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Felicetti began formal piano study at age 8, continuing study through age 22, including five years with Emmy award-winning pianist Michael Steinberg at the University of Delaware, where Felicetti studied both computer science and music before leaving in 1991 to pursue a career as a recording artist.
Beginning around 1989, Felicetti penned many legit compositions — most unperformed — including sets of Preludes Op. 3 and Op. 5, three cycles of Art Songs, several Interludes and Inventions, and other pieces including his Cat Suite. At that time, Felicetti was pianist for two of Delaware’s top dance studios, including Delaware Dance Company and The Academy of The Dance. He also worked as a church musician, as well as accompanist for vocal students at the University.
In 1992, Felicetti continued to write, including his Alleluias Op. 25, but also began to carve a career as a New Age artist, completing circa 1993-’94, in addition to six legit, short Symphonies and the 'Festival Overtures', the album that would eventually be the release, Imagination; although ill-promoted, Imagination received airplay in the United States and overseas and charted in the Top 20 on New Age radio. Its themes attracted the attention of fans of Vangelis, garnering Felicetti the distinction of being one of the few composers capable of “capturing the magic” of the famed Greek composer. Intrigued by Imagination’s success, local radio station 91.3 FM interviewed Felicetti in 2000.
All told, Felicetti has produced around twenty New Age albums, including Symphonic New Age, New Age Piano and Ambient New Age works. His music has received awards from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and critical acclaim from around the world. To date, he has officially released, besides Imagination, two piano albums entitled Bringing in the Sun and Patterns. Felicetti continues to receive airplay and to produce more New Age works.
Several years ago, around the time of his Op. 38 Rhapsodies, Felicetti abandoned writing most of his “legit” music on paper, favoring recording his music as improvisations, of which Felicetti has done hundreds, including his most recent Opus 511. Felicetti released in 2012 an album of Symphonic New Age music titled Cry of the Valkyries.
"I write music to uplift the listener, although also and often simultaneously to provide an unblemished window into my personal inner workings."
"I would rather be one of the heard than one of the herd."
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