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Name: Loris Lombardo





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Biography: Loris Lombardo was born in Savona, Italy, in 1985. A multi-percussionist, drummer, composer as well as the founder of the first Academy of handpan in Italy and author of the first handpan manual in the world, “HANDPAN. The Complete Manual” (Handpan Manuale Completo). Searcher of sounds and musical timbres, Loris Lombardo’s music is the result of the constant evolution of his experience as a musician, which began with the study of drums and then of classical percussion at the G.F Ghedini Conservatory of Music – where he graduated with full honours -, and soon moved onto the study of traditional multi-cultural music, leading him to gain the knowledge of unconventional concepts and sounds and allowing him to eventually create his own original and groundbreaking style.

Winner of numerous international contests, he has his one-man show: “Handpan & Percussions Concert”. He holds workshops and courses all over Italy and Europe with the aim to spread the culture of this new and captivating instrument – the handpan.

Graduated with full honours in classical percussions from the G.F Ghedini of Cuneo Conservatoire, in drums from the NAM School under Tullio De Piscopo, from Soncino Percussion Academy and also the Ultimate Drum Experience in London. Successively, he dedicated himself to the study of percussion from every part of the world, including India, Turkey and the Middle East. Winner of two international drum and percussion competitions: World Drum Contest 2011 and Percfest 2012.

He has performed his “HANDPAN & PERCUSSIONS CONCERT” in a number of theatres around Europe and has recorded twenty CD’s (one as a solo artist).

A director and teacher at the Handpan & Percussions Academy, where he has also created the first course dedicated to the study of the handpan/hang.

In 2017, he published his book, “Handpan Manuale Completo”, the first method in the world dedicated to the study of the handpan techniques and he performed as soloist in the TV show Italia’s Got Talent, getting a resounding success and standing ovation, acclaimed by the public and praised by the jury (from which he received the unanimous consent), including Claudio Bisio, Luciana Littizzetto, Nina Zilli and Frank Matano.

Loris holds handpan seminars throughout Europe, teaching his innovative approach to playing, a fusion of techniques and rhythms derived from various instruments from all over the world. He writes articles for some of the best Italian drum and percussion magazines; he is sponsored by MEINL PERCUSSION, PEARL and HARDCASE TECHNOLOGIES.

In 2018 he gave life to the brand “Lombardo HANDPAN”, producing handpans in his name.

His musical collaborations include: Andrea Braido (Mina, Vasco Rossi, etc.), Orchestra della Magna Grecia (as a soloist with the singer Simona Molinari), Antonio Marangolo, Clara Moroni (Vasco Rossi), Beppe Gambetta, Carlo Aonzo, Marlene Kuntz, Richard Barbieri, Max Manfredi, etc.

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