Stefano Battaglia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Stefano Battaglia (born 1965 in Milan) is an Italian classical and jazz pianist.

He has played extensively on the international circuit, performing as a soloist with the European Youth Orchestra in Barcelona (1981), and winning the "J.S. Bach Festival" award in Düsseldorf as the best new pianist of the year (1986) and the Brussels National Radio Award as the best young European pianist (1997). He has taught at major Italian jazz seminars such as the "Siena Jazz" summer program.[1] Battaglia is a founder of the jazz group Triplicity and Theatrum as part of the Permanent Workshop for Musical Research in Siena. He has recorded more than 60 CDs and is currently working on an anthology of recordings called The Book of Jazz. He also recorded with Michele Rabbia.[2][3]

Selected discography[edit]

As leader/co-leader[edit]

Year recorded Title Label Personnel/Notes
1987 Things Ain't What They Used to Be Splasc(h) Trio, with Piero Leveratto (bass), Gianni Cazzola (drums)
1988 Auryn Splasc(h) Trio, with Paolino Dalla Porta (bass), Manhu Roche (drums)
1990 Explore Splasc(h) Duo, with Tony Oxley (drums)
1991 Confession Splasc(h) Trio, with Paolino Dalla Porta (bass), Roberto Gatto (drums)
1992 Bill Evans Compositions, Vol. 1 Splasc(h) Trio, with Paolino Dalla Porta (bass), Aldo Romano (drums)
1993 Bill Evans Compositions, Vol. 2 Splasc(h) Trio, with Paolino Dalla Porta (bass), Aldo Romano (drums)
1993 Sulphur Splasc(h) Trio, with Paolino Dalla Porta (bass), Tony Oxley (drums)
1993 Baptism Splasc(h) Solo piano
1993 Life of a Petal Splasc(h) Solo piano
1995 Unknown Flames: Live in Siena Splasc(h) Trio, with Paolino Dalla Porta (bass), Roberto Gatto (drums); in concert
1997 Rito Stagionale Splasc(h)
1997 Gesti Splasc(h)
1997 Mut(e)azioni Splasc(h)
1997 Omen Splasc(h) Duo, with Pierre Favre (percussion)
1997 Ecumenica: The Swiss Radio Tapes 1 Splasc(h) Solo piano
1997 Musica Centripeta: The Swiss Radio Tapes 2 Splasc(h) Solo piano
2003 Raccolto ECM One CD trio, with Giovanni Maier (double bass), Michele Rabbia (percussion); one CD trio with Dominique Pifarély (violin), Rabbia (percussion)
2005 Re: Pasolini ECM One CD with Aya Shimura (cello), Salvatore Maiore (bass), Roberto Dani (drums), Mirco Mariottini (clarinet), Michael Gassmann (trumpet); one CD with Dominique Pifarély (violin), Vincent Courtois (cello), Bruno Chevillon (bass), Michele Rabbia (percussion)
2009 Pastorale ECM Duo, with Michele Rabbia (percussion, electronics)
2009 The River of Anyder ECM Trio, with Salvatore Maiore (bass), Roberto Dani (drums)
2012 Songways ECM Trio, with Salvatore Maiore (bass), Roberto Dani (percussion)
2014 In the Morning: Music of Alec Wilder ECM Trio, with Salvatore Maiore (bass), Roberto Dani (drums); in concert
2015 windS Klopotec Duo, with Samo Salamon (guitar); in concert
2016 Pelagos ECM Solo piano; some tracks in concert

References[edit]

External links[edit]