Federico Gerini

Federico Gerini is an Italian Pianist and Teacher, involved both in Radical Improvisation and in Contemporary Music.

He graduated in 2003 with honors in classical piano at the “G. Puccini” Conservatory in La Spezia, then he obtained in 2009 at the same Conservatory the Second Level Academic Degree in Piano (Repetiteur) and, in 2011, the Second Level Academic Degree in Instrumental Didactics, both with honors. He studied classical piano with Ugo Tonarelli, Amelia Bianchi, Giovanni Gronchi, Alberto Pedri, Giuseppe Bruno, Giampiero Semeraro, Riccardo Risaliti, Daniel Rivera. He also studied operistic and liederistic repertoire with Francoise Ogeas and Maurizio Di Robbio, and chamber-instrumental music with Francesco Paolone and Luigi Gallo.

He studied jazz music at the CPM School in Milan, where he obtained in 2003 the “Long Distance” Master degree, then he attended the Siena Jazz International Masterclasses in 2004. He attended numerous Masterclasses held by international level jazz musicians, such as Claudio Capurro, Pietro Leveratto, Luigi Bonafede, Andrea Pozza, Daviano Rotella, Marco Tindiglia and others. He also attended contemporary and experimental music masterclasses (the “Fonterossa Open Orchestra”, the “Tabula Rasa. The art of Improvisation” and “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena).

From 2017 to 2020 He’s been a member of Laboratorio Permanente di Ricerca Musicale headed by Stefano Battaglia at Siena Jazz University, where He has been focusing on total improvisation and piano solo performance.

From 2010 to 2015 He has worked as a Repetiteur, piano accompanist and member of the orchestra at the Puccini Festival of Torre del Lago. From  2014 to 2017 He has worked as piano accompanist at the “Paganini” Conservatory of Genoa, and specialized in classical sax repertoire. From 2012 to 2019 He has worked as piano accompanist at the “City of Carrara” Municipal Institute.

He has collaborated over the years with several Italian theaters such as Verdi Theatre in Pisa, Giglio Theatre in Lucca, Goldoni Theatre in Livorno, Ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese in Trapani, Alighieri Theatre in Ravenna and many others. He has worked under the direction of many conductors like Daniel Oren, Jonathan Webb, Filippo Maria Carminati, Valerio Galli, Alberto Veronesi, Fabio Maestri, Lorenzo Parigi, Flavio Colusso, Nahel Al Halabi, José Miguel Pérez-Sierra, Bruno Nicoli, Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Stefano Visconti.

In the classical-contemporary field is currently a member of Duo Brillance (with Davide Nari on saxophones), Klonos Trio (with Nari and Preston Duncan on saxophones), Trio Panamericano (with Nari and Elena Bacchiarello on clarinet).

In the jazz, improvisational field He currently plays in a duo with percussionist Massimiliano Furia, in a duo with saxophonist Stefano Guazzo, and in a electric fusion trio called Ota Yōkai, with Giacomo Tongiani on drums and percussions and Massimiliano Avallone on bass.

He’s one of the creator and organizer of the Calizzano Creative Saxophone Festival.

He has given concerts in Italy as well as in Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Germany, France and USA. 

He has published 11 records of classical and contemporary music, jazz, radical improvisation and experimental, for important labels such as Da Vinci, Dodicilune, Setola di Maiale, Ars Publica, Utility Tapes.