ITALIAN STRINGS AND VOICES FOR WORLD MUSIC
The Ensemble Sangineto was formed in 2000 by the twins Adriano and Caterina Sangineto, children of the well-known harp and psaltery maker Michele Sangineto. Having grown up in the artistic environment of their father, the twins have developed a natural flair for ancient music, which they were exposed to in the early stages of their musical growth. They later encountered popular music in all its polychromatic facets, with a special preference for the Irish, Breton and French traditions.
Over the years the project has been evolving and taking up new challenges thanks to the contribution of others musicians. At present the former core of Ensemble Sangineto is completed by the artistic contribution of Jacopo Ventura, guitarist and bouzouki player.
Ensemble Sangineto is an eclectic band which blends skillfully ancient harmonies and sonorities with modern rhythms. The wide-ranging musical experiences of the individual members converge to create fresh and sparkling arrangements of traditional Irish, Scottish, Breton & Italian tunes and original compositions that display influences from many varied musical genres ranging from classical to folk, from Gregorian chant to musical, from pop to Celtic music.
The delicate combination of the pure and magic tones of the harp and of the bowed psaltery with the guitar intermingle with the three voice-polyphonic texture evoking dreamlike and airy atmospheres, which are simultaneously joyful and light.
Edimburgh International Harp Festival // United Kingdom
Early Music Festival Greenwich // United Kingdom
Festival Interceltique de Lorient // France
Rencontres de lutherie et musique médiévales // France
Journées de musiques anciennes // France
Rencontres Internationales de Harpe Celtique // Bretagne
7 Chapelles en Arts // Bretagne
Arfavita! Festival’ kel’tskoj arfy // Russia
Keskaja ja Pärandi Festival // Estonia
Buda’s Castle // Hungary
Deerlycke Folkfestival // Belgium
Folkfestival Ham // Belgium
Ruiselede Folkfestival // Belgium
Musica Antiqua Brugge // Belgium
Cultur Congress Centrum Brandenburg // Germany
Tanzhaus // Germany
Catalunya celta // Spain
Escenarios de Verano // Spain
Ritmos étnicos // Spain
Festival Internacional de Arpa Vila de Noia // Spain
Veranos en Cuenca // Spain
Celtica // Italy
Galleria degli Uffizi // Italy
Sferisterio di Macerata // Italy
Folkest // Italy
Bustofolk // Italy
Lo Spirito del Pianeta // Italy
Villa Reale // Italy
Castello Sforzesco // Italy
Auditorium Parco della Musica // Italy
In January 2022 will be released "Le Grand Tour Vol. 1", the debut album of a 2-part project conceived by Ensemble Sangineto as a tribute album to Italian traditional music with fresh interpretations of a folk tune from each of the 20 Italian regions!