AielloBorn: 1975
Country of origin: Italy

Born in Catanzaro in 1975, Virginio Aiello, pianist-accordionist-arranger, has a classical music education extraction began just six years with the accordion and the piano, and who converted later into a strong interest in improvised music. He graduated in Piano at the Conservatory of Music «S. Giacomantonio» (Cosenza) under the guide of M° A. Barbarossa and in Jazz Compositions  of M° T. Tracanna and N. Pisani. He has won many competitions including the first prize at the Piano Competition “City of Castellaneta” and the second prize in the piano competitions “AMA Calabria” and “City of Terzo (AL)”. In his career he has participated in many workshops and master classes with: Roberto Spadoni, Luigi Giannatempo, Giancarlo Gazzani (arrangement); Pietro Condorelli, Tino Tracanna, Riccardo Fassi, Ettore Fioravanti, Attilio Zanchi, Nicola Pisani (improvisation and ensemble music); Stefano Battaglia, Franco D’Andrea, Enrico Pieranunzi (piano and improvisation); Carlo Boccadoro (composition), Nino De Rose (head arrangement); Marcello Piras, Stefano Zenni (jazz history). He taught at the Istituto Musicale Donizetti in Bergamo and at the Conservatory of Brescia, and is long since professor of composition at the Conservatory of Milan. He teaches complementary piano jazz at the Conservatory of Music of Cosenza and is Professor of Piano at the Secondary School. He has worked on various projects, ranging from classical to contemporary, from jazz to tango, performing in Italy with musicians like Sandro Satta, Nicola Pisani, Tino Tracanna, Ettore Fioravanti, Roberto Ottaviano Marco Sannini, Attilio Zanchi, Nino De Rose, Giancarlo Maurino. It published the “Practical Method Of Piano Jazz Complementary”  MAP EDITIONS – Milan (2015) and the CD “El Barrio” MAP CLASSICS (2015)

Title: El Barrio, for guitar, piano and accordion
Cat.No.: MA 0010168
Page: 22
Price: 19.90 Euro

Title: Fugato, for guitar, piano and accordion
Cat.No.: MA 0010010
Page: 20
Price: 18.90 Euro

Title: Goon, for guitar, piano and accordion
Cat.No.: MA 0010006
Page: 15
Price: 13.90 Euro