Fabrizio Paterlini

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Fabrizio Paterlini
Birth nameFabrizio Paterlini
Born (1973-02-22) 22 February 1973 (age 47)
Mantua, Lombardy, Italy
GenresClassical, Contemporary classical music, 21st-century classical music
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Instrumentspiano, synthesizer, keyboard
Years active2007–present
LabelsMusic Center, Fabrizio Paterlini Records

Fabrizio Paterlini (born 22 February 1973 in Mantua, Lombardy) is an Italian contemporary music composer and pianist. Paterlini is the owner of his own label, Fabrizio Paterlini Records.


Fabrizio Paterlini was born and lives in the ancient northern Italian city of Mantua. Paterlini began playing piano at six years old. Formal study in his chosen artistic endeavour came with five years at Campiani’s Academy, Mantua’s Academy of Arts, from where he graduated in Music Theory.

The 1990s saw Paterlini extensively cutting his teeth as a gigging musician by performing rock classics, pop and jazz in local bands. While playing with these outfits he began to compose music, at this stage principally material of a progressive rock persuasion. As the decade and century drew to a close Paterlini reached an important decision, being to concentrate exclusively on the piano – the instrument that, in his own words, “best expresses his inner world.” Yet it was not until 2006 that he began composing music for solo piano.[1]

In the following year his life’s musical journey took a momentous step with the release of his debut CD, Viaggi in Aeromobile (Travel in Aircraft) on the Music Center label. A collection of beautifully structured, graceful mood pieces displaying Paterlini’s natural touch and seemingly effortless talents, the release was warmly received in Italian specialist press.[2][3] Performances of the album in its entirety followed at Feltrinelli bookstore and Ludas Club in Mantua, as well as in the pastorally apposite outdoor setting of Parco Giardino Sigurtà in Verona.

2008 saw the issue of an EP previewing Paterlini’s sophomore full-length, Viandanze, which was to follow on his new Fabrizio Paterlini Records imprint in December, 2009. In the interim the 8-track Remixed collection, now offered as a free download on his website, presented the composer’s material as subtly reworked soundscapes, comfortably easing them into cogent chillout territory.[4] Viandanze was partially funded by donations from Paterlini’s burgeoning fanbase, and performed in 2010 at Teatro Verdi in Buscoldo, Mantua.

Further exploration of the pop potential in Paterlini’s contemplative music came in cahoots with the critically acclaimed British musician/producer, Thom Carter. The resultant Viandanze Re-imagined EP (Test Tube, 2010) enhanced Paterlini’s growing reputation as an artist with the ability to meld musical sensibilities spanning centuries.[5] Prestige festival appearances then preceded the 2010 release of the flawless Fragments Found CD, again on Paterlini’s own label, drawing comparisons with luminaries such as Ludovico Einaudi, Erik Satie and George Winston.[6]

On August 29, 2011, he released his new album Morning Sketches. Paterlini provides his albums as "name-your-price" downloads on his website.[7]

Starting from September 21, 2011, he composed, recorded and released on-line one song per week for all the Autumn Season. The project ended in December 2011, resulting in 14 songs, all included in his album "Autumn Stories", released on February 20, 2012.

Paterlini followed his album "Autumn Stories" with albums "Now" (2015), "Secret Book" (2017), and "Winter Stories" (2018). "Winter Stories" is in many aspects a sequel to his album "Autumn Stories".[8]


  • Viaggi in Aeromobile (30 October 2007)
  • Viandanze (13 December 2009)
  • Viandanze re-imagined (by Fabrizio Paterlini and March Rosetta) (27 May 2010)
  • Fragments Found (29 October 2010)
  • Morning Sketches (Digital Album) (29 August 2011)
  • Autumn Stories (27 February 2012)
  • Now (22 April 2013)
  • The Art of the Piano (4 February 2014)
  • Collected Songs (Mar 2015)
  • Live in Bratislava (Dec 2015)
  • Secret Book (May 2017)


  1. ^ "Official Biography". Archived from the original on 2011-11-25. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
  2. ^ Ludovico Einaudi: Royal Albert Hall Concert; Fabrizio Paterlini: Fragments Found; Miina Virtanen: Autumn Stories
  3. ^ Fabrizio Paterlini, in volo sulle ali dell’airone
  4. ^ Fabrizio Paterlini – VIANDANZE
  5. ^ Viandanze Re-imagined Review
  6. ^ "Fabrizio Paterlini: Fragments Found - review by Lionel Mint for Fluid Radio". Archived from the original on 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
  7. ^ Morning Sketches by Fabrizio Paterlini
  8. ^ http://www.contemplativeclassical.com/in-conversation-with-fabrizio-paterlini/

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