Rohan De Lanerolle – Sri Lanka
Rohan De Lanerolle, baritone, has graced the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and The Asia Society Hall (New York), The Altadena Amphi-theatre (Los Angeles), The Edwin Evans Hall, the Solihull Arts Complex (UK), The Bentley Music Auditorium & Wisma Tiong Hua Hall (Malaysia), St Pauls Church (Chicago), St Andrews Cathedral (Singapore) and many more. He also performed in Australia, Austria, Maldives and extensively in Sri Lanka. He collaborates frequently with internationally acclaimed Pianists such as Rohan De Silva (USA), Dr Jonathan Clarke, Caroline Jayaratnam & Duncan Honeyborne (UK), Samuel Tan (Malaysia), Michael Nikolov (Austria) & Dhilanthi Fernando (Geneva) & has appeared with Orchestras such as The Christ Church Festival Orchestra & The Sidcup Symphony Orchestra – UK and many more & with conductors James Ross, Jonathan Clarke, Lee Chong Min, Lalanath De Silva, Manilal Weerakoon & Lu Lee Hui singing a wide range of genres from Opera, Operetta, Oratorio, Sacred, Lieder, Gospel, Broadway, Italian-Neapolitan. His choral work has involved being with the Choir Revelations in 2008 where he contributed to its success in going from the 1st Asian Choir Games in Jakarta to winning Two Championships at the World Choir Games in Austria becoming the 1st Sri Lankan choir to achieve this prize. He was also vocal coach for two other male vocal ensembles for the world choir games – recently with the Old Joes Choir who won a Championship in the Barbershop category and a silver diploma in the sacred music category in Riga, Latvia. He conducts various workshops in Sri Lanka for choirs. As an adjudicator, Rohan is a new face: he has been on the jury for International singing competitions such as Voyage of Songs in Zhuhai, China 2011and in Hong Kong 2014, The 1st Asian Cantate, Bangkok 2013 and some more.
Ilario Muro – Italy
Ilario Muro, was born in Vercelli where he studied at the Viotti School of Music. His introduction to singing came at the age of six, when he joined the treble voice choir at San Cristoforo church, Vercelli, under the guidance of the Dominican friars. He was a pupil of the late musician and composer Father Dante Destefanis. He subsequently joined the San Cristoforo polyphonic choir, becoming Choir-Master at the age of just eighteen. He moved to Rimini in 1988 and became Director of the Youth Choir founded three years previously, in 1985, at the parish church of Gesù Nostra Riconciliazione; the choir later took the name Jubilate Deo. Mr Muro attended courses held by Marco Gemmani, by Giovanni Acciai and courses in Gregorian Chant and Semeiotics held by Professors Oscar Chiodini and Massimo Pacifero at the Santa Cecilia Diocesan School of Music, Rimini. Mr Muro has also taken part in each of the annual Rimini International Choral Workshops for choristers and choir directors, held by Andrea Angelini and by Peter Phillips, Director of the Tallis Scholars. With the Jubilate Deo Choir, Mr Muro performs almost exclusively sacred music, specialising in Renaissance polyphonic music. Over the years he has directed the choir in numerous concerts and liturgical celebrations in Rimini and in many other cities in Italy, including St Peter’s Basilica and Santa Susanna church, Rome; Milan Cathedral; Basilica of San Francesco, Assisi and many others. He has taken part in international events including the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Rome in the Jubilee year 2000 where the Jubilate Deo Choir formed part of the Diocesan Choir which sang Mass in St Peter’s Square.
Gilberto Del Chierico – Italy
Gilberto Del Chierico has studied music at the Conservatory G. Rossini in Pesaro and L. Campiani in Mantova where he graduated brilliantly in Singing. He studied piano, choral music and choral conducting, training in choral field with Maestro Bruno Zagni and with Maestro Romano Gandolfi. He made his debut at the Theatre Pergolesi in Jesi as tenor soloist in La Giara with Marche Philharmonic Orchestra. This experience is followed by l’Andrea Chenier, Merry Widow, Missa Brevis by Mozart and many concerts. He collaborated with the Choir of the Italian Radio-Television of Milan, the Marche Lyric Choir, the Madrigals from Laboratory ’87 Choir (directed by Paola Urbinati), with whom he participated in prestigious international Competitions like Tours (France), Riva Del Garda (2nd place in category Mixed Chamber Choirs), Athens (Greece), 1st place and Golden Medal in category Mixed Chamber Choirs – Grand Prix in the International Choir Competition in Athens, Rome Music Project ’96, concerts for Rossini Opera Festival and Ravenna Festival. He attended courses of vocal interpretation with Maestro Alberto Zedda at the Music Conservatory Rossini in Pesaro, Opera Oratory at the Music Academy in Pescara with Elio Battaglia, Master Class of singing held by Maestro William Matteuzzi and Maestro Gianni Raimondi. As a director he conducted some concerts in Germany, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Switzerland. He directed the Strings Orchestra of Oetigheim (Germany), The Percussionists of the S. Cecilia Academy in Rome in ‘Carmina Burana’ and the Marche Apennines Orchestra in Requiem KV626 by Mozart. He conducts the Lyric Choir ‘Regina’ in Cattolica since its foundation. He brought to lyric singing the tenor Cristiano Olivieri, the bass Mirco Palazzi, the contraltist Angelo Bonazzoli and the mezzo-soprano Daniela Bertozzi, who are today very well-known artists.