Filip Gavranović, known professionally by his stage name Pippo Corvino, was born in 1988 in Pula, SFR Yugoslavia. He started playing classical guitar when he was nine years old. In Podgorica (Montenegro), he finished primary music school and the first two years of secondary music school in the class of Professor Nedeljko Pejović. The rest of his secondary school, he finished in the class of Professor Srđan Bulatović, alongside with a jazz guitar, in the class of professor Milorad Šule Jovović. In 2007, he entered the Music Academy in Cetinje (Montenegro), department of classical guitar in the class of Professor Srđan Bulatović, which he quits in November 2009. In May 2010, he moves to Austria, enters the University for Music and Performing Arts (KUG) in Graz (Austria), department of jazz guitar in the class of Professor Guido Jeszenszky and he finishes Bachelor studies in June 2014 and Master studies in February 2017.
Before moving to Austria Pippo performed with many Montenegrin groups such as “Baltazar”, “Autumn For Free”… From 2005 – 2009 he played in many performances of the Montenegrin National Theater, such as: ”Christopher Columbus”, “Europe”, “Montenegro Blues”, “Let’s Have Sex” and “Art Export”. He was the music producer and co-author for the play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?” and “When Women had Wings”.
From 2010, next to individual projects Pippo co-operates with musicians such as Ángela Tröndle, Nataša Mirković, Morten Ramsbøl, Anıl Bilgen, Elina Viļuma, Cinzia Catania, Ivan Bonačić… Along with all the projects and concerts with many musicians and ensembles, the most important are his instrumental albums “Growing Wings” (2013), “The Parting of the Ways” (2015) and “Another World” (2018). Likewise, there are collaborating works standing out: “Come to Light” (2016) with Cinzia Catania, "How Far Is the Moon" (2016) with Morten Ramsbøl and Anıl Bilgen and “Getting Out of the Envelopes” (2017) with Ángela Tröndle.
Important album releases:
2013 Growing Wings by Pippo Corvino
2014 Quiet Stories by Kristīna Trezune & Pippo Corvino
2014 The Cigarette After by Ján Kopčák, Pippo Corvino & Luís Oliveira
2015 The Parting of the Ways by Pippo Corvino
2016 Come to Light by Cinzia Catania & Pippo Corvino
2016 How Far is the Moon by Morten Ramsbøl, Pippo Corvino & Anıl Bilgen
2017 Getting Out of the Envelopes by Ángela Tröndle & Pippo Corvino
2018 Another World by Pippo Corvino
2010 Signal test by Autumn for Free
2010 10/8 by Vladimir Maraš & banD
2012 Najvažnija soba by Baltazar
2013 On Tour by Backyard Jazz Orchestra
2017 Kraken by Ivan Bonačić Quartet
2018 Borderline Inspirations by Balázs Balogh Quintet
Pippo Corvino’s tracks