The Maestra Fiorenza Rosi, violinist, founder and director of CEMI, a historic school of music for children in Bologna, passed away on the 20th September 2016.
She dedicated herself with passion and proficiency to teaching the world of music to children, the cornerstone of her life’s work. She taught violin to great prodigies, but also to children and families for whom the violin and the general study of music was the starting point for many and varied destinations.
CEMI was born in 1990: it was the first music school in Bologna based on the Suzuki method, a method aimed at children of pre-school age. Thanks to Fiorenza Rosi’s passion, today the school has around 130 students and lessons are offered in seven musical instruments.
For several years Fiorenza held the position of National President of ISI (Italian Institute of Suzuki). Important institutional collaborations have been with the region of Emilia-Romagna and the University of Bologna for the realisation of the trial project Sù bambini, facciamo i violini (Come on kids, let’s learn the violin!), which for several years has brought musical education to primary schools; with the Comune di Bologna (Bologna City Council) on the La Musica ai Bambini (Music for Children) project, one of the most successful and well-attended events among the initiatives celebrating Bologna 2000, and for the celebration of 50 years of twinning between Bologna and Leipzig with the initiative Bologna-Leipzig: two cities in symphony.
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