Elena Ricci received her Bachelor and Master in 2017 in Flute at the Conservatory A. Casella of L’Aquila with P. Rossi and a in 2019/2020 Ist and IInd level Master at the Conservatory G. Verdi of Milan with Mazzanti. She attended Flute and Piccolo Masterclasses with Ferreira, Verhoyen, Loi, Mazzanti, Morris, Rossi, Gudrun Hinze, Rena Urso, Beynon, Formisano, de Reede, Campitelli, Ancillotti, Pretto , Dalsant, Taballione, Bennett. She has collaborated as Second Flute and Piccolo with prestigious Italian Theatres and orchestras such as Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Opera Theatre Orchestra in Florence, Carlo Felice Opera Theatre Orchestra in Genoa, Fondazione Lirico Sinfonica Petruzzelli Opera Theatre in Bari, Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, Grosseto Symphony Orchestra and Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese in L’Aquila under the baton of De Lorenzo, Morricone, Bernàcer, Brogli – Sacher, Vaupotic, Emilsson, Piovani, Palumbo, Galli, Ciampa, Castriota Skanderbeg, Windfuhr, Veleno, Marasco. She has been awarded in many National and International Competitions such as Severino Gazzelloni International Competition, “Riviera Etrusca” National competition in Piombino, Arts National Competition in Matera and “Premio Crescendo” Competition in Florence.
Julie Romestant is a french flute and piccolo player. She began her academic studies in France, before moving to Germany to study with Mario Caroli in Freiburg im Breisgau’s Musikhochschule, where she graduated in 2020. She’s currently a student of Silvia Careddu in Strasbourg’s Conservatory, France.
She had the opportunity to take part in many Masterclasses with renowned flutists, such as Michel Moragues, Julien Beaudiment, Stéphane Réty, Hyeri Yoon, Adriana Ferreira, Virgile Aragau, Loïc Schneider, Aldo Baerten and Sébastian Jacot.
She has been a prizewinner of several piccolo competitions, such as the International Vatelot-Rampal Competition in Paris (1st Prize), and the International Flute Competition Severino Gazzelloni in Pescara, Italy (3rd Prize).
She was also invited to play with several students orchestras as well as with professional orchestras, such as the Ensemble Itinéraire, the Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg, the International Orchestra Academy Schloss-Hundisburg, the Neue Philharmonie Berlin, the Junge Norddeutsche Philharmonie and the Animato Foundation Orchestra.