Andrea Zucco

Andrea Zucco

«The high quality of wood chosen, the vast experience in processing tubes and the great courtesy led me to collaborate with Bonazza's laboratory. The material is very versatile therefore suitable to find the right sound for both orchestra and solo performances. From our collaboration was born the AZ shape»

Andrea Zucco


Andrea Zucco began studying the bassoon when he was 10. He studied, among the others, with Sergio Azzolini at the Musik Akademie of Basel and with Stefano Canuti. At only 22 he was Principal Bassoonist of the Rome Opera House and from 2006 is Principal Bassoonist of the “Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” of Rome. As Principal bassoon he has performed all over the world with Bayerisches Staatsorchester, La Scala Theatre of Milan, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. In 2008 Andrea Zucco was personally invited by Claudio Abbado as Solo Bassoonist of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra to play Strawinsky's “Firebird” at the “Musikverein” of Wien. He works regularly with conductors like Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Sir Antonio Pappano, Pierre Boulez, Valery Gergiev, Daniel Harding, George Prêtre and Gustavo Dudamel.

Alongside the activity of Principal Bassoonist and chamber musician Andrea Zucco is developing a soloist carreer that sees him active in many Festivals - like the main season of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia of Rome under Antonio Pappano or the “Verdi Festival” of Parma - and in prestigious venues like the IDRS conventions. He recently performed Bach and Vivaldi's concertos with the Soloist of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra broadcast from the Italian Radio Rai Tre. Andrea Zucco holds masterclasses in prestigious Universities like the Royal Northern College of Music of Manchester, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama of London and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama of Cardiff. The pleasure to make music together with other people from different countries took Andrea Zucco to play chamber music since when he was very young with different groups and formations, like “I Solisti di Santa Cecilia” and “Soloists of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra” around Europe and USA.

next events...

Come to meet us around the world, but consider also that we are always pleased to invite
you to come to our workshop in Trento, Italy, to select your preferred material.

MASTERCLASS for oboe&bassoon and exposition of instruments and reed accessories
Chiusa, Italy, 18-22 February 2015

IDRS 2015 - International Double Reeds Society Conference - Tokyo, Japan - August 15-19, 2015



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