Foto: André Elbing
... is a renouned master performer on frame drums and Italian tamburello. He has studied frame drum rhythms and performance techniques from the Middle East, India, North Africa, and Central Asia. Since 2020, Andrea Piccioni is a Professor of Frame Drums at the Conservatory of Catanzaro, Italy.
Andrea has toured world-wide, performed in prestigious venues, and collaborated with distinguished international musicians, including Bobby McFerrin, Paul McCandless, Riccardo Tesi, Les Haulz et Les Bas, Gianluigi Trovesi, Sanubar Tursun, Luciano Biondini, Basel Rajoub, Aga Khan Ensemble, Dònal Lunny, Manfred Leuchter, Riccardi Tesi, Lucilla Galeazzi, Caitrìona O’Leary, Donàl Lunny, and Wu Man.
Andrea’s style seamlessly crosses the boundaries of jazz, world, Western classical and early music. Andrea’s innovations have raised the prominance of traditional Italian instruments, such as tamburello, tammorra, bass drum, Jew’s harp and castanets. He has been awarded the title of Master Musician by the prestigious Aga Khan Music Initiative.