Daniele Sconosciuto was born in Mesagne (BR) in 1983. He lives in Bologna since 2002. He graduated in piano at the “G. Verdi” Institute in Ravenna (2007), graduated in DAMS-Music of the University of Bologna (2009) with a thesis in Musical Pedagogy (The musical laboratory as a teaching strategy for deutero learning), qualified to teach piano at the Ferrara Conservatory of Music “G . Frescobaldi” (2010), graduated in Disciplines of Music at the University of Bologna (2012) with a thesis in Musical Palaeography (The Antiphonary-Gradual of the private library “Alfredo Calabrese” – Campi Salentina – LE), studied Composition at the Ferrara Conservatory of Music “G. Frescobaldi” and he is currently enrolled in the Biennial of Orchestral Conducting at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory of Music in Milan. He was an educational coordinator and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association “Le Muse e il Tempo – Center for the research and education of music” (2006-2012, Bologna) and was a consultant as an archivist for the reorganization and cataloguing of the musical materials of the Mozart Orchestra (2013-2014, Bologna) under the artistic direction of Claudio Abbado. He is a piano teacher in the Institue Granarolo dell’Emilia, organist in the parish of Saints Bartolomeo and Gaetano of Bologna and Director of the choir of the Cultural Center “L’Arengo” of Bologna. He is a member of the Executive Board and the Delegate for the province of Bologna for AERCO (Regional Association of the Choirs of Emilia Romagna).
Francesco Leonardi. I started 25 years ago as an accompanier for choirs coming to my home town for the “La Fabbrica del Canto” International Choral Festival, and this has also signed my academic and life career. I earned a degree in Public Relations at the IULM University in Milan and I currently am a journalist in the Italian Journalist Official Association. In 2001 I officially joined the organization of “La Fabbrica del Canto” as Responsible for the International Relationships, thus having the possibility to create a network of acquaintances all over the world. This network led me to join the International Federation for Choral Music, for which I have been also working as a Project Manager for ten years (2008 – 2018). I have also developed my skills by attending several specialized courses in the area of Musical Management and in the area of Journalism. Now I’m working for the development of INTERKULTUR’s projects all around the world.