Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Premier pianist Remo Anzovino puts on a touching performance in Rome, December 7th, 2013

Italian pianist Remo Anzovino exquisitely played a piano concerto in Rome’s “Palazzo delle Esposizioni”

Remo Anzovino is a 37 year-old musician, composer and lawyer from the northern Italian town of Pordenone.  Anzovino first approached the world of music at the tender age of 10.  His early career involved producing soundtracks for silent movies (Buster Keaton just happens to be one of his heroes.  One of his songs is “No Smile Buster Keaton”).  Between 2002 and 2007 he worked on approximately 30 silent movies.  Anzovino is the recipient of several Italian awards with many of his albums that have reached the no. 1 position in the Italian jazz section of iTunes.   

His performance at the 2007 Venice Film Festival was regarded as one of the highlights of the same festival.  One of his most touching pieces, which he also performed in Rome, is “October  1963 (Suite for Vajont)” which commemorates the immense tragedy which hit the northern town of Longarone 50 years ago when part of a mountain collapsed in a dam causing the death of nearly 2,000 people.   The Italian presidency awarded Anzovino a special merit for this piece.   Anzovino’s latest and fifth album is called “Vivo” (Alive) and consists of his first-ever live album of his career which was recorded last April in Rome’s Auditorium. 

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