Contessa Isabella Vacani

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Occupation Entrepreneur, Writer, Lecturer, Composer
Location Genoa, Italy
Introduction Hi My name is Contessa Isabel Vacani. I was born in the Philippines, went to UC Berkeley and Juilliard in the USA, and have worked and lived around the world. I am concert and jazz pianist, writer, composer, former model, entrepreneur, artist, former head of marketing & PR for Gucci, a former advisor to two multi-billiionaire families, and speak more languages than I have fingers. To learn more about me, click on "view my complete profile". Then click on my web site to contact me on Facebook. I invite you to read all my blogs.
Interests rare tropical orchids and flowers, s.a. the Waling-Waling orchid aka as Vanda Sanderiana, the Medinilla Magnifica, natice to the Philippine Islands. It has almost tulip shaped flowers fuchsia and pink in color.. Rare books dating back to the 12th century. I inherited many of these collections from Baron Ghislaire von Flesch in Rome who had no children. Travelling as an explorer into countries at war, or in the process of peace negotiations, or reconstruction like Mozambique, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Yemen, Somalia, Lebanon, Saharawi area, Libya, Tibet, Xingiang, Sumatra, Borneo. Composing music for the Chinese Pipar, the Erhu, the Shanay, the Ud, Sitar, Kanoun, and the Kora. Composing for the human voice in Gregorian chants.
Favorite Movies War and Peace by Sergei Bondarchiuk, , Citizen Kane by Orson Wells, Casablanca, Knock On Any Door - Marilyn Monroe's only dramatic film and is she ever brilliant. The Manchurian Candidate with Frank Sinatra, The Lord of the Rings, Mohammed, Messenger of God
Favorite Music The classics: Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Bach, Mahler, Wagner, Bartok, Dvorak, Tschaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Faure, Debussy, Saint Saens, Richard Strauss, Prokofieff
Favorite Books War and Peace, Anna Karenina, All of Dickens especially Bleak House, Daniel Defoe, The Bronte Sisters, Henry James, Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare, Kalidas, Firdausi and Alf Layla Wa Layla.

Compose the lyrics to a new national anthem that features an animal sound at least once:

Render to Caesar that which is Caesar's, and to God that whichis God's.