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Alice Ricciardi and Pietro Lussu In Honour of Eric Hobsbawm



Alice Ricciardi and Pietro Lussu In Honour of Eric Hobsbawm

One of the greatest twentieth century historian, that became famous for the "Short twentieth century" definition, Eric Hobsbawm, under the pseudonym of Francis Newton, has been also the jazz critic of the magazine "New Statesment", writing monthly reviews for years.

Waiting for the centenary of his birth that we will celebrate in 2017, we host a concert by Alice Ricciardi and Pietro Lussu, to remember the important person he was, reading some extracts from his books and his critics.

Alice Ricciardi is an Italian jazz singer, born in Milan, living between Rome and New York. She approached music at seven attending the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory where she was introduced to violin and piano. In 1998 she started studying jazz singing at "Accademia Internazionale della Musica" in Milan. She also studied at the "Jazz Master Class" in Italy and in Boston with jazz legend Ran Blake. In 2002 she achieved European diploma "F.N.E.I.J." (Fèdèration Nationale des Ecoles d' Influence Jazz et des Musiques Actuelles) in France, valid for the instruction of jazz and modern music in all Europe.

Pietro Lussu is an Italian piano player, born in Rome. He approached music as a child studying classical piano and after he specialized with important jazz pianists. In 1996 he won the prestigious Europe Jazz Contest in Bruxelles and started an intense concert activity and lot of collaborations with the most renowned Italian and International musicians. With sensibility and elegance, he played and plays in the most important Festivals and Clubs in Europe and all over the World.

Eric Hobsbawm was born in Egypt but spent his childhood mostly in Vienna and Berlin. Following the death of his parents and the rise to power of Adolf Hitler, Hobsbawm moved to London with his adoptive family, then obtained his PhD in history at the University of Cambridge before serving in the Second World War. In 1998 he was appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour. He was President of Birkbeck, University of London from 2002 until his death. In 2003 he received the Balzan Prize for European History since 1900 "for his brilliant analysis of the troubled history of twentieth-century Europe and for his ability to combine in-depth historical research with great literary talent."



Data: Mer 30 Nov 2016

Orario: Dalle 19:00 alle 21:00

Organizzato da : ICI London

Ingresso : Libero


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