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February 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
The curtains fall on the 17th East-West Music & Dance Encounter 2019, with a double bonanza; Italian-born violinist Luca Ciarla opens the evening with his fiddle and a few toy instruments. A creative and surprising violinist, Ciarla easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction in perfect balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds. With a loop pedal, he performs live all the parts, playing the violin also like a guitar, a cello or percussion. In this imaginative landscape Ciarla sings, whistles play other little instruments and add new virtuoso passages; music is continuously evolving into a dazzling solOrkestra. The program features mainly original compositions and some unusual arrangements of Italian popular tunes. Come experience this versatile artist who has successfully performed in jazz, classical and world music festivals and concert series in more than fifty countries in the world.
The grand finale features in the second half of the evening, the Trio Amitri consisting of World-renowned Pianist and highly sought-after Music Professor, Marialena Fernandes on the Piano, Amina Vamosi playing the Flute and Ieva Pranskute on the Violin playing a variety of musical styles; from Western classical to folk and even contemporary. Do not miss these 3 ladies who electrify the stage with their performance and stage-presence!