAGIO ORLANDI was born in 1973 in Matera. He obtains a diploma as saxophonist under the guidance of the teacher Eugenio Colombo at the Conservatory “L. Refice” in Frosinone where he also gets a second level academic diploma in Music Didatics for instrumental orientation. He has graduated in Ethnomusicology at the University of Rome “Sapienza”. He has attended jazz and improvisation seminars together with some artists such as Bob Mover, Pietro Tonolo, Claudio Fasoli, Giovanni Maier, Roberto Ottaviano, Maurizio Giammarco. He has collaborated with musicians in the class as William Parker, Kent Carter, Gabriele Mirabassi, Gianfranco Tedeschi, Davide Santorsola, Ettore Fioravanti, Mimmo Locasciulli, Roberto Kunstler and more. He has taken part with Eugenio Colombo in the “44th Festival Nuova Consonanza” in Rome. At present Biagio Orlandi cooperates as musician and arranger with various music jazz formations and with the singersongwriter Piji (Pierluigi Siciliani) with whom he obtained numerous awards for important contests such as “Premio Tenco” at the Ariston theatre in Sanremo. He is a saxophone teacher at middle schools with musical orientation.

MASSIMILIANO CHIAPPINELLI was born to a family of musicians in Foggia, Italy. He earned his diploma in Piano Performance at the Conservatory of Music in Parma, and his Master in Piano Performance with the highest honors at the Conservatory of Music in Frosinone, Italy. His musical background includes masterclasses with Roberto Cappello, François Joël Thiollier, Vincenzo Audino, and Giovanni Umberto Battel. Additionally, Mr. Chiappinelli holds a degree in Arts and Literature with a specialization in Musicology from the La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. Mr. Chiappinelli won Italian piano competitions in Rome, Viterbo, Brindisi, and Taranto. As soloist and chamber musician Mr. Chiappinelli has performed in Italy, France, Turkey, Hungary, Serbia, USA and has recorded for Acustica and AdP labels. His performances have been broadcast by the Radio Vaticana, Italian Radiodue, and for the Serbian state radio and television. Aside from serving as artistic director of concert seasons and musical events, Mr. Chiappinelli is a certified teacher, and teaches piano both in the Italian middle school system and at the Pontificio Oratorio San Paolo school in Rome. And ‘founder and speaker of the broadcast Classic Shock, every Sunday on web-radio RLT.