Antonio Catone | Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia


He has been First Timpanist in the Santa Cecilia National Academy Orchestra in Rome since 1999.

Previously he held the same role for ten years in the Orchestra of the San Carlo Theater in Naples, where he also won the xylophone-percussionist competition. Born in 1971, he studied at the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory in Naples, graduating with full marks and honors.

He directed the Cameristi del San Carlo. As the first guest timpanist he collaborated with the Swiss Italian Radio Orchestra, the Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra, the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, and the Filarmonica della Scala Orchestra. He performed the Sonata for two pianos and percussions by Bela Bartok in the chamber music season of the Santa Cecilia National Academy (with Martha Argerich and Nelson Goerner at the pianos). He has been a jury member in national and international competitions (Teatro alla Scala, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, National Prize of the Arts, etc..). He is regularly invited to hold masterclasses, seminars, and advanced courses at conservatories and musical associations; he taught the free specialist tympani course at the L. Refice Conservatory in Frosinone.

He has worked with directors such as: Lorin Maazel, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Daniele Gatti, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Valery Gergiev, Gustavo Dudamel, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Alan Gilbert, Kurt Masur, André Previn, Daniel Barenboim, Ivan Fisher, Yuri Temirkanov, Fabio Luisi, Ton Koopman, Frans Bruggen, Vladimir Jurowski, John Elliot Gardiner, Daniele Harding, Kirill Petrenko, Michael Tilson Thomas, Myung-Whun Chung, and Antonio Pappano.

He teaches the Timpani Advanced training course at the Santa Cecilia National Academy.



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Antonio Catone