Accordionist and composer
Maurizio Minardi is a composer, pianist and accordionist, lived in London from 2008 to 2016 and currently based in Paris.
Maurizio completed his studies in piano, organ and composition at the Conservatorio ‘Martini’ Bologna, Italy. He perfected his jazz studies through workshops with Barry Harris, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Danilo Rea and Simone Zanchini.
Maurizio founded, composed, produced and arranged the music for the electronic pop group ‘Oz’ and the jazz-tango group Quartetto Magritte, recording four and three albums respectively.
In 2011, he also produced and released the electroacoustic album Works
Italian broadcaster Rai has published Maurizio's album 'Tangology', comprising songs inspired by tango.
In 2010 the Sonnambula is included in the soundtrack of USA movie 'Mango Tango'
In 2012 Maurizio recorded at Livingston Studios (London) and released his piano trio CD, 'My Piano Trio', with Nick Pini and Jason Reeve.
He has also been on tour with the Royal Shakespeare Company during the early part of 2012.
In 2013 he released his accordion quartet album 'The Cook, the Clown, the Monk and the Accordionist', recorded in London with Nick Pini, Jason Reeve , Shirley Smart and Marco Quarantotto
In July 2014 he opened a concert by Suzanne Vega at a Festival Wuerzburg (Germany)
In 2015 he released his new album 'Piano Ambulance' with Shirley Smart (cello), Nick Pini (double bass) and Jason Reeve (drums). With support of Arts Council and Jazz Services he started a UK tour from March 2015.
With 'Melange', he recorded the outstanding album 'Via Maris'.
In spring 2016 he had a tour of 34 concerts with Akkordeonale Germany Tour
From 2017 he moved in Paris and released a new album on Nov 2020 with the french violinist Gabriel Bismut, under the artistic direction of Marc Berthoumieux.
At the same time he formed a new piano trio, with Thomas Delor on drums and Maurizio Congiu on double bass, with the expectation of releasing a new album to 2023.
For our label, he recorded the album "Le Chat Brel" as accordionist and co-composer.
Photo: Stefano Candito