Alessandra Celletti studied piano 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.
In 1994 she released Les sons et les parfums, an album of pieces by Debussy, Ravel and Satie. Since then she has followed an irregular artistic path, characterized by sudden departures from classical music.
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 she began working with Kha Records, releasing four albums dedicated, respectively, to the music of Gurdjieff/De Hartmann, Erik Satie, Scott Joplin and Philip Glass.
Her collection Esotérik Satie proved hugely popular in France , and Gnossienne #1 was used by Guy Ritchie in his 2005 movie Revolver.
As a performer, Alessandra Celletti’s repertoire ranges from classical music to contemporary, with the works of the XX Century canon and Minimalism holding a special place in her heart.
Marcello Piccinini was born on 2 October 1979 in San Benedetto del Tronto (AP). In 1992 he began the study of drums under the guidance of Maestro Massimo Carloni.
Since 1993 he has participated in the seminars of Dave Weckel, Gary Novak, Paul Vertico and Gary Chaffe.
In 1999 he attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Since 1999 he has been studying privately and he has perfected himself with the teacher Ettore Mancini (director of the chair of drums at the UM University of Music in Rome).
In 2000 he moved to Brazil (Salvador de Bahia) where he attended courses in "Escola de Samba".
In 2001 he moved to New York where he graduated from the Drummers Collective.
In 2012 he studied at the Teatro Sorano di Dakar African percussion with the maestro Bay Mboup.
Gnossienne N. 1 drums and piano by E. Satie
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