Director, Organist and Harpsichordist
Andrea Buccarella was born in Rome in 1987. He began his musical studies being Puer Cantor in the prestigious Choir of the Pontifical Sistine Chapel. After obtaining his diploma in organ and organ composition at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome (2008), he completed the “cum laude” biennial in harpsichord and historical keyboards under the guidance of Enrico Baiano (2016).
He has an intense concert career, both as a soloist and as a member of orchestral and chamber music formations, which has led him to perform at important festivals in Europe, the United States and Japan. He has participated in numerous recordings with ensembles Concerto Romano, Abchordis Ensemble, La Cetra, The Golden Choir, Antique Latin Music and Ensemble Mare Nostrum. He has also recorded for several radio stations, including: Radio Rai3, Vatican Radio, France Musique, Radio Espace 2, German National Radio WDR3, Austrian National Radio Television ORF, Radio Television Vojvodina (Serbia).
In 2011 he was appointed director of Abchordis Ensemble, for which he undertook intense research aimed at discovering masterpieces of the past, unpublished and inexistent in modern times, with particular attention to the sacred repertoire of ‘700 Italiano. He has directed at important festivals and exhibitions including: Ambronay Festival (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 Baroque, Urbino Musica Antica, Anima Mea Festival (Puglia) and Alessandro Stradella Festival (Nepi). Under his guidance, Abchordis Ensemble has obtained several artistic residences at the Cultural Center in Ambronay (France) and the Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia (2012, 2015), the public prize at REMA Showcase 2013 (Réséau Européen de la Musique Ancienne) and won the Handel International Competition in Göttingen (2015). He is currently completing a Master in Harpsichord at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under the guidance of Andrea Marcon.