The Nino Rota Ensemble founded in 1994, is composed of musicians united by the same passion for music and cinema. It is a sestet comprising vocals, the flute, violin, viola, violoncello, and piano.
Since its foundation the group has carried out an intense programme of concerts, making a name for itself, both for its ability and originality in Europe and in countries abroad, with performances in the most prestigious theatres in Sweden (Stockholm, Vaestros), Portugal (Lisbon, Coimbra), Egypt (Cairo, Alexandria), Germany (Munich of Bavaria), France (Annecy and Lille), Croatia (Zagreb, Split), Greece (Patras, Rodi, Salonicco), Turkey (Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir), Azerbaijan (Baku), Taiwan (Taipei and other ten cities), Brazil (San Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Juiz del Fora, Rio de Janeiro), Tunisia (Cartagine), Morocco (Casablanca), Cyprus (Limas Sol, Nicosia, Pathos, Bellapais), Lebanon, Libya and Syria (Beirut, Tripoli, Damascus), Luxemburg (Luxemburg).
I'm Deborah, artistic director, pianist and saxophonist, composer, arranger and founder of the Nino Rota Ensemble.
When I was was asked by the mayor of Ancona in 1995 to think about a program dedicated to the musical themes of the most famous movies (the occasion was the centenary of Cinema), I answered with a smile saying that works written for large symphonic orchestras and choirs are impossible to be performed by a group consisting of only six musicians. However, the idea of reviving the magic atmosphere of orchestral film music with my small ensemble, began to obsess me...