READ TESTIMONIALS ON PIANO REFLECTION
Testimonials of those who have participated in a Piano Reflection event
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Riva
.Professore ordinario di Psicologia Professor of General Psychology and Lecturer of Psychology and New Communication Technologies at the Catholic University of Milan
Director of the Laboratory of Applied Neurosciences Technology at the Auxiologico Institute of Milan
President of the International Association of Cyber Psychology, Training and Rehabilitation.
"Corrado Balotelli has got incredible skill in creating an emotional fabric with music based on the non-verbal cues of the person he is portraying, in addition to so much more. The initial silence while Corrado prepares is followed by an overwhelming experience where he and the person being portrayed build "another" dimension together, with the sole support of the pianist's music. The level of attunement both people reach during these intense moments of silent sharing is perfect. Although Corrado's artistic talent is incredible, it is not enough to explain what he does. He sets off with something ineffable and intimately his own, to create an experience that goes beyond music and touches the emotional world of both the person being portrayed and those listening to this dialogue between musician and audience. Corrado is not only able to musically "reflect" the emotional world around him, but knows exactly where to look and what to look for. This aspect is the foundation of such a complex process, yet it seems so simple and straightforward to those listening. In fact, the linearity Corrado knows how to apply in his musical composition, drawing inspiration from people, is one of the most amazing features of this wonderful experience.
[...]Corrado looks a person in the face, reads the emotions in their face, processes them in his brain, and then turns this into a musical language, which becomes the Musical Portrait. Corrado was able to extraordinarily – and innovatively - use this art of his: his empathetic ability to see into a person’s soul and create an aesthetic transformation."