Alba Music Festival Productions - Tribute to Ennio Morricone

Tribute to Ennio Morricone
(pdf available at the end of this page)

Giuseppe Nova flute
Luigi Giachino piano and arrangements

A special event to celebrate Ennio Morricone.
The show with live music and film projections was created to celebrate the 90th birthday of Maestro in 2018, and now it becomes a souvenir and tribute the most celebrated Italian composer of our century.

Giuseppe Nova with his golden flute and Luigi Giachino, pianist and also author of the transcriptions, will make us relive some of the soundtracks that have made the history of cinema, proposed in a concert form and collected in a special CD released together with La Stampa - one of the main Italian newspaper - on fall 2018 for Morricone’s birthday.

The first copy of the CD was given by the artists directly to Maestro, together with a special Lifetime Achievement Award, part of a project that involved other organizations, like Piedmont Region and International Alba White Truffle Fair.

Alba Film Festival created the cinematographic projections, wich are part of the show. An accurate and bright editing makes each track not a generic clip, but rather a short version of the entire film.

The concert is based on a series of coherent steps in Morricone’s extraordinary musical life, through accurate transcriptions of pieces, carefully selected by importance, artistic value and adaptability to the instruments. The listener is taken by the arm and led into the fascinating world of Maestro Morricone. Thanks to music, the movies that have accompanied the last forty years of our lives come to our mind.

Musical soundtracks gave cinema a fundamental artistic contribution: music can say the unspoken, express ideas and the inner life of the characters, prefigure or call to mind a fact, a place, a person. Music - as Pier Paolo Pasolini said - allows cinema, more deeply than recent technologies, to conquest the third dimension.


Ennio Morricone

The Mission Suite - Gabriel's Oboe
Cinema Paradiso - Titles
The Legend of 1900 - Playing Love
Metti una sera a cena
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in America - Suite
Cokeye's Song, Poverty / Childhood Poverty Theme, Friendship and Love Theme, Deborah’s Theme
The Unknown Woman
The Sicilian Clan
The Best Offer
The Correspondence - Two Rooms in a Hotel
Everbody's Fine - Travel
A Pure Formality - Photographs

About Giuseppe Nova, considered one of the most representative Italian flutists of his generation, the Washington Post described his performance in the US capital as "fascinating". Other critics mentioned his «enlightened interpretation [… and] an extraordinary musical line» (il Giornale); "Musical art in its perfection" (Nice Matin FR); "A dialogue conducted with genius" (Nurtinger Zeitung DE); "Refined musicality" (The Sunday Times Malta). After graduating in Italy and France (Conservatory of Lyon) at the famous School of Maxence Larrieu, Giuseppe Nova made his debut in 1982 as a soloist with the RAI Symphony Orchestra. Hence the beginning of a brilliant career, holding concerts and masterclasses in Europe, the United States and Latin America, Asia (Japan, China, Thailand, Singapore, Korea) and performing in famous halls and festivals such as Suntory, Hamarikyu, Kioi Hall in Tokyo, Parco della Musica in Rome, Conservatory in Beijing, Seoul Art Center and Lotte Concert Hall, Umbria Jazz, Smetana Hall and Rudolfinum in Prague, Verona Philharmonic Theater, Milan Musical Evenings. He is professor at Conservatoire de la Vallée d’Aoste and Visiting Artist at St. Mary's College of Maryland, USA. Several are his radio and television recordings, and CD (Camerata Tokyo, Universal) with Maxence Larrieu, Bruno Canino, Arnoldo Foà, Wolfgang Schulz, among others. He received the International Chamber Music Award in Kyoto, performed for the G20 in Guatemala City, in 2011 he obtained the European Award for Artistic and Cultural activities in Prague, and in 2018 he was awarded the BMIMF Best Artist at the Korean Busan Maru Festival. Invited as an Instrument Expert at Conservatories of Lausanne and the Lyon for the Bachelor's and Master of Arts Degrees.

Luigi Giachino, graduated in Piano and Composition with full marks at the Turin Conservatory with M. Gachet and G. Bosco, continued his studies with Vincenzo Vitale and Giorgio Ferrari. He holds a certificate of specialization in the EEC in composition, arrangement and conducting of extra-academic music. His chamber, symphonic and lyrical works are performed periodically in concerts and recordings. He was a fellow of the Bogliasco Foundation for the composition of the melodrama "La casa del nonno" (Sonzogno). Among the prizes, in 1993 he won a scholarship from the SIAE General Management to study with Carlo Savina and became his assistant in various locations (Fiesole Music School, Genoa Conservatory, Alassio Laboratorio Musica, etc.). He composed ballets, stage and screen music for various clients, including Raidue, TorinoSpettacoli, Ministry of the Environment - European Commission DG XI - Lipu, City of Turin, Giugiarodesign, Raitre, University of Turin, Regional Academy of Dance of Turin, International Help, Piedmontese Chambers of Commerce Foreign Center. Often engaged in concerts, masterclasses and competition boards, from 2004 to 2007 he was a lecturer at the University of Turin and Genoa and music director of the Extracampus university television. He has also worked in France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Principate of Monaco, Syria, Slovenia, Romania, Switzerland, Belgium and Japan. Since 1986 he has been organizing activities for several institutes, associations and public administrations. From 2004 to 2010, he was a member of the Board of Directors and then president of the public institution Moncalieri Musica Teatro. Since 1990 he has held the chair of Composition at the Conservatory of Genoa, where he is currently departmental referent and academic advisor. His musics are published by Curci, Nuova Fonit-Cetra, Warner, Casa Sonzogno, Esagono, Carocci, Gremese, Kaplan, Il Foglio Letterario, Chiaramonte, TGE, Gioiosa, Gli archivi del '900, Cartman, RTI Music Division, Zedde.

Technical requirement
Half-grand piano or upper
Projector and HDMI cable
Screen (4x3 meters or wider)
Video material is playable by our Mac Pro personal computer

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