Ludus Tonalis Accademia

was established in 2000 with the intent to promote classical music in all its manifestations. The artistic directors, pianists Sara Dominici and Massimo Perciaccante, believing strongly in the value of music education, founded music academy in 2011 under which we offer a complete learning path, ranging from introductory courses to advanced. In addition to teaching, the Association Ludus Tonalis devotes large space to the organization of musical and cultural events. In the elegant theater, an auditorium of 100 seats, built within the Academy, Italian and foreign musicians are invited to perform, and even young people career.


Vico Lake

is a caldera lake in the northern Lazio region, central Italy. It is one of the highest major Italian lakes, with an altitude of 510 m. Administratively, it is part of the municipalities of Caprarola and Ronciglione. The lake is surrounded by the Cimini Hills, in particular by the Fogliano (965 m) and Venere (851 m) mountains. It is part of the Lake Vico Natural Reserve. Lake Vico occupies the central caldera of Vico Volcano. A volcanic cone was built up in a series of eruptions that occurred 258,000 to 305,000 years ago. Later, the eruption of voluminous pyroclastic flows and volcanic ash caused the progressive collapse of the volcanic cone to create the caldera, in which Lake Vico now lies, by about 138,000 years ago. The area is famous for its extensive beech forest, which is one of the most southerly in Europe. The elevation, plus the surrounding sides of the crater, create cool enough conditions for the continued survival of the trees.

The legend of Hercules

According to legend, the lake of Vico originated from the club that Hercules stuck in the ground to challenge the locals, no one could remove it. When he did Hercules, flowed a river of water that went and filled the valley forming the lake. The Lake of Vico is actually the result of volcanic activity and that is what has best preserved its characteristic shape, which testifies to the origin.

KYE RYUNG PARK  (South Korea – ASIA)

As a resident of both Asia and the United States, composer Kye Ryung (Karen) Park has successfully integrated a number of multi-cultural elements into her own artistic identity. She is an accomplished pianist as well as an active Kayagum player. Kye Ryung is highly regarded for her solo compositions as well as her works for small and large ensembles. Her compositions have been performed at numerous music festivals and conferences including the International Festival of Women Composers, Nevada Encounters of New Music, Pan Music Festival, June in Buffalo and College Music Society’s Regional, National, and International Conferences as well as Grumo festival and Corso internazionale d’interpretazione in Italy. Recently her piano suite Reminiscences (2008) was broadcast on KGCS radio in Missouri. Future premieres also include performances in international venues such as Egypt, Taiwan, and Korea. Kye Ryung’s music has been published in the United States and Asia. She has studied with reknowned composers Ian Krouse, Paul Chihara, Roger Bourland, Paul Reale, and Byung Dong Paik. Kye Ryung earned her PhD and master’s degrees in music composition and theory from UCLA after also completing her bachelor’s degree in music composition at Seoul National University. Kye Ryung’s research interests embrace the music of Benjamin Britten and stylistic pluralism. Her paper on Benjamin Britten’s Curlew River was present at the College Music Society;s International Conference in Thailand. Her current interdisciplinary research and performance projects, Asian Women in Comfort deal with incorporating Western elements into Asian music and dance. Kye Ryung Park has taught at the California State University, Fresno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is currently on the faculty at Edison State College in Fort Myers, Florida.

Oltre le sponde

by Kye Ryung PARK (1974) Ludus Tonalis Duo: Sara DOMINICI, Massimo PERCIACCANTE (Piano for Four Hands)

da “Magma”  di Maria Lanciotti

Frecce sibilanti Sfiancano il gigante Sgorga dai suoi fianchi Il flusso del dolore Di chi non può morire Senza prima capire.
S’alza la pira Squarcia nubi e dubbi S’aprono orizzonti Di rilucente pianto.


SARA DOMINICI Roman-born pianist, Sara Dominici, studied music at the prestigious Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, where she graduated with highest honours in piano and in chamber music, in addition to completing a Master’s degree in piano, presenting a recital dedicated to pianistic virtuosism. Awarded best student at Santa Cecilia in 2000, Sara has gone on to win numerous piano and chamber music competitions, including the ‘Lazar Berman’ Award for her execution of Rachmaninoff’s Etudes-Tableaux. She perfected her studies in Italy with F. Di Cesare, M. Campanella, A. Jacobson, C. Ortiz and the Trio di Trieste; in Brussels with Mogilevski and Roumchevich; in Luxembourg with D. Protopopescu, G. Mallach and T. Duis and in Geneva with K. Jablonsky. She performs extensively as a soloist but also as a chamber musician and in piano duo. She has performed in Italy, Spain, Greece, Luxembourg and in Serbia (Forty Fingers Project), as well as featuring on radio broadcasts both in Italy and abroad. She currently teaches at the Ludus Tonalis Accademy in Riano (Rome), where she is also artistic director.
MASSIMO PERCIACCANTE Born in Calabria, Massimo Perciaccante graduated at a very young age from the Conservatory of Cosenza, and continued his studies under the guidance of Maestro Pierluigi Camicia. He went on to perfect his studies with L. Berman, K. Kaufmann, G. Vidusso, D. Protopopescu and T. Duis. After graduating with honours from D.A.M.S. and in piano from the Conservatory of S. Pietro a Majella, presenting a recital of Chopin’s Sonatas, and in chamber music from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. A prize winner of national and international piano competitions, Massimo performs extensively both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles in prestigious Italian and international venues (Teatro Gentile in Fabriano, University of Calabria, Concerti del Tempietto, Premio Roma, Sagrestia del Borromini in Rome, Culture Halls in South Korea, Luxembourg Conservatory, León in Spain, Skopje University, Ohrid Festival etc.). He currently teaches at the Ludus Tonalis Accademy in Riano (Rome), where he is also artistic director.