Bearing its name is an ensemble that gathers different projects, conceived and performed by the plucked strings specialist Bor Zuljan. Centered around the large Renaissance period, the original and rarely heard programmes, imbued with improvisation, combine creative approach with research.
The ensemble has collaborated with soloists, such as Pino de Vittorio, Jan Van Elsacker, Jeffrey Thompson and Vivabiancaluna Biffi and has performed in some major European festivals. The first CD of the ensemble, ” Gorzanis – La barca del mio amore” has been released in 2018 by the label Arcana (Outhere Music) to great critical acclaim.
Pino De Vittorio, actor and singer was born in Leporano (Taranto), Italy. After the artistic startup dedicated to recovery of the Apulian tradition, together with Angelo Savelli founds the musical theater company Pupi e Fresedde.
Then he enters and becomes part of the theater company of Roberto De Simone, playing principal roles in Mr. De Simone major works: Mistero Napolitano, Li Zite ’Ngalera, Opera Buffa del Giovedi’ Santo, La Gatta Cenerentola, Stabat Mater with Irene Papas, Requiem in memoria di Pier Paolo Pasolini, Le 99 disgrazie di Pulcinella, Il Drago. These performances run worldwide: New York, Edinburgh, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, San Paulo, Frankfurt, Berlin… He debuted at the theater San Carlo with Il Crispino e la Comare of Ricci brothers, that was replicated at Fenice of Venice and the Champs Elyseés of Paris.
He has participated several times at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and in the modern version of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, reviewed by Luciano Berio, at the International Weeks of Naples with L’Idolo Cinese of Paisiello, the Pulcinella and the Histoire du Soldat of Stravinsky directed by Salvatore Accardo.