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Davide Piovesan


He begins practicin' drums in '68, in '69 applied himself in teoria e solfeggio studying piano and givin' his first performances as a drummer. First professional engagement and rock concerts since 1970. In 1973 he meets Umberto Pagnini (afterwards with Martial Solal and other successful musicians) who initiate him to to advanced percussive techniques application.

In '75 and '76 alternates concerts and commercial gigs; in tour with Luciano Basso (at present one of most appreciated contemporary music composer in Italy) next year, when he gets the chance to study with Andrea Centazzo and try out 'jams' with such jazz musicians as Enrico Pierannunzi and Bruno Tommaso. Subsequently he improves recordin' experience adding the vibraphone practice as well.
Then he worked and recorded in several musical contexts, no only in Italy, but also in France, Switzerland, Nederland, United Kingdom, Sudan, Norway, Germany, Czech Republic, collaboratin', from time to time and along the years, with musicians like Marc Abrams, Bernie Brown, Sandro de Piscopo, Franz Elsen, Ben Zwart, Jean-Yves Candela, Vittorio Matteucci, Fabio Fecchio, Alberto Negroni, Enrico Crivellaro, Michael Hill, Maurizio Caldura, Michele Giacomazzi, Marco Strano, Andrea Memoli, Ruggero Robin, Enrico dal Bosco, Claudio Bertolin, Massimo Salvagnini, Ego Filotto, Ascanio Scano, Marco Catinaccio, Dario Volpi, Maurizio Scomparin, Guido Torelli, Roberto Beggio, Bruno Cesselli, Otello Savoia, Roberto Soggetti, Marco Pandolfi, Davide Tiso, Mauro Visentin, Gianluca Carollo, Pietro Pastore and many others skilled artists, many of them still present in the current line ups of the bands including Davide Piovesan himself: in first place EPHEL DUATH, whose last work "The Painter's Palette" (released 05\2003) has been enthusiastically welcome by international specialized press and live performed with wide success in Italy and all over Europe (www.ephelduath.net, www.earache.com, www.elitistrecords.co.uk, www.drumsportal.com) and moreover, Vittorio Matteucci Jang Band, Davide Piovesan Acoustic Workers, Davide Piovesan Electric Workers and others. Durin' last decade, along with an intense educational work (he's about now to start a brand new collaboration with Accademia di Musica Moderna-Franco Rossi Drum School), he had the chance to perform numerous live concerts, to take part in radio interviews and recordings in Italy and abroad, to get positive reviews on authoritative specialized magazines ("Modern Drummer", between others), to win a Bronze Plaque at "Leon d'Oro" in Venezia with electric jazz band Hojaraska, takin' part at 2002 and 2003 editions of "Perugia Classico" with his own line ups of Davide Piovesan Acoustic Workers. Formerly endorser for "Mosaico Drums", since 1998 collaborating with "Ufip Cymbals".

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