Fernando Fidanza was born in Rome, Italy, in 1976. He majored in Chinese language and culture at Sapienza University in Rome.
A self-taught guitarist and songwriter, he began composing songs and playing in live music venues when he was just 13 years old. His musical influences are Metallica, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band, U2, Pearl Jam, Francesco Guccini, Led Zeppelin, Tom Waits, and Eminem.
From those humble beginnings, Fernando grew up to become a musical composer of original scores for movies, documenatries, and media applications in China, where he lived for 14 years.
In fact, Fernando has also traveled with his music.
"I performed live in more than 100 Chinese cities, and I toured the USA and Holland with my folk songs."
And that's not all! He even published a poetry and photography book about China titled Cina: le Radici Profonde (China: Deep Roots), inspired by the Confucian classic The Filial Piety.
When not creating music, Fernando enjoys horror movies and comics.
This gifted musician is the official music composer for the poems published in The Dark Sire. He is also "The Minstrel" talked about in The Dark Sire Podcast (anchor.fm/darksiremag).
Follow Fernando Fidanza on
YouTube: Folk Music Collaborations
Facebook: Old Folk for New Poets
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