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14 04, 2016

FRIULIAN – Alessandra Kersevan

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  Alessandra Kersevan was born in 1950 into a working class family in Monfalcone, Italy, the third of four children. From her earliest childhood she breathed the ideals of justice and equality from the labourers in the city’s workplaces, and still feels herself bound to them to this day. She graduated in philosophy in 1974 with a thesis on contemporary history and the multiethnic atmosphere of her region also aroused her enthusiasm for less widely known languages; she devoted herself to the study and practice [...]

10 11, 2015

RUSSIAN – Anastasia Vilkova

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Anastasia Vilkova was born in Astrakhan, one of the principal cities in the south of European Russia on the Volga river. She completed her studies at the Faculty of Modern Letters in the University of Astrakhan where she specialised in linguistic history with particular emphasis on old Russian. Currently she is in charge of editing a newspaper for young men to whom she is teaching journalism in a workshop for art and culture which has been expressly dedicated to them. ooOoo Anastasia Vilkova has lent [...]

7 06, 2015

LITHUANIAN – Dalia Pileckienė

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Dalia Pileckienė was born in Telšiai, Lithuania, and now lives in the city of Trakai, one of the most beautiful towns in the country, in a region full of lakes.  The lake facing Trakai is marked by an island from which a fourteenth century castle rises.  We show a picture of it on this page. Dalia is married and has two daughters.  She took her degree in the engineering management of restaurants and cafes and, in 1988, in commercial administration, at the Technological University of [...]

15 05, 2015

KOREAN – Susanna Kwon

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Susanna Kwon (Kwon Soo-Jung), a soprano, took her degree at the Seoul Music University and since 1995 has lived in Italy where she has come to maturity with C. Castellani, R. O. Malaspina, N. Palacios, R. Kabaivanska and G. Scalchi.  The winner of international competitions, continually busy on the concert platform, she has made recordings for the Dynamic and Philharmonia studios. In 2001 she made her debut on the opera stage.  In 2002 she was inter alia the guest of the opera gala A Rose [...]

27 07, 2013

BOLOGNESE – Mariangela Bacchi

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Mariangela Bacchi, the great-niece of the person who translated Dante’s poem into the Bologna dialect (and in tercets), has a degree in languages and descends from several generations of Bologna residents.  She has inherited from her family the passion for the study of dialects: her grandfather, Pietro Mainoldi, a doctor and dialectologist, is the author of the Bologna grammar (1950) and its dictionary (1967); her great-uncle, the goldsmith Giulio Veronese, is indeed the translator of the Divine Comedy (1937). A journalist, she has worked in [...]

26 07, 2013

OCCITAN of SALBERTRAND – Clelia Baccon

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Salbertrand, August 1929 – in the Baccon household Clelia is born to mum, Maria, and dad, Vincenzo Baccon.  It is here that the future teacher grows up together with her sisters, Giuseppina and Luigina.  Notwithstanding the family’s agricultural activity, the young Clelia prefers to study, for which reason she attends classes in vocational agricultural training in Oulx before they are closed down: this is, in fact, a time of war. The need to complete her studies leads her to turn to a correspondence school, the [...]

24 07, 2013

MILANESE – Alma Brioschi

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Alma Brioschi was born in Milan in 1934 in a house in Via Scaldasole in the neighbourhood of the old historic centre of Porta Ticinese where the ruins of the Roman amphitheatre are close by.  An authentic native of Milan, she is completely bilingual in the sense that, apart from Italian, she speaks the traditional dialect of the Lombardy metropolis perfectly and is also an assiduous student of it.  In 1991 she started to attend the language and literature courses run by Claudio Beretta and [...]

23 07, 2013

RUMANIAN – Maria Butan

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Daughter of a music teacher, Maria Butan was born in Caransebeş, a mountain town in Rumania in the Banato region.  Music and poetry cradled her during childhood and her schooldays when she sang in choruses and won a few recitation competitions.  After university in Cluj she returned as a language teacher in Timişoara, the capital of Banato, where she taught French, initially in a lycée and subsequently in the faculty of philology.  During that time she organized French and Rumanian poetry events and literary evenings. [...]

21 07, 2013

Maria Camilleri

By |2019-12-11T22:26:49+01:00July 21st, 2013|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Maria Camilleri was born at Zabbar, Malta, where she works as a teacher and an actress.  In the last ten years she has been busy as a broadcaster on Radio Hompesch, producing many programmes of a different nature, both for adults and children, particularly stressing on art, drama and the educational.  On this same radio station she took part in  various radio-plays, poetry recitals, story-telling and talk-shows, as well as in  a very popular quiz show for children.  Some of the radio-plays were written by [...]