2022-12-29 – 11:25 h

The well-known and renowned Italian violinist Pierluigi Pietroniro, who participated in the recording of countless soundtracks by Maestro Ennio Morricone and was concertmaster on his European tours from 2001 till 2019, has written a book entitled ‘Il Manuale del Turnista – Tecnica e Cultura dello Strumentista in Sala di Registrazione(The Turner’s Handbook – Technique and Culture of the Instrumentalist in the Recording Room).


Published by Edizioni Efesto in October 2022, the book, which is currently only available in Italian, consists of 220 pages and is dedicated to those who wish to undertake the activity of ‘Turnista’ (professional musician dedicated to the recording of musical pieces in studio). Designed to familiarize them with performance techniques, but also with the culture surrounding this activity, it contains clues on the history of sound recording, current recording and mixing techniques, contracts, copyrights, and performance rights.


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Pierluigi Pietroniro – Brief Biography:

“Graduated in Violin at the Conservatorio ‘S. Cecilia’ in Rome, he specialized with teachers from the Russian school; intense concert activity with the main Roman orchestras and with numerous chamber ensembles, with which he tours all over the world. Founder of the ‘Camerata delle Arti di Roma’, from 1990 to 2000 he organised and produced concerts and musical seasons with the contribution of the former Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment. He collaborates as Spalla and/or Concertino with various orchestras, including that of the Arena di Verona. In 1983, for the film “Once Upon a Time in America” with music by Maestro Ennio Morricone, he began his activity as a session player, participating, over the past 40 years, in the recording of soundtracks by the most important national and foreign composers and producing, among others, the solo for “Life is Beautiful” by Maestro Nicola Piovani, the 1998 Oscar winner for Best Soundtrack. From 2001 to 2019 he toured with Maestro E. Morricone. In 1999 he began his activity as an author, writing stage music for theatre productions, soundtracks for films and television programs. In 2019 he was awarded the Mercurio d’Argento for Best Documentary Soundtrack. This is how Maestro Piovani defines him: ‘you are not a “shift worker”, but an Artist who “also” does shifts’.”