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Violinist and violist Serena Scibelli, a native of Italy, she is faculty at the University of North Georgia and currently maintaining a national and international active schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and educator .
She has performed across United States, Europe, Russia, Latin American, and Arabian Peninsula in theatre such as La Scala, Wiener Musikverein, Royal Opera House Muscat, Teatro Real de Madrid, Theatro Sao Pedro de Porto Alegre and she has had the honor to work with conductors and musicians such as Gianandrea Noseda, John Axelrod, Valerio Galli, Mikhail Tatarnikov, Antonello Manacorda, Jose Luis Gomez, Mischa Maisky, Jordan Bellincampi, Ottavio Dantone, David Abell, Ari Pelto, Imre Pallo', and Arthur Fagen.
At the age of 14, Scibelli began performing in chamber ensembles, and from 2014 she is collaborating with University of Georgia and University of North faculty members. Advocate for contemporary music, Scibelli has premiered over 100 from solo to orchestra works and is releasing her solo album in 2021 and another in Duo with the saxophone player Dr. Shawna Pennock.
From 2004 she works and has been a finalist for audition in orchestras such as South Carolina Symphony, Venice Symphony FL, Macon Symphony Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Felice Theatre of Genova, Pomeriggi Musicali of Milano, AsLiCo-Theatre of Como, Puccini Opera Festival, and Orchestra Theatre of Chieti. She has appeared as soloist with several orchestras, including the Venice Symphony in Florida, the Athens Symphony Orchestra in Georgia and the ARCO Chamber Orchestra in Athens, GA.
During her musical education, Scibelli has received numerous awards. The most recents, from 2012 to 2018 she was the recipient of a full time Graduate Assistantship from the University of Georgia and in 2015 and 2016 she received the Jan Fowler-Cross scholarship and the Director's Excellence Award from the UGA School of Music In recognition of exemplary scholarship, musicianship, service, and leadership at the graduate level.
An enthusiast teacher, Dr. Scibelli is Faculty at the University of North Georgia for the violin and viola studio, music appreciation classes, and she is the Assistant Director of the UNG orchestra. She coached chamber music for the UGA Chamber Music Society and giving master classes, clinics, and performances at high schools, universities and music schools throughout the United States and Europe, including The University of Nevada-Las Vegas, The University of Georgia, Georgia Gwinett College, Berry College, Fort Lewis College, Mill Creek High School, among others. During the summer, Dr. Scibelli teaches for the GT Oxford Summer Program with performances and lectures in the main European cities.
Advocating for education and the importance of the arts, Serena Scibelli is serving as faculty for the HEART MUSIC and she is in a board member and culture curator for Athica - Athens Institute for Contemporary Art.
Dr. Scibelli graduated at age 18 from from the Conservatory L. Cherubini of Florence, and after it, she obtained a Master's Degree at the Conservatory A. Steffani of Castelfranco Veneto. She continued post-graduate studies with a Second Master of Musical Arts in violin performance and a Doctorate at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia.