Andrea Tonoli

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Andrea Tonoli
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Andrea Tonoli, portrait by Roberto Magli Photography
Background information
Born (1991-02-06) February 6, 1991 (age 28)
Bergamo, Italy
OriginItaly
GenresMinimalist music, Contemporary classical music, Film score
Occupation(s)Composer, musician
InstrumentsPiano, Violin, Guitar, Drums, Synthesizer, Rhodes
Years active2012–present
Websitewww.andreatonoli.com

Andrea Tonoli (born Gandellino, 6 February 1991) is an Italian composer and musician.

Early life[edit]

Born in Gandellino, near Bergamo, Italy, Andrea started his music career at the age of 15.

Refusing to learn music from teachers and conservatory, he continued to play for many years as a self taught musician.

Career[edit]

Listening to Yiruma, Yann Tiersen and Ludovico Einaudi led him to compose a few songs, that in 2012 became his first album, Human.

In 2013, he lost his father due to a serious disease and that led him to stay out of the music world for a while. After some months of loneliness, he wrote and recorded his 2nd album, "Human B-Side".

In 2013, he started a netlabel. Sooner, he became more and more popular due to some concerts while working on his 3rd album.

In 2014, he played some pieces of classical music and published them as his first side-album, under the title of "IrideScent Past". In April 2014, he went to London to play at "Ont'Sofa" at the Gibson HQ.

Andrea released his first music video on December 19, 2014 for the song "Aurora", first track from his 4th album, "Met by the Moonlight", which was released on December 21, 2014.

From the beginning of 2015, he started touring Italy with "Met by the Moonlight", and in February he released his first official collection "Ace of Hearts".

In February 2015, he earned his first nomination for an international award,[1][2] the Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2015[3] as the best New Age Artist of the Year with the song Aurora.

Andrea stayed in Hollywood for the entire month of November, composing his new album and attending the awards.

On December 21, 2015, he released a Special Edition of his 4th album: Met by the Moonlight: Special Edition. In 2016 he started a "comeback" tour in Italy, starting from Gandellino[4]

From 2014 to 2016, he's been a member of the Post-Rock Italian band L.E.D. In 2017 he released his new album "AnarchAngel Vol.1" which he took on tour for the entire year in Europe.

Discography[edit]

  • 2012 Human
  • 2013 Human B-Side
  • 2014 IrideScent Past
  • 2014 Met by the Moonlight
  • 2015 Collections Vol.1: Ace of Hearts
  • 2015 Met by the Moonlight: Special Edition
  • 2017 AnarchAngel

Singles[edit]

  • 2013 Fallen
  • 2013 South Cross Prayer
  • 2013 Il Pianto degli Dei Deluxe Edition
  • 2014 Dark Whisper Lullaby
  • 2015 Funeral for the Blackhearted
  • 2015 The Walk
  • 2015 Yule

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rossetti, Francesca (December 17, 2015). "Andrea Tonoli, italian music talent goes to Hollywood". DailyCases.it. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  2. ^ Pizzocaro, Marta (June 9, 2015). "Pavia student goes to Hollywood". La Provincia Pavese. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "Hollywood Music in Media Awards". HMMA.
  4. ^ Redazione (August 16, 2016). "Andrea Tonoli, the Comeback". Valseriana News. Retrieved October 11, 2016.

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