Richard Clare, Carro, 2004, oil on wood, 25x18 cm, courtesy Collezione Privata
Friends of the Festival
Formed in 2007, the Association of Friends of the Festival Paganiniano of Carro, has, as its main objective, the promotion and support of the concerts of the Festival, organized by the Società dei Concerti, and of the territory of the Val di Vara. The Association create and coordinate fundraising campaigns and crowdfunding by which everyone can become supporters.
EXECUTIVE BOARD 2016-2018
President: Monica Amari Staglieno
Vice President: Antonietta Borachia
Secretary-General: Mariagrazia Gozzini
Treasurer: Corrado Cozzani
Advisors: Giovanni Spezia, Luisa Cascarini, Titti Macchiavello, Sandra Carrara Cagni.
Juniores Representative: Silvia Borachia
EXECUTIVE BOARD 2013-2015
EXECUTIVE BOARD 2010-2012
EXECUTIVE BOARD 2007-2009
In 2009, the Association contributed to the restoration of the roof and doors of the Church of San Lorenzo in Carro and, in 2010, designed and created a guide with itineraries, addresses and suggestions for exploring the territory and surroundings.
In 2011, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Paganini Music Festival of Carro, the Association commissioned photographer Franco Mapelli to document a journey in the footsteps of Paganini by Maria Perosino. The subsequent exhibition "Listening to the Landscape" was recognised by both the President of the Republic and the Office of the Senate and was held in Palazzo Taverna in Rome, CAMeC in La Spezia (Center of Modern and Contemporary Art) and the Auditorium Foyer of the Musei di Strada Nuova in Genoa.
The Association cooperates with the Pro Loco "Nicolo Paganini" to welcome tourists to Carro for the concerts which take place in the village and supports a shuttle bus service from La Spezia which allows audiences to travel to the locations of the concerts.