B i o g r a p h y
Alberto Pibiri’s first piano studies date back to childhood, when he was a pupil of the great jazz pianist, Luca Mannutza. This experience, in addition to teaching classical piano, gave him great determination and passion for music. Alberto’s talent and enthusiasm, in fact, led him to apply to the Conservatory Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, where he completed his studies in five years––instead of the usual ten required for the classical piano curriculum. During these years, Alberto’s interest in jazz grew, thanks to his friendship and musical collaboration with a number of outstanding musicians, including Vittorio Sicbaldi, Alessandro Atzori, Gianrico Manca, and Carlo Ditta and Sandro Mura. During this time, he was also selected toperform as piano soloist with the orchestra of the conservatory.
After completing his studies successfully Alberto collaborated with several musicians in various ensembles. Together with bass player Beppe Pilotto and drummer Riccardo Baggio, he formed a trio dedicated to their mutual passion for the music of Oscar Peterson, in cooperation with the singer Francesca Bertazzo. Alberto then moved to Paris, where he attended the American School of Modern Music for one year, winning a scholarship to[space] Berklee School of Music, in Boston. There, he attended classical workshops, including those led by pianist Jacques Rouviers. In addition[,] he played on several stages of the Veneto Jazz festival (2005), where he still works accompanying for vocal courses.