October 11, 2021

Carlo Guaitoli & Attilio Zanchi

Carlo Guaitoli returns to Castiglioncello, this time with Attilio Zanchi playing a special program for double bass and piano ranging from classical music to jazz.

Carlo Guaitoli – piano
Prize winner in several international piano competitions such as the A. Rubinstein in Tel Aviv, the F. Busoni in Bolzano, the IMC of Japan in Tokyo, the Unisa Competition in Pretoria and the A. Casagrande in Terni, Guaitoli has performed around the world (Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Middle East, South Africa) as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra. An eclectic musician, he has collaborated as a pianist and conductor with artists from different backgrounds, including Tamas Vasary, the La Scala String Quartet, the Bibiena Quintet, Wim Mertens and Antony Hegarty. Together with Franco Battiato, a renowned Italian composer and singer, he has recorded and toured as a pianist and conductor with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra and other major European orchestras. He has recorded for EMI, Sony, Universal and Brilliant Classics.
Guaitoli is the artistic director of the Municipal Theater in Carpi and of the A. Casagrande International Piano Competition in Terni.

Attilio Zanchi – double bass
Born in Milan, Zanchi began studying double bass in 1978. He attended Jazz courses at the Milan Conservatory and the Milan Municipal School of Music. In 1980 and 1981 he specialized with Dave Holland – one of the world’s best double bass players
– both in Canada at the Banff School of fine arts and in the USA at the Woodstock Creative Music Studio. Since his return to Italy, he has played with the Franco D’Andrea band & Paolo Fresu Quintet, with whom he has also been on a world-wide tour. He has played and recorded with many of the most famous American musicians, including Gerry Mulligan, Don Cherry, Tom Harrell, D. Liebman, P. Woods, K. Wheeler, L. Konitz and Sheila Jordan. Throughout his career, he has recorded over 150 albums, 8 of which are credited to his name. He currently teaches Jazz classes at the Milan Conservatory. In 1982 Zanchi was chosen as the “best Italian double bass player of the year” by the Guitar Club magazine.

About This Event:

Date:   October 11, 2021

Time:   7:00 pm

Price:   Free and open to all

Location:   Sant'Andrea Church