MaurizioRoccaBMaurizio Rocca first studied violin at the Conservatory "V. Bellini", Palermo, with Salvatore Cicero. While still quite young he joined the Giovani Cameristi Siciliani, a string orchestra founded by his teacher and with which he participated in numerous concerts throughout Italy and Europe as both soloist and ensemble member. He studied the symphonic repertoire with Maestro Giuseppe Prencipe, performing with the Italian Youth Orchestra in 1983/84 and in 1988/89, and with the Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in 1988.
In Trapani he participated in the first and second courses of analysis and interpretation held by Maestro E. Sollima in 1986 and 1987, and he played in the concluding concerts.
Particularly drawn to chamber music, he founded the Quartet Ars Nova in 1987 under the guidance of Maestro Carlo Pozzi, with whom he collaborates regularly. He [and his quartet colleagues] participated in master classes at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena with Maestro Pietro Farulli, and at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole with Maestro Milan Skampa. In 1997 [the Quartet Ars Nova] performed the last six quartets of Beethoven in a season organized by the Associazione Amici della Musica di Palermo, winning a broad critical and public consensus.
In 1998 he attend master classes for chamber music with Maestro Felix Ayo and Maestro Lya De Barberiis.

He has worked as concert master in opera and symphonic ensembles such as the Sicilian Ars Nova Youth Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra Franco Ferrara, the OMC - Contemporary Music Orchestra, and since 2006 he works with the Orchestra Gianandrea Gavazzeni of Darfo Boario Terme (BS).

As concert master he has played, among other, for Marco Tamburini, Christian Escoudé, Ruggiero Mascellino, Marco Fornaciari, Paola Cigna, Marta Moretto, Noemi, Sagi-Rei, Stefania Cafaro, Sergio Vespertino, Carlo Torlontano, Paolo Fresu, Giuseppe Milici, Mimmo Cuticchio, Desirée Rancatore, Eleonora Abbagnato, Andrea Braido, Adam Rudolph.

In 2009 he participated in the festival "La Macchina dei Sogni", performing the premiere of incidental music written by Giacomo Cuticchio for performances of a cycle of Sicilian-puppet shows.
He is professor of violin at Palermo’s Conservatory of Musica "A. Scarlatti", and he performs as concert master with its symphony orchestra. He is coordinator, concert master and soloist with the "Orchestra da Camera Salvatore Cicero" of the Palermo Conservatory.

In 2012 he has recorded the CD Colours Inside, together with the pianist Dorotea Cei, a project to promote works for violin and piano by sicilian contemporary composers.
In recent years he has increasingly closer to contemporary music, jazz and pop, and he has participated in the development of music production and live performance.

He is part of GliArchiEnsemble, a group with which he has performed performances in Italy and abroad.

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