About Us

World Percussion Movement began with an idea to give percussionists, around the world, a forum through which they can learn from and inspire each other both artistically and culturally.

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I wanted to bring together all the percussionists and cultures I had worked with all over the world under one umbrella. I was so inspired when I traveled to different countries and was able to see the way percussionists trained, the class etiquette, the passion each one had. The idea to create the "World Percussion Movement" was to allow them all to share their artistry with each other. 


- Filippo Lattanzi, Founder and Artistic Director - World Percussion Movement

World Percussion Movement’s long term vision is to become a point of referece in the international percussive scene - a respected source for bridging cultures through music. Join us as we grow "World Percussion Movement" worldwide and create new events in the world’s most fascinating countries.

Anna Lisa Pisanu

Flutist, graduated at the Conservatory "Arrigo Boito" in Parma, under the guidance of Maestro Claudio Ferrarini was completed at the "Conservatoire Hector Berlioz" in Paris, in the class of Maestro Raymond Guiot, achieving el "Prix de la Ville de Paris and she followed master classes and courses of the Masters, M. Larrieu, W. Schulz, M. Conti, M. De Bost, P. L. Graff, M. Marasco, A. Nicolet and A. Marion.

 

She performs in concerts both as a soloist and within of various chamber ensembles with which regularly gives concerts in Italy, France, Germany, Poland and the United States of America, Greece, Spain and Portugal, performing in some of the most prestigious halls, such as: "Musik Halle" in Hamburg, the Chopin Academy in Warsaw, the Kulas Recital Hall, Oberlin (USA), Auditorium of the National Research Council in Paris.

 

She was Principal Flute of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Bari, Teatro Regio di Parma, the Orchestra of the Teatro Lirico "Petruzzelli" in Bari working under the direction of masters such as Maazel, Oren, Bellugi, Renzetti, Fisch, Boer, Palumbo and many other.

 

Anna Lisa Pisanu records for World Music Monco of Bavaria (EMI), and the Mediterranean.

 

She is the founder and owner of DAD RECORDS, also is president and founder of the Cultural Musical Sequences.

Gianni Vancheri

Graduated in Music (two years of academic experimental 2nd level) in Jazz music at the Conservatory "N. Piccinni "in Bari with honors and praise, has participated in numerous master classes including those held by Rachel Z, Gianluigi Trovesi, John Taylor, and the following international courses of Siena Jazz Foundation in ar-rangiamento and composition (with scholarship) with professors B. Thomas, G. Gazzani, G. Schiaffini and Chieti with American flutist James Newton and B. Tommaso with the same area of ​​study.

 

With various groups participated in many music festivals. His interests range from jazz to contemporary music, world music, for which you are passionate also to the study of ethnic instruments such as the oud and bouzouki greek Arabic.

 

Graduate in Civil Engineering with honors from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Bari, he devoted himself for a time to the design of civil and industrial buildings, fire prevention and modifications to safety standards, technical advice, testing and so on.

 

Currently, in addition to the concert, it is the role of teacher of Physics and Laboratory.
Lives in Bari, Italy.

 

 

 

 

Vincenzo Damiani

Artist of the choir, was born in Bari in 1958, he joined the choir of the Fondazione Arena di Verona for 13 seasons, the choir of the Fondazione Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, and the chorus of the Teatro Petruzzelli since 1983, participating in numerous productions also all 'abroad.

 

Collaborates with the Cultural Association sequences since its creation.

 

Gaetano Plasmati

He lives and works in Matera, where he was born in 1965. Left electronic and music studies, he tried in his heart a strong passion for voyages and for reportages photos.

 

As groups guide, for commerce or alone, he visited every angle in all continents. In more than 15 years he visited Greek, Turkey, Albania, Thailandia, Birmany, Cambodia, Malesy, Singapore, Indonesia, Morocco, Tunisy, Algery, Libia, Niger, Kenia, Madagascar, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Maldive, Namibia, Cuba, Mali, Jourdain, Bangladesh, Eritrea and Perù.  Cause of naturalistic and landscaped interest, Gaetano Plasmati's voyages changed their objective and their destination.

Tradictions, popular celebrations, cultural manifestation became his documentacion goals. So peoples, their customs, their costumes, in the circle of seasons filled up lots of films. Postcards-photos, tourists places had not sense, comparised with experiences and occasions with a direct contact with populations.

 

He is curator of the Porta Pepice Gallery in Matera, Italy, and publisher and editor of Intransit Magazine, a quarterly editorial project about travelling and photo reportages.

 

Plasmati is also a theatre, jazz music and classic  photographer.

 

Giuseppina Ciarla

Italian born harpist Giuseppina Ciarla’s performances have been described as “hearty and colorful” and “enchanting and infectious.” Equally at home in the orchestra as well as a soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Ciarla has a true passion for Opera and has been Principal harpist with the Sarasota Opera since 2002. She has also performed with the Prague Symphony, Orchestra Slovacchia, Festival Pucciniano di Torre del Lago, Des Moines Metro Opera and Florida Grand Opera in Miami. She recently performed with Teatro Petruzzelli in her native Bari with the Bolshoi Ballet in Swan Lake and run of Richard Wagner’s Siegfried.

 

As an active chamber musician, Ms. Ciarla has performed with many artists of international acclaim including flutists Carol Wincenc and Tara Helen O’Connor; violinist Benny Kim; clarinetist Eddie Daniels, pianist/composer Marc Neicrug and the Smithsonian Institute’s Axelrod String Quartet. Her versatility has led her to play the baroque harp, mandolin wonderful arrangements for harp and voice. Prior to coming to the United States in 1996, Ms. Ciarla performed annually as a soloist at the Vatican in Rome.

 

Additional appearances include the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera Company in Wagner’s Der Ring Des Nibelungen, Sarasota Orchestra, Florida Lakes Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica, the new music series 20thCentury Unlimited, Artist Concert Series of Sarasota and with the prestigious Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. She has appeared at the International Jazz and Pop Harp Festival in Monterey, California and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy. Ms. Ciarla holds degrees from the Conservatorio Lorenzo Perosi in Italy and the University of Arizona.

 

Ms. Ciarla has recorded for Bongiovanni and Koch record labels.