Corciolli

BIOGRAPHY

Corciolli was born in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1968 and began to study piano at the age of 13 with Nair Tabet, a disciple of Magdalena Tagliaferro. Then, with Cacho Souza, he improved on the art of harmonizing and improvising jazz and Brazilian music. However, it was the electronic synthesizers, with their unlimited sonic variables, that deepened his relationship with music and composition.

He graduated with a degree in architecture, without ever leaving the music aside. Over the years, he played in several bands and also as a solo pianist, but it was the Brazilian bass legend Celso Pixinga and soon after, with the rhumba flamenco band Espírito Cigano, that consolidated his musical and professional experience. In 1992, he left the band in search of his own melodies.

A year later, he founded his own record label Azul Music, releasing his first solo album ALL THAT BINDS US. In 1995 came the UNIO MYSTICA album, a daring musical suite recorded in the Monastery of São Bento (in São Paulo) with Gregorian chants, Medieval Latin lyrics, soprano voice and orchestral arrangements. Acclaimed by the public and critics, the album was released in 40 countries and received a special blessing from His Holiness Pope John Paul II. The following year, Corciolli performed with the Tibetan Monks of Gaden Shartse in two memorable concerts at the “Memorial da América Latina”, in São Paulo. With the monks, he recorded and released the album THE NEW MOON OF EAST, the first-ever encounter of sacred Tibetan tradition with the music of a Western composer.

As an independent artist, his remarkable accomplishments include more than 2 million CDs sold; Participation in soundtracks and international compilations alongside artists like Hans Zimmer, Vangelis, Enigma, The Alan Parsons Project, Sarah Brightman and Luciano Pavarotti among others; He has produced several artists and coordinated hundreds of projects for Azul Music, including 2 collections of CDs for the outstanding Brazilian magazine “Caras”, which together sum 12 million CDs marketed in newsstands all over Brazil.

In recent years, he has been dedicating himself to film soundtracks composition, incorporating the language of the synthesizers to the acoustic and orchestral sounds; His music has gained remarkable recognition, especially in the U.S., where he has about 600k listeners on PANDORA internet radio.

Music to enjoy in the silent spaces of the soul.


“An inspired melodist”

GAZETA MERCANTIL (BR)


“One of the few that can adapt the Brazilian characteristics of his work in a universal spirit of music”

JORNAL DO COMMERCIO (BR)


“This is exotic music, designed to heighten the senses, both within an air of mystery and through kinetic, snappy rhythms”

BACKROADS MUSIC (US)


“Corciolli is a multi-talented Brazilian with his own distinct vision of serenity”

ALL MUSIC GUIDE (US)


“Corciolli is a master at layering all his sounds into the mix, with an almost uncanny ability to allow the assorted components to softly float into the track’s foreground and then transition backward, allowing another instrumental sound to take over. In addition, his choice of keyboards and synthesizers is absolutely first-rate”

NEW AGE REPORTER (US)


“Playing an array of synthesizers offset by quietly melancholic acoustic piano, Corciolli is a symphony unto himself. When he’s able to boil all of it down into such simple beauty as he does here, adding so much sincere, heartfelt love to a simple array of electronic and acoustic sounds, you realize what a gift it is to be able to be a part of it”

DAILYOM (US)


“His symbiosis with the keyboards is such that he can emulate all the possible and imaginable instruments: all sublimated in an incredibly credible way”

ARTISTS AND BANDS (IT)


“What a wonderful surprise from Brazil. It is still possible to discover music that is new to you but is in fact music by a renowned musician, composer, keyboardist and producer with a 25-year career and around 2 million albums sold!”

PROGVISIONS (NL)


“Brazil´s well-kept secret” 

PROGRESSION MAGAZINE (US)