Electric Guitar Music
Lelio Padovani, from Parma, northern Italy, teaches rock /
metal and fusion guitar at several Italian music schools. He began playing in
his early teens, learning every Beatles song he could; then played briefly bass
(influenced by The Who’s John Entwistle) and even drums before choosing the
electric. At first self-taught, he graduated at Accademia di Musica Moderna
with Alex Stornello.
He attended the "National Guitar Workshop", studying
with Harry Jacobson and Chris Amelar. In the same period he attended a sound
engineering course at one of Italy’s main recording studios. He composed and
played songs in various local bands, all getting good press and guesting on
local TV. His instrumental tracks were reviewed on "Guitar World",
in Mike Varney’s "Hometown Heroes" column. His early instrumental
demos were also reviewed by many Italian music mags.
In 1995 he performed in Milan in the "Symphony for 100
Guitars" by contemporary classical composer Rhys Chatham. He wrote for
Italian guitar mags, getting to interview John Petrucci and Stef Burns, and
was the interpreter to one of Jennifer Batten’s clinics in Italy.
His first instrumental CD, “"nknown Evolution", was
recorded at his home studio and presented at a major music fair in Italy in
2002. The personal web site, www.leliopadovani.com,
features mp3s, a big links section, a bio with pics, free guitar lessons and
He has recently recorded and produced a four-song CD for his
band A2A, a progressive instrumental trio where he also plays bass and synth
guitar. He is currently releasing his new instrumental CD, "The Big Picture",
8 songs featuring lots of guitars and produced at his home studio. His favorite
guitar players are Eric Johnson, Vinnie Moore, George Lynch and Joe Satriani.
Unknown Evolution, 2002;
Additional link: Branimir
Bane Lokner - recenzija albuma "The Big Picture"