Loris Lombardo was born in Savona, Italy, in 1985. A multi-percussionist, drummer, composer as well as the founder of the first Academy of handpan in Italy and author of the first handpan manual in the world, “HANDPAN. The Complete Manual” (Handpan Manuale Completo). Searcher of sounds and musical timbres, Loris Lombardo’s music is the result of the constant evolution of his experience as a musician, which began with the study of drums and then of classical percussion at the G.F Ghedini Conservatory of Music - where he graduated with full honours -, and soon moved onto the study of traditional multi-cultural music, leading him to gain the knowledge of unconventional concepts and sounds and allowing him to eventually create his own original and groundbreaking style.
Winner of numerous international contests, he has his one-man show: “Handpan & Percussions Concert”. He holds workshops and courses all over Italy and Europe with the aim to spread the culture of this new and captivating instrument - the handpan.