Annalaura Tortora – Assistant Director

Annalaura Tortora born in Salerno, after receiving her high school Diploma in Science, obtained her Degree in Violin in 2005, with brilliant results under the guidance of Prof. Alessandro Perpich. In 2009, she was selected for a Master in Violin offered by Banca S.Paolo, with prof. Salvatore Accardo, for special edition in his native town of Naples. She also studied with Prof. Carlo Chiarappa, Alexis Galpérine, Krzysztokf Wegrzyn, Maurizio Sciarretta, Zakhar Bron and Rocco Filippini, with whom she received her degree in Chamber Music at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome.

In 2014, she obtained a Specialization in Violin, with Hedy Kerpitchian and Marina Chiche at the Conservatoire de Musique de Strasbourg in France, where she also had the possibility to deepen her Baroque and Contemporary repertoire. She studied orchestral repertoire with prof. Stefano Pagliani and the solo repertoire with Sherry Kloss, former assistant of Jascha Heifetz. She collaborates with her to develop Individual Style, and promulgate the Jascha Heifetz Legacy in Italy. In 2007, she was invited as the only Italian violinist to the prestigious German Academy Collegium Musicum in Pommersfelden, as Chamber Musician and Orchestra Professor.

She has won several National and International competitions as Soloist and in Duo with piano. In 2012 she toured the USA and Panama, with the Mission Chamber Orchestra, recording baroque music for Sota and giving Violin Masterclasses for local Institutions in Panama. She won several auditions and collaborates with many important orchestras such as Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Opéra National du Rhin, Arena di Verona Philharmonic, Theatre Carlo Felice of Genova, Theatre San Carlo of Napoli, Orchestra of Padova and Veneto, Theatre Maggio Fiorentino in Florence, Philharmonic Arturo Toscanini of Parma.

Devoted to chamber music, she regularly plays in duos, piano trios, and small chamber ensembles performing in Italy and Europe in collaboration with Association Agimus, MusicFor, and Foundation Résonnance, as Soloist and Concertmaster of Ensemble Lirico Italiano. She also worked for Salerno University as Music Educator and as a member of the Contemporary Ensemble.

She dedicates herself with passion to teaching, and is a representative in Italy, of the Jascha Heifetz Society. Through her didactic development of the Individual Style, she continues to research technique, study methods, interpretative and stylistic choices, that are adapted to the individual student, while updating didactic methods from childhood to professional preparation.