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Guest artists


Guest artists

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Cesare Picco

Cesare Picco (born in Vercelli, Italy, in1969) is a composer and jazz pianist, who is interested in many musical genres. He has composed for ballets, operas, the theatre and for many special projects performed worldwide. Over time, he has developed his own musical idiom, the result of years of experimentation and improvisation. Mr Picco has collaborated with artists from all over the world, among them Luciana Savignano, Giovanni Sollima, Antonio Ballista, Yukimi Nagano, Luciano Ligabue, Andrea Bocelli, Al Jarreau, and Simply Red. Mr Picco’s concert in New Delhi in April 2011 was a great success.

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Ileana Citaristi

Ileana Citaristi holds a Doctorate in Philosophy and moved to India after years of experience in European theatre. She lives in Orissa and has learnt Odissi from the renowned dancer Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. Dr Citaristi is also deeply interested in Chhau, particularly the form of the dance associated with the Mayurbhanj district of Orissa. She travels extensively on lecture tours across India, is an authority on Oriya culture and has written The Making of a Guru, a biography of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. This well known exponent of Odissi has done much to popularize the dance in India and abroad and has performed in major dance festivals in India, Italy, Argentina, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, USA, Australia and Israel. Her dance productions include ‘Jarjara’, ‘Surya Devata’, ‘The Journey’, ‘Pancha Bhuta’, ‘Maya Darpan’ and ‘Echo and Narcissus’.

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Ganesh del Vescovo

Ganesh del Vescovo began his guitar studies by himself, as a self-taught musician. He has a deep interest in many musical periods, among them the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern and Contemporary. He improvises and experiments with new guitar techniques and has developed a very personal musical language, partly inspired by Indian classical music. He also plays Indian musical instruments such as the sarod and the tabla and has composed pieces for both. His approach to composition has led to the modification of the classical guitar leading to the creation of two new instruments, the ‘Chikari Guitar’ and the ‘Sarod Guitar’. In 2011 he received an award for his piece for the guitar ‘Schegge di luce’ (‘Splinters of Light’) at the International Festival ‘Claxica 2011’ at Castel d’Aiano, Bologna.