Biography of Ivan Pili

Ivan Pili, concert musician, composer and visual artist, born in Cagliari in 1976, graduated in civil engineering. From an early age showed his artistic skills in design, distinguishing himself first in kindergarten and then in elementary school.

He discovered his innate propensity for music entirely by accident when playing the family of aerophones bellows and made his first concert debut at the age of twelve. In the years 1991 to 1994 he devoted himself to the study of musical genres popular in Europe and at the age of sixteen he begins to earn the title of International artist with his first concerts around Europe. Particularly important for his artistic development was the meeting with the Romanian musician Gheorghe Zamfir and German Helmut Zacharias considered among the most virtuous violin teachers in decades.

In the years 1994 to 2000 joined several theatre groups and European musicians with whom he composed the music for Jose Alfonso’s “Era um Redondo vocabulo”, “Le voyageur sans bagages”by Francis Poulenc and “Lauda somnului” by Lucian Blaga In 1994 he won the diatonic accordion world title with the top score 100/100.

In the last decade he took part in several performances as concert soloist in prestigious theatres such as Madrid Pradillo,the Museo Nacional de Dona Maria Lisbon, the Theatre du Balcon Avignon, the Amphitheatre in Arles, the Radio City Music Hall in New York and Cuvillies Theatre of Monaco of Bavaria. Some of the awards he earned in his short carreer include Bester Musikier-Stuttgart Award, the Gold Award Helsingin Soittimien and Targu Secuiescmuzica Premiu.

Author of the album “Novas Nodas” that is the traditional Sardinian music revisited in contemporary key (Egea Distribution). He’s also the creator and director of the International Music Project Keltaloth, with albums presented in 2015.