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Alberto Bellavia - Pianist - Composer - Arranger

Born in Savona Italy in 1976. From an early age he studied music and at the State
Conservatory of Music G.F. Ghedini in Cuneo, Italy he took the Pianoforte Diploma,
the Jazz Music Diploma, the Music Teaching Diploma, the Second Level Laurea for
Pianoforte Teaching and the Second Level Laurea for Jazz.
He attended various jazz Workshop and masterclasses with R. Zegna, E.
Pieranunzi, F.D`Andrea, D. Leibman, B. Tommaso and Elliott Sharp.

He has received various prizes and acknowledgments including:
1st Classification 21st International Competition BARGA JAZZ 2008 for Jazz
Orchestral Arrangement and Composition.
1st Prize at the 4th National Competition WALTEX JAZZ COMPETITION with THE
DUET.
Finalist at PIACENZA JAZZ ARRANGERS 2008 (to John Coltrane).
Finalist at the 22nd International BARGA JAZZ 2009 Competition for Jazz
Orchestral Arrangement and Composition - Original composition section.
Finalist at the International Competition for Orchestral Jazz - Section in Section
Groups with THE DUET.
In 2007 he won the NUORO JAZZ Scholarship with Maestro Bruno Tommaso to
frequent the International High Perfection courses for Arrangement and
Composition at SIENA JAZZ 2008.

In 2003 he recorded with “Bad Luck Blues Band” The CD `Cause this is Blues.
In 2006 he collaborated with the Cuneo Conservatory Orchestra with whom he
played contemporary music and wrote arrangements for Strings and Choir on the
music of Duke Ellington.
He played various times Mass for Pianoforte, Choir and Orchestra of St. Dobrogosz
with the Orchestra MonviStreicher and with the choral group The Polyfonics of
Marchesato.
He composed and arranged pieces for various formations: 2008 as solo pianist his
own compositions for the film `Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927).
From 2002 to 2005 he directed the A.P.Big Band composing the arrangements.
In 2008 he composed the ufficial hymn of the International Workshop of NUORO
JAZZ 2008 20th Anniversary Celebrations. In 2011 he composed and arranged
String Quartets for the Mattia Inverni String Quintet and the Roberto Rebufello
Saxofone Quartet.


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