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Maurizio Minardi 
biography

Maurizio Minardi - Photo by Nick Paulsen

Maurizio Minardi is an Italian composer, pianist and accordionist.

His long artistic journey has crossed different styles, from classical music to world music, from pop to jazz, from neoclassical to electronic music. He has released 14 albums between Italy, England and France, the country where he currently lives.

Maurizio completed his studies in piano, organ and composition at the Conservatorio ‘Martini’ Bologna, Italy. He perfected his jazz studies through workshops with Barry Harris, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Danilo Rea and Simone Zanchini.

Maurizio founded, composed, produced and arranged the music for the electronic pop group ‘Oz’ and the jazz-tango group Quartetto Magritte, recording  four and three albums respectively.


Italian broadcaster Rai has published Maurizio's album 'Tangology', comprising songs inspired by tango.

In 2010 the Sonnambula is included in the soundtrack  of USA movie 'Mango Tango'
 

He has also been on tour with the Royal Shakespeare Company during the early part of 2012.

In July 2014 he opened a concert by Suzanne Vega at a Festival Wuerzburg (Germany)

In spring 2016 he had a tour of 34 concerts with Akkordeonale Germany Tour

In 2017 he moved to Paris and, after an album (Le Chat Brel) published with the violinist and composer Gabriel Bismut in 2020 under the artistic direction of Marc Berthoumieux, he dedicated himself to the piano composition of the album INVISIBLE, just released, with Thomas Delor on drums and Maurizio Congiu on double bass.

Discography

My Piano Trio (2012)

Piano Ambulance (2015)

Invisible (2024)

electronic:

Tangology (2010)

Works (2011)

with Quartetto Magritte

Le Vacanze di Hegel (1997)

Tulipano Nero (1999)

L'Amantenuta (2002)

Aspettando Cofferatzinger (2007)

Cofferatzinger (2007)

The Cook, the Clown, the Monk and the Accordionist (2013)

with Gabriel Bismut:

Le Chat Brel (2020)

 

with Oz:

Ozzigeno (2000)

Oz (2004)

Asse Verticale (2007)

As songwriter:

Banane e Lampone (Gianni Morandi -1992)

Franz Campi  album (1993)

Gemma (Barbara Cola -1995)

Sto Con Te album (1996)

Marcello Fragola (Franz Campi -Saluta i Gatti e Buonasera -2004)

Girls (Dott Reed -2011)

Honestly (Dott Reed -2011)

Piccola Pioggia (Franz Campi - Il Sentimento Prevalente -2021)

as accordionist:

Le Strade di Notte (Georgia Mancio - Live at The ReVoice -2015)

Via Maris album (Melange - 2015)

Ardeche ( Akkordeonale album -2016)

Bury me under the mercy (Peter Deaves -2024)

What have we become (Peter Deaves -2024)

 

as pianist:

Il Canto della Vita (Vincenzo Incenzo - 1998)

Cattolica I Love You (album - 2004)

Improfives album (Francesco Locastro -2010)

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In the UK Maurizio has performed with a number of artists including Carmen Souza, Antonio Forcione, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Maciek Pysz, Asaf Sirkis, Brandon Allen, Quentin Collins, Yuri Goloubev, Georgia Mancio, Gareth Lockrane, Shirley Smart. En France he performed with Guillaume Latil, Gabriel Bismut and in Italy with Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Javier Girotto, Tino Tracanna, Antonio Marangolo, Simone Zanchini, Teo Ciavarella UK: Maurizio has played a range of venues and festivals, including London Jazz Festival, BBC London, Jazz FM, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Upstairs at Ronnie Scott's, Kings Place Festival, 606, Elgar Room at Royal Albert Hall, The Vortex, Wilton's Music Hall, the Apollo Hammersmith, the Lost Theatre, St. Ethelburga's , the Bloomsbury Theatre, The Crypt St Martins in The Field, The Crypt Camberwell,  Jazz Café Posk, Green Note, Windmill Jazz, Marsden Jazz Festival, Hull Jazz Festival,  Frome Festival, Ropetackle Arts Center, The Gate Arts Centre, Torfaen jazz club, Charlie Wright, Polish Art Festival festival Europe: London Jazz Festival (UK) Souillac en Jazz (FR) Akkordeonale Festival (D), Hafensommer Festival-Würzburg (D), Caldas Nice Festival (PT), Acordeoes do Mundo (PT), Umbria Jazz (I), Pineto Jazz Festival (I), Mantova Music Festival (I),  Arezzo Wave Festival (I), Musicultura Festival (I), Beat Onto Jazz Festival (IT) Inter'Val Festival (FR) Jazz de Mars Festival (FR) Maderna Jazz Festival (I) Poët-Laval Jazz Festival (FR) Swing in the Wind Festival (CH) Cantina Bentivoglio (I) Bravo Cafe (I) Blue Note Jazz Club (PL), Grenoble Jazz Club (FR), Jazz Clubde Savoie (FR), 38 Riv Jazz Club (FR) Le Barbizon (FR) St Georges Jazz club (FR), Sunside Jazz Club (FR), Le Baiser Sale (FR) Studio de l'Ermitage (FR) Art Base (BE) L'Aquilone (BE) Theatre le Quai (FR) The Music Village (BE) A38 (HU) Blue Note jazz club (Poznan) Teatro Toniolo (I)

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