I'm Alberto, I live in Rome, and live for music. I work as Composer, Orchestrator, Bass Player, MIDI programmer, Producer, Arranger, Copyist, Conductor and Teacher. I can compose, arrange/orchestrate and produce for any kind of ensemble, in any kind of style, for any kind of budget. Ask for more information!
Alberto Buffolano was born in Caserta, a small town in the South of Italy, very close to the beautiful and better known Neaples.
He studied Bass Guitar; Popular and Jazz Music; Arrangement; Composition and Orchestration with some of the most important Italian musicians and maestros.
He graduated in Jazz Composition from the Santa Cecilia conservatory in Rome with top marks and honors where he also worked as guest tutor teaching Jazz Composition and Arrangement. He now lives in Rome, working as a teacher, arranger, composer, and copyist.
In Rome he’s one of the “Lone Arrangers”, i.e. the arrangers/conductors team of the Orchestra Operaia, one of the most prolific Italian jazz big band founded by Maestro Massimo Nunzi. Alberto's compositions range from orchestral music to solo instruments, and are composed in every style: from mainstream pop to modern Jazz, from symphonic minimal music to contemporary aleatoric music.
His compositions include movies works, such as the soundtrack of “Grotto” an important kids movie awarded as best movie at the Giffoni Film Festival.
His arrangements has been performed by Orchestra Operaia, Perugia Big Band, Santa Cecilia Big Band and many more, at some of the most important Italian Music Theatres, such as Auditorium Parco della Musica, Piazza Venezia (Rome), Casa del Jazz ecc.
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7 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Alberto Buffolano
Just fantastic! Very open, extremely knowledgable and makes you feel good about the whole process. I learned more in one session with Alberto than in the last few years! Thank you!
Working on a large orchestral project with Alberto has been a very gratifying experience. Alberto is not only communicative and efficient but also incredibly musical and creative. His friendly attitude and good disposition made the workflow smooth and the quality of his work makes me hope that I'll be able to work with him again soon.
Alberto's work was incredible, he paid an extortionate amount of attention to the detail of the composition and performed it as beautifully and precisely as was expected. This man is a genius of classical music recordings. I shall most certainly be working with him again for any orchestral projects in the near future.
Brilliant work made by excellent musician!
Alberto is absolutely pro, with a very fine feeling for jazz music, extremely friendly and responsible.
I love all the tracks he arranged and produced, can´t wait them to hit the airplay! I´ll be so happy to work together with Alberto again!
Amazing, just absolutely amazing!!!
Alberto was a pleasure to work with and is a great collaborator who will take any ideas you have and turn them into a musical reality. I would recommend him to anyone looking for quality compositions done within a very quick timeframe.
I was happy to work with him.
He's the best. I'll start a new job with him.
Best of Best.
Interview with Alberto Buffolano
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm fast, good communicative and provide professional work at affordable price. I really care the client satisfaction, and do all my best to contribute to the project with the passion as it is mine.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I can start from scratch, following the info or the ideas of the client, or I can develop an orchestration starting from a rough audio sample provided. It changes every time according to the client's project and requests. That's the why in this job I need to be flexible and communicative.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My project studio is always updated with the last professional software. The brain of my setup is a pimped up 2018 iMac Pro with 64GB RAM and 14cores CPU. I use Logic as the main DAW and Sibelius as notation software. The room has been audio-treated with pro grade materials.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The Hollywood Titans like John Williams, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, James Horner, Alan Silvestri... And all the main old and contemporary jazz arrangers as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller but also Quincy Jones, Jerry Hey, Gordon Goodwin and so on
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm a professional composer and orchestrator, and I have gained a good experience in cinema and in the field of jazz orchestras through the years. So, cinematic and big band compositions and arrangement are my main business.