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Stefano Travaglini

Described as “a wondrously eclectic talent” in Jazz Journal (UK), Stefano Travaglini is a pianist and composer mostly interested in the fascinating world of improvisation. He has released four albums: The Hungarian Songbook (2013) in which he freely improvises over ancient magyar melodies, Ellipse, solo piano (2017), recorded in Oslo at Rainbow Studio, the result of an hour-long free recording session, considered “a masterwork of improvised music” and “one of the best improvised works of 2017” (All About Jazz), The long line, Two pianos (2019), with pianist M. Coclite, produced by american label Odradek Records and the latest solo album Monk, Fifteen piano reflections (2020), recorded in Paris, dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk. He also graduated in Oboe, Composition and Conducting, having started playing piano at very young age, and has performed in numerous countries around the world. As a leader, Travaglini has toured with his own Quintet and DayDream Trio almost playing original music. The Hungarian Songbook duo (with magyar singer F. Halmos) has performed widely in Europe and America. In 2013 the duo was also one of the 23 finalists at the Terem Crossover International Competition in St. Petersburg. In 2021 won the First prize at “G. Canciani” International Piano Competition for Composers.


First prize at “G. Canciani” International Piano Competition for Composers, 2021


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“Ellipse is a terrific solo piano recording; adventurous, but never over the top, and often quite beautiful.” Karl Ackermann, All about jazz

“Travaglini’s is a wondrously eclectic talent…” Brian Morton, Jazz Journal (UK)

“…Travaglini work’s Monk musical style into something that is uniquely his own.” C. Baber, JazzViews (UK)

“Melody, articulated compositions in real suite, a European dimension, where they meet modern improvisation and writing. Jazz proposed by Stefano Travaglini brings elegance and practice of classical music and combines with the rhythm and the energy of contemporary jazz, without barriers of gender and, above all, sensitivity to the balance between the different souls which compose.” F

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Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

The Long Line

Odradek Records



Notami Jazz


The Hungarian Songbook

Terre Sommerse



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