Stefano Panunzi was born in Rome and now lives in Torvaianica (Rome, Italy).
He studied flute at the “S.Cecilia” Conservatory of Rome and Pedagogy of Musical Education. His musical career began in television, cinema and opera starting at an early age singing for the R.A.I. (Italian State Television) chorus, and later with the ARCUM chorus.
As a flautist he performed in concerts as part of a quintet. As a vocalist he was involved in the works of some famous conductors among whom Nino Rota, G. Pretre, Ennio Morricone, G.L. Tocchi. E. Macchi.
During the ‘70s and ‘80s, Stefano has been involved in rock and New Wave music, performing in some groups as a keyboardist. Later he began to work on soundtrack music for various types of short films for television, instruction and performances in general. Since 1980 he is teacher of musical education in secondary schools.
Between 1993 and 2001 Stefano composed the music for some films and for a theatre performance at Spoleto International Festival.
Since 1997 he is a member of the Rome based group Fjieri. The band made his first pubblic appearance in Assisi, on September 6 th 1997, opening the show for the International Peace Festival. Currently the band is getting ready to mix the first CD under the artistic direction of Richard Barbieri.
His solo discographic debut, Timelines, recorded between Italy, Germany, United Kingdom and Japan and published by RES - Registrazioni e Suoni, features international guest musicians like Mick Karn (Japan, Rain Tree Crow), Gavin Harrison (Dizrhytmia, Porcupine Tree, Mick Karn), Haco (Happines Proof, Hoahio, Kam-pas-nel-la, Mescaline Go-Go, After Dinner, Guigou Chenevier), Peter Chilvers (No Man, A Marble Calm, Bowness/Chilvers, Henry Fool, Darkroom, Alias Grace), Mike Applebaum (Randy Brecker, Stan Getz, Gil Evans, Leonard Bernstein, Ennio Morricone, Ivano Fossati), Sandra O'Neill (Alias Grace, A Marble Calm, Bernard Hoskin), Markus Reuter (Centrozoon, Europa String Choir, Pat Mastellotto) and the italians Nicola Alesini (Glen Velez, Hans Joachim Roedelius, David Sylvian, Roger Eno, David Torn, Harold Budd, Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri), Daniele Iacono (Jovanotti, Tiromancino, Ron, Paola Turci, Niccolò Fabi, Aladnah, Daniele Groff) and Giacomo Anselmi (Antonello Salis, Dario Deidda, Nuova Tribù Zulù). 11 tracks featuring polished sounds and arrangments including songs, ambient, jazz and rock with many guest free to express their own styles.
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