Biography

MIRELLA PANTANO, musician. 
Working experiences: tv productions at MEDIASET, RAI, RAI INTERNATIONAL, in TV series and MOVIES
Musical Instruments: Flute in C, in G, Piccolo and Bass Flute,  Irish Flute and Bulgarian Flute Kaval.
NEWS: Latest new record the album "Sentimental Bass Flute" which will be distributed in the U.S.A. and presented in Florida in the next months.
Mirella Pantano started playing transverse flute when she was 10 years old. 
She obtained a bachelor’s degree in transverse flute at the Music School “Licinio Refice” in Frosinone, Italy. Besides helding solo concerts, she has been playing in symphonic orchestras, TV productions, and chamber groups.
She is also a flute teacher. 
She cooperates with several Italian and international musicians such as: Dan MORETTI e Garrison FAWELL del Berklee College of Music di Boston ( USA), Jenny B, Ennio MORRICONE, Massimo MANZI, Roberto PREGADIO. Vince TEMPERA,, Steven MERCURIO, Amii STEWART, Cecilia GASDIA, Angelica SEPE, Eric DANIEL, Chiara TAIGI,  Ruta SCIOGOLIOVAITE, Pablo COLINO, Albano CARRISI, Michael BOLTON, Paolo PONZIANO CIARDI Enrico CASTIGLIONE, Gianluca RENZI, Roman NICOLAEV Marco ZUCCARINIi Daniele PARIS, Cesare CROCI, Franco VASSELLI, Silvano BUSSOTTI , etc.  
Mirella Pantano took part to the following radio and tv productions: 
CANALE 5 - "La Corrida”: tv presenter Jerry Scotti; orchestra conduced by Roberto Pregadio, Vince Tempera, and Piero Pintucci - from 2002 to 2011 
RAI UNO - "Domenica In"; she took part to the orchestra conduced by Pippo Caruso with the bass flute 
CANALE 5 – sound-track tv series "I Liceali" 
RAI INTERNATIONAL -  2009 Christmas Concert in Rome with Ennio Morricone 
RAI UNO - "I Giovani incontrano l'Europa" with Silvano Bussotti 
RADIO UNO - "Concerto Trio Nuova Sinfonia", Program "Giovani Talenti " 
RAI UNO - "La vita in diretta" - tv presenter Michele Cucuzza; she participated to the tv show and created the signature tune
RETE QUATTRO - "La domenica del villaggio" -  tv presenter Davide Mengacci 
RAI DUE - "Piazza la domanda" - tv presenter Marisa Laurito 
She recorded the CD  "A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK" for solo flute and orchestra. Other recordings for Edipan include contemporary music pieces with flute and piccolo.  She also recorded some pieces in the album Cassical Contemporary Emotion Deneb Records flute G...
She has successfully participated to the following contests for flute and chamber music: Concorso Internazionale Città di Stresa, Concorso Internazionale Isola di Capri, Concorso Giovani Musicisti del Gargano, Concorso Nazionale Giovani Flautisti Napoli, Concorso Aram Roma, Concorso Nazionale EUR Spettacoli Viareggio, Concorso Maggio Musicale Aventino (RM), Concorso Nazionale di Taranto, Fiesole (FI)...
Her concert activities are intense as solo flutist in Paris and Miami, in chamber groups and orchestras with: Mirella Pantano flauto 5ET ,l'Ensemble di Rondò in costume d'epoca FANTASIA VENEZIANA, Ensemble di flauti MULTIPHONIA, Quartetto ARMONIA, trio MODERNO, trio NUOVA SINFONIA, Orchestra Sinfonica del Conservatorio Licinio Refice di Frosinone,  Orchestra Ottorino Respighi Direttore Daniele  Paris , Cesare Croci, Franco Vasselli, Orchestra  ARCHETTO di Ekaterinburg  (Russia) Directed by Romano Nicolaev, Orchestra de “La Corrida”, Music masters: Roberto Pregadio, Vince Tempera, Piero Pintucci.
She is a conductor at the Flute-Accademia-Orchestra since 2005 as well as a teacher and the artistic director at the Accademia Nazionale Flautistica Italiana. 
She is the interpreter at the premiere of the contemporary music pieces "Glady" by  Eraclio Sallustio, and  "Pneuma" by Claudio Monteleoni and of other pieces by Virgilio Mortari…
In her training she followed several courses of improvement for transverse flute (Alfredo Pucello), chamber music (Marco Zuccarini), Jazz Master Class and improvisation (Dan Moretti, Garrison Fawell), Orchestra and band conductor (Daniele Carnevali, L. Pusceddu). She is a teacher of flute masterclass for Flute in F, D, G, Bass flute and Piccolo…
When she was only 14 years old she was awarded the first prize at the literary contest whose president was Libero de Libero, with a tv live prizegiving broadcasted by RAI DUE.  Since then she is the author of several music stories, some of them – such as “Un altro cielo” and “Il Bosco prodigioso” - were taken to theater and became a CD for teaching use. 




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