I am Italian, 39 years old, and I have a solid classical background, with the highest degree in Piano available inItaly and a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Hawaii.
As a pianist, keyboardist, composer, arranger and recording artist, I believe I am truly unique. My music includes a wide range of styles such as Classical, Rock, Pop and New Age. Recently I discovered the amazing Roland Ax-Synth, a new concept keyboard. It is so versatile that it allows me to perform in multiple sounds of different instruments i.e electric guitar, cello and violin just to name a few.
Queen Concert for Keyboard, Piano and Orchestra (2011) and Concerto Suite for Keyboard, Piano and Orchestra (2010) are just two of my compositions.
The Queen Concert is based on Freddie Mercury’s songs such as We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions andWho Wants to Live Forever. November 2011 will be the 20th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death.
The Concerto Suite is composed on melodies from the Italian Opera and Pop, plus tunes by Morricone, Scriabin and Wagner. The energetic rock music by Toto is also utilized.
The pieces, which are approximately 40 minutes in length, are arranged for keyboard solo, piano solo, drums, electric bass and symphonic orchestra.
I am also currently composing a new original piece, 2012 Symphony - Celebrating the New Age for keyboard solo, piano, choir and orchestra (the opening music of my website www.andreaspolti.com - currently under maintenance - is from the 2012 Symphony), whilst working on new recordings of some of the most popular songs in Classical, Pop and Rock music i.e pieces by Albinoni, Bach, Dvorak and Bad Romance by Lady Gaga. All these pieces, rearranged and given a new twist to them, will later be perform in a program called From Bach to Lady Gaga.
I am currently working as a keyboardist of the Transit Band at the Erawan Grand Hyatt in Bangkok.
Video and Audio Demos on Youtube
Queen Concert for Keyboard, Piano and Orchestra
- We Are The Champions
- Who Wants To Live Forever and Bohemian Rhapsody
- Love of My Life and an homage to Grieg
Concerto Suite for Keyboard, Piano and Orchestra
- Scriabin and Wagner
- A Night at the Opera
- La Ragazza con gli Occhi di Sole
- Rosanna and Hold The Line
From Bach to Lady Gaga
- Allegro from the Brandenburg Concert No. 3 by Bach
- Adagio by Albinoni
- Slavonic Dance in G Minor by Dvorak
- Largo from the Symphony from the New World by Dvorak
- Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
- Padre Pio tra Cielo e Terra by Ennio Morricone
I, Andrea Spolti was born in Bergamo, Italy and had won numerous awards. An international artist, I started my career as a child prodigy. My performance have inspired and delighted audiences all over Europe, Asia and the United States. My skills are not limited to performing as a pianist. I am also an innovative and dynamic composer, arranger and recording artist.
Some of my credits include: Performing Mozart’s Quartets with musicians of the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, Award for Best Soloist on Bergamo TV, Accompanying the voice class of the famed Mary Lindsey at the Conservatory Gaetano Donizetti and, teaching piano at Centro Didattico Produzione Musica. I was the official pianist for the Centro Italiano Musica Antica of Rome, where performers as French soprano Patricia Petibon made guest appearances. I played in gospel concerts with the Effata' Choir and Orchestra. I recorded a CD of Navidad en Verano which includes Misa Criolla and the collection Navidad Nuestra by Ariel Ramirez. I performed in a benefit concert for the Pamo Organization, which was recorded and is available online. I composed and recorded various Italian songs, and wrote the Italian version of After the Rain by the American composer Michael Trigiani. Created polyphonic vocal arrangements up to seven voices, and sang with different groups. My vocal arrangements and performances received 4 awards, 2 were first place. He recorded a CD of theConcerto with the choir of the Dominican Sisters of Bergamo. Ten of my original scores were entered in the Italian Festagiovani competition and all 10 were chosen and published. I recorded Mozart’s Sonatas for four hands. I now have more than 30 recordings and 13 published recordings.
Special Performances: My musical versatility was highlighted when I shared the stage with the renowned European band Gipsy Kings at the Teatro Romano of Verona, where I performed my original compositions. My original score the Gotti Dance thrilled an audience of 2,000 at a special event celebrating Italian cyclist Ivan Gotti, winner of the Giro d’Italia competition.
I re-composed music of Queen and Freddie Mercury and his composition Queen Concert for Piano and Orchestra was awarded the John Young Scholarship at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In June of 2009 I was invited by the Italian Embassy in the Philippines to perform for the Italian National Day, Festa della Repubblica, where played my own transcriptions as well as accompanying the soprano Rachelle Gerodias. I was also chosen to perform for over 1,000 people at the International celebration of Imelda Marcos’ 80th Birthday.
Other: I received my Master’s Degree in Piano performance at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2009 where I studied with Dr. Johnatan Kort and Dr. Thomas Yee. In Italy my piano studies were under the direction of Battista and Attilio Bergamelli, Luca Schieppati and Paola Bruni. Professor Peter Coraggio and Megumi Kurachi, M.M., were also instrumental in my technical advancements while in Hawaii.
In 2009 I completed the Angel Therapy® Mediumship, under the guidance of Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., which promoted my music compositions for healing and meditation. Currently I am also composing the music for ten hypnosis cds by Jo Anne Bishop Ph.D. MPA.