Nicola Gomirato, author of “Martino Tales”, was born in Venezia more less than fifty years ago. After a long musical career taking him around the world, knowing lot of countries and lot of people - some of them are present in his literary creation - he decided to give the major part of his time to the developing and divulgation of Martino Tales!

So, here you can watch one of my pictures, not really recent but similar as I am now, just I use glasses, you know, the age...


Anyway.

Meanwhile I’m writing what must be a presentation of myself, I’m listening to a beautiful music, a Sibelius Symphony, the third. Symphony music, for the esecution are needed almost 60 players, a big orchestra. I remember when, not long ago, I conduct various orchestras. Yes, I was a conductor, and I was happy to do that as, when I was a little boy, Conducting was my wish. Conducting, primarly young orchestra, gave me a big sactisfaction. More than conduct, gave me a very good time conduct my music, beautiful music (of course my music is beautiful!). Same music was conducted with a children’s orchestra - obviously with technical adjustments, following the technical skills of the young players. The result was overwelming, emotional.

Right, more than the experience with professional orchestras, was the experience with children and young orchestras that gave me greater emotion. I remember, and I’m smiling now, that during a concert with a children’s orchestra - the Young Boys Orchestra of Treviso, Italy -, the conductor.. me, in the middle of the emotion... threw the baton away! No problem, was possible to conduct with my hands, the orchestra was 30 players orchestra. Well, the first violin, Guido, a child of around five, comes down from his chair, puts the violin on the chair and, quietly, takes the baton, flew near the cellists. Very quietly, he comes close to me and, with a little smile, gives me the baton. After, quietly, he takes his violin, he sits down and he restarts to play, as nothing happened. What tenderly, What emotion! I, when Guido gave me the baton, made a bow to thanks him, and he smiled, happy. After, of course, he put all the attention to his score, eh, he was the first violin!


So, I have to tell you something about my person, also.

You can see me as normal size person, between five and six, more less 70 kilos that, during holidays, are going quickly up, you know, cakes and cookies, giving me some problem for my dresses, pants and similar. Also during the Beer Fest my pants start to become tight. That’s why, after holidays, quickly I try to return at my normal weight.


What also...  Oh yes, a day a dear friend sees me and presents me to his lady, telling her, think you, here is Nicola with salt and pepper hairs! Long time was since we had not seen each other. But no melancholy, Nicola, he adds, at least you have your hairs, and alot of hairs. My friend, not an hair, and that’s can be an advantage don’t use any comb, he adds, stroking his bald head.


Go on! I have 7 of foot... well, this is of not interest. The evening and often some nights, I write. Yes, this can be more appropriate to talk about! I write music, I write children tales, stories, humoristic literature, already I published 9 books of humoristic literature. Someone from my readers sent me compliments (I like that!), suggesting this: reading my books, you can have a lot of fun moments, taking away from the chaotic moments the society give you, or something similar. And he adds, buy those books, very well wrote, the author’s style is very humoristic... Okey, we can go on after this short marketing space due to Publisher suggestion...


So, finally I told something about myself. I can add that, right during the children orchestra activities period, right then appeared on my mind the idea of Martino Tales.

I was making music with the students of where I was teaching, they were asking information on musical instruments, especially on the French horn, I remember.

Well, one day I wrote a little story that spoke of this musical instrument. Since the short story was aimed at children, I got the idea to do it in narrative form, where a child asks to his dad so much. And with dad, of course, answers. This first story was followed by others, to get to today, a series of more than 900 tales.


Other things ... although not a great player I am delighted with chess, I'd like to draw also if with not interesting results, I love the mountains and the snow, even if my knees often complain and limit my travels at high altitudes, last sport experience were a volley referee. What else then ... Oh yes, someone says I’m a bit distract. I agree, and unfortunately it’s my norm, because it depends on what I'm thinking in that moment, some theme music or some new short story! It is true that the person who is speaking to me does not know that and, at times, remains puzzled by my strange answers ... I do not even remember what he was talking about! You know, If appears on my mind a beautiful piece of music or a new short story, if I don’t write or memorize immediately, they may go away forever...


Nicola personal website: www.nicolagomirato.com

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The author presents himself
M’sW staff

Dr. Onur Tutulmaz, translator, University professor, enthusiast supporter of Martino Tales! (link)

Francesco Candiz, graphic, writer, lover of our beautiful mountains, with its beautiful stories sensitizes the children’s mind to nature and its purity (link)

Silvia Gomirato, general manager, art design and editor, the operative director of Martino Tales. (link)

Magico Paky, excellent magician, author’s friend and, of course, Martino friend too!  Expert about child's manuality skills and organization of educational shows. (link),

Elisa Mori, full range editor, an artist that jumps easily from music to painting and educational theorical skills. Current vice-president of the Choral Group Gialuth of Roveredo in Piano. (link)

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The author, today, with his glasses!