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Marika Lombardi

Marika Lombardi graduated from the G. Verdi Conservatory of Milan under Maestro Sergio Possidoni. Since 1988 she has lived in Paris where she has specialized in the oboe. Apart from attending the courses of great masters such as Pierre Pierlot, Maurice Bourgue, Sergiu Celibidache, Jacques Tys, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Ingo Goritzki and Lothar Koch, Marika's qualifications include three superior diplomas for the oboe (studying under R. Casier, M. Giboaud and D. Roussell) in addition to the state diploma for teaching. She is the artistic director of the Festival 'Oboe' of Paris and of the Academy and International Festival, 'Risonanze Armoniche' of Lasino, Trento. Marika gives concerts throughout Europe and the USA, in duo with the pianists Nathalie Dang and Dora Cantella, with whom she formed the 'Duo Cantabile' in 1999, as well as performing with various chamber ensembles and orchestras and as a soloist. During her career she has won numerous first prizes in international chamber music competitions, including a Special Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition of Paris and a degree in chamber music from the Cziffra Foundation. For eight years Marika taught at the Schola Cantorum of Paris and for two years at the Conservatoire National de Région d'Aubervilliers. Today she teaches in several conservatories in Paris, and specialises in baroque oboe under Guillaume Cuiller. She plays a Howarth-London oboe.