If you like artists like Ludovico Einaudi, you can’t miss Giovanni Allevi.
Giovanni Allevi is one of the major composers of the present-day international scene. His compositions outline the precepts of a new Contemporary Classical Music through an educated and emotional language that distances itself from the dodecaphonic and minimalist experience to reaffirm a new rhythmic and melodic European intensity. He recently performed at the traditional Italian government Christmas concert and He has been a top guest at the national television festival Sanremo boadcasted by the national TV RAI.
He got a first-class diploma both in piano at the “F. Morlacchi”‘s conservatoire in Perugia and in composition at the “G. Verdi” academy of music in Milan. He got a degree cum laude in Philosophy with the thesis entitled “Il vuoto nella Fisica contemporanea” (The Void in Contemporary Physics) and he attended the Accademia Internazionale di Alto Perfezionamento in Arezzo, under the leadership of maestro Carlo Alberto Neri.
In 1991 he did military service in the Banda Nazionale of the Italian Army. The master of the band noticed his piano talent and so he decided to put the piano soloist in his inventory. He played the Rhapsody in blue by George Gershwin and the Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell in his capacity as piano soloist of the Banda, during a tour in a lot of italian theatres. At the end of the military service, Allevi started presenting in concert a repertory formed exclusively by his own compositions for pianoforte solo and at the same time attended the courses of “Bio-music and music therapy” by professor Mario Corradini, in which he enhanced his awareness of music’s great power of setting minds free and of evoking memories, images and emotions.
In 1996 he set to music the tragedy The Trojan Women by Euripides, represented on the occasion of the International Festival of the Ancient Drama in Siracusa, winning the special prize for the best scene musics.
In 1997 he won the international selections for young concertists at the San Filippo Theatre in Turin.
Encountering Saturnino and Jovanotti
Thanks to Saturnino, Giovanni Allevi matures the idea of moving to Milan and to gather into one CD his own piano production; this work is picked up by Lorenzo Cherubini, stage name Jovanotti, who in 1997, under his label Soleluna and together with Universal Italia, decides to publish Allevi’s first album, by the title of 13 Dita (13 Fingers) and produced by Saturnino.
As a result of Allevi’s encounter with Saturnino and Jovanotti, he faces the large audiences of modern rock concerts: Allevi opens, with his piano alone, Jovanotti’s concerts during the tour L’Albero, executing a few tracks from 13 Dita.
In 1998, again with Saturnino as the producer, Allevi creates the soundtrack for the short film Venceremos, awarded at the Sundance Film Festival, a film festival that takes place annually in the state of Utah, in the United States.
La Musica in Testa – His first book that has been published on March 5, 2008. It’s a diary which collects his thoughts, his experiences and the ancdotes until his success.
Giovanni Allevi – Come Sei Veramente