Carly Paoli is is a classically trained singer/lyricist who will be performing at Cadogan Hall on the 15th February 2018.
Carly is delighted to be joined by Grammy award-winning conductor and composer Steven Mercurio, whose musical versatility encompasses the symphonic and operatic worlds. Carly says “I first met Steven in the wonderful Rome Auditorium when we were rehearsing ‘La Dolce Vita’. Straight away I was aware of his charisma and energy and his love and complete passion for the music. He is fantastic to work with as he seems to really empathise and understand what a singer needs. I am so excited that I get to work with him again in music that I am also passionate about.
Joining her on stage are Tring Park 16 choir, from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Last year, the choir reached the live finals of BBC1’s Pitch Battle choral competition, and in 2016 won the BBC’s Songs of Praise Senior Choir of the Year. The choir say “we are thrilled to be singing with Carly – she is an inspiration to all of us hoping to become professional performing artists.”
Speaking about Federico, Carly said “I am fascinated by the innovative way that Federico has chosen to showcase his twin talents - singing and playing the rock guitar. The combination of his guitar playing and then his magnificent operatic tenor sound is absolutely stunning. Federico was part of ‘La Dolce Vita, a concert devoted to Italian film music, and I am thrilled that I get to be on stage with him again.”
Andrea Griminelli’s sensitive interpretations and astonishing techniques have earned him accolades and awards from every corner of the musical world –including the Grammy, the Prix de Paris and an Italian Knighthood. The flautist, who shared the stage at Madison Square Gardens with Luciano Pavarotti, has also collaborated with artists from popular culture including Sir Elton John, James Taylor, Sting, Branford Marsalis and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
Carly has been delighting audiences throughout the world, shared stages with Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras and Elaine Paige, and can count Pope Francis and Prince Charles amongst her fans. Now, following the release of her acclaimed debut album ‘Singing My Dreams’, the classically trained singer is looking forward to this special concert at London’s Cadogan Hall.
“I’m so excited that I will be performing my own concert with orchestra in the stunning Cadogan Hall. This will be my opportunity to share the music from ‘Singing My Dreams’ - plus other songs close to my heart – with the audience. I can’t wait!”
With Carly joined on stage by The Abiah Symphony Orchestra, a choir and these special guests, the evening will provide an opportunity to experience the emotional, sincere and dramatic performances that have captured audiences wherever the young artist has appeared.
On its release in 2017 Carly’s debut album ‘Singing My Dreams’ drew praise around the world, with classical critic David Mellor awarding it 4 stars and declaring “the operatic quality of her voice shines through”. The album reached number 2 in the UK classical charts where it continues to ride high.
“However, exhilarating it is to create an album the thing that affords me even greater joy is to perform the music from that album to a ‘live’ audience. Privately, I’m reserved, but since childhood I’ve lived to sing on stage. I’m sure most artists would agree that there’s something extra special to live music, especially when accompanied by an orchestra. I think it’s a delight for both performer and audience to experience everyone on stage moving as one, playing and singing in complete harmony.”
In 2016 ‘Ave Maria’, a song from her album, was chosen as the official song of the Pope’s Jubilee celebrations and in 2017 her achievements in art and culture were recognised when she was awarded with the prestigious Premio Barocco award in Italy (previous recipients include Dame Helen Mirren and Luciano Pavarotti).
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