Biography

‘His musicianship is so big, so irrepressible, that he transcends the instrument that he’s playing’ (BBC Record Review).

A prize-winner at the YCAT International Auditions in 2019, over the last year Samuele has made his debut as soloist with the Haydn Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano.

He returned to Wigmore Hall and Schlern Music Festival, and gave recitals at Saffron Hall, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Verbier, Wimbledon, Cheltenham and Deal Festivals, collaborating with Ema Nikolovska, Pablo Barragán, the Leonkoro, Esmé and Simply Quartets. 

In 2021 Delphian released his recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations at Queens Hall Edinburgh to critical acclaim. This summer he undertakes a solo tour of Colombia. 

During the 2022/23 highlights include performances of the Goldberg Variations at the MITO September Festival in Milan and Torino and his debut with London Mozart Players. 

He gives recitals at the Konzerthaus Berlin and Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and develops a new project with Tabea Debus and a choreographer, for Music in the Round in Sheffield.  

Passionate about contemporary repertoire he collaborates with Opificio Sonoro in Italy, working with composers such as Sciarrino and Bedrossian. He continues to explore new music, over the last few years premiering works by Vittorio Montalti, Simone Cardini and Fabrizio de Rossi Re, among many others.

Samuele has performed widely in Europe and the UK including Snape Maltings Concert Hall (Aldeburgh), 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.  

As soloist he has appeared with the State Hermitage Orchestra in St. Petersburg, Orchestra Haydn, F.O.R.M,I Virtuosi Italiani, and the Quartetto Fonè and regularly features on BBC Radio 3, 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.  

Born in Spoleto (Italy), Samuele is accordion professor at the Conservatoire ‘D.Cimarosa’ in Avellino. Awards include 1st Prizes at the 2018 Arassate-Hiria (Spain) and 2013 Castelfidardo (Italy) Competitions.

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