(10:00, Thursday 12 July, St Leonards Auditorium)
Enrica Birsa — Soprano and Alto Saxophone; Giuliano Poles — Piano Accompaniment
Enrica Birsa, born in Trieste (Italy) in 1989, began her musical studies when she was ten, and at nineteen graduated in saxophone with a first class degree under the guidance of M Fabrizio Paoletti at the Conservatory C Pollini in Padua. She is also a member of the Civic Woodwind Orchestra G Verdi in Trieste, Orchestra Giovanile Academia Symphonica in Udine and Jazz Band conducted by Klaus Gesing, where she plays alto and soprano saxophone. Enrica has participated in important national competitions where she was always among the winners and followed several master classes given by famous Italian and foreign teachers. She gives concerts as a soloist accompanied by piano and in various chamber music groups. In June 2011 Enrica graduated with honors from the Conservatory J. Tomadini in Udine. Since 2010 she has taught saxophone at «Caterina Percoto» Secondary School of Music in Udine.