The organiser and founder (1986) of the Italian Chamber Orchestra - Centro Studi Musica Sud of Soverato is Maestro Giovanni Froio. The orchestra has performed in a number of theatres in the Calabria Region, including the "A. RENDANO" theatre in the city of Cosenza, the Municipal Theatre of the city of Catanzaro, and on several television channels such as Rai TRE, Video Calabria, Telespazio Calabria and Telemontecarlo and was very favourably received both by the critics and the public. The Orchestra's success was crowned by its performance on Rai UNO in the television programme"IL SABATO DELLO ZECCHINO" Special Epiphany Edition.
In 1991 it was awarded FIRST PRIZE at the "St. Vitaliano" National Competition, city of Catanzaro, and won a prize at the "CALABRIA PRODUCE" exhibition. In 1992 it participated in the 5th Mediterranean Festival of the Two Seas in Altomonte and in the 1994 "MUSIC AND ARCHITETTURE"Festival in Gerace.
After this valuable cultural experience the orchestra crossed the sea and went on tour in NORTH AMERICA in 1994, performing in the cities of: TORONTO, BOSTON, WORCESTER, NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA, BALTIMORE and WASHINGTON D.C.. In 1995 it performed in ANTIBES in France and made a compact disk of the America Tour. In 1996 it went on its second Tour of America and performed in the cities of NEW YORK and WORCESTER. In 1999 the Orchestra held its third North America Tour playing in the cities of WORCESTER, NEW YORK, BOSTON and CHICAGO.
The concerts were very favourably commented by the international press.
Froio Should be justly proud of his orchestra, for these Calabrian Musicians had a firm grasp of the sense and style of the selections (THE WASHINGTON POST). L'Orchestra di Soverato conquista il Nord America (CORRIERE CANADESE)