Ph. Walter Zupa
Ph. Walter Zupa

Graduated with honours in Classics (about the use of computers in Archaeology) he is also graduated from the Academy of Music in Jazz Music. Pianist, composer, he studied with the maestros Davide Santorsola, Roberto Ottaviano, Luigi Giannatempo, Nico Girasole, Vito Andrea Morra, Andrea Gargiulo, Antonio Zambrini.

His compositions for ensemble have been performed in musical events such as “Bari in Jazz” and “Talos Festival” where he played in the “Improbabilband” orchestra with whom he recorded the CD “Grido Nero”.

He has been working for years with the theatre company “Schegge D’Ortaet” under the direction of Marco De Santis at CUTAMC (University Centre for the theatre, Visual arts, Music, Cinema), scoring: “La Tredicesima Notte”, “Chi ha ucciso Mary Poppins?”, “Staging Shakespeare”, “Waiting for Contemporary Theatre”.

In 2013, with his company, he was awarded the first prize in the international festival of production, in Trento with “Le nozze di Figaro”.

In 2004 he takes part as session man in the recordings for the soundtrack of the movie film “Volevo solo dormirle addosso” by Eugenio Cappuccio, music by Francesco Cerasi.

He takes part as production secretary in the making of the soundtrack for the first Apulian silent film “Idillio Infranto” , scored by Nico Girasole.

In 2011he records the EP “Endthe Warall” with the band “Averla Piccola”.

In 2013 he entered the Civica scuola di Musica in Milan where he specializes in music for images under the Maestro’s Franco Piersanti guidance, who directs personally his composition.

In 2014 he won a contest by arranging one of the songs of the band “Elio e le storie Tese” in the category “Classical”.

In the years between 2015 and 2016 has worked in the production of the Indipendent-Film "Priso, dove chi entra urla", under the direction of Fabrizio Pastore. With him he composed and arranged part of the Soundtrack. In the same project he also worked as Sound Designer and  Sound Technician.

 In the year 2016 he worked on "Commes les douches dans les Motels”, "Limén" and "iMe and Myself" with the choreographer Ezio Schiavulli. "iMe und Myself" was presented by the "Opéra national du Rhin" in the Strasburg Opera Theatre .

Currently he lives in Cologne where teaches Piano and Harmony for the german music school "Musikonnektion".