English Biography-Alessandro Esseno

Alessandro Esseno


Alessandro Esseno Esseno started studying piano with the stepbrother of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli , then continued near the conservatory of S. Cecilia in Rome. He completed his studies with teachers including Boris Porena , Antonio Scarlato , and Silvana Silla , before taking a course in electronic music with the contemporary composer Domenico Guaccero . 

In the 1980s he collaborated as a pianist and arranger with some of the most important Italian artists in the RCA , like Banco del Mutuo Soccorso , Zebra Crossing , and in the United States with the rock group Toto , before publishing his first album in 1990. 

Since 2003 he has been collaborating with the Rai Trade / Rai Com structure, for which has made original music for broadcasts television, movies and documentaries. He has also released a number of solo albums of piano and orchestra, notably '' La Terra non finisce all'orizzonte '' (2006), which received rave reviews and multiple downloads in iTunes , (the album topped the iTunes classical chart). In August 2009 he was invited to the prestigious Ravello Festival next to names on the bill as Claudio Abbado and Chick Corea , where he presented a preview of the new piano solo album titled '' Pictures '', an album in which he conveys his emotions filtered throught his live experience and his deep knowledge of this instrument. His music is meditative and often introspective, drawing on minimalism and contemporary pop.

Born and raised in Rome, the master Alessandro Esseno elaborated during a career spanning over thirty-five years, one of his very personal compositional method renamed by the author " Hypno-Ancestral Compositional Method ".

With a vast production (about three thousand tracks), in 2017 he received a commendation in the Chamber of Deputies for his thirty-year work in music, and the Golden Lion Plate for professional merits, for having honored Italy in the World.