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Dimitri Sillato (Italy 1972 -)

Dimitri Sillato graduated in piano and composition with full marks from the conservatories of Bologna (where he won the "Felice e Luigi Magone" pianoscholarship for the 2001/2002 academic year) and Rovigo, studying with themasters Mauro Minguzzi, Cesare Augusto Grandi and Paolo Aralla.

He began studying the violin at the age of nine in the conservatories of Bologna and Parma with the masters Giovanni Adamo, William Bignami and Luca Fanfoni, continuing it for over ten years.

Despite his classical training from a very young age, his interest also turned to

the world of improvisation.

Only later did he deepen the languages of composition in real time, from African American jazz to free improvisation music, studying privately with Fabrizio Puglisi, Enrico Pieranunzi and Stefano Battaglia.

He has collaborated with musicians and groups of various backgrounds such as: Jay Rodriguez, Eviyn Kang, Vinicio Capossela, Mike Patton, Playground Orchestra, kyle Gregory, Marylin Mazur, Elliot Sharp, Gabriele Mirabassi, MauroNegri, Tristan Horsingher, Mederic Collignon, John de Leo and many others,

participating in numerous national and international festivals.

For some time he has devoted himself to writing contemporary classical music and in 2018 he founded the "Istantanea" ensemble together with other musicians and composers from Bologna.

He works as a composer and performer for the theater, collaborating permanently with Elena Bucci, and the company Le Belle Bandiere.

He collaborated on the composition of the soundtrack of the film "L’attesa" by Piero Messina, winner of the golden lion at the 2015 Venice Film Festival starring the Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche.

Dimitri Sillato is the winner of the 1st Da_sh editions International Composition Competition 2020/2021 for his piece Interiors for solo prepared piano.

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