America-Italy Society of Philadelphia
Center for Italian Studies
Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia

are pleased to invite you to

The 2008 Vittorini Awards Ceremony
for undergraduate distinction in Italian

Introductions by
Fabio Finotti, Director of the Center for Italian Studies
John Price, President of the America-Italy Society
Stefano Mistretta, Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia
Diana Cavallo, Author
Charles Gangemi, Pianist

A Recital by Charles Gangemi

R. Schumann, Arabesque, Op. 18
J. Brahms, Rhapsody in G Minor, Op. 79, No. 2
F. Chopin, Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4;
Mazurka in C sharp Minor, Op. 63, No. 3;
Mazurka in B flat Major, Op. 7, No. 1



Charles Gangemi did his undergraduate and graduate studies at University of Pennsylvania in music, studying composition with George Rochberg. His private piano studies were with Juilliard School professors, Eduard Steuermann, Adele Marcus and William Masselos. Professor Domenico Vittorini was his beloved mentor at Penn and he was President of the Circolo Italiano during his senior undergraduate year. He later taught at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music before teaching at West Chester University for 30 years, retiring as Professor Emeritus. He is active as a pianist/ lecturer and enjoys traveling, spending summers in Italy.