Record-setting composer/pianist Christian Calcatelli was born in Melbourne, Florida, USA and eventually relocated to Rome, Italy where he is now living.
This debut CD is an introduction to Christian's solo piano music; This CD conveys a deep sense of calm and tranquillity - a musical calm that preceded a 60 hour storm of notes. This is because it was recorded only two days before the 'Calx Project' - an event in which Christian performed for 60 hours and 1 minute live over the internet setting a new certified Guinness World Record for the world's "longest solo music internet broadcast".
Triggered by curiosity, he taught himself how to read music, plunk the first notes on the piano and play around with harmonies - a course that eventually led him to study Master Piano at the Santa Cecilia Music Conservatory of Rome.
Today, Christian has treasured all the teachings received through time and made them his own, developing a personal, intimate style of piano playing. "Simplicity" he says, "unleashes deep feelings and touches the heart like few other things. That's why we feel what we feel when we listen to Mozart."
You'll therefore find Christian's music to be simple, but not simplistic.
In September 2004 Christian improvised at the piano according to his style for 60 hours and one minute non stop in Rome Italy while raising funds for humanitarian organization PLAN international. This event - The Calx Project - was broadcast live over the web and was officially certified by Guinness World Records as the world's "Longest solo music internet broadcast".
Please visit www.calcatelli.com to get more details, see pictures and most importantly to hear the music improvised at this historical event!
Christian's goal is to work as a composer in the film scoring & new media world. Thank you for supporting his art.