Ennio Morricone x 3 : the ensemble for the Camille Awards
We are honoured to have Ennio Morricone’s soloists Paolo Zampini, Luca Pincini and Gilda Buttá performing some of Ennio Morricone’s most beloved themes at the Camille Awards ceremony, taking place at Théâtre du Vaudeville on February 3rd, 2020.
They are three world-famous musicians who have been collaborating with Maestro Ennio Morricone for over 20 years. The chamber music concert features some of the most celebrated melodies composed by the Maestro and transcribed by the composer especially for this ensemble which has the exclusive right of performance. The poetic value of such famous themes is thus highlighted by a writing and a performance no longer aimed at their original function, but rather at pure musical enjoyment.
PAOLO ZAMPINI, born in Pistoia, pupil of Roberto Fabbriciani, is one of Ennio Morricone’s favourite soloists: for over thirty years, he has been performing his film music and compositions of “absolute music”. Under his direction, with the Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta, he has given concerts all over the world. Paolo Zampini, member of the Orchestra Unione Musicisti di Roma, has linked his name to the creation of countless soundtracks for the Cinema and Theatre, collaborating with Oscar winners Nicola Piovani and Luis E. Bacalov, and again with Franco Piersanti, Piero Piccioni, Armando Trovaioli, Roberto Pregadio, Roman Vlad, Pino Donaggio, Stelvio Cipriani, Bill Conti, Giancarlo Savina, Franco Mannino, Gianni Ferrio, Andrea Morricone. In the eighties, he was part of the Logos Ensemble, with whom he staged the Italian premiere of the play “Solo un paso” by the Spanish composer Luis De Pablo. In November 2018 he was invited to Astana as an expert for the five-year evaluation of the Kazakh National University of Arts. Since 1980, Paolo Zampini has taught ﬂute at the State Conservatories; he is currently Director of the Cherubini in Florence.
LUCA PINCINI. Beginning his studies of cello at an early age, Luca Pincini later graduated with honours from the Academies Santa Cecilia in Rome and Chigiana in Siena. He started a brilliant career as First Cello in prestigious Italian Orchestras. At the same time, he developed a remarkable concert activity, playing for prestigious institutions in Europe and around the world. Dedicated to the most varied styles, he has interpreted a wide range of music from traditional authors to those of today. He himself is the author of original compositions. For decades he has collaborated as a soloist with Ennio Morricone, with whom he has recorded for cinema productions and performed concerts all over the world. The same composer has dedicated “Monodia per violoncello solo” to him. As a soloist, Luca Pincini has also been active with other musicians, like Luis Bacalov, Paolo Buonvino and many more with whom he has performed hundreds of soundtracks. Luca Pincini played as a soloist in various films such as “The Phantom of the Opera”, “The Good Pope”, “Calm Chaos” and many others. Numerous are his participations in the world of pop music, with singers like Luca Barbarossa, Adriano Celentano, Carmen Consoli, etc. He recorded for Sony, Decca, Warner and many more and has recorded numerous CDs, among them “Two Skies” and “Absolutely Ennio Morricone” with Gilda Buttá.
GILDA BUTTÁ began her studies at the age of six with her violinist father and later graduated with honours from the Conservatory of Milan. Gilda Buttá made her debut as a soloist with the RAI Orchestra of Milan, winning national and international competitions, including the “Liszt Prize” of Livorno. Her concert career has led her to play all over the world for the most renowned institutions, both as a soloist and in chamber formations. Dedicated to the most varied styles, passing from contemporary music to experimentation, she developed a vast and comprehensive repertoire for piano and orchestra. Gilda Buttá has been awarded with various prizes, including the “Taormina per le Arti”. For over twenty-five years she has been collaborating with Ennio Morricone, for the discography in CD and DVD (“Io Ennio Morricone”, “Movie Music”, etc.) and for various productions. Always as a soloist, Gilda Buttá is active with other musicians dedicated to Cinema, TV and Theatre such as Luis Bacalov, Nicola Piovani, Franco Piersanti and many more. Gilda Buttá has recorded for BMG, CAM, SONY, WARNER and many more. Amongst others, she recorded “Two Skies” for “Pesi & Misure” and “Absolutely Ennio Morricone” for “U07 Records” in duo with Luca Pincini. In June 2015, she did her first long tour in China, followed by others also with Luca Pincini.