Music Scene

Livorno's Music Scene

Indovena, Livornese bandIndovena, Livornese bandLivorno has an incredibly lively music scene covering all areas of music. There are music schools, choirs, classical groups, and many young local bands trying to make their mark, some of whom already have several cds under their belts. The problem for many of these young bands is finding places to perform, as that is one thing Livorno does seem to lack.

Zarastro - Mandrake's Debut Album Release on 5th December


Zarastro, debut album release by MandrakeZarastro, debut album release by MandrakeZarastro
is the title of the debut album by Mandrake, the five-piece band from Livorno, with lead singer and songwriter Giorgio Mannucci,  Stella Sorgente on double bass, Asita Fathi on violin, Mauro La Mancusa on trumpet, guitar and piano, and Dario Gentili on drums and percussion.

Associazione Pietro Napoli, event organiser in Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

musical & cultural events and stage equipment hire

Address: Piazza XI Maggio 4, Livorno
Postcode: 57122
Telephone: +(39) 338 5081221

Bobo - from Prokoviev to politics

15th July 2011
Bobo Rondelli narrates Peter and the Wolf with ORTBobo Rondelli narrates Peter and the Wolf with ORTJust last week Livorno's popular singer-songwriter Bobo Rondelli joined the Florence-based Orchestra della Toscana as narrator in Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. 

This rather unusual role for Bobo - known for his caustic humour and laid back style - may have been cause for some doubts on the other side of the Livornese border, but judging by the audiences' (and the musicians') reaction during the two performances (in San Marcello Pistoiese and Poggio a Caiano), Bobo more than proved his talent as an all-round, and very funny entertainer.

Georgio 'the dove' Valentino, an American in Brussels sings and writes Ciampi

2nd September 2014
Georgio 'the dove' Valentino, an American in Brussels sings CiampiGeorgio 'the dove' Valentino, an American in Brussels sings CiampiMore than a year ago I was contacted by a man with an exotic name - Georgio ‘the Dove’ Valentino – an American journalist/performer living in Brussels who needed information about the burial place of one of Livorno’s best loved singer-songwriters of the past, Piero Ciampi.

Giles Foster's Debut Album - Soul Contact

the Soul Contact cd coverthe Soul Contact cd coverDare to Believe...

British singer songwriter Giles Foster, resident in Montenero, Livorno, has just released his first CD – Soul Contact -  after many months of hard work. The CD has been produced by the local Percorsi Musicali recording studio, where it was arranged by Simone Ricci and Lorenzo Porciani, and recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniele Pistocchi.

Interview with The Lip Colour Revolution

The Lip Colour Revolution: Photo by Laura SgherriThe Lip Colour Revolution: Photo by Laura SgherriOn a cold Tuesday afternoon we squeezed round a table in the corner of the Mille Miglia café in Piazza Attias, me and three of the four members of (the) Lip Colour Revolution, and warmed our hands on cups of vaguely hot tea.  

Livorno Music Festival - Conversation with master class student Davide Fensi

Davide Fensi receives his study award from Sir Peter Maxwell Davies at the Livorno Music Festival 2013Davide Fensi receives his study award from Sir Peter Maxwell Davies at the Livorno Music Festival 2013The third edition of the Livorno Music Festival has just come to a close, following an intensive, and very successful two-week programme of master classes and concerts in the city of Livorno.

Sinfonico Honolulu - ABSOLUTELY LIVE, CD Review

Sinfonico Honolulu - ukulele orchestra from LivornoSinfonico Honolulu - ukulele orchestra from LivornoAbsolutely Live is the newly released cd by the Livornese ukulele band Sinfonico Honolulu which looks like being the sound for this coming summer!

The album was recorded during an enthusiastically received concert at the Teatro C in Livorno, in March 2011. Seven  ukuleles, one guitar and one great voice combine to bring us an appealing collection of British and American pop and rock classics.

Talking to Composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Conductor Christopher Austin at the Livorno Music Festival

L to R: Christopher Austin, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Vittorio Ceccanti, at the Livorno Music Festival: source: Livorno Music FestivalL to R: Christopher Austin, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Vittorio Ceccanti, at the Livorno Music Festival: source: Livorno Music FestivalFor the third year running, leading British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has made the long and complicated journey from his home in the Orkney Islands, off the north coast of Scotland, to hold a master class in composition at the Livorno Music Festival (26th August-7th September 2013).

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