Andrea Buccarella Harpsichord
Born in Rome in 1987, Andrea Buccarella undertook his first musical studies as Puer Cantor in the prestigious Choir of the Sistine Chapel. After obtaining the Diploma in organ and organ composition at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome (2008) he graduated cum laude in harpsichord and historical keyboards under Enrico Baiano (2016).
Andrea has an intensive concert repertoire, both as soloist and as a member of orchestras and chamber ensembles, which include numerous performances in important festivals in Europe, USA and Japan. He has also been part of several discographic recordings with Concerto Romano, Abchordis Ensemble, La Cetra, Il Pomo d’Oro, Musica Antique Latina and Ensemble Mare Nostrum; moreover, he recorded for several radio stations including Rai Radio 3, Radio Vaticana, France Musique, Radio Espace 2, WDR 3, ORF Ö1 and Radio Televizija Vojvodine (RTV).
In 2011 he became director of Abchordis Ensemble and has, since then, dedicated himself to a scrupulous activity of research as one of the main purposes of this ensemble is the rediscovery and the promotion of unpublished musical masterworks of the past, that are not performed in modern times, with special regards to the Italian sacred repertoire of the XVIII° Century.
Andrea has directed the Abchordis Ensemble at many important festivals including Festival d'Ambronay (France), Internationale Händel-Festspiele (Göttingen, Germany), Festival classique des Haudères (Switzerland), Mars en Baroque (Marseille, France), Les Riches Heures de Valère (Sion, Switzerland), Valletta International Baroque Festival (Malta), Pavia Barocca, Urbino Musica Antica, Festival Anima Mea and Festival Alessandro Stradella (Italy). Under his guidance, Abchordis Ensemble got the Public Prize at the Showcase organized in 2013 by the REMA (Réséau Européen de la Musique Ancienne) and the first prize at the Handel International Competition 2015 in Göttingen (Germany). Moreover, Abchordis Ensemble took advantage of several artistic residencies, at the Centre Culturel d’Ambronay and at the Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia (2012, 2015).