Dardust is Dario Faini, Italian pianist among the most listened to in the world of the new generation. His music has accompanied events of international renown such as the Superbowl, the NBA All Star Game, the Apple Keynote and the Flag Handover in the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, just to name a few. Exceptional author and producer, he has signed numerous great Italian hits, boasting a palmarés of over 70 platinum records and over 500 million streams.
In 2021 he will be the protagonist of a unique performance under the stars in the desert city of AlUla, in Saudi Arabia, a destination with great naturalistic, archaeological and cultural charm, as well as a Unesco Heritage Site, in the context of the AlUla Moments festival.
In the last two years he has collaborated with international artists including Benny Benassi and Sophie and The Giants who accompany him on stage at the Pala Olimpico in Turin on the occasion of his performance at the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.
In the summer of 2022 he is Maestro Concertatore of the special 25th edition Notte della Taranta in Melpignano (LE) in Puglia, in which, among the many guests, also the international Stromae participates. In the autumn of 2022 he released, on the international market for Sony Masterworks and Artist First, "Duality" his new recording work, a double album in which he separates his two souls, solo piano and electronics.
In the spring of 2023 Dardust leaves for his Duality Tour, a tour that touches the main Italian cities and European capitals, staging this duality in two acts, through a multidimensional and unique live experience, with spectacular visual effects: a first act in piano only with a theatrical construction, between the walls of a Japanese interior and the alternation of the four seasons. The second with electronics at the center and a dynamic and unique landscape in the background, between visuals, manga and inspirations that range from the homage to Miyazaki to Ryūichi Sakamoto, up to the Kintsugi metaphor.