- Featured: Egidio Flamini
- Release Date: 6/26/2007
ACQUARIUS Nine compositions for solo piano walking an imaginary tightrope stretched between classical and pop music.A set of elements from both worlds, combined with a minimalist spirit, that creates spontaneous results, full of poetic moments.The music of Acquario can be a subtle soundtrack for an evening with friends, but can also evoke intense moments of reflection. 'Composition came into my life suddenly, at the beginning of the summer of 2006. It caught me by surprise, hoarding up my past and all of my musical and life experiences. Even the tiniest thing was enough to put it into action and the process was similar to an irresistable state of hunger, that finally found peace when the work was accomplished. Then I would look at it, and every single time find myself asking in wonderment the same question: - But...where on earth have you come from?' EGIDIO FLAMINI COMMENTS "Absolutely beautiful Egidio. Listening to your music has been a wonderful way to start my day." "...I enjoyed the listen immensely. There's nothing like solo piano work. Your compositions are filled with subtleties and dynamics. And the quiet section where you play the 'tender notes' are exquisite. The fluidity and grace that you play with, can be heard in your works. Thank you for sharing your talent and music with the world. You are a true artist. " "Lovely, divine, spiritual and enchanting...pure magic...I love your music...it is similar to Yann Tiersen but with your own flavor or style..." "...your music...i can't even put it into words, the way i feel when i listen to it. You're marvelous talent, and i love love love your work." "Thank you for your compositions. They are astounding, you have a way of expressing yourself that is so pure. I admire that." BIOGRAPHY Egidio Flamini was born in Lugano, in 1971. He begun his musical studies at a very young age, graduating in piano in 1993 at the Conservatory 'F. Morlacchi' of Perugia under the guidance of Lydia Pastorino. From 1995 on he studied with the Argentinian pianist Aquiles Delle Vigne at the International Academy 'Musici Artis' in Duino (Italy) and he attended numerous Masterclasses on Piano Interpretation in Rome, Bari, Misano, Norcia, etc. Rewarded in several National and International Piano competitions (first prize at the 9° National Competition 'Città di Bacoli' 2003, first prize at the International Competition 'Mascia Masin' of San Gemini 2003, first prize at the 2° International Music Competition 'Città di Tollo' 2004, first prize at the 5° National Competition of Musical Execution 'Riviera Etrusca' 2004, etc.), he performed as a soloist in England, Belgium and in the most important Italian cities (Rome, Turin, Bari, Naples, Rimini, Catania, Trento, Pistoia etc.). Over the years, he collaborated with many singers, chamber ensembles and theatre companies, performing both in the field of classical and pop music. In 2001 he started a duo with the jazz singer Ondina Micieli, that proposes a repertoire of songs from Broadway Musical Theatre. In September 2002 he carried out a tour in England, where he played within the 'Howden Festival' both as a soloist and with the choir 'Canto Ergo Sum' of Spoleto attaining great success of the public and critics. In February 2007 he recorded ACQUARIO, his first work for solo piano. Then other 5 albums: SEMIDIGIRASOLE (2008), COSE PREZIOSE (2009), LA FINESTRA (2010), HEART&EARTH vol.1 (2013) and LA QUINTA STAGIONE (2014). Founder and President of the Cultural Association 'Musici Artis Umbria', he is the organizer of the Festival Pianistico di Spoleto. In his region he teaches piano in several Music Formation Centers. He is also a testimonial for UNICEF.
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