Simone Masina

Simone Masina was born in Bologna in 1976 and as a child demonstrates a precocious artistic talent. Abandoned his graphic-art studies, soon he decides to devote himself entirely to music. After completing his classical studies with doublebass's virtuoso Daniele Roccato, Simone decided to continue studying double bass without abandoning the electric instrument.His versatility led him to explore easily between pop and classical music.

Since 2005 he has been member of the orchestra of the most italian famous TV show, Domenica In, and has collaborated live and in studio with Gino Paoli, Ornella Vanoni, Lucio Dalla, Alexia, Max Gazzè, and so many other italian pop artist.

It's a founding member of Ludus Gravis, a only-of-a-kind group made of 8 double basses, whose artistic direction was curated by the double bass legend Stefano Scodanibbio.

With Ludus Gravis, Simone has recorded for ECM and WERGO and played in the most important European Festival of Contemporary Music. He participated in three European Tour in the band of the american singer/songwriter Bill Toms.

In December 2011 he obtained a Master's degree in Doublebass at the Conservatory of Perugia with a thesis on John Cage, while in 2015 he obtained a second degree in Jazz at the Conservatory of Ferrara with a thesis on the Live­Looping.

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