Antonio PadovanoAntonio Padovano

Antonio Padovano was born in Gallipoli where he started to play the trumpet at the age of seven. In 2001, he received his Diploma in Trumpet at the Tito Schipa Conservatory of Lecce with a vote in the direction of M. De Mitis (former first trumpet of the Petruzzelli Theater of Bari). His artistic career is constantly increasing.

He takes part in various national-regional competitions and expositions by performing as a classical concert trumpet player while receiving consistent critical acclaim. In the meantime, he attends several master classes. In 2002, he obtained his Diploma in trumpet at the Santa Cecilia Academy under the guidance of M. Cassone. In the same year, he won the selection for the First Trumpet Soloist of the wind orchestra of Valtellina which he travels throughout Europe producing memorable music pages.

In 2003, after he won a scholarship from the University of Music in Rome, he continues his path of development under the guidance of M Applembaume. In the meantime, he maintains his career as a classical soloist throughout the country by winning numerous prizes. From 2004 to 2005, he continued his career as a classical soloist at the national level winning various prizes and alternates solo activity with obligations in orchestras and in several television programs.
In that period, he has collaborated with the Pura Utopia light music group whom he performs in various international events (Sanremo Off, Music Box, May Day all year).

In 2006, thanks to the influence of trumpet friends: Fabrizio Bosso and Oscar Gabriel Rosati, he approached Jazz music. In 2007, he was selected by the Siena Jazz Foundation that represented many national jazz festivals. In the summer of 2007, he took part in a summer seminar of Umbria Jazz 2007, where he was awarded by the Berklee College of Music. In 2008 after an audition, he was chosen as Trumpet by the very famous Big Band of M. Demo Morselli, with whom he began a fruitful collaboration.

In 2009, always in constant search for new musical experiences, he discovered the world of Musicals: chosen by Stage Entertainment Italia is the first trumpet for the musical The Beauty and the Beast at the National Theater of Milan and the following year at the Brancaccio Theater in Rome, for a total of over 500 replicas. In 2012 at the National Theater over 100 replicas of Saturday Night Fever. He collaborates as 1st trumpet and soloist with various Italian big bands, including the Big Band of M. Pregadio, the Saint Louis Big Band directed by Maestro Solimene, the Polyphonia Big Band directed by Maestro Carlo Maria Cordio, Bandalarga directed by Elvio Ghigliordini, the IALS Big Band directed by maestro Gianni Oddi; he also collaborates with various record labels.