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ASSOMUSICA - ELMA AWARD PRESENTED TO PAOLO CONTE

Press release


ASSOMUSICA - ELMA AWARD PRESENTED
TO PAOLO CONTE

VINCENZO SPERA
I am honored and moved.
This award goes beyond the borders of our country
and beyond any definition or attempt to pigeon-hole his art

JENS MICHOW
The power of Paolo Conte's music lies in the emotions it conveys, that go beyond boundaries and languages and can reach anyone

The special award was presented yesterday
on the occasion of the concert at the Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa

The President of Assomusica Vincenzo Spera and the Vice-president of ELMA Jens Michow made an appearance at the concert held by Paolo Conte at the Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa last night, on Monday, October 24th, where they presented the songwriter from Asti with the Assomusica - ELMA award.

This special recognition is awarded by the Association of Organizers and Producers of Live Music Shows, together with ELMA (European Live Music Association), to one of the greatest figures in contemporary music thanks to his originality and his ability to move the audience. This prestigious Award aims to honor Paolo Conte as a cult author, a master of songwriting and an extraordinary narrator, capable of evoking vivid stories and images through his music, that contaminates jazz with traditional Italian songwriting, creating a one-of-a-kind mix that is appreciated locally as well as internationally.

«I am honored and moved to be presenting this prize to Paolo Conte. This award goes beyond the borders of our country and beyond any definition or attempt to pigeon-hole his art. Sharing this moment with Prof. Jens Michow, Vicepresident of Elma and President of the largest German association (BDKV), makes it all the more meaningful and bears witness to how well-loved and esteemed Paolo Conte is on an international level. Never would I have imagined that I would be experiencing this back when, a few decades ago, I organized his first show at the Teatro Instabile in Genoa, for the grand opening of this theater that didn't even have any seating until the day before. We spent the night arranging the chairs, but it was worth it, and that show made it clear that it was going to be a long journey, full of unforgettable experiences. Thank you, Paolo, for everything you have passed on to us over these years» President Spera stated in this occasion.

«It was a truly extraordinary concert, one of the most exciting shows I've ever attended... I am really glad that I came here from Hamburg to see it. Because the power of Paolo's music lies in the emotions it conveys, that go beyond boundaries and languages and can reach anyone. Thank you, Paolo, a heartfelt thank you for all of this! I hope you will come back to Germany soon, the German audience will love your music!» was ELMA Vice-president Jens Michow’s comment.
 

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