Project Description

Riccardo Frediani

Riccardo Gregorio Frediani was born in Milan on February 29th 1996.

He began composing pieces on the piano at the age of 17 and performed at the opening of the Expo concert at the Sforzesco Castle in Milan, playing his first composition entitled “C’era una volta” (“Once upon a time”).

He took part in numerous events, among which the concert “Milano Solo”, held by the pianist/cellist Piero Salvatori at the Giuseppe Verdi Auditorium in Largo Mahler in Milan. Among the guests of the event there were also Ornella Vanoni and Mario Lavezzi. He participated also to different solidarity initiatives, including San Vittore Prison, the Jannacci homeless house and the Redaelli Hospital in Milan.

On October 14th 2017 he was ammitted to the “Educational Music Academy”, an academy founded and conducted by the Master Roberto Cacciapagli himself.

On November 16th 2017 he performed in his first solo concert in the parish theater of the church “Santa Maria di Caravaggio” in Milan, within the charity project “C’era una volta – Riccardo Frediani per il Camerun” (“Once upon a time – Riccardo Frediani for Camerun”), aimed at financing the construction of the school complex “Nostra Signora di Lourdes” by Father André. The artist had such a success that he attracted the echoes of the national newspapers “La Stampa” and “La Repubblica”, which dedicated two articles to the event.

On March 8th 2018 he performed in Piazza Duomo in Milan together with Jo Squillo and Giusy Versace in occasion of Women’s Day with his composition “Libera”, dedicated to all women victims of violence.

On September 20th 2019 the “Quadrifoglio Tour” started, a series of concerts organized in the Oncology departments of different Italian Hospitals, such as the hospitals of Turin, Varese, Mestre, Venice, Piacenza, Florence. It finished on November 20th at Maugeri Hospital in Pavia. With his music, he gave a moment of happiness to less fortunate people and received considerable appreciation from the patients, family members and nurses.

On January 15th 2020 he released his first EP “Indimenticabile” (“Unforgettable”).

On September 29th 2020 he released his composition “I lost a star”.

The peculiarity and uniqueness of the artist consist in the nature of the pieces he composed and played; in fact, they reflect Riccardo’s everyday life, who found in the piano the bridge to connect his dreams to reality.