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Alberto Bocchino - Marco Ielmini

- 2012

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He started his studies with Angelo Gilardino getting his diploma by the Conservatoire “A. Vivaldi” in Alessandria, after having achieved his diploma by the Academy of music “G. B. Viotti” in Vercelli. After that, he followed many specialization courses with Angelo Gilardino and Pier Narciso Masi and he studied composition with Bruno Bettinelli.
He started his concert activity as soloist and then he turned his attention to the chamber music, making with the guitar player Antonello Ghidoni a guitar duo, present in all the most important concert shows in Italy, Europe and Central America. This duo won the first absolute prize in the International Musical Contest “Città di Stresa”.
He took part to many radio and television shows like “Giovani Maestri” at the Vatican Radio, Rai Radio 3, Mexican Televisa, the National Argentine Radio etc. Some important composers like Pierre Wissmer, Nicola Campogrande, Sergio Chiereghin and Vittorio Zago dedicated to him some of their compositions.
Together with his concert activity, carried out with different chamber music groups (violin, piano, flute and others), he also had an intense discographic activity, recording most of all pieces of the ‘900 repertoire. He has been the first one to record the two collections of Preludes and Fugues by Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco, with the favourable review of Massimo Mila, the collection of compositions for two guitars by B. Bettinelli, Daniel-Lesur, S. Chiereghin, J. Absil and the complete opera for two guitars by J. K. Mertz.
In 1997, with the flautist Michele Mo and the pianist Paola Motta, he founded the Trio Hausopera. With that Trio he made many tours in Europe, South America, United States, Asia and Africa and recorded a CD containing arias of Italian operas set down in chamber style for the recording house Rugginenti in Milan.
Actually he also make concerts in duo with the bandoneon player Daniele Di Bonaventura with whom he has played the Double Concert for guitar, bandoneon and chamber orchestra by Astor Piazzolla at the Conservatoire in Turin. He gives master classes in Stuttgart, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Montevideo and San Paolo of Brazil.
He has also published some collections for flute and guitar for the Bèrben publishers.

Born in Biella in 1976, at the age of 10 he started studying classical guitar with Alberto Bocchino at The Musical Middle School “G. Salvemini” in Biella. Then, with the same teacher, he kept on studying until 1996 at the International High Academy of Classical Music “L. Perosi”.
In 1997 he went on studying in Fiesole (Florence) at the most prestigious and important center of modern music in Italy, directed by Giovanni Unterberger. His teachers were Vieri Bougleux, Michael Mellner, Gianni Zei, Riccardo Onori, Paolo Sala, Fabrizio Di Salvo, Davide Mastrangelo and Fabio Carraffa. He got his diploma with the highest mark, 30/30 cum laude. Also, he attended a course of sound theory and sound engineering, always in the same school.
In 2005 he took part to the 4th Edition of Jazz Music Master Class “Marcello Melis” in Sant’Anna Arresi (Cagliari - Italy). He was taught by Pat Metheny, during some courses in collaboration with Chicago Columbia College. Besides he improved his technique attending Master Classes of world famous guitar players like Steve Vai, Rick Ruskin, Jennifer Batten, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan and Andy Timmons.
He took care of the page of improvisation of Davide Mastrangelo’s study center in Arezzo. He also cooperated with Mastrangelo for a long time in the technique and musical teaching methods magazine “Chitarre”, within the page dedicated to Fingerpicking and Fingerstyle Jazz guitar. In addition to his intense teaching activity, since 2000 he has been engaged with companies such as BMG, Ricordi, Universal, MGB Hal Leonard, Carisch, Zanichelli and Loffredo in the making of teaching methods, transcriptions and musical backing tracks.
He used to be guest in several radio programs and he cooperated with many records projects.
His first CD, “Marco Ielmini”, came out in 2005. It includes some rearrangements of Jazz and Fusion tracks. He published three CDs of Backing Tracks for “Didattica del Jazz” and, recently, a new CD, “For”, made up of original songs. It has been created together with guitar player Alberto Bocchino for Milan label M.A.P.
In 2009 he worked for Cinevox Record, realizing, for the very first time, the mixing, editing and mastering for the soundtracks of five movies belonging to “Don Camillo” series (from Giovannino Guareschi’s short stories). The Suite was performed by “A. Vivaldi” Conservatory Symphonic Orchestra from Alessandria (Italy), directed by Marcello Rota and arranged by Fabrizio Francia.
In October 2011 he arranged the debut EP by “Cookies Trio” band, winner of “Progetto B9” contest. “Bon Sexe”, one of the tracks of the CD, has now become a video clip, realized by videomaker Yuri Storasi and broadcasted on MTV New Generation.

Label: NAUSICAA’S GARDEN - Catalog: N° NG CD 0345 - Executive production by Massimo Monti - Musicisti Associati Produzioni M.A.P. - Distribution M.A.P. - Year of production 2012


Tracks list CD:
01. FOR FAITH - A. Bocchino - M. Ielmini - 2.41

02. FOR A WOMAN - A. Bocchino - M. Ielmini - 2.19
03. FOR SALVA (Salvador 26 anni contro) - A. Bocchino - M. Ielmini - 3.24
04. FOR A & M - A. Bocchino - M. Ielmini - 3.28
05. FOR BRAZIL - A. Bocchino - M. Ielmini - 4.08
06. FOR RUUD - . Bocchino - M. Ielmini - 2.22
07. FOR SAINT NAZZARO ABBEY - A. Bocchino - M. Ielmini - 2.00
08. FOR THREE - A. Bocchino - M. Ielmini - 1.57
09. FOR SPRING - A. Bocchino - M. Ielmini - 2.48
10. FOR HERO - A. Bocchino - M. Ielmini - 3.47
11. FOR SPRING (versione classica) - A. Bocchino - M. Ielmini - 2.47