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Alberto Varaldo

Alberto Varaldo

Eclectic musician born in Turin (Italy) in 1968, Alberto Varaldo began playing the Piano at the age of seven years and the Harmonica at the age of ten.

Today is internationally considered One of the best harmonica soloist in the world.

He developed his musical language influenced by different styles of music (J.S. Bach and M. Ravel, Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel and Stevie Wonder, R.Johnson, T. Monk, M. Davis and the ethnic rhythms from Africa and South American.)

Graduating in classical piano and composition from the Conservatory G. Verdi in Turin, Alberto studied arrangement and piano in jazz at the Professional Music Center in Milan, and received private harmonica lessons in classical and jazz music from the harmonica masters Willi Burger and Toots Thielemans.

He was awarded the first prize as the Best Chromatic Harmonica soloist in jazz and classical music.
In 2005 and 2006 by an international jury in World Harmonica Festival (Trossingen Germany), and in Nordic Baltic harmonica Festival (Parnu Estonia),

Alberto published various Cd among which "Radio waves" (2008) , "Imaginario" (2011) and the last "Balanço" (2016)
Active also in the Didactic activities, he published an Important Book/Method dedicated to Chromatic harmonica entitled "Blow! Play chromatic harmonica" (2014)

He played with jazz ensemble and String orchestra, in main festivals and theatres around the world.

MORE INFO: www.albertovaraldo.com

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