Fabrizio Paterlini @ Hallé St. Michael's
“... like a glass of red wine on a Summer evening”
Fabrizio Paterlini (born in 1973) is an Italian pianist and composer from Mantua, a small and nice town in Italy, where he currently lives with his family.
He released his first album for piano solo back in 2007 (Viaggi in aeromobile) and since then, his music started to travel around the globe. After exploring the piano solo compositions with several works (Viandanze in 2008, Fragments Found in 2010, Autumn Stories in 2012 and The Art of the Piano in 2014), he then started exploring different setup. In 2013 he released "Now", his first attempt to coniugate piano with electronics and in 2017 he published his latest Secret Book, his most composite album so far. Piano, strings and electronics blend together in a new and interesting formula that brings Fabrizio's music to new unexplored paths.
In February 2018, he released his first piano solo album, since four years: Winter Stories, presented to the audience by recording and streaming on all his social channels one song per day during the week from Feb 12th to Feb 17th.
In November 2016, he founded the label Memory Recordings, trying this way to put his experience at the disposal of other musicians.
“Transitions is an amazing suite of musical statements and considering how short and minimalist the music is, has a very unexpected impact. ” - Dave Frankling
“Paterlini is a tender performer, comfortable with silences, capable of turning a tender phrase with the high keys while sublimating the low. This artist’s love for the instrument.... makes the listening experience feel personal, rather than commercial. ” - Richard Allen
“When one hears these pieces back-to-back, one experiences a wider range of dynamic contrast than one is used to hearing on the artist’s records, but relaxes knowing that the synthesized tones on other tracks are still considered adornment rather than their compositional core” - Richard Allen