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Bansko – Alfina Scorza’s Mediterranean music arrives in Bulgaria

Salerno-born song-writer Alfina Scorza will soon travel abroad in the name of her love for music. Next 12 August she will hold a concert in Bansko, Bulgaria, near the city’s Nikola Vaptsarov Square. The concert is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute in Sofia. Since she was a teenager, the song-writer has explored various aspects of music: she started by studying classical piano music and then shifted her focus to jazz and Latin music, and ultimately graduated with honours in a jazz singing course of the Domenico Cimarosa Conservatory of Avellino. In 2011 her song “Di rosso e sensualità” was the overall winner of the “Premio Anacapri Bruno Lauzi”, an international song contest broadcast by UnoMattina and Rai3; she also won the same contest’s “Premio Alessandra Cora” for best female singer. Since 2012 she has been touring Italy with her quintet, performing in theatres and clubs.  In October 2013 her song “Li penzieri” made the list of top-ten finalists in the prestigious “Premio Andrea Parodi” award. In July 2015 she was again finalist in the prestigious “Premio Bindi” award with the song “La tortura”. In May 2015 she was invited to perform in a cycle of concerts in Japan. Her sound, created with the help of guitarist and arranger Pasquale Curcio, is a mix of pop, jazz and folk music with hints of Mediterranean and old-world sounds.