Eugenio Mirti was born in Torino in 1972 and developed his musical talents studying jazz guitar with Luigi Tessarollo and rock guitar with Jose Perfetto.
Earning his certificate in music theory at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Torino, Italy, Eugenio perfected his skills following many seminars including those hosted by B. Buethe, J. Batten, S. Morse, S. Gibellini, M. Petracca and B. Kessel; he also attended courses offered by Boston’s Berklee College of Music at the Umbria Jazz satellite school in Perugia, Italy in 1994.
In 1995 he started the rock band Matka which recorded two albums, “Lavorare Stanca” in 1998 and “Zen Number 3″ in 2000. This group performed in over 100 concerts all over Italy and has received flattering reviews by many music magazines (“Music which seems to stand up to the firm conviction of a project. . . . it’s wonderful to be able to listen, once in a while, to a group which doesn’t try to reproduce other people’s sounds” “Anyway, Eugenio Mirti is a fantastic composer” “…they don’t care about all of the committed rock styles and they head straight for their own road” “The Torinese group interprets a dynamic and immediate language“.
In 2001 Matka split and the Eugenio Mirti Trio was formed, and the record “Piccolo Uragano” came out in October 2005.
In 2005 eugenio met Chiara Onida and together they planned a new band, Ropa 11, whose first album “Infrangibile”, came out on may 2006. The band toured US (Nevada) on december 2006 and recorded a second cd “Mark III”, in february 2008, and a third “Amazing Stories” in april 2010. In 2013 together with Marco Giaccaria and Sergio Ponti Eugenio developed the Collettivo Apostrophe trio, in order to explore ethnic and avant-garde sounds, and the trio published in november 2013 “Sempre più lontano”, their first CD. In 2014 will come out Eugenio’s first guitar solo CD and a record dedicated to the work of Prince, “Minneapolis Standard vol. 1″.
“Un progetto interessante e nel contempo perfettibile, caratterizzato da luci e ombre ma positivo nel suo spirito d’avventura e ricerca” (la luna di alfonso)
“Nei cinquanta minuti di Sempre più lontano c’è un enciclopedico orizzonte espressivo” (Jazzit)
“che si tratti di “amazing stories” probabilmente è vero, nel senso di mirabolanti, sbalorditive, sorprendenti,”
“Storie sorprendenti, strabilianti, che fanno rivivere, contemporaneamente, il jazz dell’America degli anni venti, il rock degli Stati Uniti degli anni sessanta e le sonorità fusion più vicine ai giorni nostri”
Il Popolo del Blues
“formazione dedita alle sonorità jazz rock settantiane, ma in grado di attualizzarle grazie a una decisa ispirazione compositiva e di arrangiamento”
“una musica che aggrega sonorità crudamente rock e dagli echi psichedelici, ballad jazz, frammenti funky e canzoni indie rock”
Eugenio is one of the most well known music teachers in the Torino and Piedmont area; he teaches at Notabene Music School (Torino and Ivrea), at Istituto Civico “Città di Rivoli” and at Scuola Civica “Carl Orff” (Piossasco).