At the same time I felt a profound gratitude for those who, 70 or more years ago, in very difficult times, took charge of creating the competitions mentioned before, which for decades have represented a significant professional opportunity and turning point in the career of hundreds of young artists.
The fact that in Rome, famous for being the ‘cradle’ of the western culture, did not have a similar event, seemed unacceptable to me.
Hence here I am, with great determination and dedication, and very conscious of the fact that I still have a lot to learn, putting in effort to change things.
The hope is to gift the Capital of this country, of which I don’t possess the citizenship but grew up in and that holds a special place in my heart, the international competition of music that it deserves, for many years to come.
Welcome to Rome, welcome to the “Girolamo Fantini” International Trumpet Competition – second edition!