Choir Association Cima Valdritta
The Choir Association Cima Valdritta comes from the male-voice-choir “Cima Valdritta” and controls two choirs: the mixed-voice-choir
“Le Voci di Malcesine” and the children-choir “Piccole Voci”. The choral association Cima Valdritta cooperates with the cultural town counsellorship in organizing choral events or concerts with choirs coming from all over Italy and from other European countries.
Choir "Le Voci di Malcesine"
The Choir “Le Voci di Malcesine” was founded in 1974 as a male-voice-choir.
Only 1986 came the big transformation of also accepting ladies in the choir. This has led to a change in the repertoire consisting mainly of folk music. It has also led to a greater demand for the choir, which now takes part to an even greater extent in the cultural and folkloristic events all around Northern Italy. The choir recorded successfully three tapes (Verrà quel dì, Fiabe and … in canto). The last one recorded in 2014 for the 40th anniversary since choir´s foundation; it contains the "Miserere" of Perosi: it is an historical recovery made by the "Choir Association Cima Valdritta" that seems to be an unrecorded work. The choir won a prize in two choir-competitions (in Adria and Vittorio Veneto) and took part to several TV programs for the Italian Mediaset, the German ZDF and also for Radiouno Rai. In 1991 the choir introduced a singing-school for children in age between 5 and 12: the pupils constitute the choir “Piccole Voci”.
From May 2013 the choir is conducted by Gianluca Zanolli.
The conductor: Gianluca Zanolli
Gianluca Zanolli was born in Trento on the 26th August 1982.
After having been graduated at the musical college in Trento, he got the diploma in violin (2004) and in viola (2007) at the Conservatory “F.A.Bonporti” in Trento; he attended however the specialization in chamber music and the Composition course up to the seventh year. In 2013 he attended also a sound-engineer course in Milan.
He played as first or second violin/viola with several Orchestras, the most famous one is the “Haydn Orchestra”.
Since he got the diploma, he plays with various chamber ensembles ranging from duo to chamber orchestras. During his studies at the Conservatory he composed some chamber pieces, presented at the Festival of Contemporary Music "Mondi Sonori” in Trento. During his career as violinist, violist, chorister and choirs’ conductor he had the opportunity to perform, with many orchestras and choir associations of the Trentino Alto Adige, in different Italian regions and abroad in Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic and Croatia. Since April 2005 he is conducting the choir "Cima Verde" in Vigo Cavedine. Since September 2007 he is teaching music at the Primary and Secondary School "Arcivescovile – Dame Inglesi" in Rovereto. In 2011 he founded the “Minicoro Camp Fiorì”, a children´s choir, which in 2013 officially joined the choir association “Cima Verde”. In 2012, together with a group of musicians and music lovers of the Cavedine valley, Maestro Zanolli founded the music association “Lakes’ Valley”, in order to promote classical music all over the villages of the entire valley.
In May 2013 he took over the direction of the choir "Le Voci di Malcesine".
Choir "Piccole Voci"
The choir "Piccole Voci" was founded in 1991. In the first six years the choir has always been evolving, for the succession of many directors and for the continuous natural generational change of the singers.
Since October 2003 the choir is conducted by Gianluigi Favalli.
Thanks to his contribution, the choir could participate in many specific choral activities. In 2004 it participated as a beginner choir to the Master Specialization, named "Il Garda in Coro" for directors of children-voices-choir in Malcesine; in the same year he gave a concert in Venice host the choir voices Piccola Harmonia. In 2000 it held a concert in Genoa, host of the choir of the Biblioteca De Amicis. The choir is currently made up of children aged between 6 and 14 years.
He born in Bussolengo in 1972 and got brilliantly a degree in piano at the Conservatory FA Bonporti in Riva del Garda under the guidance of EM Strabbioli. He is piano, choir, musical training and orchestra Orff teacher at the school musical Altogarda and collaborates frequently in musical projects with many primary schools in the area. He attended courses in chamber music in Zell an der Pram (Austria) and music education at the center of Verona SIMEOS. He graduated in the direction of Band (lower course) at the European Bandist Institute of Trento studying direction with Jan Cober, history of repertoire with Felix Hauswirth, instrumentation and harmony with Carlo Pirola and Roberto di Marino. Since 2001 he has directed the Band of Malcesine (VR). Since 2003, directs the choir "Piccole Voci" of Malcesine.