The Nino Rota Ensemble, founded in 1995 in honor of 100 years of Cinema, is an all woman group composed of musicians united by the same passion for music and cinema. They are a quartet comprising voice, flute, violin and piano.
Since its foundation, the group has carried out an intense program of concerts, making a name for itself both for its ability and originality in Europe and in many 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, Lille and Arras), Croatia (Zagreb, Split), Greece (Patras, Rodi, Salonicco), Turkey (Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir), Azerbaijan (Baku), Taiwan (Taipei and other ten cities), Brazil (Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Juiz del Fora, Rio de Janeiro), Tunisia (Cartagine), Morocco (Casablanca), Cyprus (Limas Sol, Nicosia, Pathos, Bellapais, Famagosta), Lebanon, Libya and Syria (Beirut, Tripoli, Damascus), Luxemburg (Luxemburg), Latvia (Riga), Indonesia (Jakarta), Nigeria, Polonia (Warsaw) and Kazakhstan (Astana).
Italian female group for live concerts
Among the numerous performances held by the Ensemble all over the world, particular emphasis must be given to the concerts performed during the inauguration of the International Cinematographic Festivals, such as those in Salonicco, Annecy, Villerupt, Stockholm and Luxemburg.
The musicians comprising the Ensemble are winners of national and international contests, have frequented specialization courses and seminars with the most celebrated international Maestros, and are renowned and appreciated soloists in various chamber music formations steadily collaborating with the best Italian orchestras.
The Nino Rota Ensemble present an extraordinary repertoire, performing the most celebrated compositions of greatest Italian and foreign Maestros such as Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani, Riz Ortolani, Nicola Piovani, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Max Steiner, Luis Bacalov, Mikael Tariverdiev and others, as well as original arrangements written by the pianist Deborah Vico, founder of the group, who adapted this wonderful repertoire to the Ensemble.
On occasion of the centenary celebration of the death of Giuseppe Verdi in 2001, the Nino Rota Ensemble undertook a series of concerts, representing Italy, at the prestigious Teatro Municipal (Municipal Theatre) of Sao Paolo Brazil in collaboration with some of the most celebrated names in Italian lyric opera like Cecilia Gasdia, Pietro Ballo, Giorgio Merighi and Fiorenza Cossotto.
In 2008 the Nino Rota Ensemble won the “Premio Sonora” (Sonora Prize) for the best recording, thanks to the CD called “Giulietta” dedicated to the famous Italian actress Giulietta Masina.
Recently the Ensemble performed in many events linked to Cinema in the presence of famous directors and composers like Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani, Ettore Scola, Francesco Rosi and Marco Bellocchio.
Besides several disc recordings; Italian Radio and Television, the Vatican Radio, Radio and Television of Portugal and several national and international state networks, have broadcast the Ensemble’s concerts.