Andrea Biondi

Andrea Biondi was born in Rome and trained with Horacio Hernandez in percussion. He received a classical education in percussion instruments and graduated with honors from the Conservatory of Music A. Casella” in l’Aquila. He attended two seminars about interpretation in contemporary music at “Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano”, and two seminars on interpretation for vibraphone or marimba with David Friedman. Mike Manieri also participated in an improvisation seminar with Danilo Redi, Maurizio Gimmarco, and Mike Manieri. He studied vibraphone, improvisation, and piano harmony with Massimo Fedel. Marco Tiso also taught him music arrangement. He was awarded the second prize in 2000 at the International Festival of Jazz Music, Colleferro. He was involved in symphony orchestras (Youth Orchestra of London and Vatican Orchestra), as well as recording sessions (Ennio Murricone, Nicola Piovani and Armando Trovajoli), and chamber ensembles (The Young Soloists of the Philharmonic, the Accademia Filarmonica Roma). He has been a member of the Italian Chamber Orchestra’s Ars Ludi since 1998. With them, he recorded two CDs: “Serenade For Violin Strings and Harp u0026 Percussion by L. Bernstein” (EMI Records) and “A Complete Recording Of Concertos For Violin by Paganini”. He performed in Europe, America, Japan, Russia, and Japan with Ennio Murricone and Roma Sinfonietta from 2001 to 2010. He performed contemporary music from 1996 to 2009 with Ensemble Ars Ludi. His focus was on Steve Reich, John Cage and the American current minimalism. He has been a member of the T.H.O. since 2000. Luigi Cinque has played with many artists, including Gianni Coscia and Gianluigi Trvesi, Enzo Pietropaoli. Rodolfo Maltase, Rodolfo Moltese, Gyvan Gasparian. Evelina Mc Nagy. Fulvio Maras. Salatore Bonafede. Antonello Salis in Italy. Spain. Yemen. Turkey. He has been a member of the “Parco della music Jazz Orchestra”, under the direction of Maurizio Gimmarco, and the Orchestra Operaia under the direction Massimo Nunzi since 2005. from

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