Alessandro Gwis (*1969)
Alessandro Gwis, pianist, keyboard player and composer, was born in Rome in 1969. At the age of 8 he began to study the classical piano and from 1987 he performs at many concerts. As a versatile musician and expert in piano and electronic music, he is comfortable with various musical contexts, even if very distant one from the other: jazz, electronic improvisation, latin music, music for theatre and dance performances, rock. He is a member of Aires Tango (with Javier Girotto, Marco Siniscalco and Michele Rabbia) from the moment the group was founded and has played with many important artists such as Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Paul McCandless, Jorge Pardo, Gegè Telesforo, Cuong Vu, Ben Sidran, Kurt Rosenwinkle, Roberto Ottaviano, Maria Pia de Vito, Antonello Salis, Peppe Servillo, Gianni Coscia, Roberto Gatto, Paolo Damiani, Flavio Boltro, Roberto Cecchetto, Giorgio Rossi, Sergio Rubini, Stefano Benni. Moreover he has collaborated with various pop singers, in particular with Gianni Morandi (from 1993 to 2004), Massimo Ranieri, Patty Pravo, Sergio Endrigo and many others. In 2006, after a long period as a “sideman”, Alessandro Gwis comes to his first project as a soloist and publishes two CD’s: “Alessandro Gwis” (Cni, 2006) and "#2" (Cni, 2010), in which he synthesises in a very natural way the musical experiences that have involved him, thanks to an original combination between acustic piano and electronic instruments. For this project he is accompanied by Luca Pirozzi, bass and double bass player and by Armando Sciommeri, drummer.
Gwis, Alessandro - Alborada. 10 Selected Pieces for Piano Solo from ‘Alessandro Gwis’ (2006) and ‘#2’ (2011) [XXS 74]