Nico Pistolesi (Livorno, 03/11/1985)
Pianist, Composer, Author, and Teacher, he began studying piano at the age of 11, and at the age of 14, he made his professional debut. After classical and modern studies, he attended the Diploma course of the Siena Jazz Academy for three years, and the Siena Jazz Summer Seminars in 2006. He participated in numerous Masterclasses (Silvia Bolognesi, Open Combo, Peter Erskine, Christian Meyer, Danilo Rea ) and in 2012 he graduated in Jazz Piano at the P. Mascgani Musical Institute of Livorno in Jazz Piano followed by Maestro Mauro Grossi with a degree in pianist Horace Silver.
Semifinalist in the Parisienne competition for jazz pianists “Boris Vian – Jazz a Vian 2013″ (one of 12 pianists chosen out of 150 from all over the world and the only Italian) performs as a pianist in Italy and abroad. Nico is always looking for new motivation and new paths to take. He has over 1000 concerts to his credit and has collaborated with internationally renowned artists playing in Germany, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Holland, and Spain, treasuring all the experiences made.
In 2012 he released his first Piano Solo album entitled “6 milioni di domande” published by Camarecords and distributed by Edel. In September 2014 the song “Blind” (of which Nico is the author and composer) was included in the CD released with the Musica Jazz magazine of September 2014 together with artists such as Paolo Fresu, Rosario Bonaccorso, Stefano Cantini, Antonello Salis, Fabrizio Bosso, and many others. Since 2014 he has been carrying around “pianino” a performance for Toy Piano, Voice, Percussion & Live Electronics. He has always lived in Follonica, in Tuscany.
In 2015 born his daughter Alice and began a new path as a musician and composer, which saw the birth of new musical material. The last 5 years have been a revolution and a search for an even more intimate and personal style. On December 24th, 2019 Nico release a new single entitled “The Silent Christmas Night” on all digital platforms.
The single is self-produced and is the first of some releases that will mark 2020.
The Silent Christmas Night (self-production)
Mirror Image (Collaborative Records, London)
Dalla mia Finestra (Silent Beat Records, Amburgo)
The Good Place (Collaborative Records)
The First Day (Silent Beat Records)
Song for Love (Blue Spiral Records, Naples IT)
Sea Stories (Yellow Rose Records)
On December 4, 2020, his new Piano Solo album entitled “Home” will be
released, a Modern Classical album where the concept revolves around the idea
of the house as a safe place. The album is distributed by Believe Music on all digital stores.
Description concept album
“Home” is a safe place. A place to grow as a child and as an adult.
The idea of home is a life story in constant research, primarily as an artist.
The disc was recorded during the month of August 2020 on an upright Bechstein piano, the piano on which Pistolesi grew up as a Pianist.
The twelve tracks are a journey, in which departure and arrival coincide with his safe place, his home.
Through the compositions, it is easy to see titles that recall the various moments of life, both as an introspective path and as emotions that intertwine and create inner security, the determination that pursues everyday life.
Pistolesi is working on his piano solo project entitled “Solo Piano, Solo Forte”,
a concert that presents his new album and other songs that he composed.
I-Tim Tour (2003)
Pistoia Blues festival (2005)
Soulisland Festival (2006)
Terni Jazz festival (2007)
Fusion (DE) (2010)
Tuscany International Festival (2010)
Rapallo Jazz & Blues (Festival del Tigullio) (2010)
Grey Cat Jazz Festival (2010)
Piano City Milano (2012) (Stazione Garibaldi)
Tempo Reale LeitMotiv (2012)
Eno Jazz Amore – Bolgheri Jazz (2012)
Piano City Milano (2013) (Cascina Cuccagna)
Francigena International Arts Festival (2013)
Cremona Pianoforte (2013)
Piano City Napoli (2013) (I decumani)
Eno Jazz Amore – Bolgheri Jazz (2013)
Capalbio Libri (2013)
Piano City Milano (2014) (Piano Bike, Piano Boat & Piano Tram)
Piano Forte Sostenibile (2014)
Follsonica Festival (2014)
Musica W (2014)
I Sentieri Musicati della Birra (2014)
Follow Me (2014)
La città visibile (2012)
Tempo Reale Festival (2014)
Festival Porto Latino (2014)
Grey Cat Jazz Festival (2014)
Sonata di Mare (2014)
Piano City Napoli (2014)
La Città Visibile (2014)
Saturnia Festival (2016)