Felice Cavaliere: The professional experiences of the man behind the promotion of the music activities and events.

After graduating successfully in piano studies from the "S. Pietro a Majella" Conservatory of Music in Naples and participating in specialisation courses held by Guido Agosti in Perugia, he continued to study in Rome under the same Maestro. After winning a scholarship he participated in the International Courses for Piano Performance held by Paul Badura Skoda and Joaquin Achoucarro at the "Menendez Pelayo" International University of Santander (Spain) and Piano Technique Courses held in Naples and Pescara by Maestro Vincenzo Vitale. He has studied organ, choir conducting, composition and orchestra conducting.

He obtained a diploma in harpsichord studies from the "D. Cimarosa" Conservatory of Music in Avellino and took part in masterclasses with Gordon Murray in Rome and at the "Cini" Foundation in Venice. He performs concerts in the role of pianist, cymbalist and choir and orchestra conductor in Italy, Spain,

France and the United States. He has directed the Radio Cluj "Camerata Romanica" Orchestra (Romania), the Tirana "Ensemble Millennium" Chamber Orchestra (Albania) and the Gissen "Liebigschule" Orchestra (Germany). He performs regularly as a harpsichordist in duo with the flautist Antonio Cimino. He plays a Flemish two-manual harpsichord, a copy of the Rukers instruments of Antwerp. He has recorded for RAI, the BBC, Vatican Radio and for other broadcasting companies in Italy and abroad.

He performs concerts in the role of pianist, cymbalist and choir and orchestra conductor in Italy, Spain, France and the United States. He has directed the Radio Cluj "Camerata Romanica" Orchestra (Romania), the Tirana "Ensemble Millennium" Chamber Orchestra (Albania) and the Gissen "Liebigschule" Orchestra (Germany). He performs regularly as a harpsichordist in duo with the flautist Antonio Cimino.

He plays a Flemish two-manual harpsichord, a copy of the Rukers instruments of Antwerp. He has recorded for RAI, the BBC, Vatican Radio and for other broadcasting companies in Italy and abroad.

He graduated with honours in Fine Arts from the University of Salerno and got an honourable mention for his thesis on the History of Music which is kept at the "Cini" Foundation in Venice in a special collection of music theses.

He has been involved in music criticism collaborating with various periodicals and magazines and has many publications to his credit, among which a critical essay on the origin and development of the sonata for the Berbèn edition of Ancona and a study of Key Music in Naples in the XVII and XVIII centuries.

He has been invited to participate as teacher at seminars and specialisation courses in various Italian cities and as a member of the jury at music competitions.

He has a diploma in music teaching and is involved in promoting music events. In 1987 he founded the "Jacopo Napoli" Music Academy of which he is Artistic Director. He organises the annual International Courses of Music Interpretation and the "Le Corti dell'Arte" Chamber Music Festival on their behalf.

He is one of the founder members of the "Centro Studi Musicali" of Rome and is the European administrator of the Center of Musical Studies of Washington, USA. He currently conducts the "Ad Torani Aquas" Polyphonic Choir of Piedimonte Matese, Caserta and the "Metelliana" Polyphonic Choir of Cava de' Tirreni, Salerno.

He teaches Choir Conducting at the "G. da Venosa" Conservatory of Music in Potenza.