ABOUT ME

"... I would not see bad Ballardini in the role of composer for Italian artists, such is his taste for harmonic research."

RAW & WILD

 

"Roots is in effect a "Venus Isle" of Eric Johnson reinterpreted in Italy. I do not think there is nothing more to add, then must buy for every lover of the electric guitar "

ROCK METAL ESSENCE

 

"Roots" is, surely, a jewel of the highest level: acoustic guitars, electric, jazz, blues, funk, this album is really everything. What you can define a successful job "

ITALIA DI METALLO

 

"The style of Ballardini reminiscent of other great figures of six strings, like Andy Timmons, Eric Johnson and Michael Lee Firkins, he blends funky blues with shredding fusion. Technique and sweetness, in short: the perfect recipe for to showcase their technical qualities without boring the listener. If you add to this the professionalism of the guests, this work is a real treat ... "

METALLIZED

 

"... A big axeman Paolo Ballardini, who takes on his difficult mission to seek the right balance between a high level of technicality raids and the need artistic composition. In many they try, few succeed and Paolo is one of these ... so much study, a curriculum impeccable (culminating with the role of lead guitar in the musical Mamma Mia Abba, in its 200 replicas in the National Theatre of Milan ...) "

GIORNALE METAL

TV SHOWS

  • I MIGLIORI ANNI  (RAI 1 - season 2017)

  • I MIGLIORI ANNI  (RAI 1 - season 2016)

  • STAR  ACADEMY  (RAI 2 - season 2012)

MUSICALS - ROCK OPERAS

  • EXCALIBUR  (european tour with John Helliwell and Jesse Siebenberg from SUPERTRAMP, Martin Barre from JETHRO TULL, Michael Sadler from   SAGA,Maggie Reilly from Mike Oldfield band,  John Kelly, Moya Brennan ecc..)

  • SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER  (Italy tour 2016/17)

  • JERSEY BOYS  (Italy tour 2016)

  • JERSEY BOYS  (Paris - one month of shows at "Folies Bergère")

  • CAPTAIN KID  (France shows)

  • MAMMA MIA!  (over 200 shows at "Teatro Nazionale" in Milan)

 

ARTISTS

  • FAUSTO LEALI & MARCELLA BELLA  ( Toronto, Canada)

  • ALAN SIMON (concerts in France)

  • MARGHERITA ZANIN   (acoustic show-cases in Italy, Malta, UK)

  • TIBERIO FERRACANE   (acoustic show-cases in Italy)

  • MONODIA   (pop band - tour in Italy, Greece, Montenegro)

 

MAIN INTERNATIONAL CONCERTS/EVENTS

  • NANTES CARNEVAL ( one week of shows on the King's chariot  supporting the breton artist Alan Simon )

  • UN PALCO PER AMATRICE ( guitarist in the orchestra, MD U.Iervolino. Playing for italian pop artists Marina Rei, Valerio Scanu, Antonio Maggio, Giovanni Caccamo)

  • MUSIC FOR NEPAL - Citè de Nantes (charity concert playing with Jeremy Spencer from FLETWOOD MAC)

  • BIG BANG - Citè d'espace, Nantes

  • COSMOMUSICA - Athens

  • ROCK TARGATO ITALIA (Playing with  italian pop band MONODIA)

  • CONCERT SURPRISE - Celtic Rock Progressive Dedale (Vannes, Bretagne)

MAIN GUITAR FESTIVALS

  • CBE FESTIVAL - Genoa (IT)

  • GUITARS & BEYOND - Milan (IT)

  • HENDRIX DAY - Brescia (IT)

  • GUITAR JOURNEY - S.Bartolomeo (IT)

  • BEATLES DAY - Camogli (IT)

  • ENTRO JAZZ - Villanova D'Albenga (IT)

GUITAR TEACHING

 

  • LONDON GUITAR LESSON (London - UK)

  • ON STAGE MUSIC SCHOOL (Savona - IT)

  • YEPP (Loano - IT)

  • SCUOLA SAN GIORGIO (Cervo -  IT)

  • SCUOLE MEDIE BORZOLI (Genoa - IT)

  • SCUOLA PROGETTO MUSICA (Genoa - IT)

  • SCUOLA BAGOON (Genoa - IT)

  • SCUOLA LA NOTA BLU (Tortona - IT)

  • ACCADEMIA DELLA MUSICA DI GENOVA (Genoa - IT

  • COLUMNIST FOR "GUITAR CLUB" (Italian magazine)

 

ENDORSEMENTS

 

  • ZOOM

  • MOOER

  • SUHR

  • MN GUITARS

  • PICKUPMAKERS

  • ESSETIPICKS

PRODUCTIONS I WORKED FOR

© 2018 Paolo Ballardini - Created by Francesca Del Cupolo