Alessandra Celletti \ Biography
As a performer, Alessandra Celletti's piano repertoire ranges from classical music to contemporary, with 20th Century works and Minimalism holding a special place in her heart. Attracted more by expression than simple virtuosity, her style as an interpreter and as a composer is both unique and highly personal, paying particular attention to the colour of sound and the dynamic balance between notes.
Alessandra Celletti studied piano first at the Santa Cecilia Music Conservatory in Rome. After graduating she continued her studies with Vera Gobbi Belcredi, specializing in French piano works of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. As a performer she has been in the public eye since 1994, with the release of Les sons et les parfums, an album of pieces by Debussy, Ravel and Satie. Since then Alessandra has followed an irregular artistic path, characterized by sudden departures from classical music. These include collaborations with ethno-rock collective Agricantus, singer-songwriter Mario Castelnuovo and Swedish conceptual artist Paulina Wallenberg Olsson. She also explores electro-acoustic music, and multi-media projects.
Her second album, Viaggio a Praga, an exploration of the work of Bohemian composers, saw Alessandra awarded a scholarship by the Czech Republic in 1997. On returning to Italy the following year she began working with Kha Records, recording four albums of music by Gurdjieff/De Hartmann, Erik Satie, Scott Joplin and Philip Glass. Her collection EsoterikSatie proved hugely popular in France, becoming a bestseller through Fnac, and her interpretation of Gnossienne #1 was chosen by Guy Ritchie for the soundtrack of his 2005 movie Revolver.
In addition to her interpretations of classical works, Alessandra has already released two albums of original compositions: Overground (1997), Chi mi dar‡ le ali (2006) and The Golden Fly (2007). Way Out, a project for piano, voice and drums, was released by LTM in January 2008.
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