Born in 1982 in Sardinia (Italy) , I started playing guitar when I was 6 years old, taking classical guitar lessons up to 11 years. At the same time, I did the first steps as autodidact with electric guitar.
After High School, I moved to Milan to live-perform and attend the Centro Professione Musica directed by Franco Mussida (P.F.M), where I had the honor to learn from some of the best Italian guitarsts: Michele Quaini, Tony De Gruttola, Luca Colombo, Donato Begotti.
Graduated at C.P.M in June 2007 with honors (10/10).
I partecipated in seminars and workshops held by: Greg Howe, Andy Timmons, Frank Gambale, Maurizio Colonna, Matthias IA Eklundh, Doug Doppler, William Stravato, Alex De Rosso, Salvatore Russo, Massimo Varini, Bebo Ferra, Giacomo Castellano…and many others!
In Sardinia, I performed in several cover bands before to join Obsidjan (prog-metal). We performed in various important events and festivals (including the I-TIM Tour).
From 2003 to 2006, I performed with several cover and tribute bands, around the north of Italy (rock, hard-rock).
From 2004 to 2009, I’ve been the guitarist, composer and co-founder of the prog-metal band The One with assets of the self-produced EP “The Spark”.
From 2007 to 2008, I worked as session player for the Hip Hop band Two Fingerz (Sony/BMG).
In 2009, I attended in the main contest worldwide : Guitar Idol and I reached the top 15.
In 2009, I became a part of HIROFURA (untill 2013), rock-funk band from Milan, with assets of full-lenght “Continua Così” produced by Lorenzo Cazzaniga (http://www.webalice.it/lollocazzaniga/), with the videoclip of the extracted single “Continua Così”.
With HIROFURA, I opened the Elio e le storie tese live at Carroponte (Sesto San Giovanni, Milan) in front of 7000 people. We also opened The Bastards Sons Of Dioniso live and Punkreas live. In 2010, we had a double live-session at MEI (independent music fair in Faenza, Italy) both as electric and unplugged (on air on radio). www.hirofura.it
In 2011, I’ve been the guitarist of the project URokk, with the dj/vj Yan Agusto, wich was a rock/alternative-rock dj-set, with live guitar.
From 2012 to 2013, I performed with the alternative-rock tribute band Mustang.
Since 2013, I collaborate with rapper HEGOKID for the arrangements and recording guitars, bass, acoustic and classic guitars.
Since 2013, I’m the session player (both live and studio) for the female rock-singer Alteria (Rock TV, RnR Radio, Rai 5, Rezophonic), with whom I recordered the debut album “Encore”. We performed throughout Italy for the promotional tour (60 gigs in 1 year). www.alteria.it
Now I’m KLOGR’s guitar player. www.klogr.net
-Since 2008, certified teacher of Modern Music Institute(MMI). Certificate received from Frank Gambale.
-Teacher at 432 Hz Studio (Milano) and Gains Studios (Pavia)
-Private teacher since 2000 (one of the first in Italy, to use Skype for online teaching).
I hold masterclasses and workshops troughout Italy by treating all matters concerning electric guitar (modern techniques, gear and effects, arranging/composing, rhythmic approach).
At the moment, I’m involved in the pre-production of my first album as solo artist.
I’m endorser and demonstrator, at most important national events: Second Hand Guitar Milano, Music Italy Show, Guitar Day, etc for the following brands:
Loud Guitars (guitars)
Laa Custom (amps)
I-Spira pick (pick-up)
Essetipicks (picks) 2008/2010
H.P.S. (cabinets) 2008/2012
Rash Guitar 2008/2009
Masotti Amp Devices 2007/2009
Find me at: www.pietroquilichini.com