I would like to thank my husband, Vittorio, for his constant support and great patience in bearing and respecting my tight schedules and my countless engagements. I Also thank my son Luca because I can always count on him when I need technical support with my computer, or when I need help in general. Thanks to my sweet daughter Benedetta, who is very good-natured and fills me with joy with her liveliness, creativity and positiveness. Thanks to Cinzia, always so positive and good-natured too! My family is so precious, they make me feel loved and appreciated. Thanks to my parents: Carmen (who still encourages me) and Ruggero (he died when I was 17) for having supported me and encouraged me in studying music when I was a little child and through my youth. I can't forget to thank my brothers and sister: Marco, Laura and Fabio for the wonderful moments we shared. With Marco I used to play organizing "imitation" contests. We used to imitate singers and famous artists. We had such fun! With Laura I sang a lot. We used to close the door of our room and rehearse "Jesus Christ Superstar" a cappella for hours! Fabio accompanied us with his guitar countless times. We learned the most beautiful rock ballads, and he used to play them flawlessly. When we were children, I used to organize a Christmas Play in my room featuring Laura, Marco and Fabio (apart from myself), and we also included a little piano concert because we all used to take piano lessons.
Carmen, Ruggero, Laura and Eva
Eva, Marco, Laura, Fabio
Eva, Mother Carmen, Marco
Many thanks to Andrea Papini, for the great job he did in creating my website, and for his patience in teaching me how to handle it! Thanks to Alberto Gottardelli for his background pictures on my website's home page, and for all the other pictures that can be admired in some of my interviews and reviews. Thanks to Paola Folli, wonderful singer and good photographer, author of a few beautiful pictures of the "4 Heaven & More" vocal group. Many thanks also to Mario Livraghi, singer and musicologist, for the awsome pictures he took of the "4 Heaven & More" at the l'Auditorium Bpi in Lodi during a concert. Thanks to Gigliola Bisiani for the perfect translation of the 4 Heaven & More page in English and for having given her precious contribution with other translations in my website. Heartfelt thanks to Paola Piccinetti Aiello, that has proven to be a very generous and supportive friend.
Many thanks to Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Mary Setrakian, Elisabeth Howard e Francoise Goddard who taught me a lot, and from whom I'm still learning a lot...... and special thanks to all my friends that prove their affection and respect in many different ways. Thanks to Anna Gotti and to A.I.C.I. (Associazione Insegnanti di Canto Italiana) because they gave me the opportunity to deepen my knowledge and my studies through the seminars and master classes they organized for teachers and educators. Thanks to the President of Accademia Vivaldi di Bollate, Prof. Maria Grazia Molendini, and Giorgio Baiocco, and to the Board of Directors, for having given me the opportunity to organize and hold many interesting master classes and workshops at the Accademia Vivaldi.
Many thanks also to: Angela Baggi, Anna Bakja, Laura Fedele, Dorothy Mae Charles, M° Irma Pandolfi, M° Enos Patracchini..... and to all the musicians with whom I played, and to the members of the Big Band and of the "Original Garden jazz Band" that have accompanied my singing with their music for years.......
Thanks, from the bottom of my heart, to Nadia Pazzaglia, who always inspired me, and with whom I shared precious creative moments exercising our improvisational skills and "playing with music". I also thank her for having introduced me to wonderful singers and musicians I didn't know before she made me listen to their albums!
Thanks to Jenny!
I wish to thank every single student I had, because I had the opportunity of learning something new from each one of them. Through each student I learnt by direct experience many things that I couldn't otherwise have experienced. So I wish to thank them one by one, for the affection, and the satisfactions they gave me, and for having trusted me all along the way.
I would also like to thank and remember Alessandro, who died suddenly and prematurely, leaving family and friends speechless...."You used to accompany me at the piano, while I was singing...... And even when I was doing something else, when I heard you playing the introduction of a song I knew, I stopped doing what I was doing to join you at the piano. Sometimes I even risked burning all the dinner............." Thankyou for the time you spent with all of us........
I would also like to devote a thought as light as the sky to Giuseppe, Giusi for his friends... I would like to thank him for the time he spent with us and for the things he taught us....... This is a space for our loved ones who left this World, but who are constantly in our hearts.......... In a way, they still live in us.
And if I should thank all the people who taught me something during my life, a thousand pages would not be enough. So I will simply thank all the friends, colleagues, educators, artists, musicians, that I met, and even those that I never had a chance to meet but influenced me through their music or their art.