Nicola Corti is a musician, a composer, a music instruments creator, a music therapist and a music teacher. He graduated in guitar and electronic music at the Conservatory of Florence with A. Borghese and A. Belfiore. Nicola Corti is a multi-instrumentalist, playing the guitar, drums, percussions, bass and many other instruments. He started playing as a side-player guitarist in 1978. He founded numerous bands (e. g.: Africa X, Officine Croma, Ebony Lux…) and performed different musical genres: reggae, jazz, punk, pop, manouche, classical music and so on.
Corti works as a musician, multi-instrumentalist, music therapist, and music teacher. He holds courses and workshops in music instruments building with recycled material. Since 1995 Corti writes and composes original songs with patients in different healthcare settings where he works as a music therapist, producing more than 300 songs and instrumental compositions. He released various CDs with songs composed together with patients affected from mental disease, Alzheimer and older people in retirement homes.
Since 2000 Corti is a member and co-founder of PAM association (a project for music therapy with older people) and CROMA association (electronic music, live bands and environmentally sound design). From 1995 he began to create and build new instruments and different kind of drums mixing conventional and unconventional materials like PVC pipes from building construction and creating various alternative proposals to standard models.
Currently, Nicola Corti has been releasing about 50 handcrafted models, many of whom are owned and used by drummers such as Clive Bunker, Piero Borri, Alex Raimondi, Alessandro Gimignani, Clive Bunker, Adua Tognetti, and Marie Rose Sarri. At the same time, he releases various percussion instruments like xylophones and metallophones, harp, viola, bass and double bass, different kind of drums, gong, bells, acoustic and quartitonal guitars, standard or radial diffusion monitors.