Guilford House Concert features Italian jazz violinist, Luca Ciarla


GUILFORD >> On Sunday at 7:30 p.m., internationally-known Italian jazz violinist, Luca Ciarla brings his solo program "Bach into Myself" to Guilford!! $15 to $20 at the door. Luca is making a special trip to Vermont for a repeat performance between engagements in New York during his two-and-a-half week coast-to-coast US tour this year (Luca first delighted audiences in our area in early February, 2013).

Luca Ciarla pays tribute to his favorite composer, re-arranging with a modern touch and live looping techniques some of J.S. Bach's greatest compositions. "Bach into Myself" features music by Bach and composers that have been strongly influenced by the German master such as Villa-Lobos and Piazzolla as well as some original compositions by Luca himself. A surprising and informal program constantly in balance between classical, traditional and contemporary sounds!

Luca Ciarla is simply one of the most creative and surprising violinists around! His music easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds. He has successfully performed in jazz, classical and world music festivals and concert series in nearly 50 countries and on every continent; from the Montreal Jazz Festival to the Hong Kong Performing Arts Centre, from Celtic Connections in Scotland to the Villa Lobos Festival in Rio de Janeiro and the Melbourne Jazz Festival in Australia.

A native of Termoli, Italy, Luca began playing violin and piano at the age of eight. By twelve he was studying at the conservatory and few years later began exploring also jazz and improvisation, inspired by artists such as Keith Jarrett, Egberto Gismonti and the Turtle Island Quartet. He received the "Diploma di Violino" in 1993 and then studied at the Fiesole School of Music and the European Union Music School of Saluzzo.

In 1996 Luca moved to the United States to pursue a master's at the Indiana University and to study jazz with David Baker. Subsequently he completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Arizona where he has taught violin and improvisation for several years. Winner of several competitions in Italy and abroad, in 1999 he was honored by New York-based Chamber Music America. He has recorded with several labels (Egea, Alfamusic, Felmay, Camjazz, Incipit, Violipiano) working with classical, jazz, folk and even rock musicians such as Greg Cohen, Daniele Sepe, Joshua Bell, Edgar Mayer, Daniele Scannapieco, Danilo Rea, Sylvain Gagnon, to name only a few!

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