Federico Gerini, piano. Born in 1981, he graduated in 2003 with honors in classical piano at the “G. Puccini” Conservatory in La Spezia, then he obtained in 2009 at the same Conservatory the Second Level Academic Degree in Piano (Repetiteur) and, in 2011, he obteined the Second Level Academic Degree in Instrumental Didactics, both with honors.
He studied classical piano with Ugo Tonarelli, Amelia Bianchi, Giovanni Gronchi, Alberto Pedri, Giuseppe Bruno, Giampiero Semeraro, Riccardo Risaliti, Daniel Rivera; he also studied operistic and liederistic repertoire and chamber-instrumental music with Francesco Paolone and Luigi Gallo. He studied jazz music at the CPM School in Milan, where he obteined in 2003 the “Long Distance” Master degree, then he attended the Siena Jazz International Masterclasses in 2004.
He attended numerous Masterclasses held by international level jazz musicians, such as Claudio Capurro, Pietro Leveratto, Luigi Bonafede, Andrea Pozza, Daviano Rotella, Marco Tindiglia and others. He also attended classical music masterclasses (the “Fonterossa Open Orchestra”, the “Tabula Rasa. The art of Improvisation” and “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena). He is currently attending the Permanent Music Research Laboratory at the Siena Jazz University. Federico is interested in the multiple expressive and performative modes of music improvisation and he has published many Cds in which he play ambient, electronic and freejazz music:
with the duo The Star Pillow: “Environmental Factor” (Taverna Records 2012), “The beautiful questions” and “Via del Chiasso” (Pig bristle 2013), “Livorno” (Taverna Records / ManzaNera label 2015);
on behalf of Nicola Perfetti / Federico Gerini, “The shape of memories” (Dodicilune 2013);
in duo with Massimiliano Furia on drums, “Correspondances. The Narrative Sessions, vol.1 “(Pig Bristle 2017) and” Floating World. The Timbric session “(Humpback Whale 2019);
with the oof3 trio (www.oof3.com), “North” (Humpback Whale 2017) (https://megatteramusic.bandcamp.com/);
with the Duo Brillance, disc of the same name (Ars Publica 2018).
Federico also plays classical music: he bases his activities activity as repetiteur and pianist accompanist for opera and chamber music. He worked with the Foundation Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago. He worked also in many important theatres in Italy and he played with conductors such as Daniel Oren, Jonathan Webb, Fabrizio Maria Carminati, Alberto Veronesi, Valerio Galli, Fabio Maestri and others. Since 2012 he is piano accompanist for opera and modern singing classes and instrument at the “City of Carrara” Music Institute.
He played chamber music and he is member, together with the Ligurian saxophonist Davide Nari, of the Duo Brillance and of the Trio Mediterraneo. Federico was a piano accompanist for instrument classes from 2014 to 2017 at the “Niccolò Paganini” Conservatory of Genoa and he is a piano lecturer at the “Buonarroti” State middle school in Marina di Carrara. He has given concerts as well as in Italy, in Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, USA.