Program F.CHOPIN Nocturne op.27 n°2 Scherzo n°2 Impromptu n°1 Andante Spianato and Polonaise Brillante op.22 (INTERMISSION) G.GERSHWIN (Transcr. by Earl Wild) Summertime Seven Virtuoso Etudes: - Somebody loves me - The man I love - Fascinatin' rhythm - Embraceable you - Lady be good - I got rhythm Valeria Vetruccio, Italian, graduated at the Lecce State Conservatory,summa cum laude, under the tutelage of Prof. Bruno V. Massaro, student as well of Aquiles Delle Vigne, Franco Scala and Riccardo Risaliti. At the age of 15, she started her concert career touring the major Italian cities and debuting with a solo recital at the Mozarteum's Wiener-Saal in Salzburg. Since then she performed in Belgium, Austria, France, Spain, Bulgaria, Poland, Australia, Mexico. In 1999 she debuted in the United States with a recital at the Lang Recital Hall in New York, followed by a recital in Carnegie Hall. She played as soloist with many Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, including, in Europe, Orchestra of the Conservatory "T.Schipa", Eurorchestra, "Carlo Felice" Theatre Orchestra, "C.P.E.Bach" Chamber Orchestra, Magna Grecia Orchestra, Wroclaw Philharmonic (Poland), Solisti di Napoli; in the USA, Meadows Symphony, Meadows Chamber Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony, Irving Symphony, Las Colinas Symphony; in South America with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Jalisco. Winner of a full scholarship, she graduated at Southern Methodist University in Dallas under the tutelage of Prof. Joaquin Achucarro. She also took part to master classes of Gyorgy Sandor and Alfred Mouledous (former student of A. Cortot e W. Gieseking). She performs as soloist and in chamber groups.