Giorgia Fumanti


Giorgia Fumanti

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Giorgia Fumanti



Img_capt = Fumanti in January 2008 in Vancouver, Canada.
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Background = solo_singer
Origin = Aulla, Italy
Genre = Crossover, operatic pop
Occupation = Soprano singer
Years_active = 2002–present
Label = Angel Records, EMI Classics
Associated_acts = Heavenly Voices José Carreras
URL = [http://www.giorgiafumanti.com www.giorgiafumanti.com]

Giorgia Fumanti is an Italian-Canadian soprano and singer of operatic pop. Her music is compared to that of Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman and Enya. [ [http://www.4cdmusic.com/2007/02/27/giorgia-fumanti-debut-cd/ 'Giorgia Fumanti Debut CD', 4CDMusic] ] She has performed at the Special Olympics, NHL, PBS, with Chinese Pop Icon Wei Wei, Italian star Zucchero, and toured around the world with Jose Carreras. She is also a spokesperson for AMEIPH, an organization which works to integrate immigrants with disabilities into society.

Career

Giorgia Fumanti was born in the Tuscan village of Fivizzano and grew up in the nearby town of Aulla, which remains her family home. As a teenager she sang in the Città di Aulla Choir. She nearly completed a law degree, but left law school 2 exams from finishing. She became a yoga teacher then. At the age of 23 she decided to sing professionally. Giorgia enrolled in the Conservatorio di Musica "Arrigo Boito" in Parma, where she studied for three years. [ [http://www.giorgiafumanti.com/_images/pdf/giorgiacover_CF.pdf 'Giorgia Fumanti', "Classic Feel" (South Africa), December 2006] ] [ [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070122.wsptsinger22/BNStory/GlobeSportsHockey globesports.com: Quebec singer takes Dallas spotlight ] ]

In 2002, Fumanti relocated to Montreal, Canada to work with manager, Maurice Velenosi of MCM Entertainment Management, and in 2004, her first album, entitled "Like a Dream" was released on Canadian independent label Isba Music Entertainment. The album featured her take on the music of Vangelis. [ [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070122.wsptsinger22/BNStory/GlobeSportsHockey globesports.com: Quebec singer takes Dallas spotlight ] ]

She was soon signed with Angel Records/EMI, and in March 2007, she released the album "From My Heart" worldwide. "From My Heart" was produced by Craig Leon, and features her musical version of Sting's 'Fields of Gold' (Campi d’Oro), and four Ennio Morricone pieces including themes from "The Mission", "Cinema Paradiso" and "Once Upon a Time in the West". It was recorded in the Abbey Road Studios in London with the English Chamber Choir, and the Netherlands Media Orchestra. [http://www.giorgiafumanti.com/pagesang/biography_1.htm Biography on Giorgia Fumanti's official web site] ]

Performances

In January 2007, Fumanti made her U.S. TV debut, singing the Canadian National Anthem for the NHL All-Stars Game in Dallas, Texas. [ [http://www.lexdon.com/article/quebec_singer_giorgia_fumanti_to/75770.html 'Quebec Singer Giorgia Fumanti to Make U.S. Television Debut...', Press Release, "Lexon Business Library", 23 January 2007] ] [ [http://sev.prnewswire.com/television/20070123/NYTU03823012007-1.html Manhattan Records :: Quebec Singer Giorgia Fumanti to Make U.S. Television Debut When She Performs at the NHL All-Star Game in Dallas ] ]

In March 2007, she performed on the PBS Concert Special "Heavenly Voices" along with musical artists Ryland Angel, Sasha & Shawna, and the Tim Janis Ensemble. The concert, now available on DVD, was filmed in Miami, Florida, and featured footage of each performer's homeland. [ [http://www.heavenlyvoices.net/ Heavenly Voices official web site] ] [ [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-27-2007/0004535594&EDATE= Tuscan Soprano Steals Show and Steals Hearts With Label Debut CD: Giorgia Fumanti's CD Follows Tour With Legendary Tenor Jose Carreras and Upcoming PBS Special ] ]

She toured Southeast Asia in the winter of 2006/2007 with star tenor José Carreras, including performances in Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (for a New Year's Eve Concert). In June 2007 she performed again with Carreras at the Hampton Court Palace Festival, along with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. [ [http://bilingual.rdec.gov.tw/KM/KM_EN/ShowPage.php?menu_item_id=MI-1124949062&did=d_1167386128_27981_74c7214f07b69899&setupFile=ct_coverstory "Taiwan News", 28 December 2006] ] [ [http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/music/show-23367227-details/Hampton+Court+Palace+Festival+2007:+Jose+Carreras+With+Guest+Giorgia+Fumanti/showReview.do?reviewId=23399570 Kieron Quirke, 'Autopilot Carreras battles it out with overhead Boeings', "London Evening Standard", 6 June 2007] ] [ [http://www.canada.org.tw/english/events_resources.php?id=371&s=Upcoming+Events 'Upcoming Events', Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, 15 December 2006] ]

She recorded a Christmas Concert with Canadian-Irish Tenor John McDermott at the Rose Theater in Brampton, Ontario, on June 26, 2007 (to be aired in November and December 2007). The concert was also recorded on CD and DVD. [ [http://www.cydesign.ca/giorgia_fumanti/mcdermottchristmasscpecial.pdf Press release, MCM Artists, June 2007] ]

Fumanti performed in an American Summer Tour along with the other performers of the PBS Special "Heavenly Voices". The tour included Philadelphia, PA; Nashville, TN; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA and Minneapolis, MN. [ [http://www.heavenlyvoices.net Heavenly Voices ] ]

In the Autumn of 2007, she toured with the Asian musical group, 12 Girls Band, with shows in North America and Hawaii. [ [http://www.chicagomusicguide.com/interview_giorgia_fumanti.htm An Interview with Giorgia Fumanti ] ]

In September 2007, she performed in four Canadian concerts with Italian singer, Zucchero. [ [http://www.smartmoney.com/news/pr/index.cfm?story=PR-20071002-001474-1026 Page not found (News Search) at SmartMoney.com ] ]

On October 11, 2007, Giorgia went to Shanghai, China, for the Special Olympics World Summer Games, Closing Ceremonies. She was chosen to represent the Americas, among 4 other singers from 5 continents to sing a new version of "We Are The World". [ [http://www.smartmoney.com/news/pr/index.cfm?story=PR-20071002-001474-1026 Page not found (News Search) at SmartMoney.com ] ] [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWQjkZodlG0 YouTube - Jascha Richter ] ] [ [http://www.myspace.com/giorgiafumanti MySpace.com - Giorgia Fumanti - Montreal, Canada and Aulla, IT - Pop - www.myspace.com/giorgiafumanti ] ]

Early in 2008, Giorgia sang a duet with superstar Chinese pop icon Wei Wei, and the Fairchild TV/ Shanghai Media Group's "Chinese New Year All Star Show 2008". The show also marked the first time she sang in the Mandarin language. [ [http://www.fairchildtv.com/event/cny_show.php 新時代電視 Fairchild TV ] ]

Charity work

Giorgia Fumanti is the Spokesperson for the Québec Multi-Ethnic Association for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities AMEIPH. [ [http://www.ameiph.com/actualite/vedette_fr.html Québec Multi-Ethnic Association for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities (AMEIPH)] ] She is also the World Ambassador for the "Cerebral Palsy Association of Quebec" (L’Association de paralysie cérébrale du Québec), performing concerts, meeting with members and doing what she can to increase awareness of the condition.

Discography

"Like a Dream" CD
*Release date: 2004
*Label: Isba Music Entertainment/The Orchard
*UPC: 829410412964

"From My Heart" CD
*Release date: March 6, 2007 in North America and December 29, 2006 in Asia
*Label: Manhattan Records
*ISBN: P2872852

"Heavenly Voices" DVD
*Release date: March 6, 2007
*Co-performers: Ryland Angel, Giorgia Fumanti, Sasha & Shawna
*Label: Manhattan Records
*ISBN 978E91R79598

References

External links

* [http://www.giorgiafumanti.com Giorgia Fumanti official web site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/giorgiafumanti Giorgia Fumanti Myspace site]
* [http://www.newsonline.co.za/article_detail.asp?Article_ID=928 Giorgia Fumanti, an Italian who sings from her heart, "KZN Entertainment News"]
* [http://www.whatsupmontreal.ca/videos/193 Video Interview 4/10/2007] (in French)
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWQjkZodlG0 Youtube Video of Giorgia in the 2007 Special Olympics Closing Ceremonies]


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