Master of the New Age
Italian pianist and composer Simone Sala takes to the stage of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre’s fifth floor auditorium on September 27 with jazz guitarist Alessandro Florio, for a set list that includes both timeless works and his own compositions.
Sala brings multi-faceted and eclectic messages to his performance, nimbly switching between classical and Latin jazz as well as film music, giving them all a very personal touch.
He was born in Bojano, a small town in Southern Italy to a family of musicians. At 10, he entered the L Perosi Conservatory of Campobasso where he obtained his first university degree at the age of 20, graduating with the highest marks. He then continued studying in Naples under the guidance of the great Italian pianist and teacher Annamaria Pennella until 2005, meeting Joaquin Achucarro during a summer course at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. The next year he won a full scholarship to the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he earned his second degree.
The winner of more than 30 prizes over 15 years, Sala has performed all over Italy and also in Spain, England, Poland, the United States, South America and Thailand.
His first studio experience came in 2008 with “Di Corsa” in 2008. His second recording appeared in 2010 on the album “De la buena onda” on which he appears next to Marcus Miller, Alex Acuna, Cliff Almond and Alain Perez.
In addition to his work as a pianist, Sala is heavily involved in projects with a musical and cultural background, among then the Artistic Directorate of the International Music Academy Mario Santoro.
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