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Alessandro Sgobbio

Short bio. Pianist, composer, improviser. 1st Prize at UMBRIA JAZZ Festival 2013 and at Padova Carrarese 2012 with his  PERICOPES duo, Alessandro Sgobbio he has been mentioned in the young-new-jazz-talents list by the Italian jazz magazine Musica Jazz. 2nd Prize at “Luca Flores” Piano Competition, he has been selected for the famous “Concours Martial Solal Piano Solo Competition” in Paris. In 2013 he created his new Paris-based trio, CHARM. He graduated from Conservatory of Music in Parma (Italy), studying with Roberto Bonati, Alberto Tacchini, Carlo Morena, Giorgio Tosi. During that period he obtained a Master in Literature and Philosophy. Since  2005 he is an official demonstrator of  Clavinova YAMAHA. In 2010 he released his first piano solo recording and in 2012 his new PERICOPES album, The Double Side.

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”Great record. Wonderful music with a very diverse repertoire, played flawlessly. You can hear the spirit and mutual respect the three musicians have for each other and the music. These guys have a history to be sure .”

Dave Liebman (”These Human Beings” liner notes - 2015)

“Melodies that hit all the angles, accentuating crispness over flow, which adds to the intrigue and a compulsion to see where they go, even if there isn’t a lot of melodic development in the process, much how a car chase can be thrilling even if it never leaves a small area of city blocks

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