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THE BEGINNINGS AND THE GRUPPO CAMERISTICO NISSENO

Sergio GelsominoSergio Gelsomino was born in 1986 in Sicily. He began playing the flute at the age of nine and was approved at the Music Institute V. Bellini (became College of Music after the Bologna Process in 1999) in Caltanissetta with only eleven years .

In 1998 he began his concert with the Gruppo Cameristico Nisseno. Their performances throughout Sicily for associations such as A.GI.MUS., Regione Sicilia, Associazione Filarmonica Nissena found much attention by audiences and critics.

He was also a member of the wind orchestra of the College of  Music V. Bellini and of the orchestra of the choir Voices and instruments, which received the Delfino d'argento (main price for the music industry) and a special prize for the instrumentalists at the 2001 edition of the World Education Festival of San Remo.

He also participated in masterclasses with Massimo Cecchini and Lucrezia Vitale.from the left: Camilla Licalsi, Lucrezia Vitale, Massimo Cecchini, Sergio Gelsomino, Silvio Vitale (Montedoro - 1999)

In 2003, he premiered works of Fabrizio Puglisi (Temino in Fa and Gavotta) with the composer himself at the piano.

At eighteen he obtained a bachelor's degree in flute with honors under the guidance of Maestro Silvio Vitale, a former pupil of Angelo Faja and flutist of the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana and the Wiener Kammerorchesters.

In 2004, he completed his schooling.

THE TRIO CIMAROSA AND YEARS IN BOLOGNA

Trio Cimarosa (Agrigento - 2003)From 2003 to 2005 Sergio Gelsomino played with the Trio Cimarosa - two flutes and piano - its last concerts in Sicily.

He moved to Bologna, where he established a collaboration with the band Zudemà, playing in the songs Intra su cantu and Sapuri of the homonymous album.

In 2010 he earned his master's degree in music at the University of  BolognaMaster's degree (Bologna - 2010) with distinction. The title of the thesis in historical instrument tuition, which was accompanied by Gianni Lazzari (president of the Italian Society of the Historical Transverse Flute) and Ludwig Böhm (direct descendant of Theobald Boehm), is "Theobald Boehm and the revolution of the flute: path to the rediscovery of the flute No.56".

His education, not only as a musician but also as a musicologist, allowed him to lead the musicological heading in the italian literature and culture website Il Club del Libro from 2012 to 2015.

THE ORCHESTRA ACTIVITIES IN TURIN

Orchestra Mandolinistica Città di Torino, conductor Remo Barnava (Turin - 2013))Between 2011 and 2013, Sergio Gelsomino continued his concerts in Turin among others in the Gobetti Theater, Valdocco Theater, Auditorium of the Conservatory G. Verdi and Courtyard of the rectorship of the University.

He performed with the Orchestra Mandolinistica Città di Torino and the Wind Orchestra Sarabanda.

He also worked as flutist and piccolo flutist with the Corpo Musicale Cral Gtt (for he was also chairman of the Teachers' Council) and the wind orchestra of the municipal police of Turin.

Nō theater (Turin - 2009)

As solo flutist, he participated in traditional Japanese music performances for the school of oriental disciplines Yoshin Ryu.

Orchestra Sarabanda, conductor Massimo Usseglio (Turin - 2012)

In addition, he devoted himself to studying the Traversiere and deepened the repertoire for flute and guitar with Pino Mudaro and Tina Galante.

In 2012 he was involved in the recording of unpublished pieces for concert of Maestro Fabrizio Guratti.

During this time he perfected his flute with flutists of international fame like Maurizio Simeoli, Peter-Lukas Graf and Barthold Kuijken.

Moreover, he was invited to audition for the position of piccolo flute of the Staatskapelle Dresden and as a solo flutist of the Duisburg Philharmoniker.

THE MOVE TO GERMANY

Ruhrstadt Orchester Schwerte, conductor Claus Eickhoff (Schwerte - 2014) - Foto: blickwinkel-schwerte.de

In 2013 Sergio Gelsomino settled  in Schwerte, where he works until the summer of 2017 as principal flute in the Ruhrstadt Orchester Schwerte conducted by the Municipal Kapellmeister Claus Eickhoff.

In the same years he taught flute and ensemble music at the Music School of Dortmund.

The Duo Crescendo with the consul of Italy in Dortmund Dr. Alfredo Casciello (left) and the mayor of Dortmund Ullrich Sierau (right) (Dortmund - 2015)

In 2015 he founded the Duo Crescendo with cellist Jiwon Na. With the Duo Crescendo he also appears with flutes of different ages and backgrounds. The duo has enjoyed a great success for the harmony between the musicians and the versatility of the repertoire, which includes the most diverse musical genres and eras - from Bach to Piazzolla, from Schubert to Morricone. In addition to concerts, the duo accompanied and enriched private, corporate and institutional events. Among others, the Duo performed at the art gallery Javana in Schwerte, at the Italian Consulate of Dortmund at the invitation of Consul Dr. Alfredo Casciello, at the Wischlingen chapel in Dortmund as part of the music festival Wischlinger Kammerkonzerte and at the Kulturschmiede in Fröndenberg at the official solemnities of the 60th anniversary of the bilateral agreements between Germany and Italy.

CONDUCTING

International Minghui Sommercamp (Meißen - 2016)

In the summer of the same year, Sergio Gelsomino started studying orchestral conducting under the guidance of Claus Eickhoff and conducted the youth orchestra and choir of the International Minghui Sommercamp at the Civic Theater Meißen.

He then continued his education participating in further training courses at the Music School of Dortmund for conducting youth orchestras and acquired certification to teach musical propedeutic by the Landesmusikakademie NRW.

Between 2016 and 2017 he conducted the Tian Guo Marching Band Europe, with which he performed Chinese music in Berlin, Paris, Genk, Kiev, Düsseldorf and Cologne.

In July 2017 he improved his conducting according to the method Musin with Ennio Nicotra, founder of the Ilya Musin Association.