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Walter Piva

Walter Piva is a singer-songwriter born in 1985 in Sicily. His first performances start in 2001 on the stages of student exhibitions of his city, Gela. In particular, on the 10th of septembe he performed in front of a thousand people in Piazza Roma for 'III premio La Gorgone', an important theatrical event of his city offering guitar and vocals on the song "Riassunto". His first important challenge outside of his home city, Gela, arrives one year later: October 26, 2002 in Calamonaci he exceeds the regional selections to access the "Accademia di Sanremo", where he performed in the month of November with the new song "Amore d'inchiostro". After numerous experiences at local and provincial level in 2005 he started attending the laboratory of the Dipartimento di Musica e Spettacolo of Bologna performing classical repertoire in different events. At the end of 2007 he began working, between Bologna and Florence, on a self-produced album titled "Esteso ad un tempo finito" supported by the single "Lo straniero gioca in casa" that collects thousands of contacts in a few months on MySpace. On july 23 2008 he starts a small tour driven by videoclips of "Flussi d'incoscienza," directed by Ottavio Mussari, the second single from the album. The song received numerous awards at national level and is among the 16 finalists of the MusicArte, among the 50 proposals of the prestigious Musicultura and runner-up "Premio Liri" in the category unpublished. The song also became the soundtrack of the short film "La sveglia" by Alice Cosentino. On the 31st of december, for the New Year's Eve, he performed live on MediterraneoSat along with artists such as Zero Assoluto, Gio di Tonno and Lola Ponce on the stage of his city. The album received many positive reviews from specialized sites and blogs online.