Violinist Serena Scibelli, a native of Italy, is faculty at the University of North Georgia and currently maintaining a national and international active schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and educator.
She has performed across the United States, Europe, Russia, Latin American, and the Arabian Peninsula in theaters such as La Scala, Wiener Musikverein, Royal Opera House Muscat, Teatro Real de Madrid, Theatro Sao Pedro de Porto Alegre, and she has had the honor to work with conductors and musicians such as Gianandrea Noseda, John Axelrod, Valerio Galli, Mikhail Tatarnikov, Antonello Manacorda, Jose Luis Gomez, Mischa Maisky, Jordan Bellincampi, Ottavio Dantone, David Abell, Ari Pelto, Imre Pallo', and Arthur Fagen.
At the age of 14, Scibelli began performing in chamber ensembles, and since 2014 she has collaborated with University of Georgia and University of North Georgia faculty members. An advocate for contemporary music, Scibelli has premiered over 50 pieces, from solo to orchestral works, and is releasing her solo album in 2020, and another in duo with the saxophone player Dr. Shawna Pennock in 2021.
Since 2004 she has won and been a finalist for auditions in orchestras such as South Carolina Symphony, Venice Symphony FL, Macon Symphony Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Felice Theatre of Genova, Pomeriggi Musicali of Milano, AsLiCo-Theatre of Como, Puccini Opera Festival, and Orchestra Theatre of Chieti. She has appeared as soloist with several orchestras, including the Venice Symphony in Florida, the Athens Symphony Orchestra and the ARCO Chamber Orchestra in Athens, GA.
An enthusiast teacher, Dr. Scibelli is faculty at the University of North Georgia for the violin and viola studio and assistant director of the UNG orchestra. She coached chamber music for the UGA Chamber Music Society and has given master classes, clinics, and performances at high schools, universities and music schools throughout the United States and Europe, including The University of Nevada-Las Vegas, The University of Georgia, Georgia Gwinett College, Berry College, Fort Lewis College, and Mill Creek High School, among others. During the summer, Dr. Scibelli teaches for the Georgia Tech Oxford Summer Program, with performances and lectures in the main European cities.
As an advocate for education and the importance of the arts, Serena Scibelli is serving as faculty for HEART Music and is music curator for Athica - Athens Institute for Contemporary Art.
Dr. Scibelli graduated at age 18 from the Conservatory L. Cherubini of Florence, and after it, she obtained a Master's Degree at the Conservatory A. Steffani of Castelfranco Veneto. She continued post-graduate studies with a Second Master of Musical Arts in violin performance and a Doctorate at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia.