Bio

January 2020 - today

Online course: AP® Microeconomics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MITx, edX

October 2019 - today

Job position: After Sales Project Specialist

Turboden S.p.A. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group (Brescia, Italy)

ORC technology for the regeneration of  electrical energy

October 2019 - today

Online course: Contemporary China:

The People’s Republic, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts USA, HarvardX, edX

July 2019 - today

Music project: Tea for Two  with Edoardo Baroni (guitar)

  • Role: founder member, singer and pianist

  • Music genres: jazz and bossa nova

  • Website:   www.teafortwomusic.com

September    2020

Online Masterclass: Hans Zimmer teaches Film Scoring
MasterClass.com

August 2020

Launch of the EP "REBIRTH"    piano compositions 

  • Music genres: new age, contemporary classical music

May 2020

Certificate of Attendance: Europe and International Law, 98/100

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, eduopen

March 2020

Verified Certificate of Achievement:

U.S. Public Policy: Social, Economic, and Foreign Policies, 97/100

Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts USA, HarvardX, edX

January 2020

Verified Certificate of Achievement:

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 98/100

Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts USA, HarvardX, edX

December 2019

Verified Certificate of Achievement:

IELTS Academic Test Preparation, 92/100

The University of Queensland Australia, UQx, edX

September 2019    - December    2019

Course: Jazz Piano  with   Roberto Soggetti

L'AltroSuono Centro di Attività e Formazione Musicale, Brescia (Italy)

September 2019

Verified Certificate of Achievement:

Managing Projects with Microsoft Project, 82/100

Microsoft Corporation, edX

 

August 2017 - July 2019

Job position: Project Manager

Italpresse Industrie S.p.A. and Gauss Automazione S.p.A.

Norican Group (Capriano del Colle, Brescia, Italy)

Manufacturer of High Pressure Die Casting, Gravity Die Casting and Low Pressure Die Casting Technologies.

  • Project Manager for OEM and Tier 1 Automotive Customers projects in China, France, Italy, Germany, rest of Europe, USA and Mexico

  • interface to the Customers; analysis of technical specifications and Terms & Conditions; management of the work order (OEM/EMP); check of the progress of technical departments and production; planning, developing and implementing retrofit, machine and complete projects within agreed budgets and timescales; Gross Margin on appointed projects; managing the operational and fiscal activities of the individual projects; Contract and Risk management of Projects, including cash flow management and minimizing risk exposure; set and monitor operational budgets and milestones for own projects; managing and developing relevant supplier network; managing and controlling project expenditure within agreed budgets; develop milestone plans for appointed projects, identifying key activities and priorities; identify in advance potential criticism, risks and lack of sources; communicate operational milestones internally as well as with the customer; set and manage specific project performance targets; set and monitor operational budgets; carry out project reviews after completion of own projects, and ensure that actions points are communicated to the relevant departments/functions; interpretation of mechanical technical drawings (e.g. layout of the equipment at its process); site manager for specific projects.

  • in 2018 in charge to manage 56 projects at the same time.

  • business trips to Customer sites, Norican branches, suppliers and exhibitions.

  • role in contact with the Management, technical departments, finance dept., purchasing dept., production in Italy and Chinese, Danish and Mexican branches of Norican Group.

  • softwares used: Microsoft Project, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Office, AS400 and Skype for Business.

August 2017 - August 2018

Individual Course in French Business Language (basics)

Centro Culturale Internazionale SNC - Centre d’Etudes Françaises (Brescia, Italy)

 

May 2017 - May 2018

Job position: Export Sales Assistant

Gauss Automazione S.p.A. Norican Group  (Capriano del Colle, Brescia, Italy)

Manufacturer of Gravity Die Casting and Low Pressure Die Casting Technologies.

  • market area: China, France, Italy, rest of Europe, USA and Mexico OEM and Tier 1 Automotive Industry.

  • Key-User of Microsoft Dynamics Customer Relationship Management and training responsible to the colleagues of the Sales Department of Italpresse Gauss

  • RAMM User of the CRM Norican at Italpresse Gauss

  • interface to the customers, analysis of Non-Disclosure Agreement, Agreement and Terms & Conditions and technical specifications, preparation of the quotation based on an analysis of costs and BOMs of similar equipment, preparation of Risk Assessment; linguistic support during call conference and technical meeting with the Customer

  • business trips to Customer sites, Norican branches and exhibitions.

  • role in contact with the Management, technical departments, finance dept., purchasing dept., production in Italy and Chinese and Danish branches of Norican Group.

  • softwares used: Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Office, AS400 and Skype for Business.

November 2015 - November 2017

Music project: Harvest Moon Duo  with Edoardo Baroni (guitar)

  • Role: founder member, singer and  pianist

  • Music genres: smooth jazz, jazz, bossa nova, pop, folk, country, Americana

December 2014 - August 2017

Music project:   Liza & The Brothers 

  • Trio  with Luca Capoferri (piano) and Edoardo Baroni (guitar) 

  • Quartet  with the drummer (Stefano Città or Nicola Romano)

  • Role:  founder member and  singer 

  • Music genres: jazz, blues, swing, soul, pop, funk, Latin (music from Cuba, Brazil, Mexico and Chile) and Italian music   Performances in Brescia, Bergamo, Monza Brianza and Florence area.

  • Website:  www.lizathebrothers.wixsite.com/liza-and-thebrothers

April 2016 - June 2017 

Teacher  at the School of Music: 

individual course of jazz  singing,  modern singing and  songwriting. 

Associazione Scuola di Armonia Heinrich Strickler,    Rovato (Brescia, Italy)

April 2016 - June 2017 

Music project: Solo project

  • Role: singer, pianist, guitar player (acoustic guitar), recording loop while performing; songwriter and performing covers of  Norah Jones, John Mayer, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Crosby-Stills-Nash, John Lennon, The Beatles, The Police, Sting, Elvis Presley, Tom Waits, Paolo Nutini, Adele and Sheryl Crow. 

  • Music genres: pop, smooth jazz, jazz, country, folk and Americana.

April 2016 - May 2017

Job position: Export Sales Assistant

Italpresse Industrie S.p.A. Norican Group

(Capriano del Colle, Brescia, Italy)

Manufacturer of High Pressure Die Casting Technology

  • market area: Germany, Austria and Belarus for OEM and Tier 1 Automotive Customers

  • interface to the customers, analysis and translation (from German into Italian) of Non-Disclosure Agreement, Terms & Conditions and technical specifications, preparation of the quotation and co-management of the work order (OEM equipment).

  • linguistic support during call conference and technical meeting with the Customers.

  • business trips to a German foundry of the Automotive Industry, Customer based in Stuttgart (Germany), to translate from Italian into German and viceversa during a training for the operator and maintenance personnel related to Gauss equipment

  • role in contact with the Management, technical departments, finance and purchasing dept.

  • softwares used: MDM Material Data Manager, Office, Coregain CRM and AS400.

 

September 2014  - June 2017

Teacher  of jazz singing,  modern singing and  modern piano.

March 2016 - August 2016

Certificate of Attendance:

Individual Course in German Language (advanced C1)

Deutsch Institut (Brescia, Italy)

 

October 2015 - April 2016

Certificate of Attendance:

Course in Brazilian Portuguese Language (basics)

Centro Linguistico Culturale San Clemente (Brescia, Italy)

Fall 2015

Course: Modern acoustic guitar    with Edoardo Baroni

February 2014 - September 2015

Freelance Journalist and Music Critic

MusicWall.net

  • Editing articles and video of interviews to Italian and foreign musicians and translation: David  Knopfler (Mark Knopfler’s brother and co-founder of Dire Straits), Gerry López, Nacho Alcántara, Michael Fix, Fernando Pérez, Bocephus King, Chris Proctor, Peter Price, Jon Webber, Karin Mensah, Simone Cristicchi, Andrea Valeri, Bruskers Guitar Duo and many others.

  • Editing articles of live concert reports and album review.

  • Proof-reader of most of the articles published and adjustment of the layout on website.

  • Co-management of the online publishing and social media.

  • Editor of the paper-print copy of Music Wall on the occasion of the 12th edition of the micro-publishing in Chiari, Brescia.

  • Video shooting and editing of concerts and interviews and photo report of the 11th edition of Acoustic Franciacorta Festival 2014 and interviews of Acoustic Franciacorta Festival 2015.

 

February 2015 - September 2015

Web Master, Graphic Designer, Web Marketer, Interpreter

Acoustic Franciacorta Festival  12th edition;  Associazione Culturale LAIF Libera Accademia In Franciacorta  (Provaglio D’Iseo, Brescia, Italy)

  • Member of the Executive Committee.

  • Creation and management of the website HTML5 (wix.com used) and optimization of the mobile version for a total amount of 40 pages split into 3 areas related to the Cultural Association: music Festival in Franciacorta (12th edition and former ones), school of music and other courses.

  • Official interpreter during workshop and concert of Darragh O’Neill

  • web marketing activities (target definition by using Google Analytics)

  • Creation and management of pages on social networks: Facebook, Spotify and Flickr

  • Graphic design and creation of brochure, flyers and online graphic related to events of the school of music and events by using Photoshop CS6.

  • Proof-reader of the advertising material of the 12th edition of the Festival.

 

January 2015

Freelance Journalist and Music Critic

Chitarra Acustica (nationwide monthly magazine) and Fingerpicking.net

Fingerpicking.net S.r.l. (Granarolo dell’Emilia, Bologna, Italy)

  • Interview with David Crosby (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) during a press conference limited to 8 magazines. The cover of Chitarra Acustica January 2015 was dedicated to David Crosby and the magazine contained 7 pages of article. Later it was published also by Fingerpicking.net.

Fall 2014 - June 2015

Music project: The Rovers  acoustic trio   with Stefano Rosa (guitar) and Nicola Romano (percussions)

  • Role: founder member, singer, pianist and singer-songwriter

  • Performances in Brescia, Milan and at the Art & Music Around Festival (A.M.A.) in Chiari.

October 2014 - May 2015

Course: Fingerpicking Acoustic Guitar  with Giorgio Cordini

Libera Accademia In Franciacorta, Provaglio d’Iseo  (Brescia)

December 2014

Classical music benefit concert  for  Emergency  in Brescia.

  • She performed   Elegie    by S.V.Rachmaninov and   Clair de Lune  by C.Debussy. 

October 2014 

Freelance Journalist and Music Critic

Chitarra Acustica (nationwide monthly magazine) and Fingerpicking.net

Fingerpicking.net S.r.l. (Granarolo dell’Emilia, Bologna, Italy) 

  • Review of the 11th edition of Acoustic Franciacorta Festival, published first by Chitarra Acustica October 2014 (cover and 9 pages of magazines) and later by Fingerpicking.net.

October 2011 - June 2014

More and more enchanted by jazz harmonies, she decided to deepen the study of the voice by  enrolling in the   triennial “Improvement Jazz Singing Course”.

Accademia Superiore di Canto, Accademia di Alta Formazione Musicale, Verona

Classes:

  • Singing technique  with Karine Mensah and Giulia Ugatti

  • Singing practice  with K. Mensah, G. Ugatti, Franco Tufano, Mattia Capitini, Veronica Marchi and Oscar Zenari

  • Jazz harmony  and  music technology  with Roberto Cetoli

  • Songwriting  with Mattia Capitini and Veronica Marchi

  • Ear training, voice works   and  listening guide  with Marco Pasetto

  • Jazz improvisation  with Luca Donini

  • Drum and voice  with Giovanni Damiani

  • Live playing  with K. Mensah, G. Ugatti, R. Cetoli, P. Brigo, M. Breoni, G. Damiani, O. Zenari, Luca Pisani

  • Choreography  with Hans Camille Vancol

  • Art scenic  and  Theatre  with Jessica Ugatti

  • Vocal study  and  Italian elocution  lessons with Marco Cantieri

  • English elocution  lessons  with Luton

She wrote the   thesis  Jazz and Classical Harmony: harmonic analysis of the piano piece   Elegie  by S.V. Rachmaninov compared to ‘Round Midnight  by T. Monk and Take Five  by P. Desmond to show how jazz and contemporary music grow from Classical one (www.elisaminelli.wix.com/armonia-musicale-classica-jazz).

 

2014

She performed in Jam sessions  at clubs and other music venues in Brescia,  at the first jam session of the 11th edition of the Acoustic Franciacorta Festival and as a guest with Wha Wha Band (Damiani-Cordini-Gabanizza) and at the concert by Karin Mensah (with Cetoli-Damiani-Brigo) at Martinengo Palace in Brescia during the exhibition 'Our Little Superheroes' (I nostri piccoli SuperEroi)  arranged by  Associazione Musica Insieme Onlus,  Fondazione Provincia di Brescia Eventi  e  Progetto SuperEroi Brescia. 

 

2013 

Course: Classical piano  with Paolo Savio

Accademia di Alta Formazione Musicale, Verona

June 2012 and  June 2013

Jazz Workshop for musicians and singers with the giant Bopper educator 

Barry Harris, who performed with Cannonball Adderley, Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt and many others.

Elisa performed as a singer in jam sessions with musicians from all over the world: Vince Benedetti (who recorded an album with Diana Krall), Luigi and Pasquale Grasso, Claudio Ottaviano, Oscar Zenari, Gerry López, Nacho Alcantara, Luca Pisani, Thomas Mayeras and more.

 

2012 

Course: Jazz piano  with Oscar Zenari and Roberto Cetoli

 Accademia di Alta Formazione Musicale, Verona

February 2012

Improvisation and musical language Masterclass with Enrico Pieranunzi, who recorded also with Chet Baker

September 2011

Scholarship granted by I.I.S.A. Lunardi to go to the United States

University Of Maryland / Severna Park High School / Broadneck High School

  • cities: Annapolis / College Park / Washington D.C. / Baltimore / New York City

  •  one-month stay in the USA hosted by a family

  • attendance of some lessons at the Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland (College Park), at Severna Park Private High School (Severna. English literature, contemporary history, mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, Spanish Language) and at Broadneck Public High School (Annapolis. Music lessons).

 

2007 - 2011

Intern and voluntary work: Cultural Events Organizer, Web Master,  Web Designer,  Graphic Designer, Videomaker, Photographer

Associazione Musicale Ignazio Pasini (Corte Franca, Brescia, Italy)

  • Cultural Events and Concerts Organization Intern (classical music, jazz music and 1st edition of Onde Musicali Festival in 2010, Lake Iseo, Brescia)

  • Creation and management of websites: Cultural Association, School of Music and Artistic Director (in 2007 created in HTML by using Microsoft FrontPage, later replaced with FLASH by using wix.com).

  • Creation and management of the blog of the Festival by using WordPress.org, MySpace and YouTube

  • Video shooting and editing on DVD (Festival and concerts)

  • PowerPoint presentations and preparation of the concert program.

  • Photography

  •  Public relations and interpreter (foreign musicians)

  • Creation of the advertising material (brochure, poster, book, flyer) by using Photoshop

2007 - 2011 

Course: Classical piano  with Massimiliano Motterle

Associazione Accademia Musicale Ignazio Pasini, Corte Franca  (Brescia, Italy)

September 2006 - July 2011

High-School Diploma:

Business Expert and Foreign Language Correspondent

Istituto Istruzione Superiore Astolfo Lunardi (Brescia, Italy)

  • examination at the end of the 5 years, grade: 90/100.

  • Curriculum: Education to the Intercultural Relations and Corporate Communications

  • Foreign Languages (grammar, literature, business and tourism language): English (5 years), German (5 years) and Spanish (3 years)

  • Business Economics and Financial Mathematics (3 years)

  • Certificate of Attendance to a conference in English held by an American Law Professor concerning the Law in the USA.

  •  Extra-curriculum courses: Photoshop and Music Information Technology.

  • Extra-curriculum activities (September 2010-October 2011): chosen by the Director for the shooting and editing of videos by using iMovie (25th Anniversary of cultural exchange with USA high-schools, travels of the students in Europe, China and USA for open days, 26th cultural exchange with USA high-school); web design and creation of web site in FLASH:  http://elisaminelli.wix.com/sentierolunardi-classe5m.

 

January 2011

FCE – First Certificate in English (B2)

University of Cambridge,

ESOL examinations (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

 

February 2010

Certificate of Foreign Language Internship in Spain:

“Curso Intensivo de Lengua Española”

Academia Mester - Salamanca (Spain)

 

April 2009

Certificate of Foreign Language Internship in Malta:

Upper-intermediate English Course

The Institute of English Language Studies (IELS) - Sliema (Malta)

 

July 2009

Piano Masterclass  held by Motterle in Roana (Vicenza, Italy), at the end of which she performed in a concert.

 

2009 

Associazione Accademia Ignazio Pasini, Corte Franca  (Brescia, Italy)

Courses:

Harmony and composition   with Andrea Rosa

Improvisation-piano jazz  with Emanuele Maniscalco

Operatic singing  with Lin Ling Hui

Modern singing  with Elena Tavernini

May 2008

Certificate of Attendance: Cultural Exchange in Czech Republic

Gymnázium Pierra de Coubertina - Tábor (Czech Republic) / Prague

2008 

Accademia Zerootto, Cellatica  (Brescia, Italy)

Courses:

Piano  with Fabrizio Palermo

Modern singing  with Elisa Rovida

Member of “Zerootto Choir”

April 2007

Certificate of Attendance:

extra-curriculum Course in Chinese Language

Istituto Istruzione Superiore Astolfo Lunardi (Brescia, Italy)

Early studies

In 2006 she started the career as a  keyboard player studying on her own. 

Later she decided to study the instrument with the keyboard player Luca Cavazzana. She played on an academic level in different bands conducted by jazz, blues and rock musicians Giacomo Papetti, Paolo Biasi, Mirko Ferremi and Maurizio Rinaldi.

When it all began...

Elisa was born in Brescia in 1992.

MINELLI ELISA musician

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