Love good music? Would like to taste the World? Wish to unwind and discover new voices? Or just want to feel good in a great company at a beautiful place by the Lake Balaton…

Giovanni Seneca & Fugato Orchestra (INT)

Main Stage - july 19. friday 19:30

Giovanni Seneca was born in Naples in 1967. He graduated in 1988 in the conservatory “Rossini” in Pesaro with full marks cum laude. In 1989 he moved to Paris, where he specialized in classical guitar, musical analysis and orchestration at “Ecole Normale de Musique” and at the conservatory “Ravel”. During his stay in Paris he began composing and he increased his concert activity, always characterised by the desire to deal with the different languages of music. In 1993 he went back to the Marche and dedicated himself mainly to composition, writing and interpreting music for several chamber groups and orchestras, but also for television, cinema and  theatre with several pieces of stage music for live performances by well known italian actors such as s Valeria Moriconi, Maddalena Crippa, David Riondino,Neri Marcorè,Lunetta Savino. Giovanni Seneca performs concerts in solo or ensemble with pieces of his own composition, but also as soloist performer in chamber groups and in concerts for guitar and orchestra.

As Hungary’s leading hybrid music ensemble, Fugato Orchestra creates unity out of diversity. The music of this chamber symphonic group, with its electronics, drums, bass guitar and vocals, is a novel fusion of the essential energies of its constituent genres. Artistic and lightsome at the same time; both respectful of tradition and innovative; polished and yet spontaneous; profound yet playful; intelligent and passionate: hybrid music is all of these. And this is Fugato Orchestra.

The pieces, unifying the main energies of genres, like the refinement of classical music, the power of rock, the freedom of jazz, and the flavour of world music, are composed by Balázs Alpár, leader and keyboardist of the 13-membered orchestra. The majority of the members attended the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.

Fugato’s first album „Neander Variations” was published in 2004 and it received outstanding international reviews. The Orchestra is now known in Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, The USA, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan.

In 2007 the Orchestra placed 9th from over 1000 international bands at Europe’s largest talent contest, the Austrian Band Contest in Vienna and also won the Hungarian Live Award. They were the winner of the audience prize in 3 consecutive years at the Budapest Fringe Festival.