• ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

    Set on the famous coastline of the Golfo dei Poeti, the seaside town of Lerici and the neighbouring Cinque Terre have been a magnet for poets and composers alike, from Shelley, Byron and D. H. Lawrence to Wagner.

     

    Conductor Gianluca Marcianò launched Suoni dal Golfo festival in 2017 in his home town of Lerici, synthesising the beauty of this historic and authentic town by the sea with wonderful music.

     

    Together with violist Maxim Novikov, Gianluca Marcianò established the concept of Orchestra Excellence - a training opportunity for emerging musicians. The festival provides a summer residency for carefully selected young musicians as well as showcasing celebrated artists. Together they learn and grow.

     

    With 17 concerts in stunning locations in Lerici, San Terenzo and Tellaro, Suoni dal Golfo pays tribute to all those artists who over centuries drew inspiration from the wonderful surroundings of the Gulf of Poets.

     

    Join us and feed your soul.

     

    Watch our documentary of Suoni dal Golfo 2018

    Gianluca Marcianò conducting Orchestra Excellence

  • Founders

    Gianluca Marcianò

    Conductor

    Gianluca Marcianò is a conductor of great agility and astuteness with a particular interest in bringing the Italian operatic repertoire to the most varied corners of the world. He is the Chief Conductor of the Armenian State Opera in Yerevan, Artistic Director of the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut and was recently appointed as Music Director of the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad. He is increasingly in demand as an opera conductor and has strong ties with the opera houses in Zagreb, Minsk, Sassari, Prague and, in the UK, English National Opera, Longborough Opera and Grange Park Opera where he inaugurated the new theatre in Horsley with a production of Tosca.

     

    A piano prodigy himself he graduated in politics before being trained as a conductor. Gianluca is committed to nurturing young talent and created the Orchestra Excellence together with violist Maxim Novikov. As Lerici is his home town, Gianluca is delighted to give his Orchestra Excellence a residency at Suoni dal Golfo.

    Maxim Novikov

    Violist

    Maxim Novikov is a keen advocate and performer of new works for his instrument, the viola. The former pupil of Yuri Bashmet currently works as a producer at the State Opera of Armenia, is a freelance sound engineer and he forms a duo with harpist Valentina Borisova. As a soloist Maxim has performed with the Mariinsky Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and many other orchestras in his native Russia. He is deeply committed to developing Orchestra Excellence and giving the musicians the best professional experience possible, in the wonderful environment of Lerici.

  • NEWS

    As it happens...

    TICKETS ON SALE from 20 May 2019

    We are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale. Please click on BOOK TICKETS within the event listing to open a tab on the website of our event booking agent. Join us as a Friend or Sponsor (either sign up through this website on the support page or email the Festival office) to receive the special code to receive a 10% discount on tickets. Residents of Lerici and surrounding villages receive a special offer of €10 per concert. The voucher code will be circulated locally.

    Tax beneficial giving for UK tax payers

    UK tax payers can now give to Associazione culturale Suoni dal Golfo using Gift Aid through Charitable Aid Foundation (CAF) and benefit themselves as well as Suoni dal Golfo by doing so. Anyone wishing to give through CAF should contact the Executive Director by clicking the link for information. This has been enabled through membership of Transnational Giving Europe. For similar possibilities in other European territories or for US tax payers wishing to support the Festival through the American Friends of Suoni dal Golfo, please contact the Executive Director.

    Outreach in Lerici

    Associate conductor Pablo Urbina will be directing a new strand of the Festival - outreach projects with children and to local care homes, bringing creativity to the young and rekindling happy memories in the elderly.

  • EVENTS

    FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

    10 - 24 August 2019

     

    10.08

    Grand Gala Opening

     

    Rotonda Vassallo

    21:00 | Music of award-winning film Capernaum with composer Khaled Mouzanar on piano, Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi on bandoneon and Q&A with special guest, film director Nadine Labaki. Orchestra Excellence conducted by Gianluca Marcianò.

     

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    11.08

     

    Venue to be advised

    18:30 | ExclusIVe Saxophone Quartet

     

    Rotonda Vassallo

    Young artist in the spotlight

    21:00 | Katya Tsukanova, violin; Gianluca Marcianò, piano

    Music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski

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    Oratorio en Salaa, Tellaro

    21:00 | Aitne Quartet.    Donata Piazza, violin; Simone Paradiso, viola; Elena Sciamarelli, cello and Marco Campo, oboe

    Evening of Haydn, Schubert and Mozart quartets

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    12.08

    Momento Immobile

     

    Rotonda Vassallo

    21:00 | An evening of belcanto with Venera Gimadieva, Gianluca Marcianò and Orchestra Excellence

     

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    13.08

    Mister Bach's European Journey

    Rotonda Vassallo

    20:30 | A Bach programme performed by Andrea Bacchetti, piano

     

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    14.08

    "L'invitation au voyage"

     

    Rotonda Vassallo

    21:00 | Mixed media performance with Italian award-winning actor Marco Gambino,

    international concert pianist Marcelo Bratke and videoscenography by Brazilian artist Mariannita Luzzati

     

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    15.08

    Ferragosto extravaganza

     

    Rotonda Vassallo

    21:00 | featuring Miriam Prandi, cello and piano; Ana de la Vega, violin and Darko Briek, clarinet performing Mozart, Haydn and more with Orchestra Excellence conducted by Pablo Urbina with surprise stars

     

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    16.08

     

    Rotonda Vassallo

    21:00 | Dolore e grandezza dell'Abate Liszt

    Gregorio Moppi - actor; Alberto Bologni, violin; Giuseppe Bruno, piano

     

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    17.08

    "All'Italia"

     

    Rotonda Vassallo

    21:00 | Young Concert Artists Trust prize-winner Guiseppe Guarrera, pianist, plays Scarlatti, Berio, Bach/Busoni and Liszt

     

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    18.08

    An evening of chamber music

     

    Rotonda Vassallo

    21:00 | Schubert 'The Trout' and more

    with Sergei Krylov, violin; Maxim Novikov, viola; Miriam Prandi, cello; Klaudia Baca, double bass; Vitaly Pisarenko, piano; Ana de la Vega, flute and Lone Madsen, clarinet

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    19.08

     

    Rotonda Vassallo

    21:00 | Tchaikovsky Concerto op. 35 and Tchaikovsky Symphony 5

    Sergei Krylov, violin with Orchestra Excellence and Gianluca Marcianò, conductor

     

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    20.08

     

    Rotonda Vassallo

    21:00 | Tosti, Mascagni, Bellini, Bixio and De Curtis

    Vincenzo Costanzo, tenor and Gianluca Marcianò, piano

     

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    21.08

    Rotonda Vassallo

    Young artist in the spotlight

    19:30 (NB early start time) I Nicolas Salloum plays Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin

     

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    Special event for sponsors and donors at the Castle

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    21:30 I Ksenia Milas performs all 24 Caprices for solo violin op. 1 by Niccolò Paganini

     

     

    22.08

    Rotonda Vassallo

    21:00 | World premiere symphony "Lerici" by David Winkler

    Liszt Piano Concerto 2 with Vitaly Pisarenko and Orchestra Excellence conducted by Gianluca Marcianò

     

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    23.08

    "La Grande Bellezza"

     

    Rotonda Vassallo

    21:00 | Maxim Novikov, viola; Herta Hansena, piano - music of Rota, Schubert, Pärt, Karmanov, Reinecke and Di Marino

     

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    24.08

    "In Viaggio con Rossini e Paganini"

     

    Rotonda Vassallo

    21:00 | 'Musicattore' Luigi Maio and Orchestra Excellence conducted by Gianluca Marcianò

     

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  • WE NEED YOUR HELP!

    Support is a click away

    We hope to see you at our concerts in the pre-festival series and to welcome you in August.

    You are a vital part of the rich experience of the festival.

     

    Suoni dal Golfo festivals are an unforgettable experience.

    Sumptious sounds of music in an exquisite setting. A meeting of minds, souls and spirit.

    Summer 2019 has treats in store and some surprises!

     

    We cannot do this without support. And there are many ways to interact with us and help: corporate sponsorship; donations; benefit-in-kind and becoming a patron or a friend. Below are a list of some of the categories - all of which will be acknowledged in our festival brochure programme and bring other festival benefits.

     

    PLEASE NOTE

    UK tax payers can now give to Associazione culturale Suoni dal Golfo using Gift Aid through Charitable Aid Foundation (CAF) and benefit themselves as well as Suoni dal Golfo by doing so. Anyone wishing to give through CAF should contact the Executive Director by clicking the link for information. There are also arrangements with several European countries through Transnational Giving Europe and in the USA through The American Friends of Suoni dal Golfo.

  • We'd love to hear from you

    PLEASE CONTACT US

    Associazione culturale Suoni dal Golfo

     

    CF (Fiscal code) 91093760113

    P.IVA (VAT registration number) 01476940117

     

    Artistic Directors: Gianluca Marcianò and Maxim Novikov

    Executive Director: Jill Segal

     

     

     

     

     

    Piazza Bacigalupi, 2, 19032 Lerici SP
    +44 7515 889 030