Dino Fiorenza

Dino is an Italian rock bass virtuoso, session player and educator who has performed with Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Slash, Zack Wilde, Yngwie Malmsteen, and many others. He has just released his debut solo CD.
Dino studied classical music from a young age, and at 18 he began to play electric bass in local bands. His unique style, combining 8-finger tapping and funk slap, earned him the role of 'lead bassist' in Maurizio Solieri’s band, with whom he toured for one year. As a session bassist, Dino worked with many bands including Alzheimer, Nowhere, Disaster Area and Lisa's Revenge (with Ted Nugent guitarist Lee Wilkerson). He also began teaching bass at the Lizard College of Music in Italy.

In 2000 he toured Europe with the Jesus Christ Superstar orchestra, performing the world famous musical in all the major cities including Paris, London, Rome and Barcelona.

In 2002 Dino joined the GD Trio with long-time friend Jack Speciale on drums and European virtuoso GD on guitar and synth. The same year, Dino collaborated with various artists including Berklee instructor Scott Tarillo, Mary Healey (Walt Disney voice artist) and performed at the “Gibson Platinum Night” with Slash and Zack Wylde.

In 2003 Dino recorded “Special Friend Compilation” with Jack Speciale and toured in Scandinavia. In 2005 his first instructional DVD was released in Japan, produced by CPS; international clinics followed. In 2008, he signed the Gibson Wall of Fame. In 2009 he toured Italy with Steve Vai and Paul Gilbert.

In addition to being an active session player, Dino produces instructional content for the American websites and, as well as for various Italian academies. He writes for Italy’s Chitarre magazine and it is working on a method book for electric bass.

Dino has performed with many artists including Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Slash, Zack Wilde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Billy Sheehan, Andy Timmons, Gaetano Nicolosi, Simon Phillips, Mistheria, John West, Rob Rock, Mark Boals, Lance King, Titta Tani, Roger Staffelbach, George Bellas, Emir Hot and John Macaluso.

Dino has just released his first rock-fusion solo album, “It’s Important,” featuring guest stars Prashant Aswani, Jennifer Batten, Neil Zaza, and Dave Martone.
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“Although I am known for shredding and extreme techniques on bass, heavy metal is only one of the styles I play," says Dino. "So I need versatility, and the Markbass amplifiers are the only ones that allow me to switch from one genre to another very smoothly. I can get a deep sound, and at the same time, exceptionally clean and crystal clear sound when I’m playing very fast. The SD 1200 gives me the power I need, and with two 104HF cabinets, I have a sound system that handles all the techniques I use and provides a powerful sound that is perfectly suitable in all situations. Thanks, MB!”

Dino Fiorenza special guest at Mark Point dealer Biasin's 30th Anniversary event - Teatro Mascherini Azzano X (PN)
Dino Fiorenza and Claudio Scott jam at Mark Point dealer Biasin's 30th Anniversary event - Azzano X (PN)
Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza clinic at Magazzino Musicale Merula.
June 1, 2013
Tap me up Official videoclip from "Tap me up" Dino Fiorenza's Bass method book Powered by MARKBASS Gianluca Ferro - Guitars Mistheria - Keyboards Antonio Amodeo - Drums
Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza and DV Mark artist Marco Sfogli play Dino Fiorenza song "Mr. Vester" from "It's important" album. Dino plays Bass Multiamp Marco plays Multiamp
November 17, 2011
A great new instructional book/CD in Italian for learning tapping technique on the bass guitar!
December 25, 2012
In this project Intuition band reworked the Xmas songs with extended intros, solo sections, and interesting arrangements, while trying to maintain a heavy rock style.
January 03, 2014
Saturday, Feb 1th 2014 | Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza will have a clinic at Rock Academija in Zagreb, Croatia.
January 14, 2015
Weds Jan 21, 2015 Dino Fiorenza will play at 8th annual N.A.M.M. Metal Jam (Neil And Michael's Metal) event, feat 40 of the world's finest Metal Musicians performing classics by Monsters of Metal!