Hovedinstrument / hovedfagområder: Gitar
Sjanger / stilart: Pop/rock, blues and jazz
Stefano was born and raised in the area near Milan, Italy. He began playing guitar at the age of 11, being passionate about music from an early age, in particular rock and blues. In the following years he joined various projects ranging from pop/rock to songwriting and ethnic music.
A passion for jazz developed during his teenage years led him to travel for study purposes. After one year in Milan, he joined the prestigious institution Siena Jazz University. During his time in Siena he often performed with teachers and students of the school (Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte Montepulciano, Barga Jazz Festival, Sarteano Jazz …). He graduated at Siena Jazz in October 2021 with a thesis about bassless ensembles in the history of jazz, followed by a performance of original music for electric guitar, trumpet, tenor sax and drums.
Since August 2022, he is enrolled in the Music Performance Master (Improvised Music/Jazz) at Norges Musikkhøgskole, Oslo, where he studies with Lage Lund. Parallel to his university career, he continues to record and perform with different projects, mostly interested in composing original music.
At MAYA Musikk & Kulturskole he teaches pop/rock, blues and jazz Guitar, both electric and acoustic, to students of any level.