Born in 1972 in the italian city of Genova. I have a Degree in Accounting. But I always followed my vocation for music. Studied 5 years Classic Piano Base Studies in "Accademia Musicale Teresiana", than 2 years of Jazz Piano with Maestro "Roberto Pronzato".
Started to "play around" with various show band and ballroom band.
After that I started with Cruise Lines for 20 years long including Costa Cruises (Genova), Carnival Cruises (Miami), Paquet Croisieres (Paris), Silversea Cruises (Montecarlo).
Finally and in between I performed in some of the World most luxurious Hotels and Resort in Italy, France, Montecarlo and mainly Switzeland.
Actally I live in the beautiful city of "Nice" in the "Cote d'Azur" region in the south part of France.
Let's make it clear, I am not a Classic Music Performer. Even I studied classic piano, I soon realised that is not my kind of music, my respect for that music is so high, and there's so many exellent classical pianist out there!!
I introduce my self as a Cocktail Pianist that means that I can play many of international standards, especially classics from America, Italy, France and Latin America, but my experience make me easy to please guests from almost everywhere in the world
Of course I can write and read music sheets, but my personal approach is the follow, I read once, twice and that's it, I got it, so I close the papers and start PLAY. As my music teacher used to say, "Or you read or you play".
And so I just arrive, sit down, open the piano, start to play and smile. Is that simple.
I fluently speak four languages, Italian (mother tongue), english, french, spanish.
That gives me the big advance to socialize with everybody.
I also travelled A LOT. So when I speak with peaple from around the globe about places, I certainly know what I am talking about, I haven't only seen on Nat Geo TV, I'VE BEEN THERE!!
Roberto Padrenostro - Singing Pianist