21h : Stefano Pando Stefano Pando carries a classical and modern music background. Having studied music in Montreal and at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, USA, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in early music as a Lute performer. His classical training also included a wide variety of musical areas such as electro-acoustic, composition, musical arrangement, orchestration, piano, bass guitar, electric and classical guitar.
Without forgetting, Stefano masters the Oud (african, middle eastern music), the setar, and the medieval-renaissance lute,Theorbo. Part of his wide body of work in the early 90’s is reflected in solo albums such as Lute Works under american record label: Nightwatch Recording, on which he both performed and produced. Pando also appears on other recordings with such diverse artists as: Claire Pelletier (French lyrical artist), Montreal, Quebec, The new world Renaissance Band (ancient popular songs), Detroit, Michigan, The Moons of Jupiter (modern jazz), Houston, Texas, and The Jubilation Choir of Montreal (gospel choir), conducted by Trevor Paine. He also performed for several years with The Early Music Studio of Montreal, Baroque Ochestra of Montreal, and Oume Ochestra of Montreal as a Lute and Theorbo player.
It’s in the 21 century that Stefano Pando turns his attention into his spiritual roots: Indian traditional music, middle eatern music, gypsy music, world beat and various trends of new electronic music. Since then he offers music and products by Mitsar Productions.