NINO ROTA ENSEMBLE
The Nino Rota Ensemble was founded in Italy (the Marches) in 1995.The ensemble members usually play classical repertoire as soloists, with many chamber groups and Italian orchestras. As the Nino Rota Ensemble, they always play a particular repertoire composed by famous Italian and foreign composers such as Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani, Riz Ortolani, Nicola Piovani, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Max Steiner and others. The music comes from well-known sound tracks such as “Gone with the Wind”, “Once Upon a time in America”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Amarcord”, “Singin’ in the Rain”, “Mission” and many others.
The Nino Rota Ensemble was founded in Italy (the Marches) in 1995 and since then has performed continuously throughout Europe and abroad, playing in important theatres in Stockholm (Sweden), Lisbon (Portugal), Cairo and Alexandria (Egypt), Lyon, Annecy, Lille and Arras (France), Munich (Germany), Taipei (Taiwan), Salonike, Patras, Rhodos and Athens (Greece), Zagreb and Split (Croatia), Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), Ankara, Izmir and Istanbul (Turkey), Baku (Azerbaigian), Casablanca (Morocco), Tunis and Cartago (Tunisia), Nicosia, Bellapais, Pathos and Limassol (Cyprus), Beirut and Tripoli (Liban), Damascus (Syria), Luxemburg, Riga (Lettonia).
The Ensemble consists of six Italian female musicians: Tiziana Santarelli (soprano), Giannina Guazzaroni (violin), Federica Torbidoni (flute), Graziana Giansante(oboe), Cecilia Amadori (cello) and Deborah Vico (piano and arrangements).
The Ensemble members usually play classical repertoire as soloists, with many chamber groups (duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet) and Italian orchestras. As the Nino Rota Ensemble, they always play a particular repertoire composed by famous Italian and foreign composers such as Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani, Riz Ortolani, Nicola Piovani, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Max Steiner and others. The music comes from such well-known sound tracks as “Gone with the Wind”, “Once Upon a time in America”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Amarcord”, “Singin’ in the Rain”, “Mission” and many others.
Recently they have worked with some of the most famous international singers, like Cecilia Gasdia and Fiorenza Cossotto, playing in the Municipal Theatre of Sao Paolo (Brasil).
The pianist Deborah Vico is responsible for the transcriptions and arrangements used in the programme, with great expressive effect and utmost refinement. The six musicians have received awards in national and international competitions; they have also attended courses and seminars of important musicians and composers. Their performances have been broadcasted by National Portugal Television and Radio of Lisbon, RAI, Vatican Radio and by many national and private TV. The recent compact disc with recording of their repertoire is having great success around the world.
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NINO ROTA ENSEMBLE – reviews
“DREAMING MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS”
Theater Movie “Parktheater”: The Nino Rota Ensemble enchanted
What kind of a magic and charming atmosphere can an exceptional performance of classic movie soundtracks create, has been remarkably demonstrated by the Nino Rota Ensamble from Ancona during a well appointed concert at the Parktheater in Kurhaus.
Even without the support of movies scenes, the 6 young ladies performers has offered a fascinating and unforgettable concert-experience at their last stage performace of their concert tour “Viva l’ Italia”.
The Ensemble born in 1995 has plunged itself with impressive bravura in the highly rich world of Movies Soundtracks. One of the highlight of their interesting repertoir has been some compositions of the great Ennio Morricone, where alongside his most famous works such as “Once upon a time in America” “Cinema Paradiso” they have also played some of his slighlty less famous composition as for instance the wonderful Love’s theme “Metti una sera……”
Artistic director of this most charming sexstette ist the charismatic pianist Deborah Vico, a versatile and resourceful artist involved in many interesting projekts, also a protagonist in the Pop group “Quintessenza”.
Together with her equally excellent co-artists Federica Torbidoni, Giannina Guazzaroni, Tiziana Santarelli, Graziana Giansante e Cecilia Amadori, she has delighted the audience completely.
This charming small formation has managed to perform with equal atmosphere and grandiosity the otherwise big orchestra composition of Ennio Morricone’s “Mission”, the Nino Rota’s “la strada” and “Otto e mezzo”, Nicola Piovani’s “Life is beautiful” and Michael Nyman’ “Piano lessons”.
A Classy women’s Ensemble with a supple sound. In the crowded and with a flawless acustic Kurhaustheater, where the elegant and sinuos ladies’ ensemble seemed to have been inspired in the look and in the sound by this atmosphere, you accept with benevolence even the most popular rather than superfluous over played hits such as the english musical “Cats” or the Hollywood’s Titanic of Celine Dion.
A rousing lasting cheer at the end of a Concert that has been appealing under more than one regard.
TOELZER KURIER (Munich, Germany)
CLASSIC MOVIES SOUNDTRACKS
Nino Rota: a feast for the ears
The italian Ensemble “Nino Rota” means not only first class classical music but to its spoilt fans it means also and above all a unique interpretation of the classical and famous movie’s themes.
Amongst the Highlights of the show the audience has appreciated George Gershwins’s “Summertime”, and the unforgettable “Memory” from the english show “Cats” of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The audience was stunned and completely taken by the extremely good performance of the Ensemble.
The standing ovation at the end of the concert has showed this appreciation more than words can do.
NINO ROTA ENSAMBLE – repertoire
CINEMA & MUSIC
The most beautiful soundtracks
HOMMAGE TO ALBERTO SORDI
The Italian comedy
An out and out history of cinema and music
THE MAGICAL WORLD OF “WALT DISNEY”
The most beautiful songs from his famous films
A BOX AT THE OPERA
The most famous opera arias and duets of love
CONCERT FOR HOLY CHRISTMAS
Celebrated Christmas melodies
CONCERT FOR HOLY EASTER
Celebrated melodies to celebrate Easter
Homage to the two most loved American composers
THE ITALIAN DRAWING ROOM
The most celebrated chamber arias in the Italian repertoire
UP WITH THE MUSICAL!
The most beautiful songs from musicals
HOMMAGE TO PIAZZOLLA
The most beautiful tangos of the Argentinean composer