LUCA PRINCIOTTA Guitarist From DORO
Luca Princiotta is the guitarist/keyboarder of the Hard Rock band DORO, led by the German singer Doro Pesch.He was born in Como on the 12 July 1982. From ’90 to ’92 he took piano lessons, and when he was 10 he started playing the classic guitar, attending his first lessons at Seddio Music School in Lugano (Switzerland).
One year later the passion grew up and he moved to the electric guitar, studying as a self-taught for about 5 years. In 1998 he entered the Sound Check music school in Como (Italy) where he started learning harmony’s notions and getting familiar with Jazz and Blues languages. Willing to improve his music education even more, he took part in 1999 in the “Mister Jazz” festival-clinic in Ravenna: three days of a full-time immersion with the legendary guitar player Scott Henderson.From 2001 to 2003 he studied in Como’s “Nerolidio” civic Music School, attending the professional course.
Between 2004 and 2006 he studied with the Jazz player Alessio Menconi, and then entered Milano’s prestigious “CPM” Academy Music School, studying with Maestro Tony De Gruttola and graduating in 2009. In 2004 Luca joined the band Clairvoyants, who released in 2009 their debut album: “Word To The Wise”. Their new album “The Shape Of Things To Come” (February 2012) has just been released and confirms the quality of the band, getting them more and more into the spotlight of the rock/metal scene.
From 2004 to 2007 Luca Princiotta played with Blaze Bayley, former Iron Maiden singer, and through the years he’s been collaborating with many world acclaimed artists like Andre Matos (ex Angra), Jorn Lande (ex Malmsteen), Chris Caffery (Savatage), Dennis Stratton (ex Iron Maiden) or Tarja Turunen (ex Nightwish), just to mention a few. His touring has taken him all over the world, playing in major international cities like New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Moscow, Madrid, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Beijing, Tokyo, Rome and many more.Luca is also producing a Rock Opera written by Clairvoyants’ front man Gabriele Bernasconi, an ambitious project featuring many international guests. Besides these commitments he’s constantly on tour with the multi-awarded German singer Doro Pesch, and the new album will be ready very soon.