Luca Caserta is an experienced Executive, Board Member, CFO and CIO at large multinational companies and investment banks. He has worked in the UK, US and Italy and developed projects in different sectors such as Capital Goods, Digital Innovation, Culture and Education. Mr. Caserta spent first part of his career in the Investment Banking working for JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch and Friedman Billings Ramsey. He held senior role positions in large multinational groups such as Valentino Fashion Group and Prysmian Group, he led the IPO of Prysmian Group in 2007 and Valentino Fashion Group in 2005. He ranked top tier of Institutional Investors All Europe Executive Team for six consecutive years from 2008 to 2013.
Following her sensational debuts at the Tokyo Opera City, the Carnegie Hall & the Royal Albert Hall, Aisa Ijiri has established herself as one of the award-winning concert pianists, giving regular recitals and concerto performances at prestigious venues including the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Stockholm Konserthuset, Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall, Kioi Hall, Izumi Hall. Her concerts have been broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Television 1, BBC Radio 3 and CNN Worldwide. She is the Founder & Artistic Director of the Tokyo International Piano Association, the Montecatini International Piano Competition and the Honorary Representative of the Royal College of Music, London. She is the Founder & Artistic Director of the Tokyo International Piano Association, the Montecatini International Piano Competition, she is Honorary Representative of the Royal College of Music, London and Steinway Artist.
Director, Music Festival & Academy
Born in Nice, French pianist Nicolas Bringuier is one of the most brilliant artists of his generation. Laureate of the prestigious Robert Schumann International Competition, Visiting Professor at Inje University of Busan in South Korea, artistic director of festivals, he is invited to perform as a soloist in particular at the Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus in Berlin, at the Musikverein in Vienna , at the Salle Gaveau in Paris, at the Auditorio de Madrid or at the Seoul Arts Center. His career as a soloist and teacher has taken him to most of Europe, the United States, China, South Korea and in Japan.
Director, Academy & Music
Antonio Artese holds a Diploma in Pianoforte Principale from the Rome Conservatory “Santa Cecilia”; a Degree in Theoretical Philosophy from the University of Chieti; and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from University of California, Santa Barbara. A multifaceted pianist, composer, promoter of musical projects in higher-education, he has directed international study centres of major U.S. universities in Italy. An expert in digital technologies, he is the founder of Spectra Enterprises, the Florentia Consort in Florence, and the founder and artistic director of the Argiano Baroque Music Festival. Antonio Artese is currently the Dean of the Chigiana Global Academy Programs.
Director, Theatre & Music
Maria is an art market professional with over 30 years’ experience in the art world. She started her career in museums – National Museum of Catalan Art, MNAC, in Barcelona and at the Louvre in Paris- then moved to Sotheby’s Auction House in London. During her time at Sotheby’s, she participated in numerous auctions and gained experience in all aspects of the auction world with a focus on business and client development.
Maria is currently adjunct faculty at the Sotheby’s Institute in NYC where she teaches art market topics specializing in International Art Markets and the Auction Business.
She lectures regularly on art market trends at forums and universities such as Georgetown University (DC), Tsinghua university (Beijing), CENTRO (Mexico City) and many others. Maria is fluent in Spanish, Italian, French and English and is regular contributor to the “Giornale dell’Arte”, the Italian edition of the Art newspaper. She is a member of The International Art Market Studies Association, TIAMSA, and is involved with art charitable organizations.