"Music is a wonderful language.
Sometimes music can tell you stories that regular words can't"
A Milan-born, Dublin-dwelling improviser, pianist, keyboardist and candidated for Grammy nomination composer Dario Rodighiero is a versatile musician. He left Italy in 2014 to pursue his music career in Dublin, where he performs in live shows, regularly collaborates with a wide range of artists, and composes soundtracks and scores for films and TV shows.
He began learning to play the piano when he was 8, initially with a private teacher and subsequently on his own.
From age 17, he started joining bands and collaborating with other musicians. At 19, he performed for the first time with jazz ensembles, which introduced him to the world of jazz music. He has since written arrangements for studio recordings of albums and singles while also performing in the recordings as a keyboard player. The main aspect of each of his performances is improvisation. Many of his recordings are in fact made of piano improvisations for the most part.
After moving to Dublin in 2014, Dario started his own musical project by founding Miss Phoenix and the Jaffa Cakes a trio that makes retro swing versions of modern pop songs. He is also a keyboard player in several other Dublin-based bands.
He arranged, recorded and performed several singles in London for Ciara Donnelly, talented Irish singer and songwriter.
Passionate about films, Dario found his true vocation when he started composing film scores. He collaborated with the Irish director Cathal Feeney as well as other film producers and directors in Ireland. Recently, several of the movies he scored have been selected for film festivals and competitions.
In 2020 is nominated for best original score at Hollywood Gold Awards, with the music for the Star Wars fan made movie "The Fair Trade".
In 2023 is candidate for Grammy nomination with "Lei attende", one of the main themes for the online game/show "Navigavia".
Some of his previous works include:
Music for a Star Wars documentary "The Millennium Fandom - Italian Fandom Documentary" edited and directed by the italian director Luca Occhi and Eyes Production. - Italy.
Music for a single track "Paranormal Eve" of the new K DeBridge (italian rapper and songwriter) album "Craven Road" and currently working on arrangements and production of a second album - Italy.
Scoring for "Noah's wish" written and directed by Annie Hopkins and produced by Marco Augelli, winner at CKF International Film Festival June 2018 - London UK.
Soundtrack for "A decent proposal" written and directed by Cathal Feeney (music - "The Ring" by Dario Rodighiero on music section)
Scoring for "A Christmas to remember" directed by Maria Fiorentini, written by Cathal Feeney, produced by Snugboro films, selected for the 9th Underground Cinema Film Festival 2018.
Scoring for "Incubus" - 2018 - by italian director Maria Fiorentini
Soundtrack arrangement and performance for "Happy Meal" by Cathal Feeney - 2018
Scoring for "The Body" by director Misrad Ibisevic - 2019
Music for documentary "Memory of Mariga" by director Jules Charlton - 2020
Scoring of "Gorilla" by director Jules Charlton - 2021
Scoring for Star Wars Fan made movie "The Fair Trade" by director Marty Sliwinski - Nominated for best original score at Hollywood Gold Awards 2020
The main theme for the animation TV show "Not Just a Princess" by director Richard Keane
Composing and arranging the main theme and main songs for italian online game/show "Navigavia" by Inntale - 2022/2023