Andrea Valeri - Guitarist

Andrea ValeriArtist Profile

 

Name:Andrea Valeri

Date of birth: 27 February 1991

Place of birth: Pontedera (Pisa, Tuscany, Italy)

Website: www.andreavaleri.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/guitarmanvaleri

Facebook Profile: www.facebook.com/andrea.valeri2

MySpace Profile: www.myspace.com/andreavaleri

 

Performing professionally from the tender age of sixteen, he has garnered much success all around the globe. Now, at the age of 20, defined as the Prince of fingerstyle guitar, and a new acoustic music Ambassador, Andrea is already a veteran of the many acoustic guitar festivals that take place world-wide, sharing the stage, recording and collaborating with the greatest guitar players the world has to offer.

 

Andrea Valeri

Andrea started his guitar studies at the age of ten, first studying classical technique then passing through an electric phase and finally at the age of fourteen, the acoustic steel-string guitar. 

 

This is when he began to absorb particular techniques like thumbstyle, fingerstyle, flatpicking and more, all synthesizing into his present six-string prowess and indeed at his age, his music and playing are still evolving.

 

By age eighteen Andrea Valeri was recognized by his country and was awarded the ‘Excellence of Italian Music’. Also by age eighteen, Andrea had released Four highly acclaimed albums: The secret of Silence (2007), The Trip (2008) , Maybe (2010 ) and  DayDream (2011).

 

The young musical genius is also reknown for his collaborations with the Australian guitar Virtuoso Michael Fix, first time into the Track "Cannonball Rag" on Andrea's album Maybe, and second time with Andrea's song Guanches, wich is the opening track of 

Andrea Valeri

Michael's album "Two Timing" ; That album also features Tommy Emmanuel, Sam Shepherd, Louie Shelton, Stephen Bennett, Nick Charles and many others... . 

 

Andrea has also collaborated with Goran Kuzminac (in ‘Parole Semplici’, one of the most successful songs of Goran's last CD ‘Dio Suona la Chitarra’) and with IGS Company that helped him to record and publish his first song Rails. 

 

All the guitarists who have inspired Andrea , consider him to be one of the "Shining light of the guitar world".  His style is always evolving and his global success is growing day by day ; Andrea is currently touring world-wide with his new album DayDream , published by Vinile Records and edited by Myrope musical editions.

 

CAREER EXPERIENCE - FESTIVAL PARTICIPATIONS AND TOURS

 

  • Acoustic Guitar International Meeting of Sarzana 2007
  • Acousticway Festival 2007
  • Andrea ValeriAcoustic Franciacorta 2007
  • Meet Milano 2007
  • IGS Italia Guitar Society 2007
  • Third Guitar Festival of Ptuj (Slovenia) 2008
  • Toscanajazz in Tour 2008
  • Acoustic Guitar International Meeting of Sarzana 2008
  • Sipario Aperto 2008
  • Andrea Valeri The Trip tour 2008
  • Madame Guitar Festival 2008
  • Bachmann Acoustic Festival 2008
  • Acoustic Guitar International Meeting of Sarzana 2009
  • Guitar Boot Camp 2009
  • Bachmann Acoustic Festival 2009
  • Acoustic Guitar International Meeting of Sarzana 2009
  • Madame Guitar Festival 2009
  • Frankfurt Musikmesse 2009
  • Andrea Valeri international Tour 2009
  • ToscanaJazz in Tour 2009
  • Andrea Valeri international “Maybe Tour” 2010
  • Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010
  • Acoustic Guitar International Meeting 2010
  • Acoustic Franciacorta 2010
  • Andrea ValeriMountain Guitar Festival 2010
  • Chitarra & Arpa Festival 2010
  • Gitarfest Banja luka 2010
  • Il suono organizzato, Accademia della Chitarra, 2010
  • Acoustic Franciacorta 2011
  • Andrea Valeri International Maybe tour 2011
  • Acoustic Guitar International Meeting 2011
  • International Guitar Night   Varsavia e Slupsk, Polonia 2011
  • International Guitar Night  Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kalk Bay, South Africa 2011
  • Chitarra & Arpa Festival 2011
  • International Guitar Night Schwerte, Olpe , Germany 2012
  • Frankfurt Musikmesse  2012
  • Acoustic Guitar Spectacular  , Australia, New Zealand 2012
  • Madame Guitar Festival 2012
  • Andrea Valeri DAYDREAM World Tour 2012
  • Follia Acustica mini tour 2012
  • ADGPA International Guitar Rendez Vous  2011 e 2012
  • Freepsum International Guitar Festival Germany 2012 

 

MEDIA AND PRESS

 

“Andrea è il nocchiero che padroneggia il timone a sei corde con straordinario senso del mare e traccia rotte affascinanti. Veleggia ogni genere di mare, cucendo melodie avvincenti su tessiture armonico-ritmico sapide, vigorose e inappuntabili.”

 

 

"Andrea is the helmsman controlling his six string rudder with extraordinary knowledge of the see and charting fascinating courses. He sails any sort of see, sewing engaging melodies on sharp, vigorous and flawless harmonic and rhythmic weavings." (English translation)

Giuseppe Cesaro, Chitarra Acustica

 

“DAY DREAM” – recensione personale e amichevole del nuovo cd di ANDREA VALERI

 

 

“DAY DREAM” – personal and informal review of the new album by Andrea Valeri. (English translation)

- Gian Piero Ferrini, Facebook (Jan 11, 2012)

 

“Andrea Valeri, che ha stupito per la sua presenza gioiosa e accattivante, ma soprattutto per la sicurezza raggiunta nella sua tecnica chitarristica e per l’equilibro dimostrato nelle sue composizioni.”

 

 

"Andrea Valeri, who stands out for his joyful and engaging presence, but mostly for the confidence achieved in his guitar technique and for the balance shown in his compositions." (English translation)

- Giorgio Cordini, Fingerpicking.net (Feb 01, 2011)

 

“Credo sia la prima volta, in più di vent’anni di articoli sui miei incontri con la musica e i musicisti, che mi capiti di parlare del disco di un chitarrista targato anagraficamente 1991: l’età di mia figlia. Mi rendo conto che, prima o poi, doveva pur capitare, ma non nego che la cosa faccia un certo effetto. E, ascoltando le undici (belle) tracce di questo Maybe, mi fa ancora più effetto l’idea che un ragazzo di non ancora vent’anni possa mostrare un così invidiabile rapporto con la sua sei corde.”

 

 

"I suppose it is the first time, in over 20 years of articles on my meetings with music and musicians, I have happened to be talking about an album by someone born in 1991: my daughter’s age. I realize that, sooner or later, it was going to happen, but I do not deny that it feels a bit weird. And listening to the beautiful eleven tracks of this Album, it feels even weirder how a 20-year old boy can show such an enviable relation with those six strings." (English translation)

- Giuseppe Cesaro, Fingerpicking.net (Dec 21, 2010)

 

“Giovanni lo chiamava ‘il piccolo diavolo’ quando ha ascoltato per la prima volta questo incredibile chitarrista che a diciassette anni faceva impallidire, per tecnica e spontaneità, chitarristi ben più maturi di lui. Ora è cresciuto e con i suoi vent’anni Andrea Valeriè un chitarrista che si sta affermando sempre di più, potendo vantare collaborazioni prestigiose (Michael Fix, per citarne una) ed esibizioni sia in Italia che all’estero. Una vera e propria forza della natura, un suono potente e pulito, impeccabile tecnicamente, capace di offrire al pubblico momenti esaltanti sia con le proprie composizioni che con arrangiamenti al fulmicotone come la personalissima “Sultans of Swing”.”

 

 

Giovanni used to refer to him as “the tiny devil” when he first listened to this incredible 17-year old guitarist who was able to amaze, through to his technique and spontaneity, much more mature guitarists. Now, at the age of 20, Andrea Valeri he has been making a name for himself collaborating with prestigious musicians (such as Michael Fix) and performances both in Italy and abroad. A real force of nature, a potent and smooth sound, faultless technique, able to offer exiting moments to the audience through his own compositions and astonishing arrangements such as his very personal “Sultans of Swing”. (English translation)

- Alfonso Giardino, Fingerpicking.net

 

“Day dream le nouvel album d’Andrea Valeri, produit par Marco Baracchino des éditions Vinile-Myrope Douze compositions, la musique d’Andrea est un patchwork de mélodies, tantôt ballade, tantôt musique du monde à l’exemple d’Afrisong, tantôt Picking, on retrouve dans la musique de ce jeune guitariste l’influence de guitaristes comme Tommy Emmanuel (trai-ing), Don Ross (the eagle) et autre Michael Fix(B.B shuffle). Day dream reflète parfaitement la personnalité d’Andrea, sensible, joyeuse et audacieuse, un jeune talent qui malgré son jeune âge n’est plus un débutant, ce quatrième album en témoigne. Reconnu par ses pairs Andrea Valeri est une valeur sure de la guitare Acoustique. Ce cd est proposé à 12 euros, à se procurer sans hésiter pour tous les amoureux de la guitare acoustique.”

- MyGuitarMag

 

“It hardly seems appropriate to refer to the immense talents of a young guitarist as precocious, when, in reality, Italian guitarist Andrea Valeri displays a level of skill and maturity that belies his youthfulness!”

- petergrovesblog

 

“Sensazionale Chitarrista Italiano entusiasma Cape Town!”

 

 

“Astonishing Italian Guitarist arouses enthusiasm in Cape Town” (English translation)

- Chitarra Acustica

 

“Italian guitar sensation wows Cape Town!”

- Artlink

 

“Talento e cuore “Un poeta ha detto che l’idea, di un vero musicista, sosta nel cuore – fuori dal tempo -, si scalda al sole dell’umano sentire, poi cade tra le mani, scivolando, lungo le dita, sul corpo dello strumento. Ed è musica! Musica del talento e del cuore.” La musica di Andrea Valeri è così. È musica del talento e del cuore. La meraviglia della sua abilità di chitarrista non è mai sola, sembra sempre sul punto di rinunciare a sé stessa, alla sua velocità, al suo ritmo, alla sua incredibile polifonia, per diventare atmosfera, spazio interiore dove poter respirare, puro suono del cuore.”

 

 

Talent and passion “a poet said that the idea of a true musician is to be found in the heart - outside of time-, it warms up at the sun of the human ear, than it falls into the hands, slipping through the fingers,  and finally on the body of the instrument. And it’s music. Music of talent and passion”. This is what Andrea’s music is like. It is music of talent and passion. The marvel of his ability as a guitarist is never left alone, it might seem about to give up on itself, on its beat, rhythm and on its incredible polyphony, in order to become atmosphere, interior space where you can breath, pure sound of the heart. (English translation)

- Giovanni Nuti, Vinile – Myrope (Dec 29, 2011)


 

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