Biography

 

Born in Fermo (Italy). Begins to study music and play the organ when very young. Starts playing the guitar at the age of 14.

Studies guitar, jazz and improvisation, Russian language and literature, Philosophy. Obtains a 3 years course diploma in Jazz guitar with Garrison Fewell of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Specializes in jazz guitar with Fabio Zeppetella and in improvisation techniques with Ramberto Ciammarughi. Jazz Arrangement in Fermo Conservatory. Self taught in oud playing (Arabian lute). Degree in Russian language and literature first at the University of Lomonosov in S. Petersbourgh and then at Macerata University. Attends a 3 yr seminary on the Philosophy of Aesthetics organized by the philosopher Giorgio Agamben.

Plays in many festivals and international seasons (Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, France, Russia, Morocco, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, South Africa, etc.)

COLLABORATIONS


Mauro Pagani, Ramberto Ciammarughi, Mike Stern, Darius Brubeck, Walter Blanding, Daniele Di Bonaventura, Mike Rossi, Guilherme Ribeiro, Frank Petrilli, Deborah Tanguy, Massimo Manzi, Marc Duby, Mike Campbell, Kesivan Naidoo, Dave Ridgeway, Lee Thompson, Amanda Tiffin, Andrew Ford, James Thompson, Garrison Fewell, Reverend Lee Brown, Dimitar Bodurov, Andreas Tausch, George Tausch, Walter Singer, Dimitris Janopulos, Altin Shehu, Leonard Canhasi, Nesim Maxhuni, Emir Plava, Maria Dimitrijevic, Gastone Pietrucci, Jovica Jovanovski, Zoran Pavlovski, Oliver Duev, Enrico Bracco, Stefano Paolini, Gionni Di Clemente, Fabrizio Mandolini, Stefano Nunzi, Andrea Nunzi, Massimo Manzi, Roberto Desiderio, Jon Hazilla, Rick Di Muzio, Paul Del Nero, Stefano Mora, Susanna Stivali, Carmelo Coglitore, Alfredo Laviano, Felice Del Gaudio, Max Ferri, Roberto Piermartire, Massimo Morganti, Simone La Maida, Gabriele Pesaresi, Samuele Garofoli, Giovanni Guidi, Walter Monini, Ludovico Carmenati, Luciano Monceri, Gianluca Gentili, Carlo Marchionni, Enrico Del Gaudio, Antonio Iasevoli, Vittorio Pepe, Alessandro Paternesi, Emanuele Evangelista, Emilio Marinelli, Stefano Ricci, Eugenio De Signoribus, Clio Pizzingrilli, Andrea Cavalletti, Franca Grisoni, Umberto Fiori, Valerio Magrelli, Giancarlo Majorino, Enrico Testa, Attilio Lolini, Claudio Damiani, Raffaello Baldini, Fernando Bandini, Giovanni Raboni, Enzo Siciliano, Franco Contorbia, Ermanno Krumm, Antonella Anedda, Massimo Gezzi, Maurizio Marotta, Angelo Ferracuti, Eraldo Affinati, Laura Pariani, Daniele Garbuglia, Claudio Piersanti, Gilberto Severini, Nedet Adabag, Franco Maria Jasiello, Lüsa Mäntimyes, Francesco Scarabicchi, Massimo Raffaeli, Alessandro Perfetti, Mara Baronti, Eugenio Allegri, Stefano De Bernardin, Elisa Ravanesi, Giuseppe Piccioni, Alessandro Perfetti, Marco Cruciani, Raffaele Murani, Giordano Viozzi, Maurizio Galimberti.


Both as author and leader as side-man he has recorded and released several cds:


AS AUTHOR and LEADER

“Limanaquequa” (promoaudio, 1998)
“Triobù” – D. Di Bonaventura – R. Zechini – A. Ricci (ultrasuoni, 1998)
“Carla danza in un’altra romagna” (lestanzedellaluna, 2001)
“Pietraltrove” (artenomade, 2003)
“RobertoZechini-Ras Lhanut” (promoaudio, 2004)
“Il mare a destra” (with the poet Massimo Gezzi, promoaudio, 2005)
“Bruto” (widesound, 2009)
“Poesia in giardino” (Antologia 1998-2010, Pequod, 2010)
“Prima della verità” – E. De Signoribus – R. Ciammarughi – R. Zechini – P. Menzolini – (Rafux, 2010)
“Eresia-GiovannaDark” (Sineglossa, 2011)
“Bruto – in altre forme “ (Transeuropa – Feltrinelli, 2011)
"Fermata obbligatoria", Vertex 5et (notami jazz, 2012)
"A deep surface" (Artist Signed records - Notami jazz, 2013)

AS SIDEMAN


“Daniele Di Bonaventura trio” (promoaudio, 1997); “Mezereum” (mezereum, 2000)
“Influenze” (Leart, 2008);"Fermata obbligatoria", Vertex 5et (notami jazz, 2012)
"Ramo dei fiori" S. Garofoli 4et (RaRa records, 2014)

Pubblications with: Rara Records Transeuropa-Feltrinelli, Artist-Signed Records, Notami jazz, Widesound, Artenomade, Lestanzedellaluna, promoaudio, Leart, Rafux, Mezereum, Sineglossa, Marka, Nostro Lunedì, Mano, Il fanalino, etc.


He translated and introduced russian poet Osip Mandel'stam' "Poesie per bambini", published for the first time in italy by "Il Fanalino", directed by the writer Daniele Garbuglia.
He is the leader of many formations (Roberto Zechini-limanaquequa; Robozec Treibhaus 4et, Roberto Zechini-Ras Lhanut; etc.)

MOVIE & THEATER


RobertoZechini-limanaquequa plays in the sound-track of Giuseppe Piccioni's film "Luce dei miei occhi".
Roberto Zechini is the author of music of "Eresia", by Sineglossa.