Forte is an ensemble cast documentary, directed by David Donnelly (Maestro, 2015), that challenges the popular and perhaps somewhat outdated notions of success in classical music through a fast-paced narrative of three female artists. A young Norwegian violinist on the brink of stardom, a former Russian-born prodigy reinventing her career in the US as she brings music back into schools in underprivileged communities, and a first-generation American from Argentina, whose creative process of composing a film soundtrack is documented and exposed in an unprecedented way. Three different stories, backgrounds, and personalities. One thing in common: strength.
Forte stars Tatiana Berman, Lucía Caruso, and Eldbjørg Hemsing. The film also features appearances from some of the most recognizable names in classical music including Tan Dun, Paavo Jarvi and JoAnn Falletta.
Forte is written and directed by David Donnelly, founder of Culture Monster and director of the acclaimed, international hit documentary Maestro. It is produced by David Donnelly and Anastasia Boudanoque, founder of Primavera Consulting. Executive Producer is Roland Göhde of the Göhde Foundation.
Filming Locations Sintra, Portugal; Cincinnati, Ohio; Paris, France; London, England; New York, New York; Rhinecliff, NY; Mendoza, Argentina; Aurdal/Oslo, Norway; Milan, Italy; Berlin, Germany; St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia.
Production Partners: Constella Productions, Culture Monster, Primavera Consulting
This film was made possible with the generous support of the Göhde Foundation, Sorel Organization and Dextra Musica Foundation.