(biography, photo, video) Il Volo
Il Volo: biography
The Italian group «Il Volo» is a new phenomenon in contemporary music. This trio of forces to take another look at the familiar, classics music, opening his own, not like the others, wonderful genre «slassical crossover» . The unusual filing and the youthful charisma of the band makes you want to listen to the trio «Il Volo» again and again. At first glance it may seem that it is elegant and masterly execution of the songs are given to young singers without significant effort, however, is the result of hard work and daily exercise.
The Italian trio «Il Volo» was founded in early 2009. In it included a seventeen year old Piero Barone (born in the Italian town of Agrigento), Gianluca Ginoble (originally from Atri) and Ignazio Boschetto (Bologna), who was sixteen years old. Ginoble is the baritone of the band, and Boschetto and Barone are a tenor.
Il Volo: participants
Gianluca Ginoble, the only one in the trio «Il Volo» the owner of the baritone, was born on 11 Feb 1995 in Green-degli Abruzzi. Father guy’s name is Hercule Ginoble, mother — Eleanor Di Vittorio. In the family of the fourth — eldest son, had a brother Ernesto. The boy began to sing at age three, performing on local festivals and holidays. His first competition, the first won when he was only fourteen years old.
In the team Ginoble is considered the most serious and shy, different from the cheerful and open-minded companions and unwavering commitment to excellence and meticulous perseverance. But this does not prevent the young artist to lead an active life in social networks. Gianluca loves soccer and is a fan of Italian cuisine.
Ignazio Boschetto is a tenor of the group «Il Volo». Born in Bologna on 4 October 1994. His father Vito Boschetto works as a bricklayer, and his mother Catherine Licari founded his own pizzeria. Her singing talent was revealed early in the life of Ignazio. In three years he sang an Aria from Verdi’s «La donna è mobile». Subsequently he participated in all school productions, and, by his own admission, often sang alone, locked himself in the bedroom. His voice can be described as a lyric tenor, beneficial sounds in the background of the orchestra, blending with the voices of other team members, drop all the colors in the upper middle register. Ignazio owns to play the piano, drums, bass guitar. In addition, he wrote the arrangements. Favorite color artist — orange hobby — cooking. Ignazzio, loves to cook, his favorite dish is sushi. Also, one of the Hobbies Ignazio — planes, he wants to someday become a pilot.
Piero Barone is a senior member of the group «Il Volo», tenor. His father Gaetano Barone — mechanic. Mother Eleanor is a housewife. The vocal talent of Piero found his grandfather, a blind musician Pietro Ognibene. Pleasantly surprised by the voice of the grandson, he spent six years paid for his piano lessons. The first work of Pierrot was singing in the choir at weddings. Recalling this period in one of the interview, the actor jokingly remarked that the most enjoyable moment of this job was getting the money, which the young Piero was given to parents to help them pay for their education. Before meeting with the other members of the group «Il Volo», Piero performed at various regional festivals, winning their popularity as a budding tenor.
His favorite color is red. Business card image — points that Piero had to collect, he collected more than 50 pairs. Car — Mini Cooper. Favorite dish is pasta, cooked by his father. In addition, Piero Barone, a staunch Catholic, being home, never misses Sunday mass.
Il Volo: music
The joint debut of this fairly young trio has happened in Italy, at the children’s competition the talent show «Ti lascio una canzone». First, each of the singers gave solo program, and Gianluca Ginoble in the competition took first place. However, during the contest organizers assembled a trio to perform famous Neapolitan song «O sole mio». Trio literally from the first seconds the viewers loved their chemistry and the talented flow. The band has changed several names (Tryo, Il Trio) before I became «Il Volo».
After the competition the guys got a contract with Geffen from America to the publication of the album. Their first album «Il Volo» appeared in November 2010 and quickly achieved gold status, occupying high places in the Italian albums chart. In the United States was issued in may 2011 and was a resounding success. After a short time, the children were invited as guests on the talent show «American Idol». In the ranking of the Billboard 200 album entered the top ten and among classical performers took first place.
The album «Il Volo» in Spanish, was released in 2011 and was awarded the Latin American music awards Grammy. The trio took part in the categories «best new artists» and «Best pop album», the boys received a prize of Billboard in the category «New artist of the year» and «artist of the year in Latin music.»
The next stage, they began touring around the world , «Il Volo» took part in the tour of the famous American singer Barbara Streisand, the boys appear as guests on various TV shows of America. In November they released a mini-album of Christmas songs «Christmas Favorites».
Il Volo: «Eurovision-2015», 3rd place
In 2015, the band «Il Volo» get an offer to represent Italy at the international music contest «Eurovision». This year it is also planned to release a new album planned to be released in fifty-three countries.
At the upcoming «Eurovision-2015» group «Il Volo» were among the clear favorites, the trio performed with the song «Grande amore» («Big love») in Italian.
Contrary to predictions, the «Eurovision-2015» was won by Swede måns Zelmerlow, and the Russian Polina Gagarina, performing brilliantly, beat the Italians, finishing in second place. Losing Gagarina 11 points, «Il volo» were the third.
Il Volo: personal life
About the personal life of participants of «Il Volo» little is known today. Despite his very tender age musicians prefer to hide my personal life and in one voice say that the main thing for them now is a musical career and creative growth.
Il Volo: discography
- Il Volo
- We Are Love
- Buon Natale: The Christmas Album
- Il Volo… Takes Flight: Live from the Detroit Opera House
- We Are Love: Live from The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
- The Platinum Collection
- Christmas Favorites
- Sanremo grande amore
- ‘O Sole Mio
- Hasta El Final
- Constantemente Mía
- El Triste
- Grande amore
Il Volo: photos