Our Gucci scholars perform in Rome

In January, seven of our Gucci Timepieces and Jewellery scholars flew out to Rome to perform with Italian composer, Maestro Nicola Piovani, who has written scores for over 130 films.

 Rome Gucci

The students played pieces from the film La Vita e Bella (Life is Beautiful), which won the Oscar for best Original score in 1998. They also performed a dinner set to 200 eminent guests of Gucci at the famous venue Open Collona.

“Thank you to the young artists for the beautiful experience and the beautiful evening and we hope to see you again soon. A great hug.” –Nicola Piovani


A letter to Nicola Piovani from the Students:

Dear Maestro Nicola Piovani,

Words cannot express our gratitude for the unbelievable and amazing gift that you bestowed on us all last Saturday in Rome where the students of the World Heart Beat Music Academy performed your music and with you at the Open Collona, Gucci Timepieces concert.

Thank you so so so much for being so kind to them all.  It was the most beautiful musical experience which all our young musicians will treasure deep inside their hearts and souls forever.

– The World Heart Beat Music Academy.


An article from Trinity Laban Conservatoire about Renato’s performance >>


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  1. Raheli Paris 19/05/2015 at 11:30 am #

    Renato and the other young musicians have had a really great time performing with Nicola Piovani in Rome. They are all making wonderful progress. We are sincerely grateful for all the support that you and the whole team continue to give them. … and as for the signed copy of Piovani’s book – that is special, thank you so much.

  2. Sue Wing 19/05/2015 at 11:30 am #

    Thank you so, so much for giving Leah this amazing opportunity. She had the time of her life, and hasn’t quite returned to earth. Thank you

  3. Keith Strandberg 19/05/2015 at 11:31 am #

    Always a pleasure to see you and the kids. You guys outdid yourselves again.What a wonderful show!

  4. Sian Kelly 29/03/2017 at 11:35 am #

    One of the most amazing experiences of my life so far, and I got to share it with my friends, on stage, doing what we love.

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