Azione_Improvvisa is an ensemble that connects different musical approaches and experiences, a synergic contribution between different ages instruments, aimed to reach new and experimental identity. From an idea of the italian composer Raul Masu, the ensemble is composed by musicians operating in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Belgien.
In addition to music concerts, the ensemble is often involved in educational activities and workshops, with the aim to focus on different aspects of the “comporaneity”.
Many composers have written for Azione_Improvvisa, above all Giorgio Colombo Taccani, Stefano Alessandretti, Nicola Straffelini, Dan di Maggio.
The ensemble was invited to have a concert in “Musica Insieme Festival” 2019 in Panicale, collaborating with Ernest von Siemens Stiftung, “Contrasti 2018”, a contemporary music festival based in Trento.
Azione_improvvisa performed for Pergine Festival 2018 and on that occasion shows an interactive musical installation which uses “The Kites” technology, already used in a pedagogical project exhibited at the Musikhochschule Trossingen (DE). The project was then proposed again in the “Musicitem” season for the cultural project in_Colto, promoted by Alchemica association and MUSE in Trento.
The ensemble is among the founders and part of Anomalia – pratiche artistiche contemporanee.
In January 2019, Azione_Improvvisa joined #theWorkRoom project, promoted by Fattoria Vittadini in cooperation with Fondazione Milano, and won an artistic residence at Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan.
In the same month, Parade – a selection of guitar works by Giorgio Colombo Taccani – was released by Guitart Label. Parade includes the recording of Blind Trust, dedicated to the ensemble.
All the featured composers:
Stefano Alessandretti, Nicola Straffelini, Andrea Valle, Hugo Vasco Reis, Dan Di Maggio, Raul Masu.
We are glad to announce that our ensemble is under the winners of 2020 Ernst von Siemens Foundation call, supporting new compositions!
2021 we will premiered brand new pieces by Lula Romero, Farzia Fallah, Marco Momi, Zeno Baldi!
Thank you to Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikstiftung and all the other institutions that sustain our work.
Our line up.
Very active in the contemporary scene, Margherita Berlanda studied Accordion with M° Corrado Rojac at the Conservatorio Statale “G:Tartini” of Trieste (Italy) from year 2006 to year 2012 and she graduated there at the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Performance. She specialized in Chamber Music, Master of Musikvermittlung and Konzertexamen (Solistic post Master specialisation) at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen (Germany) under the guide of M° Hans Maier. She attended several master classes, both with interpreters and composers (J.Rättyä, M.Vayriynen, Lukas Juhart…,N.Brass, N.A.Huber e F.Nieder..). Thanks to the Erasmus Scholarship she was student in M° Stefan Hussong class at the Musikhochschule Würzburg (Germany 2011-2012). She took part and distinguished into different international music competions. She has performed in International Music Festivals like “Donaueschingen Tagen für Neue Musik”, Germany; “Kooper Contemporary Music Festival” Slowenien; “Pergine Festival of performig arts”, “SpazioMusica Festival”, Italy, “Musica Insieme Panicale”…She performs not only as a soloist but also in chamber music groups. Of particular interest is the music project with the cellist Nicolò Nigrelli (Duo Alambic), with the pianist Claudia Pérez Inesta, Anomalia Collective (Anna Sowa, Dorota Jasinska) and with the contemporary music ensemble azione_improvvisa ensemble. Some of her interpretations have been broadcasted by Radio Vaticana, Bayerische Rundfunk, Rai Slovenia.
She works steadly with several contemporary music composers and performer (Philemon Mukarno, Samir Odeh Tamimi, Roberto Zanata, Gianluca Castelli, Anna Sowa-winners of Supernova Calls 2019, Pergine Festival). She cooperates with Orchestras such as the Mannheim Kammerphilarmonie or the Haydn Orchester von Bozen und Trient. She has recently founded and she is the coordinator of an artistc space-lab called Anomalia (Trento), together with the painter Andrea Fonanari (painter, Boccanera Gallery, Trento-Milan).
Important moments as a teacher were the teaching period as assistant for the pre-academic accordion courses at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica “G.Tartini” of Trieste and masterclasses such as the accordion master class by the Music School of Szczecin, Poland (Panstwowa Szkola Musyczna I Stopnia). She works now at the L.Campiani Conservatory in Mantua.
Born in Venosa, Basilicata, in 1989, he obtained his conservatory diploma with
top marks and honour under maestro Marco Salcito. He attended masterclasses with maestros Pablo Marquez, Timo Korhonen, Oscar Ghiglia, Tilman Hoppstock and Carlo Marchione, as well as a one-year training course held by the latter.
He perfected his skills under the guidance of Tilman Hoppstock at the Akademie fuer Tonkunst in Darmstadt (DE).
He attended master course specialized in Chamber music at the conservatory of Milan, under maestros Marco Pace and Mauro Bonifacio.
His artistic career focuses on the music of the 20 th century and, above all, on
contemporary music. This led him to collaborate actively with various
composers, often performing world premieres. Also, numerous pieces have been dedicated to him.
Very active in the field of chamber music, he boasts several collaborations with various ensembles. Interested in exploring different forms of artistic performance, he has often collaborated with actors and visual artists. Revisions of his pieces are published by Rai Com, Suvini Zerboni and Sconfinarte.
He held a workshop and a conference focused on new techniques of execution and the repertoire of
contemporary music for guitar at the Conservatory of Milan and Pescara.
He performed in Italy and abroad for various musical associations such as Museo del Novecento in Milan,
Festival Mi.To., Tansillo in Venosa, Syntonia in Rome, Nuova Diapason in Vieste, AVO, Setticlavium in
In June 2012, he was invited to perform at the Pietro Canonica Museum in Rome, on the occasion of the
European Music Day and performed at the Tage fuer Neue Musik in Darmstadt in February 2015.
He is the artistic director and chamber music teacher of the summer course “City of Venosa, in the footsteps
He teached guitar for pre-academic and non-academic courses at the Conservatory “Franco Vittadini” in
Pavia and in various schools of Milan.
Born in Pordenone (Italy) in 1989, he started his musical education at 10 years old as a chorister, together with the study of classical guitar. This choral and vocal ensemble experience acted as a springboard to appreciating the renaissance and baroque repertoire. The decision to go deeper with this music was made beginning the study of early plucked string instruments in Venice
Conservatorio “B.Marcello” under Tiziano Bagnati, and he graduated his “Compimento Inferiore”.
in 2009, taking the highest award in renaissance lute.
He completed his studying in 2016 with the top mark under Rolf Lislevand in the Trossingen Musikhochschule, where he attended lesson of music praxis, theory and notation also with Lorenz
Duftschmid, Frithjof Smith, Marco Ambrosini, Kees Boeke, Claudia Caffagni. He has attended courses and masterclasses on the lute with Paul O’dette and Jacob Lindberg, and vocal technique
with Andreana Galante, and in chamber music with Sigiswald Kuijken, Marco Mencoboni, Diego Fratelli, Lorenzo Ghielmi. He performs solo concerts on the baroque lute and on the theorbo. He
has also performs in “Singing upon the lute” practice, with renaissance and early baroque repertoire of the 16th and 17th century. He plays continuo in collaboration with several groups of chamber music and baroque orchestra. He is cofounder of the young ensemble Consonanze Stravaganti, born in 2012, which explores the 17th and 18th Italian baroque repertoire. He collaborates also with stable groups such as Azione_improvvisa (contemporary music trio: theorbo, accordeon and e-guitar), Arcoantiqua (chamber and orcherstra baroque music), la Gallarda (spanish siglo de oro music), il
Parnaso (trio theorbo, flute, violin), il Demetrio, Soqquadro Italiano, Ensemble Eufonia, Ring Around Quartet, Rossoporpora Ensemble, Cappella Altoliventina. He recorded for labels like
Tactus, Antiqua and gave live radio streamed concerts fron the Quirinale Palace.
He gave concerts-conferences about the connection between music and lyric love poetry of 12th and 13th century from Troubadours and Trouvères, singing and playing alone the accompaniment on the
Psaltery (Castelli Aperti in Friuli, Casa Archana, 2015).
26 November 2020 - Pergine Valsugana
Teatro don Bosco – ore 20:45
Music by: Andrea Valle, Stefano Alessandretti, Raul Masu, Hugo Vasco Reis, Nicola Straffelini, Dan di Maggio
25 January 2021 - Milano
Teatro Pacta – ore 20:45
Music by: Andrea Valle, Stefano Alessandretti, Raul Masu, Hugo Vasco Reis
6 March 2021 - Milano
Salotto in prova – 17:00
Music by: Karlheinz Stockhause, Giovanni Bertelli, Luigi Pozzi
September 2021 - Bolzano
Music by: Marco Momi, Farzia Fallah, Lula Romero, Zeno Baldi, Giovanni Bertelli
21 December – Dialoghi sul Comporre – Reggio Emilia
7/8/11 November – Workshop at High School – Pergine (TN)
21 August – Musica Insieme – Panicale (PG)
31 July – Anomalia, Baselga di Piné (TN)
13 April – Casa Tucci – Milano (MI)
25 January – Sala polifunzionale – Sartirana (PV)
20 January – Fabbrica del Vapore c/o Fondazione Milano – Milano (MI)
14 – 20 January – Artist in residence for Fattoria Vittadini – Milano (MI)
9 August – Alchemia festival – Trento
8 July – Pergine spettacolo aperto – Pergine (TN)
22 March – Contrasti – Trento