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The Artistic Directorof the Association Chamber Music of Trieste
Fedra Florit, is a pianist. She perfected her chamber music repertoire at the Musical School of Fiesole with the Trio di Trieste, Dario De Rosa and Maureen Jones until 1982, and later on, devoted herself to concert performances in Italy and abroad (with more than 350 concerts in USA, China, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Turkey), both in duo and trio ensembles. She has also obtained a graduate degree in Philosophy.
She has been teaching Chamber Music since 1982, first at the Conservatory of Venice, then at the Conservatory of Udine, where she has a tenure, and now from five years at the Conservatory of Trieste.
In the last twenty seven years, her activity has been more specifically musicological, as a critic for the newspaper “Il Piccolo” of Trieste and for the Italian National TV and Radio Network (RAI). She has cooperated with important periodicals, as well as with some theatres and Italian concert societies as consultant for the drafting of explanatory footnotes in concerts’ brochures.
For five years, since 1998, Fedra Florit has worked as Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Season in Mestre-Venice. In December 1992, she published for the EDT publishing house in Turin the monographic book “Il Trio di Trieste: sessant’anni di musica insieme” (The Trio of Trieste: Sixty Years of Musical Performances). The book was officially presented at the S. Cecilia Academy in Rome, at the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, and at the Gabinetto Viessuex in Florence.
Since 1995, she has been the Artistic Director of the International Competition for Piano Chamber Ensembles “Premio Trio di Trieste,” named after the famous Trio and reserved to piano and strings ensembles, from duos to quintets. Meanwhile, she has also started the annual event “Premiatissimi”, corollary to the “Premio Trio di Trieste” Competition, where the winners are called to perform again in the Friuli Venezia Giulia concert halls.
Besides, she promoted the pianistic Festival “Giovani interpreti & grandi maestri” (with pianists such as R. Lupu and K. Zimerman, R. Plano, M. Baglini, E. Virssaladze, A. Cohen, J. Gilad, H. Schuch, E. Nebolsin, A. Nosè, R. Bahrami, B. Lupo, A. Kobrin, E. Bozhanov, G. Andaloro, E. Arciuli, D. Trifonov and so on), at the XIV edition in 2015, and started with some musical presences in the finest and historically well known buildings in Trieste (“Le musiche dell’Imperatore”), in collaboration with the FAI.
Since 2004, the Chamber Music Association, which is directed by Fedra Florit, has presented an important concert season to the city of Trieste, next to the Competition, that in 2003 has become biennial for the performance tranche, but now there is a biennial Composition Competition, too, dedicated to Giampaolo Coral.
The “Salotto Cameristico” is carried out in the Sala del Ridotto of the Verdi Theatre and in the Tripcovich Sala. This event is bringing groups of great prestige as the Camerata of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Trio di Parma, the Pavia Soloists with Enrico Dindo, the String Quartet of the “Teatro alla Scala”, Maureen Jones and Friends, I Virtuosi Italiani, Philharmonisches Streichquintett Berlin and so on, back to Trieste, sharing the stage with really good young ensembles from all over the world.
Since 1995 to 2009, Fedra Florit has been the artistic advisor of the Chamber Music International School of the Trio of Trieste in Duino (Trieste). For three years she has been the musical consultant of the Regional Foundation for Entertainment of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region. In these years she has frequently taken part to the juries of several international Competitions.
In 1997 she has been awarded by that year’s President of the Italian Republic Oscar Luigi Scalfaro the honorific title of “Commendatore al Merito della Repubblica Italiana”.