I’m Barbara Piperno, italian flutist. Welcome to my website!
Here’s some of my musical projects:
Choro de Rua (Brazilian instrumental music duo)
Regional Matuto (Brazilian instrumental music quartet)
Ban Ensemble (classical trio)
Giovanni Guaccero & Choro de Rua (original compositions trio)
Circolo Odeon (Brazilian instrumental music quintet)
Piperno-Costantini duo (Traditional Chinese music)
Barbara Piperno, born in 1980, started studying music at the age of 5.
She graduated in flute at Conservatorio G. Rossini in Pesaro (Italy) in 1996.
Her classical music career started winning a national competition called “Concorso Nazionale città di Sannicandro Garganico” as a soloist and some international competitions with a chamber ensemble called Cherubino Flute Ensemble, with whom she recorded several CDs and performed in many concerts in Italy and abroad.
She played and she still occasionally plays in some orchestras and she is a member of the classical trio Ban Ensemble and of The BeatLess Chamber Orchestra.
In 2003 Barbara also discovered her voice as a further mean to express herself and began to experiment other musical genres. She has been developing a deep passion for Brazilian popular music since 2005, but the encounter with Choro occurred only in 2011.
The following year, after a journey of study and research in Brazil, she recorded a CD made up of old choros with Choro de Rua group. In 2013 she released an album with the quintet Circolo Odeòn (about classical choros and some Italian popular pieces of Liscio Romagnolo reinterpreted with a “choristic” accent) and a second CD with Choro de Rua project, in duo with the Brazilian 7-string guitar player Marco Ruviaro, entitled Aeroplanando.
In 2015 she recorded another CD called “A roda dos planetas errantes” made up of compositions of the Italian pianist and composer Giovanni Guaccero (some of them are choros), together with him and Marco Ruviaro. She’s literally trying to spread Choro around the world.
In 2017 she started the new project Regional Matuto, a quartet of Choro with original compositions and some classic tunes. Its debut was in Germany, at the end of January. The other three great musicians are Marco Ruviaro at the mandolin, Fernando de La Rua at the 7-string guitar and Marco Zanotti at the pandeiro and cajon.