Mika opened a competition to be part of his choir for a concert in London. I decided to participate in the audition and finally I was chosen! I met a lot of nice people, learned my part with the members of the band (mainly with the guitarist Tim Van Der Kuil, who plays guitar for Adele too), danced and sang with Mika on the Roundhouse stage! It was an excellent experience that I will never forget. Here some nice pictures!
Yann Tiersen is one of my favourite contemporary piano composers, you may know him thanks to the soundtrack of the film Amélie. During his Midsummer Cycling Tour in Brittany, he stopped at the Blind Spot Records in Rennes, where I had the opportunity to have a nice talk with him. His new album, called Eusa is comprised of 10 new solo piano pieces inspired by locations on the island of Ushant in Brittany, where Tiersen lives.
In the summer of 2012, I participated in the AIMS International Music School on the campus of Eastbourne College, where I performed in a musical called “I wanna be bad”. I played a part of an Italian guy named Fabrizio and sang in a duet the piece “Say It Somehow” from the musical “The Light On The Piazza”.
In May 2012 I won the first price in the singing competition “Solo per una voce”, organized by the Arti’s Scuola d’Arte e Spettacolo in Genoa. The jury was headed by Tiziana TOSCA Donati, Italian singer and actress. I sang a classical Italian piece called La voce del silenzio, presented for the first time at the Festival of Sanremo 1968 in the interpretation of Tony Del Monaco and as “Silent Voices” by Dionne Warwick. Here you can find the video of the final.
Memorial to Freddie Mercury in Montreux.
Making my own re-mix of some of the Queen classics in the control room.
Queen recorded a total of seven albums at Mountain Studios.