Pianists and Keyboardists
Pianist and composer Cesare Picco has become an official ‘Yamaha Artist’, becoming part of an exclusive group of musicians. Cesare Picco started studying piano when he was four years old and from 1986 he started to perform his own music. He is author to ballets, operas, music for theatre and special projects performed worldwide Cesare has performed at Italy’s most important festivals and worldwide including Delhi Jazz Festival, Tokyo Jazz Festival, Abu Dhabi Festival, Singapore Old Parliament, Hanoi Opera House, Al Maidan Centre Kuwait City, Kolkata Tagore Centre, Shillong Auditorium, Guggenheim Venice, Tokyo Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, New York Whitney Museum, and Tokyo Blue Note. He has worked with distinguished artists including Naseer Shamma, Giovanni Hidalgo, Edmar Castaneda, Nino Josele, Vasilis Saleas, Miles Jaye, Giovanni Sollima, Hajime Mizoguchi, Markus Stockhausen, Yukimi Nagano, Taketo Gohara, and many Italian artists. As a composer he has written music for solos, chamber music ensembles and orchestras such as Virtuosi Italiani, Berlin Chamber Soloists, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra.
Jamie Cullum is one of the world's most popular singer songwriters, having sold over ten million albums. He seamlessly combines jazz, pop and rock to produce a unique blend of compelling music. His explosive live shows are the stuff of legend and have to be seen (and heard) to be believed. These performances, coupled with his outstanding recorded output, have ensured that Jamie has a truly global fan-base.
Recipient of top awards at numerous international competitions, Devoyon is on the faculty of the Berlin University of the Arts, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Toho School in Tokyo.
Joe Dorff is an American multi Instrumentalist and Singer as well as Composer and Arranger.
James Newton Howard
Check the credits of your favorite box-office smash from the past two decades, and there's a good chance you'll see James Newton Howard listed as composer. Howard has contributed music to more than 100 films, from romantic comedies to action thrillers to sci-fi blockbusters, earning Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe nominations or awards along the way. He's also contributed to the small screen with compositions like the Emmy-nominated main theme for the long-running series ER.
A musical phenomenon, Hiromi gathered attention when performed Chick Corea invited her to perform with him when just 17. She already had a recording contract while still in college, and is now an award winning star known around the world.
Piero Salvatori è un musicista eclettico, nato a Roma nel 1969. Dal 2003 collabora intensamente con il trombettista Paolo Fresu. Partecipa a numerosi concerti e incide dischi con Bollani, Marcotulli, Caine, Pieranunzi. Nel 2013 scrive le musiche per l'assolo di Roberto Bolle nello spettacolo “Bolle and Friends”. Nel 2015 il progetto “Milano Solo” lo vede protagonista sul palco dell'Auditorium di Milano suonando il violoncello e il pianoforte con musiche da lui composte. Ha collaborato a readings e performance teatrali con numerosi attori e personaggi tra i quali Arnoldo Foà, Ugo Pagliai, Don Gallo, Michele Serra. Dal 2000 al 2007 ha suonato stabilmente come solista con Gino Paoli e Ornella Vanoni con la quale collabora attualmente. Del 2016 il suo nuovo CD “Flyaway” per Sony Music.