Andrea Conti was a student of Giulio Gabbiani and Giuseppe Mangione. After the Trombone Diploma in 1985 (received at 18 years old) he had lessons and Masterclass with Vinko Globokar, William Cramer, Arnold Jacobs, Edward Kleinhammer, Charles Vernon, Frank Crisafulli, Rex Martin, Abbie Conant and Joseph Alessi. He won auditions in O.S.E.R. "A. Toscanini", the E.C.Y.O. (1988); Teatro San Carlo in Napoli, Teatro dell'Opera in Roma, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Comunale di Firenze "Maggio Musicale Fiorentino", Bavarian State Opera, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Roma (1st Trombone from June 2003). He played under C. Abbado, L. Maazel, M. W. Chung, C. M. Giulini, Z. Mehta, G. Pretre, R. Muti, S. Bychkov, C. Scimone, W. Sawallisch, G. Sinopoli, A. Pappano. In 2002 Andrea Conti recorded the Nino Rota Trombone Concerto for the english label Chandos. From April 2008 he has been the trombone teacher in the University School of Music at Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. In the 2015 he received the ITA Neill Humfeld Award, which recognizes outstanding trombone teaching.
September 01, 1999
Like almost all 19th century Italian operatic literature, Verdi's "La forza del destino" was written for valve trombone. This is the reason why we find so many technically difficult passages in this literature. Good technical control of the instrument and of the slide is therefore a prerequisite to the successful study and mastery of the parts.