Carmelo Andriani

Musica in Villa a Varese

Was born in Bari, in a family of musicians. From his mother he learnt the “Art of Bel Canto” which will always distinguish him, not only for his impeccable technique, but also for his wonderful sound of the old generation. The so called “Messa di voce e portamento”, qualities upon which he dwelt, perfecting them with his teachers Felix Ayo and Riccardo Brengola (Rome, S.Cecilia Academy), and that later on, during his studies in the former Soviet Union (with Igor Oistrak and Victor Pikaizen), gained him acknowledgments of great esteem, to the extent that he returned to Italy with many eminent statements of praise and an important Certificate of Merit. Andriani has completed his specialization courses at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, with Uto Ughi.
His career unfolds in Europe, United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Korea, both as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles, together with famous international musicians such as Gianandrea Gavazzeni or Lior Shambadal. With the latter he performed in Germany, at the Berliner Philharmonie, for a debut with the Berliner Symphoniker.
Andriani has recorded for RAI (Italian Radio and Television) and important record labels, such as Phoenix, Tactus, Stradivarius, Brilliant Classics.
For the Brilliant Classics label he has recently published a double CD with the opera for violin and piano by the Irish/Italian composer Michele Esposito (Castellamare di Stabia 29/09/1855 – 19/11/1929), following a CD with the music of Tom Cullivan, another contemporary Irish composer, comprising Sonatas for violin and piano dedicated to him.
In addition, a Recital entitled “The Charm of Violin Solo” will be released shortly.
Carmelo Andriani is Professor of Violin at the Conservatory “Niccolò PICCINNI” in Bari.
He plays a wonderful Marino Capicchioni (made in 1942) or, alternatively, a prestigious Andrea Guarnieri (1675) or a brilliant Sofia (2009), expressly made for him by the Master violin maker Angelo Andrulli.