ATTENTION: this is our "story" and the photos you see her are not the latest one. For newer photos please click the relatet links in the frame on the left.

May we introduce ourselves: we are a family (father and mother, both young at heart and two daughters, 24 and 21) and living in South-Tyrol, a German and Italian speaking area in Northern Italy, where we are quite well known as a Renaissance band making early music in a captivate "folky" style.
We are a big success in castles, concert halls and on television as well.

This was La Zag at the end of the 90's...

We use reconstructions of historical instruments and modern ones, too, as you can see:

Franco Ferrarese (bagpipe, shawm, chalumeau, crumhorn, recorder, saz, rhythmic guitar)

Elfriede Rungg-Ferrarese (hurdy-gurdy, string tambourine, recorder, diatonic button accordion, percussion)

Anna Florina Ferrarese (ethnic and classic percussion, recorder, diatonic button accordion)

Anna Viola Ferrarese (violin, string tambourine, percussion) 

Besides instrumental music: singing in harmony is our hit with the public!

Playing medieval and Renaissance music in a lively and "folky" way went along with making music of our own. Taking our European roots - melodic and harmonic structures found in early music - and combining them with elements of pop and ethnic music - and here they are: multilingual historical-folk-songs of great appeal with the public.

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La Zag is:


Franco Ferrarese:
born 1952 in Bolzano, South-Tyrol, Northern Italy, studies music at the Orff-Institute, Salzburg (Austria), meets his future wife Elfriede, works one year with a Historical Dance Company in London and two years as a teacher at the Music Highschool in Nürnberg, Germany. After his return to Italy and several years of teaching music he now lives on music making with his family band La Zag.

Elfriede Rungg-Ferrarese:
devoted wife and mother, born in Austria, shares all adventures, musical and not, with her husband Franco.

Anna Florina Ferrarese:
born 1982 in Merano, South-Tyrol, Northern Italy, after 6 years of classic percussion she is now specialising in ethnic percussion.

Anna Viola Ferrarese:
born 1985 in Merano, South-Tyrol, Northern Italy, studies violin with maestro Praful U. Mitterstainer.