Onorary Members

Gianluigi peduzzi

Gianluigi Peduzzi founded Rustichella d'Abruzzo in 1989 together with his sister Stefania and became President of the company. Then, he began his travels around the world with the careful work to consolidate a commercial network of professionals and gastronomes, starting from the meeting with personalities such as Giorgio Onesti and Gualtiero Marchesi. Promoter of the Pera d'Abruzzo Consortium and member of the Board of Directors, since 1994 he has held the position of Board Director first in the BCC of Cerratina and Pianella which merged into the BCC of Castiglione M.R and Pianella. Also involved in social work, he was President of the Rotary Club of Pescara Nord and is still a member of a district commission.

franco D'eusanio

Franco D'Eusanio is Doctor of Agricultural Sciences and has been a consultant for many wineries for many years. Founder of the Chiusa Grande organic farm in 1994, he is a staunch supporter of the "organic philosophy" - defined, therefore, as a "vinosopher" and "bio-innovator" - in order to rediscover the tradition and ways to preserve the ecosystem in the cultivation of lives. The set of results obtained is the fruit of the arduous and meticulous work, which begins in the vineyards with the control of fertilization, pruning, the use of natural pesticides and other precautions; in this way the grapes produced are healthy and rich in vitamins and proteins. Numerous collaborations with the Universities of Abruzzo and the CNR have led to the development of new production techniques.

michele di toro

Michele Di Toro, originally from Sant'Eusanio del Sangro, was born in 1974. Since he was a child he has shown a great predisposition towards music in general and, in particular, for the piano. He graduated from the Conservatory “L. d'Annunzio" in Pescara and perfected at the Ecole Normale de Musique "A. Cortot” in Paris, obtaining the execution diploma. Influenced by Afro-American musical languages, he attended the Civic Jazz Courses in Milan. He has participated in events such as "Iseo Jazz" in 2002, at the "Concerti del Tempietto" (Teatro di Marcello, Rome), he is a regular guest at the "Mozart Week" which takes place every year in Chieti; he was also part of the Civica Jazz Band directed by Enrico Intra. The first recording work in his own name entitled "Playing With Music" sees the participation of the guitarist Franco Cerri.

angelo fabbrini

Angelo Fabbrini, born in Pesaro and Pescara by adoption, is a master tuner of international renown. The greatest pianists have turned to him, from Benedetti Michelangeli to Pollini, from Zimerman to Brendel, from Sokolov to Martha Argerich, who play only on the Steinway grands tuned by him and who often want him by their side on their tours in all countries of the world. Fabbrini employs around twenty collaborators and has purchased and then resold over 200 Steinway grand pianos and he is the owner of around twenty pianos which he rents out in all the major theaters to the most talented pianists. His story is not only the story of an extraordinary craftsman of sound, but also that of a capable entrepreneur and a truly exceptional witness. He is the author with Pietro Marincola of the book "The tuner's briefcase. The search for lost sound", Passigli Editore, 2020.

marina assogna

I was a teacher for 20 years in Varese teaching sciences in various institutes of the province. In 2007 I decided to go back to Abruzzo where I was born in Atri (TE). In Abruzzo I taught in Penne, Città Sant'Angelo and finally at the Liceo D'Ascanio where I had the pleasure of meeting Prof Natalucci whom I remember fondly. An always kind person, available with me and with the kids and a well-prepared teacher. I volunteered at Banco Alimentare in Varese while in Pescara I collaborated for years with Vides in Pescara helping children with their homework until the pandemic period. I am currently retired both as a teacher and as a volunteer.