Born in Pescara (Italy) in 1982, the young pianist Claudio Filippini graduated at the Conservatory “GB Pergolesi” in Fermo. During his studies he met musicians like Kenny Barron, George Cables, Jimmy Owens, Joey Calderazzo, Enrico Pieranunzi, Franco D’Andrea, Otmar Ruiz, Stefano Bollani, Stefano Battaglia. At 17 he won his first scholarship to Columbia College of Music in Chicago, followed by scholarships to the Siena Jazz Seminars and Workshops in 2000, We Love Jazz with Kenny Barron in 2001, as well as 1st prize winner of the European Competition for Piano Solo - Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe 2002, and the Massimo Urbani Award 2003 (Jury and Audience)
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