Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Raul Di Blasio - Musica Fantasa



Raúl di Blasio (born 1949, in Zapala, Argentina), is an Argentine pianist.
Raúl di Blasio showed a great interest in piano at the age of six. After his parents' recommendations that he should study music, he began to pursue piano as a career.
Di Blasio practiced piano alongside his teachers for more than four years. Having difficulty in purchasing a piano, he also relied on readily available sources of music such as whistling with his father, which helped develop the sort of melodies he employs in his work.
This was the beginning of di Blasio's career in music. He had early formation in the Classic Technique, but he equally enjoys popular music. He admits that when he was 17 years old he was part of the rock movement with phenomena such as The Beatles. However, his parents asked him to pursue university studies and have a degree-based career in his life.
The next step for him was to leave his hometown and go to Buenos Aires, where at age 20, he began practicing music 12 hours straight per day. He comments: "I felt the wings on my fingers".
Di Blasio is someone who thrives on constant change in his life. At the age of 27 he recognized that something different was going on with him personally. Feeling a surge of energy and hyperactivity, he decided to move to Chile, where he began playing traditional music, Rock, and Classic Notes. He composed his own melodies and worked as a pianist in a bar, confessing he scraped by to survive... but that he was happy.
Two years later someone suggested that he produce an album, which he accomplished with his own resources. The production did not have enough success, however. Then, a producer from the record company bcs-s in Chile contracted with di Blasio and his second album was born. This album included Latino-American music.

Duets

Di Blasio has made duetes with Alejandro Fernandez, Jose Jose, Armando Manzanero, Marco Antonio Muniz,Yolandita Monge, Julio Iglesias, Rocio Durcal, Juan Gabriel, Michael Bolton, Los Tri-o,José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma", Christian Castro, Vargas de Tecalitlán, Jose Feliciano, El Concorcio, London Symphony Orchestra, Fernando De La Mora , Wendy Pedersen, and more