Francesco Paolo Neglia was a musician and a composer. He was born in Enna, in 1874. Due to his passion for music, he moved to Hamburg, Germany, where he founded a music academy that was successful.
In Lugano, Switzerland, and in Istria, which at the time was an Italian territory, he founded two music high schools, also successful.
He also wrote the opera Zelia.
He proved that music is a universal language. Even though he was born in a small city, he stood out in Europe for his musical talent.
Every year, the city of Enna organizes an international music contest named after Francesco Paolo Neglia.
Music is an archetype in Enna. Many families want their children to learn music.
I did not escape the archetype, and at the age of sixty-three, I learned to play the piano.
Ettore Grillo author of these books:
– November 2: The Day of the Dead in Sicily
– A Hidden Sicilian History
– The Vibrations of Words
– Travels of the Mind