Carlo BarileCarlo Maria Barile was born in Ferrara in 1989. At age eight he began to study drums under Michele Di Monte. At age 10, he began classical and jazz piano studies under Vito Di Modugno. At age 13 he began his studies in organ and organ composition at the conservatory of Bari, under Professor Margherita Quarta. He received his degree in organ and organ composition with the highest grades and special honors.
Carlo - for the session summer 2009 - has been the only admitted one to the "Konzertexamen" at the Hochschule für Musik (music college) in Detmold/Germany, where he studies with Prof. Tomasz Adam Nowak. In 2004 he won the European Music competition "Rocco Rodio" in the Young Organists category. In 2006, he won the Italian National Competition "Città di Viterbo" in the category of Student Organists. In summer 2006, following a workship with the faculty of Boston's Berklee College of Music, which took place in Perugia at the Umbria Jazz Festival, he won a scholarship for a summer course at the prestigious American college. In fall 2006 he won first prize in the European Competition "Rocco Rodio" in the young organists category. In 2007 he received his diploma for the summer course at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and he had the opportunity to play in Boston and New York.
Since 2005 he has participated in concerts of both classical music and jazz, both on organ and piano, and has been intensely involved in activities related to jazz, organ and composition. In November 2008, Carlo made his debut tour of New York, including a week at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), a recital at the famous Steinway Hall, and collaborations with well-known artists including vocalists Keisha St. Joan, Lorraine Lofaso, Elena Camerin, Marti Mabyn, sax/flute player Carol Sudhalter, drummers Victor Jones, Jimmy Cobb, Roberto Pistolesi, Kaori Yamada, Rob Garcia, and bassist Antonio Cervellino.
Carlo came back to New York for his second tour in May 2009; in this period he played again at Steinway Hall and other important places like St. Peter's Church and Flushing Library Auditorium, with Carol Sudhalter and other famous artists. Also in the same period, he first played and recorded his "Manhattan Suite", work in five movements for piano, dedicated to the architectural history of Manhattan, impressions and feelings. He recorded in Italy with Mike Stern. He played for the 27th edition of the International Organ Festival of Lecce and Salento, and for two "Angelus Konzerte" at the Lambertikirche in Münster (Germany).
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