Piano player, keyboardist,composer, arranger, orchestra conductor.Riccardo Dalli Cardillo was born in Palermo,Italy; he first studied piano at the Conservatory of Trapani (Italy) then he graduated in piano and orchestration at the University of Music in Rome,Italy.Afterwards he has studied orchestration and orchestra conduction with Masters Gaetano Colajanni, Tony Vella,Gunther Schuller,Billy Russo,Dusko Gojkovic. He worked on many music albums,concerts activities and publications of music education (Basimedia magazine );His arragements include various music genres, from classical, Jazz, Big Band,to Funky and Pop.His methodology range goes from Computer Music Programming to writing for orchestra. Some details of events in which he participated: • Jazz concerts at the Theaters“Europa”,
“Brancaccio”, “Metropolitan” and so on in Palermo, Rome, Italy.
• "SICILIA JAZZ GIOVANI"(broadcast on RAI Television ) with "Dallicardillo quintet". • " MESSINA JAZZ FESTIVAL" with the Jazz Orchestra "Brass Group" conducted by Tony Vella. • Festival "CANTAMARE 87" (Winner with the song "E parliamo un pò di noi" (broadcast by R.A.I. a few months later) in collaboration with
Rino Martinez.• From 1985 to 1992, Jazz fusion concerts for the “TEATRO MASSIMO” in Palermo;• Blues music concerts for piano at Cathedral in Palermo.• On 2000 he performs with the Jazz orchestra “Brass Group”(concert broadcast on R.A.I.sat). • Movie Soundtracks: On 1998 he writes the song "ma io ho te" included in the movie "Soft air". He has conducted the soundtracks composed by Valerio Romeo for the TV movie "Violenza sulla città"(channel 4) and the feature film “La mafia dei nuovi padrini".• He has conducted the pop music orchestra composed by 26 elements on the occasion of the "IV CITY OF PALERMO FESTIVAL",• He has performed on tour with the Synphonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Gaetano Colajanni.
Cooperations: Eumir Deodato, the jazzman Tony Scott, Gianni Bedori(well known as Johnny Sax), Mazinho Ventura, Hans Peter Salentin,Danilo Terenzi, Gaetano Colajanni, Gunther Schuller,Tony Vella, Stefano D'anna, Giorgio Rosciglione, Enzo Randisi, Cinzia Spata, Ignazio Garsia, Orazio Maugeri, Santino D'angelo, Paolo Mappa, Giuseppe Costa, Cristiano Nasta, Andrea Beneventano and so on
I worked for recording studios: " Panastudio productions", "L'altro suono records","Butterfly records", "Martagos digital studio" and long distance session player
I worked as pop music Art Director for "Panastudio productions" and as Director for "Roland music school" in Palermo.
I worked as music teacher for "Basimedia magazine" (strings and horns section learning). The "Futura music" magazine released by its own cd my song: "dietro la serra".