Ferdinando Romano got his double-bass diploma from the Conservatorio L. Cherubini di Firenze studying at the same time with Riccardo Donati and Alberto Bocini, two internationally acclaimed soloists that worked for the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In the same Conservatorio he followed the course of Composition with Paolo Furlani. In 2015 he then got a Master in Performance with Enrico Fagone at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, where he lived for 3 years and had the chance to refine his studies with acclaimed international soloists like Klaus Stoll (Berliner Philarmoniker), Tim Cobb (Juiliard School, Manhattan School of Music), Michael Klinghoffer (Jerusalem Accademy), Christine Hoock (Mozarteum Salzburg), Diego Zecharies, Hans Roelofsen (Institute of the Arts, Netherlands) and many more.
At the same time he followed the Jazz Courses of Valdarno Jazz and he studied privately with Ares Tavolazzi, Marco Panascia, Joe Martin, Joe Sanders, Furio di Castri, Tino D’Agostino and Sergio Bellotti (Berklee College of Music). In 2017 he was selected to be part of the InJam Ensemble that selected 10 young italian musicians to take part at the InJam project in Siena Jazz with the trombonist Glenn Ferris and the saxophonist Logan Richardson. He got a reward for the best students during the Siena Jazz summer courses.
His latest project “Totem feat. Ralph Alessi” was recorded in October 2019 and the album will be out on April 24 for the Norwegian label Losen Records.