“Among the pleasures of life,
music is second only to love.
But love itself is Music. “
Gloria Fumi, flutist
Gloria Fumi was born on January 10th, 1994. She founded “Duo GEMMA” in 2016, with her husband Federico who she married on May 19th, 2018. She graduated with full marks when she was just 19 years old in transverse flute at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory in Como, in the class of Maestro Maurizio Saletti. Mentioned among the semi-finalists of the “Best graduates of Italy Castrocaro” event, she has won numerous national and international competitions. She has collaborated with several orchestras playing both in Italy and abroad, in particular with the OFI (Italian Philharmonic Orchestra), “I Pomeriggi Musicali” in Milan, “I Musici di Parma”. She has been awarded in several national and international competitions reaching the first prize / absolute first prize and has been eligible for some prestigious auditions for orchestras , such as the Toscanini Orchestra in Parma (mentioned in 2015), the Arena di Verona (eligible in 2016) and “I Pomeriggi Musicali” in Milan (eligible in 2016 and 2017).
She combines the activity of concert performer with composing and teaching in music secondary schools, after obtaining the teaching qualification with a 100/100 mark and after being eligible for the 2016 state examination she obtained the state role at 23 years old, one of the youngest in Italy. This milestone gained her a dedicated article in the “Corriere della Sera” (Chronicle of Milan) and a short interview within the “Italian Miracle” Radio2 RAI program conducted by Laura Piazzi and Fabio Canino. Enrolled in the SIAE, in February 2016 her first CD of compositions “The First River” was released, including 18 unreleased tracks, in collaboration with the “Sonitus” (VA) publishing house and HD Studio in Lecco.
In March 2017 she graduated in flute with 110 honors and mention for the quality of the course of study and for the excellent level achieved at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory of Como, always in the class of Maestro Maurizio Saletti. In the summer 2019 she participated in a tour with Andrea Bocelli at the “Teatro del Silenzio” in Lajatico, performing with the Italian Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrea Bocelli, his son Matteo Bocelli, Mika, Carla Fracci and other international artists, event which was broadcast on RAI1 in September 2019 and in April 2020. She is currently attending the MAS – Master of Advanced Studies (flûte) at the Conservatory of Italian Switzerland in Lugano, admitted to the class of M ° Andrea Oliva.
She has always been fond of love, writing, beauty and art in general.
Federico Frigerio was born on September 5th, 1990. He founded “Duo GEMMA” in 2016, with his wife Gloria who he married on May 19th, 2018. He approached the study of music at the age of 15 studying piano with Maestro Francesco Sacchi. He studied organ with Maestri Luciano Zecca and Alessandro La Ciacera. He worked as an organist in the parishes of Lecco, Oggiono, Annone and Dolzago.
Enrolled in the SIAE, in September 2016 he founded the “Duo Gemma” with the flutist Gloria Fumi; with this training the two musicians perform classical music but also film music, pop music, various transcriptions and even unpublished compositions written by them. He performed with this line-up at the Teatro Filodrammatici in Cremona, at the Teatro Nuovo in Milan with orchestra, at the Malpensa airport in Milan, and in numerous churches in the Brianza area. A fixed appointment for some years has been to cheer terminally ill patients with music, in collaboration with the “Siro Mauro” Association for palliative care in the province of Sondrio. Lately he has played with his wife in hospitals, kindergartens and rest homes in the area, giving music to the people in need with great passion. In February 2018 he was the protagonist with the “Duo Gemma” at a conference on innovation at the Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan, an event sponsored by the European Commission.
He has always stood out for his strong passion for joy and life.
Federico Frigerio, pianist e organist