BALANCING DREAMS (CD Album)
Fabio Giachino | Tosky Records®
“Balancing Dreams” is a solo piano album by this amazing pianist from Turin. After successful albums with his trio including Ruben Bellavia and Davide Liberti, he shows all his skills as a piano soloist, in a project bursting with outstanding musical insights: new compositions, standards and a collaboration with the renowned rapper ENSI, merging jazz and hip hop. Balancing his desires and dreams, Giachino unleashes his expressiveness and leads us into an enthralling space through an ongoing, intimate dialogue, where his love for jazz, and music in general, reaches its highest aesthetic value.
“Balancing Dreams” by Fabio Giachino. Born in 1986, Fabio Giachino is considered one of the most promising talents on the Italian music scene of the past few years. He was awarded important Italian and European prizes. As a soloist, he won the “Premio Internazionale Massimo Urbani 2011”, the “Premio Nazionale Chicco Bettinardi 2011”, and the “JazzUp Channel Red Award” as “Revelation of the year 2011”. With his trio, he was awarded the Special Prize as “Best Band” at the “Bucharest International Competition 2014”, the “Fara Music Jazz Live 2012” prize (as best soloist and best band), the “Barga Jazz Contest 2012” prize and the “Premio Carrarese Padova Porsche Festival 2011”. In 2013, 2012 and 2011 he was among the best 10 Italian pianists according to the “JAZZIT Awards” referendum. His debut album “Introducing Myself”, recorded with his trio and featuring the sax player Rosario Giuliani, was included in the 2012 “100 Greatest Jazz Album” selection. He obtained a Bachelor of Music in Organ, in 2006 and a Master’s Degree, in 2009. He also studied jazz with the following musicians: A. Faraò, D. Moroni, R. Zegna, D. Rea, F. D’Andrea, S. Battaglia, G. Trovesi, P. Tonolo, F. Di Castri (Siena Jazz 2007, where he was awarded a scholarship in 2008), B. Harris, J. Calderazzo, K. Rosenwinkel, S.Colley, J.T. Watts, Fred Hersch and Hal Crook. In 2012, he got a Master’s Degree in Jazz Music at the “G. Verdi Conservatory” of Turin, with F. Di Castri e D. Moroni. In 2011, he flew to Detroit with Emanuele Cisi on a study exchange program between the Jazz Department of the Conservatory of Turin and the Wayne State University of Michigan. He performed in festivals and clubs in Italy, Europe and U.S.A..
Jazz Critic Scott Yanow says:
Balancing Dreams is an impressive solo recital by Fabio Giachino, a very skilled pianist who deserves to be better known outside of his native Italy.