Bio

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Live music

Pietro Girardi have been joining local bands as a piano and keyboards player in different genres (pop, latin jazz, fusion, contemporary jazz) since the mid ‘90 in the Venice (Italy) area. He had the chance to be featured in many festivals (Ubi Jazz, Veneto Jazz, Venice Jazz Festival among others) and local venues.

Recordings

He published several records, both as a solo artist and as a sideman. A track from his record Morning (genre: jazz fusion) has been awarded in an international contest to be featured in the sampler CD sold with the U.S. magazine JAZZIZ (2012). Two years later a track from the record Home (genre: contemporary jazz) was featured on another issue of the same magazine.

In 2018, after a 4 years break to improve his piano skills with a Master’s Degree in Jazz Piano, Pietro Girardi published two records, Memories of the Last Century (free improvisation, piano four hands, with Arrigo Cappelletti) and “Inside-Out (free improvisation, solo piano). Both received excellent reviews in specialized magazines.

Education

In 2002 Pietro Girardi won a scholarship to attend the Berklee Summer School at Umbria Jazz (Perugia, Italy). Here he had the chance to study with teachers from the Berklee Jazz faculty (Larry Monroe, Mark White, Jeff Stout, etc.).

In 2013 he obtained the Diploma in Music Theory (Conservatory of Ferrara) and afterward in 2016 he graduated summa cum laude in Jazz Piano at the Conservatory of Venice. In the same year he received the Peggy Guetta Finzi grant, given for the first time to Jazz students of the Conservatory.

Now

Since 2012 he’s been composing music for video productions (short movies, commercials, promotional videos) for Italian and international clients (more than 300 licenses sold).
From fall 2020 he’s been working on a new project as an indie singer/songwriter, to be released in 2023.

In 2021 he joined the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) as a composer and publisher.