BIOGRAPHY

… .He loves contamination between genres. He alternates the exercise of music, theater, cabaret, in a versatile way and with the awareness of acquiring through the practice of these different forms of expression the right breadth of horizons that befits an artist...
MARINA MAYRHOFER (PianoTime)

Biography

Born in Naples, he studied at the "S.Pietro a Majella" Conservatory of Music with Maestro Sergio Fiorentino, graduating with full marks (1989). Subsequently he followed for several years the teachings of the pianist Viktor Merzhanov and the pianist Aldo Ciccolini. He also participated in a masterclass at the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music studying with Maestro Igor Lebedev.

Pupil of Luis Salomon (franco Ferrara and Sergio Celibidache assistant), he attended for two years the International Course of Orchestral Conducting held at the "Teatro Sociale" in Como with the "Orchestra Stabile del Teatro", and currently he also works as a conductor alongside his activity as a pianist.

His activity as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist of singers led him to perform in important halls and theaters: “Teatro Colyseum” in Buenos Aires, “St. Martin in the Fields" in London, "Théâtre de la Bastille" in Paris, "Centro Cultural de la Villa "in Madrid, "Auditorium Maurice Ravel" in Lyon, "Théâtre Les Cargo" in Grenoble, "Nuovo Piccolo Teatro" in Milan, "Teatro Carignano" in Turin, "Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala Petrassi" in Rome, "Teatro Farnese" in Parma, also participating in International Festivals and important concert seasons as "Sydney Festival", "Gmunden Festival", "Ravello International Festival", "Settembre Musica" Festival in Turin, "Festival delle  Ville Vesuviane" in Naples, International Festival "Les Allumees" in Nantes, just to name a few.

He is frequently present in the concert programs of the Italian Cultural Institutes (Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Zagreb etc.).

He plays regularly with the "Martucci Piano Trio", in duo with Raffaele Mallozzi, first viola of the "Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra" in Rome and with the "Quartetto Gagliano".

Eclectic pianist, he has often had the opportunity to accompany in public concerts and recordings Ute Lemper, Misia (the most important Portuguese Fado singer), the tenor Ramon Vargas, the Italian actor Alessandro Haber, the French singer Catherine Ringer, the Spanish singer Martirio.

He was solo pianist in the soundtracks of the following films: "Barney Version" film by R. Lewis with Dustin Hoffmann and Paul Giamatti, "Mine Vaganti" film by F. Ozpetek with Riccardo Scamarcio and Elena Sofia Ricci, "La Kriptonite Nella Borsa ”film by Ivan Cotroneo with Valeria Golino and Luca Zingaretti,“ Magnifica Presenza ”film by F. Ozpetek with Elio Germano,” Amiche Da Morire ”film by G. FARINA with Claudia Gerini, Cristiana Capotondi, Vinicio Marchioni.,“ Allacciate Le Cinture ”film by F. Ozpetek with Kasia Smutniak and Francesco Arca,“ Napoli Velata ”film by F. Ozpetek with Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Alessandro Borghi,“ La Dea Fortuna ”film by F. Ozpetek with Edoardo Leo and Stefano Accorsi.

 

He has recorded radio (RadioTre Suite) and television broadcasts for the 1st and 2nd channel of RAI, for the French national television networks TF1, FRANCE 2 (Le cercle du minuit), LA SEPT / ARTE, CANAL + (Nulle part ailleurs) , for Norwegian television NRK and for Australian television SBS and has recorded for record labels, “Warner Music”, “Sony Classical”, “Parlophone”, “Universal Music”, “Because Music”, “Last Call”, “ Galileo ".

In particular, the album “PURA VIDA- Banda SONORA” received the “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2019" by the German journalistic critic, and in France the prize of the" Charles Cros" Academy. In this album, besides being a pianist and musical director, Fabrizio Romano has taken care of the arrangements and the elaborations of all the songs.

 

He has always supported his concert activity with that of composer, transcriber and arranger.

In 2006 he won the prize for best composer of theatrical music for the musics of the show "Ritrovarsi" produced by DIANA Or.I.s.

His are the music of the theatrical performances "Vita Di Galileo" (B. Brecht), directed by Gigi Dall 'Aglio with Mariano Rigillo, (Teatro Duse in Bologna, Teatro Olimpico in Rome, Teatro Goldoni in Venice, Teatro La Pergola in Florence, etc ..) and also on the bill in the 1999/2000, 2000/2001, and 2001/2002 seasons.

"The Idiot" (F. Dostoevskij) with Giulio Scarpati represented in most of the major Italian theaters (Mercadante Theater in Naples, Goldoni Theater in Venice, etc.).

"The Dreams Of Anne Frank" (B. Kops) produced by Diana Or.I.S. in collaboration with the Jewish Union and the Ministry of Education and on the bill of the Diana Theater in Naples in the 2001/2002 and 2002/2003 seasons.

"I Pescecani", or what remains of Bertolt Brecht "directed by Armando Punzo produced by Compagnia della Fortezza - published for the" Teatro INcivile "series and offered for sale in conjunction with the newspaper L 'UNITA'.

He wrote the music for the ballet "Pierino E Il Lupo ... Ciak" produced by the "Centro Regionale della Danza - Balletto di Napoli", debut in Naples in March 2001, and later in Cyprus (European Ballet Festival) and in Turkey. . (Smyrna, Ankara and the Italian Cultural Institute of Istanbul) and participated in the development and orchestration of some musics of the ballet "Filumena Marturano", directed by Beppe Menegatti, with the etoile Carla Fracci and the direction of Marcello Rota, a show that made its debut at the “San Carlo” Theater in Naples in the 2000 season with the San Carlo Orchestra.

 

He also edited the soundtracks and orchestrations for chamber ensembles of some films of the Neapolitan silent cinema of the 1920s (Assunta Spina, A 'Santanotte), films screened, with live performances, in Nantes (International Festival "Les Allumees "), Chamberry (Theater" Challes Dullin "), Naples (Maschio Angioino).

 

Also as a composer he has collaborated on RAI TV and RAI EDUCATIONAL television broadcasts; such as “La Storia siamo noi”, “Linea Blu”, “Falde del Kilimangiaro”.

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