TRIO DEL GARDA has begun its activity in 2006 with the aim to appraise and enlarge the repertoire for a particular ensemble, using its own transcriptions of pieces belonging to various kinds of repertoire and promoting the production of new original compositions. In addition to a considerable concert activity, the Trio has already recorded three CD. It includes musicians living in the area of the lake of Garda, with a long experience in the solo, chamber and orchestral repertoire: the flautist Mauro Scappini is one of the most highly regarded flautist right now in Italy and abroad. The newspaper La Suisse writes: “…il a une diction élégante, un jeu pur, un sense nuancé des Styles et des oeuvres. Et l’on aime pour la volupté de ses interprétations et la joie malicieuse qu’il donne...”. The reviews about him underline great expressive gift, based on full beauty of the sound and great natural phrasing. He graduated with honours from Brescia Conservatory in 1980 with Bruno Cavallo and since then has attended Master Classes with such renowned flautists as Jean Pierre Rampal, A. Marion e A. Adorjan. After winning prizes in national and international competitions, in 1980 he won an important flute competition in Palmi and in the same year the competition for first flute in Orchestra Angelicum in Milan (now named Milano Classica ). In addition to working with the most important national theatres and orchestras including the Teatro alla Scala, he plays solo recitals and concerts with orchestras in Italy, Europe and the USA, always to great critical and public acclaim. He’s recorded for ASV, Sipario Dischi and Biesse Records and he’s a producer for Italian label Thymallus Records . He currently teaches flute in the State Conservatory in Brescia. The clarinetist Bruno Righetti graduated in 1980 at the Verona Conservatory with M° Alfio Gerbi, following which he specialized with Paolo Budini and Hans Deinzer. He began to play concerts as a soloist in 1977 after the prize at Stresa Competition and the selection for musicians in International Orchestra at Barga di Lucca. So he played as a soloist with the following Orchestras : “Camerata Veneta”, “G. Torelli”, “A. Pedrollo”, “F. E. dell’Abaco”, performing the Concerts by Rossini, Mercadante, Stamitz, Baerman. In 1979 he won the audition for Arena di Verona and worked with this theatre for some years. In 1983 he won the audition for Orchestra ORT in Florence with which he worked until 1985 when he won the competition for Orchestra of Teatro San Carlo in Naples he worked until 2003. He played with famous conductors (Sinopoli, Maazel, Pretre, Barshai, Oren...). Bruno Righetti has worked as clarinet teacher in some Italian Conservatories (Benevento, Avellino, Potenza, Frosinone, Foggia and Bolzano) and now he teaches in Reggio Calabria Conservatory and works with these Orchestras: Fondazione Teatro Toscanini in Parma, Radio of Lugano, Pomeriggi musicali in Milan, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Virtuosi Italiani. Eros Roselli graduated in guitar with top marks at the Brescia Conservatory under the guidance of Ruggero Chiesa following which he has taken part in Masterclasses with M. Barrueco, A. Gilardino, E. Fisk and D. Russell. He came to the forefront thanks to the prizes and awards he won at numerous International competitions ("F. Sor" in Rome, Festival of 20th Century Music in Lagonegro, "S. A. R. la Infanta Doña Cristina" (Fundaciòn Guerrero) in Madrid and Barcelona "Maria Canals". Eros Roselli has recorded chamber and solo music for guitar (works by Giuliani, Vivaldi, Paganini, Bach, Diabelli, Boccherini and Sor). American Record Guide has written: “ superb Italian guitarist Eros Roselli [...] is a first-rate musician and he offers probing interpretations of even the most unassuming miniatures, employing his supple sense of phrasing, pristine articulation, and full tone to remarkably satisfying effect”. Director of the State Conservatory in Mantova between November 2010 and October 2013, he teaches classical guitar in the same Institute, works as a composer and has made a lot of transcriptions for different chamber groups with guitar too. Eros Roselli has given guitar master classes in Denmark, Scotland, Austria, Germany, Spain, Slovakia and Lithuania. In 1984 he took a degree in sociology at the University of Trento when he wrote a thesis on contemporary music. He's author of musicological papers on guitar literature and of a book dedicated to the reform of the Italian Conservatories of music.