The music and the notes of the piano were the protagonists of the “Suona con noi” marathon, held in Martina Franca on 7 and 8 August, which saw 250 pianists from Italy, France and Mexico engaged in a challenge to the sound of music, of all genres from classical to modern, pop, from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Ludwig van Beethoven and organized with 15 pianos in different places in the historic center.

Martina Franca during the “Suona con noi” marathon

The initiative was organized as part of the Piano Lab festival – now in its fifth edition -, the widespread festival dedicated to the piano organized by the La Ghironda Cultural Association in collaboration with the municipal administration of Martina Franca. The two-day “Suona con noi” is a music festival for everyone: anyone, student, professional or amateur chooses to meet and discuss in places that are already bearers of culture, for an exchange of ideas and knowledge that is enriched with the decisive contribution of an increasingly passionate public.

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Exhibition during the “Suona con noi” marathon

Among the protagonists of the democratic piano marathon also the professional pianists Giulia Vazzoler, Alessandro Sgobbio, Jean Fran├žois Antonioli, Jacob Mason, Pasquale Iannone, Luca Ciammarughi, who this year oversaw the artistic direction of Piano Lab, Giuseppe Maiorca, Melissa Parmenter, Dante Roberto, Scipione Sangiovanni and Viviana Lasaracina.

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Giusy Caruso, concert pianist, research artist and musicologist of Calabrian origin

On the occasion of the DANTE700 anniversary, Sunday 8 August, a musical journey from romanticism to the twentieth century inspired by the sound of Dante’s places and images was organized with Giusy Caruso, concert pianist, research artist and musicologist of Calabrian origin living in Brussels, who she has been the protagonist of performances in prestigious halls of Europe, Asia, Russia and the USA and South America, also participating in radio and television programs.