Described as an ‘artist whose overwhelming musicality goes beyond his instrument’ (Il Sole24Ore), in 2019 Samuele was a prize-winner at the YCAT International Auditions held in London.
During the 2021/22 season he makes his debut as soloist with the Haydn Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano in Italy and returns to give a recital at Wigmore Hall.
Over the last year Samuele has given recitals at Snape Maltings Concert Hall in Aldeburgh, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Verbier Festival, the Divertimento Ensemble Rondò series in Milan and Schlern Music Festival (North Italy).
He recorded for BBC Radio 3 with mezzo Ema Nikolovska and collaborated with Tabea Debus (recorder), the Esmé and Simply Quartets. His recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations at Queens Hall Edinburgh in 2020 for Delphian Records is due for release shortly.
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 Societa dei Concerti (Milan), Amici della Musica di Firenze, Cité de la Danse et la Musique (Strasbourg), Festival Nuova Consonanza (Rome), Amici della Musica di Padova and Berlin Philharmonie.
He has appeared as soloist with the State Hermitage Orchestra in St. Petersburg, I Virtuosi Italiani, and the Quartetto Fonè and regularly features on Rai RadioTre, Radio Classica and Radio Popolare Milano. In 2017 he released his first solo CD LIMES to critical acclaim, and in 2020 a duo CD for accordion and clarinet, BROKEN SHAKE.
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.
Born in Spoleto (Italy), Samuele is accordion professor at the Conservatoires ‘Gesualdo da Venosa’ in Potenza and ‘Giuseppe Tartini’ in Trieste. Awards include 1st Prizes at the 2018 Arassate-Hiria (Spain) and 2013 Castelfidardo (Italy) Competitions.