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About Enza Ferrari

Enza Ferrari

Enza Ferrari was born in Milan where, at age fifteen, she received her Diploma in Piano Studies from the "Giuseppe Verdi" Conservatory. She graduated in composition from the same institution a few years later, while also studying orchestral conducting under the mentorship of Maestro Antonino Votto.

In 1959 Ferrari received the "Giovani Concertisti" Prize in Riva del Garda. From 1966 to 1970 she was the Substitute Maestro at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Sicily. From 1970 to 1974 she taught in Milan at the Training Center of the Teatro Alla Scala. Enza has also had teaching residencies in various American colleges and universities, as well as in institutions in Japan, Hong Kong and Madrid. From 1977 to 2006 she was the Artistic Director of the "Manzato" Musical Institute of Treviso. She is a frequent adjudicator for international competitions.

Enza has been affiliated with important opera houses, especially the Teatro Comunale of Florence, the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, the National Theater of Prague, the Slovenian National Theaters of Lubjana and Maribor, the Real Theater in Madrid, the Teatro Comunale in Lonigo, and the São Carlo Theater of Lisbon. In 2005 she came back to the Academy of La Scala, teaching Italian repertoire to the young pianists. She is the consultant to the Institute of Chinese Culture in Macau. Her work and performances have been broadcast by radio and television world-wide.

Enza Ferrari is Italy’s most revered vocal coach, and has collaborated with singers like Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Renato Capecchi, Nicola Rossi Lemeni, Ghena Dimitrova, Nicola Martinucci, and many others. 2016 will be Enza’s third year on the faculty of “Si parla, si canta,” and she will be with us for weeks 2 and 3.

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