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Riccardo Chiarion - Biography
Guitarist, Composer & Educator
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Riccardo Chiarion was born in Gorizia (Italy) on February 17, 1974 and started playing the guitar at the age of 14, then made his professional debut at 18. He studied jazz with Glauco Venier, Pietro Tonolo, Marcello Tonolo, Attilio Zanchi, Riccardo Luppi and Cinzia Gizzi and graduated at the Trieste Conservatory of Music “Giuseppe Tartini”.
He has collaborated with many well-known musicians on the International jazz scene:
J. Taylor, K. Wheeler, G. Venier, J. Siegel, K. Gesing, M. France, C. Laurence, E. Vloeimans, P. Tonolo, M. Tonolo, D. Torto, S. Bellon, M. Gibbs, N. Le, Y. Goloubev, M. Čepak, J. Pukl, R. Lopatic, M. Loborec, D. Cecchini, P. Birro, R. Emili, A. Kramer, R. Dani, S. Majore, D. Boato, M. Alulli, M. Raja, A. Succi, N. Fazzini, A. Turchet, S. Senni, T. Cappellato, M. Abrams, L. Colussi, R. Franceschini, R. Brunello, F. Vignato, M. Polga, F. Vignato, P. Bittolo Bon, A. Zullian, A. Vasques, S. Serafini, F. De Luisa, P. Jus, F. Vattovaz, M. Darpin, F. Santi, N. Bottos and others.
He has recorded 4 CDs as a leader:
Quiet Stories (solo guitar - Drawnmusic 2020), Waves (featuring: J. Taylor, D. Torto, J. Siegel, A. Turchet and L. Colussi - Caligola Records 2015), Mosaico (featuring: P. Tonolo, A. Turchet and L. Colussi - Caligola Records 2013) and Sirene (featuring: M. Polga, S. Senni, L. Colussi - Caligola Records 2012).
He has also recorded several CDs as a sideman or co-leader:
Seasons - G. Venier (1999), Colussi-Franceschini-Chiarion - L. Colussi, R. Franceschini and R. Chiarion (2000), Sestante - Namòs (2005), Tracce - P. Patui and F. Fabris, arr. G. Venier (2005), Glauco Venier Suona Frank Zappa - G. Venier (2008), Decantando - F. Santi (2008), Bricolage - M. Darpin (2008), Watch Your Step - N. Fazzini (2008), Camarones a la plancia - R. Brunello (2012), Metamorfosi - N. Fazzini (2013), Note sui Sillabari - S. Bellon, M. Tonolo, V. Trevisan, T. Monk Big Band (2022).
He has won special prizes in several jazz competitions such as:
Premio Nazionale delle Arti - (2004) - Premio Nazionale delle Arti - (2005) - Premio Nazionale delle Arti - (2006), XVII Edition of the Prize “Lilian Caraian” - (2002), Viva il Jazz - Internazional Contest for Jazz Groups - (2001).
Currently, he is the jazz guitar professor at Trieste “Giuseppe Tartini” Conservatory of Music.
He manages a YouTube Channel with more than 6000 subscribers who are passionate about jazz guitar.