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Italian pianist Cesare Picco to perform in Shillong

World renowned Italian pianist Cesare Picco has just announced his tour date to perform in a charity event “Harmony of Hope Concert” to be staged at the St Anthony’s College auditorium in Shillong on September 2, in an effort that aims to campaign the awareness for disabled children.

The upcoming concert that will also feature local artistes — Aroha Choir, Na La Rympei and Bethany Society’s band and choir, is organized jointly by the Bethany Society and CBM India, an international disability and development organisation working in 21 Indian states.

Visually-impaired Balarishisha Lyngkhoi, a Class VII student of Jyoti Sroat School and a member of Bethany Socitey’s band and choir run by the Bethany Society in the city, will be joined by her friends when they share the same stage with the legendary pianist.

According to a report by The Telegraph, Bethany Society Director Carmo Noronha told in a press conference on Friday that the aim of organizing the event apart from fund raising is to spread awareness about differently-abled children who had the potential for merit. “They do not want anything special. They only want equal opportunities.” The event is also to break down stereotypes surrounding them.

Cesare Picco started studying piano at the age of four and by the year 1986,  he started performing his own music. He has authored many ballets, operas, music for theatre and special projects across the globe.  He has written compositions for; soloists, chamber music ensembles and orchestras such as Orchestra of The Musical Afternoons in Milan, Twentieth Century and Beyond Ensemble, Quintet Bibiena, Berlin Chamber Soloists, Royal Manchester Orchestra.

Soon after his Shillong date, the Italian maestro will perform in New Delhi on September 10 with Pandit Rajendra Prasanna before heading back home.

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