BIOGRAFI

Alessandro Sgobbio

Komponist, Pianist, Produsent.

Kort Biografi

Komponist, Pianist, Produsent. Siden hans første piano-soloalbum “Aforismi Protestanti” utvider Alessandro stadig sitt eget personlige vokabular for komposisjoner, improvisasjoner og spirituelle utforskninger gjennom musikk. Han har fått mastergrad ved Norges musikkhøgskole (Oslo) og Boito Conservatory of Music (Parma, Italia). Han har gitt ut 12 album som leder, med-leder, pianist, komponist og produsent, inkludert Debra’s Dream, CHARM, Pericopes, Pericopes+1. Han turnerer Europa, Kina, Tyrkia og USA. I 2019 ga han ut plata Forests (AMP Music & Records) med Silent Fires (Karoline Wallace, Hilde Marie Holsen, Synne Garvik og Håkon Aase), og gir ut albumet Transparence i 2021 (AMP Music & Records) med Hitra, som består av gitaristen Hilmar Jensson, bassisten Jo Berger Myhre og Øyvind Skarbø på trommer.

“Alessandro Sgobbio is a musician we hope to see in the future more exposed, because the music he composes as well as his luminous playing deserve to be shared with the broadest audience possible.”
Mozaïc Jazz, FR

“Fascinating compositions. Regular irregularity.”
Jazz’N’More, CH

“Modern jazz that’s heavy on intelligent melody and spirited improvisation.”
DownBeat, US

“A balanced collection of chamber music, between introspection and avant-garde.”
Jazz thing, DE

“With his many projects, Alessandro Sgobbio is almost indispensable to the Italian scene.”
Concerto, AT

“Excellent quality of the music, with an impeccable interplay.”
Musica Jazz, IT

 

 


Awards

– 1st prize Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia)
– 1st prize Padova Carrarese (Padova)
– 2nd prize at Luca Flores Piano Competition (Florence)
– Selected for the ‘Martial Solal Piano Competition’ (Paris)
– MusicaJazz “TopJazz ’13” – Best Group of the year Toplist
– MusicaJazz “TopJazz ’12” – Best New Italian Talents Toplist

Selected Releases

– Hitra, “Transparence” (2021) – AMP Music & Records
– Silent Fires, “Forests” (2019) – AMP Music & Records
– Pericopes+1, “Legacy” (2017) – Auand
– Debra Shaw, “Debra’s Dream” (2015)
– Charm, “Charm” (2013) – Gaffe Music
– Alessandro Sgobbio, “Aforismi Protestanti” (2010) – Gaffe Music

Photo © Jeff Sales