Credits Roberta Cristini
Paolo's work as a contemporary music pianist started during his studies in Milan, where he soon decided to specialise in the modern repertoire. He then continued his education at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he enrolled in the New Music Master programme. Such a joy to have the chance to play several masterworks, such as Maderna's Concerto for two pianos and instruments and Carter's Double Concerto, and various ensemble pieces by composition students.
Shortly after graduating in 2017, he became the official pianist of the Nieuw Ensemble. With them, he had some of the most significant musical experiences of my life, for example, the premiere of Aperghis' Lost connections during the Acht Brücken Festival in Cologne. Current relevant projects include Duo Ebano, an "out of the box" clarinet and piano duo, and Ensemble Resilience, a creative, visionary collective that aims to bring a new sound concept to contemporary classical music interconnecting the acoustic and electronic world.
Paolo writes music as well; his mentor is Mauro Montalbetti. He genuinely likes progressive rock, Radiohead, Fausto Romitelli and all the new technologies that open up the boundaries of the sound.