News-Antique.com - Jul 07,2008 - Blog Interview.
Tempe, AZ and Tokyo, Japan- July 8,2008 Rinkya, the Japanese Internet shopping service, has some of the world’s most interesting people as clients. One of them, Jurij G. Ricotti,currently showcased on A Rinkya Blog, http://rinkya.blogspot.com/ and “Ohayou Giappone!”,http://rinkya-it.blogspot.com, is one of the world’s most accomplished guitarists, as well as the proud curator of the largest collection of Grendizer pieces in Europe.
Currently touring with Rondo Veneziano and the Glenn Branca Electric orchestra, Jurij has worked with the elite of the music industry, including such artists as Britney Spears, Queen, Beyonce, and Pink, along with some well-known Italian artists. His current project and passion is a classical opera composition called Trazom, which he is composing with Massimiliano Alto a very famous Italian movie dubber (Lord of the Rings, Aladdin and many others), and Francesco Sardelli, who he considers a very talented musical genius.
“It's a large and difficult work and a great challenge for me,” he says. “After all orchestral parts are complete the next step should be the real production. Because Trazom is an opera it's a very expensive project to put on either in a theater setting or as a movie, as it will require a big orchestra with a Director, ballet directions, lights, audio equipment.”
The Trazom story can be seen at , www.trazomopera.com .
“My music is central to me,” says Jurij, “collecting is a hobby. I love the search, the hunt for rare Grendizer items, like being a hunter in a jungle, but it is not important, like composing my music is to me. I have made contacts and new friends through both, however. Music contacts on other countries have helped with my collecting. My life, nonetheless, revolves around my music. I have found other musicians who collect toys. Kirk Hammet from Metallica collects Japanese robots. I use Rinkya for Japanese Grendizer Merchandise like books and smaller pieces.”
Jurij G. Ricotti, master musician and composer, one of the world’s premier guitarists, and incidentally, owner of Europe’s largest collection of Grendizer is just one of several interesting and fascinating people who use Rinkya. And we invite you all to click the link above and read the story of Trazom as well as sample some of the music that we are convinced will be a worldwide sensation in the not too distant future.
“When you bring the world together,” says Rinkya CEO Heather Russell, “you find the most amazing and wonderful things. From Grendizer robots to classical opera isn’t even a big stretch. A lot of things are possible when you join people like Jurij in bringing your world together at Rinkya.”
For Information in English visit : www.rinkya.com
For Information in Italian visit: http://it.rinkya.com/
Contact in English:
1022 S. Lola Lane
Tempe, AZ 85281
Contact in Italian:
Rinkya Inc. (Italia)