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, active in different genres including contemporary classical music, film music and post-rock.

Early life[edit]

Born in Gandellino, near Bergamo, Italy, Tonoli 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 Tonoli to compose a few songs, which in 2012 were released as 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. He started a netlabel the same year. His work was played at several concerts while he was working on his third album.

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

Tonoli released his first music video on December 19, 2014 for the song "Aurora". This song was the first track from his fourth album, Met by the Moonlight, which was released the same month. 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".

Tonoli 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 Met by the Moonlight. In 2016 he started a "comeback" tour in Italy, starting from Gandellino.[4]

From 2014 to 2016, he was 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. ^ "Andrea Tonoli, the Comeback". Valseriana News. August 16, 2016. Retrieved October 11, 2016.

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