Tech Music Schools Graduate, 20+ Years Working Pro.
Filippo is a guitarist with 20+ years of experience in performing live and in studios, as well as teaching, composing and arranging music across several countries.
He loves working and constantly challenging myself on many styles of music, including soul, rock, classical, gospel, funk and Gypsy jazz. He is always looking forward to learning new material and collaborating with musicians and singers alike, always with the aim of creating beautiful, and meaningful music.
He was born in Parma, Italy, into a family of musicians. His first instrument was piano at this age of 5, but then moved onto classical and electric guitar when he was 13. Since which he has not looked back, and his love for this instrument continues to grow, resulting in a passion to learn it inside-out.
He studied classical guitar with Giuseppe Parisi (2001-2006) , a conservatory school of music teacher, who provided him with a very strong and solid technique, and also a huge understanding of harmony.
He also attended a school specifically for electric guitar at the “Music Academy 2000” in Bologna (2003-2005) .
In 2007 He moved on to study tango guitar in Berlin. This is where he developed a strong interest in eastern and Indian music, hence his decision to spend half a year in India to study sitar.
In 2010 he moved to London, UK where he graduated with distinction at Tech Music Schools.
He has toured and recorded with hundreds of artists such as Mozes Rosenberg, Lollo Meier, Giacomo Smith, John Wheatcroft, Duved Dunajevsky, Rares Morarescu, Gypsy Dynamite, Harp Bazaar, Tara Minton (Björk), Mehboob Nadeem, The Onironauts and many more. His touring resume covers Germany, India, Italy, France, Spain, England, Malta and Russia, with notable appearances at The Royal Albert Hall, the House of Parliament, the Tower of London, the Union Chapel, and many festivals in France and Italy.
Filippo released his first solo album in December 2018: “Mediterasian”, innovative album featuring over 20 musicians in which the erratic energy of Gypsy jazz combine with the meditative sonorities of Indian music.
The album was praised as "one of the best instrumental albums of 2018" by LA Music Critic Awards.
Currently, as well as working on my next album, I am doing session work for numerous bands and artists in the UK and Germany and I teach guitar as one-to-one lessons, or as part of bigger workshops.