Valerio Borgianelli Spina

Born in Rome 04/18/1977


2009 Italian Sommelier Association. Rome, Italy
Biannual professional qualification course in wine tasting and gastronomy

2007 Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY
M.A. Arts Administration

2006 La Sapienza University. Rome, Italy
Scholarship to attend a graduate program abroad.

2003 La Sapienza University. Rome, Italy
B.A., Philosophy Summa cum laude

2002 Alfredo Casella Conservatory. L’Aquila, Italy
B.A., Classical Percussion 9.50/10

2000 Boston University. Boston, Massachusetts
Summer session, English Language

1998 Eurocentre. Paris, France
Summer session, French Language DELF certified

Internships and academic experiences

2006 Slow Food conference at Lehigh University. Pennsylvania
Conference about the Slow Food movement

2007 Stone Barns, Center for Food and Agriculture. Pocantico Hills, New York
Consulting activity for the Development Department

2007 The Harriman Institute at Columbia University. New York
Presentation on the Georgian and Armenian culinary tradition and heritage

2007 Internship at World Music Institute. New York
Assistant to the director and to the Membership and Box Office Managers

2007 Internship at Slow Food USA. Brooklyn, New York
Assisted in organizing the American delegation to Terra Madre.

2008 Rome Sustainable Food Project at the American Academy in Rome. Rome, Italy
Internship in the kitchen, outreaching program

Experiences as a Freelance

06/2009 present Slow Food Editore. Bra, Italy
Collaboration on the wine guides

09/2009 present Auditorium-Parco della Musica. Rome, Italy
Consulting activities on the Slow Food Farmer Market and food events at the Auditorium

01/2009 – 01/2010 Dalle Vigne S.p.a. Vinci, Italy
Consulting acitivities in the marketing and sales of wines. Wine tasting classes

08/2007 - 09/2008 Zètema Progetto Cultura S.r.l. Rome, Italy
Assistant to the President. Assisted in communication, internal and external relations, fundraising activities

01/2007 - 04/2008 Auditorium-Parco della Musica. Rome, Italy
Steve Reich Week. Communication, relations with the artist

2001 - 2008 Founder/Artistic Director Ready Made Ensemble. Rome, Italy
Developed and organized eight ensemble productions in Italy. Developed new projects, strategic planning, key negotiations. Developed and managed production budgets and processed related invoices

1999 - 2004 Founder/Director Saperi, Sapori, Sipari. Rome, Italy
Collaborated with the contemporary percussion ensemble Ars Ludi to create festivals and concerts Created programs, flyers and e-mail flyers. Arranged mailings of press kits and proposal letters to potential producers Researched potential presenters/venues. Created and maintained professional contacts within the artistic community

2000 Italian Society for the Study of African-American Music. Italy
Development of agency for jazz artists. Communicated and collaborated with players, venues, government officials and press. Wrote and managed correspondence with artists and sites, including overall mailings, invitations, requests

Experience as a teacher

09/2009 present ISFIMA Institute. Potenza, Italy
Professor of Project Management, Marketing, and Communication for Cultural Events

06/2008 CRUI Foundation. Bari, Catania, Napoli, Cosenza, Italy
Professor of Economic Impact Evaluation of Cultural Events


Languages: Italian, English, French
Proficient with MS Office software, FileMaker Pro, Photoshop, Netscape, Firefox

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