Paolo Zebolino

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Paolo Zebolino was born in Genoa (Italy).

As a teen, he played the electric guitar in various garage bands while while studying classical guitar with Eli Tagore. He began to develop a growing interest in traditional music and ancient music and to approach new instruments such as the Greek bouzouki, the Turkish saz, the oud and, above all, the hurdy-gurdy which has become his main instrument. Exploring these musical territories, in the 1990s he began performing in Italy and abroad with his early music ensemble Solilunio.

In 2001 he moved to Geneva, Switzerland, to study hurdy-gurdy, modal music and medieval songs with René Zosso. He founded the early music group Fin'Amor Ensemble, Pizzicamore a Southern Italy Folk music band and Il Zabajone, an experimental avant-garde four-piece.

He also obtained a degree in Medieval History from the University of Genoa, a master's degree in Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Geneva and a specialist certificate at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has also been qualified in the Orff-Schulwerk musical teaching method.

Paolo also composed music for the theatre, played as an actor (for the Italian theatre group of the University of Geneva: Il Ghiribizzo) and performed as stage musician.

His interest in different types of modal music (medieval, traditional, indian, contemporary, jazz...) has led to collaborations ranging from ancient music to traditional music to improvised experimental music.

Since 2016 he resides in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The beginnings with Fiddlefinger

Eli Tagore

With René Zosso in Geneva


La véritable histoire de Blanche-Neige au Mexique (2017)

An Evening of Early Music and Poetry (2017)

Renaissance Dance Music (2017)

Erma Ensemble's Christmas Concert (2017)

San Isidro Futbol Club (2012)

Fail Again Fail Beckett (2014)

LINkES (2014)

MEDuLA (2014)

Shakespeare Horror Suite (2006)

Don Juan (2008)

Imbroglio (2009)

Le Chevrefoil (2010)