Solitary Places is Stefano's debut album, out now on all digital platforms. It was recorded at Metropolis Studios in London with the support of the hClub Emerging Creatives programme.
It is a work that blurs the lines between classical tradition, cinematic and electronic to bring contemporary classical music to a new audience.
“I wrote Solitary Places as a statement of hope. I wanted to create something which is beautiful and uplifting as well as intimate. I was inspired by the feeling of being in remote places where it is possible to gain a new hopeful perspective on our reality”.
Stefano is a London-based composer, passionate about writing music that tells a story. He is particularly skilled at composing memorable melodies and writing for flute and strings.
Stefano holds an MA in Composing for Film & TV from the National Film & Television School in the UK, widely considered to be one of the top film schools in the world. He is an accomplished flautist and has a Specialist Certificate in Orchestration for Film & TV from Berklee College of Music where he was awarded a Celebrity Online Scholarship.
Recently, Stefano composed the music for the “The Fisherman, the Wife and the Piano”, a Japanese feature documentary for national TV produced by NHK, broadcast in February 2024.
In 2022, wrote the music for the pilot episode of Cabala, the new series produced by Cattleya&Premio Solinas and released on RaiPlay. Cabala is an urban-fantasy anthology series questioning reality and faith with a touch of magical realism.
In 2018, Stefano worked on a 5-part documentary series Al Murray: Why Does Everyone Hate The English? which was shown on The History Channel.
He also composed the score for the film Dead Birds (2018), starring Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones), which was nominated for a Student Academy Award.
Short films he wrote the music for include The Whale Bowl (2017) , Alright (2017) and My Time (2018) which have been among the Official Selection at numerous international film festivals. He also wrote the music for Goathland which was broadcast on UK national television (Channel 4) in 2017.
His score for Dear Mr. Burton (2020) won Best Original Score at the International Sound & Film Music Festival and Best Soundtrack at the White Deer International Film Festival.
In 2019/20, Stefano was selected for Psappha's Composing For Cello Scheme which supported him to write a new composition for solo cello which can be heard here. He was also selected for BFI Network x BAFTA Crew, a year-long talent development programme.
On 20 November 2020, Stefano released his debut album Solitary Places which was made with the support of the h Club London's Emerging Creatives Programme.
Other than music, Stefano enjoys hiking, climbing and, of course, films.