The MOG – Molinella Ocarina Group – an ensamble of 7 musicians composed of Luca Quaglia (1st ocarina in do), Doralice Minghetti (2nd ocarina in sol), Valentina Gnudi (3rd ocarina in do), Emiliano Bernagozzi (4th ocarina in sol ) Eunseong Oh (5th ocarina in do) Eugenia Macchia (6th ocarina in sol) and Alberto Ciarrocca (7th ocarina in do) is on tour at Jayxing – between Shangai and Nanjing – (China) from 8th to 15th April 2018 .
Artistic director and also musician, Maestro Emiliano Bernagozzi who also realizes all the arrangements / adaptations for ocarina of the pieces proposed by the group.
The tour includes the participation in two concerts of the Focalink International Ocarina Festival 2018, a masterclass at the local music school and a concert in Nanjing.
Although recently established, the Molinella Ocarina Group has already made dozens of concerts both nationally and internationally, many of them in the Far East where the ocarina, the terracotta wind instrument originally from Budrio, was adopted in teaching of musical propaedeutics to replace the recorder. The most consolidated bond in the Asian continent became evident in the great participation of musicians coming from these regions at the Budrio International Festival of the ocarina in 2017.
The MOG tour in China is one of the 19 projects selected within a call for the internationalization of the Bolognese music scene 2017/18 aimed at supporting the international activities of musicians, and music professionals through their participation in foreign exchange programmes, festivals and tours.
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