At age 12 began studying classical guitar, to which he added jazz music after seminars with Jim Hall, Joe Diorio and Pat Metheny, among others. In subsequent years, the artist began exploring in depth finger-picking, Brazilian and Flamenco traditions. Stefano's focus is on developing original guitar techniques toward an expansion of the expressive possibilities of the instrument. The artist's musical career started in 1974 with rock and fusion groups in his native Bologna (Italy). Later he played in Italy and toured Europe with jazz groups, for which he composed numerous pieces. In 1991 he formed the "Acoustic Guitar Duo" with Guido Premuda, proposing an original repertoire of compositions based on both nylon and metal string sounds. Along with numerous concerts in Italy and participation in acoustic guitar festivals, the duo produced the CD Vagogirando" in 1997. Since 1992 Mirandola has performed as a soloist as well, with original compositions and arrangements, incorporating elements of classical, jazz, flamenco, South American and ethnic music. Experimentation with new techniques has contributed to a varied repertoire with atmospheres ranging from sweet to rhythmic. In 2003 the German label Acoustic Music Records released his CD "Oltre il Mare" (solo nylon string guitar). In 2009 releases the Cd "My favorite tree" (solo metal string guitar) and in 2010 the CD "Michael Jackson on guitar".
Besides the activity as soloist currently he plays in "Ten Strings" duo with Enrico Guerzoni (cello), "Rinato Carosello" trio (Neapolitan music), "Trio Fotogramma" music for films, "Primero Canto" spanish music, "Sabrina Cabua Group" rhythm and blues, "Microcosmos" jazz quintet and "Ethno-Jazz septet" (string quartet, guitar, drums, vocal).
CD "Michael Jackson on guitar",2010 (acoustic metal strings guitar), CD "My favorite tree",2009 (acoustic metal strings guitar), CD "Ten Strings" 2005 (cello- guitar), CD “Oltre il mare”, 2003 (Acoustic Music Records) (acoustic nylon strings guitar), CD “Vagogirando”, ’97 (acoustic guitar duo).