Andrea Giuffredi international trumpet soloist. He started playing trumpet at the age of 9, he entered the Conservatory at 14, and at 16 he got his first professional job in the trumpet section of the RAI (Italian National Television) Symphony Orchestra in Milan. Since then he worked as a freelance Principal Trumpet in the most important Italian symphony orchestras. In particular he worked on a regular basis for the RAI (Italian National Television) Symphony Orchestra in Milan and Turin, “Arturo Toscanini” Symphony Orchestra in Parma, “Teatro Regio” Orchestra in Parma, “I pomeriggi Musicali” in Milan and occasionally “Teatro Comunale” in Florence and “Teatro alla Scala” in Milan for a total of over 25 years of experience as a professional symphonic Principal Trumpet. He played under the most famous conductors, like Riccardo Muti, George Prêtre, Zubin Mehta, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Seiji Ozawa, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Antonio Pappano and others, in the world’s most famous concert halls. He performed for several years as a soloist with Claudio Scimone’s “I Solisti Veneti”, and has been working for Mediaset TV network in several popular TV shows on Canale 5. He played with artists like Luciano Pavarotti, Ennio Morricone and performed in a duet with Liza Minnelli on Porta a Porta RAI 1 National Channel TV show. He published three CD’s with Summit Records in the USA. He was invited three times to the renowned International Trumpet Guild annual conference. During the last few years he concentrated on his soloist career, and became one of the most famous and appreciated trumpet players in the world. He is particularly appreciated for his “cantabile” style, he usually performs a repertoire of famous international classics with arrangements written specifically for him. With this style he had great success all over the world, often accompanied by great Symphony Orchestras. He is often invited in Asia as a soloist, and has success in Japan and particularly in Taiwan, where he is very popular and up to 10.000 people attend his concerts. He held conferences and is often invited to hold trumpet seminars all over the world. His career allowed him to perform in the most important concert halls in Turkey, Japan, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Greece, China, Mexico, France, United States, Bulgaria, Romania, Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, Spain, Malta, Albania, Israel, Russia, Czech Republic, Australia, Taiwan, Brasil and of course Italy. Since 1993 he is Professor of Trumpet at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan “Claudio Abbado”.