Pino De Vittorio & Progetto detto il Gorzanis

From intimate lute fantasies to lively saltarellos: the next-to-last evening of Laus Polyphoniae 2012 may very well become the one most steeped in atmosphere. The programme offers Italian songs and dance music by Giacomo Gorzanis, a 16-century lute virtuoso from Trieste. The singer on duty is Pino De Vittorio, well-known as Marco Beasley’s associate.

The blind Giacomo Gorzanis was famous as a masterly lute player in his days. As a composer he left behind not only some extremely virtuoso works, but also a marvellous collection ‘Napoletane’ (Neapolitan lute songs). The ensemble Progetto detto il Gorzanis, with musicians from Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland and Colombia, are very fond of this composer, devoting all their concerts to this exceptional oeuvre.


Pino De Vittorio, voice | Monica Prada, voice | Bor Zuljan, lute & renaissance guitar | Patricia Esteban, recorder & viol | Domen Marincic, viol | Massimiliano Dragoni, percussion

Pino De Vittorio and Marco Beasley: