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Singer and producer Eric van Aro has a highly cosmopolitan background. He is the son of an Italian mother (the singer Caterina Valente) and a German father (the juggler and producer Erik van Aro Sr.), grew up in Switzerland and England, but in particular comes from a family of musicians and artists going back eight generations – a strong tradition that he has always deeply felt a part of since he was born. Following a wide range of experiences studying and working in theater dance and image consulting services for actors and singers, Eric van Aro found himself developing his own artistic personality. This dimension led him to host successful radio shows and appear as a musical guest on various television shows in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

His passion for the theater and love of live concerts resulted in Eric van Aro taking his tour “Freunde-Amici- Friends” around the major European capitals during the early ’90s. At the same time, Eric landed the role of “Captain von Trapp” in the Swiss production of the musical “The Sound of Music”.

In 1998 he founded Eraki Entertainment, an independent record label and production company which aims, amongst other things, to produce projects characterized by an intrinsic musical quality, often bringing together artists from very different backgrounds. A perfect example of an ERAKI production is the highly successful album “GIRLTALK” (2001), collaboration between Caterina Valente, the harpist Chaterine Michel and the arranger Gianni Ferrio, which has received great reviews from critics and the public around the world!

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A born musical story teller with abundant interpretive skills!

“Don Heckman - The International Music Review”

Singen kann er, und zwar ganz phantastisch! ”Corinna Prange - Germany”

Una voce che ha tutte le carte in regola per farsi ricordare a lungo! Fabio Schiavo “Stop” Italy

A certified jazz crooner who knows how to make a song come alive! Franceso Emanuel “ The Muses Muse “ USA

A great voice, filled with warmth and melody! Keith Hannaleck “ / eJazzNews “ USA





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