Guests of Honor 2023


Multilingual Italian singer/songwriter and composer Marco Guazzone began his career in 2007. Following an appearance on an MTV show and the placement of several of his songs in various commercials, Guazzone inked a recording deal in 2010. His debut album - produced by Paul McCartney, Depeche Mode and The Cure’s sound engineer Steve Lyon - broke through the Italian charts shortly after its release in 2012. In the same year he run at the 62nd edition of the national television song contest, Sanremo Festival. In 2017 he was nominated at the Italian Oscars, the David Di Donatello Awards, for the Best Original Song for the movie “The Place”.

In 2018 he co-wrote with Ed Sheeran the lyrics for the song “Perfect Symphony”.
He composed several soundtracks for cinema, theater and television and wrote songs for other international artists such as Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban.
In 2020 he was Grammy Nominated for the album “” by Andrea Bocelli as “Best Traditional Pop Album”.
In 2021 he composed the soundtrack for the BVLGARI worldwide campaign including the official music for the fashion show.
His music has recently been featured on international tv shows on Netflix.
Over the past few years he performed as opening act for many artists like Moby, Suzanne, Vega, Jay Brannan, The Irrepressible, Azure Ray and many others.

Marco Guazzone
Laurent Levesque


French composer Laurent Levesque was introduced to film music while living in New York by the renowned composer Philip Glass. This exposure led to his first collaboration with director Costa-Gavras for the film "Amen", and since then, Levesque has gone on to compose music for over 50 films including "Russian Dolls", "Les Plages d'Agnes" and the Finnish TV series "Replacements". The late Agnes Varda once praised Levesque's music as fresh and reminiscent of Michel Legrand.
He also regularly collaborates with singer Patricia Petibon and violinist Nemanja Radulović under the Sony Music and Warner Classics labels.

At the heart of Levesque's work lies a deep exploration of human emotions, particularly the nuances of love, passion, and compassion. This emotional focus is reflected in the minimalist, repetitive patterns that are a hallmark of Levesque's music. These patterns gradually evolve into memorable themes, surrounded by touching vibrations that evoke a powerful emotional response in listeners.

Gabriel Marini

Gabriel Marini

David Imbault

David Imbault


Gabriel Marini is an author, composer, arranger and singer. He connects a hundred concerts a year around his compositions or by providing various tributes including a tribute to Frank Sinatra.

David Imbault learned music from an early age. At 18, he began studying Jazz at the Pro Musica musical training center under the direction of Dominique Lièvres (Avignon).

Very quickly, David Imbault met director Lorenzo Gabriele to produce the music for his TV movie “Fête de Famille” (Family Party) in 2005. This meeting was the start of a long artistic collaboration for him. In 2007, David Imbault wrote his first music for a documentary. More will follow for television programs and fiction.

In 202, Gabriel Marini and David Imbault wrote the music for the movie "IMPLANTED", and continue working on various documentaries together.

Gabriel & David are often on stage. They toured in France and Quebec. They also opened the show to singers like Sinclair, Manu Tchao, Michael Jones and many others.


Roberto Fia, composer of music for the theater and author of many successful songs, written in collaboration with lyricists such as Franco Migliacci, Pasquale Panella, Gianni Belfiore, Bruno Lauzi and Vito Pallavicini Nisa and Alberto Testa; sung by big names such as Mina (Amornero and Mio di chi.), Massimo Ranieri, Patty Pravo, Amedeo Minghi, Rita Pavone and Teddy Reno. Clamorous, in 1985, the success of Uno su Mille sung by Gianni Morandi in Italy and by Manuel Mijares (Un en tre Mil) in Latin America, where it got three gold records and one platinum, remaining in the hit parade for months.

He was also the worldwide interpreter of the song Django, the now cult soundtrack of the homonymous film by Sergio Corbucci. At the end of the 70s he signs for RCA the musical production of Renato Carosone, and, for the aforementioned RCA, promotes Patty Pravo, Piero Ciampi, Rita Pavone, etc; as Director of the Last Supper - an RCA structure dedicated to the search for new talent - he contributes to the launch of many artists.

He was later Commissioner for the Sanremo Lab selections (Sanremo Festival) and Commissioner of the SIAE Commission for the Public Domain.

In recent years he has mainly written music for the theatre, collaborating with directors including Giuseppe DiPasquale, Pino Quartullo, Roberto Ciufoli and Patrik Rossi Gastaldi.

Among his latest works, the music of "Limelight" by Charlie Chaplin, with Antonio Salines, directed by Giuseppe Emiliani. His music “Panic” won Best Original Music at WICA in Toronto. And he also took part in the film Ants of Midas by Edgar Honetschläger.

Since March 2023, a CD of his has been released on all his social networks, entitled "Ci lasceremo" which includes 13 unreleased songs, for which he wrote all the music and interpreted by him.

Roberto Fia
Isabella Micali Baratelli Gullo


In 1977 Isabella Gullo has collaborated to organize for U.N.E.S.C.O the International Symposium “Right to cultural memories” and from 1978 to 1982 she has been Responsible for External Relations for U.N.I.C.E.F. Italy

Since 1977 she has been P.R. and Press Responsable for various Theatre and Cinema Festivals (among which from 1982 to 1991 "Taormina Arte” Film, Theatre and Music International Festival"); for Theatre Companies (Dario Fo, Franca Rame, Mariangela Melato, Giancarlo Sepe, Mauro Bolognini, Glauco Mauri, Gabriele Lavia, etc.) and in 1987 she has worked for Venice International Film Festival as assistant of the Director Guglielmo Biraghi.

In 1989 she has created and started Showbusiness Services s.a.s. which promoted International Artistic Events and represented Italian and foreign actors, directors and playwrights. Showbusiness Services organized the World Press Junket for U.I.P. United International Pictures (“Black Rain” by Ridley Scott) and for Woody Allen (“Mighty Aphrodite”), then from 1990 to 1999, Services organized and directed every year in Italy "The Susan Strasberg Actors Studio". In 1990 Showbusiness Services organized the Annual Meeting of the President Board of MGM-Paramount-Universal in Rome.

In 2004 the Showbusiness Service sas becomes Idea Productions Srl and after, as Agency Isabella Gullo, she represented Italian and international artists as Omar Sharif, Arnoldo Foà, Marisa Merlini, Dario Fò, Franca Rame, and represents, among whom, Hanna Shygulla, Rade Serbedzja, John Turturro, Jamal Soliman, Franco Nero, Fabio Testi, Alfredo Arias etc.,and Italian and foreign playrights, operating within all sectors and working with film agencies and international literary agencies.

Isabella Gullo represented in Italy, until 2010, the Damascus International Film Festival and for some years the International Istanbul Film Festival. At present she represents in Italy the Festival International du Film D'Amour de Mons, and, since 1999, until now, the Cairo International Film Festival.

She promoted and represented John Turturro for his first direction of an Opera, "Rigoletto", produced by Teatro Massimo of Palermo, Teatro Regio of Turin, Opera di Liège and Shaanxi Performing Arts Centre (SNPAC).

She was a member of the jury of “David di Donatello” award from 2015 to 2018 and in 2022 she was member of the jury of the 7th edition of “BUZZ IFF” Buzau International Film Festival.


Aurélienne Brauner has been named super-soliste at the Orchestre National de France since 2021.
She has performed in New York, Kyoto, Tokyo, Santander, Verbier, Berlin, at the Roque d'Anthéron, at the Philharmonie de Paris, at the Théâtre du Châtelet, at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Tunis theater ,  Cortot hall, national stage of Annecy, grand theater of Aix-en-Provence, Abbaye de Royaumont, Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Philharmonie of Moscow, Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, Villa Carlotta in Italy…
In 2009 Aurélienne Brauner has been named super-soliste at the Orchestre National de France since 2021.
Aurelienne Brauner