Meet the Cicerone writers
The Cicerone Writers are all coming from the musical field, whether it’s classical music, pop, rock & blues, or composing/songwriting.
Irma de Jong from the Netherlands is an Artist and Project Manager and managing director of Cicerone Music & Art. She has been working in the classical music field for more than 27 years and worked with many renowned artists and orchestras. She worked in various cultural projects as project manager; such as violin competitions, exhibitions and events, music festivals and online music learning. Irma is the exec. director of iClassical Academy, a platform for eLearning with music video Master Classes and free resources on music education and performing.
Gianriccardo Pera from Italy is a producer, director, documentary maker and scriptwriter. He worked as a director for Mediaset TV Italy for many years. He produced shows for RAI TV and theatres and collaborated with renowned guests and artists, such as Riccardo Muti, Paolo Limiti and Annie Lennox. Gianriccardo is Music Video Director of iClassical Academy, an online music video platform for musicians in classical music. Gianriccardo is specialist for web communication, video entertainment and music video recordings.
Matthias Kadar from Germany/Hungary is composer and singer and is noted for his idiosyncratic musical language and distinct writing style. Kadar studied composition and piano with Christian Lauba in Bordeaux and later with Theo Loevendie at the Amsterdam Conservatory. He composed about 200 works for solo voice or instrument, ensemble, orchestra. Matthias collaborations as a composer/ singer have taken him or his compositions to the most prestigious concert halls or festivals in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia. Together with Iván Fischer, he worked for more than a decade on different musical projects.
Paul Cassarly from the US is a musician, Marine veteran, and entrepreneur. He owns Cassus Media LLC, an American digital marketing company that services businesses all over the world. His expertise in multimedia production and industry marketing has helped him build his career in multiple directions and meet fantastic people along the way.