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Born in Bari, Italy, Renato Falaschi has been immersed in music since his childhood. Both his parents devoted themselves to music: his father was a pianist and his mother was an opera singer. His older brother Leonardo, himself an exceptional organist and pianist, and was Renato’s very first music teacher.
At an early age, Renato’s talent was noticed by acclaimed composer Nino Rota, who was at the time the director of the Music Conservatory « Niccolò Piccini » of Bari (Italy). Rota is of course renowned worldwide for the music he created for the film "THE GODFATHER“. Heeding Maestro Rota’s advice, Renato started studying classical piano, guitar, jazz music and composition at the age of 8.
By age 15, Renato’s talent has been recognized in the most important music towns like Milan, Rome, Pesaro and Frankfurt and he becomes the youngest demonstrator of electronic organs for HAMMOND, CRB DIAMOND, KETRON and SOLTON.
A chance meeting with Matteo Bonadies, a passionate advocate of jazz music, enables Renato to start a partnership with Italian television channel RAI-UNO at age 20. Renato participates as a pianist in a series of RAI programmes, including one of their most popular shows, FANTASTICO 6, presented by the well-known Italian showman Pippo Baudo and showgirl Lorella Cuccarini.
His teamwork with RAI generates new musical opportunities with various well known Italian artists like violinist Piergiorgio Farina, arranger Victor Bach, orchestra director Renato Serio, drummer Tullio de Piscopo, saxophonist James Senese and many more.
After some years of study under the supervision of conductor (Prof.) Rosanna Gisotti, in 1990 Renato is awarded the Diploma of Classical Piano at the Conservatory « S. Enrico DUNI » in Matera (Italy)
After completing his studies at the Conservatory, Renato attends numerous musical classes at the Jazz University of Terni (Italy) under the supervision of the famous jazz bass player Bruno Tommaso and obtains the Diploma of Arranger and Director for Big Band.
Renato’s piano and other diplomas and his knowledge of various types of music enable him to teach piano, jazz, organ, music theory and harmony in various musical schools.
After numerous musical partnerships in various European countries, Renato settles to Paris. His collaborations continue with many French and international artists, with Renato playing the role of pianist and arranger in the recording of many CDs, including those of Bruce L. JOHNSON, Doug DUFFEY, Eric FRASIAK, Frank MICHAEL, Linda Lee HOPKINS, Jerome SEBAG, Karen JOHNSON, Mario BARRAVECCHIA, Rocco VENTRELLA, Tanya MICHELLE, Theodat TURGOT, Yolanda GRAVES, and more…
After years spent enhancing other people's projects, including Rocco Ventrella’s debut CD “Give Me The Groove” in 2006, Renato begins a project of his own: a smooth jazz album. His first recording, a smooth jazz version of Billy Joel's hit ”JUST THE WAY YOU ARE” is ranked 5th in “THE BEST TRACKS OF 2007” by radio host Jimi King of SKY.FM, the world’s biggest Smooth jazz internet radio station.
Renato continues his musical adventures with the recording of two original compositions ”TRAVELING LITE” and ”SUMMER RAIN”. His Smooth Jazz album, also titled ”SUMMER RAIN”, was released in January 2009 and to support that release, Renato performed at the famous London jazz club PIZZA EXPRESS in SOHO, with other Smooth Jazz artists Rocco Ventrella, Oli Silk and Jaared.
You can listen to two more unreleased compositions on his MySpace page: www.myspace.com/RenatoFalaschi
One is a brilliant re-interpretation of BREEZIN', Bobby Womack's composition made famous worldwide by George Benson and Renato’s new “solo piano“ classic-modern composition PRELUDE TO SUMMER RAIN;
Renato Falaschi continues to be a musical innovator, and trailblazer.
Renato’s album “SUMMER RAIN” can be legally downloaded from:
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