Andrea Piccioni is considered one of the leaders worldwide on frame drums and author of a technical and stylistic renewal on the Italian Tamburello, and with his style he has crossed the boundaries of jazz, world music, and early music. He has re-elaborated the language of the Tamburello and various frame drums in a truly personal, virtuosic and expressive manner.
He is touring worldwide with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Paul McCandless, Gianluigi Trovesi, Basel Rajoub, Luciano Biondini, Manfred Leuchter, Lucilla Galeazzi and is also a popular teacher at major festivals, universities and conservatories around the world.
His musical collaborations include:
World Music: Nidi D’arac, Unavantaluna, Indaco, Lucilla Galeazzi, Masters of Frame Drums (Velez, Fresco, Coskun, Piccioni), Caitríona O'Leary and Dúlra (IRL), Donàl Lunny (IRL)
Jazz: Antonio Calogero, Ensemble Fisfuz (GE)), Paul McCandless (USA), Giovanni Palombo, Manfred Leuchter (GE), Gabriele Coen, Luciano Biondini, Gianluigi Trovesi, Bobby McFerrin (USA)
Early Music: Freiburger Spielleyt (GE), Orlando Di Lasso Ensemble (GE), Les Haulz Et Les Bas (GE), eX (IRL)
Theater/Dance: Lucia Poli, Giorgio Rossi “Edipo e la Pizia”; Joachim Schloemer “Engel der Verzweiflung”(AU/GE)
Andrea holds regular workshops and masterclasses at prestigious festivals worldwide, including: Nafda (USA), Big Bang Festival (Dublin, Ireland), Internationales Percussionfestival Freistadt (Freistadt, Austria), Tamburi Iran (Isfahan, Iran), Percpan 2009 (Brasile), WOMAD Abu Dhabi (Emirates Arabs), WOMAD Charlton Park (UK), Royal Albert Hall (London, UK), Festival Internacional De Percussio' (Barcelona, SP) Tamburi Mundi (Freiburg, Germany).
Is the founder and artistic director since the 2016 of the festival FRAME DRUMS ITALIA "international festival of frame drums art and culture" in Montelparo, Italy.
In 2015 Andrea was on tour in Europe with the legendary jazz singer BOBBY MCFERRIN.