Nottinghamshire-born classical singer Carly Paoli has been nominated for the prestigious ‘Premio Barocco’ award in Italy. Founded in 1969 by Fernando Carteni, the award recognises achievements in art and culture. Previous recipients include Sophia Loren, Franco Zeffirelli, Dame Helen Mirren, Gerard Depardieu and Luciano Pavarotti.
The event, at which Carly will perform, will be held on May 27th 2017 in Castello Angioino di Gallipoli in Puglia. Carly has recently performed at many high profile events in Italy including at the Roman Forum and Terme di Caracalla, and on national TV shows Zecchino D’Oro and TV2000.
“It’s a huge honour for me to be nominated for this prestigious award. Puglia is as much my home as the UK, my family are there, it’s where I spent all my free time growing up and gained so much performance experience. It’s a lovely feeling to have been recognised there for my dedication to music and also love of the region” said Carly on hearing the news of her nomination.”