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the flautist Sara Clanzig   
Born in 1979 in​ Gorizia, Italy, she started playing the flute at a ​very early age. In 1998 she graduated from the​ Music High School in Udine. She went on to​ study with​ Giorgio Marcossi at the Udine State Conservatory of Music “Jacopo Tomadini”, where she graduated in 2001. She also attended the​ Fiesole Music School, Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Symphony School in Lucca, and the Italian Conservatory of Lugano, Switzerland, where she studied with Mario Ancillotti and received her advanced degrees in 2008. Her flute teachers also​ include Stefano Parrino and Maurizio Valentini. She has also performed in masterclasses with Mario Ancillotti and Patrick Gallois.
She performs as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. Solo concerto performances have included the Bach Cantata BWV 211 (The Coffee Cantata), the Cimarosa Double Concerto for two flutes and the Domenico Carboni musical show “Verdi al Tettuccio” with the Opera Giocosa del Friuli-Venezia Giulia conducted by Severino Zannerini. 
She has premièred important new works by the​ composers​ Salvatore Sciarrino (“Il Cerchio Tagliato dei Suoni”, performed at Cividale del Friuli Mittelfest, Italy 1997), Emilio Galante (“Una linea?”, performed at the​ Falaut Festival, Cernusco sul Naviglio, Italy 2005), Marco Giommoni (Operas “Rumore” and “Cel[lul]le”, performed at Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte in Montepulciano, Italy 2005 & 2006) and Valter Sivilotti (Flute and Harp Concerto, performed in Pordenone, Italy 2009).
As chamber musician she performs in many groups including the “Ensemble Novecento e presente”, the Flute Quartet “Giorgio Mainerio” and some other small ensembles. She specialises in flute & guitar or​ flute & harp recitals. Her o​rchestral​ experience includes​ the Opera Giocosa del Friuli-Venezia Giulia, where she is the​ Principal Flautist​, orchestras “Naonis” and “San Carlo” in Pordenone, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia Symphonic Orchestra. She also collaborates with the Concert Band “Città di Gorizia” and Ricmanje Wind Orchestra. She has also appe​ared at the​ 41st Opera Barga Festival​ performing the Gaetano Giani Luporini opera “Da Capo” and some Puccini arias arranged for orchestra.
Her performances have also included radio & television recordings for​ RAI (Italy), Radio della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland), RTV (Slovenia), ORF (Austria) and CD & DVD recordings.
She currently teaches at the Cultural and Music Association in Farra d’Isonzo, Italy. During the summers of​ 2008 & 2009 she also gave​ chamber music masterclasses for “Musicagiovani” in Majano, Italy.


the oboist Marco Bernini  
Born and raised in Trieste, Italy, he studied oboe at the​ Trieste State Conservatory of Music “Giuseppe Tartini” with Luciano Glavina. He graduated in 1991 and later participat​ed in masterclasses with Hansjörg Schellenberger at the Accademia Musicale Chighiana in Siena.​ He has played in many symphony​ and wind orchestras including the​ Opera Giocosa del Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Nuova o​rchestra “Ferruccio Busoni”, I Cameristi Triestini, Trieste Wind Orchestra “Giuseppe Verdi” and Ricmanje Wind Orchestra. With the Trieste Opera Orchestra “Giuseppe Verdi” he has performed and recorded Brahms (Rinaldo) with conductor Charles Farncombe, Gluck (Orpheus and Euridice) with Peter Maag, Giordano (Fedora) with Kenneth Montgomery.
As soloist he has​ appeare​d in many chamber and symphonic concerts, especially ​performing the baroque repertoire. In the​ 2002-03 season he premiered the Oboe Concerto Op.22 by Paolo Pessina in Trieste and Palermo.
He is the founder and artistic director of the Quartet “Jean Françaix” (Oboe and String Trio). From 1999 to 2004 he worked as a​ freelance oboist in the Trieste State Conservatory Orchestra and Wind Chamber Ensemble.

the clarinetist Daniele Furlan             
Born in 1979 in​ Trieste, Italy, he started playing the clarinet at the age of 14, began studies with Giuliano Inchiostri at the​ Trieste State Conservatory of Music, where he graduated in 2001, and later continued his studies in Austria with Mate Bekavac and in Italy again with Fabrizio Meloni and Paolo Beltramini.
As an​ orchestral player, he is a member of the Opera Giocosa del Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trieste Philharmonic Orchestra “Giuseppe Verdi”, I Cameristi Triestini, Nuova o​rchestra “Ferruccio Busoni”, Karmelos Orchestra, Trieste State Conservatory Orchestra, Glasbena Matica Symphonic Orchestra, Concert Band “Città di Gorizia”, Trieste Concert Band “Giuseppe Verdi”, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Wind Orchestra “Da Capo” and Ricmanje Wind Orchestra.
Involved in many different musical genres, he also works with​ the Joplin Ragtime Orchestra and the Alfredo Lacosegliaz Patchwork Ensemble. As member of this orchestra he has appeared internationally at festivals in Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Bosna-Hercegovina.
At the International Mittelfest Festival in Cividale del Friuli, Italy,​ he took part​ in the première of the Secular Oratorio “Cergoleide” by Alfredo Lacosegliaz (2005), He has also performed at International Festival “I Giorni dell’Arte” (2004-08), the Blato Festival in Korčula, Croatia (2008) and broadcasted on the​ TV​ show “Annozero” on RAI2 (2006-07).
His recording credits include the CDs “Rag, Blues, Hot” with the Joplin Ragtime Orchestra (2006) and “Tre poeti del Friuli-Venezia Giulia” with the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Poetry Orchestra, music by Alfredo Lacosegliaz. He has also recorded for RTV Slovenija and TV Koper/Capodistria.


the bassoonist, composer and arranger Aljoša Tavčar

Three-time winner of the​ “Ignacij Ota” Composition Competition Award,​ composer Aljoša Tavčar is one of the most talented and active musicians of his generation of the Slovenian community living in Italy.
He is founder and artistic director of the NOMOS Ensemble, NOMOS Ensemble Wind Quartet and NOMOS Jazz ensemble, conductor and music director of the Pihalni orkester Ricmanje/Ricmanje Wind Orchestra. Born in 1971 in​ Trieste, Italy, he attended the Trieste State Conservatory of Music “Giuseppe Tartini”, where he studied bassoon with Vojko Cesar, and Music School Glasbena Matica “Marij Kogoj”, where he studied piano with Aleksander Rojc and composition with the Slovenian​ composer Aldo Kumar.
He performs in freelance orchestras and various chamber music groups.
​His experience includes the​ symphonic orchestras “Città di Trieste”, “Città di Monfalcone”, “Città di Portogruaro”, Musikfreunde Braunau-Simbach, Nuova orchestra “Ferruccio Busoni”, I Cameristi Triestini, Symphonic and Chamber Orchestra Ars Atelier, Symphonic Orchestra Glasbena Matica-SCVG Emil Komel. 
He has also played in various​ wind orchestras including the​ Concert Band “Città di Gorizia”, Trieste Concert Band “Giuseppe Verdi”, Prosek Wind Band and Kraška pihalna godba Sežana, Slovenia.
Since 1999 he has been​ a member of the Opera Giocosa del Friuli-Venezia Giulia orchestra​. 
H​e has performed and recorded many of the Mozart operas (Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, Il ratto dal serraglio, Die Zauberflöte), as well as ​the ​operas Pia de’ Tolomei by Donizetti, Signor Bruschino by Rossini, Il sasso pagano by Giulio Viozzi and Da Capo by Gaetano Giani Luporini, presented at​ the International Opera Barga Festival​, Italy,​ in summer 2008. With the Symphonic and Chamber Orchestra Ars Atelier conducted by Hilarij Lavrenčič he performed and recorded the operettas Kovačev študent by Vinko Vodopivec (2004) and Die Gräfin Maritza by Emmerich Kálmán (2009).
He has also performed the most important masterpieces​ of the sacred repertoire (including Mozart's ​Coronation Mass and Requiem​, Händel's ​Messiah and Puccini's​ Messa di Gloria) and the​ symphonic literature​ (Beethoven and Mozart symphonies, Mozart, Schumann and Grieg piano concertos, etc.). He has played​ in many of the most importan​t music venues in his area, including the Opera Theatre “Giuseppe Verdi”, Tripcovich Music Hall, “Kulturni dom” in Trieste, Cultural Center “Lojze Bratuž” and “Kulturni dom” in Gorizia, Town Thea​tre​ in Monfalcone, Slovenian Philharmonic Hall (Slovenska filharmonija) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His performances include also radio & television broadcasts and recordings.
He has recorded for the RAI Radio Televisione Italiana, RTV Slovenija, TV Koper/Capodistria, Pop TV, TV Primorka and the internet TV ​station Luxa TV. He also collaborated for many years with the Trieste State Conservatory Orchestra and Wind Chamber Ensemble as bassoo​n player, and with Glasbena Matica “Marij Kogoj” as pianist. 
He is also the arranger of most of the pieces performed by the NEWQ.

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