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Pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger, born inTurin and
living in Ciampino (Rome), he studied piano and composition
at the conservatory of Turin and at Berklee School in Boston.
He has also studied jazz (privately), classical and modern
music with various teachers (LYLE MAYS, JERRY BERGONZI,
HAL CROOK, FRANCO D'ANDREA).

He has collaborated in recording studios and on live with the
most important names in the italian and international musical
panorama.
MARIAH CAREY participating as a guest star in a TV show
wanted to be accompanied by him on the piano(collaborations).
Since 1987 he has been on 25 tours in Italy and abroad with
RENATO ZERO, MILVA, ALICE, ENZO JANNACCI, GRAZIA
DI MICHELE.

As a composer, together with RENATO ZERO he has written the
music of twelve songs sung by the same artist, among which
"NEI GIARDINI CHE NESSUNO SA",
"DIMMI CHI DORME ACCANTO A ME","FELICI E PERDENTI",
"LA GRANDE ASSENTE" included in five albums that have sold
over two million copies.
The song "SUPERSOLO" in the Cd "Sulle tracce dell'imperfetto"
by Renato Zero has been sung by the brasilian group "TWISTER"
and proved to be one of the best selling hits in Brazil with the title
"SE UM DIA EU TIVER VOCE".

Since 1988 he has also collaborated with the Director
NATALE MASSARA as soundtrack composer for cinema and
television (Commesse, Italian restaurant, Un prete tra noi,
Mio figlio ha 70 anni, Il piccolo lord, Secrets, Delitti privati,
Mai storie d'amore in cucina, Graffiante desiderio,.) and
with Pino Donaggio.

Furthermore, he has played with a lot of orchestras in various
TV shows on Rai, Mediaset and with the Sanremo
Festival Orchestra.
From 1996 to 2001 he was the pianist in Demo Morselli's band
in the TV shows "Buona domenica" and"Maurizio Costanzo Show".

Since 2002, he has been composing, above all, soundtracks and
music for various prestigious TV shows on Rai, among which "Linea Blu".
In 2002 and 2003 two Cd's entitled "IL MEGLIO DEL BLU" vol.1
and vol.2 (edited by Raitrade and Gli Angeli, distributed by EDEL)
were released including the music of the TV program "LINEA BLU",
which have proven to be very successful.

In 2003 the Cd "THE LORDS OF MYSTERY Vol.3" including the song
"FONDALI" came out throughout Europe.
He is currently continuing to compose sountracks for cinema
and television fiction.
A Cd of is own, mainly instrumental is forthcoming.
This will be followed by "a solo piano" concerts.

His favourite artists are: David Foster, Jim Brickman, David Benoit,
David Lanz, Keith Jarret, Bruce Hornsby, Elton John, George Winston,
John Tesh, Norah Jones, Dave Grusin, Russel Ferrante, Michel Petrucciani,
Michel Camilo, Pat Metheny, Stevie Wonder, Vangelis, Enya, Deep Forest,
Craig Armstrong, Ludovico Einaudi, Suzanne Ciani, Yanni, Lyle Mays,
Ennio Morricone, Debussy, Ravel, Chopin, Erik Satie, A.Copland,
Stravinsky...

 

Danilo Riccardi -

Contacts: mail@daniloriccardi.com

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