- Category : 1945-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 1
Italian singer, songwriter and musician best known for his work with the progressive rock band Le Orme.
Tagliapietra formed his first band in 1962 (The Corals) and in 1966 formed Le Orme which became one of the most widely recognised Italian progressive rock acts, active until 1982 when the group went on hiatus.
In 1984, Tagliapietra released his first solo album ...nella notte. Le Orme reformed in 1986, and over the next 23 years released four albums. In 1994, Tagliapietra travelled to India where he began to study sitar under Budhaditya Mukherje. The sitar was to feature on the Le Orme albums Il Fiume and L'Infinito as well as his 2008 solo album Il Viaggio.
In 2009, Tagliapietra left Le Orme after a tour of Canada. He joined with other former Le Orme members Tolo Marton and Toni Pagliuca to perform in "Prog Exhibition", a concert celebrating forty years of progressive rock in Italy, in 2010. In 2012 Tagliapietra released a new studio album Nella pietra e nel Vento.