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Festa della Musica



Festa della Musica

Launched in France in 1982, the Festa della Musica (World Music Day/Fête de la Musique) has gone international and has involved in the past hundreds of music institutes and agencies in Italy which, through the coordination of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT), have organised musical events throughout the peninsula on the night of 21st June, the night of the summer solstice.

On the same day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and its diplomatic network around the world have paid tribute to the universal language of music, in all its forms and genres. Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes have hosted concerts offering a wide repertory of music, giving life to stimulating music mixes and promoting the creativity and talent of major performers on the Italian music scene.

Even this year, in spite of the international health emergency, World Music Day confirms to be a valuable opportunity to promote the excellence of Italy’s artistic heritage around the world.

The Embassy of Italy in Kuala Lumpur, in cooperation with New Age Productions, offers a concert by Remo Anzovino, famous pianist and composer, and Flavio Boltro, one of the most prominent jazz trumpet players on the world stage, who together will perform an unpublished live online.

The concert will be available on the YouTube Channel of this Embassy at 7pm on June 21st (Malaysian time), and will feature the following pieces:

1. “Nocturne in Tokyo”

2. “Natural Mind”

3. “Avec ma Nymphe”

4. “Cammino nella Notte”

5. “Yo te pinto”

6. “Yo te cielo”

7. “Musica per Due”

8. “I’m not leaving”

9. “Metropolitan”

For a preview, check our Festa della Musica Playlist (where you will also find the concert) here:


And here are some notes on the artists:

Remo Anzovino

The pianist and composer Remo Anzovino is considered one of the most innovative and eclectic exponents of contemporary instrumental music. After the latest album of unreleased Nocturne, recorded between Tokyo, London, Paris and New York and released by Sony Classical, Anzovino won the Nastro D'Argento (Silver Ribbon) award in 2019 for the original soundtracks of the films Hitler contro Picasso e gli altri (Hitler versus Picasso and the others), Van Gogh tra il grano e il cielo (Van Hogh between wheat and sky) and Le ninfee di Monet (The waterlilies of Monet) for the highly successful series La grande arte al cinema (The great art at the cinema) by Nexo Digital.

Critics praise him for his narrative strength, talent for melody and composing intelligence. In 2018 he received international appreciation with an invitation to the London Jazz Festival. In 2019 he played in Tokyo, Osaka, Washington, Chicago, and New York. In 2019 he published the soundtrack of the film Frida viva la vida on the life of Frida Kahlo and has continued his concert activity in Italy, in piano solo and with the show La grande storia dell'Impressionismo (The great history of impressionism) together with the art critic Marco Goldin.

Flavio Boltro

He is one of the greatest Italian trumpet players, active for over twenty years on the world jazz scene. After graduating from the Conservatory of Turin, he has performed alongside musicians of great stature such as Cedar Walton, Bob Berg, Don Cherry, Billy Hart and Billy Higgins. He was for four years a permanent member of the French ONJ - Orchestre National du Jazz and later of Michel Petrucciani's sextet. The first albums under his name, Road Runner (1999) and 40° (2002) were both released by the prestigious Blue Note label. Important are also his collaborations with the main names of Italian jazz, from Stefano Di Battista to Danilo Rea.

A decisive experience for him is the formation of a trio with Manu Roche on drums and Furio Di Castri on double bass, which in its third year becomes a quartet with the entry of the great American saxophonist Joe Lovano.

In 2017 Boltro launches a new artistic project in trio with Mattia Barbieri (drums) and Mauro Battisti (double bass). The idea of the trio without a harmonic instrument, such as piano or guitar, was born from the artist's need to have more sound freedom and focus on interaction with the rhythm section.

In an interview on Down Beat in November 1998 Wynton Marsalis points out Boltro as one of the best trumpet players on the world jazz scene.