Alessandra Celletti - Biography

Biography

Born in Rome, Alessandra Celletti had a classical piano training and graduated at Rome's Santa Cecilia's Music Conservatory. Then continued her studies with Valeria Gobbi Belcredi, focusing her interests and talent on late 19th century French Music Impressionism. Her first album, 1994 "Les Sons Et Les Perfums" recorded her very personal vision of Satie, Debussy and Ravel. In 1997 her second publication, “Viaggio a Praga” (“Trip to Prague”), brought her to the capital of the Czech Republic to approach first-hand the piano music of Leoš Janáček and its interpretation. Back in Italy, she started a collaboration with the Kha record label, for which she recorded monographies dedicated to the music of Gurdjieff/De Hartmann, Erik Satie, Scott Joplin and Philip Glass. Her “Esotérik Satie” collection was very well received by the French reviewers and was a commercial hit. It have been reprinted this year and is still considered the reference edition of Satie's piano works. Her rendition of the First Gnossienne was chosen by British director Guy Ritchie for the soundtrack of his movie “Revolver” (2006). The album was also distributed in Germany, Greece and Taiwan.

In 2006 Alessandra Celletti published an album with her own compositions: “Chi mi darà le ali” (“Who will give me wings”) saw her in the roles of author, interpreter and producer. It was the beginning of a new chapter. She was noticed by Hans-Joachim Roedelius, one of the foremost contemporary music composers, who invited her to play at the Lunz Festival in Austria in August 2007. One year after her debut as author, Kha Records is proud to announce the publication, in November 2007, of “The Golden Fly”, sixteen inspired and intense compositions for piano. It is an original new flight on music’s own wings, free and nimble, that never tires of going higher to explore the most intimate colours of the soul and of the emotions. It is an album, on occasion, profoundly indebted to Alessandra Celletti’s favourite repertoire, with an affectionate homage to Erik Satie, to whom the track “Talking to Satie” is dedicated.

It’s been a couple of years that the poet Beppe Costa has been using some of her music for shows and readings of poetry both in theatre and in schools, making videos and, more recently a movie called “di me, di altri, ancora” that will be also the name of the next book.

While a new album consisting odìf songs, "Way Out", is going to be published by British label LTM, Alessandra is giving lots on gigs and still developing her collaboration with Hans-Joachim Roedelius as reported by a second event played together in May 2008 opening Angelica Festival in Bologne.

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