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From Italy with Love
Celebrating October - Month of Italian Culture in New York


 Attend the show, which evokes the smell of Italian grapes, and feels like a Sicilian breeze

From Italy with Love concert returns to New York, featuring the Award-Winning Apulia Brass Band, pianist Giovanni Calabrese, and trombonist from Foggia Conservatory, Giuseppe De Marco. 

Where? When?

October 29th, 5:oo PM. Good-Shepherd Faith Presbyterian Church - 152 W 66th St, New York, NY 


You will hear favorite melodies by Andrea Bocelli, Ennio Morricone, and opera arias by Rossini, Bellini, and Puccini, as well as Italian traditional songs. The concert is produced by an American virtuoso pianist, Michael Bulychev-Okser.


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Piano, United States

Artistic Director - Classical Hugs and Gershwin Competition


5 Virtuoso Trombonists


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Professor - Foggia Conservatory - Italy


Pianist and Artistic Director - Associazione di Mozart, Tricase, Italy

The APULIA PIANO BRASS ENSEMBLE is a collaboration between the Association of High Musical Culture W. A. Mozartof Tricase and the Conservatory "U. Giordano" of Foggia with the intention of providing young musicians and graduates with opportunities for artistic growth and learning. 
Artistic Directors of the Ensemble are Giuseppe De Marco of the Conservatory "U. Giordano" and Giovanni Calabrese of the Association "Mozart". The Ensemble has a winter tour in Puglia from Gargano to Salento, it held a concert at the Stuttgart Parliament (Germany) on behalf of the Italian
Institute of Culture. The repertoire ranges from opera arias to soundtracks that have made the history of film music through the songs of the Neapolitan and Apulian traditions.

Giuseppe De Marco, born in Tricase (LE) on 19.08.1972, began his studies at the "CRSEC" with Maestro
Giuseppe De Giorgi and graduated in Trombone, and in 1993 at the "Conservatory of State
Music" Tito Schipa in Lecce with Maestro Giuseppe Candido. He then continued his studies with Maestro Andrea Conti (1st Trombone at the "Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia").
In 2010 he attended the seminar Alessi, held by Joseph Alessi (1st trombone of the New York
Philharmonic). Since 1996 he has been 1st Trombone of the "Orchestra of the ICO Foundation" Tito Schipa "of Lecce". He has worked and collaborated with numerous institutional associations such as Petruzzelli di Bari, Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia, and Orchestra Internazionale Italia. He has also worked with many conductors such as P. Bellugi, G. Kuhn, D. Renzetti, A. Ceccato, R. Bonynge, V. Delmann, A. Guingal, S. Ranzani, G. Györyvanyi Rath, E. Mazzola, H Schellenberger, F.Luisi, S. Accardo, M. Panni, A. Pappano, Danielle Gatti, Sir J. Conlon and many others.
He has recorded numerous CDs and participated in several television broadcasts on Rai Uno, Canale 5;
He is also a soloist and is part of several chamber music groups such as the Ensemble del Sud, directed by Maestro Marcello Panni.
From 2002 to 2014 he was a professor of Trumpet and Trombone at the " Conservatory of Music of Ceglie Messapica, part of the Conservatory of State Music, Tito Schipa of Lecce. Currently, he is a professor of Trombone at the Umberto Giordano Conservatory in Foggia.

Giovanni Calabrese graduated brilliantly in piano and graduated in chamber music under the guidance of Professor Mariagrazia De Leo at the Conservatory "T. Schipa" in Lecce.
Mr. Calabrese is president of the Association of High Musical Culture "W. A. Mozart" and artistic director of the International Artistic Centre of the Mediterranean, of the International Artistic Festival Artistic Harmonies, and of the International Competition "Musicarte". He was the artistic director of the Salento stages of the ICMC Festival (Positano, Paris, and Shanghai). He has more than one hundred concerts both as a soloist and in the formation of vocal and instrumental chamber music.
Giovanni Calabrese has performed in Italy, as well as in Belgium, Germany, and the United States among other countries. He specializes in performances of songs by Apulian authors and is
appreciated for his interpretations of contemporary music.

Michael Bulychev-Okser is an internationally acclaimed American pianist, composer, pedagogue, and producer.

Hailed by the New York Times as “enticing and brilliant”, Michael has performed thousands of solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts on some of the world’s most prestigious stages, including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), La Salle Pleyel (Paris), Wigmore Hall (London), Heichal Hatarbut (Tel Aviv), The Saal Palace (Alexandria), IBK Concert Hall (Seoul) and Centermex Theater (Monterrey).

He has collaborated with conductors including Kynan Johns, Jose Miguel Rodilla, and Robert Lehrbaumer.

He also has an extensive discography and a forthcoming release with Odradek and Convivium Records.

An avid chamber musician, Michael Bulychev-Okser collaborated with Yuja Wang, Olga Kern, Daniel Pollack, Shlomo Mintz, Albert Markov, Miriam Davis, Raphael Wallfisch and Colin Carr.

Michael is a guest artist at numerous music festivals, competitions, and concert series in England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Poland, Mexico, Israel, Estonia, Latvia, Georgia, Ukraine, Austria, Finland, Lithuania, South Korea, China, Serbia, Singapore, and the United States. 22/23 highlights include orchestral engagements with Shlomo Mintz, solo recitals in France, Italy, and Spain, and masterclasses at

Chopin University in Warsaw and Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

 A recipient of “Who’s Who in Music”, Bulychev-Okser has been featured on CBS and Channel 12,

WQXR and WWFM radio stations, in addition to international media: TV3 (Estonia),

RAI 1 (Italy), TV1 (Russia), and Nippon TV (Japan).

As a producer, Bulychev-Okser organizes various international music events: the Gershwin International Music Competition in New York and the Classical Hugs Music Festival in Estonia.

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