The teaching assistants of the Volterra Project are selected among young, talented Volterra Project alumni who have been exceptionally active and supportive of our Project and its vision.
Neapolitan guitarist, arranger and composer, after graduating cum laude under the guidance of Maurizio Villa at the Conservatorio di Napoli, Luca (b.1987) took part in the Volterra Project Summer Guitar Institute as a student for the first time in July 2011.
The Volterra Project had a strong impact on both his musical and human growth, representing a turning point in his artistic development. As a result of this uplifting experience, he decided to move to Belgium where he had the privilege of studying with Antigoni Goni at the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Brussels, obtaining a Masters’ Degree in Music with High Distinction in 2013.
Maarten Vandenbemden (°1994) was born in a house full of guitars. His father Roland was his first teacher for the guitar, while Maarten also studied the piano, organ, harmony and chamber music at the music academy of his hometown, Tervuren.
In 2011, Maarten is accepted in the class of Antigoni Goni at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, combining the studies of Classical Guitar and Music Writing. After participating as a student in the Volterra Project of 2014, Maarten is inspired to carry on his musical journey from a broadened and refreshed perspective. A six-month Erasmus study in Napoli (Italy) further opens new horizons. In June 2017, he graduates from the Brussels conservatory with greatest distinction.