Scuola Internazionale delle Arti, della Lingua e della Cultura Italiana

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Accademia Europea di Firenze

The best way to learn Italian Language, Culture and Arts in Florence

The Accademia Europea di Firenze is an International School of Italian Arts, Language and Culture.
Founded in 2005 as a school of Italian for foreigners, over time it has expanded its offer to Italian art and culture, music and dance.
The AEF also offers Certificate Programs in Voice & Opera, Drawing & Painting and Dance, and a Certificate Program in Italian Language and Culture, Study Abroad Programs in collaboration with prestigious American Universities, Summer and Winter Programs and Joint Academic Programs developed with university institutions all over the world.
The experiential approach and the quality of the professors make this school, strongly rooted in Italian history and culture but endowed with European academic standards, an international environment in the city of the Renaissance and of widespread beauty.

Antonio Vanni

Antonio graduated in the History of Contemporary Art from the University of Florence in 2006 with a thesis on his teacher, Arturo Carmassi, however ever since high school his intellectual and professional journey had been winding through art, publishing, music and teaching. From 2007 to 2011 he was Program Consultant and Coordinator at the New York University in Florence, and in 2012 he obtained a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the New York University, NY, where he taught the history of jazz and guitar. Executive producer and artistic director of numerous international festivals, he has accrued a vast experience organizing concerts and events with such famous artists as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Charlie Haden, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Egberto Gismonti, Archie Shepp, Toots Thielemans, and Abdullah Ibrahim. He is the founder of Vanni Editore s.r.l., publishers of the magazine Jazzit, and promoter of important publishing and cultural initiatives ranging from art to music. He can boast numerous very prestigious experiences in coordinating activities and projects in the teaching field. Since 2013 he has been the designer and director of the Art of Music Jazz Performance Program at AEF, and in this year he took on the role of Academic Director.

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