claudio RICCIClaudio Ricci

Classic Guitar Diploma in Conservatorio S. Cecilia of Rome. He studied classic guitar with Bruno Porcacchia, Stefano Mastruzzi and Carlo Carfagna; modern guitar with Nicola Puglielli, Massimiliano Rosati and Stefano Micarelli; modern harmony and arrangement with Andrea Avena and Fabrizio Pieroni. He takes part in several workshops and ensembles directed by Umberto Fiorentino, Fabio Zeppetella, Marco Manusso, Massimiliano Rosati, Franco Ventura, Paolo Sorge, Andrea Avena, Massimo Fedeli, Fabrizio Cardosa.


He collaborates with several music groups of different styles – Pop, Rock, Blues, Funky, Latin, Disco, Folk – playing all over Italy. In 1990 he founds, with Maurizio Antonini, the group AGENA with which participates, with original songs, to several festivals and competitions, among which Arezzo Wave, gathering large consent. In 1995 he plays in the S.W.B. Jazz Quartet with Luca De Angelis, Daniele Basirico and Maurizio Antonini. Since 1988 he teaches in different music schools – theory and solfeggio, classic and modern harmony, classic and modern guitar, ensembles. He also prepares students to gain admission to the pre-academic of academic courses of the Conservatoires. Since 2005 he teaches in Saint Louis College of Music of Roma.


He is the author of didactic methods: Guitar (multi-stylistic), Basic Solfeggio, Ear Training 1 & 2.
In 2006 he collaborates with the Orchestra da Camera Le Metamorfosi Musicali, directed by M° Piero Caraba. In 2007 he founds the trio “BaRiBa”, modern-classical ensemble formed by violin, guitar and double bass which performs tunes of the classical-operistic repertoire by Piazzolla, not excluding re-harminizations of Latin and American’s standards.
In 2007 he collaborate with the song-writer Evandro Gabrieli (live and studio) and during the same year he participates in the presentation at La Casa del jazz of Rome of the CD “La Quinta Stagione” by Roberto Giglio playing with Stefano Mastruzzi, Alessandro Gwis, Francesco Puglisi and Amedeo Ariano. In 2009 he plays in The Seasons Quartet Group, a jazz/funky/rock original project with Carlo Tondinelli, Fabrizio Nesta and Maurizio Antonini.


Since 2011 he plays in the Greenwall, in a project which faces the classic “The Dark Side of the Moon” in a brand-new edition, with new arrangements and choreographies. He also takes part in the realization of their last discographic work, released in 2013, and takes part with them in the contest Musiche Festival 2013 in Casa del Jazz of Rome.


In 2013 he plays in the musical “Priscilla”, in Teatro Brancaccio of Rome (a M.A.S. Music Arts & Show production) written by Stephan Elliot and Allan Scott with choreographies by Ross Coleman and Andrew Hallsworth, directed by Simon Phillips. In 2013 he records the guitars in the music composed by Roberto Giglio for “Romeo and Juliet“ in the theatre version of the Globe Theatre of Rome, directed by Gigi Proietti.