Divertimento Ensemble launched “Young Performers on Digital Stage”, a new format aimed at promoting contemporary music which is usually seen as more exclusive. Using their web tv “Divertimento Ensemble Digital Stage”, Divertimento Ensemble will give the opportunity to 16 performers to introduce their contemporary vocal skills to a wider audience from today until June. Viewers will be able to express their preference at the end of all 16 concerts. The audience votes combined with Divertimento Ensemble jury preferences will allow 3 of the 16 participants to perform a recital during 2022 Divertimento Ensemble performing season, Rondò. Moreover, 8 of them will be invited to establish an ensemble lead by Sandro Gorli that will perform at Rondò 2022.
These 16 performers were selected among 60 candidates from all over Europe. The final selection includes 8 men and 8 women, equally from Italy and the rest of Europe. They had to audition with pieces written by at least one female composer as well as written after 1970. Furthermore, the selected performers have to be under 35.
Conductor, composter and founder of Divertimento Ensemble, Sandro Gorli stated that among the 51 chosen composers for auditions, 43% were women. This percentage includes 20 international/foreigners and only 2 Italians. Sadly, the low number of Italian women is due to the lack of incentives and opportunities given by their country.
Felicita Brusoni is participating with Three-dimensional voice
Music by Brian Elias, Erin Gee, Riccardo Dapelo