Albert Storti

For one whose performing career has so far spanned some forty years, Albert Storti is still as passionate about his music today as he was the first time he ever stepped out to face an audience.

As the consummate professional, Albert has always managed to successfully combine his natural musical ability and unquestionable commitment with a healthy dose of entrepreneurial panache.

This has ensured his services have along the years been in constant demand at a multitude of prestige venues including chic night clubs, piano bars, fashionable restaurants and five star hotels with engagements taking him all over Australia and even overseas.

Albert's exquisite piano style is complemented by his vocal ability which can only be described as that of the classic crooner whose vast and varied repertoire of international favorites, performed in English, Italian and Spanish, never fails to create that special, unique ambience which only the seasoned entertainer is capable of creating.

His performances invariably include a selection of his own popular compositions executed not only on piano but also, when the occasion demands, on the piano accordion, another instrument with which Albert is highly proficient.

Albert was for a number of years contracted to the Federal Pacific Hotel chain and during this time he had the opportunity to tour Australia performing as far afield as in Australia's Northern Territory at the MGM Grand Darwin Casino and Lasserter's Hotel Casino Alice Springs, to the island state of Tasmania where he twinkled the ivories at the Wrest Point Hotel & Casino in Hobart and again at the Launceston Country Club Resort Casino.

Particularly fond memories remain of the period spent entertaining guests at Sandals Night Club in the tropical far north Queensland tourist resort of Cairns, as is a stint overseas working at the Excelsior Hotel in Milan, Italy.

Back at base Albert has always enjoyed a well deserved reputation for providing quality music at a list of venues far too long to mention here but which, in downtown Melbourne alone, include the Windsor, Sofitel and Chateau Commodore hotels, the Menzies At Rialto (now the Intercontinental), the Park Hyatt and the Savoy Park Plaza.

It seems appropriate to conclude this brief profile of such an experienced musician with a comment printed some years back in one of Australia's most respected daily newspapers, The Age, and in which Peter C. Joyce, referring to Albert, wrote;

"His background piano playing is always unobtrusively relaxing the mood, with numbers ranging from Bach to Brubeck. Without doubt, the initial impression is one of excellence".

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