CANZONI DI MIO PADRE – SONGS MY FATHER TAUGHT ME
MONDO MUSIC is pleased and extremely proud to be sponsoring the 2018 season of ‘Canzoni Di Mio Padre’ ( Songs My Father Taught Me ). ‘Canzoni’ is a programme of some of the most iconic, well known and most loved Italian and Neapolitan songs, performed by a huge 55 piece symphony orchestra and sung by 2 outstanding tenors, Marco Cinque and David Visentin. Orchestrated and conducted by Daniele Ciurleo – Larubina, this is a tribute to the recordings and performances of Claudio Villa, Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavarotti. Tickets are now on sale and available for purchase here at Mondo Music or through the ‘Canzoni Di Mio Padre’ website. https://www.canzoni.com.au ….Type in MONDOMUSIC at checkout to receive an exclusive 15% discount on ALL TICKETS! 3 concerts ONLY!
DANIELE CIURLEO – LARUBINA
Orchestrator, arranger and conductor
From a very early age, Daniele knew that he wanted to become a musician. Being from an Italian family, Daniele grew up with a love and appreciation for the Neapolitan and Italian popular song instilled in him by his father, Michael. And thus started his love affair with the orchestrations and arrangements of these songs by Giancarlo Chiaramello, Nello Ciangherotti, Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota and the great Henry Mancini.
Daniele began playing classical guitar at the age of 13 and later went on to study Performance in Guitar at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, Australia under the guidance of Professor John Griffiths. It was also here that he continued his studies in Double Bass as a second study instrument after taking it up in his final years at Melbourne High School.
After many years of solo, ensemble and orchestral guitar and double bass playing, Daniele shifted his emphasis to conducting, orchestration and arrangement early in 2012 with the formation of ‘Fusion Pops Orchestra and Choir’ in Adelaide, South Australia. What started as an ensemble of modest size and diversity with humble beginnings, Daniele managed to build this group to a 50+ member full symphonic orchestra with rhythm section and 25 voice mixed choir. FPO was started by Daniele as a vehicle to arrange and orchestrate for a group dedicated to playing popular and rock music, with an unmistakable classical slant for which Daniele’s arrangements have become well known. ‘Fusion Pops Orchestra and Choir’ had performed six sell-out concert seasons since it’s inception and under Daniele’s baton, beginning with it’s inaugural concert ‘Music From The Movies’ through to the highly successful performances of ‘Space , Place and Time’ at Norwood Concert Hall, with arrangements for orchestra and choir of repertoire by Train, David Bowie Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Queen, Billy Joel, The Beatles, Supertramp and Toto.
Daniele has written hundreds of orchestrations and arrangements, the majority for full symphonic orchestra, symphonic orchestra and choir and symphonic orchestra and tenor solo/duo with his portfolio of work rapidly growing.
Daniele stepped down from the podium of ‘Fusion Pops Orchestra and Choir’ as Orchestrator and Conductor in early March 2014 in order to forge a professional career as a commercial orchestrator for the popular music industry, both in Australia and abroad. Apart from his active career as an arranger, he has also been actively playing double bass and guitar as a part of the well known and long established Melbourne Mandolin Orchestra.
Marco Cinque is a lyric tenor who studied and performed in Australia and Italy. Marco was honoured with the opportunity to sing for Maestro Luciano Pavarotti and work on facets of singing technique accompanied by renowned conductor Leone Magiera. At the recommendation of Maestro Andrea Licata, Marco studied with celebrated baritone Enzo Sordello in Italy. Marco was awarded the Umberto Giordano Scholarship in vocal studies which enabled him to study with conductor and vocal teacher Maestro Lorenzo Castriota Skanderbeg in Italy.
He has undertaken operatic roles with Melbourne City Opera including: Alfredo in La Traviata; Rudolfo in La Bohème; Nemorino in L’ Elisir D’ Amore; Fenton in Falstaff; Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi; Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, Turriddu in Cavalleria Rusticana; Frederick in The Pirates Of Penzance; El Remendado in Carmen; Peppe in I Pagliacci (also toured the roles with the S.A company Co Opera nationally); Il Giudice in Un Ballo in Maschera; Spolletta in Tosca; Tinca in Il Tabarro; Ernest in The Obelisk; and the soldier in The Widow. In 2007, Marco debuted in the roles of Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and as Foresto in Verdi’s Attila. In 2009 Marco sang the title role of Ernani and Rodolfo in Luisa Miller by G.Verdi at BMW Edge theatre in Melbourne. In 2010 made his debut in the title role of Andrea Chenier by U. Giordano, Ruggero in La Rondine by Puccini and June 2012 made his debut as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca under the baton of Maestro Gaetano Colajanni
In concert, Marco has sung the tenor role of Uriel in Haydn’s The Creation; Camille in The Merry Widow as well as the lead tenor parts in Mozart’s Requiem and in Carmina Burana. Marco sang as a special guest at the Second of June Festival for the Republic, a Republic Day festival with the “Umberto Giordano” Symphonic Orchestra in Foggia, Italy and at the Castello Di Medici in Tuscany. Back home he performed in The Pavarotti Story, sang the role of Jaquino in Beethoven’s Fidelio for Melbourne City Opera and Ismael in Verdi’s Nabucco as well as Macduff in Verdi’s Macbeth with the Heidelberg Chorale Society. In 2012 he took part in the Tribute Concert to Dame Joan Sutherland with the Melbourne City Opera Company.
Past theatre experiences have included the role of Tony Candolino in the award winning ICA production of Maria Callas Masterclass starring Amanda Muggleton and directed by Rodney Fisher which toured nationally. Marco performs regularly in concert throughout Australia in both cultural and corporate events and was part of a live video linkup with Italy celebrating the centenary of Guiseppe Verdi’s death. Pursuing other stagecraft Marco has performed in film, and has recorded in popular music and operatic genres.
In July 2015 Marco opened the International David Bowie symposium singing the hit song Heroes accompanied by David Kram as part of the David Bowie Is Exhibition from
V and A in London .
Marco is currently touring with the Australian Three Tenors Tribute Show, paying tribute to the legendary tenors, Pavarotti, Carreras and Domingo
Like many children born of Italian migrants David was raised in a home where the Italian song was loved and cherished. It didn’t matter whether it was heard from the record player or the wireless it did maintain the family’s nostalgic connection to the homeland.
So when family friend and highly regarded maestro Guido Coppola discovered David’s vocal talent and musical ability he encouraged him to pursue his vocal studies seriously.
This led him to complete a Bachelor of Music at the Elder Conservatorium at Adelaide University. He went on to perform in concerts and musical festivals where ever he could find them. Then into the theatre from musicals to opera, Gilbert and Sullivan, Bernstein and Rogers and Hammerstein through to Mozart, Rossini and Puccini.
However it is his love of the Italian Song which has continuously brought him back to the concert stage to perform these songs. He feels it is not only important to maintain the presence of the repertoire within the Italian community but also to bring this glorious music to new audiences.