Biography

'His musicianship is so big, so irrepressible, that he transcends the instrument

that he’s playing’ (BBC Record Review). In 2019 Samuele was a prize-winner at the YCAT International Auditions held in London.

Highlights of this season includes debut with Haydn Orchestra, conducted

by Kent Nagano performing Sieben Worte by Gubajdulina, recitals at MITO

Festival, Cheltenham Festival, Amici della Musica di Perugia with Opificio Sonoro, a documentary with Salvatore Sciarrino, a tour in Columbia sponsored by Banco de la Republica among the others.  

Over the last year Samuele has given recitals at Snape Maltings, Wigmore Hall, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Verbier Festival, the Divertimento Ensemble Rondò series in Milan and Schlern Music Festival (North Italy).  

In 2017 he released his first solo CD, LIMES (VDM Records), and in 2021 Goldberg Variations for Delphian Records reviewed on Il Sole 24 Ore, la Repubblica, Giornale della Musica, Suonare News, BBC Radio 3, Review in Tune, Record Record, Gramophone Magazine, The Scotsman among others.


Other highlights include live concerts commissioned for release online by Deal Music & Arts Festival, London International Festival of Early Music and the Banquo de la Republica in Colombia. Samuele has performed widely in Europe, highlights including the Società dei Concerti (Milan), Amici della Musica di Firenze, Cité de la Danse et la Musique (Strasbourg), Romaeuropa Festival, Amici della Musica di Padova and Berlin Philharmonie.  

He appeared as soloist with State Hermitage Orchestra, Haydn Orchestra, FORM Orchestra, I Virtuosi Italiani. Very devoted to chamber music he collaborated with musicians as Ema Nikolovska, Tabea Debus, Simply Quartet, Esmè Quartet, Quartetto Fonè.

Passionate about developing new music he has given numerous premieres including works by Vittorio Montalti, Simone Cardini and Marcello Panni; and collaborated with theater artists Lisa Ferlazzo Natoli, Valerio Massimo Manfredi and Giorgio Panariello.


Awards include 1st Prizes at the 2018 Arassate-Hiria (Spain),2013 Castelfidardo (Italy) Competitions, 2016 Premio Abbado, 2017 Premio Valentino Bucchi among the others.

He's currently Accordion professor at Conservatory "N.Sala" in Benevento.

Download the Repertoire