Dario Carnovale

Dario carnovale, pianist, composer, drummer, born in Palermo Italy in 1979, starts playing music very young, drums at the age of three, piano at five. Since early days he was engaged in study of musical compositions in Conservatoire of Palermo Vincenzo Bellini, under Prof. Alberto Giraldi, where he also studies piano. Then he plays drums in various situations, from orchestra to small jazz combos.

In 1999 – 2000, he joins a Marco Cappeli’s “Fantasia per Ensemble” – a project dedicated to Leo Brouwer – as pianist, drummer and percussionist. In 2003 he graduates at Vincenzo Bellini in percussions with full marks.

In 2004, he studies again classical music under pianist Irene Inzerillo, pupil of Franco Scala, Lazar Berman, Eva Gornostaeva and others.

In July 2006, Carnovale takes part in the 36th edition of jazz seminar held by “Musica Jazz”, where he wins a prestigious scholorship for the 17th meeting of I.A.S.J. (International Association of School of Jazz) directed by David Liebman, representing Italy and Siena Jazz association. Then he meets the Italian Jazz giant: Enrico Rava.
In 2007, he represents once again Italy at “International Jazz meeting” directed by Dave Liebman, with scholorship won at Siena Jazz 2006.

In 2008, his trio wins both the first and the audience prize at “new talent of Italian Jazz” contest in Chicco Bettinardi. In 2010, Carnovale wins the “best soloist” at European Jazz Contest, the first prize alway with the same trio at Barga Jazz Contest 2010, where he is considered as one of the best Italian Jazz pianists by critics and audience:
“Virtuoso and volcanic, with an extraordinary sense of lyricism, that allows him to enchant or overwhelmed all with his uncommon musical energy.”
Since 2008, Carnovale has been on an another project “EXIT FOR THREE”, together with outstanding bassist Yuri Goloubev and Luca Colussi on drums, in the same year they record “EXIT FOR THREE” in Artesuono Recording Studio of Stefano Amerio.


2006年、Musica Jazz主催の第36回ジャズ・セミナーに参加し、第17回I.A.S.J.(International Association of School of Jazz)へのイタリアそしてシエナ・ジャズ協会の代表としての参加と奨学金を獲得。これらがエンリーコ・ラーヴァ(tp)の目に留まり、同氏、そしてフランコ・ダンドレーア(p)、ステーファノ・バッターリァ(p)に師事する機会を得る。
2007年、初作「PENSIERI NOTTURNI – Live in S. Vito」(COMAR 23)を発表。
2008年、ピアチェンツァ・ジャズ・フェスティヴァルのプログラムのひとつ、キッコ・ベッティナルディ・コンクールにて最優秀新人賞を受賞。翌年のエディションでは、ウリ・ケイン=フランコ・アンブロゼッティ「THE WIND」のオープニング・アクトを務める。モントルー・ジャズ・フェスティヴァルのコンクールでは、ソロ・ピアノ部門ファイナリストに選出。