Associazione Culturale Colle Ionci

non-profit organization, founded in 1999 and is based in Velletri (Rome), at the Antico Casale di Colle Ionci, which also uses some salt and pianos for the construction of part of its activities. Its purpose is the dissemination of music and culture in general through experimentation. He has experience in organizing concert series, competitions, exchanges with prestigious national and international institutions, development and participation in radio broadcasting for prestigious Italian and foreign concert lectures in schools, promotion of summer courses and master classes. The Association has partnership and shared management projects in the art of theater in Rome and Velletri and has to his credit the setting up of over a thousand events. Since 2004, makes the documentation of its activities through audio visual media, producing documentary films and photographic reportage. It uses the artistic direction of renowned musicians, teachers and musicologists.


Nemi Lake

is a small circular volcanic lake in the Lazio region of Italy 30 km (19 mi) south of Rome, taking its name from Nemi, the largest town in the area, that overlooks it from a height. The lake is most famous for its sunken Roman ships. These ships were very large and technologically advanced for their time. The lake is sacred to the goddess Diana and the site of the festival Nemoralia. Emperors Caligula and Tiberius sailed Lake Nemi not merely to cool off in summer, but to assert themselves as Nemorensis, rulers aligning with the Stars, wedded to Earth’s perpetual life-force. At the Hotel Diana on the Western edge of the crater at Via Nemorense, there is a fine exhibit of the archeological excavation of the late 1920s which exposed the enormous structure which Caligula had ordered built.


The legend oh the golden Brach

The Golden Branch was caught by Aeneas at the invitation of the Sibyl before attempting the journey into the realm of the dead. According to the ancient, this legend was a strange custom connected: only those who had managed to snatch a branch of the tree that grew in the precincts of the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi, killing the priest who watched over the place, could succeed him as “King of forest “. From this sacred and bloody rite, a Scottish scientist, James G. Frazer, developed the most comprehensive study on the anthropology of religion in the world, a work of almost 900 pages, which is a point of reference for any student.



A former pupil of renowned concert pianist Aldo Ciccolini, Giuseppe Lupis holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts in piano performance at the University of Georgia, under the tutelage of Richard Zimdars, and a piano performance degree earned with highest honors at the State Conservatory of Music in Bari, Italy, with Pierluigi Camicia. Giuseppe Lupis is known for his explorations of unique repertoire. He is the first pianist to have performed an entire solo piano recital with music by Keith Emerson. Between concerts of the classics, a manuscript work of Italian composer Nino Rota, and his own compositions, he is also one of the few pianists in the world to have mastered and frequently performed entire George Gershwin solo piano programs. His George Gershwin CD recording (Phoenix label, 2000) was reviewed as “exceptional” by Alberto Cantù (Il Giornale, Milan, Italy). Giuseppe Lupis is an active piano composer and arranger. His works are a regular presence in concert seasons around the globe. In the past season his works have been presented in Italy, United States; United; Poland; Canada; South Korea and in a broadcast recording for TV2000. Performers include pianists Roberto Prosseda, Rachel Hyunjung Chung, Denis Plutalov, and Mikolaj Warszynski. Giuseppe Lupis teaches piano at Grand Valley State University and give masterclasses in South Korea, Brazil, Italy, Ukraine, and the USA.


Il Remo d’Oro

Giuseppe LUPIS (1968)       
Il Remo d’Oro: 3 Sonate Vulcaniche in NEMI Bemolle
Gabriele SARANDREA (Piano)
from “Magma”  by Maria Lanciotti

Fiaccola nella tenebra Accende selve e fonti Spezza la solitudine La brezza del torrente Propiziatoria offerta Placa sconforti e ire.

Schegge di battaglie Affiorano taglienti Parole inaccessibili Echeggiano distanti.



graduated at the age of 19 with honors, under the guidance of Eugene De Rosa at the Conservatory “L. Refice” of Frosinone. He was a pupil of Lazar Berman and has studied with C. Rosen at International Musica campus of Sermoneta, P.L.Camicia at Music Festival Savinese (AR) and S. Perticaroli at the Salzburg Mozarteum. Young has undertaken an intense concert activity, both as a soloist and in various chamber that led him to play in numerous halls and theaters in Italy and Europe: Auditorium Parco della Musica(Rome), Teatro Manzoni (Pistoia), W. Walton Foundation (Ischia), Festival Ciani (Stresa), Wiener Saal (Salzburg), Auditorium Eduardo Balsa Klaipeda (Lithuania) Festival Les Italienne de Clisson (France), Kulturni Centar Beograda (Serbia). He received scholarships from the Lazio Region and bestowedby the Rotary Club as the best graduated in piano at the Conservatory L. Refice of Frosinone. He has participated in numerous national and international pianistic competitions, winning the 1st prize in Formia, Viterbo, Castiglione Fiorentino and 3rd prize in Lamezia Terme (AMA Calabria). He is currently a student of Sergio Perticaroli at S.Cecilia National Academy in Roma.