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Enrico Olivanti

Composer, Guitarist and producer, Enrico Olivanti lives in Berlin. At the beginning of 2009 he founded the quintet under his name, with which he recorded his first record "Sovrumani Silenzi" in November of the same year,. Since 2009 he has been the guitarist of the Marcello Rosa New Sextet and plays alongside the historic Italian trombonist.

In 2011 he is one of the founders of eXit ORCHESTRA, a Rome-based big band with which he released the album "Number One" with music by Marcello Rosa and guests such as Javier Girotto, Fabrizio Bosso, Max Ionata.

In 2014 he released his second album with his quintet, the suite in seven parts "Il Pensiero Positivo", which was performed in Italy, Germany and Austria receiving very positive reviews. His compositional activities lead him to works for solo instruments (piano, bayan accordion), chamber orchestra (Gli Arcadi, SLMC Chamber Ensemble, Synapsis Ensemble), jazz orchestra (HfMDD Jazz Orchestra), symphony orchestra (Saxon State Youth Orchestra, Rome Youth Orchestra, Central Saxony Philharmonic, Dresden Wind Philharmonic) . Experimental music and music for the film, with works performed in different countries and continents of the world including Italy, Germany, Austria, Peru, Spain, United States of America.

In 2019 his first multimedia work SYNPHONIA was premiered in Dresden.

Since October 2020, Enrico Olivanti has been a lecturer in jazz rock pop theory, ear training and arranging at the Dresden University of Music and has been leading his intensive work as a teacher through numerous workshops and master classes in Germany and abroad.

On October 7th 2022 Enrico Olivanti releases his third Album “Love letters beneath the doric tomb” for the Label XJAZZ! Music.

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