Solo Bassoonist of the Symphonic orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, he has held the same position in the Rome Opera House from 2001 to 2006.
Andrea Zucco was born in 1979 in the Italian city of Turin, where he began the study of the bassoon with Vincenzo Menghini at the Conservatorio “G. Verdi” and he graduate in 1997 with top marks.One year later he was accepted by Sergio Azzolini at the Basel Musik Akademie where he graduated with the first-class honours. He continued his studies with Stefano Canuti.
Since 1996 to 1998 he was member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and immediately after he became member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
He has worked, and continues to do so every day, with the greatest contemporary conductors, such as Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Pierre Boulez, Valery Gergiev, Daniel Harding, Bernard Haitink, Antonio Pappano, George Pretre, Daniele Gatti.
In 2008 Andrea Zucco was personally invited by Claudio Abbado as Solo Bassoon of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra to play Strawinsky’s “Firebird” at the “Musikverein” of Vienna.
As Solo Bassoon he has performed many concerts all over the world invited by several orchestra such as Bayerischer Staatsorchester, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Teatro Alla Scala di Milano, Symphonica Toscanini, Orquestra de le Coruna, Teatro Regio di Torino in prestigious venues, including the Bayerischer Staatsoper, the Tohnhalle of Zurich, the Victoria hall of Geneve, the Philharmonie of Koln, the Chicago Symphony hall, the Avery Fisher hall of New York, the Bunkamura Theatre of Tokyo.
The pleasure to make music together with other people from different countries took Andrea Zucco to play chamber music since when he was very young with different groups and formations, like “I Solisti di Santa Cecilia” and “Soloists of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra” around Europe and USA.
Alongside of the activity of Solo Bassoonist and chamber musician Andrea Zucco is developing a soloist carreer that sees him active in many Festivals - like the “Verdi Festival” of Parma - and in prestigious venues like the IDRS conventions (International Double Reeds Society) where he performed music by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi and Fasch.