Italian pianist-bandoneonist-composer Daniele di Bonaventura has always been an
improvisor - in spite (or because?) of his classical training in composition: he studied piano,
then cello, later composing and conducting. It was only later he discovered his bandoneon.
His work has always extended from classical to contemporary, from jazz to tango and world
music, and film, theatre and dance projects.
Considered the best Italian bandoneonist, di Bonaventura has played in Europe, Africa, Asia
and South America, working with Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollani, Omar Sosa, Dino Saluzzi,
etc. etc. He composed and played his Suite for bandoneon & orchestra with the Orchestra
Filarmonica Marchigiana and the Orchestra del Teatro V. E. di Messina.
Di Bonaventura has recorded over 50 CDs. For harmonia mundi he composed Sine Nomine
for bandoneon and string 4tet. He featured on Miroslav Vitous’ Universal Syncopation II
(ECM), winner of the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2017. He recorded Mistico
Mediterraneo with Paolo Fresu and Corsican vocal ensemble A Filetta (ECM). In 2013 he
released Nadir (tǔk music). In 2014 he contributed to the music of Ermanno Olmi’s film
Torneranno i prati. In 2015 ECM released In maggiore (with Fresu); the recording session
was filmed by Fabrizio Ferraro; the documentary Wenn aus dem Himmel… was
internationally screened and released as DVD. His latest CD is Garofani Rossi made of
popular songs of revolution and Resistance, re-arranged for his 4tet Band’Unión.