Do you like to play ocarina? You can be protagonist of the next OCARINAFESTIVAL 2017 in Budrio! You can register as “musician” until April 1st 2017 just filling the form. No fee is required. – all the ocarina players and Groups from all over the world are invited to take part in the Ocarinafestival as “musicians” – it is requested a description of the solo player or Group (curriculum) and a audio/video of you (website or/and youtube channel is ok!) – the place and the time of the concert will be arranged with the organizers of the Festival – those who are interested in receiving assistance for hospitality (hotel booking; accomodation at Budrio theatre (limited seats) can contact us by mail at: email@example.com .
Here are some musicians who will take part in 2017 edition of the Festival !
Osawa Satoshi (Japan)
Majoring in saxophone in the instrumental performance department of the faculty of music at the Kunitachi College of Music, Satoshi Osawa first discovered the ocarina while still in school. With parents who were jazz musicians and a brother who performs on trumpet and ocarina, he was raised in a musically-blessed environment. He started his professional career as an ocarina player in October 2004. In 2006 he gave his first recital in Budrio. He subsequently went on to give concerts in seven different countries around the world, including Italy, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Germany, Austria and the United States. In Japan, he has given recitals at major concert halls such as the Suntory Hall and Tokyo Opera City. He won the 2008 Japan International League of Artists’ Music Award and was awarded an honorable mention at the third Tokyo Summit Music Competition. Developing a triple ocarina with a three-octave range, he has contributed the global spread of multi-chambered ocarinas. At Budrio Ocarina Festival 2017 he will present a music program for Triple Ocarina and classical Jazz Trio with some of the best Italian jazz musicians: Alessandro Altarocca: piano | Giannicola Spezzigu: bass |Filippo Mignatti: drums. They will play at Cantina Bentivoglio (one of the most famous Jazz clubs in Bologna) on Wednesday April 26 at 9.30 pm and at Budrio Theatre on Friday April 28.
Mio Kakiuchi e Satsuki Yuba (Japan)
Born in Okayama, Mio Kakiuchi gratuated as horn player at the Kurashiki Sakuyo Music University. She started playing the ocarina in 2011. In 2014 she became Osawa Satoshi’s student and moved to Yamanashi. Now she both performs and teaches ocarina. In 2015 and 2016 she attended the Focalink International Ocarina Festival (China) as a Solo player. Satsuki Yuba was born in Fukuoka City, Japan in 1991. Taking up the ocarina at the age of ten, she gave concerts at several hospitals and facilities, as well as at different events while she was still a student, setting on her path to becoming an ocarina player. Leaving her hometown upon graduation from high school in 2010, she devoted herself to her instrument and spent her days practicing alone. In September of that year, she decided to take her career to the next level and began an apprenticeship under renowned ocarina player Satoshi Osawa, who performs around the world. Since relocating to Yamanashi prefecture, she continues to perform and teach in areas across the nation.
Riko Kobayashi (Japan)
The Ocarina Duo “Dreamer” is composed of two Japanese ocarina musicians, Riko Kobayashi and Yuko Yamamoto. Taking a coffee, chatting together, Riko and Yuko got along well and they decided to follow a dream: that of playing together! So the duo was born. In November 2008 they performed for the first time in a concert and shortly after they released their first album.
Sakura Ensemble (Japan)
Hailin Yao (China)
Miss Hailin Yao is the office director of Chinese Ocarina Art Society and the Chair of Beijing Hailin Ocarina Art Center. She holds the teaching certificate of ocarina grading test from the Traditional Chinese Folk Music Society. After graduation from China University of Petroleum for her master’s study in 2012, she has been working for the ocarina promotion and education in Beijing. In the last six years, she has been traveling to the United States, Indonesia, Europe and national wide, including Hong Kong and Taiwan for many ocarina activities. Her students had won lots of awards at national ocarina competitions. Now Hailin is one of the most popular ocarina teachers in the local schools and communities.
Christophe Hense and Michael Schubert Duo
Osteria del Mandolino (Italy)
OSTERIA DEL MANDOLINO ANTONIO STRAGAPEDE – Mandolino, Chitarra DOMENICO CELIBERTI – Voce, Mandolino FEDERICO MASSARENTI – Ocarina di Budrio MASSIMO PAUSELLI – Clarinetto NICOLÒ SCALABRIN – Chitarra PEPPE AIELLO – Contrabbasso. Osteria del mandolin is a musical formation that was created to bring to light and awareness for music that is developed in Italy since the second half of the 800 to the present day, through eminent, virtuoso musicians, original songs and above all through the dance. Waltz, Polka, Mazurka, March, Serenata, constitute the repertoire of the so-called “dance” music you listen to, and can, indeed must, even dancing. This music, too often abused by false sounds and electronic keyboards, back to life in its original form through the use of popular tools in our tradition. Mandolins, ocarina, clarinet, guitar and bass meet all ‘Osteria del Mandolin, a place for the soul born from the mists of the past, a place where ancient things come to life and where you can still hear a serenade, being twenty and dancing embraced, and in a path of re-cognition come into contact with the most intimate part of ourselves and true. E ‘in this spirit, that of taverns, which can happen the incursion of other friends and musicians. The name “TAVERN MANDOLIN” is a tribute to a non-academic world that has contributed greatly to the development and dissemination of repertoires. Cabarets, in fact, along with the salt shaving, were places where they gathered the musicians to play and where you could listen to the great Italian masters, compared with a now almost forgotten. Playing these instruments, this repertoire, it is like coming home after traveling so much and in doing this back here is the meeting with the ocarina, Bologna land that sounds, since 1853. This land, torn at the feet of the dancers makes sound , it makes it lighter and more steps gingerly the frulli.
Flauto di Primavera (Russia)
Flauto di Primavera (Russia) Family ensemble “Flauto di Primavera” (Russia) exist since 2012 as a band of multi-instrumentalists, which promotes the play on ethnic wind instruments(sopilka, ocarina, panflute, floyara). Among them ocarina is one of the favorite, because the famous Italian ocarina is the sister of “swistul’ka” (whistle), a popular traditional toy in Russia.
Gruppo Ocarina Zhu-Feng (Taiwan)
The Ocarina Group-Zhu Feng is led by Geng-Chang Tsai conductor. It is currently made up of about 24 members, from elementary students to college students. During their youth they have accumulated experience in more than a thousand concerts, performing both on the street and in formal settings. They are among the few bands in the world and ocarina of them said they are “a group of kids with amazing music capabilities for multi ocarina.” They organize a concert every year and sometimes have been invited to perform in other Asian countries . They also played a concert with Mikako Honya and the Japanese ocarina master Sojiro Nomura. This time the group would like to share the famous popular music in Taiwan and its aboriginal songs with Italian ocarina fans. They will play with triple ocarina and ocarinas with 12 holes. These songs have been adapted for the ocarina by the famous arranger Li Zhe Yi.
Gruppo Ocarinistico di Grillara (Italy)
The Ocarinistico Grillara Group was formed in 2012, following the musical technique sull’ocarina workshop held in the workshop venue – farm “L’Ocarina” Builder Benvenuto Fecchio, a Grillara of Ariano nel Polesine (RO). It consists of seven musicians who play clay ocarinas craft to ten holes sign Benvenuto Fecchio. The group of musicians has created an artistic partnership with the manufacturer, promoting the dissemination and knowledge of the ocarina and the musical technique of the instrument, through the holding of courses and workshops at the “A. Buzzolla “Adria and in primary schools in the area. From friendship and positive influences of Ocarinistico Budriese Group, particularly Fabio Galliani and Emiliano Bernagozzi, the idea of an ocarina festival in the Po Delta. The idea has seen its creation in April 2014, with the first edition of “Delta Ocarina Festival”, which resulted in the Polesine area musicians and ocarina manufacturers from various parts of the world. Experience Ocarina Delta Festival was then repeated with the second edition of 2016. The Group Ocarinistico Grillara components are: ocarina DO 7 Andrea Smiderle ocarina ocarina DO SOL 6 Raffaele Spinello 5 Paola Bellettato all ‘ocarina SOL 4 Milena Fusetto ocarina DO 3 Mario Marafante ocarina SOL 2 Silvia Camisotti ocarina DO 1 Chiara Parolo.
Ocarine Gaggle (Italy)
The Gaggle Ocarinas born as a group of friends with the curiosity to discover the ocarina and the world that belongs to her. They experience a wide repertoire of music, from folk music to Renaissance, from movie soundtracks and classical music.
Note d’Argilla (Italy)
The group “Clay Notes” Delta del Po, is an ocarina and piano quintet recently founded; born in 2016, offers a repertoire of dances from around the world, both songs belonging to the classical culture characteristic of the folk tradition. C1 Gildo Turolla; G2 Mario Marafante; C3 Laura Cacchetti; Sol 4 Raffaele Spinello; Do5 Paola Bellettato; Pf. Gessica Reddi.
Noble Ocarina Ensemble (South Korea)
The Noble Ocarina Ensemble was founded in 2010 with the intention of bringing together the best performers of South Korea in order to promote the development of ensemble music throughout the country through the use of the ocarina, a popular instrument of Italian origin . The Noble Ocarina Ensemble began his musical journey under the guidance of Maestro Emiliano Bernagozzi, great expert on this instrument, then continuing educational activities with Jongkeun Lee. Jongkeun JongWeon Lee Lee and his brother are the founders of the largest manufacturer factory ocarinas of South Korea, the Noble Ocarina Company Hongseoung. The Noble Ocarina Company is spreading across South Korea of its instruments of very high quality, along with original scores and music arrangements of all kinds in order to promote the emergence of so many Settimini of ocarinas and to ensure that ‘ ocarina is increasingly used in schools. In addition, the Noble Ocarina Company from 2010 organizes Festival and ocarina international competitions. The septet Noble in recent years has toured to great success in several countries of the world such as China, Japan, Taiwan and Italy. It has two CDs. Names of musicians Septet: 김진성 KIM/JINSUNG 모은혜 MO/EUNHYE 변윤선 BEON/YOUNSEON 김미경 KIM/MIKYUNG 정정자 JEONG/JEONGJA 장목영 JANG/MOKYOUNG 서미림 SEO/MI RIM
Solisti (South Korea)
Un Po di ocarine (Italy)
Tradition and passion are the right words to describe the amateur group “A Ocarinas Po”. The link with tradition is evident from the chosen name, which contains the reference to the Po river whose course characterizes the territory of membership of the group. The tradition also expresses itself in the participation of Benvenuto Fecchio, son of the historian builder ocarinas Grillara, Idelmo, and his family: his wife Giuseppina Pennoni and daughters Clare and Jade. Welcome continues the tradition of his father in the construction of ocarinas and his family runs the museum / laboratory “L’Ocarina” in Grillara (RO). The obvious passion for the ocarina of the Leeson family, in 2015 he met the desire to experiment with the other members of the group: Beautiful Victorian, Babila Belluco, Emanuela From Montà, Dante Massarenti, Lidia Santin and Helga Tagliatti. Coming from different musical experiences, some of the band approached for the first time the language of music they are learning thanks to the study of the ocarina in collaboration with the association “City of Music” of Cuttack. The group, with the conduct of Paola Bellettato and collaboration of Raffaele Spinello, performing traditional folk songs and popular songs from different musical.
G.O.B. – Gruppo Ocarinistico Budriese (Italy)
The Gruppo Ocarinistico Budriese (G.O.B.) has carried foreward a more than century old tradition which has linked Budrio now and forever to the ocarina. The Gruppo Ocarinistico Budriese has inherited the musical tradition of the ocarina groups present in Budrio over the years, paying particular attention to the creation of a new repertoire. The GOB group has been active for many years performing at more than 1000 concerts in Italy and abroad and has recorded numerous CD’s. International engagements include: concert tours in Australia (1987, 1996, 2000); Argentina (1990), Chile (1990,1999), Venezuela (1991), United States (1994), China (2014, with a concert at the NCPA in Beijing), South Korea (2010, 2012, 2014, 2015), Japan (2014, 2015), Costarica and Nicaragua (2015) and numerous concerts throughout Europe. Live concerts at Radio3 RAI (2014) RSI (Radio della Svizzera Italiana) (2014) e WDR (Germania) (2015). WEB: www.gobitalia.it
Scuola Comunale di Ocarina Vincenzino Grimaldi(Budrio – Italy)
The Municipal School of Ocarina supported by the Municipality of Budrio and managed by the Diapason Music Projects guarantees the continuity of the study of the instrument invented in Budrio, raising awareness, through research projects in local schools and by organizing afternoon classes, knowledge and the study of the ocarina for kids, teens and adults. The festival will present several ocarinistiche formations, from the children of the first courses to adults, as well as OKITAMB, instrumental group created in collaboration with classes of guitars and percussion in the School of Music and of course by Ocarina. Moreover, this year, at the opening of the Festival will participate in all classes of Ocarinando project, a project of Music Education aimed at primary school Budrio, Mezzolara and Vedrana, which for over a decade is made free in the schools of the.
Ocarina Ensemble (Italy)
Budrio Ocarina Ensemble is a septet of ocarinas made up of young men and women united by their passion for music played on an instrument that smacks of home. In fact, in 1853, it was invented in Budrio ocarina, the protagonist of the group’s concerts terracotta tool. Inspired by the spirit that accompanied the ocarina of the 800 players who made do the music taken from operas instead of simply playing only polkas and mazurkas, Ocarina Ensemble explores the possibilities offered by the musical instrument, inserting in the repertoire of traditional arrangements of classical authors such as Donizetti, Verdi and Rossini, more modern artists like the Beatles, popular soundtracks and contemporary songs, taken from geographically distant musical traditions. Currently it consists of: Erica Buldini, Caterina Campi, Adele Gentili, Giorgia Look, Cristian Paolini, Tomas Pasqualotto, Francesco Quaiotto, Federica Taglioli and Elena Venturoli. Ocarina Ensemble is directed by Maestro Marco Venturuzzo and was born from the “Scuola Comunale di Ocarina V. Grimaldi” promoted by Diapason Music Projects and the City of Budrio, which aims to maintain and innovate the repertoire of music ocarina for teaching the instrument to new generations. The group has already realized some tours abroad: in Germany, in Hungary on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the twinning between Gyula and Budrio, in 2016 in Chile. In 2016 he released “The land that sounds”, the first album the group recorded in magnificent setting of the Teatro Consorziale of Budrio.
Kurt Posch and Tonpfiff Ensemble (Austria)
Kurt Posch – Okarina maker since 1993 (Austria). This year Kurt and his beloved wife Edith will be in Budrio with a musical project linked to the Austrian folk music. This is what Kurt think of the ocarina: “the ocarina is a fascinating and challenging instrument. Self-taught, I am building the classical concert – ocarina. From the beginning, it was my goal to build ocarinas which have a fine sound, perfect mood and a balanced intonation. The model Budrio, Model Plus with the leading tone H or ocarinas in any key are built by me. Orders for special models give my work always new incentives. In an experimental program I’m working on Doppelokarinen and Piccolo – mouthpieces tone for Flutes. This work is a challenge in my exchanges with musicians and Okarina makers from around the world is a welcome help for me. I am happy to give my knowledge in Masterclasses to show other people that this simple tool can exert an incredible fascination”.
Settimino dell’Oca Rina (Italia)
The Septet Goose Rina was born from the search for an original music project of Daniel (C1) that was able to engage in this ensemble a group of friends all musicians and teachers. The result is a close-knit group and very “colorful” that despite his young age, already has to his credit some investments in important festivals and seasons of the Venetian and national scene. Thus it formed the group aims to spread the tradition ocarinistica Budriese in various contexts and to use this beautiful strumentocome first musical approach for young and old.
Giorgio Pacchioni (Italy)
Born in Emilia-Romagna, fond of the cultural traditions of his homeland and a classically trained musician, he plays the Ocarina since the 60s, learning mainly by himself. In the early 80s he started to build the first Ocarinas entirely by hand, a technique that he keeps using by analyzing and studying the ancient tools of the first brilliant Ocarina builders of Budrio and by following the great advice of the Ocarinas manufacturer A. Mignani of Budrio. At the same time he founded the chamber music group “The boun and the Strapazzoun”, dedicated to performances of folk music from Emilia-Romagna and its dance style compositions. Later he founded the “Ensemble 900″ with whom he performs the classical repertoire of Budrio’s historical ocarinas with the public and critique’s approval. He plays of course, in one person, the various historical figures related to Italian ocarina culture: 1) Manufacturer and designer of new models such as the ocarinas of various harmoy nature, such as: Ocarina cornet, Ocarina zampogna, Ocarina to third twins, Ocarina multicamera-P (double, triple and quadruple). 2) Performer and conductor of ocarina groups (see the list below for record and digital recordings). 3) Composer and arranger of many musical sheets for different ocarinas, for educational, classical and experimental purposes.
MOG – Molinella Ocarina Group (Italy)
The Molinella Ocarina Group (Mog), born in 2012, is made up of young musicians from Bologna, all multi-instrumentalists, and by the constitution are continuing the tradition of the ocarina both nationally and internationally. From 2015 Mog has given the association. The formation includes: Luca Quaglia (1st ocarina in C), Doralice Minghetti (2nd ocarina in G), Valentina Gnudi (3rd ocarina in C), Sageevan Sarwanatham (4th ocarina in G), Eunseong Oh (5th ocarina in C), Eugenia Macchia (6th ocarina in sol), Alberto Ciarrocca (7th ocarina in C) to these are added the Master Emiliano Bernagozzi that, in addition to playing with the group, acts as an artistic director and realizes all the arrangements / adaptations for ocarina of tracks proposed by the group. The Master Emiliano Bernagozzi, former principal flute of the Teatro Regio in Parma, continues in his concert music activities room, which combines the activity of teacher of flute, ocarina and chamber music at the music school ‘The Storm’ Bentivoglio and Moline, both in the Bolognese. The other members of the group, in addition to continuing the regular higher education, are completing training in music Martini Conservatory of Bologna and Frescobaldi of Ferrara. The Molinella Ocarina Group in a few years has put in game bag several dozen concerts both nationally and internationally. He works as a group Bentivoglio Orchestra, orchestra where they also play the individual components of the Mog. You recently (January 2017) in collaboration with the Plectrum Orchestra Gino Neri, directed by Giorgio Fabbri. It has already made four tours in the Far East. After the first experience in South Korea in 2014, it made landfall in Taiwan (July 2016) and Japan (July 2016) and then replicate in South Korea (September 2016). The Mog won in 2015 the first prize for the folk music section at the International Music Competition Gioacchino Rossini in Pesaro room and, above all, the first prize at the same Rossini International Competition. But no group of popular music / Italian folk had managed to win a first prize in an International Chamber Music Competition. In the same year the Molinella Ocarina Group was awarded the first prize for popular music at the International Competition Valtidone (Pc) and the Special Jury Prize at the National Competition of Portsmouth Agostini (Fe). In January 2017 the Mog is the winner of Bologna’s announcement for music globalization.
Luca Carnevali (Italy)
David Erick Ramos (USA)
A native of San Antonio, TX, David was introduced to the Ocarina through the 1998 Nintendo video game, “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”. After receiving his first Ocarina back in 2000, he played as a hobby until 2007 when he began posting music videos on Youtube.com, quickly gaining a large following. He now has over 50 million video views and over 166,000 subscribers on Youtube. With a collection of nearly 200 ocarinas from the last 160 years, David has toured the country educating the public on the history and development of the instrument, as well as teaching thousands of people how to play the ocarina with his educational video series, “OcTalk!”. David initiated the first major US Ocarina Gathering in 2009, held in Seattle, WA, which was sponsored by Songbird Ocarinas and SMule Inc. He also represented the United States when he attended the 2011 and 2015 International Ocarina Festival in Budrio, Italy. Since 2012, David has partnered with JMP Productions and Nintendo of America to present a series of ocarina workshops in New York City as part of a promotion for the traveling concert tour, “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” and occasionally performs as an opening act for the concert performances. In 2013, David successfully raised over $23,000 via crowdfunding for his debut studio album, “Leave Luck to Heaven”, with 10 of the tracks being original compositions. He toured the United States in 2014 to promote the album.
Mark (Ma-ku) Chan
One lazy afternoon in 2012, Mark was browsing the web for recorder performances. While searching, he stumbled upon an ocarina video of somebody playing one of his favorite songs. Amazed by the sound of the ocarina, he went to the local music shop and bought himself his first ocarina. And that’s how his musical journey with the ocarina began. Since then he has been involved with the ocarina community, organizing meetups, participating in discussions online, and traveling the world to meet other ocarina players and enthusiasts alike. Currently residing in Baltimore, MD (USA), Mark plays ocarina at local flute circles, concerts, open mics, and various trade show conventions across the country to promote the ocarina as a musical instrument.
He graduated in 1977 in clarinet and conducting at the University of Chisinau. From 1972 to 1984 he was part of the national Moldovan Orchestra as clarinet,, taragot and kaval player. He currently resides in Italy. He falls in love ocarina in 2007. His dream is to found an ocarina septet in Moldova Rupublic. For the first time at the Festival of Budrio, Serghiei will perform with his wife (accordionist).
Oystein Hagas (Norway)
Manufacturer of ocarinas and musician - www.ocarina.no