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 (https://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). https://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. https://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: http://www.pietroquilichini.com