Luis Berra, Piano Creatures (Piano solo) 50 min.
02/09/2017, h 17:00
Luis Berra was born in Managua, Nicaragua in 1985 from an Argentinian mother and an Italian father. He spent his childood in Carmignano,Toscana, 15 km from Florence, and in Sardinia. He started to study piano at 6 years old in Toscana. In Sardinia he studied at the Music Conservatory in Cagliari for 4 years.Florence, Toscana and the Mediterranean Sea are always an inspiration for his Music. The LPs of his father are also very important in his Music Education. Keith Jarrett, Bob Dylan, Paolo Conte , Italian and American songwriters, influenced his music until now. In 2002 he won a Scholarship to attend his Highschool Senior year in Glenwood Springs, Colorado where he discovered Jazz, Blues and American Music.
He played Piano in a Restaurant on the weekend in Glenwood Springs while attending highschool. In 2003 he came back to Florence where he started to play around clubs, bars, hotels, with band or singers or alone. He continued privately his music education in modern Piano.
Since he is 24 years old he plays professionally in luxury hotels around all italy like a house pianist; Toscana, Trentino, Sardinia, Garda Lake, Calabria. In the mean time he composes, records and collaborates with many Italian artists.
At 29 years old he moved to Germany ( Cham, Bavaria) to live with Martina, his actual wife. They get merried in august 2016. He works in Bavaria as a House pianist for many luxury hotels in the Bavarian forest. He makes also concerts in theatre, music halls and he teaches piano privately. In less than 2 years he played more than 200 times live.
His first Piano Solo Album, Getaways, was recorded in 2016 in his House in Bavaria.
The Album “Piano Creatures” was recorded in February 2017 in the Bauer Studios in Ludwisburg and released on May 12th 2017 by the Swedish label 1631 Recordings a very famous studios that worked with Musicians like Keith Jarrett, Dave Brubeck and many others. He recorded on a Steinway D that can be considered one of the best grand Piano in Europe.
He considers his new Album the most mature work he has done til now. “My mother Claudia, died in Julie 2016. After that I decided to put all my energy to create something deep, warm and melodic, just like she was”