An Intimate Members-Only Evening with
Renowned Italian Violinist and Sound Artist
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm
At the IIC’s new location: INNOVIT, 710 Sansome St, San Francisco
On September 14, 2022, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco will present an exclusive, members-only concert featuring the renowned Italian violin phenomenon and performance artist, Luca Ciarla.
Ciarla, called “One of the most interesting violinists on the international scene” by La Repubblica, deftly fuses virtuosic violin playing with percussion, voice, and looping technology in a one-man “solOrkestra” that transcends the genres of classical, jazz and contemporary music to create sensual soundscapes that are at once moving, meditative, and mesmerizing.
This is Luca Ciarla’s only San Francisco performance on his Mediterramìa tour. And you’re invited to join us for this intimate, unforgettable evening.
Become a member of IIC by September 13, 2022 and we will send you a link to register for your free tickets.
In addition to invitations to exclusive events like this, IIC members enjoy special benefits, including:
• free access to Edicoletta italiana, an online collection of some of the most prominent Italian daily newspaper, magazines, and books
• discounted admission to our ticketed events
• free access to our Italian book and video library
Luca Ciarla September 2022 North American Tour Dates
Tue 6 | Chilkat Center for the Arts, Haines, Alaska
Thu 8 | Skagway Arts Council, Skagway, Alaska
Sat 10 | Alaska World Arts Festival, Homer, Alaska
Wed 14 | Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco, California
A native of Termoli, Italy, Luca began playing violin and piano at the age of eight. By twelve he was studying at the conservatory and few years later began exploring jazz and improvisation. He received his violin degree in 1993 and then studied at the Fiesole School of Music and the Scuola di Alto perfezionamento of Saluzzo. In 1996 Luca moved to the United States to pursue a master’s at the Indiana University and to study jazz with David Baker. Subsequently he also completed a doctorate in musical arts at the University of Arizona where he taught violin for few years. Winner of several competitions in Italy and abroad, in 1999 he was awarded by the prestigious New York-based Chamber Music America. Over the years Luca Ciarla has worked with artists such as Greg Cohen, Chris Jarrett, Daniele Sepe, Joshua Bell, Edgar Mayer, Daniele Scannapieco, Danilo Rea, Sylvain Gagnon, Anthony Fernandes, Luciano Berio, Andrea Piccioni, Meklit Hadero, Simone Zanchini, Marina Rei, Blaine Whittaker, Mimmo Locasciulli, Luciano Biondini, Fabrizio Bosso, Sergio Cammariere, Rodolfo Maltese, Paola Turci, Luigi Tessarollo, Ferruccio Spinetti, Mark Rush, Peppe Voltarelli, Javier Girotto, Antonio Forcione. After recording with several prestigious labels, Luca Ciarla founds Violipiano, a production company that takes care of his artistic activity at 360 degrees. He regularly collaborates with visual artist Keziat with whom he has envisioned the performance Music for your Eyes, presented also in Johannesburg under the invitation of South African artist William Kentridge. Numerous national and international media have talked about him, including la Repubblica, The New York Times, Rai 1, Il Fatto Quotidiano, The Sydney Morning Herald, RadioRai 2, TGcom Mediaset, Il Giornale della Musica, RTHK Hong Kong, Neue Musikzeitung and many others. At the invitation of the Fiesole School of Music, Luca has recently performed in Florence for the Strings City Festival, in the same spaces dedicated to the retrospective on Marina Abramović at Palazzo Strozzi.