We're delighted to welcome the latest addition to the Ballegro Music Library, the young and talented jazz pianist, composer and ballet arranger Emanuele Lucchisani. You will love his creative arrangements of some of the most well-known tunes, guaranteed to lift up your ballet class with his sensitive, musical and virtuosic playing.
I met Emanuele in person in Vancouver during his cross-Canada trip in 2018. I was the Company Pianist at Ballet BC when Emanuele contacted us and arranged to play for a class as his audition. I was immediately mesmerized by his musicality and sensitivity right from the beginning of class with the Warm-up and the Pliés. He didn’t follow any sheet music that would block him from the dancers; he watched the dancers and the exercises attentively and just improvised a series of original, beautiful and suitable music for the class. His rhythm was enlivening, his harmony was colourful and his music BREATHED with the dancers! It was a magical class and his talent was deeply registered in me since that day.
Born in Naples, Italy, on May 16, 1988, Emanuele Lucchisani studied under Salvatore Corini at the Conservatoire of Music Giuseppe Martucci in Salerno, graduating with a diploma in piano in 2011. In 2012, his talents in dance accompaniment would win him a scholarship for the LLP/Erasmus Placement Programme to the Royal Academy of Dance in London, where he will play for some of the most important ballet companies and academies, such as the Royal Academy of Dance, English National Ballet, Ballet Black, Trinity Laban, English National Ballet School, Central School of Ballet, Urdang Academy, Arts Educational, London Amateur Ballet, further improving his skills as a composer and ballet arranger. In 2014, he received his Master’s degree in Dance Accompaniment at the Conservatoire Alfredo Casella in L’Aquila.
Before moving to France, where he is actually currently playing for the École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes, he lived in Rome from 2014 to 2018, playing for the Teatro dell’Opera and for the Balletto di Roma.
Emanuele's Albums: Magic Ballet Class, Christmas Ballet Class
Want to kickstart your year with a fun and magical music playlist? As we return to school and start another year of training, you will soon find Emanuele’s Magic Ballet Class album with all your familiar Disney songs in our music library! This playlist is sure to put a smile on you and your students’ face!
Want to light up your class and keep the momentum flowing before the holiday break? In November, we will be releasing Emanuele’s Christmas Ballet Class album with his jazz arrangements of your old and new Christmas favorites. Your class will love you for this seasonal playlist!
We at Ballegro strive to bring you the best music while you teach and practice. We hope we make each day better and more inspiring for you!