Andrea Buccarella


Andrea Buccarella was born in Rome in 1987 and undertakes his first musical studies as Puer Cantor in the prestigious choir of the Sistine Chapel. After obtaining the diploma in organ at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome, he graduates cum laude in harpsichord under Enrico Baiano. In June 2018 he obtained, with full marks, his master's degree in harpsichord at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under the guidance of Andrea Marcon. In August 2018 he has been awarded the First Prize at the International Competition Musica Antiqua 2018, where he also won the Outhere Award, first Italian to have achieved these prizes in the history of the Bruges competition. An intense concert activity, both as soloist and as conductor, brought him to perform in important festivals in Europe, the USA, Korea and Japan. In 2012 he became the artistic director and conductor of Abchordis Ensemble. Under his guidance the Abchordis Ensemble won the First Prize at the International Händel Competition 2015 in Göttingen. In September 2019 he released his first solo recording Toccata, which has received high international critical acclaim and has been awarded with 5 stars on BBC Music Magazine (December 2019) and with the prestigious Diapason d'Or Découverte on Diapason Magazine (January 2020).