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Italian Harpsichordist Daniele Luca Zanghì

By: Azad Karimi

I'm happy to be able to research beauty every day in what I do. From the smallest things, to the people I meet, to the places I frequent up to the Art that I can know. Every day I receive many stimuli for my musical and personal growth and this is what makes me alive.

 

Interview

Italian Harpsichordist  Daniele Luca Zanghì

By Azad Karimi

 

Daniele is a harpsichordist. I would like to represnt Harpsichord and so please check this link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpsichord

 

I would like to invite you to read this interesting interview and enjoy it. Daniele comes from Italy is a harpsichordist and a musicologist ... He is a talented young man and has many dreams for his future.

I wish happiness and success to my dear friend Daniele.

 

 

Thank you!

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1- Please present yourself: (Name, education, Civil status and...)

. My name is Daniele Luca Zanghì, I was born in Catania (Italy) in 1995. I live in Lugano (Switzerland) since I was 20 years old, I came to this beautiful city in order to study and, currently, I'm teaching and working at several projects here.

 

 

2-What is your artistic specialize?

. I am a pianist, a harpsichordist and an aspiring musicologist (I have just been admitted to the Master Degree in Musicology at the University of Pavia). I graduated as a Master degree in Piano in Italy and then, in Switzerland, I graduated as a Master Degree in Piano Pedagogy (2017) and as a Master in Music Performance in Harpsichord (2020) after an year of post-graduate. My repertoire ranges from 16th century Music to the present day, but in particular I am specializing in “historically informed performances” on historical keyboard instruments. I recently recorded for the Brilliant Classics Label a CD on the harpsichord with the Suites of the french composer Nicolas Siret.

 

 

3- When and how did you become interested in this field of art?

. I don't remember when, probably I have always been interested in this field of Art. Since I started to study Music and Piano, at the age of 10, I have always focused on  the musical message and this brought me to research in different directions. Of course, over the years this kind of research evolved with experience and new knowledge.

 

4- Who was your motivator?

. First of all my motivator is Music itself  and my desire to reach it. But I also have to thank many people: my family, my teachers and my friends.

 

5- What was your parent’s reaction?

. Neither of my parents is a musician, so maybe for them it was strange, but they supported and helped me in any way the could.

 

6- When started you such as professional musician and pianist?

. The musical journey is not always easy to describe in such clear stages. Since I graduated as a Master Degree in Italy at the age of 19, I started teaching and giving Concerts. During my professional activities I have always studied; I think there is always something new in Music and in Art, there is always something new to learn and this is part of the professionalism of a musician.

This is part of my daily life and it is what I try to convey to my students first of all.

 

7- Are you thankful and happy because of your activities as musician and pianist?

. I'm happy to be able to research beauty every day in what I do. From the smallest things, to the people I meet, to the places I frequent up to the Art that I can know. Every day I receive many stimuli for my musical and personal growth and this is what makes me alive.

 

8- What is music culture? What is music logic?

. For me, Music is the expression of man in a specific socio-cultural context. Every era, every cultural context has always found manifestation in Music, with different languages, but always with the same purpose: to express something. In the present day we have the opportunity to know the Music of our times, but also everything that came before us, to investigate the message for which Music was written or handed down, in order to get to know better human sensitivity and to seek new beauty. In a certain sense I believe that Music is one and only one, but knowing this language and educating oneself to listen to it is equivalent to opening oneself to the discovery of man and his sensitivity.

 

9- Why does some melody become immortal?

. Probably when it manages to be part of the nature of things, when it grasps the principle in an easily readable way.

 

 

10- How you see the Music, art and culture in your perspective? I mean your prediction for the future of music!

.  It is difficult to make predictions for the future of Music, especially in these days when the virus and everything that is happening in the world is somewhat deforming the nature of things and especially in modern society where there are so many variables. I think and hope that beauty will still have its place in the world and that the new musical needs will lead to changes that are already taking place. For example, I refer to the way of presenting Art, to the way of receiving it by the public and perhaps to a greater collective awareness that Music itself brings with it.

 

11- Can you become one part of the cultural movement for motivation in youth or new generation in your country and so than?

. I hope, I try every day to do my best.

12- How can you help our world become a better place to live?

. It is a very ambitious question, I don't know exactly how. My work is basically very practical, even if the aim is always to achieve beauty. I can say that my research helps me to be a better person, and that is why perhaps my example can be an inspiration for those who have not yet been able to experience it.

13- Have you more word to say or suggest for our readers?

. Dear friends, listen to Music, study Art, read and seek beauty, with depth, and have fun!