Italian pianist and composer Fabrizio Paterlini is releasing a Deluxe Edition of Riverscape with three additional tracks via Memory Recordings, under exclusive license to M.A.S.T./Believe. It’s being released on International Piano Day, which is held on the 88th day of the year (March 29th in normal years and March 28th in leap years) in celebration of and reference to the 88 keys on a standard piano. Listen to the album here. 

The Deluxe Edition comes with three exclusive songs including ‘Chamber 24’, ‘Jumping On The Stars’ and ‘The Wait’. The brand new tracks are inspired by the flows, rhythms, and stories carried by the water. Described by listeners as emotive, ethereal, and tellingly passionate, Fabrizio has garnered over 229 million + streams across multiple streaming platforms, including Apple Music and Spotify, transporting listeners to surreal, dreamlike landscapes and reinstating a sense of tranquillity through his compositions.Fabrizio Paterlini

Fabrizio Paterlini explains: “The Wait” is certainly the most intimate and whispered piece of the entire record. The piano is fragile just like the entire melodic line, the atmosphere is rarefied, and the piece never resolves until the end when an almost imperceptible closing note marks its conclusion. “Chamber 24” is a piece written while I  was on tour in Paris, the music reflects the French atmosphere and cradles the listener through a celesta riff, later joined by piano and orchestra. “Jumping On The Stars” revolves around a harmonic piano loop, later accompanied by percussive elements and electronic drums. The piece then culminates with an explosion of synthesizers representing the dynamic peak of the song, which then slowly retreats to return to the initial piano riff. I hope you enjoy it.”

The Album Riverscape is a collaboration between Paterlini and Dutch photographer and visual artist Kristel Schneider, coming to fruition from an idea which sparked during the pandemic years. Using Kristel’s photographs of the French Allier River, alongside his own familiar experiences of living on the banks of the PO River in Italy, Fabrizio created a sparkly, complex soundtrack that highlights the languages, smells, and stories embedded in the water’s rich history.


  1. The Wait
  2. ⁠Chamber 24
  3. Jumping On The Stars
  4. Droning Down The River
  5. Riverscape
  6. Be In The Moment
  7. River’s Voice
  8. Colorful Joy
  9. River Flows
  10. Isolated
  11. Misty Dawn On The River
  12. Spring Tales
  13. Discoveries
  14. When Autumn Comes
  15. Water Has Memories
  16. Morning Walk

About Fabrizio Paterlini

It is fitting that composer and pianist Fabrizio Paterlini was born and lives in the ancient northern Italian city of Mantua. A romantic and historically significant centre of musical and artistic excellence, the City’s elegance and cultural depth permeate Paterlini’s exquisite original solo piano compositions. Yet despite Mantua’s unavoidable influence in informing the composer’s work, his cinematic music is far from localised, or even recognizably Italian, instead tapping directly into universal human emotions.

Listeners and critics alike are torn as to how best label Paterlini’s beautiful sound. Neo-classical, Ambient, Minimalist and New Age have all been considered, but it is more pertinent to note some of the adjectives regularly used in appreciation of his sonic palette. Ethereal, soulful, lush, emotive, dreamy, delicate and, tellingly, passionate, all appear with unerring frequency. The composer himself describes his work as “like a glass of red wine on a summer evening,” in awareness of the calming effect of his reflective melodies on the listener.

Paterlini began playing piano at the young age of six years-old. From the first moment he stroked the keys his life irrevocably changed, music becoming “a choice made every day…explored in all its aspects.” And so music and his life’s path became, and remain, inextricably linked; while he progresses as a musician and composer, so his development as a human being runs parallel. Formal study in his chosen artistic endeavour came with five years at Campiani’s Academy, Mantua’s Academy of Arts, from where he graduated in Music Theory.

The 1990s saw Paterlini extensively cutting his teeth as a gigging musician by performing rock classics, pop and jazz in local bands. While playing with these outfits he began to compose music, at this stage principally material of a progressive rock persuasion. As the decade and century drew to a close, Paterlini reached an important decision, being to concentrate exclusively on the piano – the instrument that, in his own words, “best expresses his inner world.” Yet it was not until 2006 that he began composing music for Piano solo.

In the following year his life’s musical journey took a momentous step with the release of his debut Album, ‘Viaggi in Aeromobile’ (Travels by Aircraft) out on the ‘Music Center’ Label. A collection of beautifully structured, graceful mood pieces displaying Paterlini’s natural touch and seemingly effortless talents, the release was warmly received by Italian specialist Press.


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