PROFESSOR CONSERVATORIO DI MUSICA SAN PIETRO A MAJELLA DI NAPOLI
Alessi Seminar Director of Trombone Choirs
Nicola Ferro graduated with highest honors in 2011 from the Naples Conservatory. He was raised in a musical family and began his musical studies on the piano. He later began studying trombone and in 1996 received his degree in trombone from the Salerno Conservatory. He has studied privately with world renowned teachers of the calibre of Ian Bousfield, Charles Vernon, Jacques Mauger, Andrea Conti, Early Anderson and many others. He has performed in Italy and on international tours with the Venice La Fenice Opera Orchestra, the Rome Santa Cecilia National Academy Symphony Orchestra, the Palermo Teatro Massimo Opera Orchestra, the Turin Teatro Regio Opera Orchestra, the Rome Opera Orchestra, the Naples San Carlo Opera Orchestra under the direction of Riccardo Muti, Michael Güttler, Lorin Maazel, Daniel Oren, Antonio Pappano, George Prêtre, etc.
He has participated in numerous nationally broadcast television productions on the RAI network. As a very prolific composer and arranger he has many CDs to his credit including “Psycoldelice 2008” with MEG, “I Signori Chonda” 2002-3 for Sony records, “Create” 2007, “Earth Games” 2012, “Caliente” 2013 (featuring Joseph Alessi) all for Summit Records. He has been commissioned works for trombone by Christian Lindeberg, Joseph Alessi, Jonathan Whitaker, Peter Ellefson, Massimo LaRosa. He has taught at the conservatories of Salerno, Matera, Cosenza and is presently Trombone Professor at the Naples Conservatory.