Finally, Elsa... quelled the media's curiosity about the November 1 concert in Tirana
Two more days separate us from the big concert, the first recital, that Elsa Lila is finally performing on November 1, in Tirana, at the Palace of Congresses, right on the stage where she started her entire artistic career. That career that he has developed over the years between two countries, Albania and Italy. That's why he titled it "Finalmente Elsa", as if to preserve this connecting bridge, which leads from here to there to the sea.
Having just arrived in Tirana, to carry out the last rehearsals, together with the team of Italian musicians, who will accompany her in these 100% LIVE concerts, Elsa Lila is sitting today in front of journalists in a press conference, to answer you the media's curiosity about this great event of hers.
"Finally Elsa" why this name? Because my reappearance at the festival a year ago at RTSH brought reactions from people who said "Oh Elsa, you finally came back". That's why I couldn't call my concert any other way than that. The music I make and the voice I have are the strongest tools through which I can express myself the way I want. The main theme of this recital will be music and friendship. All those who will participate in this project, starting from the musicians who came from Italy to the organizers, Red Cloud, are making this concert more love, for me and for my music", Elsa Lila explained. , in her speech adding further that even though she has not been very present in the Albanian scenes, she has never stopped making music and artistic projects. "Music dies with the person, not with the career. The disappearance or reduction shows that I make music for passion and not for account. In moments when I was not present, I felt it necessary not to appear, but this does not mean that I did not sing or make music. I will stop making music only when I die, music is life."
Asked by journalists if she will ever return to stay in Albania forever, Lila clarified: "I cannot move to Albania for family reasons. I still live between Albania and Italy but I have a little daughter, Evita, who still goes to school there".
Sitting next to her at this press conference was Enrico Melozzi, the well-known Italian composer and conductor, who expressed the emotions of being involved in this project, which he calls a unique project: "Everyone in Albania knows and loves him Elsa. You are a people with good musical taste, who know how to choose and appreciate good music, while in Italy artists who have no value are infinitely appreciated. In Sanremo I was offered to work with other very famous singers but as soon as I heard Elsa I chose her. I said I would only work with him. And here we are still together. We've had good and bad times, but music has always been the bridge that helped us get through them. I am here by her side, to make her happy, artistically".
Some successful artists in the Italian music world and beyond will be part of the "Finalmente Elsa" team: Enrico Melozzi: Composes, interprets and conducts. He created the Roma l'Orchestra Notturna Clandestina. For 7 years, he has been one of the main conductors of the Sanremo festival orchestra, where he has conducted dominant songs and artists, including winners such as Maneskin's "Zitti e Buoni". After the RTSH Festival, where he orchestrated and conducted "Evita ", will come again to Tirana, as an orchestrator and Artistic Director of "Finalmente Elsa". Nicola Costa, guitarist, arranger and composer.. Several times a participant in the orchestra of the Sanremo festival, where he was several editions and director of this orchestra He has been part of the tours of many of the great Italian artists such as Adriano Celentano, Claudio Baglioni, Marco Masini, Neck, etc. Reberto Gallinelli, bassist, has been part of Laura Pausini's band for years. Lele Melotti, drummer & percussionist, several sometimes a participant in the orchestra of Sanremo, and in the concerts of many well-known Italian artists, such as Adriano Celentano, Vasko Rosi, Toto Cutugno, etc. Alberto Barsi, guitarist, has performed alongside Madame, Il Volo, Albano and Maestro Enrico Melozzi on the occasion of Notte della Taranta 2021, broadcast on Rai, appeared as the lead guitar in "You are my Everything" by Il Volo for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The group also includes Donato Sensini, saxophonist, Guido Della Gatta, guitarist and Claudio Storniolo, pianist, as well with a successful music career.