COLUMNIST: DIARIO ROME-NY
Ludovica Rossi Purini was born in Rome, Italy. Ms. Purini has built collaborations and concert series with the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C., the American Academy in Rome, the U.S. Embassies to Italy and the Holy See, Stony Brook University, several world-class conductors, orchestras and chamber music groups and many other important cultural institutions and venues. She is founder and president of the not-for-profit cultural association Compagnia per la Musica in Roma, and has been the President of the Honorary Patrons Committee for Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, member of the Executive Board of the Philharmonic Academy of Rome, a Supporting Patron Associate of the Santa Cecilia National Academy in Rome, a Knight of the Keyboard Charitable Trust and sits on the Board of the American Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra – among many other appointments. Most recently she became a member of the International Board of the American Foundation Project Rebirth and was appointed as advisor to the Center of Italian Studies at Stony Brook University in New York. She is currently working as creator and director of an international project entitled Rome Rebirth that will take place for the first time in Rome in 2013. Ms. Purini has received notable honors from various cultural foundations and institutions, including a recent award from the City of Rome, in recognition of her commitment to the Arts.