Antonio Amenduni - Italian flutist
Antonio Amenduni has performed as soloist at Carnegie Hall-Perelman Hall and Weill Recital Hall, UN-United Nation Building, Merkin Concert Hall-Lincoln Center of New York (U.S.), Parco della Musica of Rome, Teatro Regio of Parma, Sala Verdi and Teatro Dal Verme of Milan (Italy), Mozart Hall of Seoul (South Corea), Concert Hall of Beijing and Oriental Arts Center of Shanghai (China), Royal Theatre and Ateneum Theatre of Bucarest (Rumania), Ateneo de Madrid (Spain), Golden Hall-Musikverain of Wien (Austria), Smetana Hall of Praha (Czech Republic), Philharmonie Hall of Berlin and Orf Hall-Gasteig of München (Germany) performing with conductors as Metha, Rostropovic, Shambadal, Gergiev with orchestras as Berliner Symphoniker, London Primavera Orchestra, Russian Symphony Orchestra, Italian Philharmonic Orchestra. He’s been invited to the flutists conventions of Rome, Milan, (Italy), Kansas City (U.S.A.), Sidney (Australia). His recordings have been transmitted by RAI-Radiotre and he has recorded with Decca, Sony, Valdom, Rugginenti, Falaut, Sirynx, Radio Slovena, producing many musical CDs. It's been teacher in the Sungshin Women University in Seoul (South Korea) and now it's teacher in State Conservatory of Music Umberto Giordano in Foggia and Italian Flutist Academy in Rome. He is cited in the updated DEUMM of the UTET encyclopaedia.
Antonio Amenduni started his musical studies at the State Music Conservatory Niccolo’ Piccinni in Bari with Maestro Antonio Minella and then specialized with the most important exponents of international flutism such as Peter Lukas Graf, Angelo Persichilli, Severino Gazzelloni, Maxènce Larrieu and Aurèle Nicolet, who said: “…he has given proof of excellent musical qualities: a beautiful sound, exceptional technical ability and personality and talent in artistically elaborating musical form”. Since he was very young, he conquered the esteem of juries at a number of national and international competitions amongst the most important of which he won the “Nino Rota” in Bari, the “Citta’ di Stresa”, the "Francesco Cilea" in Palmi, the "Pergolesi" in Naples, the "Città di Caltanisetta" and the "Città di Trapani" prizes. He won a scolarship offered by the European Economic Community to take part in the "European Community Youth Orchestra", and he later becomes principal flute in the orchestra of the "Teatro dell'Opera" in Rome. Finalist in the "Berliner Philarmoniker" Orchestra contest, he collaborated with the Philharmonic Orchestra of "La Scala" in Milan. As soloist, he performs with the Symphonic Orchestras of Bari, Lecce and Taranto, with "I Solisti Aquilani", the Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, U.E.C.O. in Milan, Symphony Orchestra of Bacau and Ploiesti (Rumania), National Symphony Orchestra of Kiev and Orchestra of Lvov (Ucraine), East European Philharmonic Orchestra (Russia), Moldavian National Chamber Orchestra in Kishnev (Moldova), Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonic of Brest (Belarus), Collegium Musicum (Great Britain), Gaia Philharmonic Orchestra (Portugal), Arcangelo Corelli Orchestra, Friuli Venezia Giulia - Mitteleuropea Orchestra (Italy) Wiener Orchestra (Austria), Orquestra Sinfonica d'Elx, Barcelona Chamber Orchestra (Spain). He collaborated with musicians like Antonio Ballista, Patrick Gallois, Konstantin Bogino, Fabrice Pierre, Luis Bacalov. He is regularly invited to hold Master Classes at Italian and foreign Music Associations and Academies, and he is Artist-testimonial in the world, in the first with Pearl Flutes and after for the famous American flute manufacturer Powell.