Big Concerts has announced that Carlo Bernini, Maria Aleida, Beverley Knight and Anastasiya Petryshak will be joining Andrea Bocelli for his South African tour this April!
Johannesburg: 18th April 2019 at the Ticketpro Dome – SOLD OUT
Cape Town: 22nd April 2019 at Val de Vie Estate, Paarl – SOLD OUT
Carlo Bernini earned the title of Conductor in 1999 at Livorno Conservatoire, under the guidance of Maestro Lorenzo Paris. Since 1986, Maestro Bernini has been Andrea Bocelli’s friend and artistic director. Bernini and Bocelli have worked together doing concerts, operas, classical recordings and have collaborated with record companies alongside the greatest conductors, such as Z. Mehta, L. Maazel, G. Sinopoli.
Cuban Soprano, Maria Aleida started her musical studies at the Vicente Emilio Sojo Conservatory in Venezuela in 1999. She currently studies with voice teacher, Bill Schuman. She won the Montserrat Caballe international voice competition in Zaragoza (2008), the Mario Lanza Institute in Philadelphia (2009). She is a resident artist at The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. In 2016/17 she joined Andrea Bocelli as soloist in concert in such venues as Florence, Lisbon and Panama. In 2017 she joined a series of concerts with Andrea Bocelli in such venues as Tashkent, Graz, Linz, Marbella, Amsterdam, Kaunas, Riga, Krakow, Bratislava and Budapest.
Pop guest, Beverley Knight, has been one of the UK's most consistent artists for two decades, scoring several Top 10 albums, including the platinum selling Voice: The Best of Beverley Knight. Her latest album, Soulsville, was released in June 2016 and went straight into the UK Top 10. She has collaborated on stage and on record with the likes of Prince, Jamiroquai, Bryan Adams, Carlos Santana, Andrea Bocelli, Jamie Cullum, Joss Stone, Take That and Chaka Kahn.
Violinist Anastasiya Petryshak began performing at the age of 8, participating and winning numerous important national and international competitions under the direction of Marta Kalynchuk. In 2005, she moved to Italy to continue her violin studies, later becoming, at the age of just fifteen, the youngest violinist in the high specialisation violin course held by Maestro Salvatore Accardo at the “Walter Stauffer” International Academy in Cremona and at the Chigiana Academy in Siena. Since 2010 she has been working regularly as a soloist and in duets with Andrea Bocelli, joining him in many concerts to great public and critical acclaim.
Andrea Bocelli has recorded 15 solo studio albums of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums and nine complete opera. For his latest release, Si, Andrea Bocelli has teamed up with some of the hottest musical stars on the planet – reuniting with his friend Ed Sheeran after their chart-topping ‘Perfect Symphony’ on a brand-new song called Amo Soltanto Te (written by Ed with lyrics by Tiziano Ferro) and joining with pop sensation, Dua Lipa, on the single If Only. Crossover superstar, Josh Groban, and classical soprano, Aida Garifullina, also duet with Bocelli on the record. It is his first album of new material in 14 years – 16 brand new songs which celebrate love, family, faith and hope.
At the centre of the new record is a spine-tingling duet between father-and-son, as 20 year-old Matteo Bocelli steps into the limelight to duet with Andrea on ‘Fall On Me’ – a beautifully poignant song which reflects the bond between parent and child.
Get Andrea Bocelli’s much anticipated new album, Si, here.
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